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08
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Sutton coach-pitch squad wraps up season last week

Sutton coach-pitch squad wraps up season last week

COURTESY PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

This Sutton coach-pitch baseball team wrapped up their 2020 season at DLD Park last week. Team members include, in front, from the left: AJ Smith, Noah Kimmenau, David Mohnike, Hank Ehly, Conner Aspergen, Broxton Ely, Koen Jones, Brooks Ebert, and Arthur Bautista.

 

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08
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BDS wins 11-10 nailbiter over Fairfield Juniors July 2

BDS wins 11-10 nailbiter over Fairfield Juniors July 2

Fairfield pitcher Wynn Wilmot (11) makes a quick toss to first baseman Tyson Kotinek during the Fairfield Juniors’ tough 11-10 loss to BDS this past Friday night. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Friday night’s home bout for the Fairfield Juniors with BDS proved to be a back and forth fracas as the two teams wouldn’t let the other get too far in front.

Fairfield outscored BDS 4-3 in the opening inning, then added a 2-0 run in the second to take a 6-3 lead into the third, where BDS started to chip away at the Fairfield lead.

BDS scored one run in each of the third, fourth, and fifth innings to even up the score at six.

 

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01
Jul
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Sutton Juniors win 2 against Overton, split with Wood River to improve to 8-1

Sutton Juniors win 2 against Overton, split with Wood River to improve to 8-1
Sutton Juniors win 2 against Overton, split with Wood River to improve to 8-1
Sutton Juniors win 2 against Overton, split with Wood River to improve to 8-1
Sutton Juniors win 2 against Overton, split with Wood River to improve to 8-1
Sutton Juniors win 2 against Overton, split with Wood River to improve to 8-1
Sutton Juniors win 2 against Overton, split with Wood River to improve to 8-1
Sutton Juniors win 2 against Overton, split with Wood River to improve to 8-1

Sutton coach Brian Bonnell talks to his team last week during action in their first road game at Fairfield. Bonnell and his Post 61 squad by the end of last week had run their record to 8-1 after the second week of the legion baseball season.ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Week three of the 2020 junior legion baseball season continued with four home games. Taking care of business during the Sutton Juniors’ first road game of the season, Sutton claimed a doubleheader win over Overton, 10-5 and 15-7, before splitting with Wood River this past Friday night, claiming a 9-1 first game win, before falling 15-7 to Wood River in the nightcap.

Wednesday night’s opener with Overton would see the visiting Bandits open with an early 4-0 lead after one inning, before Sutton battled back, gaining two runs in the third and capping the come-from-behind win with eight runs in the fifth frame.

Dawson Ohrt led the hit parade for Sutton with a pair of singles and two runs driven in, while Isaac Stark, Jesse Herndon, Paxton Olson, Greyson Stengel and Tyson Cloet all singled in the win.

 

 

Wed
01
Jul
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Crumbliss to play in 62nd annual Shrine Bowl

Crumbliss to play in 62nd annual Shrine Bowl

Sandy Creek senior Connor Crumbliss will represent the Cougars in the 2020 Nebraska Shrine Bowl on Saturday, July 11, in Kearney. Crumbliss is the first Cougar to be invited to the game since Simon Van Voening played in 1996.FILE PHOTO BY TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Crumbliss to play in 62nd annual Shrine Bowl

Sandy Creek senior Connor Crumbliss has been invited to be a part of the 62nd Annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl, where the Cougar standout will play for the South squad in the event, slated to begin at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 11, at the University of Kearney campus at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium Foster Field.

Crumbliss is the first Sandy Creek player to be invited to play in the game since 1996, when Simon Van Voening played.

A year before Van Voening played, Brian Shaw, a 1995 graduate of Sandy Creek, played in the contest.

 

 

 

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01
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Sutton Juniors take two in Fairfield

Sutton Juniors take two in Fairfield

Fairfield pitcher Blake Bonifas tries to put a tag on Sutton’s Greyson Stengel (37) in action on June 23, in Fairfield. Sutton walked away with a pair of wins on Fairfield’s home diamond.ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton Juniors take two in Fairfield

Sutton third baseman Jesse Herndon just misses a tag on Fairfield’s Karson Sherman on this play during Sutton’s first game, 13-5 win over Fairfield on Tuesday, June 23.ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton Juniors take two in Fairfield
Sutton Juniors take two in Fairfield
Sutton Juniors take two in Fairfield

For the second straight week, the Sutton Post 61 Junior Legion baseball team earned a pair of wins over Fairfield’s Post 256 Juniors, this time in Fairfield.

Sutton upended Fairfield 12-2 and 16-8 on June 18 in Sutton, and five days later, the Post 61 crew took wins of 13-5 and 9-4 while playing on the home field of Post 256 in Fairfield.

Game one of the doubleheader would see Sutton jump out to an early 9-0 lead after two and a half innings of play, before Fairfield posted two runs in the bottom of the third to set the game at a 9-2 Sutton advantage.

 

 

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Wed
24
Jun
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Fairfield Seniors fall in opener at Wilber Friday night

Fairfield Seniors fall in opener at Wilber Friday night

A tough season-opening bout at Wilber left the Fairfield Seniors short of a win, as the host Wilber Seniors gained an 8-0 win in action Friday, June 19, with Fairfield falling to 0-1 with the loss.

Rodney McDonald picked up the lone hit of the night for Fairfield, as Wilber outhit the guys in blue and gray 6-1.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
24
Jun
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Sutton Juniors trip up Fairfield in Clay County doubleheader

Sutton Juniors trip up Fairfield in Clay County doubleheader
Sutton Juniors trip up Fairfield in Clay County doubleheader
Sutton Juniors trip up Fairfield in Clay County doubleheader

Fairfield pitcher Rowen Jarosik hurls this pitch toward Sutton hitter Tyson Cloet during their June 18 clash at DLD Park in Sutton. The two teams were to meet again this past Tuesday night in Fairfield. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton Juniors trip up Fairfield in Clay County doubleheader

Baseball season is back, despite being shortened due to COVID-19. Two Clay County teams battled it out on the diamond, as the Sutton Post 61 Juniors hosted the Fairfield Post 256 Juniors at Sutton’s DLD Park Thursday, June 18.

Sutton would claim the doubleheader over Fairfield, earning a 12-2 first game win, while ending the night in game two with a 16-8 win to start the season at 2-0, while Fairfield fell to 0-2.

Game one would see Sutton outhit Fairfield 9-1 and gain eight runs batted in to gain the 10-run win.

The game was a tight battle through four innings, as Sutton outscored Fairfield 4-1 through four innings, and then took a 6-1 lead after the fifth frame before a 6-1 scoring spree in the sixth inning sealed the 12-2 win.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
24
Jun
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Ballfields buzzing with action

Ballfields buzzing with action

Garrett Bonnell swings for one of his three hits in game one of a double header on June 18 against Fairfield. In all, Bonnell had six hits in the two games, both won by Sutton. Fairfield catcher Brayton Jarosik looks on, while umpire Reed Stone watches as Bonnell connects on the single. TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
10
Jun
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SC girls claim 97 and 98 state track titles

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In this shot from the 1998 state track meet, the CCN wrote: Pam Shaw of Sandy Creek is a stride ahead of Gibbon’s Krystal Shiers (left) and Malcolm’s Allison Lynch over the last hurdle in the finals of the 100M hurdles at Omaha Burke. Shaw won in 15.55 seconds, while Lynch and Shiers were both clocked in 15.92 seconds. Lynch was awarded second. CCN 1998 FILE PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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In this shot from the 1997 state track meet, the CCN wrote: IN THE SPOTLIGHT last weekend at state track were the Shaw sisters, Amber (left) and Pam. The duo brought home seven medals from the 99th (1997) state track meet. CCN 1997 FILE PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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In this shot from the 1997 state track meet, the CCN wrote: ALL CLASS GOLD!!! Pam Shaw of Sandy Creek breaks for a moment between award ceremonies Saturday after receiving her medals for the 100M hurdles. Shaw took All-Class honors in both the 100M and 300M hurdles and also won the 100M dash to help lead Sandy Creek to the team title. CCN 1997 FILE PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

EDITORS NOTE: This is the next in a series of state championship stories from the past amongst Clay County schools featured in the Clay County News files. In the next few weeks we will feature the Sutton boys 2010 and 2012 Class C state golf championships.

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10
Jun
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Fairfield juniors, seniors set to open baseball season June 18, 19

The shortened 2020 legion baseball season for the Fairfield Juniors and Seniors is underway, with the juniors set to open their season June 18 on the diamond at Sutton’s DLD Park, while the Fairfield seniors look to travel to Wilber for their season opener June 19.

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