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15
Jul
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Crumbliss reps Sandy Creek at 62nd Shrine Bowl

Crumbliss reps Sandy Creek at 62nd Shrine Bowl
Crumbliss reps Sandy Creek at 62nd Shrine Bowl

Sandy Creek senior Connor Crumbliss (7) represented Sandy Creek High School in the 62nd Annual Shrine Bowl in Kearney this past Saturday. Above: Crumbliss sheds a block attempt by St. Paul’s Jackson Seward, while at the left, Crumbliss looks to seal off a North team defender during a kick return. Crumbliss and his South teammates erased an early 6-0 deficit in the first quarter to rally for a commanding 30-6 win in the annual clash. He was the first Cougar to play in the game since 1996. 

 

 

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15
Jul
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6-Man shootout is July 23 in Harrison

6-Man shootout is July 23 in Harrison

Harms

6-Man shootout is July 23 in Harrison

Reazola

6-Man shootout is July 23 in Harrison

Okraska

Three Harvard football players that helped guide the Cardinals to the 2019 Class D-3 state football championship will have one final chance to represent Cardinal Nation in the annual 6-Man All-Star game between Nebraska and Wyoming 6-man standouts.

The game, which was to be played in early June this year, has not only had a few date changes but now has a location change, as the game, which was originally set to be played at Chadron State College, will now be played at Sioux County High School in Harrison on Thursday, July 23. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. Mountain Time, 6 p.m. Central.

Representing the Cardinals will be Noah Okraska, the 6-Man defensive player of the year, along with running back David Reazola and receiver Ryan Harms.

 

 

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Wed
08
Jul
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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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Wed
08
Jul
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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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Wed
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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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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24
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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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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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