A classic barn burner during the opening week of the 2016 high school football season would see Class C-2, fourth ranked Sutton use a healthy dose of hardnosed running and a stealthy defensive effort to hold off ninth ranked Doniphan-Trumbull 40-34 in Doniphan. In the early going, it looked as if the Cardinals might take full control of the Mustangs, outscoring Sutton 14-6 in the first quarter. Nearly four minutes into the game, the Cardinals hit paydirt with a 20-yard pass play to post an early 7-0 lead on Sutton.
Adilynn Friesen wears a big smile, while with her horse, Miss Exquisite Emily, after they were named the Palomino Bred World Reserve Champion in PB Youth Showmanship at the Palomino World Show held in Tunica, MS, July 13-16.
As with any season, replacing key players is always a tough battle for any football team. In 2016, Sutton faces the challenge of replacing three All-District players in Tristan Sheridan, Garrett Stone and Garrett Clark. In addition, Sheridan, Stone and Clark were also All Clay County selections a year ago, joining two other seniors from the 9-2 squad of 2015, in Armando Ochsner and Ignacio Rivera.
With the loss of three strong seniors from a 22-8 season in 2015, the Sandy Creek volleyball team returns to the court with high expectations and a strong roster of returning experience for head coach Levi Gorsuch and his staff. Lost from that 22-8 squad is Tiffany Schweer, along with Sadie and Hope Svoboda, all of which were All Clay County first or second team selections in 2015.
Located just west of Deweese, tucked away behind rows of trees and parallel to the Little Blue, hoots and hollars could be heard throughout the two-hour demo derby. Deweese’s 39th annual demo derby took off without a hitch, filling up the stands and any open area surrounding the pit.
The King of the Hill Late Model Shoot out began at Junction Motor Speedway Friday night with Terry Phillips claiming victory in round one. The Lucas Oil MLRA and MARS late model series teamed up to bring the two-day late model show to Junction Motor Speedway, and the defending MLRA series champion made it to victory lane in convincing fashion.
Tournament organizers of the Travis Carpenter Memorial Softball tournament are seeking teams that might be interested in playing a fall coed league this September and October. If enough interest, games in the 4-6 week league would be played on Wednesday nights, beginning on Sept. 7 and running at least four weeks, with the possibility of having six weeks played and also having a league tournament in the end.
Jadyn Friesen, driver of the 2F, sponsored by Friesen Ford of Aurora, finished in first place during the Junior Sprint division at KAM Raceway in Hastings, while Dawson Nunnenkamp, driver of the 14T, sponsored by Friesen Chevrolet of Sutton, also dominated the M&K 600cc Wingless Sprints division, also on Friday, Aug. 5. Nunnenkamp moved up to the Wingless division and is the youngest driver of the division, and has already claimed three wins this season.
A weekend of comfortable temperatures and great fun was had this past weekend in Sutton as nine teams invaded Sutton’s DLD Park in remembrance of the late Travis Carpenter, as the 14th Annual Travis Carpenter Memorial Co-ed Softball Tournament was held. Of the nine teams, four played in the A-Division after one team dropped out of the tournament unexpectedly, while five more teams participated in the B-Division of the tournament. Funds are raised for local scholarships, as well as helping to benefit local youth activities and local organization through the generous gifts and donations, as well as entry fees into the tournament.