Sports

Thu
11
Sep
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Tigers start season with three game home sweep

BY JEFF WURTZ
 
WASHINGTON – The Washington County Lady Tiger volleyball team hosted a quad on Sept. 2 with matches against Linn, Onaga and Hanover. They went 3-0 on the day. In the first match for Washington County, they faced off against Linn getting the win over the Lady Bulldogs 23-25, 25-16, and 25-20. Erin Alexander led the squad with 23 kills. Cammie Miller served 13 points including one ace.
 
Wed
03
Sep
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The Hunt for Blue October

By Jeff Wurtz.
 
As the calendar turns to September, the temperatures are dropping and the sun sinking earlier and earlier every evening it signals one thing for me. It’s time for fall sports. An excellent fi rst weekend of college football is in the books, the kickoff to the NFL season comes on Thursday and the prep ranks start on Friday. But this year I’m struggling to fit in to football season like I always do. There is something keeping me stuck in summer mode.

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Wed
03
Sep
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Good enough for the ‘New Year’s Six’?

Hearing the term “Playoff caliber team” is a very foreign one to college athletics but in 2014 you may grow accustom to it. In late 2013, a system was arranged for college football to form a four-team playoff to determine a true national champion and completely dismantle the Bowl Championship Series.

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Wed
27
Aug
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Young Guns win Palmer co-ed championship

The Young Guns were crowned champs of the Palmer Co-ed Softball League on Aug. 17, after defeating Ohldes But Goodies 14-7.

The undefeated Ohldes but Goodies team faced off against the one loss Young Guns team in the championship game of the Palmer Co-ed Softball League on Aug. 17. Ohldes started the top of the fi rst inning by scoring three runs, but the Young Guns matched them. The score stayed tied 3-3 after the second inning but the Young Guns pulled one ahead after the third.

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Wed
27
Aug
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Local 4Hers compete in all-breeds dairy show

A River Valley District team of 4Hers, made up mostly of Happy Workers 4H members, competed in the Kansas All Breeds Dairy Show in Salina.

Several counties throughout Kansas were represented on Aug. 14-16 at the Kansas All Breeds Junior Dairy Show in Salina. From the counties within the River Valley Extension District (Cloud, Clay, Washington and Republic), 15 4-Her’s enrolled in the dairy project participated in the different competitions. Dairy cattle arrived at the Saline County Livestock Exhibit Buildings Thursday evening, Aug. 14. Friday, participants judged animals in a livestock judging competition in the morning, competed in a quiz bowl early afternoon and later that afternoon tested their knowledge in a Dairy Skill-A-Thon.

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Wed
27
Aug
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New fall so ball league to begin in Barnes

For many years the ball diamond in Barnes was known for great softball, but as with many small towns, popular leisure activities disappeared into history. Many locals remembered that history, however, and now a new co-ed slow pitch softball league will bring new life to the old ball diamond.

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Wed
20
Aug
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STILL FUN!

Lisa Kern, Washington, smiles on her way down a pile of mud, though she continued her descent right into the pool of muck water during Saturday’s Scattered and Battered extreme obstacle race near Palmer.

BY TOM PARKER.
 
Somewhere a half mile or so from the summit of Mt. Sinai two runners approached a man who was shuffling along and asked him how far they were from the finish line. “Not too far,” the man said, pointing to a wooded area bordering a field of shattercane. “It’s just past those trees.”

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Wed
13
Aug
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Former resident competing at high level in acrobatic gymnastics

Rylie Hemming is lifted by partner Sydney Meyer in a recent competition.

Rylie Hemming, 11, granddaughter of Willard and Cheryl Zenger and sister of Cody Allen, Haddam, and 15-year old Sydney Meyer, Belle Chasse, La., recently competed in the 2014 National Gymnastics Championship for Acrobatic Gymnastics. The event was in Louisville, Ky. The pair competed against 14 other pairs from around the country and earned a silver medal.
 
Wed
06
Aug
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K18 baseball team places third at state

Washington County K18 baseball team members are, front row, from left, Jon Harding, Austin Parrack, Brayden Hubbard, Jacob Latta, Jae Eaton, Kevin Diederich; back, coach Randy Hubbard, Eric Miller, Noah Schwartz, Dawson Miller, Cole Schwartz, Hunter Kier, coach Ed Miller.
 
Wed
06
Aug
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Fall by one in second round

Hunter Kier catches the ball at first for an out for the team.

The Washington County K18 baseball team had their best state tournament outing since 1960, taking third place in the tournament which was the last weekend of July. They started the tourney with a first round win over two-time defending state champion Victoria, 12-8.
 

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