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Today's Sports

  • Hot start leads Coalfield past...

    The Coalfield Yellow Jackets ran their season record to 2-0 Monday evening with a 17-6 victory over visiting Oakdale.
    Andy Lowe’s squad picked up eight hits on the day, but took advantage of 12 walks and six Oakdale errors in the five-inning contest.

    Coalfield got rolling with six runs in the bottom of the first inning.

    Jeffrey Speer and Wyatt Withrow had hits for Coalfield in the frame, but five other Jackets reached safely on walks, errors or being hit by a pitch.

  • Lady Jackets open season with 12...

    The Coalfield softball team opened the 2019 regular season a week later than most teams, but the wait was worth it as the Lady Jackets traveled to Wartburg Monday evening and defeated the Lady Bulldogs, 12-4.

    Coalfield never trailed Monday, but did have to dodge a bullet in the top of the first inning. Wartburg loaded the bases with one out, but Lady Jacket pitcher Anna Smith used a strikeout and ground out to get out of the jam with no damage done.

    Smith picked up the win Monday, tossing a complete-game 3-hitter with six walks and 12 strikeouts.

  • Bulldogs take down Oakdale, 16-4

    Caleb Constant had a strong day on the mound and at the plate in leading the Wartburg Bulldogs to a 16-4 victory over Oakdale last Tuesday at Terry Coker Field.

    Constant picked up the win on the hill after allowing 3 hits, 1 walk and 1 earned run while recording 5 strikeouts in 4 innings of work.

    At the plate, Constant went 3-for-4 with a triple, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored.

    Despite the eventual 12-run win, Wartburg trailed early.

  • Jones fans 15 Indians in opener

    Ashton Jones pitched six strong innings last Tuesday in leading the Coalfield Yellow Jackets to an 11-7 season-opening victory at Oneida.

    Jones allowed only 1 run and 2 hits while striking out 15 in picking up the win. The Indians did score six runs in the final inning after Jones left the game.

    Coalfield gave Jones the lead with two runs in the top of the second inning.

    Seth Lowe and Jericho Lowe opened the inning with hits and would score on back-to-back singles from Jones and Luke Adkisson.

  • Lady Bulldogs edge Campbell...

    BDespite Lady Cougar pitcher Brenna Rutherford’s 13 strikeouts in six innings, the Campbell County High School softball team lost to Wartburg, 2-1, Saturday in Oneida.

    The coach’s daughter provided the difference-maker for the Lady Bulldogs.

    Wartburg shortstop Jacey Gouge smacked an RBI single that went over the head of Lady Cougar first baseman Jadie Welch and into shallow right field in the bottom of the fifth. Gouge was out at second base, but the damage was done, with the Lady Bulldogs taking the 2-1 lead.

  • Offense leads Sunbright past...

    The Sunbright Lady Tigers picked up their straight run-rule victory of the season last Tuesday with a 16-5 victory over visiting Scott.

    Sunbright scored in all five of its at bats before ending the game early in the bottom of the fifth inning.

    The Lady Highlanders did score two runs in the top of the first inning, but the Lady Tigers used extra base hits from Callie Jo Smith, Hannah Shannon and Whitney Smith to tie the game at 2-2.

  • Pitching, defense lead Lady...

    It was district softball at its finest on Tuesday evening as the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats traveled to Wartburg to take on the Lady Bulldogs.

    Defense and pitching dominated for five innings before Wartburg broke the scoring drought and put two runs up in the bottom of the fifth, which was enough to defeat the Lady Cats by a final score of 2-1.

    Desirae Davis was strong on the hill for Oliver Springs with five strikeouts, but Maddie Cox was equally as strong for the Lady Bulldogs by sitting down four Lady Cats and holding the ladies in purple to one run.

  • Rockwood tops Lady Eagles, 13-1
  • Tigers drop doubleheader
  • Coalfield hosts pancake breakfast

    The Coalfield boy’s basketball team hosted a pancake breakfast Saturday and the community turned to support the Yellow Jackets.

    “We’re doing this to raise some money so the kids can go to the state tournament on Thursday,” Coalfield head coach Daniel Byrd said. “We had a good turnout. A lot of people came out early and got some good food. Hopefully, we can make this a tradition.”

    Several Jacket players helped with the event and Byrd says flipping flapjacks as a team has benefits.