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Today's Sports

  • Bulldogs swept at Rockwood

    By Richard Evans
    MORGAN COUNTY NEWS

    The Rockwood Tigers are in sole possession of first place in the district after sweeping a doubleheader from Wartburg Wednesday evening. Coming into the day, the two teams were tied for first place.

    In game one, the Tigers broke out in the first inning when Austin Orr reached on a one-out error. Nate Brackett singled to move Orr to second. Gavin Evans then singled to score Orr and move Brackett to third. Dylan Williams then singled to left to score Brackett and give Rockwood a 2-0 lead.

  • WCHS to host volleyball clinics

    Wartburg’s Central High School (WCHS) will be the site of two volleyball camps in early May.
    On Friday, May 3, WCHS will host a middle school clinic for current sixth and seventh grade students from 5 -7 p.m. The cost of the clinic is $20 and a T-shirt is included.
    On Saturday, May 4 WCHS will host a high school clinic for current 8th-12th grade students from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The cost of the camp is $30 and a T-shirt is included.
    The camps are open to any Morgan County student.

  • Jackets’ bats catch fire in win...

    By JASON PERRY
    MORGAN COUNTY NEWS

    Streaks are made to be broken.

    That was what happened Thursday evening in Coalfield when the Coalfield Yellow Jackets snapped a seven-game losing streak while bringing rival Oliver Springs’ seven-game win streak to an end with the final being 8-5.

    The game was the back end of a two-game series between the teams that saw the Bobcats emerge victorious the night before thanks to a walk off double from Nick Comeaux in the bottom of the seventh for a 5-4 win.

  • Rockwood pushes past Coalfield,...

    By JASON PERRY
    MORGAN COUNTY NEWS

    In what could possibly be a preview of the postseason, the Rockwood Tigers held off the Coalfield Yellow Jackets bats long enough to get their offense going and didn’t look back winning, 5-2, Tuesday night in a District 3A match-up at Brillo Miller Park.

    “We’re always looking toward the tournament,” Coalfield Coach Andy Lowe said. “We try to keep the team focused and you’re going to have some ups and downs during the season.

  • Wartburg takes two from Sunbright

    The Wartburg Bulldogs’ baseball team rolled to a pair of impressive victories over Sunbright last week.

    On Monday, the Bulldogs hosted the Tigers and picked up a 12-0 victory in five innings.

    On Tuesday, Wartburg scored 20 runs in the first inning and won 20-0.

    Monday’s Game

    The Bulldogs scored in each of their four at-bats on the way to a 12-0 victory.

    Wartburg scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning with Colby Justes, Caleb McCarty and Caleb Constant crossing the plate.

  • Long ball leads Lady Bulldogs...

    By AUSTIN SWINT
    MORGAN COUNTY NEWS

    Wartburg’s Lady Dogs came into Thursday’s game with a 10-5 record and faced the Lady Green Waves of Midway, who earlier in the season beat the Lady Dogs at Midway. The Lady Waves would not repeat the feat as Wartburg rolled to an 11-1 win.

    Wartburg’s Alexis Harrison set the tone early when she hit a home run out of the park in the first inning. The homer would be the theme for Thursday’s game.

  • Sunbright wins on Shannon’s walk...

    Hannah Shannon hit a mammoth two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday night to lead the Sunbright Lady Tigers to an 11-9 victory over Rockwood.

    “When Ashlin (Trent) got up to bat and got on base, I knew that was my chance to attack,” Shannon said after the game. “I was really just going for a base hit, a base hit moves the runner, but I got up there and I seen that ball and I knew as soon as I hit it that it was gone.”

  • Lucky 7 for Lady Jackets

    The Coalfield Lady Yellow Jackets made it seven-for-seven to start the season last Tuesday as they traveled to Roane County and defeated the Midway Lady Green Waves 11-0 in five innings.

    Although the game ended early due to the run-rule, Coalfield struggled for nearly half the contest before its bats came alive.

    The Lady Jackets failed to score in the first two innings and the first two outs were recorded in the third inning before

  • Lady Bulldogs down OS, 9-4

    The Wartburg Lady Bulldogs ran their District 3A record to 4-4 last Thursday following a 9-4 victory at Oliver Springs.

    The Lady Bulldogs scored the first four runs of the contest in the first two innings and then sealed the victory with five runs in the final two innings of play.

    Wartburg’s Lydia Smith drove in Alexis Harrison and Allie Aytes for the Lady Bulldogs’ first two runs with a double in the top of the first inning.

  • Coalfield wins at Oneida, 13-3

    The Coalfield Lady Yellow Jackets ran their season and District 3A record to 5-0 Thursday evening with an impressive 13-3 win at Oneida.

    Coalfield’s offense was clicking as the Lady Jackets picked up 14 hits on the day and scored runs in all five innings played.

    Mikayla Heidel (2-3, 2 runs), Anna Smith (2-3, 2 RBIs), Lindsey Maston (2-3, 1 RBI, 2 runs), Destiny Morrison (3-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, 3 runs) and Leeah Henry (2-4, 1 RBI, 1 run) combined for 11 of Coalfield’s hits while Smith (CG, 6 hits, 3 BBs, 5 Ks) picked up the win in the circle.