Today's Sports

  • Lady Bulldogs win at Sunbright,...

    Jacey Gouge and Maelee Hamby picked up four hits each Thursday evening in helping the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs to a 13-2 victory at Sunbright.

    Wartburg never trailed Thursday and took control by jumping out to a 5-0 lead after two innings of play.

    The Lady Bulldogs scored two runs with two outs in the top of the first inning as Allie Aytes and Lydia Smith crossed the plate. Smith had the big hit of the inning with a double.

  • Lady Jackets enter April unbeaten

    The Coalfield High School softball team marched through March with an undefeated record as Friday evening the Lady Jackets knocked off Midway at Lions Club Park, 13-1.

    Coalfield’s Anna Smith did toss a no-hitter past the Lady Waves, but Midway manufactured a run in the fourth inning following a leadoff walk.

    The run really didn’t matter as Coalfield had the game well in hand by that point.

    The Lady Jackets scored nine runs in the first two innings of play and finished off the Lady Waves with a four-run fourth inning.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rockwood tops Lady Eagles, 13-1
  • 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.

  • Tigers drop doubleheader
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.