Its postseason baseball time in the Panhandle! As the WESTCO Zephyrs (13-31) enter the Class A Area 7 District Tournament in Lexington with the 5th seed and play Lexington Pinnacle Bank in round one for a chance at the number 1 seeded Hastings Five Points. Lexington visited Cleveland Field earlier this season and went to extra innings with the Z's after a 5 run bottom of the 7th for WESTCO. In extra's the Pinnacle Bank's shook off the bad half inning that tied the game and scored two go-ahead runs in the top of the 8th. WESTCO has struggled in the field this season committing errors at crucial times and the match-up with Lexington was no different. The Hometown Family Radio Sports Network talked with manager Jeremiah Luber about the season and what he expects in districts.
LISTEN TO THE GAME @ 7:00 ON 106.9 WILD COUNTRY OR KHYYFM.COM TOMORROW.
While the Gering Platte Valley Companies (18-13) enter the Class B Area 7 District Tournament in Lexington with the 2nd seed and play Ogallala Adams Bank & Trust (15-13) in round number one for a chance at the most impressive team in the panhandle thus far this season the Alliance First National Spartans. Gering has had Ogallala's number so far this season going 2-0 against them on the road and at home. In the last match-up the PVC's walked it off with just 9 players on the roster due to Junior Districts in Alliance. The Hometown Family Radio Sports Network caught up with Gering Assistant Coach Danny O'Boyle about the ensuing match-up with Ogallala and the roller coaster ride that has been this season. LISTEN TO THE GAME @ 5:30 ON SUNNY 99.3 OR KETTFM.COM TOMORROW.
Former WNCC Cougar and Bellevue University outfielder Joe Moran signed a professional contract in the American Association with the Lincoln Saltdogs.
- Volleyball Middle School Skills camp, July 16-19 – WNCC will hold a middle school individual skills camp in the morning from 8 a.m. – noon for middle school grades 6th through 8th grades. The camp will run for four days and costs $75 per camper.
- Volleyball High School Skills camp, July 16-19 – WNCC will hold a high school individual skills camp in the morning from 8 a.m. – noon for middle school grades 9th through 12th grades. The camp will run for four days and costs $75 per camper.
- Volleyball Setter, Hitter, Libero camp, July 23-24 – WNCC will hold a 2-day, 6-hour camp for setters, hitters, and liberos July 23-24. This camp will be an intense camp with a lot of reps and one-on-one instructions. The camp is for players in 7th through 12th grades and costs $100 per camper.
- WNCC Soccer camp, July 23-27 – WNCC will hold two soccer camps the week of July 23-27 for ages 8 and up. The morning session, from 9 a.m. – noon will be for recreational soccer players to learn the game of soccer. Also during the morning from 9-11 a.m., there will be an 8-under camp. The evening camp is for advanced/competitive players and will run from 5-8 p.m. The cost for the camp is $90 per person, while the 8-under cost is $75. If a camper goes both session, the cost is just $160.
On a night where the Gering Platte Valley Companies had the bare minimum number of players to be eligible they are able to pull out the 7-6 victory over the Ogallala Adams Bank & Trust on Tuesday evening at Oregon Trail Park. The PVC's popped off early with four runs in the first inning controlling the game through four innings leading 6-1, but a four run top of the fifth ended Gering's starting pitcher Austin Abbott's night after five. Chris Palomo pitched an inning and two thirds of relief, and then Brayden Tarr came in to close out the contest allowing one run on one hit over and inning and a third. Tarr was credited with the victory for Gering as they improved to 18-11 overall on the season.
Today: DH @ Buckley Bombers
Sunday: @ Bridgeport Bombers
Gering B&C Steel
It was all hands on deck for the Gering B&C Steel Jr. squad to take on the back to back B-7 district champions the Alliance First Nationals Spartans Jr.
- Game One
- Gering B&C Steel 6
- Alliance 5
- Game Two
- Alliance 11
- Gering B&C Steel 7