Sacred Heart sweeps Panthers

SALINA — Sacred Heart used a three-run sixth inning to pull out a 7-4 victory over Concordia in the second game of a softball doubleheader Monday at Bill Burke Park.
The game was tied at 4-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth.
Three runs on five walks and two errors gave Sacred Heart the 7-4 advantage.
Concordia had two aboard with one out in the top of the seventh inning, but Kaylee Erickson struck out consecutive batters to end the game.
Sacred Heart won the first game of the twinbill, 6-0.
The Knights took a 1-0 lead in the first inning in game two when Tracie Thibault walked and scored.
Concordia,  now 1-3, put up two runs in the top of the second inning.
Allissa Kearn led off with a double and scored the first run.
Autumn Zimmerman reached base on an error and scored.
Sacred Heart reclaimed the lead at 3-2 with two runs in the third inning.
Two runs in the top of the fifth inning gave the Panthers the lead back at 4-3.
Nikki Blankenbeckley tripled with Tristen Leiszler and Chelsea Martin aboard for the Panthers.
Sacred Heart tied the game at 4-4 with a run in the bottom of the fifth.
The Knights then scored three runs in the sixth to go on top to stay.
Martin took the loss for the shorthanded Panthers. She gave up seven runs on four hits, struck out two and walked eight.
Concordia was missing four starters because of other school obligations.
Erickson got the win for Sacred Heart.
Blankenbeckley had two hits for Concordia.
Hillary Williams shut out the Panthers on one hit in the first game. She struck out 11 and walked one in seven innings.
Blankenbeckley beat out an infield single in the seventh inning for Concordia’s only hit.
Sacred Heart grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
The Knights made it 3-0 with two runs in the third.
Three runs in the fourth inning put Sacred Heart up 6-0.
Kearn pitched six innings and allowed six runs on five hits in taking the loss. She struck out six and walked one.
Concordia will play a North Central Kansas League doubleheader at Chapman on Friday.

SPORTS

Knights of Columbus beat Chevrolet/Buick

The Knights of Columbus posted a 7-4 win  over Concordia Chevrolet/Buick in Peewee Baseball play Tuesday night at the Concordia Sports Complex. Scoring two runs in the first inning, the Knights of Columbus never trailed in the game. The Knights of Columbus tacked on one... [More]

Acree captures state medal

ULYSSES — Making a third straight appearance in the Class 4A state golf tournament, Concordia High School junior Brennen Acree collected his first state medal. Acree shot an 80 to finish in a six-way tie for 20th place in the state tournament Monday at Brentwood Golf Club.... [More]

More Sports

NEWS

For the record 5-27-16

Police Dept. Report Arrest—At 2:05 p.m., May 26, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1300 block of Lincoln which led to the arrest of Dale Baumbach, 62, Concordia, for no seat belt and interference with a law enforcement officer. He was cited and released.  ... [More]

For the record 5-26-16

Police Dept. Report Accident—Officers investigated an accident at 11:55 p.m., May 25, which had occurred in the 1400 block of Country Club Drive involving a vehicle driven by Logan Higbee, Concordia, and property owned by Kelsey Abitz, also of Concordia. Sheriff's Dept.... [More]

CCCC approves MOU with USD 333

The Cloud County Community College Board of Trustees reconvened Tuesday night at 7 p.m. for their monthly meeting, after spending a great deal of their afternoon discussing the 2016-2017 budget for the college.  After several back-and-forth discussions and meetings, the... [More]

More News

OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

 “The Walk” . . .  Not so long ago, every country music star probably had “Time Changes Everything” stashed somewhere in his repertoire. It came to mind recently when I attended the high school graduation of my granddaughter in Olathe.  When... [More]

Letter to the Editor 5-27-16

Dear Editor,  Last week, Gov. Sam Brownback announced his solution to the state’s budget problem, which includes significant cuts in KanCare, the state’s Medicaid program. There has been a flurry of inaccurate or incomplete information, and we need to set the... [More]

More Opinions

Buy Photos