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Wednesday, May 30 2012, Volume 2>>Issue 39>> An Independent newspaper serving Springville, Iowa

ORIOLE PRIDE “It ain't like football. You can't make up no trick plays” ~ Yogi Berra

An Independent Newspaper Serving the Athletes of the Springville Schools and Area Community

SOFTBALL STILL LOOKING FOR A WIN Tri-Rivers Conference play opens up this evening at Alburnett—not the easiest venue to look for a “W” in. The Lady O’s have yet to find a win this spring as the season kicks in to gear. Coach Zaruba nailed it though when he mentioned he felt the girls were playing one of the most difficult preseason schedules in team history and one can’t argue. Springville has played the likes of Mt. Vernon, Jesup, Denver, Lisbon and Calamus-Wheatland. If we had an RPI it would be up there with the best of them, and you have to think this competition is going to pay off in the long run. After a weekend of games against Solon and Jefferson, the Lady O’s will host Central City on Wednesday. First pitch at Binley Field is slated for 5:30.

Pictured above right, a bright spot in an Alburnett loss last week was Senior Jamie Donaldson’s triple. Pictured to the far right, Sarah Matus behind the plate and to the left, Short Stop Kerrigan Riley on a force out at second.

BASEBALL TAKES 2 FROM CEDAR VALLEY The boys took some BP on Tuesday at the expense of the visiting Cedar Valley Christian team, trouncing them 20-4 and 10-0. In game one, Jake and Trevor Hulett each led the O’s with 3 hits a piece, giving Pitcher Kolton Markley his first win of the year. In the night cap, Cody Blake had two hits and senior Zach Scriver picked up his first win on the mound. The boys head to a Lisbon tournament on Saturday and will return home on Thursday, June 7 when Monticello hits town. Pictured to the left, Kolton Markley on the hill and to the Right, Senior Zach Scriver at 2nd base.

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FACE IN THE CROWD: This week’s Face In The Crowd is Springville Elementary student Morgan Nachazel.

She took

time out from cheering on the O’s during a Middle School softball game to tell me the following: If you won a Million Dollars, what is the first thing you’d buy? An Oriole Bird What is the best thing about summer vacation? Swimming at the Anamosa Pool Who is your favorite singer? Selena Gomez Where are you going to college? UNI What is better? Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla! Thanks Morgan. You just never know—at the next Springville event you could be more than a Face In The Crowd!

CRAZY MASCOT OF THE WEEK There’s some pretty crazy mascots out there, here’s your dose of a U.S. high school with an out of the ordinary nick name. This week we feature the Lahainaluna Luna’s. Located in Maui, Hawaii and founded in 1831, the school is the oldest post secondary school, west of the Mississippi. Lahainaluna also provides dormitory living for students from outer islands. The Luna’s, in addition to traditional sports also compete in paddling and water polo. They also field a boys volleyball team and between grades 9-12, they have an enrollment that exceeds 1000 students. Just try to say “Let’s Go Lahainaluna” real fast—can you imagine chanting it?

MIDDLE SCHOOL, YOUTH SPORTS AND JV… Summer has arrived and how better to celebrate than by catching a ball game or two. Keep the lawn chair in the trunk and catch our youth in action. Photo’s provided by Angie Gloeckner and Karla Blakely

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5/30/12 Oriole Pride  

Springville, IA sports newsletter

5/30/12 Oriole Pride  

Springville, IA sports newsletter