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Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Volume 3>>Issue 46>> An Independent newspaper serving Springville, Iowa

ORIOLE PRIDE “That Guy Has Muscles In Places Most People Don’t Have Places” ~Bucky Waters

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

LADY O’S LET THE WINS SLIP AWAY It’s always a question of who is showing up for the varsity softball games each night. A team that can take a state ranked, Cedar Rapids Jefferson team to 8 innings, turns around and struggles against an Edgewood-Colesburg. The girls can score 8 runs on another state ranked, Benton Community team and then barely make it on base against Central City. The teams that win are the teams that are consistent and softball fans just never know which team they’ll see take the field. Springville was able to get one game in at Ed-Co last Wednesday before the weather intervened. They jumped out to a 5-2 lead and held on for a 6-5 victory behind 2 hits from Kerrigan Riley as well as singles from Eddna Byers, Daisha Hall, Madison Wittenburg and Sarah Matus. Ashley Goad had a target on her stance, as the poor kid was hit 3 times by an Ed-Co pitch, but she got her revenge by scoring twice. Monday, the O’s returned home for a match up with Cascade who had previously trounced them 12-0 in Anamosa. Game one was a nail biter as it went 10 innings. The girls held a 5-2 lead going into the top of the 7th and failed to seal the win by giving up 3 Cougar runs to send it to extra innings. Each team scored a run in the 8th, neither in the 9th and in the 10th inning Cascade got 2 while Springville managed just 1 and lost it 8-7. Game two was another close one. The Lady O’s scored 2 in the 7th but needed 5 to win and they fell 7-5 dropping their Tri-Rivers record to a lowly 3-6. Tonight East Buchanan comes to town, they hold a 2-8 Tri-Rivers record with wins over Central City. It is Senior Night as well, so let’s watch for some inspired ball… the same inspired ball we saw against Jefferson and Benton Community. By far, one of the most impressive plays of the season is pictured here; A Sarah Matus throw to Ashley Brady at 1st base picked off this Ed-Co runner last week. The runner didn’t even make it back to the base and little Ashley is half her size— great play!

BASEBALL TEAM DROPS BOTH AT HOME TO NORTH LINN Coming off a 12-7 Saturday win at Cedar Valley Christian, the Oriole baseball squad was looking to keep momentum in its favor for a date with North Linn on Monday. That evening was a Tri-Rivers matchup with the Lynx who were 4-4 coming into the contest with the 3-5 O’s. This looked to be a good meeting between 2 similar teams and ended up being two great contests, neither of which fell in the Oriole’s favor, but both could just have likely been Springville wins. Game one was a defensive battle between both teams, North Linn scored a run in the 1st, 6th and 7th innings, while the O’s managed 1 in the 7th to fall 3-1. The nightcap had more offense and heading into the top of the 7th, the O’s held a 10-6 lead. But, they gave up 5 in that inning, and could not score to close it out, losing the game 11-10. They will look to find a couple more wins on Thursday when they head North to play Ed-Co who is 1-9 in conference action.

A highlight in Monday’s losses at the hands of North Linn, was a Jake Hulett home run. The Future Hawkeye is currently hitting .405 and he gave one a ride in game 2. (Photo courtesy of Kim Markley)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Oriole Pride 2

A FACE IN THE CROWD... This week we meet softball Mom, Diane Miller; What was your first car? An old Delta ‘88—maroon What high school did you graduate from? Andrew Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate What was your best family vacation ever? Disney World Who was the last person you texted? My daughter Nicole Thanks Diane—you just never know, at the next Springville event, You could be more than a Face In The Crowd!

PEE WEE BASEBALL—A BIG HIT I don’t think you can find free entertainment like that of the little ones playing each Saturday on the ball diamonds within the track. These kids are slugging it out and chattering up a storm, while learning the mechanics of baseball. Innings can get a little long which is when the fun begins—those kids in the field are able to find all kinds of ways to entertain themselves until that ball comes their way. Kudos to the coaches who spend their free time catering to these young ones. Future O’s start here...


Check out these upcoming Springville, Varsity double header’s and make your picks: Varsity Softball: Lady O’s at North Linn Varsity Baseball: Orioles at Central City

Here’s what you do, choose your winners, & for a tie-breaker, in the above 4 games—which game finishes with the most runs scored when adding both teams’ score? Send your picks & name to & catch the next issue to see who won bragging rights. Congratulations to Larry Riley for winning last week’s contest.

CRAZY MASCOT OF THE WEEK… Houston, we have a problem. You know the line right? From the ill-fated, yet happy ending Apollo 13 flight? Houston, Texas is also home to the Sharpstown Apollo’s. A public high school of just under 1300 students. Athletic teams feature the colors of green, black and gold and they compete in typical programs like football, basketball and so forth. In the 2012 season, their football team won their district and played in the 4A state tournament. Sharpstown High School had been featured in 2009 by CBS and other media outlets for its programs aimed at curbing what, at that time, were high drop out rates. Notable alumni include former NFL and MLB pros, Joseph Addai, Eric Anthony, David McCarty, Luke Prestridge and Forest Swindell.

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