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Wednesday, June 22, 2011, Volume 1>>Issue 43>> An Independent newspaper serving Springville, Iowa

ORIOLE PRIDE He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious. ~ Yogi Berra

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

O’S BACK TO .500 IN TRI-RIVERS Cascade came to town on Monday and the first thing noted was that they perhaps looked a bit younger than Springville. The Orioles took game one, 8-3 behind another solid hitting performance from senior Katie Wyman (2 hits and 1 RBI) and sophomore Angie Hoogland (2 hits and 2 RBI’s). In the nightcap, Springville won 5-2, led again by Wyman with 3 hits and Hoogland with 2. The two wins bring the Lady O’s back to .500 in the Tri-Rivers conference. They’ll put their 5-5 record on the line Wednesday when East Buchanan visits. In last week’s action the girls dropped two at EdgewoodColesburg on Thursday. In game one, errors proved to be the nemesis, as the girls fell 4-2. Pitcher Kerrigan Riley fanned 5 and walked 1 while giving up no earned runs. Offensively, Wyman and Hoogland had 2 hits a piece. In game two the pattern continued as errors plagued the O’s and they lost 6-3. Leaders in the box were the Senior, Abbie Neff puts on a Fitzgerald sisters, freshman Samantha (3 hits and 3 RBI’s) Senior, Katie Wyman has to be feared by clinic every night at every Tri-Rivers pitcher. She’s and junior C.J. (2 hits). On Friday, you may have noticed shortstop. hitting .469 this season. the media was in town, as was former Oriole coach, Jon Begley with his Jesup team for a JV/Varsity game. In Varsity action, the J-Hawks used back to back home runs to end a 6th inning, 2-2 tie and win the game 5-2. Jesup’s win gave Begley his 500th “W” and well deserved recognition from the crowd. Springville was led by Wyman who had 3 hits including a double and an RBI.

ORIOLE BASEBALL The Springville baseball team dropped a doubleheader at Alburnett last Thursday, by scores of 7-0 and 3-2. The boys returned home to play host to North Linn on Monday and they fell to the Lynx and fell hard. Game one was a 14-4 loss and game two was 10-0. The Orioles(0-15) will regroup before traveling to Edgewood-Colesburg(11-9) on Thursday.

Freshman Sam Scriver on the mound

SENIOR NIGHT APPROACHES Softball will be featuring its seniors Wednesday, June 22 between the Varsity games when East Buchanan visits Binley Field. Senior’s Abbie Neff and Katie Wyman will be honored. Baseball will be featuring its senior Friday, July 1 when Lisbon visits Allison Field. Patrick Ray will be honored between games of that evening’s double-header. These three seniors have been exemplary student athletes all year long and Oriole Pride wishes them the best as they move on to new experiences.

Sophomore Evan Kaczinski in left field

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SENIORS REPRESENT SPRINGVILLE The 11th Annual “Celebration of Sports” banquet was held on Sunday, June 12th at the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center in Cedar Rapids. Katie Wyman and Joel Lam attended the banquet as Springville representatives for the female and male athlete of the year awards. Katie, who lettered in Volleyball, Basketball, Golf and Softball is the daughter of Jennifer and Todd Wyman. Katie will go to Wartburg College in the fall and play softball. Joel, who lettered in Football and Basketball is the son of Dawn and Steve Lam. Joel will enroll at Coe College in the fall. Congratulations Katie and Joel.

“GOOD GOSH ALMIGHTY!” Head Softball Coach Denny Zaruba can often be heard yelling that from the dug out at ball games, but the veteran coach was “mildly” reprimanded at Starmont a couple weeks ago. The field official felt the need to mention he would not tolerate the use of profanity after Denny yelled it from the third base sideline. In Denny’s defense, the ump made a terrible call on a steal attempt by Jamie Donaldson who was nearly standing back up once the ball arrived. To be fair, the rest of us yelled a little more than Good Gosh Almighty.

DID YOU KNOW? Regional match ups for 1A softball have been set. Springville will host a first round game against East Buchanan on Wednesday, July 6 at 7pm. Wear your black and orange and come out for a great night of post season softball.

WEEKLY PICKS CONTEST: This weeks contest features Springville Oriole Softball games at this weekends Linn-Mar tournament: Friday; Orioles vs Goose Lake Orioles vs Xavier - Saturday; Orioles vs Jesup Orioles vs New Hampton Here’s what you do, choose your winners, and then pick the run total of the Orioles/New Hampton game. Tie-breaker goes to the individual closest to the run total. Send your picks & name to with “Weekly Picks” as your subject, & catch next weeks issue to see who won bragging rights. Congratulations to Cavanaugh Riley of Springville for winning last weeks contest.

ORIOLE PRIDE NEEDS YOU! We are looking for summer photographs. If you have youth sports, tee ball, baseball and/or softball pictures, please email them to Oriole Pride with your name as well as the names of those pictured. Thank You.

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Will Strait on the mound Photo courtesy of Angie Gloeckner

Pictured above, Mikayla Nachazel about to make the out at 3rd. To the right, Riley Menster in the box. Directly below, Evan Corum, below right, Alyssa Jaeger set to swing away. Photo’s courtesy of Angie Gloeckner

Grant Gloeckner blowing bubbles! Photo courtesy of Angie Gloeckner

SPRINGVILLE SOFTBALL TO HAVE A CAN DRIVE Itching to get rid of those returnable bottles and cans? Let the Lady O’s Softball team take them off your hands. Saturday, June 25, from 1-3 pm the girls will be accepting donations at the Springville High School. If you’d rather have them picked up, please email us at Thank you for your support!

Above, Tehya Allen reaches for a ball Sadie Stolte crushes one down the line Tuesday night!

A FACE IN THE CROWD This week’s Face in the Crowd is Springville Mom, Kim Starry. Who is your favorite male athlete? Connor Starry Where do you buy groceries? Hy-Vee Vanilla or Chocolate? Chocolate What do you do to “treat” yourself? Massage or Pedicure What’s the last thing you ate today? Salad bar at Hy-Vee What is your shoe size? 7 Where will you retire to? Hawaii Aloha Kim! You just never know, at the next Springville event YOU could be more than a face in the crowd!

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ORIOLE LEGENDS Oriole Pride features Springville alumni who still have ties to the community. This week we feature a Father/Daughter duo. Let’s begin with Springville graduate and Assistant Softball Coach Christina Zaruba: Class of; 1998 Activities you participated in while in high school: Volleyball, track, softball, basketball. College Attended: University of Northern Iowa Degree Earned: Bachelor’s of Elementary Education What is one of the craziest things you did in high school? I ratted out the junior class when they tee-peed Coach Semler’s house and he sprayed them with a hose when they came to do it. Nickname: CZ Most memorable teacher from high school and what made them so memorable: Greg Semler, he made class fun with his impersonations. How many students in your senior class? 32 Who was your heart throb in high school? Justin Timberlake What did you want to be when you were 12 years old? A Kindergarten Teacher If they were to make a movie about you, who would play you? Gina Davis If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? Fly, then I wouldn’t have to drive home. What station is your car radio tuned to? 102.9 What is your favorite sport to follow and favorite team you support? None. I’d rather be playing, I hate watching pro sports, but the Chicago Cubs would be my favorite. A quick word of wisdom for Springville students...All I really need to know, I learned in Kindergarten.

And now we meet Denny Zaruba, Springville graduate and Head Softball Coach: Class of; 1975 Activities you participated in while in high school: Basketball and Baseball College Attended: Upper Iowa University Degree Earned: Degree of Hard Knocks What is one of the craziest things you did in high school? None that are appropriate to mention Nickname: Zarby Most memorable teacher from high school and what made them so memorable: Harold Allison. He was an awesome basketball coach. How many students in your senior class? 52 Name the make/model/color and year of your first car: White, ‘67 Chevy Impala What did you want to be when you were 12 years old? Major League Baseball Player for the Baltimore Orioles If they were to make a movie about you, who would you play? Sylvester Stallone If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Fly What is your car radio tuned to? Classic Vinyl Rock or 100.7 What is your favorite sport to follow and favorite team you support? Golf, Zach Johnson A quick word of wisdom for Springville students… STUDY Please name your spouse and children and their ages: Wife, Terry. Son; Beau and Daughter’s Brittany (husband Mark) and Christina Zaruba. 3 Grandchildren: Cade, age 9, Ashlynne, age 6 and Kaci, age 1 & a 1/2.

In 1998… Christina’s heart-throb, Justin Timberlake in 1998

Denny’s first wheels— a ’67 Impala

Titanic became the highest grossing film; $580 million 76 million viewers watched the last episode of Seinfeld Frank Sinatra dies of a heart attack

In 1975… Gas was .44 cents a gallon—a U.S. stamp was .10 cents Patti Hearst was one of America’s Most Wanted Jimmy Hoffa disappeared and Saturday Night Live premiered on NBC

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6/22/11 Oriole Pride  

Springville, Iowa Sports Newsletter

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