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Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Volume 3>>Issue 49>> An Independent newspaper serving Springville, Iowa

ORIOLE PRIDE “I Told Him I Wasn’t Tired; He Told Me, No, But The Outfielder’s Sure Are” ~Jim Kern

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

LADY O’S END THEIR YEAR ON THE ROAD Coming off one of their best performances of the season on Monday, the Springville Softball team traveled to Bellevue Marquette for a 2nd round, regional match-up with the 1A power on their home field. Monday’s decisive, 5 inning, 12-2 rout of Calamus-Wheatland had Oriole fans feeling pretty good for Wednesday’s road trip. Monday’s game was all Springville, who was playing as the “visitors” on their scoreboard at Binley Field. Junior Kerrigan Riley led off with a single and Sam Fitzgerald followed with another, scoring Riley who had stole 2nd. A Sarah Matus sacrifice fly to left scored Fitzgerald and it was a 2-0 ball game just like that. The second inning started out in the same way. A single by Megan Wagaman followed by another by Daisha Hall, and wild pitches that scored them both, gave the O’s a 4-0 lead. Stellar defense including several saves by 1st Baseman Sid Hopkins, nice snags by Riley and perhaps her best pitching performance of the season by Tracy Kilburg; Springville had it going on. Cal-Wheat scored a run on a solo home run and another on an assumed strike 3 miscue. Kilburg’s 1 hitter and Springville’s battery helped the O’s cruise to an opening round win. On Wednesday, the O’s won the coin toss and home field rights as they battled a 21-10 Bellevue Marquette team who finished 5th in the state last year. Sophomore Maddie Wittenburg got the start on the mound and Marquette pounced early. Leading off with a slapper who singled and their catcher who doubled (all night long) the O’s gave up 1 run in the first inning. Offensively, the Lady O’s did not find their groove early on. Bellevue’s pitcher, a southpaw, kept them reaching for the high ones and after 3 innings, Marquette led 4-0. Springville got a run in the 5th and 6th innings to make it 4-2, but gave up another in the 6th and an awful 5 in the top of the 7th. Down 10-2 in the bottom of the 7th, Springville rallied and made it interesting. Singles by Hall, Riley and Fitzgerald followed by a Matus double helped tally 4 runs for the O’s. With one out, within 4, and runners on 2nd and 3rd, things were looking good when the big blow came. Marquette’s catcher picked off Olivia Dlouhy who took a big jump off 3rd and then they turned and doubled up on Ashlee Bell who was coming full steam. And with that, the game and the Lady O’s season was over. The final score was 10-6 and the girls finish with a record of 15-21. Wednesday’s loss may be felt for a while, but with all but one player returning for next season, the O’s have much to look forward to. Great job girls, it’s been a fun summer thanks to you. Clockwise from above right; The team lined up prior to Monday’s win; Kerrigan Riley, Ashley Goad, Daisha Hall and Tracy Kilburg celebrate a 3 up 3 down inning on Monday; Leanna Mysak attempts a tag at 3rd on Wednesday; Kilburg, Mysak, Riley and Hopkins call a time-out on Wednesday; Angie Hoogland shows textbook base running as she picks up Denny while rounding 2nd on her 2 RBI double Monday;

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Oriole Pride 2

ORIOLE’S HANDLE HLV IN NON-CONFERENCE GAME First year head coach Tony Dlouhy has a younger squad on his hands this year. 2 senior’s played their last game at Rollie Koch field Tuesday evening, and their team mates helped send them out in style—with a win, a 7-2 win over a struggling, 5-18 HLV team. With their tournament action just around the corner, Dlouhy had to be pleased with what he saw. Junior pitcher Kolton Markley managed the hill allowing just 5 hits and only 2 runs that didn’t come until the 6th inning, when the game was pretty much over. The boys will travel to Winfield Mt. Union on Thursday for another pre-cursor game that will ready them for tournament action. The boys will face Preston on Tuesday, in Lisbon. Game time is 5:00, so tell your boss you need to leave early, or I think I heard there is a virus going around, either way, See you there! Pictured above left; Senior Jason Frederick Pictured above right: Senior Jake Hulett Pictured below; Junior Christian Goad diving into 3rd base against HLV Tuesday

CRAZY MASCOT OF THE WEEK… There are some pretty crazy mascots out there. This week we look at DeKalb, Illinois, Home of The Barbs! The Barbs have a 9-12 enrollment of 1600 students and compete in traditional sports as well as gymnastics, bowling and badminton. With colors of black and orange, their logo includes Barbed Wire on all team apparel. Why The Barbs? Well, DeKalb, Illinois is where Barbed Wire was invented. And ah, no—there is not a prison in DeKalb.


Check out this Saturday’s MLB games & make your picks: Kansas City at Cleveland St. Louis at Chicago Cubs Boston at Oakland Minnesota at NY Yankees Here’s what you do, choose your winners, & for a tie-breaker, in the above 4 games—which game totals the most runs scored when adding both teams’ ending score? Send your picks & name to & catch the next issue to see who won bragging rights. Congratulations to Cavanaugh Riley who won last week’s contest. Find us online at E-mail;

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