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Wednesday, July 3, 2013, Volume 3>>Issue 48>> An Independent newspaper serving Springville, Iowa

ORIOLE PRIDE “They Say That Nobody Is Perfect… Then They Tell You Practice Makes Perfect. I Wish They’d Make Up Their Minds” ~ Wilt Chamberlain

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

LADY O’S POLISHING UP FOR POST SEASON PLAY Oriole softball coach Denny Zaruba mustered up some extra ball games this week to help prepare his team for the one and done part of the year. District play begins Monday when Binley Field will be the site of first round action. Springville will host Calamus-Wheatland who the Lady O’s hosted back in May for just their second game of the year. Springville won that contest 11-7, but that was a month and a half ago, so the girls have no false pretenses concerning their first round match up. They know they’ll need to have their game faces on. Last night the girls headed back up to Colesburg to play one game with the Vikings. They were able to get one game in back in June before bad weather ended the evening. So Tuesday night was a single Varsity game, and in their previous meeting, the Lady O’s held on for a 6-5 win. Last night was another Lady O conference win, but not necessarily an easy one. Springville scored 6 runs in the 3rd inning and another 3 in the 4th, but kept Ed-Co in it, by giving up 5 in the bottom of the 4th. The Oriole’s tightened up their defense in the remaining 3 innings and added a run in each to seal the win, 12-8. The Tuesday win came on the heels of a split last week at Maquoketa Valley. No offense in game one put the girls on the losing end of a 3-0 decision. Game two was a different story as the girls regrouped and found their swing. Samantha Fitzgerald had 3 hits including an RBI double and the 2 table setters, Kerrigan Riley and Daisha Hall, each had 2 hits to move runners into scoring position. The 5-3 win over the Wildcats and last night’s win at Ed-Co puts the girls at 12-19 overall, 8-10 in the Tri-Rivers. Tonight, the girls picked up a game against WAMAC power, Marion. And on Saturday, they’ll travel up to Jesup for 2 games, one against host Jesup who they faced earlier in the year and lost 3-0 and another game against Vinton. Tonight’s game is at Marion, JV plays at 5:30 with Varsity action to follow. Need an excuse to get out of the house? Need an excuse to get someone else out of the house? Head on over to Marion High School and cheer on the O’s. Pictured above, Ashley Goad sliding home safely at Ed-Co To the left, Sarah “The Wall” Matus behind the plate at Ed-Co

5th/6th Grade Softball Team Wins 3rd At Central City Youth Sport softball coach Mike Swayze and his team played in Central City last weekend and took home 3rd place medals. The girls had a great season and “played well all year and ended on a strong note” according to Coach Swayze. Congratulations to the girls on another successful Oriole season.

A FACE IN THE CROWD… This week we meet Springville Grandpa and Oriole Superfan, Jerry Hiner, who took a break from his popcorn at the Maquoketa Valley softball game to talk with us: What is the last movie you saw in the theatre? The Bible If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d buy? I’d build a pond to fish What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Vanilla—with Hickory Nuts on it What is the first car you owned? A white, ‘62 Chevy Impala What is your favorite sport to watch? Softball Thanks Jerry—you just never know. At the next Springville event, You could be more than a Face In The Crowd!

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ORIOLE’S SPLIT WITH THE STARS AND DROP 2 AT CASCADE The 7-11 Starmont Stars visited Rollie Koch field last Thursday for a Tri-River’s match up with a 10-12 Springville team who had a 4 game winning streak going. Game one opened up with a Springville run in the first inning, followed by 3 innings of solid defense between the 2 teams before the O’s scored 2 more in the 5th and the 6th innings. Springville gave up 2 in the 7th but still held on for a 5-2 win. Kolton Markley has been the king of the hill as of late. He pitched a solid 7 for the O’s, sitting 7, walking 1 and allowing just 4 hits. Sam Scriver was 3 for 3 in the game Jake Hulett 2 for2. Game 2 was a different story. Starmont jumped on the O’s early, scoring in all but the 1st and 4th innings. Springville managed just 5 hits in the game and fell 10-3. Jason Fredericks was charged with the loss, he hurled all 7 innings and gave up 3 walks but fanned 8. Offensively for Springville, Peter Brooks had 2 hits and Jake Hulett, Tyler Stewart and Fredericks each had one a piece. The boys turned around and played at Lisbon on Friday for a single Varsity game. Only down 5-3 going into the 5th, the O’s couldn’t drum up any more offense and dropped the game, 7-3. Christian Goad was tagged for the loss as he pitched all 7 innings, walking just 1 and resting 6 others. Jake Hulett had a double and singles were tallied by Fredericks, Brooks, Goad, Trevor Hulett and Jacob Loehr. Monday took the guys to Cascade to face the 2A powerhouse Cougars and their impressive 30-4 record. Springville couldn’t find the score column in game one and lost it 8-0. In the nightcap, Cascade won it 9-2 and sent the O’s home with an 11-16 record. The boys are idle until Tuesday when they’ll host HLV.

Pictured to the left, Sam Scriver scoring at Lisbon. Pictured above, Jake Hulett avoiding a Cascade tag. (Photo’s courtesy of Kim Markley)

CRAZY THINGS I HEAR… Ok, so I have heard of a rain delay... A lightning delay… But how many of you have heard of a SUN DELAY? Yes, Sun, as in, “boy that sun is bright, maybe we should give it time to go down before we continue the ball game”. That is what the boys baseball team faced at Cascade on Monday. And interestingly enough, the delay wasn’t called until the bottom of the 2nd inning—when Cascade was up to bat of course. Next time you are headed to a ball game in Cascade, better call ahead - or just as a precaution, pack the prescription sun glasses as well as the sun screen, and a hat, and long sleeves… good thing they don’t have a swim team.

CRAZY MASCOT OF THE WEEK… There’s some pretty crazy mascot’s out there. This week we take a look at Memphis, Tennessee and the private, all girl, pre-K through grade 12 school, St. Mary’s Episcopal School. Known as “The Turkey’s”, the athletic teams wear colors of white and navy blue. Sports that they compete in include the typical programs like basketball, volleyball and track—but they also field teams in bowling, lacrosse and trap shooting. St. Mary’s hosts a trap shooting contest and it of course is aptly named, the annual “Turkey Shoot”. Their annual track meet is called the Gobbler, and their tennis tournament is The Turkey Slam, while the school paper is called The Tatler. St. Mary’s was recently featured by USA Today for their version of the Harlem Shake, renamed the Turkey Shake and then renamed the Turkey Tango. The nickname “Turkey’s” was chosen as a joke in 1975. Two senior student’s had brothers attending their counterpart, Memphis University School, an all boys school. The boys were talking about changing their nickname from the Owls to the Buzzards, and so the girls as a joke, started to call themselves the Turkey’s... And it became official in 1976. I’d love to hear their fight song; What do you think it is? The Chicken Dance? Rockin’ Robin? Surfin’ Bird? Freebird? Birdsong? Disco Duck? Bird Dog? Who needs a research project?

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ORIOLE LEGENDS Oriole Pride features Springville alumni from time to time. This week we profile 1997 graduate, Andy Hoge; Class of: 1997 Activities you were involved in: I played basketball and baseball till 10th grade and was in band and choir the whole time What is your most cherished memory? Our band and choir trips What was your Nick name? “Hogie” Who were your most memorable teachers, and what made them so memorable? Mr. Porter and Ms. Winans. Mr. Porter was a lot of fun and he pushed us very hard to do better at choir and also be better as a person. Ms. Winans was our band teacher and she always pushed us and had more energy than anyone I have ever known. She took us on many band trips to many places like amusement parks and places like that so we got to play in the band and also have fun where we were. How many in your Senior class? I think there was like 28 in our class but we had like 2 or 3 foreign exchange students. What did you drive in High School? A 1989 2-tone grey dodge ram truck What did you want to be when you were a kid? A farmer If you could have a super power, what would you choose? My super power would be some kind of power over people’s minds. I would use it to stop all the people from shooting and bombing innocent people. Please share your wife and children’s names; My wife's name is Christina, my 8 year old is Kailee Grace, my 5 year old is Ella Mae, my 4 month old is Grayden Andrew. What advice do you have for Springville students? My advice is that, living in a small town when you are young might not always seem to be the most ideal situation at the time, but as you get older you will be glad that you knew everyone in your class and in the whole school. As you become parents you will also grateful that you could basically know everyone your kids are hanging out with. Thank you Andy!

The World of Sports in 1997… Tiger Woods, at the age of 21, becomes youngest winner of The Masters Florida Marlins win the World Series Chicago Bulls win the NBA Championship Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup Green Bay Packers win the Super Bowl Mike Tyson loses his boxing license for his infamous ear biting episode Florida Gators are crowned the NCAA Football Champions Arizona Wildcats win their first Men’s NCAA Basketball Championship

Pop Culture… ‘97 was the year of Beanie Babies—were you a collector? In entertainment, Seinfeld was leading the Nielsen ratings and would for another season until it went off the air in 1998. That year also had us say goodbye to John Denver, Princess Diana, Jimmy Stewart and Chris Farley.





Check out this week end’s WNBA games & make your picks:

Silver Stars at Sparks

Sun at Fever

Storm at Mystics

Sky at Liberty

Here’s what you do, choose your winners, & for a tie-breaker, in the above 4 games—which game totals the most points 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.

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