|It’s off and running at the soccer fields|
Anyone near Schroeder Park on Saturday couldn’t help but notice the activity. Soccer season has started and youngsters in the city program were out in force for their first matches of the season. More than 150 youths are taking part in soccer this year in leagues for U6, which is age six and younger, through high school age. At left, Tom Ashmore’s U8 team and Perkins County I battled it out on one of the Schroeder Park fields. Defending the goal for Imperial against this attempted Perkins County score were Courtney Odens (9), at left, and Travis Rowley (3).
At right, in a U6 match, Morgan Peterson attempts to take the ball to the goal, but is pursued by, from left, Ali McNair, Bryn McNair, Chase Rowley and, hidden, Markenna Terryberry. (Republican photos)