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Summer ball programs kick off this week PDF Print E-mail

By Russ Pankonin

The Imperial Republican

Action on the local baseball and softball diamonds begin this week as play opens in the Tri-County Youth league.
Bruce Peterson, coordinator of the summer ball program, said there will be two Imperial teams each in the Tri-County  boys and girls Pony League as well as the PeeWee League.
Towns competing include Imperial, Grant, Ogallala, Paxton, Wallace, Sutherland and Hershey.
Peterson said T-Ball for the boys and girls will run through the month of June.
Boys will play at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays with the girls playing on Tuesdays and Thursdays, also at 5 p.m.
Ryan Wisnieski is organizing the boys program with Amanda Kimble organizing the girls program.
Jeff Lempke and Anna Bauerle are coaching the pony boys teams with Tiffany Reeves and Crystal Peterson coaching the Pony girls teams.
Bruce Peterson and Tyler Oxford are coaching the PeeWees.
Softball tourney teams
Peterson said there is no league for the softball teams ages 12 and up.
As a result, Imperial is putting together two traveling teams that will compete in tournaments throughout the area.
Denise Smith will coach the 16 and under team with Jerry Mastin coaching the 14 and under team.
Jr. Legion opens June 6
Imperial will field a Junior Legion team this summer with play beginning on June 6.
Organizer Brad Moline said there will not be a senior team this year.
Games next week include:
Girls Pony (Game time 6:30 p.m. MT)
Tuesday, June 3
Wallace @ Imperial Orange
Grant @ Imperial Black
Thursday, June 5
Imperial Orange @ Sutherland 1
Boys Pony (Game time 6:30 p.m. MT)
Friday, May 30
Grant @ Imperial Orange
Imperial Black @ Wallace
Monday, June 2
Hershey @ Imperial Black
Boys PeeWees (Game time 7 p.m. MT)
Wednesday, May 28
Imperial Black @ Paxton
Friday, May 30
Grant @ Imperial Orange
Imperial Black @ Wallace
Wednesday, June 4
Imperial Orange @ Sutherland
Hershey 1 @ Imperial Black

Click here for a complete listing of Boys Pony Schedule.

Click here for a complete listing of Girls Pony Schedule.

Click here for a complete listing of PeeWee Schedule.