The 2018 coed softball league tournament champions, Division III, included, front from left, Morgan Gockley, Sarah Allen, Andrea Page, Kadyn Milner, Katelyn Wheeler, Shelby Bigham, back from left, Kale Gockley, Brian Bell, Adam Dickey, Nolan Spady and Travis Wheeler. Not pictured—Jeff Dickey, Taylin McNair and Hunter Spady. (Johnson Publications photo)

Members of the runner-up coed tournament team, Sons of Pitches, were, front from left, Tyler Riener, Amberette Riener, Tara Doughtry, Larissa Gerhartz, Katie Flaig, Jacque Stroup, back from left, Jess Vapenik, Luke Schmidt, Shane Gerhartz, Jeremy Mathews and Josiah Stroup. Not pictured—Daniel Morales and Lana Stromberger. (Johnson Publications photo)

Division III team reigns as coed tournament champs

    The No. 4 seeded team came through the loser’s bracket and twice defeated a team without a tournament loss to end this year’s coed softball league season.

Besides Imperial’s tournament runner-up team, the Turtles, two other Imperial squads competed in the Tri-County League’s Pony baseball program this summer and its end-of-season tourney in Sutherland. Members of the Tazmanian Devils, above, went 1-1 in the tourney. Team members and coaches included, front row from left, Cole Pankonin, Jackson Cyboron, Taylor Maddux, Krayton Paisley, Destry Russell, Kye Terryberry, back from left, Coach Aaron Cyboron, Trace Terryberry, Noah Rau, Hudson Koellner, Carter Kuenning, Parker Terryberry and Coach Phillip Pankonin. (Photo courtesy of BAAM Multimedia LLC)

Imperial’s #3 team completed its 2018 season in the tournament, losing their first round game. Players and coaches included, front from left, Connor Knapp, Jaxson Villarreal, Mason McCormick, Dylan Miscles, Zariah Carman, Dietrich Pursley, middle row from left, Isaac McCormick, Kolt Majors, Aaron Cervantes, Damon Spady, Cole Duffy, Aiden Tomky, Max Bernard, back from left, Coaches Caleb Pursley, Trent Spady, Dustin Harris and Cassie Carman. (Photo courtesy of BAAM Multimedia LLC)

Pony teams finish baseball season

Imperial’s senior Legion team concluded its 2018 season at last week’s Area C7 Tournament. Members of the team this season included, front from left, Trevor Peterson, Josie Peterson, Ryan Bernhardt, Mason Nordhausen, Will Kuenne, back from left, Bryce Zuege, Coach Carl Zuege (behind), Austin Laird, Bennett Bauerle, Dominic Sis and Coach Bruce Peterson. Not pictured—Duncan Rector, Noah Griffin and Nolan Spady. (Courtesy photo)


Bennett Bauerle connects for one of his two doubles late in the game against Bridgeport in Saturday’s area tournament. (Photo courtesy of Scottsbluff Star Herald)

Right fielder Noah Griffin gets the ball back to the infield in the fifth inning against Bridgeport. (Photo courtesy of Scottsbluff Star Herald)

Seniors have tough time finding win at area tourney

    While Imperial’s senior Legion team went 0-2 in the area tournament last week, their coach made sure they knew how important the six “true” senior players contributed.


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