Sports

Members of the Imperial Pee Wee 1 team, which finished runner-up in the league tournament last week, include, front from left, Garrett Hanna, Morgan Peterson, Camron Lempke, Juan Ruiz, Jaret Peterson, back from left, Coach Jeff Lempke, Keenan Cole, Morel Jurado, Wyatt Muths, Emmitt Zuege, Ryan Bernhardt and Tysen Lempke. (Courtesy photo)

Tysen Lempke gave up just one earned run in the championship game en route to Imperial 1’s runner-up tournament finish. (Courtesy photo)

Pee Wee 1 brings home tourney runner-up title

    Imperial’s Pee Wee 1 baseball team finished the season with the league tournament runner-up trophy, and a 15-4 overall record.

Ryan Bernhardt connects on this pitch in last week’s game against Hershland. It was just one of three hits he tallied in the game, one of which was an in-the-park homer. (Johnson Publications photo)

It was a good effort by Imperial’s Juan Ruiz as he attempts to avoid the tag on his way to first base after hitting a grounder. (Johnson Publications photo)

Pee Wee One finishes regular season with pair of wins

    Imperial’s Pee Wee One team concluded its regular season last week with wins over Grant and Hershland.

Imperial Two’s Mason Wallin slides safely into home in Imperial’s final regular season game Friday night against Ogallala Two. (Johnson Publications photo)

On the mound, Carter Leibbrandt delivers the ball as an Ogallala runner attempts the steal from second to third. (Johnson Publications photo)

Pee Wee 2 meets Wallace, Ogallala at season’s end

Imperial Pee Wee 2 hosted Wallace for a pair of baseball games last Wednesday, losing both in a pair of tight games.

Centerfielder Bennett Bauerle eyes a throw to third base for the force-out after a blooper single by Cozad. Bauerle’s throw was on the money for a crucial out and kept Cozad from loading the bases in the top of the second. (Johnson Publications photo)

Imperial third baseman Jack Bauerle appears to have the tag down before the runner reaches base but the runner caught a break, being called safe. (Johnson Publications photo)

Junior Legion splits a pair while seniors go down twice

    After dropping a two-run decision at Holdrege last Thursday, Imperial Junior Legion captured a 4-3 win over Cozad’s juniors here Sunday.

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