Sports

Pitcher Trevor Peterson turns over the arm to put some spin on the pitch during junior action here Saturday. (Johnson Publications photo)

The look on Dominic Sis’ face is about to change from the sting of being hit by a pitch during Saturday’s junior Legion game against Cozad. (Johnson Publications photo)

Shortstop Mason Nordhausen looks toward the umpire to see if he got the tag on this cozad runner.  The tag was in time for the out. (Johnson Publications photo)

Imperial Juniors win over Cozad, drop one to McCook

Six runs in the second inning led Imperial Longhorns Juniors past Cozad Reds Varsity, 10-2, on Saturday.

A Gothenburg base runner quickly gets back to first when he strayed a bit too far as pitcher Duncan Rector fires the ball to first baseman Dominic Sis. The runner was safe on a close play. (Johnson Publications photo)

Imperial right fielder Noah Griffin eyes the ball in the fourth inning. He eventually walked, reaching third on an error and fielder’s choice. (Johnson Publications photo)

Trevor Peterson slides safely into home after a wild pitch and overthrown ball from the catcher. That was the first run scored in a fruitful, four-run fourth for the Imperial seniors in the 5-4 loss. (Johnson Publications photo)

Seniors lose close game to Gothenburg; win one on road

A three-run homer by Gothenburg in the seventh erased the 4-2 lead Imperial had in a Saturday afternoon senior Legion battle at Campbell’s Ron Milner field.

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