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Imperial’s three Pony League baseball teams completed their 2017 seasons in the Tri-County Tournament played June 28 through July 2 in Paxton. All three of Imperial’s teams lost their opening games so were eliminated from further tournament play. Sutherland defeated Grant in the tournament finals to win the championship. Above, the Imperial 3 team included, front from left, Tate Teply, Zak Anderson, Lukas Fries, Kolt Majors, Conner Einspahr, back from left, Evan O’Neil, Lleyton McDaniel, Destry Oxford, Braxton Chubb, Conner Stromberger, Tyce Hammerlun and Coach Eric McDaniel. (Photo courtesy of Heidi Anderson Photography)

The Imperial 2 Pony team included, front from left, Jackson Cyborn, Kye Terryberry, Miles Hanes, Cole Pankonin, middle row from left, Carter Kuenning, Destry Russell, Noah Rau, Harrison Foote, Trace Terryberry, back from left, Coaches Lance Kuenning, Brad Foote and Philip Pankonin. (Photo courtesy of Heidi Anderson Photography)

Pony baseball teams finish ‘17 season

Members of the Tri-County All-Star Pee Wee team included, front row from left, Grant’s Triston Hite, Ogallala’s Corbin Murphey, Ogallala’s Jace Richter, Grant’s Conner Wells, Wallace’s Matt Lungrin, Imperial’s Tysen Lempke, back from left, Coach Jeff Lempke, Ryan Bernhardt of Imperial, Emmitt Zuege of Imperial, Wallace’s Kyler Cox and Colton Hager, Ogallala’s Ayden Halligan, Hershland’s Conner Hogan and Coach Ryan Baker. (Courtesy photo)

Pee Wee All-Star team faces McCook in double-header

There were runs aplenty on Sunday, as an all-star team made up of Pee Wee baseball players from the Tri-County League defeated McCook in a pair of games in Imperial.

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.

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