Superior Legion ball nears end of season
The Superior American Legion baseball team concluded a five game road trip with four wins and a loss. The team hit the road to play Alma, Friday, June 19, and was rewarded with an 9-0 win. Tyler Blackstone allowed two base runners while recording six strikeouts. A solid defensive effort by his teammates contributed to the win. Luke Broeckelman went three for four at the plate while scoring three run s. The Superior offense banged out 10 hits over the course of the game.
It was off to Sutton, last Wednesday, June 24, and Superior dumped the Mustangs, 9-1. The Wildcats piled up six runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back. Tycen Higer pitched a no-hitter and only the two walks he issued kept him from recording a perfect game.
The team was back in action Thursday as they took on Hebron at Hebron. Superior came out on top with a 7-6 win. Tycen Higer cracked a double which scored the tying and winning runs in the sixth inning. Blackstone turned in another complete game performance adding five strikeouts to his season total.
The weary Superior squad headed to Fairbury Friday for a doubleheader. Superior dropped the opening game of the set to Fairbury, 4-3 despite Higer's complete game effort. Two Superior errors in the third inning allowed two Fairbury runs to score, providing them with the needed margin of victory. Superior had a stellar opportunity to take control of the game in the final inning. Trailing by one run, they loaded the bases but were unable to capitalize on the situation. Jacob Sunday went three for three with Broeckelman adding two hits in three at bats.
Superior took the second game in a 2-1 thriller. Lane Morris smacked a double in the second inning to score Blackstone and tie the game at 1-1-. A pitching and defensive struggle ensued with neither side able to gain an advantage. Cale Frahm provided the edge Superior needed. He rapped a single to left field. Broeckelman then executed the perfect hit and run, sending the ball into right field which allowed Frahm to score from first base. That provided the margin of victory. Broeckelman tossed another complete game.
Superior closes out regular season play with three home games. They hosted Tri County, Tuesday, with results unavailable at press time. Hebron pays a visit to Superior's Legion Field, Friday, with Alma coming to town, Tuesday, for the regular season finale. Game time is 7 p.m. for the remaining games.
Rock Hills Pee-Wee baseball
The Rock Hills Pee-Wee baseball team opens tournament play at Smith Center, Monday, when they take on the Beloit Thunder at 6:30 p.m. Should Rock Hills prove successful, they would play Smith Center, Thursday, at Smith Center. Game time would be 6:30 p.m. Continued success would land them in the championship game Friday. They would play in either the championship game at 8:30 p.m or, should they win Tuesday but lose Thursday play the consolation round at 6:30 p.m.
Bohling inducted into his alma mater's sports
hall of fame
Dewey Bohling has been inducted into the hall of fame of the Harden-Simmons University athletic department. Harden-Simmons is located in Abilene, Texas. Bohling is the nephew of the late Arnold and Beth Bohling, longtime Superior residents. Some of his early years growing up were in Davenport, where his father and other family members resided.
Born Aug. 22, 1938, he is among the oldest living former professional football players. Various websites report him being born both in Athens, Ohio, and Hebron, Neb. A halfback, he played college football at Hardin-Simmons University, and played professionally in the American Football League for the New York Titans and the Buffalo Bills in 1960 and 1961.
Several years ago, Bohling was inducted into the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame in recognition of his 43 years of coaching high school athletics in the Albuquerque area. Bohling was at Wingate High School in Fort Wingate, N.M., from 1970 to 1977, where he coached football, track and basketball. He established the football and track programs at Navajo Pine, coached at Window Rock, stayed five years in Cuba, N.M., and from there went to Taos. He also coached at Hatch, Lordsburg, Eldorado and Menaul. He served as assistant coach of girls varsity track and field team at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, where he worked with promising young women discus throwers, a sport in which he himself broke state records in at Albuquerque's Highland High School in the 1950s.
He played varsity football at Highland High School in Albuquerque with Hugh Hackett and went on to Hardin-Simmons College, where his coach there, Sammy Baugh, later recruited him to play professionally with the New York Titans.
Mankato Country Club hosts Jack Bradrick
Mankato Country Club hosted the seventh annual Jack Bradrick Memorial Golf Tournament, a two-person scramble event, on June 9. Nine teams were on hand to compete for the opportunity to have their names engraved on memorial plaque that hangs inside the clubhouse.
The Bradrick Family sponsored various items for the competitors, including golf towels, tees and repair tools. One of the more unique items provided was the Jack Bradrick memorial scrapbook made by Lynette Balch, Jack's daughter. The scrapbook contains a complete history of the tournament, including pictures of attendees and results.
The family also sponsored a drawing for a golf merchandise package including a cooler, towel, golf balls and snacks. The proceeds were donated to the Mankato Country Club. The winner of the drawing was Al Gaskill, Superior.
The meal was provided by Saddle Jack's BBQ of Smith Center (owned by Jack Bradrick's son, Todd). The proceeds from the meal were donated to the Rock Hills Rockettes Dance Team. Members of the team served the meal.
At the end of the day the teams were separated into two flights, with two places being paid in each flight.
In the first flight, second place went to the father-daughter team of Ron Stanley, Lebanon, and Holly Wentz, Salina, with a score of 66. First place went to Travis Koester and Brian Shulda, both of Mankato, who also shot a 66 but won by handicap tiebreaker.
In the championship flight, second place went to Neal and Brittney Jeffery with a score of 61. The overall Jack Bradrick Memorial Golf Tournament champions were the father-son team of Marty Zadina, Mankato, and Aaron Zadina, Greensburg, with a score of 58.
Pin prizes were awarded to the following: hole 3 closest to the pin on tee shot, Zach Bradrick at 90 3/8 inches; hole 4 closest to the pin on tee shot, Travis Koester at 84 inches; hole 6 longest made putt, Marty Zadina at 174 inches; hole 9 longest made putt, Bryson Flax at 101 1/4 inches.
Mankato Country Club remaining 2015 tournaments are: 2-person scramble June 4; 27-hole 3-person scramble Aug. 2; member fun day tournament and dinner to be held sometime in September.
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