Spring sports roundup: Beatrice baseball back home, Freeman and Tri County track perform well at Thunderbird Invite and more

After having two home games rained out last week, the Beatrice baseball team (2-2) are set to host Crete Tuesday evening. First pitch from Christenson Field is set for 6:30. The game will be televised locally on News Channel Nebraska – Channel 21 on your antenna or Channel 715 on Spectrum with coverage beginning at about 6:20. More on how to watch NCN here.

The Orange earned their second win of the season Monday night on the road against Douglas County West, 5-4. The Orange had home games against South Sioux City and Mount Michael Benedictine washed out last week due to weather. Both games have been suspended indefinitely.

Other area baseball from Monday

Seward 11 Nebraska City 6

Elkhorn 5 Norris 0

Wahoo-Bishop Nuemann-Lincoln Lutheran 4 Crete 2. The Cardinals come into their meeting with Beatrice at 2-2 after their second straight loss.

Branched Oak-Raymond Central-Malcolm 9 Auburn 2

Area boys soccer from Monday

Waverly 2 Norris 0

Girls soccer from Monday

Norris held off Waverly, 2-1. Molly Ramsey scored both goals for the Lady Titans, who are now 4-2 on the season and winners in three of their last four matches. Norris will next face Lincoln Pius X on the road Saturday.

One other girls’ soccer note, Beatrice’s rescheduled game against Auburn lon Monday was postponed again, due to the fact that there were not enough officials available. The game has again postponed to a date to be determined.

Thunderbird Invite

Tri County, Freeman and several other area schools competed in the Johnson County Track and Field invite Monday. The Freeman boys finished second as a team with 64 points. Tri County was right behind in 3rd with 63.

Area top finishers, first for the boys

Creighton Niemeyer of Tri County took first in the 800 (2:01.70) and 1600 meter runs (4:43.05). Freeman’s 4×100 meter relay team took first (46.62), while Tri County’s 4×800 relay team took first (8:52.51). Finally, Johnson-Brock’s Ty Hahn won three events – the 100 meter dash (11.17), the 200 meter dash (23.62) and long jump (20 feet-2 inches).

Looking at girls’ team scoring, Tri County came in second with 85 total points. Freeman was third with 63.

Girls’ area top finishers

Freeman’s Brylie Hartwig won first in the 800, setting a new meet record with a time of 2:25.22. That broke the previous record of 2:27.24 set in 1989. Hartwig also won gold in the 1600 meter run (5:35.30).

Tri County meanwhile won a pair of relays – the 4×400 (4:32.13) and 4×800 (10:45.58). In triple jump, Tri County’s Anna Schmidt took first with a jump of 32 feet-6 inches. In shot put, senior and Doane track commit Madison Freese won the event for Tri County with a throw of 36 feet-11 inches.

Beatrice tennis scores home win

The Beatrice girls’ tennis team hosted Wilber-Clatonia in a dual at Hannibal Park Monday. The Lady O won the dual in dominating fashion, 8-1.

Freshman Olivia Pfeiffer had perhaps the best day for Beatrice. She won her dual with teammate Avery Plessel, 8-2. She also won her singles match against Wilber’s Jacqueline Kalkwarf, 8-0.

Bree Hormandl was the Wolverines’ lone victor Monday. She won her singles match against Beatrice’s Haley Price, 8-5.

Staying in girls’ tennis, Norris competed in a triangular with Brownell-Talbot/Concordia and Waverly Monday. The matches were played at Waverly High School. The Lady Titans were outstanding, going 3-0 in doubles and 3-1 in singles.

Crystal Craft won both of her single matches, while Isabel Havel was victorious in both of the dual matches she competed in.

Nice day for golf

Beatrice, Fairbury, Norris and several other area golf teams competed in the Lincoln Pius X invitational at Firethorn Golf Course Monday.

Norris finished fourth with a team score of 345. Beatrice was seventh with 364. Fairbury finished 17th out of 17 teams with a team score of 458. Dalton Peterson had a team-best score for the Jeffs at 97.

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