Otis High School’s baseball team has a big showdown today, April 13, at Haxtun.
The Bulldogs, 7-1 and ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, will be at an undefeated Fightin’ Bulldogs team, 8-0, that is ranked No. 2. It Otis’ only action this week.
The Bulldogs split a doubleheader at Stratton, last Saturday, 3-18 and 9-3. The opener was Otis’ first loss of the season. Stratton led 7-1 by the end of the second inning and never let up, scoring at least three runs in each of its four at-bats.
Carter Wells hit a double for Otis with two RBI and one run, Erick Thorn had a double and one run, JJ Ward a double and one RBI, Peyton Wells one hit, and Tayte Smith one run. Ward, Thorn and Paxton Davis each took turns on the hill.
The Bulldogs were able to get out of town with a split, though, thanks to the six-run win in the nightcap.
Stratton led 2-0 after the first, but Otis led 6-3 by the end of the third, and plated three more runs in the fifth.
Smith had three two hits with three RBI and one run, Thorn a two-run double and one run, Wells two hits and one RBI, Ward two hits, Maddox Hisam one hit, one RBI and one run, Kaleb Jones one hit and one run, Davis one hit and two runs, Mitchell Stivers one run, and Austin Hornung one hit and one run.
Smith got the pitching win, striking out out and walking five, and scattering three hits over five innings.
ARICKAREE TRACK AND FIELD
The Arickaree boys had some top performances at the Yuma Bill Kalb Invitational, Monday.
Hayden Page edged teammate Jacob Jefferson with a strong finishing kick to win the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 13.55 seconds, while Jefferson was second in 2:13.98. Jefferson won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.75 seconds. The 4-by-200 relay team placed seventh in 1:40.16.
The Bison also had strong efforts at the Warren Mitchell Invitational, last Saturday in Limon. Jefferson won the 400-meter dash in 52.01 seconds, and won the 110 hurdles in 16.07 seconds. The 4-by-400 team placed fourth in 3:42.37, and the 4-by-800 foursome also placed fourth in 9:16.53.
Lone Star track and field athletes had some great efforts in great weather Monday at the Yuma Bill Kalb Invitational.
Anderson Weathers was third in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.82 seconds. Grant Kuntz took third in the triple jump with a distance of 37-foot-6.5. Kuntz also was sixth in the pole vault by clearing 11-9. Wyatt Cochran took sixth in the discus at 120-5, and shot the put 42-6.25 to place sixth.
The girls got one point courtesy of Jade Kuntz clearing 7-3 to place eighth in the pole vault.
The Longhorns also were at the Holyoke Invitational last Saturday. Weathers won the 110 hurdles in 17.51 seconds. Ronnie Tandema was second in the 3200 in 13:17.29. Kuntz was seventh in the 100 in 12.38 seconds. He also was fourth in the triple jump at 37-5. In the pole vault, Grants was fourth at 10-8, and Weathers fifth at 10-2. Cochran was third in the shot put at 41-3, and whipped the discus 119-3 for for fourth.
For the girls, Kuntz cleared 7-2 for second in the pole vault, and Aleighcea Kuntz third at 6-8. The 4-by-100 ream placed fifth in 56.98 seconds.
Otis High School’s track and field athletes competed in great weather at the Yuma Bill Kalb Invitational on Monday.
Peyton Wells whipped the discus 121-foot-5 for fifth, and put the shot 40-4.25 for eight place. Sawyer Packer was seventh in the triple jump with a distance of 36-8. The 4-by-100 relay team placed eighth in 50.28 seconds.
The girls got two points courtesy of Madelyn Willeke placing seventh in the pole vault by clearing 7-9.
The tracksters had another nice day at the Holyoke Invitational last Saturday. Packer was seventh in the long jump at 17-5.5, and seventh in the triple jump at 37-0.5. Bohden Klinzmann placed eighth in the 200-meter dash in 27.66 seconds.