www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

FHSU women's basketball picked fourth in MIAA, ESU first -10/22/2014, 2:28 PM

HHS soccer shut out by Garden City -10/22/2014, 10:11 AM

Tiger women sixth at Park Classic -10/22/2014, 10:11 AM

Tigers start prep for Bearcats -10/22/2014, 2:22 PM

Blocks Britz's specialty for KSU -10/22/2014, 10:10 AM

Royals must fight against history -10/22/2014, 10:10 AM

K.C. roughed up in Game 1 -10/22/2014, 10:10 AM

Castorino named MIAA Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week -10/21/2014, 3:23 PM

Babyak, Thompson earn MIAA weekly honors -10/21/2014, 3:05 PM

Hays High girls claim 4A title -- TMP sixth -10/21/2014, 10:31 AM

TMP soccer falls at Garden City -10/21/2014, 10:22 AM

Manning, Broncos pound 49ers -10/20/2014, 10:26 AM

Charles the Chiefs' all-time leader -10/20/2014, 10:17 AM

'Boys move to 6-1 -10/20/2014, 10:16 AM

K.C. kicks past Chargers -10/20/2014, 10:16 AM

Jump back to 1985 -10/20/2014, 10:16 AM

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive with win at Talladega -10/20/2014, 10:16 AM

FHSU women earn shutout, set record -10/20/2014, 10:16 AM

KSU sits atop Big 12 -10/19/2014, 6:42 AM

Early mistakes sink Jayhawks -10/19/2014, 6:41 AM

Tigers nab 'W' at Emporia -10/19/2014, 8:21 PM

Knights secure district, playoff spot -10/19/2014, 6:34 AM

TMP claims MCL tourney title -10/19/2014, 8:20 PM

Monarchs take team to Class 4A state -10/19/2014, 8:20 PM

Area prep football roundup, Oct. 17 -10/19/2014, 8:20 PM

Indian volleyball second at WAC -10/19/2014, 8:20 PM

HHS has high expectations for 4A golf finale -10/19/2014, 8:20 PM

Buhler hands Hays High first loss in blowout -10/19/2014, 8:20 PM

FHSU men win eighth straight -10/18/2014, 8:21 PM

FHSU Tiger Open XC results -10/18/2014, 8:21 PM

Tiger women record third consecutive shutout -10/18/2014, 8:20 PM

Tiger volleyball wins third straight match -10/18/2014, 8:20 PM

Indians' Forinash goes 0-2 at 4A state -10/18/2014, 8:20 PM

TMP falls in district opener to Beloit -10/17/2014, 11:46 AM

HHS soccer falls to Bishop Carroll -10/17/2014, 10:28 AM

FHSU men's soccer wins seventh straight -10/17/2014, 10:28 AM

Tigers look to climb back above .500 -10/17/2014, 10:38 AM

HHS fourth in WAC meet -10/17/2014, 10:28 AM

TMP boys 2nd, girls 3rd at Lakeside -10/17/2014, 10:28 AM

TMP volleyball goes 2-0 in first day at MCL -10/17/2014, 10:28 AM

Indians' Forinash in 4A state field -10/17/2014, 10:28 AM

Wichita State's Darius Carter shows off his jumper -10/17/2014, 10:27 AM

Sports Scores

Tuesday

Prep basketball

Boys

Atwood 76, St. Francis 65

Dighton 62, Oberlin 47

Hillsboro 50, Goodland 47

Lakeside 42, Lincoln 32

Minneapolis 68, Russell 35

Rock Hills 42, Natoma 37

Salina Central 62, Andover 58

Salina South 62, Sacred Heart 47

Sharon Springs 75, Leoti 38

St. John's Beloit-Tipton 57, Osborne 34

Sylvan-Lucas 61, Thunder Ridge 48

Girls

Dighton 44, Atwood 11

Dodge City 71, Hays High 28

Hesston 51, Goodland 18

Hoisington 60, Victoria 46

Hoxie 65, St. Francis 13

Lincoln 33, Lakeside 26

Minneapolis 47, Otis-Bison 24

Osborne 59, Wilson 34

Sharon Springs 63, Oberlin 42

Sylvan-Lucas 43, Natoma 41 (ot)

Tescott 41, Rock Hills 33

Trego 56, Leoti 27

Thunder Ridge 33, St. John's Beloit-Tipton 30

Click To View All


myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Legion, Monarchs set for Wild West Fest

Published on -7/5/2012, 10:23 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

By KLINT SPILLER

kspiller@dailynews.net

Hays Senior Legion baseball coach Brad Kelly's expectations don't change much from game to game. He expects to win games, and so far, the Hays Eagles have fulfilled his expectations.

The Eagles are 29-4 -- Hays Legion record-setting pace -- and have won 19 of their past 20, so when it comes to the upcoming Wild West Fest Tournament in Hays, he expects the same.

"(The focus is) the same as it has been all year, just win," Kelly said. "We'll do whatever it takes to compete at the plate and compete on the mound, whatever we are doing."

The tournament will be played at three crosstown venues -- Larks Park, Hays High's Indian Field and TMP Field.

The Eagles are in Pool A with the Topeka Capitols, Rock Creek, Colby and Seward, Neb.

The only team the Eagles have faced this year is Topeka, and Hays won 7-1 on June 3 at the Manhattan Tournament of Champions.

The Eagles will play their first game at 11:15 a.m. Friday against Colby at Indian Field, and they will play the nightcap at 8:15 p.m. at Indian Field as well against Seward, Neb.

On Saturday, the Eagles will play the Topeka Capitols at 3:45 p.m. at Indian Field and Rock Creek at 8:15 p.m. at Larks Park.

The top two teams from each pool will enter bracket play Sunday afternoon, but every team in the tournament will play at least one game Sunday with the non-qualifying seeds playing their respective seed from the other pool.

Catcher Jarrett Sanders, who was a freshman at Fort Hays State University this school year, is in his fifth year with the Hays Senior Legion and described himself as "the veteran" of the group, but even he hadn't seen success quite like what the Eagles have produced this summer.

Sanders said he wasn't sure what was different between this team and past teams, but said this team is more laid back and relaxed. However, that also might be because the team is winning.

"I think we are just playing as a team right now," Sanders said. "We are doing everything just to win."

The Eagles have won the past two Wild West Tournaments in 2009 and 2011. There wasn't a tournament in 2010.

So far, all of the Eagles' losses have come in tournament play, losing twice in Manhattan, once at North Platte, Neb., and once in Omaha, Neb.

However, all of their losses were close games and all were solid tournament outings, and Kelly expects a similar one this weekend.

"These guys do a good job," Kelly said.

"They show up. They are loose, and they are relaxed. But when we take the field, we seem like we are ready to go. I think we'll have a good tournament."

Monarchs to enter first tournament of year

This weekend's Wild West Tournament could provide valuable experience for the Hays Monarchs.

Because of work schedules and other obligations, the Monarchs haven't played any tournaments this year, so this could help prepare them for the zone and state tournaments.

"It is a different format where we have to use a lot of pitching, and we don't have a lot of pitchers, so that kind of hurts us," Monarchs coach Dustin Schumacher said. "It'll be good prep for state."

The Monarchs are in Pool B with the Kansas Crush, Great Bend, North Platte, Neb., and Fort Morgan, Colo.

The only team the Monarchs have seen this year is Great Bend, and they split the doubleheader with Great Bend at TMP Field.

"We are looking forward to seeing some different teams, because in the spring season and the summer season, it seems like we play the same people over and over," Schumacher said. "So it's nice to get out an see some different pitching."

The Monarchs (9-6) start the tournament at 9 a.m. Friday at TMP Field against Great Bend.

The Monarchs will play again at 1:30 p.m. at Indian Field against North Platte, Neb.

On Saturday, the Monarchs will play the Kansas Crush at 3:45 p.m. at Larks Park and Fort Morgan, Colo., at 8:15 p.m. at Indian Field.

After struggling earlier in the year with slumping bats and pitching, the Monarchs got onto a roll in late June, winning five straight, but the Monarchs lost the second game of their doubleheader to Beloit and fell to the Eagles 10-2 on Tuesday.

However, the team corrected itself after falling behind early and played much better in the second half of the game against the Eagles. Schumacher said he expects that to continue into the tournament.

"We had some positive things happen in the last half of the game," Schumacher said. "Hopefully, we take those away from that. We'll get it figured out."

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos

AP Breaking News