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Beardstown’s 11/12 Softball team made their weekend to the state tournament a very successful and fun experience this weekend.  They got things started on Saturday when they took on Evergreen Park.  Right away it would be shown that Beardstown would have little trouble with this team as Beardstown would score 3 runs in the first and 6 runs in the second en route to a 11-1 victory.  The big stories to come out of this game was Autumn Hobrock finally finding her bat as she went 3-3 with 3 RBI’s and 3 runs scored.  The other story was the outing on the mound for Olivia Dour.  She would have a bit of trouble with the first batter she face but she got into a rhythm and really looked like the pitcher that we have seen in the past.  The line score for Evergreen Park was 1 run, 5 hits, 3 errors, and 6 left on base while Beardstown would score 11 runs, on 9 hits, commit 1 error, and only left 2 on base.

The second day of action saw Beardstown taking on a very tough, and quick, Freeport club.  Needless to say this game would prove to be the game of the tournament season when it was all said and done.  After 4 and a half innings of play both teams would be scoreless but Beardstown would soon find their bats getting 2 runs on 2 hits in the bottom of the 5th.  Needing only 3 outs would prove to be a challenge for Beardstown in the top of the 6th as Freeport used a lead off Ground Rule Double from Abby Smith to plate 3 runs and turn the tables on Beardstown.  However with 2 outs in the bottom of the 6th inning and no one on, Taylor Danner was able to reach safely on an error.  Raquel Rawlins would get a base hit and then Maddie Craig would walk to load the bases for Olivia Dour.  Luckily for Beardstown the Freeport catcher, Taylor Holland, would allow a rare pass ball and Danner was able to slide into home safely to tie the game up.  Dour came out in the top of the 7th and pitched through a tough jam to give her team a chance to end it.  Autumn Hobrock would come up and line a double on the third pitch of her at bat followed by Alyssa Dour sending a walk off double to score Hobrock and earn Beardstown a spot in Tuesday night’s state championship contest.  This Beardstown squad would not give up today and their fight and determination has earned them the day off tomorrow. If Beardstown can win Tuesday, or Wednesday if defeated on Tuesday, they would earn themselves a trip to the Central Region Tournament in Indianapolis.


The opening round game of the 2012 Lady Spartan Classic was a very one sided affair.  Beardstown jumped out to the quick lead and never looked back.  Even though Brussels was the #8 seed in the tournament, they could never come up with an answer for anything the Lady Tigers would send their way.  Brussels main problem seemed to be that they stood around too much and never found any type of rhythm which allowed Beardstown to control just about every aspect of this game.  Beardstown would pick up the opening round victory by a score of 60-34.  Hannah Pohlman led the Lady Raiders with 12 points while Jill Harris was unstoppable for the Lady Tigers as she had 26 points. Brussels falls into the consolation bracket and get a bye in the next round while Beardstown advances to the Quarterfinals where they will take on #1 seed, Litchfield.

The first game of day #2 saw the hosts, Beardstown, take on Griggsville-Perry.  The Lady Tornadoes jumped out to an early lead but then by halftime that lead was erased as we were tied up at 27.  Beardstown came out of the halftime break playing a much more aggressive style of ball.  Their defense forced multiple turnovers by G-P; and the Lady Tigers capitalized on those turnovers by turning them into points.  In the end Beardstown comes away with the 48-42 victory.  If G-P would have been able to limit their turnovers, they would have probably had a better outcome.Marlee Jo Bradshaw led the Lady Tornadoes with 19 points while Jill Harris led the Lady Tigers with 12 points.  Beardstown advances on to play Rushville-Industry while Griggsville-Perry falls to take on North Greene.

The next game today saw the host Lady Tigers run into a very tough Farmington Lady Farmers team.  Farmington came in to this game with almost a chip on their shoulder with something to prove.  Well Farmington was down 7-0 and then 17-0 run of their own to take 17-7 after the 1st Quarter.  The Lady Farmers never looked back in this one as they would get some outstanding play out of the entire team in holding on for the 53-45 victory today.Hannah Jostes scored 13 points to lead the Lady Farmers while Jill Harris added 16 for the Lady Tigers.  Beardstown came out hot today and then could never dig themselves out of the hole that they dug by committing way too many turnovers.  Farmington has played a tough early season schedule and that definitely showed today as they are a very solid team that could make a nice run through this tournament.


We kicked off the 2011-2012 Basketball season with a Prairieland match-up between Beardstown and Rushville-Industry.  Beardstown jumped out to a hot start tonight and also shot well from the free throw line.  On the other hand, Rushville-Industry struggled to get shots to fall in the first half.  The second half would prove to be much better for the Lady Rockets.  They were able to use a solid full court press to cause a bit of panic amongst the Lady Tigers and climbed right back in to this game.  But the difference would be the quality of shooting from the free throw line for the Lady Tigers and they pick up the season opening win 46-42.  Brandy Wise led the scoring for the Lady Rockets with 12 points while Emily Riddle led the Lady Tigers with 14 points on the night.  Rushville- Industry shot only 28% from the field tonight and 42% from the free throw line while committing 30+ turnovers.  Beardstown did not shoot any better from the field, 26%, but they were an outstanding 64% from the free throw line.  The Lady Tigers also committed too many turnovers as they also eclipsed 30+ turnovers.  Overall it was a great opening game for both teams and the ability of both teams to run up and down the court without looking tired shows that they have been working hard to get their conditioning in.  Both teams should provide some great moments this season and be solid competitors in most of their games.

Tonight the Lady Tigers hosted their long standing rivals from the North in the Lady Rockets for Volley For The Cure.  Beardstown does a great job with this event every year and tonight was no exception with a great turnout and great participation.  Those in attendance tonight also watched a great match between these two schools.  In game #1 Beardstown jumped out to a 10-5 lead before Hannah Salrin gains 10 straight service points to put Rushville up 16-10.  But the the Lady Tigers would make a comeback to tie it up at 19-19 and held on for the game one win.  The next two games really saw Rushville-Industy come to life and play some of the best ball I have seen from them all year.  While, Beardstown seemed to loose a lot of their confidence and just could never find their rhythm again.  Rushville-Industry picks up the conference victory with a 21-25, 25-18, 25-20 win over Beardstown.  Abby Newman and Sara Brewer both had 10 service points tonight while Jill Harris added 16 kills for the Lady Tigers.  Hannah Salrin led the way in service points for the Lady Rockets with 20 while KJ Haywood and Ashley Thomas were both able to pick up 9 kills in the match.  Rushville improves to 15-11 while Beardstown falls to 17-8.

Our second match of the evening turned out to be the best match of the night as Beardstown and Brown County would battle it out.  Brown County has had a rough start to their season but they came out looking like that was old news and out Beardstown in a big hole to start the match.  Beardstown did make a late game comeback but it wouldn’t be enough as Brown County took game 1 25-21.  In game 2, these two teams came out playing back and forth until Jill Harris took control for the Lady Tigers and helped her team force a 3rd game with the 25-15 win.  Beardstown really took control early in the 3rd game and Brown County could never come back as Beardstown wins the game and the match 21-25, 25-15, 15-8.  Jill Harris had 7 Service Points, 1 Assist, 9 Kills, and 1 Block on the night for Beardstown.  Jenna Yingling had 6 Service Points, 7 Kills, and 3 Blocks on the night for Brown County.