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From All-American to Bison

Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of articles about the new coaches in the Hazen High School athletic programs for the 2010-2011 school year. Standing 6-foot-2 Heidi Larson is the shortest of her three brothers.

Posted 9/08/10 (Wed) read more »

A different title for Bison

Last season the Hazen volleyball team was in a fight for their invitational title. Following Saturday’s action, the Bison still had to battle for a title but instead of champion, they earned fifth place honors during the third annual Coal Country Invite.

Posted 9/01/10 (Wed) read more »

Coal Bowl match-ups unique to 31st year

Come Friday night and Mercer County will be split down the middle for Coal Bowl XXXI.

Posted 8/25/10 (Wed) read more »

Making his own name in the coaching game

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles about the new coaches in the Hazen High School programs for the coming school year.

Posted 8/18/10 (Wed) read more »

Keeping the horseshoe spirit alive

For a select few Mercer County residents, Thursday nights mean horseshoes. The Spring Creek Horseshoe Club has been running more than a quarter of a century and club coordinator Linda Flemmer doesn’t foresee it slowing down anytime soon.

Posted 8/11/10 (Wed) read more »

LumberKings fall victim to talent trap

Being a District champion three years in a row has been a beautiful feather in the Hazen Babe Ruth baseball program’s cap. The 2010 LumberKings were hungry to advance beyond the trap of the past few seasons.

Posted 8/04/10 (Wed) read more »

Bombs ignite LumberKings' playoff sweep

Warning: Hazen LumberKings baseball games are not for the faint of heart. Just ask coaches Arliss Maas and Scott Leintz. In the past two weeks the first-year coaches have been soaring with double digit leads and also struggling to reach the bases.

Posted 7/28/10 (Wed) read more »

Lumberkings muscle their way to 3-peat conference title

With six effective frames from Kolby Metzger – who helped himself with four strikeouts – and a four-run fourth inning, the Hazen Lumberkings knocked off Washburn for their third straight Babe Ruth I-94 Conference championship last Thursday.

Posted 7/21/10 (Wed) read more »

Split keeps Astros title hopes alive

No matter what comes next in Mike Lorenzano’s coaching career 2010 will go down as a highlight in his personal history. In his second season at the helm of the Hazen Astros, Lorenzano is hitting milestones left and right.

Posted 7/14/10 (Wed) read more »

Duewel, Borlaug toss 1-hitters in sweep

Going into the top of the seventh inning, Kerby Duewel had every pitcher’s dream: a possible no hitter. The Hazen American Legion pitcher had let a few walks past and even a couple scores. About to shutdown the Section 7 foe, only an out away, Duewel lost his ultimate goal.

Posted 7/07/10 (Wed) read more »