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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 »

Home run race heats up in Astros sweep

They may not win Major League Baseball’s Triple Crown Award but that doesn’t stop Tanner Borlaug and Alex Barfield from having their own home run derby. Following mirror blasts Tuesday night, Borlaug leads the series 4-3.

Posted 6/30/10 (Wed) read more »