Last Tuesday’s season opener was a lot like eating a turkey dog for the Center-Stanton Wildcats. They knew it was good for them but it lacked the delicious taste of victory. The Wildcats fell 48-18, 30 points better than their 60 point loss to the Shiloh Sky Hawks in 2012.
When Cale Ferderer first arrived back in Center he was an aide in the special education department and assistant football coach. Last year was Ferderer’s last season as an assistant. Now, he is the head coach but he hasn’t forgotten his past.
Washburn coaches Dirk Hausauer and Kip Erkickson had a patent pending entering last weeks section 7 American Legion tournament. The duo led three teams to consecutive section crowns and hoped for a fourth crown and consecutive state tournament appearance. Opening day - Washburn vs. Highway 21
Whenever Beulah and Washburn square off against each other in baseball it’s typically a big game with playoff seeding or championships on the line. On Sunday, June 30, the teams matched up in Beulah for a double header and sole possession of first place in the section.
Friday offered the only fair day for baseball at the Washburn baseball field as the Steve Kenner Memorial Baseball Tournament started. All games were on time Friday. Four innings were played on Saturday before teams were soaked and everyone went home to let the field dry out for another day. The field was too wet to play on Sunday, coach Kip Erickson said.
The Washburn-Wilton-Wing-Center-Stanton Cardinals found themselves in a rare situation on Thursday evening. The defending Region 8 champions were playing another team from last year’s state tournament field for a spot in the state championship. The Cardinals battled to the championship the hard way, winning two games on the same day but came up short in the final battle.