After last year, Coal Bowl XXXII has a lot to live up to.
Dance is a powerful impulse, but the art of dance is that impulse channeled by skillful performers into something that becomes intensely expressive and that may delight spectators who have no wish to dance themselves.
Hits came at a premium last weekend during the Class B Babe Ruth State Tournament in Surrey. The Hazen team was able to string along enough hits to win three out of five games to earn third place honors before falling to eventual state champion Lisbon on Sunday.
Since no baseball team has been able to slow the 7-0 Hazen Astros, opponents must have turned to a higher power.
Timely pitching and opportunistic offense propelled the Hazen Astros to 13-0 and 10-9 wins over Beach in a American Legion baseball match-up June 15 in Hazen.