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Wed
05
Apr
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Ready for some baseball?

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Dodger’s Tee ball Coach Calvin Daniel watches as, Bentley Lester, leads his team towards homeplate. All the local little league teams ranging from tee ball to 12 and Under were introduced to their fans this last Saturday, April 1st during the opening ceremonies kicking off the beginning of spring basball season here in Fisher County.

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Wed
05
Apr
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Rotan Tennis teams bring home District medals

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The Rotan Tennis Teams traveled to Stamford last Monday, where the girls team won the district meet against teams from Leuders-Avoca and Aspermont.

Coach Ardian Daniel said he was proud of the overall performance of his athletes.

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Wed
05
Apr
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Rotan Yellowhammer Baseball loses two in a row

Coming off a crushing 11 – 1 defeat to Borden County last week, Rotan was hoping to score a win against Ira last Saturday, and although they slugged it out against the Bulldogs, the Yellowhammers just couldn’t quite pull it together. Rotan came up short in the away conferences game in narrow 3 – 1 loss to the Ira Bulldogs.

The first inning opened well for the Yellowhammers when freshman, Josh Cabaniss stretched a single into a double off an Ira error. With bases loaded, senior, Winston Martin launched one into center field, but it was picked off, bringing the Rotan run to a close.

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Wed
05
Apr
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Lady Yellowhammers Fall to 0-2 in District

by Sam Denton

The Rotan Lady Yellowhammers travelled to Winters on March 28th to play the Lady Blizzards in their District opener.

Ryleigh Denton pitched. She had 6 strikeouts and 3 walks. Denton threw 92 pitches, 55 strikes and 37 balls

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Wed
29
Mar
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Lady Yellowhammers run rule Abilene Cooper JV in 5 innings

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On Saturday, March 25th, the Lady Yellowhammers travel to Abilene for a rematch with Cooper JV. Sarah Harris took the circle for Rotan and had an outstanding performance. Harris put a massive 11 strikeouts and threw a total of 112 pitches. The senior pitcher's arm was so strong there was no need for any relief pitching. AWESOME job Sarah!

The Lady Yellowhammers got off to a slow start. There were no hits or runs scored in the first 2 innings. Rotan plated 4 runs in the 3rd inning. Raychel Anderle started the hitting spree with a base hit and Mya Gentry followed with a single. Then Ryleigh Denton hit an RBI double scoring Anderle. Sarah Harris continued the run with a single which plated Gentry and allowed Denton to steal home. The final run of the inning came when Mackenzie Ballard hit a single past the 3rd baseman allowing Harris to steal home and score.

Wed
29
Mar
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Yellowhammers crush the Cardinals

The Rotan baseball team won in a 12 – 1 victory over Hermleigh in Saturday’s conference game.

Rotan got off to a rocky start when a pop fly by freshman, Josh Cabaniss and a grounder by sophomore, Adrian Fortuna both resulted in two quick outs for the Yellowhammers.

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Wed
22
Mar
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Yellowhammers win against Clyde

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The Rotan Baseball Team snatch victory away from the Clyde last Monday, defeating the Bulldogs 8 – 6.

Coming off a 7 – 1 loss against Albany the previous Friday, the Yellowhammers were ready to take on Clyde at the Rotan. With Senior Morgan Moffett on the mound, giving up only one run in the opening inning, Rotan took their turn at the plate down by one.

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Wed
22
Mar
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The Lady Yellowhammers beat SA Abilene Cooper JV in a nail biter

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by Sam Denton

On Saturday, March 18th, the Abilene Cooper N came to Rotan to take on the Rotan Lady Yellowhammers. Mackenzie Ballard was the starting pitcher pitching the first 3 innings. Ryleigh Denton came in as relief and pitched the final 4 innings. They combined for a total of 8 strikeouts. The Lady Yellowhammers offense started the 1st inning with Ryleigh Denton being walked, then Sarah Harris hitting a double to score Denton. Mackenzie Ballard knocked down a single bringing in Harris.

In an uneventful 2nd inning, Raychel Anderle was the only Lady Yellowhammer to reach base with a single but no runs were scored.

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Wed
15
Mar
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Softball Season is in full SWING for the Lady Yellowhammers

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BY Sam Denton

The Rotan Lady Yellowhammers softball team began their 2017 season at the 2nd Annual Rotan Classic Tournament on Thursday, February 23rd• Their first game was against the Stamford Bulldogs. Ryleigh Denton pitched and had 9 strikeouts. Ryleigh Denton & Ylen Garza both walked then Sarah Harris hit a double to centerfield and brought Denton in. Bailey Helms hit a triple to left field and brought in Garza & Harris. Jackie Dunn, Mackenzie Ballard and Mya Gentry were all walked which scored Helms. Raychel Anderle was walked, then Jax Hurt hit a fly ball to centerfield and Anderle scored. The final score was Rotan 5 and Stamford 0, this was the Lady Yellowhammers first shut out and win of the 2017 season.

Wed
08
Mar
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Roby Lions Win First Games

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The Roby Lions began their baseball season Friday March 3rd in a double header against the Westbrook Wildcats. Holten Dickson was starting pitcher in game one. The Wildcats scored two runs in the top of the first inning. Landon Estes was lead off batter for the Lions, he was hit by a pitch and stole second and third base, he then stole home to score the Lions only point in the first inning. The second inning Holten Dickson and Caleb Smith team up to throw the runner out at first, and then two strike outs. The bottom of the second saw the Lions scoring 4 points to take the lead 6-2. Caleb Smith lead off the inning with a stand up double to center field. Bradley Terry was hit by a pitch advancing Caleb to second base. Caleb stole third and the Wildcats overthrew the base for him to come in for the score. Landon Estes came to the plate for the second time drawing a walk to first. Bradley Terry and Landon Estes both steal home with Antonio Fortuna at the plate.

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