Sports in brief (July 1, 2022)


Blair teams compete at state softball
Three Blair Chaos softball teams recently competed at USA Softball of Nebraska state tournaments in Hastings.
The age 10 and younger Chaos squad went 2-2. In the 8U tourneys, the Chaos-Keslar squad was 2-2, while the Chaos-Chrans team went 0-3.
The 12U Blair Diamonds will be the next Washington County squad to compete at a state tourney in Hastings. Play begins today at 5 p.m. with a game against the Creighton Thunder.

Dawgs baseball team falls to 2-6
The Blair Dawgs town team is 2-6 in Dodge County Baseball League play after its most recent defeat.
The Dodge Diamondbacks moved to 2-0 against Blair with a 17-1 win last Sunday. The Dawgs were to face Leigh/Schuyler on Thursday and will next compete July 7 against Scribner at Vets Field. The latter home game starts at 7:30 p.m.

Blair softball players successful in Tennessee
Blair softball players Kalli Ulven and Sophia Wrich of the Nebraska Quakes Prime had successful outings during the Scenic City Summer Showcase in Chattanooga, Tenn.
On June 23 alone, Ulven hit three singles, two doubles and homer across three games. She had four RBIs, while also pitching a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts.
Wrich, meanwhile, hit a single and two doubles June 23 in Tennessee. She had three RBIs, too.

Arlington hires girls wrestling coach
Madison Wakefield will serve as an Arlington assistant girls wrestling coach after the Arlington Public Schools Board of Education voted to approve adding the team on June 9.
AHS announced their new coach's hiring Tuesday on social media.
Wakefield, a Blair native, joined Arlington as an art teacher in 2020. In college, she competed in track and field at Doane University, earning Great Plains Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete honors.

— Staff reports

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