Archive for Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wible gets first win against Paola

DHS girls softball goes 1-1 last night

Katie Williams, De Soto High senior, delivers a pitch against Wellsville. In that game, Williams threw a no-hitter and had eight strikeouts.

Katie Williams, De Soto High senior, delivers a pitch against Wellsville. In that game, Williams threw a no-hitter and had eight strikeouts.

April 21, 2010

After a 3-5 loss to Paola High School and their pitcher Kylee Mader, the Wildcats came back in the second game of the doubleheader to win 5-1.

Coach Melissa Wible said it took the girls a while to figure out Mader’s timing.

They scored their three runs in the sixth inning. It started with a double by Jordin Burford followed by Burford stealing third. Then Katie Williams was hit by a pitch and a single from MaKenzi Shackley put the Wildcats on the board.

Hannah Jokisch hit a double letting Shackley and Williams score DHS’s remaining points for the game.

Williams ended the first game with eight strikeouts.

“It was a tough loss but a very exciting game,” Wible said. “It had to be the best game that I have ever watched as a coach. The girls played fantastic.”

Wible said the Wildcats pulled together for the second game.

Sophia Templin had four strikeouts.

The team’s scoring started in the fifth inning. Jokisch started the scoring off with a single. Laura Meyers moved Jokisch to second base on a sacrifice bunt.

Wible said after that the Wildcats when on a hitting streak with Templin, Kyndel Reeves, Hunter Klamm, Burford and Williams scoring.

“We have never beat Paola in the six years I have coached softball at De Soto,” Wible said. “This was a big win for our program.”


thrawn33 7 years, 7 months ago

i think that this is absolutely pathetic. on the one hand you have the DeSoto boys baseball team which is doing amazing this year and not one story to follow up on them, the game scores from the week, what they have been doing recently, or a bio on any of the players. despite all that, this paper continues to write mediocre (at best) stories about softball or how some kid is signing to ESU to play tennis. grow up and get a real story to write about and stop feeding this junk that not even preschoolers consider news.


egarcia 7 years, 7 months ago

I'm sorry you feel that way. I know the sports coverage has been pretty sparse since the paper was shut down and the sports writer let go. We now depend on parents or in the case of the story above, coaches for sports information. The De Soto High coaches and the school's athletics director understand the situation. They know if they would like something posted they need to send it to me. Otherwise, because there is no longer a sports writer to attend any of the games, the story won't be published.

If you would like to write updates on the boy's baseball team please send it to me.


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