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Volleyball season is here, and the Bobcats have a good team. Usually at the beginning of the season, the teams look really ragged, but not this year. The Cats first game was against North Sevier, a ranked 2A team. Both teams were really good, but the ladies won the Freshmen, J.V. and the Varsity games. I was able to watch the Varsity game, and the Cats won the first one 25-20. The second game was the best one; it went to a 25 to 25 tie. The Cats won the next two, and they took the game, 27 to 25. The third game was all Cats, winning 25 to 11. It seems that Coach Norris has everything on all three teams—servers, setters, spikers—so they look like they are going to be really good for some time. The Lady Cats have a busy schedule next week, with a game against Valley on the 23rd in Panguitch, a game against Beaver—also a home game—on the 24th, and the Dixie Tournament on the 25th & 26th.


I finally got a schedule, and the boys baseball team is off to a great start with a record of 9-1; four of those games were in Panguitch at the 1A preview tournament. I was told that the Cats were playing at 9:30 p.m., so I went over there at 10:30 p.m., and the Cats were losing 4-0 in the fourth inning against Altamont. Thinking that the game was sixe innings, I decided to stay. Altamont scored another run in the fifth inning. However, in the 6th inning, Altamont had to take out their pitcher after he walked a batter and had thrown too many pitches. The Cats, then, scored two runs without getting a hit because their pitcher couldn’t get the ball over the plate, and the team went into the seventh inning trailing 5-2. Again, Altamont’s pitcher continued to walk our players, and finally, the Cats tied the game at 5. With bases loaded and a count of 3 and 1, our batter hit a line drive to the third baseman, and he doubled the Cats and got out of the inning. In the bottom of the eighth, our batter struck out, but the catcher missed the ball, and the runner made it to first. With runners at 1st and 3rd, one of the hitters lined an out to right field, and our runner came home with the winning run. It was 12:05 a.m. The Cats came out of the tournament with three wins and one loss to Bryce Valley. The Cats play at Pinnacle on the 16th and have another tournament at Merit Academy from the 18 – 19th.

The cross country season starts on the 19th at the Richfield Invitational. The girls should have a good team; I am not so sure about the boys.