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Marion C. Early baseball’s season of success came to a close Tuesday, May 21, with a 6-1 loss to Liberal in the first round of Class 2 state sectionals.

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When Bolivar’s Jack Hadank sets cleated feet on Southwest Baptist University’s baseball field as a Bearcat next year, the recently graduated Liberator starter said he’ll have coach Brad Roweton to thank.

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Marion C. Early players celebrate a run against Walnut Grove earlier this year. MCE’s state sectionals baseball game against Liberal was postponed Monday, May 20, due to weather. The Panthers were down 5-1 when play stopped Monday. As of press time Tuesday, the game was still set to resume l…

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Marion C. Early baseball is a Class 2 district champion for the third time in as many years after blanking opponents Richland and Plato to take the District 8 crown Wednesday, May 15, in Stoutland.

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Freddie Wieder, who lives in Polk County, signs to play baseball at Central Christian College of Kansas. Wieder attends Weaubleau High School. He previously played at Humansville. 

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Humansville baseball recorded its second consecutive victory over Hermitage Monday, May 13, winning 9-5 to advance to the second round of the Class 1 District 8 tournament. 

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Bolivar baseball’s year came to a close in the first round of the Class 4 District 11 tournament Friday, May 10, as Hollister downed the Liberators 4-1. 

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Fair Play baseball will close its 2019 regular season with a 6-8 record after dropping its final two games to Macks Creek and Walnut Grove. The Hornets lost 18-0 to Macks Creek Monday, May 6, and 16-5 to Walnut Grove Thursday, May 9. They face Dadeville in the first round of the Class 1 Dist…

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Jack Hadank helped guide Liberator baseball to two wins from the pitcher’s mound Monday, May 6, as Bolivar topped Ava 6-3 and shut out Nevada 6-0.

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Fair Play and Halfway will face off on the baseball diamond Monday, May 6, in Halfway after the game was rescheduled from Tuesday, April 30, due to weather. 

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Three Bolivar doubles teams claimed victory as Liberator tennis rolled to a 7-2 win over Osage Thursday, May 2. 

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April showers have brought May game schedule changes, as storms Monday, April 29, and Tuesday, April 30, have prompted changes to numerous Polk County sporting events this week. More storms are expected later this week.

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Pleasant Hope softball played for a chance at a Class 1 District 8 title Tuesday, April 30. The score wasn’t available by press time Tuesday.

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Bolivar High School golf took third place as a team at the district tournament Monday, April 29. Four Liberators  — Aiden Asby, Travis Bradley, Alex Russell and Quenton Hoffman — qualified for the sectionals tournament at Briarbrook Golf Course in Carl Junction Monday, May 6.