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28 SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014 5ports SIONEY HERALD Sidney gets final glance at conference before divisional meet BY SARAH BLOOM SIDNEY HERALD Sidney's girls finished out the regular track season Friday at the Jock Stop meet in Glendive with 102 points, outscoring the rest of the Eastern A to finish first. In a tie for second, Billings Central and Hardin girls teams scored 84. Laurel girls had 74 points while Glen- dive scored 69. Miles City scored 51. Sidney's boys also had a strong campaign. They took fourth with 60.5 points behInd Laurel with 119 points, Glendive with 111 and Lewistown with 103.5. Billings Central boys scored 54 for fifth place, followed by Miles City with 44 and Hardin with 34. Topping their competition in their respected events, Sidney's Erin Harris, Daryn Wolff and Lexi Prevost led the Eagles Friday. Earning the top four plac- es in the pole vault, Sidney's girls scored 28 points alone in the event. Harris led the way to take first (9-9) while Harmonie Hampton and Prevost tied for second (9-6) and Aubrey Kessel placed fourth (9-0). Harris took first in the javelin (127-6.5) while also scoring with sixth-place finishes in the long jump (14-0) and in the triple jump (31-5). Cutting into her previ- ous personal best, Prevost finished first in the 300-me- ter hurdles (47.43) while also placing first in the 100-me- ter hurdles (16.35). Prevost also scored in the 100-meter dash where she took third (13.65) and in the 200-me- ter dash where she placed SARAH BLOOM I SIDNEY HERALD Sidney's Sheridan Sundheim clears an early height in the high-jump Friday at the Jock Stop meet in Glendive. Sundheim placed third in the event (4-10). fourth (27.96). Wolff saw success in the throwing events. She earned first in the discus (124-2.5), beating out Hardin's Beth- any Rides Horse by 15 feet. The senior also threw for third in the shot put (31-11). Teammate DanieUe Steinley placed sixth in the shot put (31-0) to score for Sidney Harley Steinbeisser was Sidney's jack-of-all-trades, scoring in numerous events for the Eagles. The junior earned fourth in the javelin (109-8) and in her discus throw debut, she placed fifth (91-8). Other scoring events for Sidney's girls were earned by Sheridan Sundheim, who jumped for third in the high jump (4-10) and Tenna Cooley, who finished sixth in the 400-meter dash (1:06.75) and in the 100-me- ter dash (14.22). Sidney's boys relay teams enjoyed success Friday The Eagles finished first in the 1,600-meter event (3:34.51) while also placing second in the 400-meter relay (45.49). Logan Thiel battled it out with Glendive's Taylor Schwartz and Dillon Silver- nale in the pole vault - a" familiar finish for the three. Thiel earned third (13-0). Schwhrtz took first (14-0) and Silvernale second (13-6). You've got your whole life ahead of you. Don't throw yours - or someone else's - away ...for the sake of a drink. Don SIDNEY HEALTH CENTER 216 14th Ave, S.W., Sidney www.sidneyhealth.org , 406-488-2100 1-800-331-7575 SARAH BLOOM I SIDNEY HERALD Sidney anchor Trace Jones finishes out the 1,600-meter relay for first place Friday (3:34.5 !). Caleb Benson and Trace Jones led Sidney in indi- vidual track events. Ben- son finished second in the 200-meter dash (23.48) and the 400-meter dash (51.79) and earned sixth in the 100-meter dash (11.9). Jones took sixth in the 400-meter dash (53.68). The Eagles had three boys score in the high jump. Michael McGinnis tied with teammate Chisum Lewis for fourth (5-6) while Quinn McGlothlin finished right behind (5-4) in sixth. Hunter Severson scored for Sidney in the discus. He threw.to place fourth in the event (125-1.5). Sidney continues the season at the Eastern A divisional meet Saturday in Miles City sports@sidneyherald.com Eagles have tough time in Butte BY SARAH BLOOM SIDNEY HERALD Before heading to Butte for a tournament Friday and Saturday, Sidney suffered a conference loss to Miles City, who shut out the Eagles Tuesday 7-0 in Eastern A action. The Cowgirls were the first on the board after scor- ing three times in the second inning. The Eagles held Miles City to its 3-0 lead until the bottom of the sixth inning. With two outs, the Cowgirls managed to keep their inning alive when an RBI single sparked the four-run inning. Both Miles City and Sid- ney had two errors. Hoping to put the confer- ence loss behind them, the Eagles traveled to play non- conference teams in Butte ..Friday and Saturday Sidney faced an early five- run deficit after the opening inning, and the Eagles never recovered in their 13-0 loss to Columbia Falls in the team's opening game of the Butte tourney Friday. Columbia Falls scored four times in the second to take a commanding 9-0 lead with Sidney unable to respond. Three more runs for Columbia Falls in the fourth buried the Eagles even more. A scoreless fifth inning for Sidney sealed its fate for the loss. Sidney had five errors in the non-conference contest. The Eagles suffered another loss Friday in the team's second game of the day, falling to Hamilton 6-0. Bryana Christensen went 2-3 at the plate to lead Sidney's campaign, but the Eagles' efforts came up short. A two=run homer earned the Broncs the early lead to kick off the contest. An RBI single and a two- run double in the top of the third inning led Hamilton to take a 5-0 lead, and an RBI double in the top of the sixth saw Sidney trailing 6-0. In the second day of tour- nament action, the Eagles went 1-1 against non-con- ference opponents. Despite Sidney earning a 3-0 lead in the early going, Anaconda battled back to earn an 8-5 victory. A costly error by Ana- conda allowed Micala Morehouse to score Sidney's first run. Madison Thiessen put up another run after scoring on a passed ball. An RBI single from Christensen scored Mikayla Verhasselt. Anaconda tied up the game in the top of the third. With two runners on base, a three-run homer tied up the score, 3-3. The Eagles took back the lead in the bottom of the third. A two-run double by Tudie Crosby scored Lacee Giddens and Holly Pap- ineau, and Sidney led 5-3 headed into the fourth. With two outs, Anaconda rallied in the top of the fourth thanks to two costly errors and an RBI single. Sidney had five errors in the game. The Copperheads took a 7-5 lead after four complete innings. Anaconda scored one more in the fifth. Sidney ended its run in Butte on a high-note as the Eagles coasted to a 16-1 vic- tory over Browning Satur- day. All it took was three in- nings to rack up 16 runs as Sidney held Browning to a single run in the third, giv- ing its opponent no chance. An RBI double by Thies- sen sparked Sidney early in the opening inning to score Morehouse. After advanc- ing to third on a passed ball, Thiessen crossed home on a ground-out by Verhas- selt. An error by Browning allowed Giddens to score before the side was retired. Sidney kept it going in the bottom of the second with a two-run double by Thiessen that scored Jordan Baxter and Morehouse. Thiessen scored on an error before Papineau's RBI triple sent Verhasselt home who stole second. Desirae Fasching reached base on an error and Papineau scored. Fasching earned a run off Madison DiFonzo's RBI single. Only after Baxter doubled to score DiFonzo could Browning finally retire the side. After two innings, Sidney had a 10-0 lead. Theissen racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Eagles. Browning scored off an RBI single in the third, but the Eagles responded right back scoring six runs of their own. Sidney scored on two errors, an RBI double from Crosby, an RBI single by Baxter and an RBI single by Thiessen. Sidney had no errors while Browning had nine. Sidney travels to Laurel to compete in the Eastern A divisional tourney starting Thursday sp0s@sidneyhemld.c0m