Tuesday, June 9, 2009  
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Quote of the Week
“Within the next couple years here I think they’ve got a really good chance to go all the way."
- Rick Rypien  
- on his new contract with   
the Vancouver Canucks   


If ever you doubted summer had finally arrived, the CCHS Panthers baseball team put that doubt to rest on May 29 and 30, as they hosted the Tier II High School Baseball Provincials.
The majority of the tournament was hosted at the Ball Complex in Hillcrest, but two of the first round games were held in Pincher Creek because only one field is open in Hillcrest.
The local Panthers team placed fourth out of eight teams, winning a shutout victory in the consolation final.
The Panthers began the tournament with a close game against the Eagle Butte Talons. In a game that went into seven innings, the Talons squeaked out a 1-0 victory. The Talons would go on to place second in the tournament.
Pitcher Jordan Sciarra gave up only three hits in the game, striking out eight batters. His opponent, Ryan Klechner, struck out 15 and gave up a miniscule two hits.
Because they lost this first game, the Panthers played the remainder of the tournament on the B side. They defeated the Brooks Buffaloes in the next round, in another close game, winning 14-13.
In the consolation final, the Panthers faced off against the Maple Creek Red Sox. Jordan Sciarra was the winning pitcher, recording nine strikeouts and giving up only one hit while recording the shutout.
Geordie Paton was 4-for-4 at the plate in this game, scoring three runs for the Panthers.
Panthers coach Rob Amatto says that a lot of effort went into putting on the tournament, from numerous volunteers and supporters. The Blairmore Lions Club provided a barbecue and cooked burgers, staff from the high school ran the concession, and Ken Strandquist donated a quad for dragging the field. CJPR Mountain Radio provided a PA system, Public Works and the Recreation Department helped out, Border Building Materials donated lime for the field, and a dedicated grounds crew helped keep things running smoothly.
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