Kristi Nixon

07/19/2016 - 11:12am
REINBECK – Grundy Center’s baseball team continued its successful post-season run it has experienced the past few years. The Spartans overcame an early 1-0 deficit with a 3-run uprising in the fifth as Jared Clapp placed a ball in between three North Butler outfielders to help keep the inning going in an eventual 7-2 win over the Bearcats on Thursday, July 14. “You know, I don...
07/19/2016 - 11:07am
SHEFFIELD – North Butler refused to let any miscues get to it in the Class 1A District 6 opener against Colo-Nesco on Tuesday, July 12. The Bearcats were able to withstand seven total lead changes in an eventual 8-7 victory over the Royals, which had just completed a season-record 15 wins. Trailing 7-5 entering the top of the seventh inning...
07/19/2016 - 10:51am
ALLISON – All of the starters from a team that finished 26-4 and ended the season a game away from the state softball tournament for the second straight year are poised to return in 2017 for North Butler. Already an all-stater who shattered the North Butler season strikeout record, Taylor Graven will be gunning for an even better – and...
07/12/2016 - 12:12pm
NEW ALBIN - For the second straight season, the North Butler softball team ended its campaign a game away from the state softball tournament. No less heartbreaking than the year before, the Bearcats lost a 1-0 decision against No. 2-ranked Kee of Lansing at the softball complex in New Albin. What made it all the more gut-wrenching was the top...
07/12/2016 - 11:57am
CENTRAL CITY – Marcy Jacobs is simply seeing the ball. The North Butler sophomore centerfielder, who is hitting more than .480 this season was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate, including two infield singles, in the Class 1A Region 3 semifinal 5-3 win Friday night at Central City. It helped launch the No. 11 Bearcats to Monday’s regional...
07/12/2016 - 11:54am
ALLISON – Taylor Graven made sure that the North Butler softball team was going to advance. The junior hurler for the Bearcats tossed her third no-hitter of the season and homered to lead off the fourth inning in an eventual 5-0 Class 1A Region 3 second round softball win over county foe Clarksville. “What can I say, Taylor had a heck...
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