From The Archives From Benton County Enterprise Sports; June 21, 2001

By: 
Adam Dean Howe
Enterprise Staff
Great Camp For Wildcat Football
If the Central Methodist College football camp was any indication of what is in store for Wildcat football fans this fall, they should be in for another great season.  The coaching staff took 22 players to CMC to a full contact camp on June 8-10.  Warsaw played 9 games in 2 days while they were there.  The Wildcats were 9-0, beating teams like California, Palmyra, Monroe City, Marceline, Versailles, Smith-Cotton, Berkely (St. Louis) and Paris.
“Our players received many compliments from the college coaches, on their discipline, work ethic and toughness,” head coach Randy Morrow said.  Josh Reno, John Steenburgen and Jerald Wallut were singled out by the college coaches for being outstanding campers.  Those athletes making the trip were Brandon Brewster, Ryan Boyer, Nick Fournier, Chris Carr, Nathan Pilley, Billy Daleske, Jerald Wallut, Mike Kerby, Steven Branson, Daniel McMillin, Michael Medlock, Micah Davisson, Dustin White, Jesse Hockett, John Powell, Harrison Campbell, John Steenburgen, Jerad Wallace, Josh Edelstein, Eric Anderson and Jeremiah Baruxen.
One very popular camper was McMillin.  Pre-camp literature from the college had advised attendees to bring an electric fan for the non-air conditioned dormitories.  McMillin went a step further and carted along a 110 volt air conditioning unit---needless to say his room was seldom without a number of guests.  
Wildcat fans might want to know that Chad Beck, All-State linebacker, has joined the WHS staff.  He will fill the vacancy at the middle school left by Brent Depee, who will be the new assistant principal at the high school.
Fans, if you like ROCK-EM, SOCK-EM, SMASHMOUTH football, you will love this team.  Remember, the jamboree is just over 2 months away and we will travel to Nevada this year.  
Legion Baseball 
Has 2-4 Week
The Warsaw Junior Legion baseball team sponsored by J.C. Nichols Realty and American Legion Post 217 compiled a 2-4 record over the past week and now stand 3-7 on the 2001 season.
The week started Wednesday here against Odessa where the home team dropped both ends of a doubleheader.  The visitors picked up a 17-3 win in the opener, mostly due to an eight run explosion in the fifth inning which put the 10 run lead rule into effect.  
Thompson, Rhomsmayer, Klepper and Maddsen all drilled two hits to pace the Odessa attack.  Rhomsmayer was the winning pitcher, allowing five hits while walking one and striking out two.
The five Warsaw hits came off the bats of Billy Daleske, Brandson Siercks, Nathan Pilley, Jeremy Langton and Aaron Harms.  
Pilley, Siercks and Daniel Ailor shared the Post 217 pitching.  They peritted eight hits and 13 free passes to go along with eight strikeouts.  
The second half of the twin bill was also one-sided as Odessa cruised to a 13-0 triumph.  Jones notched the mound win and Ailor was on the hill for Warsaw
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Siercks pitched a seven inning complete game 6-5 victory here Saturday at the West Bledsoe Ferry Sports Complex over the Sedalia Merchants.  He gave up seven hits and six bases on balls while fanning nine batters.  
Langton went 3 for 3 at the plate to spearhead the Warsaw offense and a pair of hits were contributed by Jason Koll and Siercks.  The other five of the winner’s 12 hits came courtesy of Shane Ringen, Pilley, Daleske, Harms and Seth Bauman.
Warsaw led 6-5 after five innings as neither team scored over the last two frames.
Post 217 hammered out a five inning 14-4 decision to make the doubleheader a sweep.  Ailor went the distance, effectively scattering nine hits as he issued three walks.  
The victors collected 18 hits, paced by three from Neel and two apiece from Koll, Siercks, Ringen, Pilley, Daleske, Langton and Harms.
Adams and Burns split the pitching for the Pettis Countians.
Girls Softball Wins Big
The Warsaw girls softball team had gotten off to a slow start in the rain plagued 2001 summer season, but made up for it with a big win last Wednesday night at Knob Noster.  After a 0-2 start, the age 13-15 girls pounded Knob Noster 23-7 to make their first victory a memorable one.  
Leadoff batter Reba Jackman highlighted the hit parade with four hits in the contest called after four innings on the 10 run lead “mercy rule”.  Kayla Kern and Nickole Kern both collected three hits, and a pair of hits were contributed by Joelene Weter, Ashton Swearngin and Jennifer Marshall. 
The other five of Warsaw’s 21 hits were recorded by Lynsie Carroll, Megan Schnakenberg, Deanna Findley, Brooke Gemes and Breanna Brewster.
Jackman accounted for four runs batted in and Weter three, while Kayla Kern added two RBI’s.  
Carroll started on the mound for the Pitts Homes sponsored team and went two innings to get the win.  Kayla Kern pitched the last two innings.  They combined to permit six hits and eight walks while striking out three batters.  
Shawnee Bend 
Golf News
EDUCATORS OPEN
The foursome made up of Dick Scott, Sutton Medley, Lynn Erickson and Tim Peach shot a 13 under par 59 to win the thirteenth annual Educators Open, organized and sponsored by retiring Warsaw High School Superintendent John Boise, Wednesday, June 13, at the Shawnee Bend Municipal Golf Course.
Boise, Jerry Kirksey, Steve Miller and John Beardon claimed second place with a 60, while third place with 62’s was a tie between Rodney Meyer, Bill Ramsey, Bob Burke and Phil Jones, and John Dunham, Brent Depee, Tony Berry and Rick Fajen.  
A total of 17 four man teams comprised the 68 golfer field, with 20 strokes separating the winning 59 and the high score of 79.
HOLE-IN-ONE
The first hole-in-one of the 2001 season was recorded May 31 at Shawnee Bend by Mike Gilbert.  His ace was witnessed by playing partner Kevin Gwaltney and came from the blue tees on the 166 yard par three fifth hole. 
SENIOR MENS LEAGUE
Bob Charles, Glen Silvus, Bill Sams and Don Ardrey teamed up for a 34 to win the Senior Mens League scramble Tuesday morning.  
The second place 34, based on handicap hole scores, went to Larry Walthall, Bill Westfall, Carl Swope and Dan Schoemaker, while the third place 35 belonged to Ron Brooks, Warren Schroder, Larry Noll and Tom Rose.
Gary Gurney won the closest to the pin competition on the par three third hole.  

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