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Column: McNees was on-spot

Column: McNees was on-spot

By John Roark sports@rawlinstimes.com   First things first. Sincere apologies to Rawlins Generals veteran Dean Samora on the oversight earlier in the week. Dean is joining Kody Palmer at York, Nebraska College. ——— Following up on Wednesday’s American Legion baseball story … Resigning manager Jon McNees was spot-on when addressing the program’s needs. Rawlins baseball […]

NWS: Details of fatal lightning strike likely to remain a mystery

NWS: Details of fatal lightning strike likely to remain a mystery

  By John Roark sports@rawlinstimes.com   Given the age difference and the miles that separate their respective hometowns, it’s highly unlikely that Corey Williams and Rawlins’ Gage McSpadden would’ve ever met. However, the two are bonded forever in that both were track athletes who saw their lives end way, way too soon — as the […]

McNees: Rawlins baseball needs restructuring, changed attitudes

McNees: Rawlins baseball needs restructuring, changed attitudes

By John Roark sports@rawlinstimes.com   Following his team’s season-ending loss against Riverton, Rawlins American Legion Post 122 baseball manager Jon McNees walked away from the third-base coaching box one last time. McNees had helped engineer the Generals’ successful bid to land this year’s Class A South District tournament. However, being hosts proved to not be […]

Coaches share fond memories of Gage McSpadden

Coaches share fond memories of Gage McSpadden

By John Roark sports@rawlinstimes.com Gage McSpadden was just 14 years old when he tried out for the Rawlins Colonels Junior Babe Ruth baseball squad. Even then, Jon McNees knew he was dealing with a special kind of kid. “All you had to do was spend a moment around Gage to know the type of person […]

Generals’ 29th loss puts team on the brink

Generals’ 29th loss puts team on the brink

By John Roark sports@rawlinstimes.com   In order to salvage an otherwise dismal record and season, Rawlins American Legion Post 122’s baseball team’s goal is quite simple, though the path is murky in the midst of its own Class A South District postseason tournament. The Generals must throw all the eggs in one basket Thursday afternoon, […]

Jon McNees resigning as Rawlins American Legion manager

Jon McNees resigning as Rawlins American Legion manager

By John Roark sports@rawlinstimes.com   Citing the need to focus on his career and the desire to start a family, Rawlins American Legion Post 122 baseball manager Jon McNees tendered a letter of resignation during Monday night’s Rawlins Legion board meeting. “Being a manager of a baseball program takes an incredible amount of time and […]

Generals end regular season with walk-off victory

Generals end regular season with walk-off victory

  DOUGLAS — It was, by all means, a positive spin to an otherwise long regular season for Rawlins American Legion Post 122’s Senior baseball team. Tristin Mikesell’s seventh-inning single plated Riley Seufert, capping a two-run walk-off rally for Rawlins, which knocked off Southeast Conference nemesis Torrington, 8-7, in Saturday morning’s Douglas Invitational fourth-place contest. […]

Outlaws’ Kolton Wall diagnosed with torn ACL

Outlaws’ Kolton Wall diagnosed with torn ACL

By John Roark sports@rawlinstimes.com   For the time being, Rawlins High School has lost one of its returning standout athletes. Outlaws’ boys’ basketball coach Denver Allard confirmed Wednesday that senior Kolton Wall, seeking a second medical opinion, had the worst fears realized Monday: a torn ACL in his knee. Wall is a two-year starter for […]

LSRV gridders stay active, Duncan earns top camp honors

LSRV gridders stay active, Duncan earns top camp honors

By John Roark sports@rawlinstimes.com BAGGS — After finishing 8-2 and falling in the Class 1A 6-man football semifinals last season, Little Snake River Valley High School’s football team has remained busy this summer. Mike Bates’ team headed to the University of Northern Colorado for its six- and eight-man football camp, held in early June. The […]

Rochelle golf lessons valuable for students, teacher

Rochelle golf lessons valuable for students, teacher

By John Roark sports@rawlinstimes.com   For all the obvious reasons, summer’s the best time for most golf course professionals, but Rawlins’ outdoor months mean even more for Rochelle Ranch pro Kevin Gannon. Gannon’s spending the next month conducting Junior Golf and Start Smart Golf classes. The five-week courses began Thursday morning. Classes are held weekly, […]

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