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GAME STORY: Hawley walks off with 4-3 win over New Deal in Game 1

Sitting at 0 for 2 with a sacrifice bunt through his first three plate appearances, Hawley’s Jaron Reynolds was having a forgettable day at the plate when he stepped into the batter’s box for his final at-bat.

But with his team down to its final out and the winning run standing at second, the junior second baseman needed all of one swing to change that.

After watching from the on-deck circle as Tate Thompson struck out for the second out of the seventh inning, Reynolds picked up his teammate with a bases-loaded double over the New Deal right fielder to score Caleb Comer and Robert Ybarra for the tying and winning runs in a 4-3 walk-off win over the Lions.

The come-from-behind victory gave the Bearcats a one game to none lead in their Region I-2A semifinal series, putting them one win away from a spot in the region championship. 

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GAME STORY: Hawley edges Albany 3-2, takes district lead

ALBANY — A troublesome first inning and a late unearned run were all that separated area rivals Hawley and Albany in Friday’s District 8-2A showdown at AHS. 

Hawley’s Dylan Frazier outdueled Albany’s Ben West in a 3-2 win for the Bearcats, who gradually built a 3-0 lead before surviving a seventh-inning rally by the Lions. 

Kolter Willeford with 1 for 2 with a walk, a sacrifice and two RBIs and Robert Ybarra plated two runs to lead Hawley, which managed to pull off the win despite charting only four hits.  

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Big Country Preps Player of the Week: Hamlin’s Sepeda snags the accolade

Big Country Preps Player of the Week isn’t strictly about numbers. 

Sometimes, drama can be the deciding factor. And in that regard, Hamlin’s Jackson Sepeda takes home this week’s Oscar after helping Hamlin to an incredible 21-18 win over heavily favored Wellington — one of the biggest upsets the Big Country has seen in the last decade. 

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New Hawley quarterback Frazier ready to make his mark

Following a four-year starter at quarterback is never easy. Following one responsible for 80 percent his program’s playoff victories is all the more difficult.

Yet that’s the situation Hawley’s Dylan Frazier finds himself in this season.

After waiting his turn behind standout Quay Stokes the past three years, Frazier is poised to take the reins of the Bearcat offense as a senior in 2018. And while he’s aware of the challenge ahead of him, the 6-foot-6, 230-pound Frazier has every intention of leaving his mark.

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Stokes-less Hawley Bearcats expect success in 2018

Quay Stokes’ graduation will no doubt be felt around Hawley this fall, both on the field and in the locker room. But those expecting the Bearcats to take a significant step backward may be setting themselves up for disappointment.

In fact, with six starters back on both sides of the football and a strong set of prospects up front and at the skill positions, Hawley coach Mitch Ables said expectations are as high as they’ve ever been in Bearcat country.

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