Good morning from the Sports Desk. Here is your morning update for Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
The Dodge City Red Demons softball regional in Garden City has been rescheduled for tomorrow, May 16, 2018, according to an update announced via Twitter by Dodge City High School Athletics.
The Red Demons will take on the Topeka West Pioneers at 2 p.m, and the winner of that game will advance to the Regional Championship Game at 5 p.m. against either Garden City or Hutchinson.
Dodge City finished the regular season 15-5 overall after sweeping the Liberal Redskins 15-2 and 22-6 last Thursday.
Girls soccer season ends
The Red Demons girls soccer team fell in double overtime to Lawrence Free State Monday night, losing the game 2-1. Freshman Alicia Solis had the lone Red Demon Goal.
The loss means the season is over for the Red Demons.
Solis scored the game’s first goal, getting on the board in the second half. Free State tied the game at 1-1 afterward, scoring with just 2:18 left in regulation. Both teams fought through a scoreless first overtime before the Firebirds scored in the second overtime.
The Red Demons finish the season with a record of 6-8-2.
Boys golf going to state
The Red Demons boys golf team finished second at Monday's Regional golf tournament in Dodge City. The result: They're going to state. I spoke to head coach Jim Mapel afterward, and it was clear to me he was proud of his team, while also aware they have work to do to get ready for next Monday's State tournament in Leawood. Click here to read about it.
Both Dodge City Community College golf teams, the men's and women's teams, are at their respective National Junior College Athletic Conference National Championship tournaments today.
The women's team was in fifth place after the first day. The men's tournament gets underway today.
Also, the 2018 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round continues at Legends Park today. Three games are scheduled, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Click here to read about yesterday's games and about who is playing who today.
Something to keep on your radar:
The Dodge City Red Demons baseball team heads to Derby Middle School Wednesday to take on Wichita West in the first game of the Derby Regional. Their game is scheduled for 2 p.m. The winner will advance to face either Derby or Topeka later that evening in a game currently scheduled for 5 p.m.