St. Nicholas 7th and 8th grade teams hosted the Batesville Bulldogs at Milan Elementary on Sept. 3 and both St. Nick teams came up with the wins for the matches. It was an exciting night of volleyball, and St. Nicholas had plenty of fans there to support their efforts and show their school spirit.For the 7th grade match, St. Nicholas won in 3 sets with scores of 23-25, 25-13, and 15-5. Set 1 was point for point and close the whole time. St. Nicholas came out to take set 2 and 3 convincingly by playing as a team.Ella Fledderman had an amazing night serving by going 24/25 with 3 Aces. Jessica Rees was perfect with 15/15 and 2 Aces; Taylor Whitehead went 7/7 with 3 Aces, and Katie Johnson went 9/11 with 1 Ace.For Batesville, Laine Struewing and Kylie Laker each had 6 service points including an ace.The 8th grade team won in 2 sets with scores of 25-15 and 25-15.The girls served aggressively and with consistency. Molly Gregg anchored the team in serving and went 25/26 with 15 Aces; Katelynn Bischoff served 8/9 and Ella Fledderman served 6/6. St. Nicholas set the ball up well throughout the match which lead to all girls being able to attack the ball.For Batesville, Kari Reer was perfect on all 9 ofher serves earning 7 points including an ace. Macy Prickel had 3 kills at the net.St. Nicholas will be back in action next week with South Ripley, South Dearborn, and St. Louis. Batesville will play at home vs. North Decatur on Tuesday.Courtesy of STN Coach Debbie Gregg and Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.
Now, the Angels are planning to have Albert Pujols play more first base, likely splitting the job with Valbuena. Barring injury, that didn’t leave much opportunity for Cron.Cron is also out of options, so the Angels would not have been able to send him to the minors. Had they kept him on the bench, they would have had three first basemen, and likely no utility middle infielder besides the starters. Expected to carry 13 pitchers, the Angels are facing the prospect of a three-man bench, which means versatility is important from the bench players.“With the construction of our roster and the personnel we have in place for this upcoming season, we have to place a premium on flexibility and maneuverability within our position player group,” General Manager Billy Eppler said. “C.J. has been nothing but professional and the consummate team player here. He cares about the game and his teammates. We wish him well as he embarks on the rest of his career.”In parts of four seasons with the Angels, Cron hit .262 with 59 homers and a .756 OPS. He hit exactly 16 homers in each of the past three seasons, even though he never had more than 407 at-bats.One of the knocks against Cron was his plate discipline. His career on-base percentage is just .307. He struck out a career-high 96 times last season. Eppler clearly stated at the end of last season that one of his primary goals was improving the team’s on-base percentage. TEMPE, Ariz. — After a couple years of moves that seemingly marginalized C.J. Cron’s role on the team, the Angels finally traded him on Saturday.The Angels dealt Cron to the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named.Cron, 28, was the Angels’ first-round pick in 2011, and he had moved through the system looking like he might one day be a middle-of-the-order hitter.In January 2017, though, the Angels acquired Luis Valbuena, which seemingly left Cron with a lesser role. He ended up still playing 100 games in 2017 when both Valbuena and third baseman Yunel Escobar were hurt. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Cedar Street Theatre will perform Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,” 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center’s J.P. Eliopulos Family Theater, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $14. Call (661) 723-5950. Bob Noval and his Big Band Orchestra present their “Swingin’ Valentine” performance, 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Featured will be big band singer Lauren Koval, disc jockey Chuck Cecil of “The Swingin’ Years” and vocalist Ned Rifken’s tribute to Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin. A portion of proceeds go to the American Cancer Society in memory of the late local disc jockey and drummer Loren Dexheimer. Tickets: $25. Call (661) 723-5950. Pianist Jim Wilson will perform with a cinematic multimedia montage, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $20, or $15 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Travelogue on western Canada will be presented, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $5. Call (661) 267-5684. Desert Opera Theater will present “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” 8 p.m. Feb. 10-19 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $20, or $16 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. The Antelope Valley Weekend column runs weekly. Fax information or updates to (661) 267-5747 by noon Wednesday. Mailing address is 1645 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite D, Palmdale, CA 93550, attention: Entertainment. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Tony Molina and Friends perform salsa music and Latin ballads, 8-11:30 p.m. Thursdays at Harry’s Place at the Antelope Valley Inn, 44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Salsa DJ Wayne Molina performs, 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Call (661) 948-4651. Ranger-led nature hikes, 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce. Meet in the first small parking lot by the ranger station. Call (661) 268-0840. Mojave Desert Information Center offers natural history exhibits, videos and a touch-screen computer to find out more information about desert state parks and the surrounding areas. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at 43779 15th St. W. Call (661) 942-0662. Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call Hester at (661) 718-8997. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club dance, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Lessons are available, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for $2. Admission: $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Bring small dessert. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 267-5551.