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Owen Loesch, pictured during an April 10, 2021 appearance against Rose State College, has accepted an offer to pitch for the University of New Mexico beginning next season. Loesch had 25 innings pitched in 19 appearances for the Trojans in 2021 with one win, one save and 35 strikeouts.
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Former Steer accepts offer to pitch with Division I college

Years of hard work and persistence have paid off for 2019 Graham High School graduate Owen Loesch.

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Rachel Grimsley sends a ball over the next during the Lady Blues’ opening match of the Jon Smith Memorial Volleyball Tournament in Abilene Friday morning. Grimsley is one of two Lady Blues returning from last year’s senior-heavy roster.
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Lady Blues volleyball participate in Abilene tournaments

The Lady Blues sent three volleyball teams to Abilene last weekend to participate in two volleyball tournaments.

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Tackle football is making a return with a travel team in Graham youth football. Registration is available online at the Graham Sports Authority website. Leagues are available for flag football in 6U, 8U, 10U and 12U, tackle football is available for 12U only.
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Tackle football returns to Graham youth football

Signups for the Graham Little League Football Association 2021 season are underway on the Graham Sports Authority website.

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Shooters participate in a wolf chase contest during the 2020 skeet shoot fundraiser. The Steers and Lady Blues skeet shoot supporting the baseball and softball teams will take place Aug. 27 at the Young County Warrior Ranch.
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GHS baseball and softball teams to host skeet shoot fundraiser

The annual Lady Blues softball and Steers baseball benefit skeet shoot will be taking place on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Young County Warrior Ranch.

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The Lady Blues softball team are hosting the 2021 Graham Summer Shootout this week. Pool play opened up the tournament yesterday. The tournament wraps up today with the bracket round. Pictured: Reese Calhoun makes a contact during a regular season game against Burkburnett.
Contributed photo by David Flynn

Summer tournaments continue this month

Summer tournaments are continuing to roll on across Graham and the Big Country area.


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