Hope you survived Cinco de Mayo and the weather that rolled through. Was there much damage where you live?
The blood pressure of Bulldog fans may have risen the past couple of days, but members of this Concordia University baseball team never seem phased. If you can believe it, a lightning delay of nearly one hour seemed to come at just the right time for the Bulldogs, who rallied from a 4-0 deficit to defeat Doane, 6-4, on day three of GPAC tournament action May 4.
As winner of the Concordia Bracket, the Bulldogs now look forward to hosting second-seeded Jamestown (34-16) at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9),in the GPAC championship game. They have already secured the league’s two automatic bids to the opening round of the national tournament (May 13-16). The two sides split a doubleheader in Seward on April 13 when both ends of the twin bill were decided by a single run.
The Seward High baseball team will host Lincoln Pius X at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon in the district final with a berth in the state tournament on the line.
Season long themes continued on day two of the GPAC softball tournament. The Concordia University softball team always found a way to beat Mount Marty, but never could solve Morningside, a perennial conference title contender. A Kylee Nixon walk-off RBI single completed the Bulldog comeback in a 6-5 win over Mount Marty to begin the day. Concordia quickly turned around and dropped a 2-0 pitcher’s duel to the host Mustangs to end CU's season.
District track will be Thursday, May 9, at Beatrice (Seward and Milford) and Centennial (Centennial and Malcolm).
Tim Javorsky will provide the entertainment after the noon meal Wednesday, May 8. Javorsky studied classical saxophone and voice and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The meal that day will celebrate May birthdays and anniversaries.
The Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program will present a Medicare Minute and Medicare bingo Thursday, May 9, at 12:30 p.m. at the Seward Senior Center.
People interested in improving their public speaking skills are invited to a trial meeting of Toastmasters International Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the Seward Civic Center. Contact Suzanne Gligorevic at (402) 643-4189 for more information.
Mars and the Orion nebula will be viewed at a special open house Thursday, May 9, from 9 to 10:30 p.m. at the Osten Observatory on Concordia University’s campus. If the sky is cloudy, or if it is very windy at the time the observatory is scheduled to open, the viewing will be canceled for the night. The observatory is located on the northeast corner of Concordia’s campus on East Hillcrest Drive in Seward. Visitors should be prepared to walk across a short length of field as the path to the observatory is not paved. There is also a step up to be able to reach the telescope. There is no charge for admission.
What will the Seward community be reading this summer? The book selected for the 2019 All Seward Reads Together program is “Caroline: Little House Revisited.” This novel, authorized by the Little House estate, is written by Sarah Miller who recreates the joys and hardships of Caroline Ingalls, “Ma” in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books. The Seward Memorial Library has several copies of Miller’s 2017 book in a variety of formats.
Baseball: Seward 11, Central City/Fullerton 2 (Saturday)
Central City/Fullerton 12, Crete/Milford 9 (Friday)
Ralston 16, Branched Oak 12 (Friday)
Track: Seward boys win the Central Conference team title Saturday.