By Stephen McKay
Sports Writer 

Sidney seniors handle Westco

Post #17 juniors commit five errors, fall to Zephyrs


Stephen McKay

Sidney Post #17's Keaton Wakefield (No. 18) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run Thursday night.

About 24 hours before the Sidney senior American Legion team played the Class A Westco (Scottsbluff) Zephyrs at Legion Field Thursday night, Kyle Burton made it clear to the coaching staff, he wanted the ball.

Though Burton didn't receive his answer until shortly before he threw his first pitch, it soon became clear the coaches' confidence in him was well placed.

With six strong innings from Burton and an outstanding finish by closer Jake Heeren, the Post #17 seniors defeated Westco for the first time since 2013 and just the second time since 2009. With the 9-4 victory, Sidney advanced its...

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