The Crook County Cowboys and Cowgirls were both dealt tough losses on Tuesday at the hands of Mountain View.
On the baseball diamond, the Cowboys lost 8-4 after giving up four runs in the top of the seventh inning. The go-ahead run for the Cougars was awarded to Mountain View after Crook County interfered with the runner on the base path.
For the Cowgirls softball squad, they outhit Mountain View 14-6, but left 10 runners on base and fell 4-3. The Cowgirls are 0-3 in the Intermountain Conference, but have lost all three games -- to Madras, Summit and Mountain View -- by one run.
That's tough, to say the least.
It only seems like a matter of time before the Cowgirls break out of this one-run-loss shell. They seem to be hitting the ball like crazy. But on Tuesday, they had three force-outs at home plate. So, to use that old sports cliche, they're hitting the ball, they're just hitting it right at someone.
No details yet from tennis, but I do know that both the Cowboys and Cowgirls both lost to Summit.
Today, the girls golf team will play at Tokatee and the track and field squad has a meet at Madras.