Ryan Thurston
Ryan Thurston
Madison’s Ryan Thurston gave up a run on three hits in a relief appearance for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in an 8-2 American Association loss at Winnipeg on Saturday.

Thurston, a left-hander, worked the final two and a third innings in the loss. He struck out three and walked just one in his outing.

The appearance was Thurston’s 11th for the RedHawks this season. His best stint was the four innings of scoreless ball he tossed on July 17 to earn the win in a 14-2 victory at Chicago. Thurston struck out even and walked just one while giving up only one hit in the outing.

Overall, Thurston is 1-2 with a 7.36 ERA this season. He has struck out 21 batters and walked only seven while giving up 23 hits in 14 2/3 innings.



Detmer honored by Atlantic Sun

Former Madison golfing standout Amanda Detmer was honored as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference Women’s All-Decade Golf Team.

Detmer, who graduated from Madison High School in 2015, recently wrapped up an impressive career at the University of Jacksonville. Detmer is the only Dolphin in ASUN history to post three consecutive top-10 finishes at the ASUN Championship from 2016-18. She is also just one of two Jacksonville golfers to be a two-time First Team All-Conference selection, doing so in 2016 and 2018.



Coleman competes in Bluegrass

Bedford’s Gideon Coleman finished 14th in a Bluegrass Golf Tour event in Lexington recently.

Coleman, a student at Providence Academy, fired a two-round total of 165 to place 14th in the boys 15-18 division at the Kearney Hill Golf Club.

Coleman shot an 83 in Saturday’s first round and followed that with an 82 on Sunday. Andreas Olson of Louisville won the event with a four-under 140.



Bronkella earns recognition

Madison High School Athletic Director Joe Bronkella has been recognized as a Certified Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

To earn this distinction, Bronkella has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate’s educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination. He is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.

The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 12,000 individual members. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum.