Community Roundup: Booker finds new home; Hoots wins at Harris

Former Polk County baseball standout Joel Booker is back in professional baseball.

After requesting his release from the Chicago White Sox organization, Booker recently signed with the Kansas City Monarchs, an independent minor league club that competes in the American Association.

Booker has appeared in nine games to date for Kansas City, hitting .250 with two RBI.

The Monarchs’ roster includes two former major league outfielders, Gabriel Guerrero and Darnell Sweeney.

DIRT TRACK RACING

A big win Saturday for Mattison Hoots at Harris Speedway as he takes the top spot in the Thunder Bomber class.

Recent area results:

HARRIS SPEEDWAY
May 28

Renegade VS SS, 7:36 p.m.: 6. Josh Hoots, Columbus
Thunder Bomber, 7:29 p.m.: 6. Mattison Hoots, Tryon
Renegade VS SS,8:40 p.m.: 1. Josh Hoots, Columbus
Thunder Bomber: 1. Mattison Hoots, Tryon
Renegade VS SS, 11:29 p.m.: 2. Josh Hoots, Columbus

TRAVELERS REST SPEEDWAY
May 27

Thunder Bombers Hot Laps: 7. Bailey Hipp, Tryon
Thunder Bombers Heat 1: 6. Bailey Hipp, Tryon

CHEROKEE SPEEDWAY
May 21

Mid East Thunder Bomber: 4. Mattison Hoots, Tryon

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