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BY DAVE PEDERSEN The Rockford Area Athletic Association’s 14U Green fastpitch team had a slow start to the season, but finished strong when placing second at the state tournament in Buffalo. Coach Dawn Engebretson continued her run of qualifying teams to state. She led the Rockford high school team to a fourth place finish at [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN Loretto reached its goal of playing in the state amateur baseball tournament played in Delano and Maple Lake, but took the long road to get there. The Larks open state tourney play in Delano as the No. 2 seed from Region 12 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 against Elrosa. The winner [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN Even after he retired from playing amateur baseball in Delano for 21 years, Jeff Janzen is still deeply involved as co-chair of the state tournament committee. Delano is hosting the State Class B and C tournaments along with Maple Lake starting Friday, Aug. 16. Action continues the following two weekends. The first [...]

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The Rockford Area Athletic Association 8U fastpitch teams introduce players from first to third grade to the basic skills. The 8U Green team coached by Mark Perry included from left, Julia Hougthon, Shauna Lark, Audrey Heidgerken, Anika Perlich, McKenzie Perry, Makenna Pederson, Grace Feyen, Sienna Wille and Ella Milow. Not pictured are Meghan Roggenkamp, Mae [...]

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The City of Delano will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony and ballpark tours at Delano Municipal Baseball Park, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. The stadium was ungraded in preparation to hosting the State Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament starting Friday, Aug. 16. Action continues the weekends of Aug. 16-18, 23-25 and Aug. 30-Sept. 2.

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN After the first weekend of Region 12 amateur baseball playoffs, both the Delano A’s and Loretto Larks were one win away from playing at the State Class C tournament hosted by Delano and Maple Lake. Last year it was decided more teams should have the chance to qualify for state from the [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN Volunteers are in the final push to get the Delano Municipal Baseball Park ready for the State Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament starting Friday, Aug. 16. “It has been extremely gratifying to see the community pull together over the past few years to make dramatic improvements to Delano Municipal Baseball Park as [...]

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In its third year, the Wright County Soccer Club’s MVP Camp continues to grow. There were 40 girls and boys total the first year, 95 last year and 122 at the camp run July 15-10 for ages 6 to 16. “Players have lots of fun while working on skills and learning to play the game [...]

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