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Sports & Recreation

The Sports & Recreation section covers athletics for the Mercuries of McGregor High School and the Cardinals of Cromwell High School, along with other area sporting and recreation events. Christi Williams provides bowling league happenings throughout the winter season. The Greater Savanna Area Youth Baseball League is covered in the summer.

 

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LOW AND INSIDE: Wright batter ..... Besch leaps out of the way of this pitch during the team’s 10-9 victory over McGregor #3.
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Central St. Louis Youth baseball

Section runner-up X 3

Section Champs!

South Ridge Panthers still alive in Section 7A

Eskomos edge Cardinals, Pathers

Panthers move to 11-2; Floodwood Polar Bears to play for title

No new sports

Mercuries experience hitting explosion

Greater Savanna Little League

WARBA, Minn.—The annual Greater Savanna Little League Tournament began on Saturday, June 25 in Warba. The first game featured an exciting two-run rally in the bottom of the sixth by Wright for a 10-9 victory over McGregor #3.

In game two, McGregor #1 defeated McGregor #2, 7-2, and, before the rains came, Cromwell defeated Wright, 7-1, in five innings.

Cromwell will now await the winner of Warba vs McGregor #1.

SCHEDULE at Warba
SEMIFINAL GAME – Tuesday, June 28
Warba vs McGregor #1

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Thursday, June 30
Cromwell vs winner of Warba/McGregor ...

For the rest of this story, scores, schedules and more, pick up this week's Voyageur Press.

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MONDAY ACTION: Brookston T-Ball pitcher completes an accurate throw to Austin Olson
Recent Features

Section runner-up X 3

Section Champs!

South Ridge Panthers still alive in Section 7A

Eskomos edge Cardinals, Pathers

Panthers move to 11-2; Floodwood Polar Bears to play for title

No new sports

Mercuries experience hitting explosion

Panthers go to 6-0

Central St. Louis Youth baseball

T-Ball/Pee Wee Schedule

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
Cherry Orange at Alborn Yellow
Floodwood at Burnett
Alborn Blue at Brookston
Cotton at Clinton

MONDAY, JUNE 27
Cherry W at Cotton
Wuori B at Floodwood
Alborn Blue at Wuori R
Cook B at Alborn Yellow
Cherry Orange at Brookston
Burnett at Cook Gold

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29
Alborn Yellow at Orr
Floodwood at Cherry W
Cherry B at Alborn Blue
Cotton at Cook B
Wuori R at Burnett
Brookston at Wuori B

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6
Cherry W at ...

For the rest of this story, scores, schedules and more, pick up this week's Voyageur Press.

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SAFE AT HOME: South Ridge Panther senior Cole Watkins eludes a tag and slides into home safely during his team’s 5-4 victory over the Ely Timberwolves. Ely rebounded with a 3-0 victory in the second game of the double-elimination tournament.
Recent Features

Section Champs!

South Ridge Panthers still alive in Section 7A

Eskomos edge Cardinals, Pathers

Panthers move to 11-2; Floodwood Polar Bears to play for title

No new sports

Mercuries experience hitting explosion

Panthers go to 6-0

Mercury boys edge Crosby-Ironton, Cromwell-Wright at home meet

Section runner-up X 3

It was another fantastic season for the South Ridge Panthers baseball team. The team completed another Section 7A runner-up finish after losing to Ely twice in the double-elimination tournament (1-0 and 3-0).

South Ridge is obviously disappointed in not making it to a state tournament, however, they are the only team that played in the Section 7A Championship the past three years.

The exciting tournament included an amazing win over the Cook County Vikings in the second round. South Ridge head coach Tyler Olin shared that it was the craziest game. “This was by far the most exciting game that I have been a part of,” said Coach Olin. “We were actually tied at seven in the 5th inning when Zach (Johnson) was robbed of a home run by the center fielder.”

That same player (Owen Anderson) came to the plate the next half inning and hit a solo shot that put the Vikings up 8-7. A couple more singles and a home run and South Ridge found themselves down four going into the seventh inning.

After a fly out, South Ridge got a couple players on for Zach who wasn’t going to be denied a second time. “He hit a 3-run ...

For the rest of this story, scores, schedules and more, pick up this week's Voyageur Press.

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