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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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Brookston vs Alborn

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Talls & Smalls

This year on the ball fields the Voyageur Press was able to capture a few photographs highlighting the Central St. Louis County Youth Baseball tournaments and regular season games. As is the case every year, there were several great plays, a few humorous moments and a number special victorious celebrations.

Cherry Orange defeated Alborn Blue in the 18-team t-ball tournament in Cotton. That same day, Wuori defeated Nett Lake 3-2 in the Pee Wee tournament. Cotton placed 3rd with an 8-7 victory over Burnett.

The Little League Championship game was played a week later, with Cook outlasting Cotton 5-1 to claim the title. Cook won the north half regular season title, while Brookston won the south half for the first time in 35 years.

Each year, it is interesting to note the size differences among the players in each league. This year, the Voyageur Press captured a few snapshots of the TALLS and smalls.

Visit page 8 to view TALLS and smalls. There are plenty of eye-catching photos from many of the games throughout the season.

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RUNNER-UP: Cotton defeated Cherry, 4-3, and Brookston, 7-0, before losing to Cook, 5-1, in the championship game. Stay tuned for more on the tournament in our Special Publication.

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Stay tuned Cook wins, Cotton takes 2nd in Cherry

CHERRY, Minn.— The Central St. Louis County Youth Baseball Tournament officially wrapped up this past Sunday in Cherry.

Cook defeated Cotton in the championship game by a score of 5-1. Two excellent pitchers went toe-to-toe, but the Cook experience prevailed in the end.

Highlights for Cook included two home runs by Austin Chaulklin and great pitching performances by Grant Philips and Tate Olson. Tate was the winning pitcher in the semifinals and Grant pitched the Championship game.

Clinton defeated Brookston in the third place game that went into extra innings. Clinton edged Brookston, 12-11, earning third place. Brookston claimed the fourth place trophy.

Cherry defeated Burnett twice to claim the consolation championship.

For more on the Central St. Louis County Youth Baseball – Little League, Pee Wee and T-Ball, stay tuned for our Special Publication coming out soon.

If you have a team photo to share, send it to: portage@frontier.com. ...

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

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Fielding form: Cotton’s Alana Young demonstrates perfect fielding form in a game versus Cherry.

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Pee Wee tournament starts this week

Lion's golf scramble

Polar Bear, Riley Bernsdorf earns all-state

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Panthers are runners-up!

Panthers move on to ... Hibbing

Mercuries, Cardinals and Polar Bears out early

South Ridge completes six games

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Wuori champs, Cotton takes third
Sports Editor

The annual Central St. Louis County Pee Wee Tournament was held in Cotton this year, with 12 teams battling it out for a tournament championship.

When it was all said and done, Wuori prevailed with a couple of nail-biters to win the championship. Wuori defeated Alborn, Cotton and Nett Lake for the title. Cotton won the 3rd place game over Burnett in a very exciting game.

COTTON PEE WEE

Cotton had another excellent season. The team placed second in the regular season standings and took third in the tournament.

After losing a very close game to Wuori (3-2) in the semifinals of the Pee Wee tournament, Cotton faced Burnett for third place. The game came down to the bottom of the 6th inning. Cotton trailed by one until Kaden Lane walked stole both second and third base. Alana Young then hit a double to score Kaden and tie the game.

Alana would eventually steal third base and Payton Gerlach had a great hit to send Alana home and win the game.

According to the Cotton coaches, Burnett played a great game and has an excel ...

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