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Erstad, Culliton, Leroux named MVPs

August 20, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

Jamestown amateur baseball teams swept the 2012 state tournaments at Jack Brown Stadium.
They didn’t hit that number this year, but as Meatloaf sang it, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.”
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Lunski gem lifts Merchants to win

August 17, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

A lighter work load has made Greg Lunski even harder to hit than normal this season.
With a deeper pitching staff, Lunski hasn’t had to pile up as many innings this season and as a result, he’s having one of his best seasons for the Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants. Continue Reading

Tale of two teams

August 16, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

It’s been a tale of two different seasons for North Dakota’s two most storied amateur baseball teams.
The four-time defending Class AAA state champion Jamestown Elks have scuffled most of the summer. The Elks are 10-14 heading into tonight’s opening-round game against the Fargo Expos.
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Bratland still going strong

August 10, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

If there’s a baseball game in Enderlin, Kevin Bratland is going to be there.
If it’s the high school or Legion team, Bratland coaches both. In fact, he’s done so since 1987.
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Risovi, New Rockford bring amateur ball back to life

August 3, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

Assembling an amateur baseball team is not an easy thing to do.
The degree of difficulty only increases in a small town.
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Merchants dominate

July 17, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

The Dale “Gopher” Lien Memorial Tournament last weekend was dominated by the Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants.
The Merchants outscored their opponents 50-2 in three games, capped by their 16-0 win over the Jamestown Elks in the championship game on Sunday at Jack Brown Stadium.
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Running: 522 thankful for chance to run in chilly Turkey Leg 5K

November 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Overall winner CJ Seifert of Willmar posted a blazing time of 16 minutes and 11 seconds, breaking his own course record by 46 seconds Continue Reading

Horseshoes: Atwater crowned champions of West Central league

September 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Team members Dennis Anfinson, Larry Levin, Karla Vogelpohl, Don Vogelpohl and Gerry Gratz were recognized at the awards banquet Saturday at the American Legion Hall in New London Continue Reading

Golf: Jacobson, Team Minn. in tie for 31st place

September 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Andy Jacobson of Willmar and Eagle Creek Golf Club shot 41-35-76 on Thursday at the 10th USGA Men’s State Team Championship held at Galloway National Golf Club Continue Reading

Speedskating: Team USA coach placed on administrative leave

September 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

U.S. speedskating coach Jae Su Chun was placed on administrative leave Sunday, hours after his spokesman released a statement denying claims of verbal, physical and psychological abuse brought by current and former members of the national team Continue Reading