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There has never been any doubt Sobieski has had the talent to win a state title. Sixteen state tournament appearances, including a handful of trips to Labor Day weekend, can attest to that. But as time rolled by, the Skis were still waiting for everything to click in one season. As this year’s tou...Read More
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Nate Olson has been a part of the Sobieski Skis since before Thomas Miller was born. But when the veteran second baseman suffered an injury during Monday’s state semifinals, the Skis turned to the young high school junior to take the reins at second base in the state finals. No pressure. “To be ...Read More
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Sobieski relied heavily on ace Tyler Jendro’s pitching on its road to the title. But it also relied on a deep bench and a strong willingness to give up at bats to put the team first. Almost without fail, anytime a Skis batter reached base with no outs, the next man bunted, no matter which [...]...Read More
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No greater testament to Region 8C’s strength can be made than the fact that its fourth-place qualifier ended up winning the state tournament. Sobieski finished behind Lastrup, Nisswa and Fort Ripley, which all suffered heartbreaking late defeats in the final weekend of the state tournament. Lastru...Read More
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Sobieski defeated Faribault 2-1 in the semifinals, then turned around and shut out New Ulm 2-0 in the finals of the Class C state amateur baseball tournament Monday. Tyler Jendro finished off a record-breaking tournament with a shutout in the finale, registering the win in all six of the Skis’...Read More
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Sobieski and Nisswa locked up Region 8C’s final two berths into the Class C state amateur baseball tournament over the weekend in Upsala, with Nisswa and Lastrup the final two teams in contention for the region title. Lastrup and Nisswa will meet up for the region championship Saturday in Upsa...Read More
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Less than a decade ago, kids from Upsala were being sent home due to a lack of ball fields to play on. Since that point, a new group has arrived on the scene, the Upsala Ballpark Association (UBA), to help rectify that problem, and expand other opportunities throughout the city. And now, Upsala will...Read More
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The Region 8C tournament will have a familiar feel, as seven of the eight qualifiers from a year ago advanced into this summer’s bracket. That was the maximum number possible after division realignment. Whether or not the same four teams move on to the state tournament is still very much up in the...Read More
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