Victory League

None of the three were easy. In fact, one game barely even was squeezed in due to a late downpour. But when all was said and done, the trio of Victory League teams in action advanced past the first weekend of the state tournament, with Lastrup also moving on by virtue of a bye.   Sobieski [...]

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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 Upsala, with Nisswa needing to defeat [...]

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The first two trips to state have been decided while the final two remain up for grabs in the opening weekend of the Region 8C tournament in Pierz, Saturday – Sunday. Lastrup and Fort Ripley worked their way through the opening two rounds of action, each sailing by their first opponent before delivering dramatic wins [...]

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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 serve [...]

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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 air, however, [...]

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Three of the four regular season division champions advanced through the winners’ bracket unscathed in Victory League postseason action, July 12 – 13, setting the stage for a tense series of elimination games to round out the Region 8C bracket. The division playoffs come to a close July 19 – 20. Each division’s regular season [...]

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The Victory League regular season came to a close and the playoffs began July 5 – 6, with two more region tournament bids locked up. Buckman took care of business in a 16-2 pounding to clinch the East Division, while Nisswa received an assist to take the North Division regular season title. Both teams earn [...]

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With a little help from the rest of the East, Buckman entered Wednesday’s road game at Royalton two wins away from a regular season division crown. About as soon as Shawn Lanners hit an early homer to put the Billygoats on the board, it became clear that Buckman would move one win away from an [...]

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