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Play Ball! Minnesota clinic Saturday

Play Ball! Minnesota will host a youth baseball clinic Saturday at Duluth’s Wade Stadium. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Play Ball! Minnesota instructors have a combined 200-plus years of coaching [...]

Northern Exposure hockey tourney to bring 3,000 to Duluth this weekend

The three-day, 55-team Northern Exposure youth hockey tournament begins Friday at six rinks in the area. “We are proud to welcome over 1,100 players, their coaches and families to Duluth for a weekend filled with competitive hockey and [...]

Youth hockey tourney here this weekend

The Northern Exposure AAA youth hockey tournament, sponsored by Black Woods Restaurants, will be held Friday through Sunday at six arenas in the Twin Ports. Age divisions include high school (1994-1995) and birth years 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, [...]

District 3 Little League tournaments begin

District 3 Little League tournaments are under way, as local all-star teams compete to advance to the Little League World Series later this summer in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. “So far the play has been fun to watch,” said District [...]
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Howie Hanson: Little League Notebook

The Hermantown Pirates of the Quad Cities Majors Little League, the Black Woods Sports Athletes of the Week, are a strong team with determination and a continued drive to win, coach Blaine Peterson said. “The focus in on fundamentals [...]

Lake Park Little League Board of Directors

Nick Luoma, president Brian Bradshaw, vice-president Steve Ruce, secretary Michael Wapola, treasurer Brandon Cole Jeremy Downs Pete Olson Marc Dallum
District 3 league representatives held a scheduling meeting Monday evening in Duluth. Black Woods Ssorts staff photo

Minnesota District 3 Little League sets all-star playoff schedule

By HOWIE HANSON Black Woods Sports executive editor Minnesota District 3 Little League post-season competition begins for 30 teams in four divisions starting the week of July 9-15, district directors and league representatives determined in [...]
Johnson fouled back a pitch during a recent home game. Howie Hanson / Black Woods Sports

West Duluth Red Sox rely on strong pitching, hitting

By HOWIE HANSON Black Woods Sports Executive Editor The West Duluth Red Sox, of the Quad City Majors Little League, have been drawing praise for their strong play from opponents and fans all season. “We have a good, all-around team with excellent [...]

Hermantown Twins Little Leaguers poised to make a run in the second half

The mighty Hermantown Twins of the Quad Cities Majors Little League is showing signs of improvement game-by-game, co-coach Dale Rollins said. “The boys are small in size but show a lot of heart every game,” said Rollins. “Our [...]