This summer saw a couple of firsts for the Blaine Area Traveling Baseball Association and a number of its teams.
East Bethel won four times in 19 Metro Minny League games this summer and posted a 9-19 overall record, tying league-newcomer Ramsey Renegades for ninth place out of 12 teams.
Preseason football in the National Football League is a time of intense drama where jobs and playing time are on the line. Last Friday, Spring Lake Park native and Oakland Raiders tight end Brian Leonhardt found himself lining up across from the team he grew up rooting for in the Vikings’ preseason opener at TCF Bank Stadium.
Late summer walleyes can be a tough nut to crack but if you’re willing to take a road trip there is some red hot action to be had. Reservoirs like Oahe in South Dakota and Sakakawea in North Dakota can really heat up and might be included in your monthly planner.
Coon Rapids/Andover American Little League teams had a number of highlights this summer including the introduction of a 50-70 intermediate program for 13-year-olds.
That team not only won the district and state titles but represented Minnesota in the regional tournament in Michigan with a fourth-place finish out of 10 teams, July 19-24.
Three days before the first golfers attacked the Tournament Players Club of Twin Cities course for the 2014 3M Championship, Champions Tour newbie Paul Goydos remarked that he didn’t see how someone could shoot more than 17-under par during the three-round tournament.
The 7th District of VFW baseball split into four divisions this season, using four branches of military service: Marines, Army, Navy and Air Force.