High school seniors official put pen to paper during the NCAA’s early signing period Nov. 13. Several area prep standouts made their future plans be known for most sports. Football signees will announce decisions on Feb. 5.
Dan Johnson began the 2013 baseball season in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa., playing for the top minor league team of the New York Yankees in the International League. But he ended the year in the middle of the major league playoff race, as a reserve first baseman and designated hitter for the Baltimore Orioles.
He’s been blue for more than 50 years, but that doesn’t mean Larry Gallagher’s feeling down. No, this “blue” brings him pride and joy, because you see Gallagher is an umpire and ever since he first strapped on the mask and chest protector, he’s felt right at home.
Coon Rapids-Andover American Little League’s 12-year-old all-star team, continued to represent Minnesota and the north metro proudly after moving within one game of the Midwest Regional title, and a spot in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn., after a 4-0 win against Timberline Little League (Rapid City, S.D.) Aug. 6.