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July 4th Whalan fastpitch tournament


Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Sports

What comes to mind when you think of the Fourth of July? Hopefully, the birth of our great country, the United States of America. Do you also think fireworks? Picnics? Family gatherings? Another thing many people in our area equate with July Fourth is the Whalan Fastpitch Softball Tournament. This year, our, 39th annual, will be held at the Gene Johnson Memorial Field in Whalan on July 4, 5 and 6. Some of the area’s best fastpitch teams will be competing. The team to beat will be last year’s tournament champs, Harley Davidson. Second place went to Jonny’s Saloon.

Fastpitch is a game which seems to be passed on from generation to generation. Fathers who played in this tournament years ago now come to watch their sons and even their grandsons play. It is also a time to renew relationships with old ballplayers and other friends. Fellowship and good food, as well as some top notch fastpitch are three things that draw large crowds to this event.

Games begin each day at 10 a.m. We begin serving our popular Egg McWhalans at 9 a.m. and follow up with hot turkey sandwiches, brats, hot dogs and lots of other good food throughout the day.

If you want a break from the ball games bring your canoe, kayak or bike (or rent one). The beautiful Root River Bike Trail and the Root River are only two blocks from the ball field.

Tickets for the tournament are $2 in advance or $3 at the gate. Your one ticket allows you entry for all three days. What a deal! All proceeds from the tournament go to Whalan Lutheran Church.

We invite you to spend a fun relaxing Fourth of July weekend in Whalan, cheering on your favorite team.

Local youth baseball team headed to state tournaments

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

By Tricia Parrish This past weekend was another great success as a local youth baseball team went undefeated to win the Blue Earth 13A Tournament. This win qualified the boys for the Gopher State Tournament of Champions in Anoka/Ramsey on July 25- ..... 
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A Chat trick!

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Going to state once and bringing home a football title. Amazing. Going to state twice and bringing home a wrestling title. Incredible. The same Class A school sending a third boys team to state in the same school year? Inconceivable. Reality! Cha ..... 
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Section Golf: FC girls state bound

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Fillmore Central got its first ever (solo) state birth back in the fall, courtesy of volleyball. Now it can order a second state banner. The girls golf squad bested (379) adversaries W-K (403) and Blooming Prairie (410) to win Section 1A. FC rode ..... 
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Minnesota Twins to offer youth baseball/softball clinics in Chatfield

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Sports

The Minnesota Twins offer free baseball and softball clinics to youth in Chatfield, Minn. on Friday, June 13, at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Chatfield High School. The Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics program provides boys and girls from throughout ..... 
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Falcon Softball: 1A East Champs

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

FC/L softball started off the season finding out it would senior-less. Those senior-less Falcons are now 1A East champs. They are headed to Austin and the Section Final Four. The Falcons’ (#1, 12-3) trek began with a quarterfinal contest versus ..... 
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Gopher baseball wins TRC south

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Chatfield baseball came into the last (full) week of the regular season in the TRC South driver’s seat (up one game, two left). The first of those contests was a re-match with Southland. Chatfield (#12 in Class A) now sits in the king’s thrown as ..... 
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Gopher baseball seizes south

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

One baseball team stands alone atop the Three Rivers South, the Chatfield Gophers. Brian Baum’s crew swept R-P in one ‘baseball’ doubleheader. In game one, Nate Skare (2-run single), Tommy Jech (2-run double), and Ethan Woltz (RBI-single) g ..... 
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Athlete of the Week - Drew Hurley

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Sports

It was a routine out in most games. But Drew Hurley's bloop-single over a drawn in infield was more than routine. It plated Payton Lund, giving Chatfield a 2-1 win in the bottom of the seventh over #2 Southland, handing the Rebels their first loss. ..... 
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