Learn how to become a high school sports official

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The Minnesota State High School League needs officials and judges for all sports. If you’re interested, the league has organized an online recruitment forum via Zoom from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday June 23. During the forum, longtime official Mike Spanier of Sartell will share his experiences. Spanier will talk about the many rewards, challenges and experiences that kept him returning each

Baseball, softball program planned for St. Joseph

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The city of St. Joseph will host a meet and greet on starting a community ball program for the coming summer. The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Government Center, 75 Callaway St. E. Former Minnesota Twins player Al Newman will be at the meeting. Planners want to start a community T-ball, baseball and softball program. Call

Wrestling club opens opportunities for girls

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Chat with Nick Gruber for any length of time and the word you’ll hear most often is opportunity. Gruber, who coaches youth wrestling in Sartell, wants to create an opportunity for girls to have their own wrestling team instead of participating in co-ed activities. Gruber says there’s growing interest in wrestling teams for girls and women

Muskies again head to state tournament

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com For the eighth consecutive season, the Sartell Muskies amateur baseball team will compete at the state tournament in Delano and Maple Lake. The tournament will begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug.  24, at Delano Municipal Stadium. The Muskies won the Class C state championship in 2013, and that was the last time – until now –

Three baseball players honored

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Three Sartell High School baseball players where recently honored – but not for their on-field skills. The three where recognized by Diamond King Baseball (formerly Hardball Hotel Baseball) for their traits of humility, accountability, resiliency and discipline. The awards were presented at a July 21 St. Cloud Rox game. Jake Schlelonka, a senior, was awarded for

New, improved baseball fields dedicated

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The Sartell Baseball Association and Pinecone Central Park Association on June 11 dedicated  new and improved baseball fields. A double-header at St. Cloud Orthopedics Field (formerly Champion Field) highlighted the event that capped two years of a fundraising campaign. A ceremony between the games officially dedicating St. Cloud Orthopedics and Gilleland Chevrolet Field.  The capital campaign of $1.3 million was

Muskies win second tourney of season

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com For the second time this season, the Sartell Muskies baseball team won another tournament title – this time from last weekend’s Elite 8 tourney in Elrosa. The Elite 8 competitors are teams that participated in the State Amateur Baseball Tournament last year. The Muskies have competed in the state tournament each year for the past seven

Stock seeing ball well for SJU; to join Rox

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Joey Stock, a St. John’s University junior designated hitter, has been seeing the ball well and was recently named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week April 22, named to the D3baseball.com National Team of the Week that same evening and voted the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division III Hitter of the Week