Neepawa Natives hold community barbecue

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By Eoin Devereux
The Neepawa Press

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Neepawa Cubs win league championship

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Front row: Mark Kerkowich, Jonah Freeman, Rodney White, Cam Tibbett, Kevin Levandosky and Bryan Todoruk. Back row: Cole Krutkewich, Jason Vinnell, Devin Tibbett, Garett Rempel, (with Kellen Hockin on shoulders) Cody Pasowisty, Nick Kuharski and Shane Levandosky. Roster members missing from picture include Drew Tibbett, Ian Kerkowich and Scott Newton.

 

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Press

The Neepawa Cubs have established themselves as the Santa Clara Baseball League’s (SCBL) top team, by defeating the Carberry Royals in the championship series. The Cubs claimed the best-of-five series in the fifth and deciding game, on Sunday, Aug 20, with a 9-3 victory.

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Neepawa Cubs send series to game five

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

It’s all come down to one game to determine supremacy in the Santa Clara Baseball League, as the Neepawa Cubs defeated the Carberry Royals on Friday, Aug. 18, by the score of 12-2. With that win, the Cubs have forced a fifth and deciding game in the best-of-five championship series, which will be played in Neepawa on Sunday, Aug. 20. 

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Carberry Royals one win away from title

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By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner

The unexpected post-season surge of the Carberry Royals continued on Wednesday, Aug. 16, as they bested the Neepawa Cubs 7-5 in extra innings. The victory puts Carberry, who started the playoffs as the seventh seeded team, just one win away from claiming the Santa Clara Baseball League (SCBL) championship. 

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Baseball provincials a big hit in Neepawa

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Photo courtesy of Eoin Devereux/Neepawa Banner. The Boissevain Centennials pose with their championship banner & gold medal, after claiming the 2017 Baseball Manitoba Senior ‘AA’ Provincial Championship.

 

By Eoin Devereux

 

Neepawa Banner

 

Though recent on-field results weren’t what the Neepawa Cubs were hoping for, the accolades the team and its supporters received away from the diamond surpassed their wildest expectations. The club recently hosted the Manitoba Baseball Senior ‘AA’ Championship, a weekend tournament which features eight of the best squads from across the province. A pair of Santa Clara League clubs participated; the Neepawa Cubs (host club) and Portage Padres (2017 pennant champions). As well, teams from Winnipeg, Brandon and a variety of other communities converged upon the Land of Plenty for this premier event.

 

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