Neepawa Cubs win game one of Santa Clara final

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Shane Levandosky make contact with the baseball during game one of the SCBL championship series, on Friday, Aug. 4 in Neepawa. Levandosky closed out the night with three RBI’s. 

By Eoin Devereux

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A five-run third inning helped the Neepawa Cubs to secure an 8-3 victory over the Carberry Royals on Friday, Aug. 4, in game one of the best-of-five Santa Clara Baseball League final.

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Neepawa Natives AGM set for Aug. 9

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Photo courtesy of the Banner Archives - From left to right: Neepawa natives vice President Cam Tibbett, Team President Ken Waddell and Team General Manager Myles Cathcart.

Eoin Devereux
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The Neepawa Natives will both be looking back and moving forward on Wednesday, Aug. 9, as they host their annual general meeting. The AGM, set to begin at 7:30 pm at the Yellowhead Centre, is open to the general public and will cover several topics for the junior ‘A’ club. Expected items up for discussion include the teams’ current financial outlook, recent player commitments and planned fundraising events for the upcoming year. Neepawa Natives board president Ken Waddell said it’s very important for people to attend this event and share their views on the franchise.

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Solid local support for Baseball Provincials

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The call for volunteers appears to have been heard for the 2017 Senior ‘AA’ Provincial Baseball Championship. The event, scheduled for Aug. 11-13 in Neepawa, will see as many as 400 people from across Manitoba converge on the community for this premier sporting event.

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MJHL news and notes

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The Selkirk Steelers are looking to raise money to keep the team alive. The  MJHL club recently started a GoFundMe page looking for $80,000 in support. GoFundMe is an online crowdsourcing platform that allows people and groups to raise money.

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Carberry advances to SCBL final

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Photo courtesy of Aaron Wilgosh/Goldenwest Broadcasting

Eoin Devereux
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The Carberry Royals continue to be giant killers in the Santa Clara Baseball League playoffs. After eliminating the second seeded Minnedosa Mavericks in the opening round, the Royals followed that up with a semi-final series victory over the top ranked Portage Padres. Carberry secured their spot in the finals on Tuesday, Aug 1, with an 11-9 win in Portage la Prairie.

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