Neepawa Natives building for long term success

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Eoin Devereux
The Neepawa Banner

While the immediate future of the Neepawa Natives is looking very bright, the MJHL club is not neglecting its long term development. The team selected seven players during the 2017 Manitoba Junior Hockey League bantam draft, which was held in Winnipeg on Sunday, June 4.

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Minnedosa, Portage continue their winning ways

Eoin Devereux 
The Neepawa Banner

The Minnedosa Mavericks and Portage Padres remain the measuring sticks for the rest of the Santa Clara Baseball League. Both teams picked up important victories recently and sit tied for top spot in the league standings.

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NACI compete at fast pitch provincials

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Press

The best high school fast pitch teams from across Manitoba, gathered in Mitchell last weekend for the provincial championship. The Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute (NACI) Tigers earned their place at the event as a wildcard entry.

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Neepawa Farmers inducted into Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame

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The Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame held its annual induction dinner on Saturday, June 3 in Morden. Neepawa’s presence within the Hall grew significantly, as the 1993-1997 edition of the Neepawa Farmers, (pictured) as well as Farmers’ pitchers Don Schmall and Vince Eastman were inducted.

 
By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Press

Editor's note: Additional information and pictures from the Hall of Fame weekend will appear in the Friday, June 9 edition of the Neepawa Banner.

The historic run of the Neepawa Farmers in the mid ‘90s has received some long awaited recognition. The 1993-97 edition of the baseball club, as well as Neepawa pitchers Don Schmall and Vince Eastman, were enshrined into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 3 in Morden.

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Yellowhead winger taken first in MJHL Draft

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Press

The recent success of the Yellowhead Bantam Chiefs has been noticed across the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), as eight of their players were chosen in the 2017 draft. Even more impressive than that, the top two picks in the first round were both from Yellowhead.

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