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CHAMBERLAIN — Nate Wolters is pretty modest about being the headliner on the billing for a youth basketball camp. But the "Nate Wolters Basketball Camp" arrived at the Chamberlain Armory near the Missouri River Monday and Wolters was the center of attention for about 150 youth basketball players ranging from grades 3 through 12.
It was a long wait for the Plankinton Bankers to get to work in the Class B state amateur baseball tournament, drawing the 15th of the 16 first-round games. With the game tied late on Sunday afternoon, the Bankers didn't their chance slip away. The Bankers scored three times in the seventh inning and did so without a hit, helping Plankinton to a 7-4 win over Lake Norden at the Class B state amateur baseball tournament at Cadwell Park.
Nathan Hainy has always been a baseball man. That's not going to change. But after 25 years of playing amateur baseball, the Wessington Springs native is planning on dialing it back. Hainy, who is playing for Four Corners this season, is planning to retire from amateur baseball after his team's run in the Class B state tournament comes to a close.
From the words "play ball," it was all Winner/Colome Friday at the Class B state amateur baseball tournament. The Pheasants scored seven runs in two separate innings and Derek Graesser and Drew Weber combined for a no-hitter in a 18-1, five-inning win over Northville at Cadwell Park in Mitchell, advancing W/C to the second round. "We have the best lineup that I think we've ever had," said starting pitcher Derek Graesser. "The bats and the lineup to really do a lot of damage out there."
According to their players, Four Corners' amateur baseball team has a propensity for a "weird inning," where they manage to score a couple of runs in an odd way. But even by those standards, their comeback win over Tabor Friday afternoon was improbable. Down 3-0 heading into the ninth inning, Four Corners loaded the bases before the Bluebirds had two relievers hit four batters consecutively, allowing Four Corners to walk off 4-3 winners in the first-round of the Class B state amateur baseball tournament at Cadwell Park.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Faces at the State Amateur Tournament is a regular series, profiling one contributor, worker, player, manager or fan each day during the duration of the Class B state tournament. As a pick-up player in the Class B State Amateur Baseball Tournament, Salem's Garrison Collier is representing his team, even though they didn't make it. But more importantly, he's carrying on the legacy of his team's biggest supporter.
After a 15-14 season and a couple of early exits in previous state tournaments, Dimock-Emery was ready for the state tournament to begin. They didn't miss their chance Wednesday night. The Raptors took advantage of four runs in the first two innings without a hit and put away Harrisburg for a 7-2 first-round win Wednesday at Cadwell Park in the Class B South Dakota Amateur Baseball Tournament.
Here's a short look at each of the teams in the Class B state amateur baseball tournament, which begins today at Cadwell Park and runs through the championship game Aug. 14. Harrisburg Woodies Harrisburg entered the District 7B tournament as the No. 2 seed and booked a trip the state tournament by topping the Canton Aces 9-1 in a consolation semifinal.
MANKATO, Minn. — It's all about rhythm for Teddy Bridgewater. The quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings will enter his third season leading the team's offense and he's not worried about the timing or about being on the same page as his receivers. Instead, the 23-year-old quarterback said his focus is on being in rhythm in the passing game. Everything else, he said, comes with playing quarterback with rhythm. Even in training camp, when he wears the red, no-contact jersey and is not supposed to be hit, he can get the offense in sync.
MANKATO, Minn.—While it's his 11th time doing this, it's not just another training camp for the Minnesota Vikings' Chad Greenway. This might be the last time the 33-year-old Mount Vernon native makes the trek to Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota, as a player, stays in the dorms and fights through another set of warm practices.