By Don Ogle 

10-and-under baseball team second in state, on to regional play


Sidney's 10-and-under baseball team, shown to the left after winning the Wood Bat Tournament earlier this summer, are headed to regional competition after placing second at state over the weekend. Team members are, back row from left, Coach Shae Gartner, Shane Lilley, Kolton Wiegand, Luke Holly, Justin Ernest, Braxton Heater, McGuire Rolls, Tanner Gartner, and Coach Jason Jones. Front row from left, Cort Rummel, Chance Houser, Isak Doty, Lance Holly (bat boy), Alex Jones, Alek Doty, Jonathan Kruse.

Sidney's 10 and under Cal Ripken league baseball team came up short in state tournament play, but will still represent local baseball at the regional tournament in Scottsbluff July 24.

Sidney opened tournament play Friday with an 18-0 win over North Platte. Scottsbluff downed Sidney 12-2 Saturday, but the young team bounced back with a 15-5 win over Alliance.

Scottsbluff, which opened its tournament with a 10-0 win over Alliance prior to defeating Sidney, remained in control in the championship game.

Scottsbluff didn't give Sidney a second chance at the title, remaining undefeated with a 9-...

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