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By Don Ogle 

Sidney opens strong, falls short in district tournament


Don Ogle / Sun-Telegraph Editor

Arick Doty attempts a pickoff play, throwing to Zack Means in the Sidney Senior Tournament earlier this season. Sidney's Juniors played good baseball overall in district action, but fell short of a title. The Juniors' season continues at state this weekend when they host the state tournament.

ALLIANCE - Sidney's Junior Legion baseball team opened district tournament play here last Friday with one of its best overall games this season.

"We played good, solid baseball," Junior Coach Ray Witt said of Sidney's 10-2 win over Chadron. "We hit the ball well, we played good defense, it was just a good game."

Sidney's potential continued to show through its first three games and despite a 6-3 loss to number two seed Alliance in the second round, the Juniors bounced back hard with a 21-3 drubbing of Gering.

With just one game between the Juniors and a chance at the title game, the wheels...

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