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By Don Ogle 

Sidney hosts state baseball tournament, play begins Saturday


Don Ogle / Sun-Telegraph Editor

Jay Doty, Zack Means, and Arik Doty pull the tarp over the pitcher's mound at Legion Field to protect it while the field is watered in preperation for this weekend's American Legion State Tournament. Eight teams will vie for the Class B Junior Title with play beginning Saturday morning.

Legion baseball players and fans from across the state will converge on Sidney this weekend to see the state's best 13-16 year old players compete for the Class B American Legion State Junior Tournament crown.

The tournament, and five others across the state, will cap the 91st year of Legion Baseball in Nebraska. In all, more than 4,000 Nebraska baseball players have played in the Legion program this summer on more than 290 teams. State tournaments are held for both Junior and Senior teams in classes A, B, and C.

In the Class B Junior program eight teams, including Sidney, will vie for the...

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