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Kevin Latour of Le Sueur won his first feature in the IMCA Stock Car feature leading the entire distance from start to finish in the flag to flag race Saturday at Arlington Raceway. Matt Speckman of Sleepy Eye started 10th and worked his way through the field to challenge LaTour, but he held…

With a dozen seniors graduated from last year’s Cleveland/Immanuel Lutheran varsity football team and the season starting eight days earlier than normal, getting the 2018 Clippers together for this week’s summer camp was as important as ever, said co-head coach Erik Hermanson.

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Tri-City United football players take dives to the ground, getting new grass stains on their blue practice jerseys, and push around blocking sleds with all of their strength as they gear up for the new season.

Fifty days after the last game of their 2018 season, the Cleveland Clipper softball players and coaches finally reflected on their 12-6 season July 20 during an awards banquet, held at the Cleveland Church of Christ.

With a sense of urgency for a win, the Cleveland Spiders amateur baseball team rolled into Janesville this past Sunday and fought off a last-inning Jay rally for a 7-6 triumph in Highway 13/60 league action.

The Le Center Braves could muster up only two hits throughout the entire game off the Northfield Miller's starting pitcher Alex Tava. Tava forced the game to end in a shut out against the Braves at 8-0 at Sechler Field in Northfield.

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Catapulting around the rink in metal chairs and skates alike, some of the area’s youngest hockey stars got their first time on the ice on Tuesday.

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Last year’s boys basketball coaching staff was almost all new people to the district, but after one year as the C squad coach, Austin Pinke has stepped up to the varsity position.

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Better defense and fewer walks lead to good results as the Braves downed the Jordan Alers 9-6 at the Ray Plut Complex.

Playing their final regular season game against visiting Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Wednesday, the Cleveland minors extinguished an early dumpster fire and then kept on the attack for an eventual 13-7 triumph.

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Steady pitching, nearly flawless defense and clutch hitting propelled Montgomery Legion Post 79 baseball team to its first doubleheader sweep of the season Monday night over St. Peter 2-1 and 10-1 at Memorial Park.

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Over the last two weeks, the Le Center Over 35 team fought two hard battles against the Belle Plaine Gray Tigers and the Le Sueur-Henderson Legends but ultimately lost them both to costly mistakes.

Scoring five runs in the sixth inning, the Cleveland Clipper minors pulled within two runs of visiting Le Sueur-Henderson Wednesday, but their comeback fell short in a 12-10 defeat.

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A number of local runners finished in the top 25 out of 225 runners in the 19th annual Freedom Fun Run July 4 at Minnesota Square Park in St. Peter.

Bulldogs Youth Hockey Association invites girls and boys ages 4 through 11 to the Don Roberts Rink at Gustavus Adolphus College to participate in the Try Hockey for Free clinics July 17-18.

Giving up just one hit, Lucas Walechka pitched a gem for five innings Tuesday, and his Clipper minors were solid behind him, but visiting Quad Cities (New Richland-Heartland-Ellendale-Geneva) capitalized on two hits, a walk and two hit batters after that to pull within a run, 5-4.

With solid pitching by starter Colon Krenik, 11 hits and aggressive running between the bases, the Cleveland Minors kept Albert Lea Red in check Monday in a 12-4 home triumph.

Cleveland’s Bryce Novak was chosen by conference coaches as an All-Valley first team baseball player. The junior pitcher and infielder was also elected by his teammates to receive the Clippers’ Most Valuable Player and Best Pitcher Awards.

With five starters and seven seniors in all finishing their high school basketball careers, it was an emotional awards banquet for the Cleveland basketball team. The ceremony was held in the school’s little gym back on May 9.

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