SPORTSLINE: Baseball showcase set for BSU on Sunday

Northern Athletic Recruiting (NAR) will hold a preliminary baseball showcase at BSU May 6 for players in grades 8-12. Cost of the day long session is $50.

Northern Athletic Recruiting (NAR) will hold a preliminary baseball showcase at BSU May 6 for players in grades 8-12. Cost of the day long session is $50.

The clinic will begin at 9 with registration opening at 8 at the field.

Top players from tryout session will be invited to participate in the NAR State Showcase June 25-27 at Ft. Snelling sports complex.

Those sessions will be heavily attended by college recruiters. Coaches will receive thorough background information on all participants at the state showcase.

The NAR mission is to provide a direct line between colleges and student athletes from the Upper Midwest.


All local players will be provided an evaluation which can be used in submitting college resumes.

Players who gain the state meet are guaranteed two live games in front of the visiting recruiters.

BYL signups

Today is the last day to sign up for the BYL Junior and Senior League teams. Age of the players is determined by his age May 1. Age for the Junior League is for 9-10 year olds and the Senior League for 11-12.

Registrations need to be postmarked by midnight tonight.

Tryouts for the Junior League will be May 5 and for the Senior League May 6.

They will be held at the BYL complex starting at 12:45 each day. The league draft will be held after each tryout.

For any questions, call Moe Webb at 444-9322.


Tonight is also the final day of tryouts for the 13-15 year old intact league and traveling teams at the BSU diamond starting at 5 p. m. Players may register at the field. Call Dean Schneider at 556-5779 for further information.

Day League signups

Day League signups will close May 19 when the cost rises to $50 for the summer.

Day Leagues will be for 5 and 6 year old T-Ball Leagues, 7-8 Pony League and 9-12 Minor League.

Again age is determined by the player's age May 1.

Pony Leaguers must bring a birth certificate.

Registrations may be picked up at Midnight Sun Spas or at the Community Ed office.

The Day Leagues start June 11-12.


Senior Golf League

The Cass Lake Senior Golf League is forming for the summer.

The league is for players 55 and older and will play Tuesday afternoons at the Sand Trap Golf Course starting at 1:30. It will begin next month.

Call Ken Villiers for further information

Roysland MVP

Fosston's Kelly Roysland was named Most Valuable Player of the Minnesota women's basketball team for this season. She averaged 13.2 points per game.

She also won the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

Roysland and Emily Fox shared the Coaches Award for the year.

Gophers sweep Bison

Minnesota swept a double header from the NDSU softball team, winning 5-2 and 5-1. Bemidji's Bekki Rasmussen was the loser in the second game falling to 8-6 on the year.

Rasmussen rebounded to pitch the Bison past South Dakota State 4-1 in the second round of the Kennesaw (GA.) State Invitational. She worked the first six innings allowing five hits.

The Bison won their opener 8-0 over Cal St- Bakersfield.

Flyers cut sports

The budget crunch has wiped out two more victims.

Bagley has announced that it is dropping tennis and cross country next year due to low numbers and will send its limited number of wrestlers to Fosston for practice rather than hold separate practices at Bagley.

Following the traditional pattern the sliced sports are low budget sports with limited numbers of participants.

Hockey Camp

Quick Skills Inc. will hold a hockey camp at Neilson-Reise Arena July 9-19 for both boys and girls of all ages.

The camp stresses skill development according to owner Dan Clafton.

The camp is run by current and former Division I players.

Ice times begin at 3 for younger players, 4 for girls and 5 for older players Monday through Thursday.

Applications are available at Neilson-Reise or PIAS in Bemidji. Clafton may be reached at 218-259-2503.

State rankings

Apple Valley and Roseau were the leaders in the state Class 3A and 2A baseball polls this week.

No northern teams made the top ten in 3A. Virginia was sixth in 2A.

In softball, Chaska, Winona Cotter and New Ulm Cathedral are the division leaders.

Eveleth-Gilbert, Esko and DGF are 6-8-10 in Class AA. Mesabi East, Silver Bay and NCE/UH are 7-8-10 in Class A.

Detroit Lakes tops the boys' golf rankings with a 305 team average. Virginia is fourth and Roseau ninth.

Individually Josh Herzog and Mike Brodsho of DL are 6-7 in AA while Tyler Hill of Virginia tops the Class A rankings with Jake Sanders of Crookston second and Mike Tuel of Fergus Falls third. Jim Foss of Roseau is sixth.

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