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Nolan Burrell went the distance for Imperial Monday against Pierce, as first baseman Dominic Sis stands ready on defense. (Johnson Publications photo by Taryn Burrell)

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Left fielder Mason Nordhausen makes this diving catch in the fifth inning against Syracuse, which stopped a scoring drive and left two Syracuse base runners stranded. (Johnson Publications photo by Taryn Burrell)

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Taking a timeout to regroup, the juniors listen to Coach Bruce Peterson during a break in the Syracuse game Sunday. (Johnson Publications photo by Taryn Burrell)

Juniors find competition stiff at state Legion tourney

    Hoping to improve on last year’s Class C state Legion baseball tournament showing, Imperial’s juniors came home a bit disappointed from this year’s experience.

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Beverage Barn capped off an undefeated season with the tournament championship Sunday. Team members included, front from left, Jennifer Stafford, Chelsey Sutton, Kelsey Heinen, Lora Villarreal, Marisa Smith, sponsor Donna Vlasin, back from left, Derek Stafford, Chad Cochran, Colten Yoast, Mondo Villarreal and Darrin Schultz.
Not pictured—Cooper Bollman, Sam Sutton and Bethany Cochran. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Pitcher Derek Stafford sends one to the plate in one of Beverage Barn’s tournament games. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Katie Flaig connects at the plate for Easy Money, en route to their runner-up finish. (Johnson Publications photo)

Beverage Barn wins coed tourney; finishes with undefeated season

    Beverage Barn capped off the 2019 coed softball season with the tournament championship, and an undefeated record, Sunday at Schroeder Park.

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Members of the second place Easy Money team, which took home $125 in winnings were, front from left, Bri Griffon, Taylor Propp, Katie Flaig, Larissa Gerhartz, Jacque Stroup, back from left, Chad Flaig, Shane Gerhartz, Jeremy Mathews, Clint Beguin and Josiah Stroup. Not pictured—Amberette Riener and Troy Gonzalez. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Members of Team Blue won $50 for third place. Team members included, below front from left, Julia Strand, Alex Mekelburg, Ashley Neiberger, Lonnie Nolt, Sky McEndaffer, Makenna Castor, back from left, Jakob Burke, Alex Strand, Nick Riggio, David Reyes and Tanner Stromberger. (Johnson Publications photo)

Easy Money, Team Blue finish second, third in coed tournament

Finishing with the runner-up and third place honors in Sunday’s Imperial coed softball league tournament were second place Easy Money and Team Blue, third.

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