Despite not coming into existence until 1990, the Tri-City Red American Legion baseball team has racked up the most Fourth District Most Valuable Player awards. Tri-City picked up No. 13 this summer with the selection of Ben Mezzenga.
In the World Cup soccer tournament played earlier this summer, the United States was assigned to the “Group of Death” for the preliminary rounds and had to face the likes of Germany, Ghana and Portugal.
The summer baseball season for the Tri-City Red American Legion baseball team is set to last for at least another weekend. Tri-City is headed to the state tournament, which starts Friday for all 16 of the participating teams.
Tri-City teams gear up for state tournament
For the second consecutive year, the Tri-City Red American Legion baseball team is the top seed in the sub-state playoffs, which determine 15 of the 16 teams that will compete in next week’s state tournament. This is the second year of the sub-state format and Red is looking for its first trip to state since 2012.
By Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin’s estimate, some 60 people showed up to play some pickleball and to watch the ribbon cutting ceremony at Bobby Theisen Park on July 9. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)
The new pickleball courts in Bobby Theisen Park in Shoreview were at capacity as they were opened officially with a ribbon cutting ceremony. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
From left to right, Shoreview City Councilmember Terry Quigley, Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin, Shoreview Area Pickleball Club President John Malmgren, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Sarah Bohnen and Economic Development commissioner Jonathan Weinhagen were on hand to cut the ribbon, officially opening the courts. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)
At not quite 9 a.m., all six of the week-old pickleball courts at Bobby Theisen Park in Shoreview were occupied by foursomes, pickleballs pinging back and forth, with spectators and idle players watching attentively and waiting anxiously to get ba