Carberry Royals one win away from title

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By Eoin Devereux

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The unexpected post-season surge of the Carberry Royals continued on Wednesday, Aug. 16, as they bested the Neepawa Cubs 7-5 in extra innings. The victory puts Carberry, who started the playoffs as the seventh seeded team, just one win away from claiming the Santa Clara Baseball League (SCBL) championship. 

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Baseball provincials a big hit in Neepawa

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Photo courtesy of Eoin Devereux/Neepawa Banner. The Boissevain Centennials pose with their championship banner & gold medal, after claiming the 2017 Baseball Manitoba Senior ‘AA’ Provincial Championship.

 

By Eoin Devereux

 

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Though recent on-field results weren’t what the Neepawa Cubs were hoping for, the accolades the team and its supporters received away from the diamond surpassed their wildest expectations. The club recently hosted the Manitoba Baseball Senior ‘AA’ Championship, a weekend tournament which features eight of the best squads from across the province. A pair of Santa Clara League clubs participated; the Neepawa Cubs (host club) and Portage Padres (2017 pennant champions). As well, teams from Winnipeg, Brandon and a variety of other communities converged upon the Land of Plenty for this premier event.

 

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Neepawa Natives post profit

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Neepawa Natives board president Ken Waddell reviews the year that was for the junior 'A' hockey club on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at the Yellowhead Hall.

By Eoin Devereux

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This past season, the Neepawa Natives found themselves in a very exclusive club, and we’re not just talking about making the playoffs. At the junior ‘A’ club’s annual general meeting, held on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at the Yellowhead Hall, the team announced it was one of only three MJHL organizations to post a profit from the 2016-2017 season. The Steinbach Pistons and Portage Terriers are the only others from the 11-team circuit thus far to publicly announce a profit. 

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Carberry even series with Neepawa Cubs

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By Eoin Devereux

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The Carberry Royals have tied up the Santa Clara Baseball League championship series at 1-1, after topping the Neepawa Cubs 5-4. The Royals won game two in dramatic fashion on Tuesday, Aug. 9 in Carberry, scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Daylon Creasy collected the victory on the mound for the Royals. 

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Natives deal Millan to Blind River

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The Neepawa Natives have traded 20-year-old defensemen Matt Millan to the Blind River Beavers of the NOJHL (Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League). Millan played two seasons for the Natives, collecting three goals and 15 assists and 48 penalty minutes in 84 games.

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