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The Central Legion baseball team finished the season with an 8-9 record, losing its final game of the season to Lake City, 2-1, in the East Sub-District Tournament.  The team was sponsored by the Legion Posts from Preston (Vial Post 166), Harmony (Gustav Berg Post 81) and Lanesboro (Henry M. Guttormson Post 40).  The team includes, in front, from left, Justin Ristau, Riley Means, Brady Ristau, Sam Peters, Casey Olson and Hunter Aggen. In back are head coach Keith Larson, Kiel Larson, Trace Tollefson, Sam Rustad, Collin Scott, assistant coach Jim Peters and assistant coach Cal Larson.  Not shown are Nick Mensink, Gatlin Woellert, Blake Bigalk, Walker Ward, Colten Kraling, Quinn Larson and Will Nolan.  BILL BENTSON/NEWS LEADER
The Central Legion baseball team finished the season with an 8-9 record, losing its final game of the season to Lake City, 2-1, in the East Sub-District Tournament. The team was sponsored by the Legion Posts from Preston (Vial Post 166), Harmony (Gustav Berg Post 81) and Lanesboro (Henry M. Guttormson Post 40). The team includes, in front, from left, Justin Ristau, Riley Means, Brady Ristau, Sam Peters, Casey Olson and Hunter Aggen. In back are head coach Keith Larson, Kiel Larson, Trace Tollefson, Sam Rustad, Collin Scott, assistant coach Jim Peters and assistant coach Cal Larson. Not shown are Nick Mensink, Gatlin Woellert, Blake Bigalk, Walker Ward, Colten Kraling, Quinn Larson and Will Nolan. BILL BENTSON/NEWS LEADER
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:14 AM

The season came to an end for the Central Legion baseball team, as they lost to Lake City 2-1 in Sub-District American Legion play-offs. Once again the Falcons outhit their opponent, 8-6, but came up short on the scoreboard.  

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