With the temperature dropping outside, the baseball hot stove is heating up in both the Crow River Valley and North Star Leagues.
Starting off in the North Star League, it was expected that Hamel and Big Lake would join the league in 2008 â€“ Hamel moving into the Central Division (all Class B teams), while Big Lake would be in one of the Class C divisions.
Well, that all changed when Hamel backed out. In their place, the league has added Elk River. With that, the league has switched up their divisions.
No longer will there be a Class B division and two Class C divisions. Instead, the Class B and Class C teams will be divided out equally into three seperate divisions.
Those divisions shape up like this:
North Star East: Loretto, Maple Plain, Mound, Rockford, Delano, and Hutchinson.
North Star West: Buffalo, Howard Lake, Kingston, Monticello, Dassel-Cokato, and Maple Lake.
North Star North: Big Lake, Elk River, Rogers, Albertville, and St. Michael.
The other big news in baseball has the Crow River adding two new teams. This will be the first time the league has changed in well over a decade.
The two new teams will be Brownton and Carver. Both were formally in the Carver Central League. They both will be in the South Division of the league.
Yep, much going on and it’s almost December already. Look for information to come as I find out about it.