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Concerns raised over Omaha CWS ballpark design

Though final plans have not been unveiled, some neighbors of the new downtown Omaha College World Series ballpark worry it will lack the promised street-level retail needed to spur neighborhood development.Some neighbors of the new downtown Omaha College World Series ballpark worry it will lack the promised street-level retail needed to spur neighborhood development, and […]

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WCL launches second summer-collegiate league

The circuit features new and established teams in Humboldt, Redding and Folsom (Cal.), Medford (Ore.) and Carson City (Nev.). The WCL Tri-State, a summer collegiate wood-bat league with teams in California, Oregon and Nevada, will begin play in June 2009, announced West Coast League president Ken Wilson.  The 65-year-old Humboldt (Cal.) Crabs, a legendary summer […]

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Waukesha ballpark a go for 2009

The Waukesha (Wis.) Planning Commission gives final approval to a Northwoods League ballpark for Frame Park.The Waukesha (Wis.) Planning Commission gave final approval to a Northwoods League ballpark for Frame Park, clearing the way for Chad Bauer to begin budgeting for construction on the facility. The approval came on a 5-2 vote after Bauer presented […]

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Renovation, not replacement of Athletic Park likely course of action

Given the economy, the sentiment in Wausau is spending money on renovations to Athletic Park, the home of the Wisconsin Woodchucks, rather than replacing it.When Marathon County officials determined the concessions at Wausau’s Athletic Park, the home of the Wisconsin Woodchucks (summer collegiate; Northwoods League), needed upgrading to meet code, the team faced a tough […]

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Victoria TCL team formally announced; Pump Jacks to return

News from the Texas Collegiate League: More information on the new Victoria team, while the East Texas Pump Jacks confirm a return.Today the Texas Collegiate League formally announced what we reported yesterday: a new Victoria team is entering the summer-collegiate circuit. The team will be owned and operated by local businessperson Tracy Young. The new Victoria franchise […]

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Texas Collegiate League adds Victoria to roster

The summer-collegiate circuit expands to southeastern Texas.A Victoria team is slated to join the summer-collegiate Texas Collegiate League, as Victoria businessman Tracy Young is close to signing a lease for Lowe Park. The lease gives Young control of Lowe Park, which is also home to the University of Houston-Victoria team, for the summer-collegiate season. The […]

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Frame Park ballpark approval down to the wire

A proposed Northwoods League ballpark for Waukesha’s Frame Park could be approved before the end of the year.Chad Bauer’s quest for a new Waukesha (Wis.) ballpark for a summer-collegiate Northwoods League team could be finalized shortly, as two more approvals are all that’s needed before construction can start. The proposal is for a $2 million […]

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CICL, Prospect League to merge

The summer-collegiate Central Illinois Collegiate League is no more, as four teams are being absorbed into the startup Prospect League.The summer-collegiate Central Illinois Collegiate League is no more, as four teams are being absorbed into the startup Prospect League. In the West Division will be Quincy, Hannibal, Springfield, Danville, Dubois County and DuPage County; in […]

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Waukesha ballpark approved by Common Council

A proposed new ballpark for a summer-collegiate Northwoods League team in Waukesha, Wis. was approved last night by Common Council. A proposed new ballpark for a summer-collegiate Northwoods League team in Waukesha, Wis. was approved last night by Common Council. On an 11-3 vote the council approved the $2 million facility, which will hold roughly […]

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Northwoods League

Northwoods League history The Northwoods League is a college-level league with operations in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, Ontario and Wisconsin. It began play in 1994 and was patterned after college-level leagues in New England (the Cape Cod League) and Alaska. The original Northwoods League featured teams in Minnesota (Rochester Honkers), Iowa (Dubuque Mud Puppies), and Wisconsin […]

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Mallards, Madison reach agreement on remodel of Warner Park

After years of negotiations the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) and the city of Madison have come to a tentative agreement on a renovation of Warner Park.After years of negotiations the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) and the city of Madison have come to a tentative agreement on a renovation of Warner Park. […]

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