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Kimball Junior Legion gets their first win


Stephanie Pedersen

Kimball Junior Legion center fielder, Kyle Spicer playing in the Morrill game last week.

For the first time since 2008 Kimball has a Legion baseball team, though currently we have a junior legion team, athletes aged 17 and under, manager Luke Dea and head coach Wade Brashear hope to grow it.

"It started a handful of years ago, trying to rebuild the little league and trying to get it competitive – where we were traveling," Dea said.

Local kids were missing out on a great opportunity, Dea said, especially in the summer. So Dea and Brashear stepped up to help the athletes move beyond little league.

"It is not tax-base supported, it is not school supported, so there is a lot of v...

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