Players for the three Columbia Falls Cal Ripken League all-star teams have been selected, and they are in competition this weekend as they tune up for their respective district and state tournaments.
The 12-and-under and 11-U all-star squads play in the Jack Zerr Tournament this weekend, Friday through Sunday, in Whitefish. Then it's the Firecracker Tournament over the holiday weekend, July 3-5, at Kidsport in Kalispell.
C-Falls' 12-U all-stars host the District 1 Tournament July 9-12. The top three teams advance to the state tourney that starts July 14 in Lewistown. The regional tournament begins July 29 in West Linn, Ore.
The 11-U all-stars play in a tournament July 13-14 at a location to be announced. Then it's the state tournament July 15-19 in Whitefish. The 11-U regional tourney is July 22-26 in Medford, Ore.
C-Falls' 10-U all-star squad brought home first place from the Walk the Plank Tournament last weekend in Polson. The 10-Us went 3-1 in pool play — defeating Polson 14-5 and losing to Whitefish 9-8, then beating Clark Fork 4-2 and Eureka 17-3. In the championship game, the C-Falls team buried Whitefish 18-6 to claim first place.
The 10-U all-stars host the annual Dick Lindsley Tournament this Friday through Sunday at the baseball complex on Talbott Road. The team plays in the 4th of July Tournament July 3-5 in Helena. Then it's the state tournament July 9-12 in Helena. The regional tourney is July 22-26 in Medford, Ore.
Here are the Columbia Falls Cal Ripken League all-stars:
Austin Green, Storm Kemppainen, Paxton Fisher, Brandon Thomas, Dakota Bridwell, Terek Bistodeau, Trey Gates, Wyatt Green, Trevor Hoerner, Mason Fetters, Kaleb Gravelin, Bryce Fagerland and Ryan Kjensrud. Manager: Trevor Kjensrud. Coaches: Chad Green and Shane Bridwell.
Sean Hoerner, Greyson Bistodeau, Cameron Linstead, Tristin Steinwand, Taylor Pacella, Tyler Murphy, Eddie Camarillo, Tanner Decker, Blake Arneson, Colten Parker, Benjamin Hansford and Glenn Morden. Manager: Greg Steinwand. Coaches: Brian Bistodeau and Ben Hansford.
Ty Morgan, Jackson Barta, Kyler Howke-Kinnison, Trevor Houston, Colton Gove, Erick Franklund, Bret Almos, Austin Kimmet, Daniel Garwood, Christian Brown, Jayce Fagerland and Nakia Alexander. Bat boy: Drew Morgan. Manager: Brandon Rice. Coaches: Scott Almos and Eric Morgan.