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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros celebrate their 4-1 World Series win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

World Series champion Astros’ offseason involves Baker contract, free agents

73-year-old Baker won his first title in his 25th season as a major league manager Saturday

 

Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez throws during the first inning in Game 2 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Astros burst ahead, beat Phillies 5-2, tie World Series at a game apiece

Pitcher Framber Valdez made a five-run lead stand up for Houston

 

Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson speaks to the media ahead of Game 1 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Houston. Game 1 of the series starts Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Verlander, seeking 1st World Series win, opens for Astros

Aaron Nola starts for the Phillies, the first third-place team to reach a Series

 

Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Bryce Harper celebrates with the trophy after winning the baseball NL Championship Series in Game 5 against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

World Series teed up: Harper, Phillies go deep, face Astros

Baseball offers a Fall Classic full of vibrant sights, scents and sounds.

Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Bryce Harper celebrates with the trophy after winning the baseball NL Championship Series in Game 5 against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge, left, watches his solo home, his 62nd of the season, with Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. With the home run, Judge set the AL record for home runs in a season, passing Roger Maris. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Fan who caught Judge’s 62nd homer unsure what he’ll do with it

Cory Youmans made the catch of a lifetime Tuesday night

New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge, left, watches his solo home, his 62nd of the season, with Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. With the home run, Judge set the AL record for home runs in a season, passing Roger Maris. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge hits a solo home run, his 62nd of the season, during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. With the home run, Judge set the AL record for home runs in a season, passing Roger Maris. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge hits a solo home run, his 62nd of the season, during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. With the home run, Judge set the AL record for home runs in a season, passing Roger Maris. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) tosses his bat as he gets walked by Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Kevin Gausman (34) during third inning American League MLB baseball action in Toronto on Monday, September 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Fans pack outfield seating for a chance at catching a piece of baseball history

Aaron Judge on the cusp of tying the American League single-season home run record of 61

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) tosses his bat as he gets walked by Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Kevin Gausman (34) during third inning American League MLB baseball action in Toronto on Monday, September 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette watches his double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman in first inning interleague baseball action in Toronto on August 30, 2022. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Blue Jays lead the American League wild-card standings and have a faint chance of catching the New York Yankees in the East Division race. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker

A wild-card spot a virtual lock for Blue Jays, home field a good possibility

Toronto drops first game of critical 4-game series versus Tampa

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette watches his double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman in first inning interleague baseball action in Toronto on August 30, 2022. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Blue Jays lead the American League wild-card standings and have a faint chance of catching the New York Yankees in the East Division race. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker
Canada left fielder Omar Bousmina and his teammates have fallen at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)

Curacao eliminates Canada at Little League World Series with 4-2 win

Little Mountain Little Leaguers of Vancouver stage 6th-inning rally, but fall short

Canada left fielder Omar Bousmina and his teammates have fallen at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
Canada’s Benjamin Dartnell reacts after driving in three runs on his double against Japan during the sixth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)

Mexico crushes Canada 10-0 at Little League World Series

Defeat Canada’s first as they allow first runs of the tourney and fall to 2-1

Canada’s Benjamin Dartnell reacts after driving in three runs on his double against Japan during the sixth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
Vancouver, British Columbia, players wait in the dugout during a weather delay in their baseball game against Canada at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tom E. Puskar

G’day for Canada Little Leaguers in beating Australia 7-0 at World Series

Little Mountain Little Leaguers of Vancouver representing the Maple Leaf in celebrated kids tourney

Vancouver, British Columbia, players wait in the dugout during a weather delay in their baseball game against Canada at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tom E. Puskar
Kelly McCormack plays Jess McCready in Prime Video TV series “A League of Their Own,” which uses the hit film as the basis for a new story. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Anne Marie Fox-Prime Video TV
Kelly McCormack plays Jess McCready in Prime Video TV series “A League of Their Own,” which uses the hit film as the basis for a new story. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Anne Marie Fox-Prime Video TV
Maddox MacDonald smiles as he rounds first after cranking a home run against North Langley July 30 in a U11 AAA Tier 2 provincial championship tournament game. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

U11 AAA Tier 2 team finds success in provincial finals

Spurs happy with performance despite going 1-3 in round-robin play

Maddox MacDonald smiles as he rounds first after cranking a home run against North Langley July 30 in a U11 AAA Tier 2 provincial championship tournament game. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
Cloverdale’s U11 AAA Tier 1 Spurs hold up their gold medals and provincial champion banner after their walk-off championship win July 31. The Spurs defeated White Rock in the final 10-9. Over the course of their six-week summer season, the kids went 27-3. (Photo submitted: Scott Paterson)

U11 Spurs win provincial gold

Cloverdale’s U11 AAA Tier 1 team went 6-0 in provincials

Cloverdale’s U11 AAA Tier 1 Spurs hold up their gold medals and provincial champion banner after their walk-off championship win July 31. The Spurs defeated White Rock in the final 10-9. Over the course of their six-week summer season, the kids went 27-3. (Photo submitted: Scott Paterson)
Chase Skaling pitches during a game against North Langley July 30 in a U11 AAA Tier 2 provincial championship tournament game. Skaling’s Spurs lost the game 16-6. Cloverdale hosted teams from around the province July 29-31 as the championships were held at Cloverdale Ball Park. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

Another golden weekend for Cloverdale ball teams

Two of three baseball teams win U11 provincial gold medals

Chase Skaling pitches during a game against North Langley July 30 in a U11 AAA Tier 2 provincial championship tournament game. Skaling’s Spurs lost the game 16-6. Cloverdale hosted teams from around the province July 29-31 as the championships were held at Cloverdale Ball Park. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
Kansas City Royals’ Andrew Benintendi leaves the batter’s box on an RBI single during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, July 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

COVID-19 vaccinations add new twist to MLB trade deadline

Toronto Blue Jays have by far the toughest constraints

Kansas City Royals’ Andrew Benintendi leaves the batter’s box on an RBI single during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, July 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
The Cloverdale U18 AAA Spurs baseball team won the provincial championship July 24 at Hillcrest Park in Cloverdale. The squad now moves on to the Baseball B.C. Westerns Qualifier tournament next weekend in Richmond. (Image via cloverdalebaseball.com)

Cloverdale wins 2022 U18 AAA provincial championship

Spurs downed Blue Sox 8-4 in final

The Cloverdale U18 AAA Spurs baseball team won the provincial championship July 24 at Hillcrest Park in Cloverdale. The squad now moves on to the Baseball B.C. Westerns Qualifier tournament next weekend in Richmond. (Image via cloverdalebaseball.com)
The Cloverdale U11 AAA Tier 2 Spurs will host their division’s provincial championship tournament July 28 - 31 at Cloverdale Ball Park. Back row (from left): coach Andy Neumann, coach Matt Pelzer, coach Ryan Bloomfield, coach Ryan MacDonald, coach Steve Skaling. Middle row: Chase Skaling, Mauricio Lopez-Lopez, Bryce Uren, Maddox MacDonald, Lucas Gilchrist, Bella Sandhu, Cooper McKnight. Front row: Jaxon Bloomfield, Gavin Pelzer, Lucas Sam, Joshua Ansley, Miller Neumann. (Photo submitted: Tanya Mcknight)

UPDATE: Cloverdale to host 2022 U11 AAA provincial championships

Games to be held at Cloverdale Ball Park

The Cloverdale U11 AAA Tier 2 Spurs will host their division’s provincial championship tournament July 28 - 31 at Cloverdale Ball Park. Back row (from left): coach Andy Neumann, coach Matt Pelzer, coach Ryan Bloomfield, coach Ryan MacDonald, coach Steve Skaling. Middle row: Chase Skaling, Mauricio Lopez-Lopez, Bryce Uren, Maddox MacDonald, Lucas Gilchrist, Bella Sandhu, Cooper McKnight. Front row: Jaxon Bloomfield, Gavin Pelzer, Lucas Sam, Joshua Ansley, Miller Neumann. (Photo submitted: Tanya Mcknight)
Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo walks with a trainer after Bradley Zimmer was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on July 7, 2022, in Seattle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren

Blue Jays fire Montoyo, name bench coach John Schneider interim manager

Toronto sits a half-game up on the Mariners for the third wild-card spot

Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo walks with a trainer after Bradley Zimmer was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on July 7, 2022, in Seattle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren
Cloverdale Nationals player Josh Pritchard pitches in a game against the Kelowna Sun Devils July 10. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale National’s College Prep program growing by ‘leaps and bounds’

Team landed six players on college squads last year

Cloverdale Nationals player Josh Pritchard pitches in a game against the Kelowna Sun Devils July 10. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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