Logan All-Star teams advance in tourneys

Logansport has three All-Star baseball teams still in action this summer in Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth tournaments.

The Logan 12s have advanced to the Ohio Valley Regional in South Bend. Logan plays Bunker Hill at noon Thursday to open pool play. Logan plays Southeastern Lexington, Kentucky at 10 a.m. Friday to conclude pool play.

The Ohio Valley Regional is being hosted by South Bend Eastside. Games will be broadcast for free online at broadcastsport.net.

The Logan 13s begin state pool play against Walkerton at 7 p.m. EST Friday at Crown Point. Logan plays Munster at noon Saturday and Crown Point at 4 p.m. Saturday to conclude pool play.

The Logan 15s won a district championship this past weekend in Logansport. The team defeated Taylor 7-0, Howard County 15-0 and Howard County again 12-1.

Logan opens state pool play at 6 p.m. today in Tipton against Elwood. Logan plays Crown Point at 8 p.m. Friday and Tipton at noon Saturday to conclude pool play.

1991 state title game to be shown at State Theatre July 25

The telecast of the last Logansport state championship will air at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 25 at the State Theatre in Logansport.

Logansport defeated Marion in the 1991 state title game, which was the last in the historic career of former Coach Jim Turner. Among the key players on the team were John Curl, who went on to an All-American career at Texas A&M, current Logansport principal Matt Jones and Logansport administrator Greg Korreckt. The game was the only all North Central Conference state championpmp final in IHSAA baseball history.

Admission is free for Babe Ruth players and coaches, who are asked to wear their team hats. All proceeds from the event will benefit Logansport Babe Ruth baseball. Donations of $5 per person or family are requested.

Logansport Soccer Club registering

Logansport Soccer Club has opened registration for its Fall 2021 season. There will be recreational leagues available for players born in 2017 through 2021-22 eighth graders. All registration is done online at www.logansoccer.com.

Rec registration costs $55 for the first player and $40 for additional players from the same immediate family. Rec registration ends July 31.

Questions about rec leagues should be directed to Christina Albaugh at 574-721-2863. Mauro Picardo answers questions in Spanish at 574-702-5531. Additional updates and information can be found on the club website or Facebook page.

An Olympics like no other in Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — It’s an Olympics like no other — and the Tokyo Games are surely that — but this is an event that has persevered through wars, boycotts and now a pandemic over its 125-year modern history.

The Tokyo Olympics have already broken new ground because of the 12-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, pushing it into an odd-numbered year for the first time. But with no fans permitted in Japan, foreign or local, it has the distinction of being the first Games without spectators.

“We’re in uncharted territory,” said Steve Wilson, the former president of the Olympic Journalists Association who covered the Olympic movement for The Associated Press for nearly three decades until 2017.

“These will be Games without the carnival atmosphere, celebration and fun that we’ve come to expect and look forward to. Definitely one for the history books.”

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