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KIP KOVAR Herald Journal Sports Editor In the span of 24 hours last weekend, things got a whole lot more interesting in the Crow River Valley League South. Just when it looked like Carver and Young America looked to be head above every with strong starts, the race for the CRVL South title is up for grabs now. Heading into Brownton’s matchup with Waconia Tuesday night, just two games separate the top five teams in the south. The Carver Black Sox hold on to a one- game lead at the top, but there are four other teams right on their heels. After losses to Plato and Brownton, Young America now finds themselves in the chase for the title along with the Bluejays and Bruins. Plato and Brownton both continue to hang around, especially the Hollanders who have shaken off a slow start to get back in contention. The Hollanders have a good chance to make a run for the CRVL South title de- spite their slow start. With two matchups left against both the Cardinals and Black Sox, Cologne could be a sneaky team to watch down the stretch as they sit just two games back of Carver in the standings. The Hollanders also have one matchup left with Plato and Brownton which will be big games when it comes to seeding for the postseason. While the Hamburg Hawks currently sit 3.5 games out of first place, they are not a team to forget about. While a division title might not be in the cards this season, Ham- burg could be a tough matchup for a team in the CRVL League Playoffs. With strong pitching in Ryan Spengler, Spencer Nelson, and Jake Hokanson, a matchup with the Hawks will be a tough one for any team in a best of three-game series. Hamburg has a record of 3-6 so far this season. Of those six losses, three have come by just one run. The Hawks are a play or two away from being 6-3 instead of 3- 6. Keep an eye on Hamburg as the season goes on. With high school sports in the books now, I’m looking forward to cranking up the amateur baseball coverage beginning this week. It’s coming at the right time as the race for the CRVL South title will be one fans won’t want to miss. To stay updated on all things CRVL, check out crvlbaseball.com and follow Kip Kovar on Twitter for in-game updates, scores, news, and more. June 25 2021 Crow River Review Volume 20, Number 5 www.CRVLbaseball.com Standings through Monday, June 21 CRVL NORTH STANDINGS Waconia ........................... 11-0 – Watertown ....................... 6-3 4 Mayer ................................. 5-5 5.5 New Germany ................. 4-7 7 Glencoe ............................. 4-7 7 St. Boni............................... 3-7 7.5 Winsted ............................. 3-9 7.5 CRVL SOUTH STANDINGS Carver .................................7-3 – Young America ............... 6-4 1 Plato ................................... 6-4 1 Brownton.......................... 6-4 1 Cologne............................. 5-5 2 Hamburg .......................... 3-6 3.5 Green Isle...........................2-7 4.5 @Kovar_HJSports Upcoming Games Friday, June 25 Green Isle at Cologne, 7:30 p.m. Plato at Glencoe, 7:30 p.m. Hamburg at Waconia, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26 St. Boni at Carver, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27 Watertown at Mayer, 2 p.m. Carver at Cologne, 2 p.m. Brownton at St. Boni, 2 p.m. Hamburg at New Germany, 2 p.m. Glencoe at Waconia, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29 Waconia at Watertown, 7:30 p.m. Plato at Hamburg, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30 Carver at Green Isle, 7:30 p.m. NG at Brownton, 7:30 p.m. hutchhealth.com ������������� �������������������������� ������������ � ������������������������������������������������ ����������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������� ����������������������� ������������������������������������������������ 7416 80th St, Glencoe, MN, 55336 320-864-6754 www.bergman ninteriors.com �������� ���������� ����������� �������������� ���������� ������������������ ������������� ���������� �������������������� �������������������� The race is on for the CRVL South title Tanner Luebke and the Cologne Hollanders find themselves right in the thick of things in the race for the CRVL South title. PHOTO BY KIP KOVAR

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