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Vikings baseball team runners-up at state championships


Photo courtesy of Jim Engell

The Petersburg High School baseball team poses with the ASAA Division II state runners-up trophy. Back row, from left: Jaime Cabral, Kieran Cabral, Andrew Cole, Jack Engell, Kyle Biggers, Lathum Johnson, Hunter Conn, Owen Anderson, Jim Engell. Front row: Angus Olsen, Lukas Dormer, Gage Massin, Kaden Duke.

The Petersburg High School baseball team far exceeded their expectations in the ASAA Division II state championships last weekend in Wasilla, winning their first two games and finishing their season within reach of the state championship.

Though the team finished one step from glory, they can take pride in earning their first ever win in the Division II tournament and marking the first time Petersburg baseball has competed in the championship game.

"It was a very fun trip and I'm thrilled for those kids and thrilled for the program," Head Coach Jim Engell said.

He added that it is a big ste...

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