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Steve Preisler, left, Fletcher-Pechacek Post 121 liaison for American Legion baseball, poses with Isaac Witt of the River Falls team after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Legion team's season opener against Menomonie last Monday. Witt recently returned from the 69th session of Badger Boy's State, where he was elected secretary of state, the third highest office among the hundreds of boys participating in this year's Badger Boy's State. Preisler was also a participant at Badger Boy's State ...

Legion faces stiff competition at Omaha tourney

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The River Falls American Legion baseball team saw some high-level baseball at the Battle of Omaha Tournament in Omaha, Neb., last week.


Not only did the local players face some of the best all-star squads in the country, they also caught some of the more dramatic moments from the College World Series from the stands.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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