By Tiffany L. Rehbein
The Havre Northstars look to continue their winning ways Thursday when they meet defending Legion state baseball champion Glendive in the Havre Baseball Jamboree.
Glendive has been tough in the past, said Northstars head coach Mickey Williams.The Northstars (10-1) will play Glendive for the first time this year when they meet at 6:30 at Legion Field. The Northstars lone loss came at the hands of Class AA Great Falls Stallions earlier in the season.
Were just looking to continue playing the way were playing, Williams said. It will be fun playing them (Glendive).
Buhl, Idaho, another team currently un-met by the Northstars, looks to be another tough competitor in the weekends match-ups. They will meet on Saturday in the late game that begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Havre Comets, the B team that feeds into the Northstars, opens the jamboree at 1:30 when they meet their sister team, the Northstars. The Comets (0-4) were added to the Class A schedule in order to guarantee conference games. A three-fold focus of the Comets is for the athletes to improve, for them to play as many games as possible and to keep them interested in the sport.
This tournament is a good example of the way the game should be played, said head Comets coach Ryan Divish. He also commented that Glendive is a very disciplined team Although the Comets might be a little over-matched, said Divish, they are looking to compete.
The kids need to learn to play at this level, Divish said. The younger Comets are made up of only five 17-year-olds, the rest are 16 years old. The high level of competition will pay off in the long run.
The jamboree begins on Thurs., June 3 and runs through Sun., June 6. All teams will play seven innings and the games will have a two hour time limit.