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Area champion Leghorns open American Legion State Tournament Saturday

After winning Area Tournament, Petalumans ready for the next step.|

Petaluma’s Leghorns take the next step in what they hope is a journey to Shelby, North Carolina and the American Legion World Series Saturday.

The Leghorns will play the Oceanside Vipers at 9 a.m. at Buchanan High School in Clovis in the first game of the California State Championship Tournament. Oth …Read more

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Long awaited start to full-size ball diamond at East Washington Street Park

The groundbreaking ceremony for the full-sized diamond was another step for a determined group of community baseball advocates who have been pursuing a modern facility for almost 15 years.|

While an earthmover sat in the background, a few small scoops of soil symbolized the difference between a dream and reality as a small group gathered last week to mark the beginning of the Petaluma Community Baseball Field at the East Washington Street Park.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the full-s …Read more

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Leghorns ready for State American Legion Tournament

The Leghorns punched their ticket to the state affair by beating the Yuba-Sutter Stripers 6-4.|

The Petaluma Leghorns baseball team is on its way to the State American Legion Tournament to be played Friday through Tuesday at Pete Biden Field at Fresno State University.

The Leghorns open the tournament Friday at 2 p.m. against the Bay Area Bombers from Concord. There are eight teams, each an Are …Read more

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Leghorns draw players from many schools

“It is our job to get the players prepared for the next level; to get them used to the speed of the game,” explained Leghorns coach Spencer Finkbohner.|

Petaluma’s Leghorns senior American Leagion team is once again offering an extended baseball summer school for teenage players who are serious about their game.

The Leghorns are led by St. Vincent High School head coach Spencer Finkbohner with help from his Mustang assistants Patrick Hodges, Casa Gra …Read more

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Leghorns slip, still have American Legion World Series in sight

Petaluma slipped into the must-win contest Saturday when it was beaten by Kapolei, Hawaii 13-11.

What it all comes down to for the Petaluma Leghorn baseball team is one game to either reach the ultimate for American Legion teams or end a spectacular season.

The Leghorns play in the championship game of the Regional Tournament Sunday evening at 4 p.m. at Laurel Creek Park in Fairfield. Win and th …Read more

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Leghorns win American Legion State Tournament

“No one knows what makes this team special,” team manager Spencer Finkbohner said. “They stayed together and played as one. It was always next guy up.”

For the third time in three years, the Petaluma Leghorns are the California State American Legion baseball champions.

The Leghorns had to work overtime in the sweltering heat of Fresno in the summer to threepeat and earn a spot in the American Region Tournament. After four straight wins… Read more