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Youngberg selected to All-Star Team


Al Rose

Moose Lake/Willow River Rebel Andrea Youngberg had a three RBI double as the Rebels won 12-2 on Tuesday, May 20 against the Crosby-Ironton Rangers in Willow River. Youngberg has been selected to the state All-Star Team.

The Minnesota High School Fastpitch Coaches Association and the National Softball Association - Minnesota Sports Federation (NSF-MSF) are co-sponsoring the 26th Annual Minnesota High School All-Star Girls Softball Series on June 8, which promotes and highlights Minnesota girls fastpitch softball.

The All-Star Softball Series will feature 72 of the state's best senior softball players along with 12 outstanding high school coaches. Named to the Ice All-Star Team is Moose Lake/Willow River senior third baseman Andrea Youngberg.

The 72 All-Stars were selected from over 6,000 girls who play high school softball in Minnesota. The All-Stars are selected by the Minnesota High School Fastpitch Coaches Association to represent all graduating seniors and are recognized as Minnesota's premier softball players.

The All-Stars are chosen and then "drafted" onto six teams by high school class. The teams will participate in a tournament totaling six games.

The All-Star Series will include a Hall of Fame Banquet and breakfast buffet for the players, coaches, umpires, staff and volunteers as well as opening ceremonies, nine games and closing ceremonies.

Ticket price is $15, which includes admission to the banquet, breakfast, admission to the games at Caswell Park and a souvenir program.

The NSF-MSF will be awarding educational scholarships to three All-Stars on Sunday, June 8. The NSF-MSF is committed to supporting Minnesota's youth in their pursuit of their educational goals.

The festivities will be held at Caswell Park in North Mankato on Sunday, June 8 with opening ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. and two games each on three fields held at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Admission is free to Junior Olympic and high school players wearing their team jersey.

The NSF-MSF is recognized as the largest governing body for youth and adult amateur athletics in Minnesota, and serves as the state's affiliate of the National Softball Federation.

For more information regarding the All-Star Series, contact or (612) 990-6640.


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