F.O.P. 8-year-olds finish third at Hartford, split in district play

By Staff
The Niles F.O.P. Little League 8-year-old All-Stars took third place at the Hartford Tournament. F.O.P. was undefeated going into Sunday's games with victories over Coloma (1-1), Lakeshore (13-3) and Benton Harbor (10-7). The F.O.P. All-Stars lost to South Haven, 6-5, in their first game on Sunday and then suffered their final defeat in a come-from-behind victory by Benton Harbor, 7-6, in the semifinals.
The F.O.P. team was led in hitting by Ethan Zimmerman, Mitchell Dehn, Derek Scott, Kevin Hatcher, Alex Wright, Geordan Griffin and Connor Glick. Defensively, the team was led by Scott, Zimmerman, Dehn and Griffin.
The F.O.P. 8-year-olds are coached by Brent Wright and Bill Zimmerman.
The 8-year-old All-Stars opened the Michigan District 15 Tournament by beating Brandywine 21-14 Monday evening at Dowagiac.
Leading the way for F.O.P. offensively was Scott with three doubles and a single, Griffin with a double and three singles, Hatcher with two doubles and a single, Zimmerman with a triple and a single, Glick and Dehn with four singles each and Wright with two singles and an in-the-park home run. Jacob Oates, Kevin Ballge and Skylar Kimball all contributed hits to help the team.
The F.O.P. All-Stars continued play in the District 15 Tournament Wednesday night with a 6-5 loss to West Portage. They return to District 15 action Tuesday at F.O.P. Park in Niles against Mattawan at 7 p.m.

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Union High School closes for three days due to COVID-19

Cassopolis

Resolution to ask Cassopolis Board of Education member to resign fails

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary donates to Rotary Villa Apartments’ trunk or treat efforts

Cass County

Accessory to 2019 Cass County Courts bomb threat sentenced to prison

Buchanan

Local DAR chapter donates to second-grade classroom

Buchanan

Buchanan event inviting community to partake in traditional practice of peace, hope

Cass County

Cass County law enforcement agencies host Halloween with a Cop event

News

Niles City Clerk offers voting advice

Dowagiac

Dowagiac residents finding creative ways to have fun, safe Halloween

Dowagiac

Dowagiac restaurant manager fired following criminal sexual conduct arrest

Berrien County

MDHHS extends emergency orders

Cassopolis

Cassopolis opens new municipal complex

Edwardsburg

Duo Form donates face shields to Edwardsburg Fire Department

Edwardsburg

PHOTO STORY: Community celebrates Edwardsburg firefighter with parade

Berrien County

Berrien County health professionals warn residents to remain vigilant

News

South Bend Police Department seeking information regarding missing Niles man

Cass County

DASAS welcomes new executive director

Business

Cass County businesses struggle amid increase in COVID-19 cases

News

MDHHS adds testing requirements for homes for the aged, large adult foster care facilities

Berrien County

Two injured at Old U.S. 31 and Ullery

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports additional COVID-19 death

Dowagiac

Dowagiac restaurateur arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges

Buchanan

Bike Buchanan pedals last ride of season

Buchanan

Caring Circle Services relocating to Niles