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Mid-Plains League to Begin Play in 2014

Mid-Plains League Logo (2)PRESS RELEASE – We are pleased to announce the formation of a brand new summer collegiate baseball league for the summer of 2014. The Mid-Plains League [originally introduced as the Great Plains League in November] will open play in early June with six member teams located in Northeast Kansas and Western Missouri. Continue reading


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Brigade Join Newly Formed Great Plains League

Great Plains League LogoJunction City Brigade LogoThe summer collegiate Junction City Brigade have joined the newly formed Great Plains League – not to be confused with the Great Plains Baseball League turned Midwest Collegiate League. Continue reading

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New Suitors Lining Up in Joliet

The Northern League’s Joliet (IL) Jackhammers remain in financial trouble, and there is no a shortage of parties (at least four) who would like to place a new team in beautiful Silver Cross Field, if the Jackhammers are booted.  One of those suitors is Joe Stefani, the owner of the summer collegiate Rockford (IL) Foresters from the little known Great Plains League that began play in 2010. Continue reading

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Foresters Debut in Front of 635

The Rockford (IL) Foresters  from the upstart summer collegiate Great Plains League opened their inaugural season at home on Friday night in front of 635 fans.  The team plays at Marinelli Field, the former home of the indy pro Rockford RiverHawks, which now play at Road Ranger Stadium in nearby Loves Park (IL).  Read more here.

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Foresters Announce Lady Axes Dance Team

PRESS RELEASE – The Rockford Foresters Baseball Club officially announced today that the team will be executing a dance team for the 2010 season that will be called the lady aXes, which is presented by Mt. Dew.  The lady aXes will be director by Kim Brancamp and Major League Dance. Continue reading

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Inaugural Great Plains League to ‘Showcase’ Eight Teams?

Information about the new summer collegiate Great Plains Baseball League has been sketchy at best, but the league’s Rockford Foresters are reporting that seven other teams will begin play in the league this season, including the Southland Vikings, Illinois Jayhawks, Steel City Aces, Cal Sag Channel Chats, Chicago Zephyrs, Indiana Breakers, and Homestead Ranchers. Continue reading

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New Rockford Baseball Team to be Called the ‘Rockford Foresters’

PRESS RELEASE – Rockford’s newest baseball team officially announced today that it’s team will be named the Rockford Foresters. The name, which was submitted as part of a name the team competition that was conducted in November 2009, features a lumberjack mascot and sports the main colors green, white, gray and black. Continue reading

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