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  • The most grateful team to be in Taylor this week for the Junior League World Series of baseball may not be team that wins it.

    A group of teen-agers from Kirovograd, Ukraine, overcame the odds to qualify to play in the series and then almost didn’t get to come.

    Once they got here, they endured lost baseball bats, a language barrier...

  • By the time she had spent a few hours in Taylor for this past week’s Junior League World Series, Philippines Manager Catherine Tanco-Ong was well aware of the facts:

    ●This was the first team from the Philippines to qualify for the World Series for the 13- and 14-year-old division of Little League International.

    ●No Asia-Pacific...

  • To say it’s been a pretty rough year for Virginia Ramsey would be an understatement.

    Ramsey, who lives in Lincoln Park, had to endure the death of her daughter Jennifer, who was diagnosed with hepatitis B and died within three weeks.

    That was about six months ago. Since then, Ramsey has been raising her 8-year-old grandson, Dylan...

  • The United States and International champions of Junior League baseball will be crowned during a pair of games at the Junior League World Series on Friday at Heritage Park in Taylor, Michigan.

    Manila, Philippines (4-0), will take on Surrey, British Columbia, Canada (3-1), for the International title at 5 p.m.

    Pearl City, Hawaii (4...

  • TAYLOR, Michigan – Prior to this year, no team from the Asia-Pacific region of Junior League baseball had ever won more than one game in the World Series in Taylor. This year, a team of 13- and 14-year-old boys from Manila, Philippines, has won its first three games.
     
    On Wednesday, Manila defeated St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, 6-1...

  • Looking for a unique souvenir from the Junior League World Series? The U.S. Postal Service may have what you’re looking for.

    Representatives of the Taylor Post Office have set up shop beyond the center field fence at World Series Field in Heritage Park in Taylor. While visitors can buy stamps and boxes to mail souvenirs to their homes...

  • TAYLOR, Michigan – Two undefeated teams will hit the baseball diamond at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the first of four games in the Junior League World Series at Heritage Park in Taylor.

    The 27th annual Junior League series features the best teams of 13- and 14-year-old players from around the world. It’s the “big brother” of the more famous...

  • The Junior League World Series is sad to report the death of veteran Downriver sports announcer and reporter Jay Strassner. Jay was a sports reporter for the old Mellus Newspapers and announced sports throughout the Downriver area for Comcast -- including Junior League World Series games. Starting last year, Jay and his broadcast partner Ted...

  • TAYLOR, Michigan – Teams from Texas, the Philippines and the U.S. Virgin Islands all won their second straight game during the Junior League World Series Monday at Heritage Park in Taylor.

    The 27th annual international tournament features the best teams of 13- and 14-year-old baseball players from around the world. Four more games are...

  • A "Strike Out Hunger" campaign takes place August 13-24 at Skore Lanes, 22255 Ecorse Road, Taylor. Every person who brings in a canned good or other non-perishable item can bowl for 99 cents a game. (No fresh foods, please.) All collected food items will be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank. Help someone less fortunate and have...

  • TAYLOR, Michigan – Teen-age baseball players that came thousands of miles to compete in the Junior League World Series in Taylor made the best of their first day at Heritage Park.
     
    All-star teams of 13- and 14-year-olds from Manilla, Philippines, and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands were among the four winning teams in the 27th...

  • After 27 years of serving as the volunteer director of the Junior League World Series, Greg Bzura says he is more inspired than ever.

    Less than a month before his 70th birthday, Bzura is eager to watch the 10 baseball teams of 13- and 14-year-olds from around the globe who visit Taylor’s Heritage Park to play for the world championship...

  • Sunday is Opening Day of the 27th annual Junior League World Series – a day when youth baseball teams begin their attempt to become world champions.

    Teams of 13- and 14-year-old all-stars will compete in the weeklong international tournament at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

    The public is invited. Admission is $4 per carload per day – or...

  • Can’t make it all the games of the Junior League World Series, but want to keep up with what’s going on?

    If you have a computer and Internet access, you can visit the city of Taylor Web site at www.cityoftaylor.com/listen and enjoy a live audio broadcast of the game.

    A partnership between the World Series and...

  • One of the major items on the wish list of Junior League World Series Director Greg Bzura was filled recently when a new scoreboard was installed at World Series Field in Heritage Park.

    Thousands of dollars for the scoreboard were donated by Wal-Mart, Bzura ordered the device and it was installed by Daktronics in time for the World...

  • A men's outdoor 7-on-7 Flag Football League, sponsored by Apostolic Faith Temple of Taylor, is accepting teams for its upcoming fall season.

    Team roster sizes range from 12 to 14 people and all games are played in Taylor at the former Taylor Center High School football field by Wick and Westlake. Games are played on Saturday mornings...

  • All-star baseball players from around the world will converge on Taylor this weekend for the start of the 27th annual Junior League World Series at Heritage Park.

    Opening ceremonies – including fireworks – are set for 9 p.m. Saturday. Games get under way at noon Sunday and continue through Aug. 18, when the 2007 world champion will be...

  • The 2007 Taylor City Golf Championship was held July 28-29. As in previous years, this tournament was a sellout.

    The qualifying round, held Saturday, July 28, at Taylor Meadows, brought out a full field of 120 competitors and...

  • The Taylor Thunder finished in first place in the Boys Under-13 Michigan Division of the Great Lakes Soccer League. The travel team, whose home field is Heritage Park, went 8-2, scoring 43 goals and allowing only 24. In the front row of the photo are Brandon Purdy (left), Nick McNamee, Atmir Bujaki, Wesley Craddock and Raymond Brown. In the...

  • The 40th annual Steak Roast hosted by the Taylor-based Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce is set for Thursday, September 6, at the Heritage Park Activity Building, 12111 Pardee Road, Taylor.

    Doors are open from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Dinner is served from 5 to 8 p.m.

    The meal will include New York strip steak or barbecue...