The Niverville Panthers have joined the Zone 13 High School Baseball League which starts it's second season next week.

"It's awesome to see the league growing," said convener Justin Hart of Green Valley School in Grunthal. "Having eight teams actually allows us to split into two pools and have a South Division and a North Division. We'll play a round robin and get our rankings for zone's. It helps to make everything just a little bit more competitive."

The South Division will include Green Valley, Niverville, Ecole St. Joachim from La Broquerie and Steinbach Regional Secondary School.

The Pirates, Panthers, Braves and defending champion Sabres will play their baseball games in Mitchell.

Lorette, Ste. Anne, Edward Schreyer School in Beausejour and Gabrielle Roy of Ile des Chenes make up the North Division.

The Scorpions, Lynx, Barons and Les Roy will play in Blumenort and Ile des Chenes.

"Year one we got it off the ground and worked through a format where we did some interlocking doubleheaders," Hart said. "This year we're expanding on it and working to make it better. With another team coming in, it's nice to have the two pools and be able to run a full round robin. Before we just had some exhibition games here and there. Teams organized their own exhibition games and now to have a league, everybody gets to see everybody at some point. The top four teams will go through to the "A" side of our zone and they get to battle it out for our championship."

Teams will play three regular season games against teams in their own division.

The top two teams in each division advance to the "A" side while the bottom two in each division will play in the consolation draw.

The Provincial High School Baseball Championship will take place June 1st, 2nd & 3rd in Altona.

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Thursday, March 22nd

Carillon Senior Hockey League
Ste. Anne at Grunthal, 8 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 7 final 3-1)

Eastman vs Pembina Valley
@ Ste. Anne, 6:30 p.m.
(Hawks lead best of 5 final 1-0)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Brandon at Wpg Wild, 7:30 p.m.
(1st game in best of 5 final)

St. Malo at Selkirk, 7:30 p.m.
(Warriors lead best of 7 semifinal 3-1)

Manitoba vs Stockton
@ Wpg, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Arizona at Carolina, 6 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Florida at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Edmonton at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.
Washington at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Toronto at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Vegas at San Jose, 9 p.m.

Memphis at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Philadelphia at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Houston, 7 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Utah at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Sacramento, 9 p.m.

Friday, March 23rd

Wpg Blues at Steinbach, 7:30 p.m.
Winkler at Virden, 7:30 p.m.
(1st games in best of 7 semifinals)

Eastern Conference
Brandon at Medicine Hat, 8:30 p.m.
(1st game in best of 7 quarterfinal)

Montreal at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
New Jersey at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Anaheim at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Boston at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

Denver at Washington, 6 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Indiana, 6 p.m.
Brooklyn at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at New York, 6:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m.
Miami at Oaklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Utah at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Boston at Portland, 9 p.m.
Atlanta at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

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