March 23, 2022: High school baseball could soon be coming to Columbia Falls.
October 8th 2020: Glacier Babe Ruth, the Columbia Falls baseball association, and the Columbia Falls Police Association have concerns regarding vandalism at the Sapa-Johnsrud field in Columbia Falls.
October 7, 2020: Glacier Babe Ruth has rising concerns about vandalism at the Sapa-Johnsrud field grandstands.
July 17, 2019: The Glacier team dominated the state tourney, winning two games via the mercy rule while scoring 30 runs on 23 hits and holding its opponents to just three runs.
July 10, 2019 : The Glacier Babe Ruth Baseball All-Stars are on a roll.
After going 2-2 to open the season in May, the 15U team has rattled off 18 straight wins and won three straight tournaments heading into this weekend’s state tournament at Sapa/Johnsrud Memorial Field.
July 9, 2019: https://whitefishpilot.com/news/2019/jul/09/glacier-15u-baseball-earns-pair-of-tourney-9/
July 11, 2018: The framework is set and construction continues at the Sapa-Johnsrud Baseball Field in Columbia Falls as crews work to replace the grandstands that were lost in a fire more than two years ago.
July 18, 2017: The Glacier Babe Ruth 15U squad won the state championship last weekend in Whitefish.
July 12, 2017: Babe Ruth baseball state tournaments for 13U, 14U and 15U divisions will begin play on Thursday at Memorial Field in Whitefish and Sapa-Johnsrud Memorial Field in Columbia Falls.
July 12, 2017: Glacier Babe Ruth is hosting the 2017 Montana Babe Ruth State Tournament for all three age groups this week in Columbia Falls and Whitefish.
The tournaments for 13U, 14U and 15U will feature 17 teams playing July 12-16.
Former Major League pitcher Steve Ontiveros will be throwing out the first pitch in Glacier Babe Ruth’s State Tournament Opener at Memorial Field in Whitefish at 6 p.m., July 13.
April 12, 2017: The effort to rebuild the Glacier Babe Ruth grandstands in Columbia Falls got a boost last week.
February 15, 2017: Efforts are underway to rebuild the Sapa-Johnsrud baseball stadium after a fire ravaged the youth complex in Columbia Falls last year.
June 28, 2016: The bleachers at the Sapa-Johnsrud Babe Ruth Fields in Columbia Falls were destroyed by fire Monday evening about 11 p.m. Columbia Falls Fire Chief Rick Hagen said the cause appeared to be fireworks that youths had set off in a garbage can under the bleachers.
June 28, 2016: Ray Queen, Nancy Underdahl and others look on Tuesday at the scene of the fire that destroyed the bleachers at the Sapa-Johnsrud Babe Ruth Field late Monday night in Columbia Falls.
June 28, 2016: The bleachers are a total loss while the baseball field and dugouts avoided damages
February 17, 2016: Glacier Babe Ruth is accepting signups for players ages 13 through 15 years old for the upcoming baseball season.
December 31, 2015: Local sports highlights from the past year
December 31, 2015: Columbia Falls is also receiving funding — roughly $88,000 — for parking improvements and road paving at the Sapa-Johnsrud baseball field.
August 15, 2015: Nearly rained out again, the Glacier 13-15 All-Stars struggled once play finally started for them at the Babe Ruth Baseball World Series, falling to the Southeast champions from Sarasota, Florida, 13-5 in their first game of tournament play.
August 10, 2015: Glacier 15U all-stars capture regional baseball championship and earn ticket to Babe Ruth World Series in Tennessee
August 7, 2015: To help pay for the trip, the organization is raising funds with an online donation page and a spaghetti feed
August 3, 2015: Glacier 15 is headed for the Babe Ruth World Series.
The all-star team, consisting of players from Bigfork, Columbia Falls and Whitefish, captured the Pacific Northwest Regional baseball title Sunday evening by rallying past Union County from LaGrande, Oregon, 7-5.
July 31, 2014: Kalispell sweeps opening-round games; Glacier splits at Babe Ruth regional baseball tournament
July 29, 2014: Glacier, Kalispell all-stars to play in regional baseball tournament
July 17, 2015: The Glacier 15s also won in a pair of blowouts, beating Miles City 18-2 and Bozeman 12-0.
January 1, 2015: A recap of the most newsworthy accomplishments involving local athletes
December 19, 2014: As the year comes to an end, the Glacier Babe Ruth board of trustees would like to take this time to reflect on the 2014 season. This was a year of firsts. We were able to field seven regular season teams, compared to six in past years. Nearly 90 kids ages 13-15 from Bigfork, Columbia Falls and Whitefish enjoyed Glacier Babe Ruth’s regular season and end-of-season tournament.
August 18, 2014: Phoenix, Ariz., the Pacific Southwest Regional champions, whipped the Glacier All-Stars, the Pacific Northwestern Regional champions, 13-3 on the third day of play at the Babe Ruth Baseball 13-year-old World Series on Monday afternoon.
August 19, 2014: The Glacier Babe Ruth All-Stars in 1983 won the Pacific Northwest Regional Championship and competed in the World Series.
August 15, 2014: As a manager in 1983, McEvoy took the Glacier All-Stars to the 13- to 15-year-old Babe Ruth World Series in Frederick, Maryland. The 2014 Glacier All-Stars 13U team begins its World Series push today in Glen Allen, Virginia. It’s the first team in 31 years to qualify from Montana.
August 6, 2014 : The Glacier All-Stars are headed to the 13-year-old Babe Ruth World Series after an unforgettable rally to win the Pacific Northwest Regional baseball tournament.
August 2, 2014: he postseason streak for both the Glacier and Kalispell U14 All-Star baseball teams came to an end Saturday afternoon as each team dropped their semifinal contest in the Pacific Northwest Regional Babe Ruth tournament at Sapa-Johnsrud Field.
July 28, 2014: Kalispell is coming off a 9-1 victory over Glacier at the state tournament. Glacier handed Kalispell its lone loss in the first championship game of the double-elimination tournament.
August 15, 2012: The Glacier Babe Ruth U14 state championship baseball team finished its season with a second-place finish at the Pacific Northwest Regional tourney in The Dalles, Ore. This trip was made possible by the contributions of many local businesses and organizations.
August 6, 2012: Glacier dropped a tough 9-8 decision to Twin Cities (Centralia, Wash.) on Monday in the championship game of the Babe Ruth Regional 14-year-old baseball tournament.
July 25, 2012: The Glacier U13 All Star Babe Ruth team won the state championship July 15. The team beat Kalispell twice to win the double-elimination tournament, both times by an 8-7 margin, said coach Davin Kastella.
Nov 12, 2011: Elected to follow Walling was Bruce McEvoy of Whitefish. McEvoy began his adult involvement as a coach in the Glacier Babe Ruth League in the early 1980s. He was a league president before being elected as district commissioner in 1981. He has been the assistant state commissioner since 2007.
July 24, 2011: The Glacier All-Stars defeated the Bitterroot All-Stars 5-4 in eight innings Saturday afternoon to capture the State Babe Ruth 13U baseball tournament title at Sapa-Johnsrud Field.
July 6, 2011: The Glacier Babe Ruth 13U team recently won the Kalispell Invitational.
August 5, 2010: On behalf of Babe Ruth baseball, I would like to thank and commend the Glacier Babe Ruth League and the communities of Bigfork, Columbia Falls and Whitefish for an outstanding job in hosting the Montana State 13/15 Tournament in Columbia Falls and Whitefish on July 21-25.
July 26, 2010: The Missoula Frontiers scored eight runs in the top of the sixth inning Sunday, then snuffed out a Glacier All-Star rally in the bottom of the seventh to win the State Babe Ruth baseball championship for 15 year olds with a wild 12-11 victory.
February 24, 2010: Glacier Babe Ruth Baseball League is offering a six-month free membership at The Wave to those who take head coaching positions in Whitefish or Columbia Falls. Assistant coaches will be offered corporate rates for the year.
July 23, 2009: Glacier's 15-year-old Babe Ruth team fell short in its quest for a state title as the All-Stars finished fourth at the state tournament last weekend in Havre.
July 16, 2009: For members of the U-14 Glacier All-Stars baseball team, it was deja vu all over again.
By defeating Bozeman 10-4 in the championship game on Sunday, the Glacier All-Stars won Montana Babe Ruth baseball championship.
July 9, 2009: Oh, so close.
Glacier's 15-year-old Babe Ruth all-star team nearly came away with the championship in the Fourth of July Invitational over the holiday weekend in Helena. Glacier won its first five games, including two in single-elimination bracket play, but was nipped by Mission 9-8 in eight innings in the title game.
June 4, 2009: Bigfork's Babe Ruth team broke its nine game winning streak last week, but they still hold the top spot in their division of the Glacier League with their 10-2 record.
July 31, 2008: The Glacier Prep All-Stars brought the fireworks to the Pacific Northwest Regionals Babe Ruth baseball tournament in Kelso, Wash., this week.
July 24, 2008: The Glacier Prep All-Stars are Montana Babe Ruth state champions after rallying back from the losers' bracket to defeat Bozeman 8-5 in extra innings on Sunday afternoon at Sapa-Johnsrud Memorial Field in Columbia Falls.
July 24, 2008: The Glacier all-star team earned second place at the 14-year-old Babe Ruth State Tournament earlier this month in Eureka.
July 21, 2008: Glacier Prep All-Stars win Montana Babe Ruth
July 17, 2008: There will be a ton of Babe Ruth baseball action in town this week, and the local boys are early favorites to make some serious noise.
September 13, 2007: https://whitefishpilot.com/news/2007/sep/13/glacier-babe-ruth-is-grateful-for-the-support-9/
September 6, 2007: Being the first year as president of Glacier Babe Ruth, I want to take the time to thank all the people that helped out and supported Glacier Babe Ruth this past year. If it was on the field or in the fireworks stand or up on the Whitefish Resort, everyone that put in their time was greatly appreciated.
July 12, 2007: If this weekend was any measurement, the future of Legion Baseball in the North Valley is looking bright.
The Glacier AllStars 14-15-year-old team won the Babe Ruth League's Guy Houston tournament this weekend in Columbia Falls by beating Mission Valley 13-11 on July 8.
June 28, 2006: The Babe Ruth all-star team will take on the Glacier Twins' A team on June 29 at Memorial Field, starting at 7 p.m.