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Skies were sunny and spirits were high Saturday as Antigo Little League celebrated 62 years with its traditional opening day ceremony at Al Remington Field, followed by a quadruple header of baseball.

Antigo Dugout Club President and Little League organizer Chris Knapkavage served as master of ceremony and began his remarks with what is often told to him by visitors to Al Remington Field.

“When people from out of town come here they look at our facilities, at all the sponsor signs on the fence and talk about how the community must really be behind what we are doing,” Knapkavage said. “And they are, we truly have something special.”

Each player and coach took a turn on the microphone introducing themselves before the annual rites of passage, including the 40 et 8's invocation, Mayor Bill Brandt and a quartet of Little Leaguers performing the Little League pledge and the first pitch.

The honor went to Dean Noskowiak, a former player, coach, board member and supporter.

Noskowiak, instrumental in Dugout Club fundraising efforts over the years remarked on his time in Little League and what the program means to him.

“This is the road to Williamsport, and that's pretty cool to be a part of,” Noskowiak said. “Every year we talk about if we want to continue this and I absolutely always say yes.”

Noskowiak's son Cameron, one of three Noskowiak boys to come through the program caught his dad's pitch.

The ceremony ended on a poignant note, as the players gathered near home plate to sing the national anthem.

A complete recap of all four opening day games is included today in sports.
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Top, Mayor Bill Brandt happily carries on one of his yearly duties in helping with the Little League pledge on opening day, while bottom, Chris Knapkavage holds the mic for the players' singing of the national anthem.

Little League formally opens for 2019 season with ceremony
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Skies were sunny and spirits were high Saturday as Antigo Little League celebrated 62 years with its traditional opening day ceremony at Al Remington Field, followed by a quadruple header of baseball.

Antigo Dugout Club President and Little League organizer Chris Knapkavage served as master of ceremony and began his remarks with what is often told to him by visitors to Al Remington Field.

“When people from out of town come here they look at our facilities, at all the sponsor signs on the fence and talk about how the community must really be behind what we are doing,” Knapkavage said. “And they are, we truly have something special.”

Each player and coach took a turn on the microphone introducing themselves before the annual rites of passage, including the 40 et 8's invocation, Mayor Bill Brandt and a quartet of Little Leaguers performing the Little League pledge and the first pitch.

The honor went to Dean Noskowiak, a former player, coach, board member and supporter.

Noskowiak, instrumental in Dugout Club fundraising efforts over the years remarked on his time in Little League and what the program means to him.

“This is the road to Williamsport, and that's pretty cool to be a part of,” Noskowiak said. “Every year we talk about if we want to continue this and I absolutely always say yes.”

Noskowiak's son Cameron, one of three Noskowiak boys to come through the program caught his dad's pitch.

The ceremony ended on a poignant note, as the players gathered near home plate to sing the national anthem.

A complete recap of all four opening day games is included today in sports.
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Top, Mayor Bill Brandt happily carries on one of his yearly duties in helping with the Little League pledge on opening day, while bottom, Chris Knapkavage holds the mic for the players' singing of the national anthem.
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