The Sidney American Legion Juniors lost twice to Chadron on Sunday to finish second at the Panhandle COVID Conference Tournament at Maurice (Morris) Horse Field in Chadron. Noah Brown's bunt on a suicide squeeze, in the bottom of the seventh inning, scored Seth Gaswick from third to propel the Chadron First National Bank-Omaha Juniors to the win in the second championship game of the day.

Sidney opened their run at the tournament championship in Chadron on Friday with a 10-0 win over the Sheridan County Regulators as Jacob Dowse and Cam Leeling combined to throw a one-hit shutout.

Sidney returned to Chadron on Saturday and used a big seventh inning to avenged a 10-0 regular season loss they suffered to the Alliance Spartans just three days earlier in Alliance. Micah Schneider kept Alliance in check through six innings allowing only one run on four hits. Jaeden Dillehay, Sawyer Dickman, Austin Wolfe, and Jakob Meyer all contributed RBIs in a seven-run seventh inning to move into the championship game with an 11-3 win over the Spartans.

On Sunday, Chadron avenged a 5-4 loss on Saturday to Alliance by defeating the Spartans 7-4 to advance to the championship game.

Sidney, who was undefeated in the tournament, needed only one win in their next two games to walk away with the championship. That proved to be a tall tack against an inspired Chadron club on their home field.

In the first game, Chadron broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the fifth, plating six runs on five hits to open up a 7-1 lead. Sidney responded with a run on three hits in the bottom of the fifth inning, only to see Chadron add two more runs in the sixth to stretch their lead to 9-2. Sidney scored 5 runs I the bottom of the seventh, but their rally fell short in a 9-7 loss, to force the final game.

Both teams battled for seven innings in the final game as Chadron took a 1-0 lead in the first only to have Sidney tie the game at 1-1 in the third. Chadron responded with a run in the fourth and one more in the fifth inning to open up a 3-1 lead. Sidney came right back with 2 runs in the fifth inning to knot the score at 3-3. After a scoreless sixth inning, Chadron manufactured the final run on a squeeze play to go 3-0 on the day to capture the tournament.

The Sidney Juniors finish the season at 12-3.