Now the stakes are at their highest.
After a solid run through its regular-season American Legion slate, Big Island Post 217 now takes aim at tournament glory.
Big Island is heading into the post-season fray with a bit of wind at its back, and some in its face.
On Thursday night, it topped Vinton Post 80 in a rain-shortened affair, 2-0.
On Saturday, the Islanders hosted Martinsville Post 42 in a double header that ended the regular season on a less-than- positive note.