The St. Cloud Chutes fell in the American Legion state championship game, but still advance to the Central Plains Regional tournament.

The Chutes beat Excelsior in a morning game by a 7-3 final score, which secured them a berth in the regional, before losing 5-1 to Lakeville North in the state championship.

The Chutes will take on PI Midwest of Omaha on Thursday in Fargo.