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Eagle at Eagle – Peter Hannig gets an ace

Peter Hannig sank a hole-in-one over water from the elevated tee at the par 3 No. 6 hole at Eagle Creek Golf Club on Friday. He used a 9-iron from 169 yards for his third career ace. It was the first hole-in-one reported at Eagle Creek this season.

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Mauer on paternity list after birth of twins

The Minnesota Twins placed catcher Joe Mauer on paternity leave after his wife gave birth to twins on Tuesday night.

Mauer was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday night’s game and took a flight from California after he learned that his wife, whose due date was Aug. 31, was in labor.

Maddie Mauer gave birth to twins Emily and Maren early Wednesday morning, the team announced. Mauer made it back in time fto witness the births.

Chris Herrmann started in Mauer’s place on Tuesday night behind the plate and hit a 10th-inning grand slam that lifted the Twins past the Angels.

Catcher Drew Butera is expected to join the Twins from Triple-A Rochester for Wednesday night’s game against the Angels in Anaheim.

Players on the paternity list are permitted to leave the team for 24 to 72 hours. It was not immediately known when Mauer would rejoin the Twins.

Dates set for NLS

football camps

A free football camp for grades 8 through 12 is July 29-31 at New London-Spicer High School. The camp runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Offense, defense and special teams will be covered. Registration is not needed but anyone playing this fall should attend.

Here are dates for other NLS youth football camps: 5th through 8th grade evening camps are Aug. 6-8; 3rd and 4th grade day camps are August 7-8.

The registration deadline for 5th and 6th grade tackle football is Aug. 1. Pre-registration for the camps and the tackle league is required at NLS Community Education (320-354-1406), or go online at nlscommunityed.com

—  Reuters/Associated Press/Staff reports

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