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June 12, 2014
Amateur Baseball Roundup: Chuckers topple Eden Valley
EDEN VALLEY — Jordan Tanner worked seven solid innings to lead Atwater to a 6-1 win over Eden Valley on Thursday in the opening game of the Highway 55 Tournament. Tanner allowed five hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out three. Josh Cunningham and Jordan Olson both drove...
June 12, 2014 - 11:54pm
June 8, 2014
Amateur Baseball Roundup: Soine, Twins drub Regal
SPICER — Kevin Soine struck out nine in a complete-game victory, singled twice at the plate and had two teammates go 2-for-4 Sunday as New London-Spicer toppled Regal 5-1 in a County Line League game. Soine had at least one strikeout in seven innings and didn’t give up more...
June 8, 2014 - 11:53pm
May 30, 2014
Amateur Baseball Roundup: Rockets blast Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO — Calvin Kosminskas slugged two home runs and was one of seven Rockets that recorded two-or-more hits Friday to back Tyler Knott’s 15-strikeout performance as Raymond drubbed Montevideo 19-4 in a non-league game. Montevideo scored twice in the first to take a quick...
May 30, 2014 - 11:40pm
May 11, 2014
Amateur Baseball: NLS Twins edge NLS Lakers
SUNBURG — For early in the season, this was a crisp County Line contest at Willie Reigstad Field Sunday with keen pitching performances from both sides backed by reliable defense. The decision went to New London-Spicer 2-1 over Norway Lake-Sunburg. Kevin Soine threw all nine...
May 11, 2014 - 11:53pm
Amateur Baseball Roundup: Atwater’s 7-run 11th sinks Pirates
REGAL — The Atwater Chuckers wanted to make sure their extra-inning game against Paynesville on Sunday wouldn’t go on any further. The Chuckers and Pirates were tied through 10 innings but Atwater scored seven in the top of the 11th to claim an 11-4 County Line League victory. JaColby...
May 11, 2014 - 11:49pm
September 10, 2013
Golf: Club in Wisconsin offers, retracts 9/11 anniversary deal
MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin golf course owner who advertised nine holes of golf for $9.11 to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks apologized Tuesday but said he would keep the club open despite a backlash that included death threats. Tumbledown Trails Golf Course...
September 10, 2013 - 11:54pm
August 27, 2013
Amateur Baseball: Red Jones, John Richter to enter state’s Hall of Fame
Raymond native Norman “Red” Jones of Litchfield and John Richter of Granite Falls are two of four new inductees into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. The 51st annual induction banquet will be held Sept. 14 at the St. Cloud Rivers Edge Convention Center, which houses...
August 27, 2013 - 11:13pm
August 18, 2013
Lastrup cools off Rockets 3-1
MAPLE LAKE — The Lastrup Lakers cooled off the red-hot Raymond Rockets 3-1 Saturday afternoon at Irish Stadium in the opening round of the Class C State Amateur Baseball Tournament. The Rockets entered the single-elimination state tournament with a record of 25-12 after winning...
August 18, 2013 - 11:46pm
August 12, 2013
Amateur Baseball: State-bound Raymond falls to Watkins
Watkins 5, Raymond 4 Watkins’ Mike Beier hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 14th to walkoff past Raymond. Raymond is one of four Region 11C teams to advance to the State Amateur Tournament next weekend. Beier also got the win with 4 scoreless innings of relief. Raymond’s...
August 12, 2013 - 12:13am
Amateur Baseball: Twins plowed under by Farming Flames
FARMING — Most days, in a baseball game, 4 homers and 16 hits gets your team a win. But not Saturday for the New London-Spicer Twins at Farming Baseball Park. The Twins’ lively bats could not overcome five errors and the County Line’s last surviving Class C playoff team...
August 12, 2013 - 12:11am
Running: Seifert, Rohne first at Hotdish 5K
WILLMAR — Thomas Seifert, 17, of Willmar led the field of 55 runners Saturday in the 3rd annual Hotdish Hunger 5K Run at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church. Seifert winning time of 17:40 was followed by Brian Bonnema, Prinsburg, at 20:00. Bri Rohne, St. Paul, led women runners finishing...
August 12, 2013 - 12:07am
Kandiyohi County Fair demo derby: Braking Bad
WILLMAR — Demolition derby fans eager for heavy-metal hits filled the long grandstand and the pit risers to conclude four evenings of motor madness at the Kandiyohi County Fair Saturday evening. Helped by four days of perfect weather, upwards of 1,000 spectators took in the crashes...
August 12, 2013 - 12:04am
August 11, 2013
Triathlon: Green Lake tri’s time of transition
SPICER — The 10th annual Green Lake Triathlon was a time for transition. Dave Baker made clear (earlier) he was stepping down after 10 years as race director of “Minnesota’s Most Family Friendly (Triathlon) Weekend.” He announced that Dan Hubbard would be taking over. Hubbard...
August 11, 2013 - 11:50pm
August 7, 2013
The Insider: On-line registration ends Wednesday midnight for Green Lake Tri
Nearly 350 entrants are signed up for the 10th annual Green Lake Triathlon in Spicer this weekend: the Kid’s tri is Saturday morning and the Sprint/Olympic tri on Sunday morning, each from Saulsbury Beach. On-line registration closes at midnight Wednesday. The Sprint course...
August 7, 2013 - 12:06am
July 28, 2013
Running: Great grandma sets pace
KERKHOVEN — Joyce Van Heuveln is 74 years old and a regular in recent years on the area 5k circuit.” “I don’t run for the awards,” she makes clear during an interview following the Pillsbury Push on a cool, sunny Saturday morning at Town and Country Days. “I just...
July 28, 2013 - 11:39pm