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Country music superstar Jason Aldeen recently released a song called "1994." It is on its way to the top of the country charts. I wondered when I heard the song where the 1994 came from. The year that I am talking about today is 1906 and it came from a book that was dropped off in my office a few months ago by local auctioneer Jack Sliver. We worked together at the Daily Globe back in the mid-1980's in the advertising department, so I have known Jack for almost 30 years. The book is a like-new hard-bound copy of the 13th annual report of the Game and Fish Commissioners in Minnesota.
STILLWATER -- Having once again qualified both of its high school track and field teams to the Class A State True Team Meet, the Luverne Cardinals reinforced their program's event depth and quality performances Saturday with strong showings in both the girls and boys divisions. After leading most of the meet, the LHS girls were passed by defending champion Esko and finished a solid second in the team standings of the nine-team field, held in varying weather conditions at Stillwater High School Esko racked up a total of 414½ points to claim an 11-point win over the Cardinals, who scored 403½
REDWOOD FALLS -- On an ideal day for high school track and field competition, Worthington's Will Dudley outdueled Redwood Valley's Randy Juell in the boys' pole vault and set a new WHS school record in the process, soaring over the bar at 14 feet, one inch. "It was quite the competition," exclaimed Trojans' co-head coach Ken Henkels. "Both guys kept making heights, all the way up to 13-6.
SLAYTON -- Paced by 38 individual points from sprinter Jack Thony, the host Murray County Rebels edged rival Fulda by eight points Thursday to claim the Red Rock Conference boys' track and field team championship. Competing for most of the meet under nearly ideal weather conditions, the chase for the team title was even closer in the girls' division. But the well-balanced Southwest Christian/Edgerton Eagles --with four first-place performances --topped the field, scoring five points more than Mountain Lake Area. Thony clocked a time of 11.22 seconds to win the 100-meter dash.
I was very surprised at the number of reader contacts I received about my column a few weeks back on the American Coot. I got lots of calls, emails and stops on the street. There are still plenty of them around town but they are no longer walking around in the snow. I decided that I would familiarize you with another common visitor in our waters and wetlands in Nobles County. That is the Pied-billed grebe. I remember my grandpa calling them "hell divers" and if you have ever watched one you would know where they got the name.
WORTHINGTON -- Josh Slieter, Matt Overgaard and Gunnar Olson each hit a three-run homer as the Luverne Cardinals improved to 12-4 overall and 8-2 in the Southwest Conference with a 14-9 baseball win over the Worthington Trojans Wednesday at the Minnesota West field. Slieter, Olson and Overgaard each went 2-for-4, while Overgaard added a three-run double; knocking in six runs total in the game. Olson earned the LHS pitching win, pitching well through five innings after surviving a five-run Worthington first.
WORTHINGTON --Two seasons after finishing up an absolutely remarkable high school track and field career at Luverne, former Cardinal star Katlyn Sawtelle is excelling at the University of Sioux Falls. A sophomore at USF, Sawtelle was the Cougars' top scorer in last weekend's Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) track and field championships held in Sioux Falls. Two weeks earlier, she set a school record and placed second in the women's heptathlon, a seven-event test of all-around track and field skills. Competing at the Swisher Athletic Complex in Aberdeen, S.D.
WORTHINGTON -- With the wind blowing out and a game-time temperature above 90 degrees Tuesday afternoon, it just felt like one of those days where no lead was safe. That was exactly the case, as the Worthington Trojans scored 13 sixth-inning runs to surge into a 15-all tie after falling behind the Marshall Tigers 15-2 in the first game of a scheduled Southwest Conference doubleheader at Minnesota West Field. It was the Tigers, however, who parried Worthington's rally with a seven-run seventh, claiming a 22-16 win in a game that took nearly 3 1/2 hours to complete.
WORTHINGTON -- Utilizing the multiple talents of several top-notch track and field athletes, Mountain Lake Area claimed both Class A team titles at the 61st annual Trojan Relays Thursday. Competing on an overcast and somewhat breezy day with the temperature in the middle 50s for much of the meet, there were many outstanding individual performances in the smaller-school division, including a record-setting leap of 21 feet and 8¼ inches by Murray County Central senior Jack Thony in the boys' long jump. Thony set a new school record with that distance and also snapped the 41-year old Trojan Rel
WORTHINGTON - As expected, the Luverne Cardinals completed a Class AA sweep of Thursday's 61st annual Trojan Relays. Competing in a strong eight-team field on an overcast day with breezy temperatures in the middle 50s during most of the meet, the Cardinals - who were coming off a pair of Section 3A True Team championships earlier in the week (May 6) - performed well on the track and in the field events. Luverne's girls won two relays and had four individual first-place performances - including one-two placings in both the long jump and shot put - to rack up a meet's best winning total of 191