Daily Globe Sports
ADRIAN -- After the Adrian A's scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie the game Thursday night, the Jackson Bulls received a sparkling pitching performance from reliever Ryan Rasche and scored a pair of runs over the last four frames to earn a 6-4 victory in Game 5 of their Region 13C amateur baseball series. Jackson wins the best-of-five series 3-2 and advances to the Class C state tournament, which begins next weekend in Chaska and Shakopee.
WORTHINGTON -- Just how does the greatest idea at the time turn into the worst decision ever made? It was decades ago that some bright bulb came up with idea that the common carp would be a great addition to the land of 10,000 lakes. If the history that I read is correct, these well-intentioned souls came through our area by train and handed out four of these precious fish to be stocked in Southwest Minnesota.
ADRIAN -- In the summer loaded with hit singles like "Sweat Pea" by Tommy Roe, "Red Rubber Ball" by the Crykle and "Wild Thing" by the Troggs, a couple of area amateur baseball teams were advancing through a challenging playoff series. There were several strong teams in both the First Night League and the Gopher League in that summer of 1966, when LBJ was our president and Karl Rolvaag was our governor. California native Don Schollander was smashing all kinds of world swimming records and the Twins' Jim Kaat was working his way to a 25-win season, while whirling 19 complete games and pitchin
ADRIAN -- In yesterday's "Blast," we introduced readers to the tale of the 1956 Adrian amateur baseball team that won 19 consecutive games that summer and capped the season with a trip to the State B Tournament -- the first such accomplishment for the community. Since that memorable "ride" by that group -- dubbed by Minneapolis Tribune sports writer -- of "farmers, coaches and newspapermen," Adrian has earned numerous state tournament berths in high school sports and has played in both the 1966 and 1988 state amateur baseball tournaments. Today's feature will not attempt to mention all the r
ADRIAN -- In the summer of 1956 when the twin-sided record "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley was topping America's rock and roll charts, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon were preparing for the Republican National Convention to be held in late August on the west coast in San Francisco. Former Minnesota Governor Harold Stassen was challenging Nixon for the second spot on the GOP ticket, but the updated campaign slogan "I still like Ike" was helping Eisenhower become increasingly popular as the memorable decade reached its seventh year. There were just eight teams in both the
JACKSON -- Brandon Wolf's grand slam highlighted a nine-run first inning for Adrian Tuesday night, and the A's held off several rallies from the Jackson Bulls to claim a 12-9 victory in Game 4 of their Region 13C amateur baseball series at Wacker Field. The best-of-five series is now tied 2-2, with Game 5 to be played Thursday night (7:30 p.m.) in Adrian.
ADRIAN -- Jumping out to a quick five-run lead and pounding out 18 total hits Saturday night, the Jackson Bulls earned a 16-3, seven-inning victory over the Adrian A's in Game 3 of their Region 13C amateur baseball series. Jackson leads the best-of-five series 2-1, with Game 4 to be played at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Jackson. Adrian can force a Game 5 (Thursday at Adrian) with a victory Tuesday. Nine different Bulls combined to rack up 18 hits, including six with two or more.
JACKSON -- Veteran pitcher Tom Hady twirled 6 and two-thirds strong innings Friday night, six of his teammates drove in a run, and the Jackson Bulls played errorless defense to gain a 9-4 victory over the Adrian A's in Game 2 of their Region 13C amateur baseball playoff series at Wacker Field. The best-of-five series is now tied 1-1, and moves back to Adrian tonight (7:30 p.m.) for Game 3.
WORTHINGTON -- When August rolls around, some very undesirable odors start to show on and around our area lakes. This smell can drive you far away from the water if it is intense enough. The smell I am referring to is the smell of dead and decaying algae that starts to accumulate on the down-wind shorelines as August continues to progress. This phenomenon occurs regularly in almost all prairie lakes in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa in August and September. The cause of this event is attributed to nutrient-rich water and warm temperatures when accompanied with little or no wind.
ADRIAN -- Veteran pitcher Kevin Nowotny hurled nine more solid innings Wednesday night, and teammate Brandon Wolf drove in four runs to help spark the Adrian A's to a 9-5 victory over the Jackson Bulls in Game 1 of their Region 13C amateur baseball playoff series. Adrian (13-11) now leads the best-of-five series, which continues with Game 2 Friday night (7:30 p.m.) in Jackson. "This is a nice win for us, but it's a long series," said Nowotny, who is playing amateur baseball for the 33rd year (31 seasons in South Dakota, two in Adrian).