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WORTHINGTON -- Many of you know that for years I have owned and trained Labrador retrievers. My house is home to the three musketeers. They are three black labs, all males, which range in age from 3 to 8 years. Decoy, Ace, and Gunner have been a big part of my outdoor experiences. All of these dogs have come from a local breeder at Round Lake Kennels, Thad Lambert. I have associated with this kennel evenings and weekends in what I call a passionate amateur status.
LUVERNE -- Adrian's Adam Diekmann outdueled Wabasso's Johnny Pistulka Wednesday night, and the top-seeded Dragons scored a trio of runs in the second inning to earn a 3-1 victory over the second-seeded Rabbits in a Section 3A baseball tournament winner's bracket game at Redbird Field. Adrian (18-3) will play Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Saturday at 11 a.m., in Granite Falls, while Wabasso (17-6) plays Renville County West at 1 p.m., in Granite Falls. Diekmann twirled a complete game for the Dragons, allowing just three hits and one walk while fanning four batters. Pistulka was equally effectiv
LUVERNE -- Tracy-Milroy-Balaton increased its 5-4 lead to 9-4 with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday night, as the third-seeded Panthers eliminated fourth-seeded Murray County Central with a 9-5 victory over the Rebels in the Section 3A baseball tournament at Redbird Field. T-M-B (18-4) advances to play MACCRAY Saturday at 3:30 p.m., in Granite Falls, while MCC ends its season with a record of 13-8. Isaac Dolan (four-plus innings, two strikeouts, three walks) and Anthony Dolan (three innings, five strikeouts, one walk) shared the pitching duties for T-M-B. Paul Counter (
LUVERNE -- Murray County Central's Eric Wieneke and Justin Reinsma combined to allow just four hits Tuesday night, and teammate Jake Sweetman drove in a pair of runs to spark the fourth-seeded Rebels to a 2-0 victory over seventh-seeded Southwestern United in a Section 3A baseball tournament elimination game at Redbird Field. MCC (13-7) advances to play third-seeded Tracy-Milroy-Balaton -- which defeated ninth-seeded Springfield 6-4 in Tuesday's first elimination game -- tonight in Luverne at 7 p.m.
LUVERNE -- David Schmidt struck out seven batters and allowed just five hits and three walks in a complete-game effort to help the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers defeat Springfield, 6-4 Tuesday evening in Section 3A baseball playoff action. Springfield's Christian Loomis also tossed a complete game, fanning five batters and allowing only three earned runs. Springfield (8-13) scored the game's first run in the bottom of the first, as Luke Amsden walked, stole second and was plated by Tyler Stark's single to left. T-M-B (17-4) tied the game with a run in the second, with Eric Lanoue reaching o
ADRIAN -- Trailing 5-2 after four-and-a-half innings Saturday, Murray County Central plated 10 runs in the bottom of the fifth and claimed a 12-5 victory over Windom in an opening round game of the Section 3A high school baseball tournament. The victory advanced the Rebels (10-6) to the winner's side of the south bracket in the double elimination tourney, while sending the Eagles (7-13) to the left side of the bracket. A total of seven MCC players combined for 13 hits and nine different Rebels crossed the plate in the contest, which featured strong, swirling wind conditions -- that turned se
ADRIAN -- With two outs and the bases-loaded Saturday in bottom of the sixth inning, Adrian designated hitter Ben Suedkamp scorched a 1-0 fastball up the middle, plating Dragon teammates Glen Kruger and Brett Nowotny, capping a five-run, six-hit rally, as Adrian defeated Springfield, 9-8, in a first round double elimination game of the Section 3A -- south bracket -- high school baseball tournament. The come-from-behind victory propelled the Dragons (16-3) into the winner's bracket, while sending the Tigers to the left-side of the bracket with one loss. "It was like a thousand pounds was lift
WORTHINGTON -- I just received an e-mail from John Linquist, the regional director of Pheasants Forever in northwest Iowa. He was giving me a heads up on a Trumpeter Swan release in Osceola County that will take place at Rush Lake, two miles east of the great city of Ocheyedan, Iowa. This release will include four swans consisting of two mated pairs. These swans find a way to bond to the release site, and if they are lucky, to return year after year. These releases have been ongoing over the years and are similar to the ones done in Minnesota.
WINDOM -- Advancing at least 10 girls and 15 boys, the Worthington Trojans enjoyed a banner all-around day at Thursday's Sub-Section 9 high school track & field meet, sweeping both team championships in the process. The Trojans won five individual gold medals and claimed one relay victory, while racking up 165 points to win the girls' team title by 47 points. Windom (paced by double winner Christy Nepp) and Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin (sparked by Kaitlin Feil's 26 individual points) tied for team runner-up honors with 118 points each. The combination of Springfield, Cedar Mountain and Co
WINDOM -- Junior outfielder Abby Halter stroked a pair of run-scoring doubles and teammate Audra Schmidt twirled a three-hit shutout, as second-seeded Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove won its Section 3A quarterfinal girls' fast-pitch softball game Tuesday, defeating seventh-seeded Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, 8-0. The winning Falcons plated six runs in an explosive third inning and made defensive plays behind Schmidt all game long, keeping the Panthers off the bases -- and off the scoreboard. "This was a good game for us," Schmidt said after the contest.