Daily Globe Sports
MOUNTAIN LAKE -- In dominating fashion Wednesday afternoon, the Adrian Dragons served notice to the area that they are once again the "cream of the crop" in high school cross country. Utilizing its exceptional balance and depth, along with top-notch lead-runner performances, the Dragons impressively claimed both team titles of the 16-team season-opening Wolverine Invitational.
WORTHINGTON -- A total of 30 athletes, grades 7-12, have been practicing for more than two weeks as members of the 2008 Worthington High School cross country program. Those practice efforts will be tested for the first time -- in competition this season --today, as the Trojans participate in the Wolverine Invitational, at the Mountain Lake Country Club. The annual season-opening meet for most area teams has become one of the bigger cross country races in southwest Minnesota, with close to 20 teams usually competing. "This is a big meet to start the season," noted WHS head coach Mike Traphag
WORTHINGTON -- Almost every human on earth is born with just a little procrastination in his or her system. Some wait until the very last minute to get a project done just under the deadline. Others actually wait until the deadline has passed before they start doing what needs to be done. Sometimes procrastination causes little to no problem, and in other instances, this desire to wait can be very costly.
WORTHINGTON -- Last week, I shared my views about what I thought about the common carp and how it made its way into almost every body of water in North America. Carp are here to stay and the only thing that can be done to limit their devastating effects is to try to control their numbers. As I shared last week, these control measures are really like putting a band-aid on a severely bleeding artery. Even if you can successfully kill off an entire lake, these measures have a short time frame of success because fish do swim around.
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.