Daily Globe Sports
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).
WORTHINGTON -- Summer continues to race by, with the first of August just around the corner. Summer was kind of disappointing this year because of the fact that we didn't really have any in June. All it did was rain for the last part of May and much of June. Summer, by most descriptions is June, July and August. And with most of June absentee balloting, this summer seems even shorter than usual.
WORTHINGTON -- As the two teams to advance out of Sub-district A, Pipestone and Luverne are getting prepared for this weekend's 2nd District Division 2 American Legion baseball tournament held in Springfield. Pipestone (14-3-1) won Subdistrict A and plays the host team Springfield today at 3:30 p.m., while Luverne (11-5, Sub-District A runner-up) takes on Blue Earth at 1 p.m. Both teams will play again Saturday, as the double-elimination tournament continues in Springfield. Pipestone With an abundance of post-season success during the last four high school seasons, Pipestone enters the we
WILMONT -- After Luverne scored a single run in each of the first five innings Wednesday night, the Wilmont Cardinals scored 14 combined runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh frames to build a 15-6 lead in their 15-7 victory over the Redbirds in an elimination game of the Gopher League amateur baseball playoffs. Top-seeded Wilmont (19-4) will host second-seeded Pipestone Friday at 7:30 p.m., with the winner advancing to the Region 13C playoffs along with Adrian -- which defeated Pipestone 7-2 Wednesday night. Aaron Johnson earned the victory, tossing seven innings, fanning five batters and al
ADRIAN -- Pipestone (12-3) won a pair of games over the weekend to win the sub-district legion baseball championship, while Luverne (10-5) came back through the loser's bracket and claimed runner-up honors.
WORTHINGTON -- A few years back I was out shooting sporting clay at the Horse Barn and Hunt Club in Lakefield, and as I was walking around the course I saw a most interesting bird. I asked the owner operator, Brent Rossow, just what kind of bird it was and he informed me that the bird was a Bobolink. I had never seen one and was fascinated by this little bird king of the grasslands.
WORTHNGTON -- It has been an interesting two weeks since I wrote my last "blast" which featured an 18-point quiz. While not many readers -- just three -- actually took the time to fully respond, I did receive lots of favorable comments about the column and did get a bunch of verbal answers to some of the questions. Later in this week's "blast," I will reveal all 18 answers and also divulge the name of the person who had the most right answers. But first, a brief look at what's to come -- concerning featured stories -- in the upcoming "blasts." One story that needs to be told is the tale of
WORTHINGTON -- Nine area high school athletes have been honored by the Minnesota Fast-Pitch Coaches Association as members of the 2008 Girls' Softball All-State team. Five of those players were selected to the Class AA first team -- while one athlete was picked for the AA second team; one girl was named AA honorable mention, and two players earned Class A honorable-mention honors. Section 3AA champion Pipestone Area played in its third consecutive state tournament, making it to the AA finals for the second straight time.