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Explosive comeback for Viking girls

Natalie Herigon collapsed into the arms of her father Bret as the emotions poured out. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Sports Editor

She calls herself, “The Foreigner.”
Freshman Lydia Sussner likes the name. “She took it because nobody knows about her,” said Assistant Coach Jenna Hennen.
If she plays like she did Monday night in the season opener, she won’t be a “foreigner” much longer. The 5-10 middle hitter played a key roll in the 3-2 Minneota win over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Monday night at Ridgewater College in Willmar.  read entire story. . . .

DePestel holds on for second club win

Norm DePestel (right) got congratulations from Aaron Sanow after the one-stroke win.

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Sports Editor

Norm DePestel trailed by two strokes going into the final nine holes of the Minneota Club Tournament on Sunday.
But he hit a birdie on the first hole, tied the match up, then went on to a 115-114 win over Aaron Sanow for his second straight club championship.
Sanow led by two, 74-76 going into the final nine but DePestel claimed as much as a three-stroke lead, then hung on for the win.
Heidi Boerboom shot an 89 to win the women's flight with Bill Vlaminck winning the first flight with an 97 and Bob Braun the senior flight with an 82.  read entire story. . . .

Opening Race

Minneota’s Sam Buysse (left) ran the first cross country meet  in Cottonwood Tuesday night. Meet officials cut the length of the course due to poor breathing conditions so one of the times were official.  read entire story. . . .


Minneota’s Leo Buysse  put the clamps on quarterback Nate Treinen, as did Blake Nelson (on the ground, right) with help from Everett VanHecke. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

Bench Cheer

The game got intense and the Minneota bench reacted as the Vikings came back from a 2-0 deficit to win. They were:  read entire story. . . .

Nowhere to go

Ortonville backs like John Anderson (48) had nowhere to go as Minneota swarmed all over them — mostly in the Trojan backfield. Garrett Hennen (left) and Kolin Drietz made this tackle on Anderson. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

Minneota flys past Trojans, 62-0

Fullback Garrett Hennen flew past the Ortonville defense on Friday night. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Sports Editor

Minneota almost spent more time in the Ortonville backfield than the Trojans did.
Nine Minneota sacks (some counted as tackles for loss) produced a minus 41 yards of offense  for the home team as Minneota rolled to a 62-0 win over Ortonville on Friday.  read entire story. . . .

Sanow chips it in

Aaron Sanow putted the ball toward the pin during last weekend's golf championship. Staff photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

Noyes punches it in

Mitchell Noyes punched the ball toward the green during last weekend's golf championship. Staff photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

Season Champions Crowned at Fiesta City

By Chad Adamson

The 2015 racing season at Fiesta City Speedway came to an end Friday night as track champions were crowned.
Nicolas McCleary led the entire Pure Stock feature, for his fourth win of the year.  read entire story. . . .

On the Bench with Byron Higgin: Local grandparents watched Little League star sock home run

A sign outside Christine Gorecki’s home in Taunton told folks to watch the Little League World Series on TV.
She had a motive — her grandson Caleb Low was playing for Pearland, Texas in the semifinals of Little League’s biggest show.
Meanwhile, his step-grandfather, Bubba Gorecki, who operates DII’s Bar in St. Leo, had to go to work that night at the bar because of a lack of help.  read entire story. . . .

Reiss continues to fight for eligibility

By Scott Thoma
Mascot Staff Writer

Taylor Reiss continues to practice with the Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team while waiting to find out whether an appeal made to South Dakota State University will allow her to play any matches this season.  read entire story. . . .

Hagen named Girls Golf Coach of the Year

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

Two years ago Minneota’s young golfers were having a meltdown on the state course at Becker.
One golfer was in tears and others were heard to say, “I need Ralph.”
Coach Ralph Hagen walked up to one of the golfers who had just had a terrible hole and said, “Which driver are you going to use? The player said, ‘No. 7.”
The coach looked at her and said, “Good choice.”  read entire story. . . .


Team W-L  ALL
Minneota 1-0  2-0
Adrian 1-0  2-0
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 1-0  2-0
Dawson-Boyd 1-0  2-0
Lac qui Parle Valley 1-0  1-1
Canby 0-1  1-1
Lakeview 0-1  1-1
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 0-1  0-2
Murray County Central 0-1  0-2
Ortonville 0-1  0-2  read entire story. . . .