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Big block

Taylor Reiss of Minneota made a big block on a hit Wednesday night at the All-Star Game. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .


Taylor Reiss and her teammates showed a lot of emotion as they swept four games in the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star 2015 games on Wednesday night.  read entire story. . . .


Minneota's Taylor Reiss kill the ball between Blue Team defenders Erin Schindler of Chaska and Kaitlin Sikkink of St. Charles.  read entire story. . . .


Taylor Reiss (9), went high to try and block a hit by the Red Team's Bria Barfnecht of Delano. She was a force at the net for the winning White Team.  read entire story. . . .

Reiss helps "White" All-Stars win

Taylor Reiss of Minneota slapped the ball past her old nemisis, Lexi Scott of Central MN Christian of Prinsburg. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Sports Editor

This time Lexi Scott didn't get the upper hand.
Taylor Reiss of the White All-Stars, and the All-Star Match's most valuable player, Jessica Wolf of Waconia, defeated Scott's Red All-Stars 2-0, then went on to beat the Blue All-Stars, 2-0 to capture the 28th Annual All-Star Match at St. Cloud St. University Wednesday night.  read entire story. . . .

On the Bench with Byron Higgin: Reiss played with All-Stars Wednesday

The 2015 Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star Match was held at St. Cloud State University, Wednesday, July 29.
Minneota’s Taylor Reiss played in that game.  read entire story. . . .

Minneota Blue wins

The Minneota Blue boys’ baseball team defeated Monte Gold 6-5 in 10 innings, then went on to beat Lakeview 4-0 in five innings to claim the recreation league playoffs.  read entire story. . . .

Eighth grade third in tournament

Minneota’s Eighth Grade team was seeded No. 1 going into the year-end, Little Sioux Baseball League Tournament at Granite Falls.
“But we got upset and took third place,” said Coach J.D. Pesch.
Friday night Minneota, which had split with Granite Falls this year, lost 5-1 to the home team.  read entire story. . . .

Mudhens thump Dawson; ousted by Rosen

Chris Berg, Minneota shortstop wheeled and threw to first for an out. Staff Photo by Sue Jacobson.

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Sports Editor

The Minneota Mudhens thumped the Dawson Drakes, 13-5 Saturday to advance to a qualifying game against Rosen.
But Sunday the Mudhens lost to Rosen, 5-4 and were eliminated from the section playoffs. Rosen advances to the tournament.  read entire story. . . .

Safe at home

The smaller Minneota fastpitch girls recently battled the Hendricks Grizzlies and came up big winners. Here the runner was safe at home as another Minneota player waited to bat.  read entire story. . . .

Vejtruba wins modified

By Chad Adamson
Special Report

Jason Vejtruba led all 25 laps of the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature for his sixth win of the year at the Fiesta City Speedway in Montevideo last Friday night.
Tyler Erdman took the lead to start the Pure Stock feature.  
Nick McCleary took the lead from Erdman on lap four.  read entire story. . . .

Michelson finally wins Wynston Boe

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

“I think I must have finished second 10 times,” laughed Chad Michelson.
Sunday, he broke the jinx by edging Matt Dawson of St. Cloud 110 to 111 in a match that wasn’t over until the final stroke.
“I’ve never played great over here. I usually do something on Hole No. 8 but I didn’t have a penalty stroke on that hole,” said Michelson, of Marshall.  read entire story. . . .

Going for it all

Minneota Eighth Grader, Grady Moorse (32), slapped the ball a long way to the outfield against Canby-Gary last Wednesday.  read entire story. . . .


Land O’ Ducks League
Team   W-L  ALL
Teal Division
*Montevideo Spartans       10-2  12-5
*Madison Mallards       7-5    7-5
*Canby Knights               4-8    4-10
**Rosen Express       4-8    7-8
Minneota Mudhens       3-9    6-17
Dawson Drakes               2-10   2-13
Appleton A’s               0-12   0-13  read entire story. . . .