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Jordan Twedt plays with 'Minnesota's Best'

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

“They play at a higher speed,” chuckled Minneota tackle Jordan Twedt after his Minnesota South All-Star team defeated the North All-Stars, 21-10 on Saturday at Husky Stadium in St. Cloud.
“It was a lot of fun,” said Twedt, who alternated with another tackle and played at least half the game on offense.  read entire story. . . .

An all-star weekend

Jordan Twedt's friends and family, including brother Ryan Twedt (center) plus the Jerzak family, Michelle, Trisha and LeAnn were on hand with an Interstate 71 poster. Staff photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

Cam Vien's two homers sinks Mudhens

Peyton Nuy took the throw from shortstop Chris Berg for a putout at second base.  Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.

If it wasn't for Cam Vien — well, the game was pretty even.
But there was a Cam Vien, and his grand slam home run and two-run home run, both powerful shots to centerfield, gave Montevideo an 11-2 win over the Minneota Mudhens Wednesday night.
It was a lot closer at 6-2 until the ninth when Montevideo exploded for five more runs.  read entire story. . . .

Legion comes back, holds on for win

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Sports Editor

Monday night's debacle, with no hits, continued into Tuesday's game at Canby.
It wasn't until the fifth inning when Henry Pesch singled to knock home Leo Buysse that the Minneota Legion even had a hit.
They were no-hit by Madison in five innings on Monday.
But Pesch got the ball rolling, the Minneota Legion came back from a 3-0 deficit and beat Gary/Canby, 7-6.  read entire story. . . .

Legion extends win streak to four straight

Brock Buysse slammed into the leg of Cottonwood second baseman Jacob Rausch during Minneota's 3-2 win Thursday. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Sports Editor

The first game of Minneota's American Legion season was a 9-4 loss to Cottonwood.
Since then they'd won three games and Thursday night got revenge on Cottonwood and pushed the win streak to four with a 3-2 win at Cottonwood.  read entire story. . . .

Minneota Summer Recreation Baseball

Last week in Dawson, Minneota baseball teams had a big night. Thor Fischer pitched a great game for the Minneota Sixth Grade Blue Team.
Special photo.  read entire story. . . .

It's T-Ball Season

T-Ball can be quite the challenge. Niara Gorecki had her eye on the ball and bat got there just in time for a hit
Staff photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .


T-Ball can be a challenge. Amadeus Molina took a swing at the ball as he stuck out his tongue for a little extra emphasis.
Staff photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

Great Four State Champions!

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

They weren’t supposed to be there, but when they were told Lake City had dropped out of the Great Four State Championship at Target Center, and they were in, Minneota’s Seventh Grade Boys’ Basketball Team was elated.
They’d won the event a year ago and welcomed the chance to go back — despite finishing third in the state Pacesetters tournament a week earlier. (The top two are invited to the Great Four).
Many of the same players were on last year’s team.  read entire story. . . .

Mudhens drop two close games on Sunday

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

You know what they say ... “Close only counts in horseshoes, and maybe Rolle Bolle.”
So when the Minneota Mudhens lost 7-6 to Hancock and 2-0 to Chokio on Sunday, there was little consolation for a team that’s been “bitin’ and scratchin’” to attain respectability.  read entire story. . . .

Minneota Legion no-hit by Madison

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

For the second game in a row, Garrett Olson of Madison pitched a no-hitter. To add insult to injury, he hit a grand slam home run to beat Minneota, 12-0 in five innings on Monday.  read entire story. . . .

Wrestlers swamp opponents at the Dells

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

The state champion Minneota Vikings wrestling team posted notice last week they may not be finished yet.
Despite heavy graduation numbers, the new Vikings posted notice when they came out on top of 60 teams in the prestigious Malecek Wrestling Tournament at the Wisconsin Dells.
“The kids that are coming figure they can handle the job,” said Coach Joel Skillings.  read entire story. . . .

Neal takes third straight feature at Fiesta City

By Chad Adamson
Special to the Mascot

Brian Neal took the lead  in the Pure Stock feature at the Fiesta City Speedway in Montevideo Friday with two laps to go to win his third straight feature.
Bob Holtquist in the WISSOTA Model 4 Feature took the lead to begin lap three and went to win his third feature of the season.
In the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature, Jason Vejtruba took the lead on lap four and went on to win his fourth feature of the year.
Justin Vogel won the WISSOTA Street Stock feature and Nick Beyenhof won the WISSOTA Late Model feature.  read entire story. . . .

Mudhens come back to nip Dawson, 3-2

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Sports Editor

Mike Luke slid into second with a stolen base and beat the tag of Drake second baseman Josh Staab. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.

Baxter DuFrane was clearly in control.
In eight innings pitching for the Dawson Drakes, he struck out 13 and had a 2-0 lead, then left with a 2-2 tie.
After throwing over 100 pitches, he tired. Minneota took advantage and the Mudhens scored two runs in the eighth, and squeezed across a run in the 10th to beat Dawson, 3-2 in 10 innings.
"Lots of guys stepped up. it was a good win for us," said Manager Jason Myhre.  read entire story. . . .

On the Bench with Byron Higgin: Minneota teams have big night in Dawson

It was Merchants’ Night in Dawson last Wednesday when three Little League teams from Minneota and the Minneota Mudhens came to Dawson and left with six wins and one loss.  read entire story. . . .


Land O’ Ducks League
Team   W-L  ALL
Teal Division
Montevideo Spartans  7-1   10-4
Madison Mallards 4-4    4-4
Canby Knights        3-5    3-7
Minneota Mudhens     2-5    5-11
Dawson Drakes        2-6    2-7
Rosen Express        1-6    2-7
Appleton A’s        0-8    0-8

Wood Division
Clinton Cards   6-2   6-4
Morris Eagles   6-2   7-3
Chokio Coyotes   6-2   6-2
Ortonville Rox   6-3   6-3
Hancock Orphans   5-3   5-3
Dumont Saints     4-5   7-10
Games Last Week
Wednesday, June 24
Minneota Mudhens 3, Dawson Drakes 2 (10 inn)
Morris Eagles 4, Montevideo Spartans 2
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