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Legion drops 9-2 game to Sacred Heart

Preston Nuy slid in safely against Sacred Heart. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.

The Minneota American Legion baseball team lost to Sacred Heart Thursday night, 9-2.
Committing seven errors, Minneota gave up an early 2-0 lead, then a 9-0 deficit before scoring two runs in the seventh inning.
Their record is now 1-4.  read entire story. . . .

Mudhens drop 9-2 decision to Ortonville

Catcher Josh Bednarek of the Mudhens grabbed a low pitch against Ortonville.

The Minneota Mudhens fell Wednesday night to Ortonville, 9-2.
Ortonville broke open a tight 1-0 game with a four-run fifth off Minneota starter Danny Hennen.
Three Minneota errors helped Ortonville's cause as they addeed four more runs in the eighth off reliever Beau Buysse.
Chris Fellows started for the Rox and struck out 12 Vikings. Aaron Shake pitched three innings in relief.  read entire story. . . .

Pow! 25 straight at state

Minneota’s trip to the Minnesota State Trap Shooting event at Alexandria was special for every member of the group.
That’s because, “Every student achieved a personal best during the event,” according to Coach William Delaney.  read entire story. . . .

Legion stumbles

Thomas Hennen tried to get the ball at second but Justin Merritt of Canby stole the base. See ball under Merritt's knee. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

One got away — OK, make that two!
Minneota led 3-0 late in the game against Montevideo last week at “The Komp” in Minneota.
But through a series of hits, shabby defense and pure bad luck, the game got away and Montevideo won, 5-3.
On Monday, the Legion hosted Canby and Minneota stranded 10 runners and couldn’t buy a hit when they need it, and lost, 4-1.
“We had the bases loaded in the sixth and seventh innings but couldn’t get a key hit,” said Coach Keven Larson after the loss to Canby.  read entire story. . . .

On the Bench with Byron Higgin

Myhre says goodbye
Athletic Director Jason Myhre gave his final report to the Minneota School Board Tuesday night.
He’s turned over the reigns to Matt Myrvik and Wade Gillund.
“This is my last report and its bittersweet because I’ve really enjoyed working here,” he told the Minneota School Board.
Myhre has taken a similar post in Montgomery, MN. “Thank You for allowing me to be AD here, I’ve been very honored,” he said. School Board Chairman Dawn VanKeulen thanked him for his service to the community.
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Junior High Baseball

Minneota’s Seventh/Eighth Grade team lost to Dawson a week ago. AJ Myhre slide safely into second base during the second game of a doubleheader. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

Myhre pitches

Minneota’s Fifth/Sixth Grade team did battle with and lost to Granite Falls.  Pitcher Cole Myhre hurled the ball for Minneota. Staff photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

The comeback kids rebound

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

When disappointment sets in — you can grin and bear it, or go out and do something about it.
“Our opening round of 381 was disappointing ... much lower than over the past few weeks,” said Coach Ralph Hagen.  read entire story. . . .

T-Ballers take aim

The Little Vikings swung into T-Ball action last week and Mason Javers took aim at the ball. Staff photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

Novice team takes fourth at state trap meet

The Minneota Trap Shooting team competed at the state championship at Alexandria and the novice team finished fourth.
The Novice Team, comprised of Kyle Banks, Hannah Brewers, Ann DeSmet, Diana DeSmet, Kira Gifford and Michael Gratz had Banks lead the team as high gun male with a 53 and Gifford was the team high gun female shooting a 47.  read entire story. . . .

Eagles fly past Mudhens, 8-1

Tyson Sonnenburg ducks back into first after he singled. Staff Photo by Sue Jacobson.

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

Manager Tyson Sonnenburg called the 8-1 loss to the Morris Eagles Sunday, “Too much heat and the wedding blues.”
The nearly 100-degree temperatures took their toll on everyone — and perhaps there was a bit of the “blues” left over after the wedding of assistant manager Beau Buysse to Kelsey Hennen Saturday night.
And it certainly was a case of shoddy fielding, with Minneota making five errors in the first two innings, leading to a 5-0 Eagle lead after four.  read entire story. . . .