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Mother/daughter on the court

Minneota volleyball coach Steph Hennen has been lobbying for two assistant coaches instead of one for several years.
She got her wish this season when her daughter, Jenna, was named the new 'B' team coach and Kaley Buysse was selected as the 'C' team coach.
“In recent years, we've had one person coach both the 'B' and 'C' teams and I really felt we needed two,” said Steph, who is entering her seventh season as head coach and 24th overall with Minneota.  read entire story. . . .

Ghent ballpark gets a facelift

The Ghent Softball Association is putting the finishing touches on a $55,000 renovation project for the softball field and concession stand this week.
As a result, there will be a Legion Field Open House at 7 p.m. Friday for those interested in seeing the improvements at the ballpark. A women's slow-pitch softball team from Ghent will be playing a team from Canby that night.  read entire story. . . .

Rolle Bolle: Never too old!

Mary Ann Duthoy keeps on bolling and enjoys every minute of it.
She'll get lots of chances during Belgian/American Days in Ghent this weekend. The event runs Friday through Sunday.  read entire story. . . .

Rolle Bolle time!

Rolle Bolle is a study in concentration, as shown, left, by Dan Maeyaert. It will be a big part of Belgian-American Days in Ghent this week, Friday through Sunday.  read entire story. . . .

Mudhen thriller won by Dumont, 2-1

For eight innings Minneota didn't have a hit off Dumont hurler Sam Thielen. Mudhen pitcher Matt Musser was matching him with a two-hitter.
Then in the ninth, Mudhen Jesus Macias slammed a Thielen fastball over the left-center field fence and Minneota had a 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the ninth in this first playoff game.
"I thought to myself, all you've got to do is give me a fastball," said Macias.
But it wasn't going to be enough on this day. Dumont's James Paul led off the bottom of the ninth by slapping a home run to left field to tie the game at 1-1.
Then in the bottom of the 10th a single by Austin Grey and double off the fence by Ryan Schugel sent the winning run to the plate and Dumont had a 2-1 win.  read entire story. . . .

Two Viking wrestlers compete at Fargo

The annual National Greco/Freestyle Wrestling Tournament is held in Fargo, ND every July.  
Grade 9-12 wrestlers compete in 40 to 85-man brackets per weight to attempt to place in the top eight and become an All-American.  read entire story. . . .

Viking Sixth Graders capture title

Second place in the state Pacesetter Sixth Grade Basketball Tournament wasn’t good enough.
So the Minneota Sixth Grade Boys went out and captured, “The Great Four-State Pacesetters Basketball Championship” last weekend at the Target Center in Minneapolis.  read entire story. . . .

Jesus Macias led Mudhens in hitting

Minneota Mudhen second baseman Jesus Macias led the team in hitting with a .449 batting average after the 17-game regular season.
He had 31 hits in 68 trips, both team-leading numbers. He also led the team in runs batted in along with teammate Tyson Sonnenburg. Both had 12. Macias also led in doubles along with Sonnenburg and Derrick Buysse with five each; one triple;and eight times hit by a pitch.  read entire story. . . .

Minneota breaks Sacred Heart jinx

Sacred Heart’s impeccable baseball field, as nice as it is, has been more of a “snake pit” for Minneota.
“Our season (Legion) ended here last year. Our high school region experience ended here, too. But finally, we broke the jinx,” said Legion Manager Keven Larson after Minneota beat Sacred Heart, 4-2 Thursday night.  read entire story. . . .

SCOREBOARD

Baseball
American Legion Baseball
Results Last Week
DISTRICT 7
Friday, July 25
Madison 5, BOLD 2
   (BOLD eliminated)  read entire story. . . .

Larson keeps title "All in the family"

When Jesse Larson found out he didn’t tee off in the Minnesota Amateur Golf Tournament in Golden Valley until Monday, it opened the possibility of getting back into the golf tournament named after his grandfather, Wynston Boe.  read entire story. . . .