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Two relays, three others make state track

Meghan Travis qualified in the high jump.

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Sports Editor

Two relay teams and three individuals from the Canby-Minneota track team qualified for the state tournament on Thursday at the Section 3A Tournament in Luverne.
Two Minneota girls will compete in the state.
Individually, Megan Travis high-jumped 4-11 and took second place.
She and Kendra Ludeman of Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at 5-1 will represent the section in the high jump.
Travis was in the running for the title but just missed on her three attempts at 4-11.  read entire story. . . .

Golfers back in big show

After a one-year hiatus, the Minneota girls’ golf team is back in the big show.
They won the Section 3A Tournament Wednesday, setting up a chance for Minneota’s third state championship this year.
They’ve already recorded state titles in football and wrestling and took a third in girls’ basketball.
A year ago they lost to Windom Area in the section finals. Again, Windom was the scary opponent, but this time Minneota had the golden touch.  read entire story. . . .

Viking boys take second

The Minneota boys golf team finished second in the Section 3A Golf tournament Wednesday.
Murray County Central won the event with 339 with Minneota second at 367 followed by Windom, 372 and Lakeview 409.
No Minneota boys made the state individually.
Jonathan Piehl, above, led the team with a 91 followed by Brock Fox, Nolan Boerboom and Ryan Twedt at 92 and Leo Buysse at 93  read entire story. . . .

Sub-section: Coming through for the team

Jonathan Piehl had a very bad back ache and it nearly brought him to his knees on No. 3.  
“We needed him badly, but he was hurting so bad, so we asked if he wanted to drop out. He decided to swing real slow and try to tough it out."  read entire story. . . .

Relays are magic for local track teams

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

Relay magic.
Eight Canby-Minneota tracksters have turned the word “relay” into first place magic and are hoping to run their four-person events right into the state tournament.  read entire story. . . .

Rough week for Mudhens

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

"I feel like we're the farm team for the A's," laughed Minneota Mudhen Manager Jason Myhre.
When he first looked at the A's lineup Friday night he saw the names of Leo Zerr, Justin Greenwood and Derek Buysse all playing for the A's. And all are former Mudhens.
His worst nightmare came to fruition as that trio went 7-11; scored four runs and knocked in six in a 9-1 Marshall A's win over the Mudhens.
The Mudhens got just six hits off A's pitcher Jordan Kontz and he fanned 12 hitters.  read entire story. . . .

'Softball team makes strides'

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

Saturday’s 11-1, five-inning loss to Fairmont in the Section 3AA Tournament was disappointing, but not devastating.
“We turned it around. They’re going in the right direction,” said Coach Jim Rolbiecki, who announced he’d step down, for the second time, as Viking coach.
“The program is in good hands,” he said, indicating he’d recommend to the school board they hire assistant coach Heidi Boerboom as head softball coach next season.
“I will recommend her,” he said.  read entire story. . . .

Sub-section golf sweep was sweet

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

“Minneota won three straight sub-section girls golf championships from 2006 to 2008. The next four years, 2009-2012, were won by Lincoln HI,” said Coach Ralph Hagen.  
Now they’re together — and the tradition continues.
The Minneota Vikings have won the last three championships, 2013-2015.  read entire story. . . .

Baseball collapse was disappointing

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

It wasn’t because of a lack of effort.
But Minneota lost to Canby, 14-5 in the opening game of the Section 3A Tournament and Coach Keven Larson lamented the team’s collapse after the total amount of work they’ve done this year.  read entire story. . . .

On the Bench with Byron Higgin: Buysse is repeat all-academic wrestler

The 2015 edition of The Guillotine Academic All-State honorees features 30 first-team members, 30 second-team members, 30 third-team members, and 57 honorable mention wrestlers.
Wrestlers, representing 77 teams, were submitted.  read entire story. . . .

Minneota native into Hall of Fame

By Scott Thoma
Mascot Staff Writer

Minneota native Dick Culshaw humbly attributes his coaching success to “being at the right place at the right time.”
On June 8, Culshaw will certainly be at the right place at the right time. That's when the former Little Falls girls golf coach will be inducted into the Minnesota Golf Coaches Hall of Fame.
“I was both excited and surprised when I heard the news,” said Culshaw, 73, who guided Little Falls to four state appearances, including a state championship in 1998.  read entire story. . . .

Guttormsson named MVP in Camden golf

Minneota Golfer Heidi Guttormsson was named the Most Valuable Player in the Camden Conference Girls Golf League this year.
She was named to the Camden All-Conference team along with teammates Allison Bot and Kyra Gores.  read entire story. . . .

Summer open wrestling

Under the direction of Beau Buysse, there will be summer wrestling.
The June schedule includes:
Monday: 1, 6:30 p.m.
Monday: 8, 6:30 p.m.
Monday: 15, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 18, 6:30 p.m.
Monday: 6, 6:30 p.m.
Monday: 13, 6:30 p.m.
Monday: 20, 6:30 p.m.
Monday: 27, 6:30 p.m.
Times and dates are subject to change. For more information contact Beau Buysse at 507-829-5862.  read entire story. . . .


Final Standings
Team       W-L   ALL
*Lac qui Parle Valley 10-0  15-4
Lakeview 7-4   10-8
Minneota 6-4   9-8
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg  6-4   9-9
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 5-4   8-7
Central Minnesota Christian 5-4   5-6
MACCRAY 5-6   10-9
Renville County West 5-6   9-10
Canby  2-6   5-8
Dawson-Boyd  2-7   2-10
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 1-9   3-15  read entire story. . . .