The River Lakes Hockey Association will be receiving 10 sets of starter hockey equipment as part of the 2013 Gear Up Minnesota! starter equipment grant program. Each set will include everything a young player needs except skates, stick, and supporter/cup. River Lakes Hockey will utilize this equipment to provide starter hockey equipment to new hockey players. River Lakes Hockey has several clinics, programs, and opportunities for new skaters to give kids the opportunity to try hockey. For more information about River Lakes Stars Hockey, visit our website at www.riverlakeshockey.com.
Total Hockey and the Minnesota Wild Foundation are the signature supporters of Gear Up Minnesota! West Bend Insurance, Subway, Shock Doctor and Northwest Design also made significant contributions to the program. Because of this tremendous generosity, the 2013 Gear Up Minnesota! equipment grant program is granting a total of 366 sets of starter equipment for the 2013-14 season!
You have to find ’em!
School of Fish kids learn that fish like to live around “structure”. Structure includes things in and along the water that provide food and cover. Obviously, fish need to eat. However, because they are part of the lake or river’s “food chain”, they also need cover to use as hiding spots from bigger fish.
Things in the water like weeds, logs or fallen trees, and boat docks and lifts provide places fish like to live around because these places are often home to minnows and other baitfish that bigger fish can feed on. These places also provide hiding spots that fish can quickly dart under or along when even bigger predator fish come along.
Celebrate the end of the school year with a potential angler-to-be by fishing for free with a child 15 or younger, June 7-9, during Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said.
“This is a great opportunity to discover fishing,” said Mike Kurre, the DNR’s mentoring program coordinator. “Minnesotans 16 or older who take a child 15 or younger fishing don’t need a license that weekend. Opportunities for beginning anglers abound throughout Minnesota.”
Getting started is easy. A boat isn’t needed and there’s even loaner poles and tackle in some areas.
Approximately 20 Kimball Area High School students gathered out at the Kimball Rod and Gun Club Saturday, May 18, with Athletic Director Bruce Holmseth and KRG Club members to participate in a trap shooting experience. KAHS with MSHSL will begin a new high school league sport of co-ed trap shooting in the spring of 2014. Pictured are Will Spaulding, Mark Algren, Colten Czech, Ted Zipoy, Blane Tschida, Logan Schlueter, Isiah Ehlinger, and Hunter Davis. Photo courtesy Vanessa Schlueter.
The Clippers lost a 13-12 squeaker Sunday at home, in a good Central Valley League showdown with the Cold Spring Rockies. Behind a second-inning grand-slam home run by the Rockies, designated hitter Kirby TeBrake, the Cold Springers rallied for 6 total runs to finish the frame with a 6-0 commanding lead. But despite Watkins’ 8 fielding mishaps, they still managed 10 runs in the ensuing 3 innings. The Rockies answered with 4 more runs and held a 13-10 advantage heading into the bottom of the ninth. After rallying for 2 more runs in the ninth, the Rockies’ defense stiffened and quashed the Clippers’ hopes, sealing the 13-12 victory.
Clippers’ highlights: Adam Hiltner, 2 for 5, 2 runs scored, walk; Tyler Long, 4 for 6, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI; Dan Berg, 2 for 5,
2 runs scored, RBI; Miah Kramer, 2 for 4, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI; Mike Beier, 2 for 4, 4 RBI; Ryan Tri, 2 for 4, 2 runs scored, RBI; Bruce Geislinger, 0 for 2, run scored. Next up for the Clippers is Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m., when they take on the Express at Kimball.