From left to right, third row, are 1-Emily McCoy (H), 19-Shelby Teal (R), 40-Katarina Wilke (R), 25-Gabriella Wilke (R), 4-Rebecca Jimenez (P), and coach Dave Wilke. In second row are 16-Mikayla Timm (R), 17-Rachel Ginter (H), 11-Abigail Mooney (R), 12-Katelyn Parsons (R), 5-Alexandra Stahlberg (R), and 9-Sydney Caron (R). In first row are 15-Erin Salo (EVW), 3-McKayla Theisen (P), Lucca Rosemeier (R), 8-Kally Danzl (R), Esmae Heveron (R), 7-Veronica Wilson (EVW), and 13-Alyssa Meed (P). Not pictured are 14-Anna Wochnick (R), and 41-Sarah Suhr (EVW). Key for participating school is (P)-Paynesville; (R)-Richmond; (H)-Home School; and (EVW)-Eden Valley Watkins. Submitted photo.
The Watkins Clippers battled the Maple Lake Lakers Friday night, Aug. 23, at Irish Stadium, in Class C State Tournament action. Having earned a first-round bye, the Clippers fell short in the second round of the tourney, losing to the Lakers 9-2. Matt Geislinger pitched just over an inning and took the loss, giving up 4 runs on as many hits. He was relieved by Sacred Heart native Jeremy Hinderks, who went six innings and surrendered 5 runs on 7 hits. Bruce Geislinger mopped up, throwing an inning and giving up no runs. Maple Lake’s Mitch Wurm got the win.
With summer swiftly sliding away, as it is so wont to do, another high school sports term is upon us. Competition gets underway at the end of the month and all concerned are anxious to run, kick, and spike their way through the 2013 season.
“Monster” Mike Schultz enjoys summer. He’s really enjoying this summer.
Schultz won the gold medal in early August at the Adaptive Moto-X event at the ESPN Summer X-Games in Los Angeles.
Winning gold never gets old to Schultz who knew he had his work cut out for him at the ESPN games.
“I knew I would have some stiff competition so I built a practice track at home.”
Before the competition in practice at the event “a couple of the other guys looked strong,” Schultz said. “I knew I needed a good start and at the first corner I was in second place.”
Saturday, Aug. 10
By Tom Marquardt
The Cold Spring Rockies defeated the Kimball Express 5-4 in 11 innings. The Rockies got the scoring early with 2 runs in the second and third innings, jumping out to a 4-0 lead. The Express battled back getting 3 runs in the fifth on a long 3-run home run to left center off the bat of Ben Johnson, and eventually tied it at 4 in the top of the sixth inning. The game went scoreless until the Rockies pushed across a 2-out run in the bottom of the 11th inning. With the loss, it ended an Express run for a state tournament berth and its season.
Matt Dingmann started on the mound for the Express, relieved by Brooks Marquardt in the fifth, and Johnson in the sixth, taking the hard fought loss.
Offensively, the Express were led by Scott Marquardt 3-5, Brooks Marquardt 3-6, 2 B, 1 RBI and Johnson 1-6, 3R HR, 3 RBI.