Tricounty News

An all-American tradition

Two things have been Sunday traditions in small Minnesota communities for years: church and W-Church-and-baseballbaseball. On Sunday, May 18, St. Nicholas traveled to Luxemburg where the ball game is played in the shadows of St. Wendelin’s church. The Brewers beat the Nicks 2-0.
Staff photo by Mike Nistler.


Pearl Lake Men’s Softball

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Cold Spring shutout hands Express first loss of season

KIMBALL – Josh Porwoll and John Rossman combined for a nine-inning shutout to hand the previously undefeated Kimball Express their first loss of the season.

The Rockies claimed a 3-0 win as they improved their record to 3-0 and remain the only undefeated team in the league. Kimball falls to 2-1 in league play.

Cold Spring registered eight hits and was led by Jake Hennen who had two hits and two RBI. Kimball managed six hits, three by Brooks Marquardt.

Zach Dingmann took the loss for Kimball, pitching six innings. He walked one, struck out one and allowed all three runs. Andy Dingmann finished the game on the hill for Kimball throwing three hitless innings while striking out three.


Kimball Golf News May 15

The History of Kimball Golf Club – Part II – Organizing for Action 

How did a splendid rural golf course emerge to serve this tri-county area? Volunteers. No taxes. No grants. Just terrific volunteers from the Kimball and surrounding area organizing to make it happen.

Last week in this column we told the story, as recalled by Luvern Hinz in 2009, about how, in 1966, the 160 acre parcel on which to build the course was purchased from Albert Wyatt for $19,000, if the money could be raised. The organization that led to this purchase was created in 1963 by eight visionary men when they incorporated
Kimball Golf Club, Inc. The original 12 organizers were David Lang, E.E. Erickson, F.E. “Frunz” Dingmann, Luvern Hinz, Ronald Wenzel, Ronald Greely, Donald Pusc, Robert Jeppesen, Elmer Kaufman, C.P. Knaus, and Orlo Vincent.


Express top Clippers to stay perfect on the season

Under sunny skies with temperatures in the 50s, the Kimball Express kept its winning ways going early in the 2014 Central W-Putting-on-the-brakesValley League season with a 10-1 win over rivals Watkins in a game played at Kimball.

Starting pitcher Ben Johnson could do little wrong on the mound or at the plate as he not only picked up the win but he also stroked six hits in six plate appearances. Among Johnson’s hits were four singles and a pair of doubles. He drove in four of  Kimball’s runs.

Johnson, a hard-throwing right hander in his second year with the Express, pitched 4 1/3 innings before giving way to Andy Dingmann who pitched 3 2/3 innings. He was followed on the mound by Adam Beyer who pitched the final frame.

“I thought our middle infield played exceptional defense,” Express manager Tom Marquardt said of shortstop Jordan Joseph and second baseman Brian Marquardt. “They turned three double plays.”