Tricounty News

Jan. 25: Watkins Sportsmen’s Fishing Contest

The Watkins Sportsmen’s Club and the Watkins Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the 26th annual ice-fishing contest 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Clear lake in Watkins. The entry fee is $30 ($25 for raffle, $5 for fishing).

The super prize is a Polaris 500 Sportsmans 4X4; grand prize is $2,000 cash; first prize is $1,000 cash.

There will be more than $17,000 in prizes.

Competition is in four divisions: Bluegill, Crappie, Northern, and Walleye & Bass.

Limited to the first 1,000 tickets sold; buy tickets early. Last year was sold out.

Bring your own bait. Fish must be alive and fresh. Two lines per ticket. Decision of judges is final. State Game and Fish Laws apply. No lines, depth finders or cameras in water until 1 p.m. No alcohol on the ice.

For further information, call (320) 764-2980.

River Lakes boy Stars encounter big clouds

The River Lakes boys’ hockey team visited the Municipal Athletic Complex in St. Cloud Friday, Dec. 27, and Saturday, Dec. 28; for matchups with Monticello/Annandale-Maple Lake and St. Cloud Cathedral, respectively. MAML overpowered River Lakes, 8-3 and the Crusaders of Cathedral pounded the Stars, 8-1.
Monticello outshot the Stars by a 49-26 tally and St. Cloud Cathedral had 48 shots on goal to River Lakes’ 25.

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Stars’ hockey girls end 2013 with split

The River Lakes hockey girls spent Dec. 30, and New Year’s Eve on the ice at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine.  Looking good for two-thirds of the Achiever Academy contest, the Stars unfortunately also had to play the middle third, where they surrendered four of their opponents’ goals, and lost the decision to the Aces, 5-2. Shots on goal: 26-17, in favor of Achiever Academy.

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‘Its For The Kids’

“Its For The Kids” is the motto of Burg Golf Open (BGO), an annual charity event to raise funds for organizations and facilities that provide services for children. Organized by the children of Leo and Clara Schaefer Burg and dedicated to their memory, W-Burg-Golf-Open-029the 16th annual event in July, 2013, raised $20,000 for the second consecutive year. Harvey Burg and Bede Burg Schmidt are shown presenting this year’s donation to Kathryn Stolpman, manager of Catholic Charities Emergency Services and Lisa Drew, manager of Catholic Charities Share the Spirit Program.

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River Lakes’ hockey girls skate past Detroit Lakes

Pucks were flying off of the River Lakes hockey girls’ sticks Friday, Dec. 20, at the Paynesville Arena, as the Stars took a 5-1 victory, on a 50-9 shots on goal advantage.

First Period – Scoring: RVRLAK - Kooiman Goal (even strength) (Teal) 7:11; RVRLAK - Teal Goal (even strength) (Stanger, Kooiman) 7:42; RVRLAK - Ruter-Cogelow Goal (even strength) 12:36. Penalties: Ruter-Cogelow, RVRLAK (Interference, Minor, 2 min) 8:21. Goalie Changes: None.

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