Tricounty News

Chain of Lakes soccer competition has begun

Chain of Lakes boys’ soccer team

The Chain of Lakes boys’ soccer team started the past week with a 4-0 victory over the Sartell JV-1 team at Ampe Field in Paynesville Monday, Sept. 9. Scoring for the Roosters were Jordan Roos (Paynesville), Ben Friederichs (Paynesville) and two goals from Jose ‘Chilo’ Viera (ROCORI). Roos and Johnathan Ward (ROCORI) shared the goalkeeper duties for the shutout.W-erin-vs-minnewaska

The team then turned around and traveled to Melrose Thursday, Sept. 12, to face a tough Dutchmen team that had handled the Roosters easily the year before. The Roosters put out a defense-minded 5-4-1 formation and played the Dutchmen even for the first half and halfway through the second half. The Roosters had several chances to score, but just could not finish. On the other side, Roos made several major saves to keep the game tied. Then with 20 minutes left in the game the referee called COL for a foul in the penalty area, giving Melrose a penalty kick, which put them ahead 1-0. This changed the Roosters’ tactics who started to send more players forward in an attempt to tie the game. But near the end of the game, Melrose scored a twilight goal in the dusk to seal a 2-0 victory.


Hole in one in Kimball Sept. 22

A Hole in one has been reported from the Kimball Golf Club. Sunday, Sept. 22, Don Neisen of Watkins used a pitching wedge to make a 96-yard shot at hole #6.


Chain of Lakes soccer kicks off 2013 season Aug. 30

Chain of Lakes boys soccer

W-SOCCER-boys-vs-alexThe Chain of Lakes high school boys soccer team traveled to Glencoe Friday, Aug. 30, to kick off their 2013 season versus the Glencoe/Silver Lake Panthers varsity team. The Panthers proved to be stiff competition against the COL Roosters. Using the wind to their advantage in the first half, the Roosters pounded away at the Panthers goal, but were able to put only one ball into the net, scored by Ben Friederichs (Paynesville). Going into the second half with only a 1-0 lead and facing into the wind, the Roosters were able to keep up the pressure, eventually scoring two more goals, Trevor Meed (Paynesville) and Jose (Chilo) Viera each earning a goal. Jordan Roos (Paynesville) played three fourths of the game in goal with Trevon Mattson (ROCORI) finishing up in goal for the combined 3-0 shutout. The boys’ next home game is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, versus Minnewaska. All home games are free and you are invited out to watch and support the team.


Arc Midstate Second Annual Freaky 5K

Saturday, Oct. 5, Halloween-themed-family-friendly event for all ages and abilities is planned!

Schedule is:

• 8:30 a.m. 1-Mile Run/Walk

• 9 a.m. 5K-Run/Walk (timed)

• 9:45 a.m.  1K-Kids Fun Run

Awards will be given for the top male and top female finisher, and the best adult and kid costume!

The purpose of this event is for Arc Midstate to raise funds that enable us to continue our services to children and adults with developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, Autism, Asperger’s, Spina Bifida, Fragile X and other developmental disabilities and their families. All funds raised stay local!


Rockville Park & Nature Preserve Hunt

First turkey and deer hunt for people with disabilities

Applications now available

The application deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 1, for the first  turkey and deer hunt for people with disabilities in Stearns County’s newest park, Rockville Park & Nature Preserve. Applications can be obtained through the websites of Midwest Outdoors Unlimited www., or the Stearns County Parks Department, or by calling the park office (320)
255-6172. Applications can also be picked up at the park office located at Quarry Park, 1802 County Road 137 in Waite Park. Midwest Outdoors Unlimited will select three hunters for each of the hunts (turkey/deer) and supervise the hunts.