Tricounty News

Watkins Clippers lose a heartbreaker at home

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.

EV men’s softball league needs teams Wednesdays, Thursdays

Eden Valley men’s softball league is looking for teams to play on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Call Cory at (320) 249-1976, if interested.


Mem. Softball Tournament July 27

The Second Annual Michael (Lody) Lodermeier Memorial Softball Tournament is planned for Saturday, July 27.

All teams are welcome. The tournament will be held at the Lindbergh Lions Recreational Complex Softball Fields (formerly known as Jaycee Park) at 8th Street and 2nd Avenue Southwest in Little Falls.


ATV Safety Training class May 19

South Haven Sportsman’s Club is sponsoring an ATV Safety Training class at noon Sunday, May 19, at the South Haven Fire Hall.

Call Norm at (320) 236-7448, or Jack at (320) 274-5748, if interested.

School of Fish

The Kimball Rod and Gun Club, Kimball Legion, Kimball Lions, and Kimball Fire Department are sponsoring a fishing class called the School of Fish. This class is targeted towards youth but adults can take the class as well. It will teach the fundamentals of fishing. This includes fish identification, shoreline fishing opportunities, and how to tie a knot. 

The class is $25 per student and includes a workbook, Northland Tackle Pack, Shakespeare Rod & Reel Set, T-Shirt, and a snack bag ($62 value). The class will be held after school, from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, May 9. If anyone is interested in signing up or volunteering, please contact Kimball Community Education (320) 398-7700, ext. 112 or Rob Kuechle (320) 492-5662.