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First year head coach brings softball knowledge to Nicollet to compete at a high level in 2014

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LUCAS RYAN Staff Writer The Nicollet Softball looks to improve from last year’s record this season despite a wide variety in experience at the varsity level. The Raiders return just one senior, while four girls on the team are in seventh and eighth grade. Nicollet makes up for lack of experience with several strong leaders. The Raiders are captained by senior Sara Meurer and juniors Emily Ficscher and

Cassie Juberien. “I would consider us a fairly young team, although we do have some really big leaders,” Head Coach Brianne Ruedy said. Juberien is the starting catcher for the Raiders and leads the team with just under a .400 batting average. She brings a desire to work hard and get better, which are characteristics that tend to rub off on teammates. “(Juberien) has been a great leader. She is constantly staying after practice, bettering herself,

bettering anyone else that wants to get help,” Ruedy said. Meurer and Fischer are the top pitchers for Nicollet. The two alternate at pitcher and first base and will likely be on the mound for the majority of the innings for the Raiders. “We have been really big people on the mound, Ruedy said. “It’s really nice to have people that want to get out there that are confident in their ability. So those two are also really nice leaders and they also come through with some bats.” One important aspect that the first year head coach wants to focus on is creating a family environment that the players feel comfortable with each other on and off the field. “My biggest goal for them is to treat each other like a family,” Ruedy said. “I believe part of my coaching philosophy is, if you play with each other and treat each other like family, then you will play better on the field. Family members joke around with each other, but they also support each other, and that is really what I want to instill in them.” Ruedy wants this family environment on the team to extend to the athletes’ parents as well. “I also want to get family support with these gals. I was so lucky my parents were there every single game, did as much as they could with us and not everyone has that support, but I want parents to get involved just as much,” Ruedy said. “The more the parents show up I think the

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more the kids want to do well. Being a family is a really big goal of mine.” Ruedy brings in the knowledge she has gained through playing at Gustavus Adolphus College after getting her start at Waseca High School. “I think this season is going really well. A lot of these kids are incredibly coachable and I was really blessed with being able to participate in the Gustavus softball program as well as the Waseca high school pro-

gram and had coaches that I got to meet and learned a lot from,” Ruedy said. “So I can share my knowledge with these girls. It has really bloomed in a few of them and the more and more girls we get going with batting and drilling, the better they get. It has been really fun to watch them just soak up the knowledge.” There is one aspect of Minnesota softball that every team is

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Buccaneers flex youth in 2014 spring DEREK LAMBERT Staff Writer

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers have started their spring sport season despite a long Minnesota winter nearly prevented a typical length season. Out on the baseball dia-

mond, Bucs head coach Todd Schmidtke has led his squad to a solid start to the season, posting a 3-2 record through their first five games. Though at 0-2 in conference play and 0-1 against section opponents, the Bucs hope to make a statement in their last 14 games of the season and that they will be

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a competitor when section 3AA play begins. With seven seniors and six juniors on their roster, Blue Earth will rely on the leadership of their veterans to carry them into the postseason. The Buccaneers softball team has had a tougher start to their season. With a 0-7 start, the youth of the Bucs’ softball team is showing. Led by seniors Audrey McDonald, Bethany Olson and Ciara Olson, Blue Earth has five sophomores seeing varsity

time this season, so the future may be bright for this struggling team. Starting section 2AA play in less than a month, the Bucs have seven games and a tournament to close out their regular season in hopes of improving their record heading into the postseason. The Blue Earth golf teams have seen the effects of winter hamper their season the most, as both the boy and girl’s golf teams look to compete in their first meet this week. The track

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and field teams have also had their season altered by the weather, but is now starting to compete with True Team Sections coming up next week. The girl’s track team boasts an astonishing 26 middle school students on their roster, with the boy’s squad having ten middle school students, showing the future is bright for this team.


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Softball hot to hot start while LeSueur-Henderson's boys of summer struggle out of the gate DEREK LAMBERT Staff Writer The Bulldogs from Le SueurHenderson have enjoyed a nice start to their softball season, boasting a 3-1 record to begin the spring and sit in second place of the Minnesota River conference. Senior outfielder Veronica Sinell and senior infielder Aubin Bruns lead the way for the Bulldogs, who carry six sophomores on their roster to go along with two eighth graders and seventh

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grade pitcher Kelsey Berndt. LSH’s only loss of the season is to Norwood-Young America, who sits in first place of the Minnesota River conference with an undefeated 4-0 record. On the other side of the diamond, the boy’s baseball team hasn’t seen quite the success that the Bulldog girls have early on. The Bulldog baseball team has collected a 1-3 record through their first four games, including 1-1 in the Minnesota River conference. With 15 games re-

maining on their schedule, the Bulldogs have plenty of time to turn their season around, but perhaps they’re a season away from a winning year. Brady Rose is the only senior on the team, with 13 players returning next season, something head coach Rick Bruns has got to be happy about. With seven sophomores and a freshman playing on the varsity squad this season, the Bulldogs have a lot to look forward to over the next couple of seasons.

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Cougars look for all-around success in 2014 spring Mankato East has a lot going on during the spring and all programs are looking to see multiple winning records and deep trips into the state tournaments.

Photo Courtesy of SPX The cougars' boys tennis roster includes three seniors, four juniors, three sophomores, one freshman and one eighth grader.

LUKE CARLSON Staff Writer Now that the snow and ice are finally evaporated from the fields, tracks and courses in Mankato, the Mankato East spring athletic programs can finally get to work. And the Cougars bring forth an impressive lineup of young men and women in each of their spring sports, which include boys and girls golf, baseball, softball, boys and girls track and field and boys tennis. Last season, the Mankato East girls’ golf squad finished fifth at the Big 9 Conference meet

and sixth overall in the conference standings, yet did not have any All-Conference golfers last season. This spring looks to be a promising one though for the girls and head coach Aaron Anderson, as the team returns six senior letter winners from last year’s team. They include Caylin Steinberg, Caitlin Clause, Amanda Broman, Molly Manning, Emily Stengle and Alexis Just. Mankato East, along with Mankato West, will host the third annual Mankato Invitational at North Links Golf Course on May 10th. The conference meet will be at Owatonna Community College, which head coach An-

derson says is “a tough course to end the year with.” The team will be going from class AAA to class AA this year, and facing the likes of Fairmont, New Ulm and Belle Plaine. Anderson mentions that a switch to class AA should give his team a competitive advantage heading into the season. “We hope to improve on last year’s finish, with jumping to 4th place being a possibility,” Anderson said. The Cougars will have the added advantage of playing the first day of the section tournament back at North Links, before day two heads to New Prague Golf Course. Another team that is looking to add onto its success in recent years is the East boys’ golf team. Last year, the boys took seventh in the Big 9 conference and second in their section. Behind a team average shot score of 327, head coach Nathan Fuller exclaimed that it was their best season in the last five years. The Cougars return four varsity golfers from last season, including seniors Josh Sloniker and Bryce Milbrandt, junior Chris Sadaka and sophomore Carter Haley. Haley represented the boys’ team at the state meet last year. “Overall, I think it should be a great year for the Cougars… assuming we ever get outdoors!” Fuller said. This year’s Mankato East girls’ track and field team is getting ready for an exciting season. The size of the team this year is huge, with 118 athletes from grades 7-12 representing the squad. Of that large throng of athletes, three of the four captains

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from last year’s team return, having competed at the state meet at the end of last spring. These include seniors Alyson Enderle in the discus, Mishya Rowe in the 400 and Claire Ziegler in the discus and shot put. These seniors, along with standout senior Taylor Karge, are expected to be leaders and make huge contributions during meets. “Taylor brings a ton of experience in the high jump, triple jump, and the sprints,” head coach Neil Paarmann said. With their early season indoor meets already behind them, Paarman looks forward to an exciting outdoor season in the months ahead. Paarmann said that his team’s season goals are to repeat as Section True Team Champions and to return to the state meet to improve on last year’s seventh place finish. Paarmann says that he expects the girls to finish in the top three in the conference and send three or more athletes to the state individual meet. “The girls have been working hard through yet another crazy spring and can’t wait to be tested in these early outdoor meets!” Paarmann said. Jon Dierks, head coach of the Cougars Boys Track and Field team, says that the future of his team looks bright heading into this year’s competition. The boys currently have 75 athletes between grades 9-12, with 28 of

those being freshmen. The team also has 50 athletes from the junior high level, which is the most they’ve had in school history. “The freshmen and sophomore classes have a lot of talent as well, but our leaders this year come from the junior and senior classes,” Dierks said. Captains on the squad include seniors Nate Dreyer, Calvini Deike, and Mat Bornholdt, ands s junior Nic Seiler. Dierks said that this year’s0 team has a goal of placing in theA top three in the Big 9 confer-S ence and getting back to the Truet Team State Championship andt placing in the top five. Getting back over 50 total wins is also ae priority, after last season saw thea team drop to 35 wins, which ise only the second time in the lasts 15 years that the team failed to o reach 50 wins. Mankato East boys’ tennist placed fourth in the Big 9 lastp year and third in their section,S but this year they are hungryi for more. Mason Bultje, a seniorw who last year qualified for statep in singles competition and won his first round match there after ae posting a 22-3 record on the year,w T is back to lead the squad. Along with other top singlesw players like Dominic Cannellaf and Chris Liu, head coach Paulm Williams expects “a similar sea-o son as last year or maybe even ao little better since we only lost oneo t player to graduation.” A


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Programs turning for the better in Wells; golf team is very busy the teams in Wells are looking for turnaround seasons in 2014. JOEY DENTON Sports Editor After a 4-11 record and being knocked out of the postseason 21-1 to Mankato Loyola, the squad is off to a 1-6 start and is 0-3 in the Gopher Conference. After a rough year, the United South Central Rebels are looking to take steps in the right direction. “Season last year was what I expected as we were very young and didn’t have a lot of experience,” head coach Sue Summers said. The Rebels brought back a lot of players from the 2013 season that lettered and brought that experience to 2014. Junior Taylor Schulz showed a lot of resilience in her pitching last season and was one of Summer’s standout players. This season Summer possesses once again a very young team with no seniors and three juniors. The rest of the roster is filled out with five sophomores and four freshmen. Summer at the moment doesn’t have any captains on the team as she feels someone will earn the honor throughout the season. The juniors on the squad are Schulz, outfielder Alyssa Larson and first base-

man Felicia Mandler. Schulz has pitched in every game so far this season and owns a 1-6 record, and hitting and putting runs on the board have been problems for the Rebels this season. Their schedule isn’t going to get easier with Randolph, who is first in the Gopher standings, and Blooming Prairie, who is second, matchups coming fairly quickly. Randolph will make their way to Wells on May 5 with first pitch set at 5 p.m., and the Rebels head to Blooming Prairie on May 8 for another Gopher conference matchup. First pitch is at 4:30 p.m. The Rebels have had a rough go so far in 2014, but watch out as these girls continue to develop. “I see this team in another year being pretty tough,” Summer said. “We will take our lumps again this year some, but our future looks bright.” Coach Brad Huse heads the boys and girls golf teams, and both of his squads are young. For the boys, Seth Olson is the only senior and is joined with Nate Pederson as the only junior. The Rebels took a 422-330 victory over neighboring school AldenConger, and their next duel is on May 5 at Triton High School. In the same day, the team heads

to New Richland-H-E-G High School for another dual. The girls team also has one senior in Veronica Schindler and two juniors in Je-Seoung Park and Kyley Bullerman. They too took a victory against Alden-Conger, but they won 456-445. The team’s next home duel is on May 8 when Blue Earth Area comes to Wells. The experience heavy baseball team is off to a great start in 2014. Currently first in the Gopher standings, the Rebels own a 5-1 record and are on a fourgame winning streak, including wins over Medford (8-3), Faribault Academies (6-4), Blooming Prairie (9-2) and ML-GHECTruman (6-5). Head coach Pat Frank has six seniors on his 2014 roster, which include outfielders Walker Linde, Ashton Cain, Garrett Johnson and Cody Nelson and infielders Steven Voigt and Dylan Herman. The squad had quite the start last season, winning their first five games, and ended the season 12-6 and 8-3 in the conference. They had a remarkable 7-2 home record and they want to keep that up when the Randolph, who are second in the Gopher standings, comes to Wells on May 5. First pitch is a 5 p.m.

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Mankato West Scarlets excited for what 2014 has in store LUCAS RYAN Staff Writer The Mankato West softball team is proving that sometimes talent and practice can make up for lack of in-game experience. Despite returning just four players from the Big Nine Conference winners a year ago, the Mankato West softball team have kicked off their season with eight straight wins. “It’s hard to beat 6-0, but it is a completely new team this year

Looft earned all-conference honors last year after finishing the season with an over .400 batting average, while being consistent at third base. “She plays a great third base,” Krusemark said. Bre Black has jumped into the role as the No.1 pitcher after spending last season in a relief role. Svir has started on the varsity team since her freshman year and has started the season with a hot bat. Svir is batting just below .500 so far this season.

around.” Mankato West comes into the season with ambitious goals despite their young team, but after a 7-0 start to the season and a track record of success with the program, it would be a mistake to underestimate the Scarlets’ ability. “We want to win the conference. We would like to win the section and we would like to win the state. We have always said that,” Krusemark said. “So our goals are pretty high, even

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because we lost eight seniors off our team from last year and a lot of those seniors were two and three year letter winners.” Head Coach Don Krusemark said. The Scarlets are very young this year with three sophomores, three freshman and one eighth grader. Most of the newcomers on the team have gotten experience at the junior varsity level, but some C-squad players have also made the jump to varsity. “Being 6-0 can be attributed to their work ethic. I mean they are athletes, they are good players; they are just young. Making that transition to varsity softball is sometimes a big leap for some of them, but they don’t seem to be phased by it a whole lot,” Krusemark said. “We beat some good teams too. We feel pretty good where we are at right now.” The team will look to the four returning letter winners from last year to lead by example for the first year players on the team. Senior captains Callie Looft, Bre Black and Megan Svir as well as sophomore Lexi Schoper will be expected to contribute on the field as well as be leaders off the field.

The Scarlets will also return Schoper who earned All-State Honorable Mention honors pitching as a freshman last year. “(Schoper) has a sore elbow right now so has not seen any action this year as a pitcher, but is hitting over .400 and playing left field” A major focus during practice for the Cougars is situational baseball. Mankato East prides themselves as a good defensive team. This attention to detail on the defensive side of the ball is not always fun to practice, but the veteran coach believes it pays dividends later on in the season win the games are the most important. “Our philosophy is if the other team doesn’t score you can’t lose. We always take pride in playing pretty good defense. Not giving up big runs, big innings. We play good defense, get some solid pitching and get some timely hitting. That has been my philosophy for 14 years and it seems to work,” said Krusemark. “We spend a lot, a lot of time on defense. We do it over and over and the girls get sick of it, but they like it when the games come

though we are young, the girls we have, have played a lot of softball and have done quite well, so we set high goals.” Mankato East will likely see their toughest competition against Mankato East, Winona and Rochester schools according to Krusemark. The Scarlets have yet to play some of the stronger teams in the conference but were able to post a 5-4 win against cross-town rival Mankato East earlier this season. “It is a pretty evenly balanced conference this year, so it will be interesting,” Krusemark said. The Scarlets built a program where success has become standard and even with a young group of girls, there is still high expectations. Mankato West has won the Big Nine Conference 7 of the last 10 years, while making it to the section championship game last nine years. “We have got a lot of good result the last ten years. We don’t think they (the goals) are too high for them. We think it is achievable, but they got to work for it,” Krusemark said.

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All Saints spring sports look for successful seasons in 2014 LUKE CARLSON Staff Writer

Photo Courtesy of SPX The St. Peter softball team has struggled out of the gate, but there is still plenty of season left to turn the 2014 campaign around.

The Saints of St. Peter will be at it again this spring, as the ice and snow melt away and the grass dries out for another season of spring sports. St. Peter High School will feature the likes of adaptive bowling, baseball, softball, boys and girls’ track and field, boys and girls’ golf, and boys tennis. The St. Peter boys’ golf team is coached by Neil Doose, Sean Keating and Curt Rice. Doose says that he hopes to compete for the top two spots in the conference, especially with the likes of senior Cole Miller returning to the squad. Miller, in his fourth year on the varsity team, scored an average of 42 per nine holes, earned All-Conference honors, placed third in subsection 2AA and 13th in the section 2AA meet last year.. Miller is joined by other key players in senior Riley Wenner, who averaged 46 per nine holes, and junior Killian Bixby, who placed 27th in the last year’s section meet. As a team, the Saints finished 34-18 last year, good enough for fourth in the SCC

Conference, second in the south subsection 2AA and third in the section 2AA meet. With eight seniors departing the team last year, Doose said that it will be up to some of the younger players to fill in the gap. “We will need our returning golfers to continue to improve and will need a few of the younger kids to fill in if we hope to finish in the top two in our conference and subsection this year,” Doose said. Doose continued by saying that the Saints have been solid for quite a few years, sending golfers to state two of the last four years. “I believe we have a few individuals that can make it to that level again this year,” Doose said. “But we will have to work on our consistency, course management skills, and stay away from blow-up holes.”

Doose said that while the team’s numbers are down a bit this year so far, they will still have some great competition for spots on both the varsity and JV squads. Pat Klubben coaches the lady Saints girls’ golf team that finished 3-2, placing third in the conference, tied for third at the subsection meet and sent four individual golfers to the section meet last year. And with the team only sending off one senior at graduation last year, the girls are poised for a great spring. Returning letter winners include sophomore Zoey Barlett, who qualified for the section tournament, earned All-Conference honors and placed sixth at the SCC meet last year. Bartlett is followed by freshman Anna Amos, who also qualified for

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Be on the lookout for the spring programs at St. James JOEY DENTON Sports Editor St. James Area softball team is off to a decent start in 2014, winning three of their first seven matchups. First year head coach Samuel Baumgartner didn’t get to witness the ___ win season the Saints went through last season, but he saw that as a learning experience for them. “Many of the girls gained valuable experience at the Varsity level that will help them as they move up in age,” Baumgartner said. Baumgartner will have two exceptional hitters return to the diamond in junior Emily Bottem and junior catcher Lindzey Hanson. Bottem finished the 2013 season batting .460 in 50 at bats while Hanson finished with a .370 batting average in 46 at bats. The Saints have a good mix in age with just four seniors, five juniors, four sophomores and two freshmen rounding out the roster. According to coach Baumgartner, his squad is capable of competing at a high level offensively and defensively. Pitching has improved from the 2013 season, but they will need to be more consistent as the season goes on.

“I think the top of our line up is as good as anyone in the area,” Baugmartner said. We will need the bottom of the lineup to be productive as well. Defensively we have shown the ability to be consistent and make plays when needed.” The team didn’t circle any certain games on their schedule as they see every game is important to them on their quest to get better as a team, but personally coach Baumgartner noticed that on May 5 the team heads to Worthington where the coach spent his last 13 years as the head softball coach. First pitch for that game is 4:30 p.m. Overall, the team looks to have some talented players to build around; it’s just a matter of time before a South Central Conference title is in reach. “We have a great group of athletes that have worked hard to become better softball players,” Baumgartner said. “We are confident that the work will account for more wins, but more importantly, just becoming a cohesive team that will play hard and be competitive, regardless of the opponent.” The baseball team is off to a great start with a 4-1 record so far with wins over Waseca,

ML-GHEC-Truman, St. Clair and Mountain Lake Area. Head coach Jon Wilson’s roster is an experienced one with eight seniors and seven juniors. Their schedule gets turned up a notch as they take on Fairmont, who is currently second in the SCC, on May 8, then they head to the as of now king of the conference in New Ulm on May 12. The Fairmont game is set to start at 5:30 p.m., and first pitch for the New Ulm game is at 7:30 p.m. Steve Witcraft is a busy man this spring. He coaches both the boys and girls golf team at St. James. The boys’ team shows some promise with their experience. With four seniors and a freshman and an eighth grader, the Saints will have one season of high hopes before it would be time to build the two youngsters. For the girls, the roster consists of three seniors, three juniors, a sophomore and a freshman. Both teams are getting eager to start postseason play as the conference tournament is set to start on May 19 in Waseca. Currently, the boys' tennis team is 8-4 and is on a threematch winning streak, defeating Blue Earth Area 6-1, Stewartville 5-2 and Columbia Heights 5-2.

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Seasons starting to shine for Lake Crystal DEREK LAMBERT Staff Writer After losing the first two games of the season, the Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Knights baseball team has racked up five straight wins to bring their record to 5-2 on the year. Head coach John Madsen has his squad in fourth place of the Valley Conference standings

with 13 games remaining in the regular season, hoping to extend their winning streak into the Section 2A tournament. A balanced team, the Knights roster has six seniors on their team, along with nine returners for next season. If the Knights want any postseason success however, they’ll have to get by Mankato Loyola and Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton, who are an impressive 7-1. Both

teams compete with the Knights in the Valley Conference and in section 2A. The Knights softball team also got off to a rough start, but has been good as of late. After going 1-4 in their first five games, Lake Crystal has improved to a 4-5 record after winning three of their last four. At fifth place in the Valley Conference standings, the Knights hope to make a run over

Photo Courtesy of SPX The LCWM Knights are having a rough time being consistent as they won 19-0 one game and lose 7-17 two days later. The team is 4-5 so far.

Headed by John Madsen, the LCWM baseball team is 5-2 so far in 2014 as of April 29th.

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their last seven games heading into the Section 2A tournament. The softball Knights also carry six seniors in their lineup with seven players returning for next spring. Their biggest challenge

may be getting past Mankato Loyola, who is undefeated and in first place in the Valley Conference standings, and also play in section 2A.


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Hot start for Saint Mary's baseball squad field. The boy’s track and field team at Saint Mary’s had trouble finding athletes this year, but managed to gather a team with ten boys who came out for the team. Andy Steffl is the leader of this

Photo Courtesy of Chris Flores/Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch Head coach Bruce Woitas and the knights baseball team owns a 3-1 record as of April 29th.

DEREK LAMBERT Staff Writer The Sleepy Eye Saint Mary’s baseball team has been perfect so far this spring. With a 3-0 record, the Knights are in second place in the Tomahawk Conference standings behind 4-0 New Ulm Cathedral. A team that carries ten juniors in their lineup, the Knights compete in section 2A, where New Ulm Cathedral

looks to be the early favorite. The only regular season meeting between these two teams is next week, and it could carry serious weight in the conference standings. The girl Knights have also been very successful early on this spring. The Knights softball team is in first place of the Tomahawk conference with a 5-1 record. Their biggest rival is the 4-0-1 Indians from

Sleepy Eye Public High School, who are in second place in the Tomahawk conference. After defeating Minnesota Valley Lutheran in consecutive games of a doubleheader, the Knights are on a three-game winning streak heading into the second half of their schedule. Playing in section 2A, the Knights are the current favorite, but may have some competition in cross-town rivals Sleepy Eye Public and Spring-

team as the only senior on the squad. The girl’s track team had no such trouble, as they have 25 members on the team this year, including seven middle school students.

NICOLLET My biggest goal for them is to treat each other like a family," Ruedy said. "I believe part of my coaching philosophy is, if you play with each other and treat each other like family, then you will play better on the field. Family members joke around with each other, but they also support each other, and that is really what I want to instill in them.” continued from 3

forced to deal with—the weather. Teams were able to get outside this season earlier than a year ago, but the weather still plays a factor at this time of year. “We try to go outside as much as we can, wearing hats, gloves and mittens before it actually got nice out. I try and make them go out there as much as possible to get used to the cold, the wind, because you’re going to be playing those types of games,” Ruedy said. “They were really excited to get outside. They were done with the gym after week two. So as much as we could get outside we did.” The Raiders started the year 2-3, which is on pace to meet goals set for this season. Obviously every team wants to compete for a state championship, but Nicollet realize that an above .500 team would also be a successful season according to Ruedy.


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All programs at Sibley East looking for a better spring in 2014; Schultz takes over softball program JOEY DENTON Sports Editor An 8-10 overall record doesn’t show how much experience the Sibley East baseball team gained in 2013. “We were very young last year but gained a lot of varsity experience,” head coach Dan Tackmann said. Already off to a 4-2 start, the Wolverines are glad to have senior pitcher Brody Rodning back on the mound for 2014. Last season, the ace had a 4-1 record with 50 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched. “We feel that when Brody Rodning is on the mound, we should have a good chance for success,” Tackmann said. One of the biggest matchups the Wolverines will have will be featured on May 12 with a doubleheader against Belle Plaine at home. Their last regular season game of 2014 is on May 20 against Saint Clair. Even though the weather hasn’t been up to everyone’s standards, the Sibley East girls’ track and field team is just hoping they will have more practices outdoors than indoors this season. “Our season went well with the exception of the weather. Last year we practiced more indoors than we did outdoors. This posed an interesting challenge since we had several injuries and ailments due to the hard unforgiving surface of hallways and gymnasiums,” head coach Jill Warzecha said. “We did the best we could to boost morale and condition in a safe manner. We reserved the swimming pool to alleviate the strain of muscles and did some strength training.” Last season, the highlight

was watching Megan Eckberg at the state meet. After winning the section meet in the 100 M hurdles with her personal best of 15.61. At the state meet, she finished fourth. In 2014, the team is on a “Eckberg watch”, waiting for her to break the school record of 15.4. This season’s team is pretty young, yet talented. The Wolverines are also pushing for numbers, especially since Sibley East is a pretty small school. “We are a young team with many junior high athletes that are in the process of gaining valuable experience,” Warzecha said. “They will be tough in the future. We do not have a large squad, which poses a problem filling events.” The softball team has eight returning letter winners and is off to a 0-3 start in 2014. The Wolverines have five key players returning for more softball action in 2014. Senior shortstop Kim Kurtzweg was one of the Wolverines’ top batters in 2013. While leading the squad in stolen bases, Kurtzweg was a vital part on the offensive side of the game. “We will also need her leadership on the field as well,” Warzecha said. Junior infielder/outfielder Breann Walsh was their leader offensively in 2013. Even though she played great in center field last season, Warzecha wants to bring her athletic ability to infield. Junior Shelby Voight will continue to be a will behind the plate this spring. Junior third baseman Paige Nelson was a great leader and infielder for the Wolverines, even as a lowerclassman.

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The Wolverines of Sibley East are off to a great start, winning four of their first six games. They finished the 2013 season 8-10.

“Paige is a great leader on the softball field,” Warzecha said. “We will look for her to lead the Wolverines again this season.” The Wolverines had one ace on the staff and she is now a junior and ready to resume her role in 2014. Coach Warzecha’s expectations are pretty obtainable for the first year coach. “We have a good portion of our team back from last season. With the help of some of our younger players we should improve on our record from last season. I have seen a lot of desire in our athletes over the last two weeks of practice,” Warzecha said. “If we can get our bats

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going and bring our intense work ethic from the gym on to the field we should be as tough as most teams around us.” As mentioned before, Warzecha has had experience with the Sibley East squad, but this is the first season as a coach. “I am very excited to take over the responsibilities of the Sibley East Softball program. Rod has done a tremendous job the past few seasons and my coaching staff and I will hopefully continue to build a successful program,” Warzecha said.

s The rest of the schedule willl have some obstacles, especiallyt when the squad heads to LeK Sueur-Henderson on May 5. Firste pitch for that matchup is 5 p.m. a The boys' golf team possess-n es three seniors, one junior andM five sophomores on the roster inV 2014. Their next duel is on May 2a at the Winthrop Country Club to p take on G-F-W. The girls' golf team is on thea other side, playing without a se-s nior on the roster. They havec two juniors and two seventh and f eighth graders. a w c C


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Crusaders track and field squads look use young talent in 2014 JOEY DENTON Sports Editor

Both Mankato Loyola girls and boys track team suffered some losses to graduation, but they still possess talent that could either make it or return to the state meet on June 6. “Last season was a very good season for us,” head coach Dale Compton said. “We graduated quite a few seniors from the year before, and we were still able to put together some very nice meets.” The boys’ team took one athlete to the state meet last year in Bryce Omtvedt. He was a senior last year and was named the only all-state athlete on the boys’ team, running in the 800 open. As a team, the Crusaders finished second in the Section True Team meet and took third place in the Valley Conference. As for the girls, they finished second in the Valley Conference last year and sent two relay teams to state. The 4X800 consisting of Kyla Haas, Eaden Javens, Danielle Vetter and Katerina Vetter and the 4X400 squad with Britney Fletcher, Danielle Vetter, Mary Ninneman and Katerina Vetter both qualified for state and all earned all-state honors. Now it’s 2014 and both squads possess a lot of young athletes and coach Compton is excited to see how much these youngsters can develop this season. “We lost some key seniors from last year’s team, but we are looking forward to seeing what some of our new athletes can bring to the team this year,” Compton said. “There are a num-

ber of young athletes who we are going to be using to fill spots this season. We added a few new girls this year and are excited to see where they can help our team.” On the boy’s team, the throwing events are where the Crusaders possess the most experience, as all three top throwers with senior Jordan Phillips and juniors Matt Archer and Charlie Lena all returning to throwing pit. Long distance runners Wyatt Elmer and Landon Javens both competed in the state cross country meet this past fall and both plan on adding some excitement to the long distance races on the track this spring. The girl’s squad is looking for some depth in 2014, and according to Compton, the team has a lot of have a number of quality athletes but will there be enough to fill all of the spots? Two athletes to keep an eye out for are sophomore Katerina Vetter and junior Mary Ninneman. Even though the teams have already competed at Blooming Prarie, which is one of Compton’s favorite meets, the Crusaders are getting ready for sections and finish their 2014 campaign strong. “This is a great group of athletes. They come to practice everyday willing to work hard and they bring great attitudes everyday,” Compton said. “It makes my job as a coach that much better knowing I have a great group to work with.” It would be an understatement to say that the softball team started their 2014 hot. In their first four games, which were all wins, the Crusaders blew out their op-

ponents 83-12; including a wopping 33-0 win over G-H-EC/ Martin Luther. Head coach Kari Koester has four seniors on her squad in third baseman Aunikah Bastian, pitcher Jordyn Strachan, outfielder Jordyn Theuninck and pitcher Katie Homan. The team’s next competition is actually today as they compete against Martin County West, who is in second place in the Valley conference. The first pitch is set for 5 p.m. at Mankato Loyola High School. Their last game of the season is against Jordan at home on May 19 at 4:30 p.m. The baseball team isn’t averaging more than 20 runs a game like the softball team, but they are getting the job done early on this 2014 season. After finishing the season 13-8 overall with a 7-5 record in the Valley conference last season, the boys are off to a 4-1 start, scoring at least 10 runs in their four victories. This Loyola team has a lot of upperclassmen with two seniors and 10 juniors. Head coach Nathan Clark’s seniors are catcher Shane Sellner and outfielder Mark Kortuem. As the Crusaders sit in first place in the Valley conference with a 3-0 record as of last Saturday, they look to take on second place Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton High School on May 8 at Franklin Rogers Park. First pitch is at 5 p.m. The boy’s tennis team, which is teamed up with Mankato East, is off to a good start here in 2014. With a 5-2 record, the Crusaders are on a four-match winning streak, including wins over New Ulm, Waseca, New Prague and Austin High School.

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Seniors Griffin Bibbs and Mason Bultje and the team is looking forward to the Big 9 conference tournament at the Rochester Out-

door Tennis Center on May 10. The tourney starts at 9 a.m.


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Cardinals baseball look for SCC title no. 2 Headed by Todd Sukalski, the baseball squad is trying to return to contend for their second-consecutive South Central Conference championship. JOEY DENTON Sports Editor The Fairmont baseball team is looking to capitalize on an impressive 2013 season here in 2014. After a 22-3 record and South Central Conference title, the Cardinals are looking to repeat, even though the competition in the SCC is fierce. “We expect to compete again for the conference and section titles again, but know that there are other good teams in our Conference like New Ulm, St. Peter, and St. James,” head coach Todd Sukalski said. After seven games, the

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Cardinals are off to a 6-1 start and have won their last six games, which includes defeating Mountain Lake Area 9-3, Martin County West 4-2, Saint James Area 2-1, Saint Peter 10-2 and Jackson County Central 14-3 and 11-6.

The roster is filled with two seniors, middle infielder/pitcher Luke Becker and third baseman/ pitcher Jay Ruen, nine juniors and five sophomores. Becker and Ruen were among some of the key returners from the 2013 season. Becker batted .470 and pitched his way to a 3-0 record with a 2.23 ERA while Ruen finished the season with a .246 batting average and pitched for a 2-0 record with a 3.23 ERA. Junior shortstop/pitcher Spencer Chirpich was the Cardinals’ ace in 2013 with a 5-1 record and an unprecedented 1.12 ERA. Let’s not forget he also finished the season batting .372. New Ulm and Marshall, who are highly regarded as two of the top SCC teams, are placed near the end of the season for the Cardinals. On May 5, the Cardinals head to New Ulm, and then on May 9 Marshall makes their way to Fairmont. The New Ulm game’s first pitch is slated at 4:30 p.m. while the Marshall game is at 5 p.m. The softball team is off to a 3-2 start, winning their last three games, including dismantling Mountain Lake Area 17-3 and Saint James Area 15-6. Head coach Terry Ehlert’s roster possesses experience, featuring 10 seniors and one junior. On April 10, New Ulm crushed the Cardinals 12-0, but the Cardinals will get a chance to redeem themselves as New Ulm comes to Fairmont for round two on May 9 at 5:30 p.m. Currently, New

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Ulm is first in the SCC with a 3-0 conference record. John Korsmo has been a busy man this spring being the head coach for both the boys and girls’ golf team in Fairmont. His boys’ team features four seniors (Cole Huinker, Derrick Hohensee, Mitch Pfingsten and Nick Roggow) and two juniors in Joe Nordquist and Sam Havnen to round out the upperclassmen. The girls’ team doesn’t have one senior but has two juniors in

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Emily Kim and Lexi Johnson. Both teams are getting anxious for the SCC Tournament taking place in Waseca on May 20. The Fairmont boys’ tennis squad is at the 2-3 mark with a 4-3 win over Saint James and a 7-0 victory over Faribault. Mixed with different ages and experience levels, the Cardinals only have one senior in Calvin King on the squad. Their last regular season duel is on May 12 against Worthington at 4:30 p.m.


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New Ulm Public possesses experience heavy boys' golf squad; all teams ready to go

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With five players playing at least their fourth year at the varsity level, the New Ulm boy’s golf team are looking to be among the best in their section. New Ulm’s team has three seniors that have played varsity since at least their freshman year, while two juniors have played since their eighth grade year. The Eagles bring back a total of 10 years of varsity experience from Seniors Matt Saffert and Schmitz, who have been 2 playing since they were seventh . graders. “I have a very veteran, consistent team,” head coach Dan Janke said. “Kelton Schmitz is my top golfer. The rest of my team is very consistent. They all averaged last year between 41.0 and 41.9 is what their season averages came in for the rest of the guys.” The past experience should allow the team to be more comfortable playing varsity rounds and dealing with the spring conditions early in the season. These guys have all been in here be for and should be able to use their past experience to their advantage. “They all have been playing varsity and have a lot of varsity rounds in them already. They are not new to it. They have all been here before and they are ready to jump in,” Janke said. “I think a couple guys have poked themselves up in front of the pack, but they are all the type of guys that will shoot low one day and shoot decent the next day.” The majority of guys on the team have played together for several years now and have a good team chemistry. “It is a pretty tight group. Kelton (Schmitz) is the leader of the group, but other than that

they are all buddies and all hang out on the course,” Janke said. Schmitz developed his short game at a very young age and has used that to his advantage since he was playing as a seventh grader. He also has mental toughness that allows him to not let one bad hole affect his play on the rest of the round. “He knows if he hits a bad shot he will make up for it with his short game, or he will make up for it with a birdy on the next whole. His short game is his strength. He built a little golf course in his yard so he has been chipping in his yard since he was really little,” Janke said. “Playing as a seventh grader on varsity,

they are hitting the green in two, but he is sticking it closer than their putts when he chips. That has always been his strength.” This experience and proven consistency in the past should help the Eagles to be one of the frontrunners in the conference, but their section should be more competitive. “We should we do very well in conference. We are probably the favorite in the South Central Conference again. Section we just switched over to Section 2AA,” Janke said. “The section now includes Marshall, which is a big power house. That’s our goal I guess; to match up to them in section play.”

The Eagles compete against Marshall about five times a year, which should give them a good idea of what they will need to do to match up against Marshall. The Eagles opened the season with a third-place showing at the Marshall Invitational Saturday April 12. Schimtz led New Ulm in the invite with a fourth-place finish after carding a 74. “We shoot a 316, which is a great score for us, especially this time of year, but Marshall and Mankato East played a bit better,” Janke said. Janke works with each golfer individually to work on specific things can be unique to one player. The mental game is one of the biggest areas of focus for the Eagles. “I work with them individually. Therefore I have got a couple kids that really need to calm it down and they can’t take some big risks or it rattles them,” Janke

said. “I got a couple guys that I know they can take a few risks and try to hit some more riskier shots, because if it doesn’t work, they will get out of trouble and it won’t rattle them to the next hole either if they get a bad hole in there.” “As far as the mental aspect and how we approach the game is very individualized to our guys. Other than that it is the consistent, down the middle, on the green,” Janke said. One difficult aspect about spring golf in Minnesota is the difficult playing conditions and lack of practice time at the course prior to competition. The New Ulm County Club recently started to be open regularly, but the rainy spring weather still limits the practice time. The golfers are forced out in

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Slow start for Bucs, but teams finding a spark of late

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DEREK LAMBERT Staff Writer The Buccaneers from Watertown-Elysian-Mor ristown haven’t gotten off to the start they’d like to on the baseball diamond, but it hasn’t been all bad either. At 2-2, the Bucs sit tied for third in the Gopher Conference standings, and even handed first place United South Central their only loss of the season to date. Though they will meet again

once more in the regular season, they play in separate sections with the Buccaneers in 2AA and USC in section 2A. The Bucs softball team also didn’t get their ideal start. The girls’ softball team at WEM started out 0-3 while being outscored 24-5 over the course of those games, but got in the win column last week with a 10-0 win over JanesvilleWaldorf-Pemberton. The biggest challenge for the Bucs will be getting past conference and sec-

tion opponent Randolph, who at 4-1 have outscored their opponents 55-11 while cruising to the top of the Gopher conference. The boys’ track team is an interesting squad, as Jakob Wolff is the only senior on the team, with 10 eighth graders and five freshmen on the squad. With the youth of their team, the Bucs could make some serious noise in section 2A over the next few years. The girls’ track team is also very young, with 14 freshman and five middle school students.

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All-Conference honors alongside Bartlett. “Anna has the ability to shoot in the 80’s, which could give her a chance to contend for a spot in the state tournament,” Klubben said. Other leaders on the team include junior Sarah Bjorklund and sophomores Maggie Conlon and Skyler Hochstein. There are also eighth graders Zoe Haugen and Miranda Bresnahan returning with a year of experience, as well as four newcomers in seventh graders Amelia Wernsing and Anja Dulin, eighth grader Kennady Legg and freshman Ali Sanquist. Klubben hopes to see the team get better as the season goes on and see the team play its best golf by season’s end. “Our girls are young and will make mistakes early, so if we can learn from those mistakes and make corrections, we could have a very exciting year,” Klubben said. Another St. Peter team ready to finally make its presence felt this year is the Saints softball squad, coached by Heidi Niemeyer. Niemeyer is starting her first year ever as the head coach of the St. Peter softball team after being an assistant coach for 14 years with the same team. Niemeyer is joined by first year coaches Sara Beyer and Amanda McCabe, and longtime St. Peter coach Tom Witty, who has been in the SPHS program for 17 years. Key players for the softball team include senior pitcher Carolyn Conlon, who batted .431 last season and had 74 strikeouts with only 14 walks and a 2.36 ERA. Senior infielder Magi Card returns with a .341 batting average from last season and a versatility in the infield that is vital to her team’s success. “I feel she will step up and fill the shoes of her sister, Molly, as one of our strongest hitters this season,” Niemeyer said. Other key returnees are sophomore utility player Sidney Welp and sophomore outfielders Emily Carpenter and Jaide Fonde. “We have our sights set high this year,” Niemeyer said. “Our win against Maple River last year and making it all the way to the section championship will be fueling our mindset this season.”

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Tri-City United's boys of summer look to end 2014 season strong LUCAS RYAN Staff Writer Its not how you start, it is how you finish. The Tri-City United baseball team has opened their season with three straight losses, but in the playoffs your regular season record is meaningless. It can be challenging to be playing at your best ball early in the season in Minnesota. It is more about trying to get your team where it needs to before trying to make a run in the playoffs. “We want to be playing our best ball at the end of May. We just want to make sure that each week we are playing better than the week before,” head coach Bruce Davis said. “It is going to come a point where we play a lot of games in a short amount of time; with our pitchers we are not going to sacrifice a win in the playoffs for maybe one or two more wins in the regular season.” Despite three straight losses, Davis has seen some good things from his team. The Titians opened their season against the Minnesota River Conference

State Tournament representative from a year ago, Watertown-Mayer. The Titans could not score after having the base loaded with no outs in the sixth inning and ended up losing in the eighth inning after giving up three-straight infield ground balls. The Titians lost 15-5 against St. Peter in the second game of the season. In the game TCU recorded more errors than hits. In their third game, TCU the lost 2-1 to the conference leaders Belle Plaine but showed a lot of improvement. “I don’t feel bad about that game (against Belle Plaine). I mean it was a good game. We didn’t beat our self. Two kids pitched great and they just got one more hit than we did at a key time. I can live with that one,” said Davis. “I think we have something to build off of there.” We are five or six weeks into the baseball season, but with this weather most teams have played just four games. TCU will try to use their above average pitching to their advantage this year. “I don’t have a lot of pitching,

but the pitching I have I believe is above average. Our senior Ted Christian was All-Conference last year and undefeated in the conference. He has pitched very well this year.” Sophomore Trevor Smisek is off to a great start in his second year on varsity as well. “Trevor Smisek has been just dominate. Against Belle Plaine, a seven inning game he pitched, 74 pitches, 55 strikes,” Davis said. “He has been doing everything he can to give us a chance to win and too bad for both of those guys.” Cole Pint completes the Titians three man rotation. Pint has not got many innings in yet, but will need to contribute later in the season when TCU will play four or five games per week. “If you got three strong pitchers, you just need to play defense behind them and the runs will take care of themselves,” Davis said. TCU has a fairly experienced team and should be able to get some hits from several guys. For the Titians, Davis wants to his team to focus on the little nu-

ances of the game, like watching a pitchers routine for a tell, or making the right plays in the field. “Those things that must people that sit and watch the game don’t understand, but those things are huge to win a game. Learning the little things within the game that are going to win us that 2-1 game or the 5-3 extra inning game,” Davis said. The goal the next couple weeks for TCU will be to establish their starting line up into the playoffs. To represent the Tomahawk Conference at the State Tournament the Titians will need to improve throughout the season, but with the majority of games still to come, players will have plenty of time to clean up their game. “It is easier to win the section than to win the conference. To win the section you have to win about five games. To win the conference it is a four week kind of marathon. It’s great if we win the conference, but that will take care of itself. We just want to be getting better each week.”

NEW ULM PUBLIC continued from 15 cold and wet conditions, which usually cause some higher scores earlier in the year. The ball does not carry as well in the air and is dramatically slowed down when it gets to the ground. The greens are also very slow and make it tough to read the line of the putt. “It is a little bit more of a control game, staying out of trouble. Cause you’re going to lose a few yards here and there, and the ball is not going to roll as nice up the fairways. So it is a matter of trying to stay out of trouble for the earlier part (of the year), and you can make up for it when the weather is a little bit different and that ball carries a little bit more.”


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Programs on the rise in Sleepy Eye LUKE CARLSON Staff Writer The Sleepy Eye Indians are a small high school in Sleepy Eye, Minn. that boast a small but proud lineup of spring sport teams, including baseball, softball, boys and girls track and field, and boys and girls golf. Among the teams that are hoping the weather will cooperate this spring in time for the start of the season is the Sleep Eye baseball team, coached by Aaron Nesvold. Last year, the Indians finished 7-9 which was a huge improvement over the year previous when the team didn’t win a single game, going 0-19. But Nesvold sees good things to come out of this year’s group of athletes. “I see good things coming from this year’s group and we will continue building off our successes from last year,” Nesvold said. The Indians’ top players will include senior first baseman/ pitcher Sam Hirschboeck, junior outfielder/pitcher Matt Berkner and sophomore infielder/pitcher Dylan Klein. Nesvold said that “these three players will need to have success on the mound and at the plate for us to increase our wins from last year.” The Indians have only lost three athletes to graduation from last year and hope to continue an upward trend with their ball club. “We are returning a lot of kids with experience. But with that said, we will only have three seniors and one junior on the team,” Nesvold said. The team does however have underclassmen with experience on the baseball field. Sleepy Eye has four sophomores with varsity experience. “As you can tell, we will be young again. But these kids are ready for another year of ball,” Nesvold said. The Indians’ softball team is

coached by Tim Hoffmann and is represented on the diamond by almost all upperclassmen. Seniors leading the club include outfielder Sammy Villanueva, pitcher Carly Jensen, catcher Jordyn Domeier and infielder Jamie Fischer. The seniors are followed up by four juniors that include outfielders Marissa Martinez, Jamie Wells, and Bethany Seifert and pitcher McKayla Ahlrich. Sleepy Eye softball squad also carries three sophomores that are key contributors. They include outfielder Natalie Stevens, pitcher Kalyn Haas and infielder Josie Scheiffert. The ladies are already off to an impressive start, winning their first three games of the year against the likes of Tomahawk Conference foes Minnesota Valley Lutheran, G-F-W and Comfrey/Cedar Mt. Rockets. The ladies will compete for a chance to compete in the state tournament of softball on June 5th and 6th, which is hosted at Caswell Park in North Mankato. Sleepy Eye Public joins with St. Mary’s High School to form a cooperative sponsorship called the Sleep Eye United boys and girls track and field team. The team boasts an impressive 35-athlete roster, which is made up of boys and girls, the majority of which (25) are girls. The Indians are coached by Kris Bloedel, with Jaci Carr and Jerry Neubuer contributing as assistant coaches. Just like the softball team, the Indians track and field team is also a part of the Tomahawk Conference, with Springfield/ Cedar Mt. Rockets, Minnesota Valley Lutheran, Wabasso and G-F-W being the other teams vying for the number one spot. The state tournament will be held on June 6th and 7th at Hamline University in St. Paul. One other boys and girls coop that Sleepy Eye Public is hoping will have a great season is the boys and girls golf team. This

Photo Courtesy of Chris Flores/Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch As of April 29, the Indians softball team owns a 5-0-1 record with four wins in the Tomahawk Conference.

young squad, coached by Kaleb Walter, Earle Stevemer and Trent Weicherding, is poised to see what it can do with a roster full of inexperience, especially on the boys’ side. Whereas the girls are represented by a small group of two seniors, one junior, one sophomore and one freshman, the boys are more numerous at 16 athletes. But despite their numbers, the boys only return three upper classmen in one senior and two juniors. The rest of the team is made up of two sophomores, five freshmen, four eighth graders and one seventh grader. It will be up to the team working as one to overcome the inexperience present and to learn from the mistakes that are made along the way. The state tournament for the Indians is on June 10th and 11th at Pebble Creek (1A), Sand Creek (2A) and Bunker Hills (3A).

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New Ulm Cathedral baseball sitting well in 2014 Despite a slow start with practice due to the winter weather, the Greyhounds baseball team is off to a 4-0 start for their 2014 campaign. (“Hoffman) is not an over powering pitcher. He of a contact control type pitcher and I think that is extremely important in our scheme of things,” Weier said. “As far Nate (Palmer) goes, I think he is quite a competitor... He loves to play the game and I think he is pretty good at a lot of baseball skills. He is a decent pitcher. He has got a good arm from the outfield. He is a very dependable ball player.” New Ulm Cathedral wants to compete with Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's and Springfield for the conference championship but is more concerned about getting a top-four seed in the playoffs. “Our goal is to push those two teams. Our goal is to play them tough and if we play them tough and play them good and get the key hit and get a good pitching

performance, I think we will have opportunities to beat those teams,” Weier said. “Once the playoffs start our goal is to get in the top four seeds. That assures us at least a couple of home games in the playoffs before we go to a neutral field.” Hard work and the desire to improve are qualities not every athlete possesses, however this team seems to want to put that extra effort. “They seem like a group of kids that want to excel. The few times that we have been outside we have had some very nice outside practices. They put an effort into it and I compliment them on that. In the end that will make a difference as to how successful we are.”

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LUCAS RYAN Staff Writer The New Ulm Cathedral baseball team is prone to be among the top teams in the Tomahawk Conference this season. The Greyhounds have started the season with four straight wins and are currently outperforming preseason expectations. It is not easy for a baseball team to jump right into games without spending much time outside practicing. Typically there are more unforced mistakes early in the season, but the Greyhounds have looked good in the first four games this season. New Ulm Cathedral is 4-0 but has not yet played against tougher competition. “I think we have played quite well,” head coach Bob Weier said. “We played probably two of the lower teams and a team that will probably end up in the middle of the conference. But it is a good start for us.” One area of focus for New Ulm Cathedral is getting plate appearances. The team had a chance to do that against Wabasso after earning a 14-4 win in six innings, but will get the majority of their bats in the later portion of the season. “We got our feet wet and the other night we had a game against Wabasso,” Weier said.

“The thing I was pleased about was our kids got a lot of game at bats; and I think right now that is the key to our season. Our kids need to get game at bats and obviously they will come as the games come.” Weier has been happy with what he has seen from the team offensively, although their hitting has come and gone at times. “We have scored a number of runs, but I am pleased with our plate appearances,” Weier said. “I think we have had quality at bats. We are working the count in their favor. If they fall behind in the count I think they have had good at bats as far as battling the pitcher and making him throw pitches.” The Greyhounds have had consistent play defensively, which is not always easy for teams to do early in the season with a young team. New Ulm Cathedral features four sophomores in the starting lineup. However there were only two starters from last year that graduated, so the Greyhounds do have the majority of their team returning. “Defensively I think we have played quite well for the limited number of outdoor practices that we have had,” Weier said. “Going into the season I was quite concerned about our defense because we are quite young. I think we have committed three

errors in four games. I think at this junction of the season that is excellent performance. So I am well pleased with our defense.” Pitching depth was one of the concerns entering the season for the Greyhounds, but their pitching has been among their strongest areas, according to Weier. “I am pleased with our pitching. We are not walking a lot of batters and things like that so we are not giving up free bases right now. Those are the two things that I have been pleased with,” Weier said. Senior captains Russ Hoffman and Nate Palmer have provided leadership for the younger players as well as become reliable players in games. We place a lot of emphasis as far as leadership goes on our seniors. Our captains both started last year as juniors on the varsity, so this is their last time around and they want to do well.” Weier said. “They want the team to do well, and they are providing that attitude that it is time to take this serious. We place a lot of responsibility on their shoulders and thus far they have responded.” Hoffman plays both first base and pitcher while Palmer is a pitcher and plays in the outfield. The two are consistent pitchers that can give this team a chance to win when they are on the mound.

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AREA HIGH SCHOOL REMAINING SCHEDULES | BASEBALL BLUE EARTH AREA MANKATO LOYOLA 4/29/14 5:30 PM Waseca AWAY 4/29/14 5:00 PM Martin County West AWAY 5/2/14 5:30 PM Saint James Area HOME 5/1/14 5:00 PM Nicollet HOME 5/3/14 10:00 AM Windom Area AWAY 5/3/14 11:00 AM Jordan AWAY 5/6/14 5:30 PM St. Peter AWAY 5/6/14 4:30 PM St. Clair AWAY 5/8/14 5:30 PM New Ulm AWAY 5/8/14 5:00 PM J-W-P HOME 5/10/14 11:00 AM W-E-M AWAY 5/9/14 5:00 PM New Richland-H-E-G AWAY 5/12/14 4:15 PM ML-GHEC-Truman AWAY 5/10/14 9:00 AM Cleveland HOME 5/13/14 5:30 PM Fairmont AWAY 5/13/14 5:00 PM ML-GHEC-Truman HOME 5/15/14 5:30 PM Waseca HOME 5/16/14 5:00 PM New Ulm Cathedral AWAY 5/16/14 4:30 PM United South Central HOME 5/17/14 11:00 AM Waseca HOME 5/20/14 5:30 PM Saint James Area AWAY 5/19/14 5:00 PM United South Central HOME CLEVELAND 5/1/14 4:30 PM ML-GHEC-Truman AWAY 5/6/14 5:00 PM Alden-Conger AWAY 5/10/14 9:00 AM Mankato Loyola AWAY 5/13/14 5:00 PM Nicollet HOME 5/16/14 5:00 PM Medford AWAY FAIRMONT 4/29/14 5:30 PM St. Peter AWAY 5/1/14 5:30 PM Waseca HOME 5/3/14 10:00 AM Adrian AWAY 5/3/14 12:00 PM Windom Area AWAY 5/5/14 4:30 PM New Ulm AWAY 5/8/14 5:30 PM Saint James Area AWAY 5/9/14 5:00 PM Marshall HOME 5/12/14 5:00 PM Worthington AWAY 5/13/14 5:30 PM Blue Earth Area HOME 5/16/14 5:00 PM LC-WM AWAY 5/20/14 5:30 PM Waseca AWAY MANKATO WEST LAKE CRYSTAL/WELLCOME-MEMORIAL 5/1/14 5:00 PM Austin AWAY 4/29/14 5:00 PM ML-GHEC-Truman HOME 5/3/14 12:00 PM Winona HOME 5/1/14 5:00 PM Alden-Conger AWAY 5/3/14 2:00 PM Winona HOME 5/5/14 5:00 PM Saint James Area AWAY 5/6/14 5:00 PM Faribault AWAY 5/6/14 5:00 PM Sleepy Eye St.Marys AWAY 5/8/14 5:00 PM Rochester JM AWAY 5/8/14 5:00 PM Nicollet AWAY 5/10/14 12:00 PM Albert Lea AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM J-W-P HOME 5/10/14 2:00 PM Albert Lea AWAY 5/13/14 5:00 PM JWP 5/13/14 5:00 PM Rochester Mayo AWAY 5/15/14 5:00 PM New Ulm Cathedral 5/15/14 4:00 PM Rochester Century AWAY 5/16/14 5:00 PM Fairmont HOME 5/15/14 6:00 PM Rochester Century AWAY 5/20/14 5:00 PM Le Sueur-Henderson HOME 5/16/14 7:00 PM Chanhassen AWAY 5/19/14 5:00 PM Owatonna HOME MANKATO EAST 4/29/14 5:00 PM Rochester Century AWAY MAPLE RIVER 5/1/14 5:00 PM Rochester Mayo HOME 4/29/14 5:00 PM W-E-M AWAY 5/5/14 3:30 PM Winona AWAY 5/1/14 5:00 PM Blooming Prairie HOME 5/5/14 5:30 PM Winona AWAY 5/2/14 5:00 PM St. Peter AWAY 5/6/14 5:00 PM Austin AWAY 5/6/14 5:00 PM W-E-M HOME 5/8/14 5:00 PM Owatonna HOME 5/8/14 5:00 PM New Richland-H-E-G AWAY 5/10/14 12:00 PM Faribault AWAY 5/8/14 7:00 PM New Richland-H-E-G HOME 5/10/14 2:00 PM Faribault AWAY 5/10/14 11:00 AM Randolph AWAY 5/12/14 4:30 PM New Prague AWAY 5/10/14 1:00 PM Randolph AWAY 5/13/14 5:00 PM Rochester JM HOME 5/13/14 5:00 PM Faribault Academies AWAY 5/16/14 4:00 PM Albert Lea HOME 5/15/14 5:00 PM United South Central HOME 5/16/14 6:00 PM Albert Lea HOME 5/19/14 5:00 PM Jackson Co. Cent. HOME 5/20/14 5:00 PM Holy Family Catholic HOME 5/31/14 11:00 AM Belle Plaine AWAY 6/3/14 5:00 PM Belle Plaine AWAY 6/5/14 5:00 PM Belle Plaine AWAY

MOUNTAIN LAKE/MOUNTAIN LAKE CHRISTIAN SIBLEY EAST 4/29/14 4:30 PM Adrian AWAY 5/1/14 4:00 PM Jordan AWAY 5/1/14 4:30 PM Edgerton/SWMNChrist HOME 5/1/14 6:00 PM Jordan AWAY 5/2/14 4:30 PM ML-GHEC-Truman HOME 5/2/14 4:30 PM St. Clair AWAY 5/5/14 5:00 PM Windom Area AWAY 5/5/14 7:00 PM Tri-City United HOME 5/6/14 4:30 PM Murray County Central AWAY 5/6/14 5:00 PM Le Sueur-Henderson AWAY 5/8/14 4:30 PM RRCentral/WWG HOME 5/8/14 5:00 PM Mayer Lutheran (4A) AWAY 5/10/14 4:30 PM Wabasso AWAY 5/9/14 5:00 PM G-F-W HOME 5/13/14 4:30 PM Southwest Star Concept AWAY 5/12/14 4:00 PM Belle Plaine HOME 5/19/14 5:00 PM Minneota/Lincoln HI HOME 5/12/14 6:00 PM Belle Plaine HOME 5/13/14 5:00 PM Tri-City United AWAY NEW ULM PUBLIC 5/15/14 7:00 PM Watertown-Mayer HOME 4/29/14 5:30 PM Saint James Area AWAY 5/1/14 5:30 PM St. Peter HOME SLEEPY EYE PUBLIC 5/2/14 7:30 PM Minneapolis Southwest AWAY 4/29/14 7:00 PM Springfield HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM Annandale AWAY 5/1/14 4:30 PM Wabasso AWAY 5/3/14 11:30 AM Maple Grove AWAY 5/1/14 6:00 PM Wabasso HOME 5/5/14 4:30 PM Fairmont HOME 5/5/14 5:00 PM G-F-W AWAY 5/8/14 5:30 PM Blue Earth Area AWAY 5/8/14 4:30 PM Sleepy Eye St.Marys HOME 5/9/14 7:00 PM St. Anthony Village AWAY 5/8/14 6:00 PM Sleepy Eye St.Marys HOME 5/12/14 7:30 PM Saint James Area HOME 5/12/14 4:30 PM BuffLake-Hect-Stew HOME 5/13/14 5:30 PM Waseca AWAY 5/12/14 6:00 PM BuffLake-Hect-Stew HOME 5/20/14 5:30 PM St. Peter AWAY 5/19/14 7:00 PM St. Clair HOME NEW ULM CATHEDRAL SLEEPY EYE ST. MARY'S 4/29/14 5:00 PM BuffLake-Hect-Stew AWAY 4/29/14 7:00 PM Wabasso HOME 5/1/14 4:30 PM Springfield HOME 5/1/14 4:30 PM Comfrey/Cedar Mt. HOME 5/1/14 6:30 PM Springfield HOME 5/1/14 6:00 PM Comfrey/Cedar Mt. HOME 5/2/14 5:00 PM Sleepy Eye St.Marys HOME 5/2/14 5:00 PM New Ulm Cathedral AWAY 5/5/14 5:00 PM Comfrey/Cedar Mt. HOME 5/3/14 10:00 AM Wabasso AWAY 5/8/14 4:30 PM G-F-W AWAY 5/6/14 5:00 PM LC-WM HOME 5/8/14 6:00 PM G-F-W AWAY 5/8/14 4:30 PM Sleepy Eye AWAY 5/9/14 5:00 PM B O L D HOME 5/8/14 6:00 PM Sleepy Eye AWAY 5/12/14 5:00 PM LesterPrairie/HolyTrin H OME 5/13/14 4:30 PM Springfield AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM MVL AWAY 5/13/14 6:30 PM Springfield AWAY 5/13/14 6:00 PM MVL AWAY 5/15/14 5:30 PM Martin County West AWAY 5/15/14 5:00 PM LC-WM 5/16/14 5:00 PM Mankato Loyola HOME ST. CLAIR 5/1/14 4:30 PM Martin County West HOME MVL 5/2/14 4:30 PM Sibley East HOME 5/1/14 4:30 PM BuffLake-Hect-Stew AWAY 5/5/14 4:30 PM LesterPrairie/HolyTrin H OME 5/1/14 4:30 PM BuffLake-Hect-Stew AWAY 5/6/14 4:30 PM Mankato Loyola HOME 5/5/14 5:00 PM Wabasso AWAY 5/8/14 4:30 PM ML-GHEC-Truman HOME 5/8/14 4:30 PM Comfrey/Cedar Mt. HOME 5/10/14 9:00 AM Mkto. Loyola Tourn AWAY 5/8/14 6:00 PM Comfrey/Cedar Mt. HOME 5/10/14 1:00 PM Mkto. Loyola Tourn AWAY 5/9/14 4:30 PM Nicollet AWAY 5/13/14 5:00 PM Alden-Conger AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM New Ulm Cathedral HOME 5/15/14 7:00 PM ML-GHEC-Truman AWAY 5/13/14 6:00 PM New Ulm Cathedral HOME 5/19/14 7:00 PM Sleepy Eye AWAY ST. JAMES/BUTTERFIELD-ODIN NICOLLET 4/29/14 5:30 PM New Ulm HOME 5/1/14 5:00 PM Mankato Loyola AWAY 5/2/14 5:30 PM Blue Earth Area AWAY 5/6/14 4:30 PM J-W-P AWAY 5/5/14 5:00 PM LC-WM HOME 5/8/14 5:00 PM LC-WM HOME 5/6/14 5:30 PM Waseca AWAY 5/9/14 4:30 PM MVL HOME 5/8/14 5:30 PM Fairmont HOME 5/13/14 5:00 PM Cleveland AWAY 5/12/14 7:30 PM New Ulm AWAY 5/15/14 4:30 PM J-W-P HOME 5/13/14 5:30 PM St. Peter AWAY 5/20/14 4:30 PM ML-GHEC-Truman HOME 5/15/14 7:00 PM St. Anthony Village AWAY 5/17/14 TBD TBD - Tourney AWAY 5/17/14 TBD TBD - Tourney AWAY 5/19/14 5:00 PM Martin County West HOME 5/20/14 5:30 PM Blue Earth Area HOME

ST. PETER 4/8/14 5:00 PM Belle Plaine HOME 4/10/14 5:30 PM Blue Earth Area AWAY 4/15/14 5:00 PM Tri-City United 4/17/14 5:30 PM Waseca HOME 4/21/14 5:30 PM Fairmont AWAY 4/22/14 4:30 PM Sibley East HOME 4/24/14 5:30 PM Saint James Area AWAY 4/29/14 5:30 PM Fairmont HOME 5/1/14 5:30 PM New Ulm AWAY 5/2/14 5:00 PM Maple River HOME 5/3/14 2:00 PM Watertown-Mayer AWAY 5/6/14 5:30 PM Blue Earth Area HOME 5/8/14 5:30 PM Waseca AWAY 5/10/14 11:00 AM Mankato Loyola Invite AWAY 5/10/14 3:00 PM Mankato Loyola Invite AWAY 5/13/14 5:30 PM Saint James Area HOME 5/16/14 4:30 PM Le Sueur-Henderson AWAY 5/19/14 5:00 PM Norwood-YngAmer AWAY 5/20/14 5:30 PM New Ulm HOME UNITED SOUTH CENTRAL 4/29/14 5:00 PM Medford AWAY 5/1/14 5:00 PM New Richland-H-E-G AWAY 5/2/14 4:30 PM J-W-P AWAY 5/5/14 5:00 PM Randolph HOME 5/8/14 5:00 PM Blooming Prairie AWAY 5/12/14 5:00 PM Faribault Academies AWAY 5/15/14 5:00 PM Maple River AWAY 5/16/14 4:30 PM Blue Earth Area AWAY 5/19/14 5:00 PM Mankato Loyola AWAY WASECA 4/29/14 5:30 PM Blue Earth Area HOME 5/1/14 5:30 PM Fairmont AWAY 5/1/14 5:30 PM Fairmont AWAY 5/6/14 5:30 PM Saint James Area HOME 5/8/14 5:30 PM St. Peter HOME 5/13/14 5:30 PM New Ulm AWAY 5/15/14 5:30 PM Blue Earth Area AWAY 5/16/14 5:00 PM Jordan HOME 5/17/14 11:00 AM Mankato Loyola AWAY 5/20/14 5:30 PM Fairmont HOME 5/20/14 5:30 PM Fairmont AWAY 5/22/14 5:00 PM Tri-City United AWAY WATERVILLE-ELYSIAN-MORRISTOWN 4/29/14 5:00 PM Maple River HOME 5/1/14 5:00 PM Randolph HOME 5/5/14 5:00 PM New Richland-H-E-G AWAY 5/6/14 5:00 PM Maple River AWAY 5/8/14 5:00 PM Faribault Academies AWAY 5/10/14 11:00 AM Blue Earth Area HOME 5/13/14 5:00 PM Blooming Prairie HOME 5/15/14 5:00 PM Medford HOME 5/17/14 1:00 PM Norwood-YngAmer AWAY

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AREA HIGH SCHOOL REMAINING SCHEDULES | SOFTBALL BLUE EARTH AREA MANKATO EAST 4/29/14 5:30 PM Waseca AWAY 4/29/14 5:00 PM Mankato West AWAY 5/2/14 5:30 PM Saint James Area AWAY 5/1/14 4:00 PM Rochester Century AWAY 5/6/14 5:30 PM St. Peter HOME 5/1/14 6:00 PM Rochester Century AWAY 5/8/14 5:30 PM New Ulm AWAY 5/6/14 5:00 PM Rochester Mayo AWAY 5/10/14 9:30 PM JCC Inv. AWAY 5/8/14 5:00 PM Austin AWAY 5/13/14 5:30 PM Fairmont HOME 5/13/14 6:00 PM Owatonna HOME 5/15/14 5:30 PM Waseca AWAY 5/15/14 4:00 PM Faribault HOME 5/17/14 12:00 PM Rochester JM HOME CLEVELAND 5/17/14 2:00 PM Rochester JM HOME 5/1/14 4:30 PM St. Clair AWAY MANKATO LOYOLA 5/6/14 4:30 PM ML/G-H-EC HOME 4/29/14 5:00 PM Madelia/Truman AWAY 5/9/14 5:00 PM Faribault Academies AWAY 5/1/14 5:00 PM Martin County West HOME 5/10/14 9:00 AM Glenville-Emmons AWAY 5/3/14 10:00 AM Windom Area AWAY 5/13/14 5:00 PM Madelia/Truman HOME 5/5/14 5:30 PM Waseca AWAY 5/15/14 5:00 PM ML/G-H-EC AWAY 5/6/14 5:00 PM Nicollet AWAY 5/15/14 5:00 PM Nicollet HOME 5/8/14 4:30 PM St. Clair HOME 5/16/14 4:30 PM Tri-City United HOME 5/9/14 5:00 PM New Richland-H-E-G AWAY 5/13/14 5:00 PM J-W-P AWAY FAIRMONT 5/15/14 4:30 PM LesterPrair/HolyTrin. AWAY 4/29/14 5:30 PM St. Peter HOME 5/16/14 5:00 PM New Ulm Cathedral HOME 5/1/14 5:30 PM Waseca AWAY 5/19/14 4:30 PM Jordan HOME 5/3/14 10:00 AM Windom Inv. AWAY 5/8/14 5:30 PM Saint James Area HOME MANKATO WEST 5/10/14 10:00 AM Fairmont Inv. HOME 4/29/14 5:00 PM Mankato East HOME 5/13/14 5:30 PM Blue Earth Area AWAY 5/3/14 12:00 PM Winona HOME 5/3/14 2:00 PM Winona HOME LAKE CRYSTAL/WELLCOME-MEMORIAL 5/6/14 5:00 PM Austin AWAY 4/29/14 4:30 PM St. Clair HOME 5/8/14 5:00 PM Faribault AWAY 5/1/14 4:30 PM ML/G-H-EC AWAY 5/13/14 5:00 PM Rochester JM HOME 5/6/14 5:00 PM Alden-Conger AWAY 5/15/14 5:00 PM Albert Lea AWAY 5/8/14 5:00 PM Madelia/Truman AWAY 5/17/14 12:00 PM Rochester Mayo HOME 5/10/14 9:30 AM Fairmont Tourney AWAY 5/17/14 2:00 PM Rochester Mayo HOME 5/10/14 11:00 AM Fairmont Tourney AWAY 5/13/14 5:00 PM Nicollet HOME MOUNTAIN LAKE/MOUNTAIN LAKE CHRISTIAN 4/29/14 4:30 PM Adrian Area HOME 5/1/14 4:30 PM Edge/SWMNChrist. AWAY 5/2/14 4:30 PM SleepyEye/St.Marys AWAY 5/8/14 4:30 PM Red Rock Central AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM SW Star Concept HOME 5/15/14 4:30 PM Springfield AWAY MAPLE RIVER 4/29/14 4:30 PM W-E-M AWAY 5/1/14 4:30 PM Blooming Prairie HOME 5/2/14 5:30 PM Kasson-Mantorville HOME 5/8/14 5:00 PM New Richland-H-E-G AWAY 5/13/14 5:00 PM Randolph AWAY 5/15/14 5:00 PM United South Central HOME NEW ULM PUBLIC 4/29/14 5:30 PM Saint James Area HOME 5/5/14 5:00 PM Jackson Co. Cent. AWAY 5/8/14 5:30 PM Blue Earth Area HOME 5/15/14 5:30 PM Saint James Area AWAY 5/16/14 5:00 PM Mounds View AWAY

NEW ULM CATHEDRAL SLEEPY EYE ST. MARY'S 4/29/14 5:00 PM BuffLake-Hect-Stew AWAY 4/29/14 7:00 PM Wabasso AWAY 5/1/14 4:30 PM Springfield AWAY 5/1/14 4:30 PM Comfrey/Cedar Mt. AWAY 5/1/14 6:00 PM Springfield AWAY 5/1/14 6:00 PM Comfrey/Cedar Mt. AWAY 5/5/14 5:00 PM Comfrey/Cedar Mt. AWAY 5/2/14 4:30 PM Mt. Lake Area HOME 5/8/14 4:30 PM G-F-W HOME 5/8/14 4:30 PM Sleepy Eye HOME 5/13/14 4:30 PM MVL HOME 5/8/14 6:00 PM Sleepy Eye AWAY 5/13/14 6:00 PM MVL HOME 5/12/14 5:00 PM LesterPrair/HolyTrin. HOME 5/16/14 5:00 PM Mankato Loyola AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM Springfield AWAY 5/13/14 6:00 PM Springfield AWAY MINNESOTA VALLEY LUTHERAN 5/15/14 5:30 PM Martin County West AWAY 5/1/14 4:30 PM BuffLake-Hect-Stew HOME 5/16/14 5:30 PM United South Central AWAY 5/1/14 6:00 PM BuffLake-Hect-Stew HOME 5/5/14 5:00 PM Wabasso HOME 5/6/14 6:30 PM Sleepy Eye HOME ST. CLAIR 5/8/14 4:30 PM Comfrey/Cedar Mt. AWAY 4/29/14 4:30 PM LC-WM AWAY 5/8/14 6:00 PM Comfrey/Cedar Mt. AWAY 5/1/14 4:30 PM Cleveland HOME 5/12/14 5:00 PM G-F-W AWAY 5/2/14 4:30 PM United South Central AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM New Ulm Cathedral AWAY 5/3/14 9:00 AM Glenville-Emm Inv. AWAY 5/13/14 6:00 PM New Ulm Cathedral AWAY 5/3/14 3:00 PM Glenville-Emm Inv. AWAY 5/5/14 4:30 PM LesterPrair/HolyTrin. HOME NICOLLET 5/6/14 4:30 PM Martin County West AWAY 4/29/14 5:00 PM Alden-Conger AWAY 5/8/14 4:30 PM Mankato Loyola AWAY 5/1/14 5:00 PM Madelia/Truman HOME 5/13/14 4:30 PM ML/G-H-EC AWAY 5/6/14 5:00 PM Mankato Loyola HOME 5/15/14 4:30 PM Tri-City United AWAY 5/8/14 5:00 PM J-W-P HOME 5/13/14 5:00 PM LC-WM AWAY 5/15/14 5:00 PM Cleveland AWAY SIBLEY EAST 4/29/14 4:00 PM Norwood-YngAmer. AWAY 4/29/14 6:00 PM Norwood-YngAmer. AWAY 5/1/14 4:00 PM Jordan AWAY 5/1/14 6:00 PM Jordan AWAY 5/2/14 4:30 PM St. Peter HOME 5/5/14 5:00 PM Le Sueur-Henderson AWAY 5/6/14 5:00 PM Tri-City United HOME 5/8/14 5:00 PM Mayer Lutheran AWAY 5/9/14 4:30 PM G-F-W HOME 5/12/14 7:00 PM Watertown-Mayer HOME 5/13/14 4:00 PM Belle Plaine HOME 5/13/14 6:00 PM Belle Plaine HOME 5/15/14 5:00 PM Sleepy Eye HOME SLEEPY EYE PUBLIC 4/29/14 7:00 PM Springfield AWAY 5/1/14 4:30 PM Wabasso HOME ST. JAMES/BUTTERFIELD-ODIN 5/1/14 6:00 PM Wabasso HOME 4/29/14 5:30 PM New Ulm AWAY 5/5/14 5:00 PM G-F-W HOME 5/2/14 5:30 PM Blue Earth Area HOME 5/6/14 5:00 PM Redwood Valley HOME 5/5/14 4:30 PM Worthington AWAY 5/6/14 6:30 PM MVL AWAY 5/6/14 5:30 PM Waseca HOME 5/8/14 4:30 PM SleepyEye/St.Marys AWAY 5/8/14 5:30 PM Fairmont AWAY 5/8/14 6:00 PM SleepyEye/St.Marys HOME 5/10/14 9:00 AM TBD - Tourney AWAY 5/12/14 4:30 PM BuffLake-Hect-Stew AWAY 5/13/14 5:30 PM St. Peter HOME 5/12/14 5:30 PM BuffLake-Hect-Stew AWAY 5/15/14 5:30 PM New Ulm HOME 5/15/14 5:00 PM Sibley East AWAY

ST. PETER 4/29/14 5:30 PM Fairmont AWAY 5/1/14 5:30 PM New Ulm HOME 5/2/14 4:30 PM Sibley East AWAY 5/6/14 5:30 PM Blue Earth Area AWAY 5/8/14 5:30 PM Waseca HOME 5/10/14 9:00 AM Jackson Tourney AWAY 5/13/14 5:30 PM Saint James Area AWAY 5/16/14 4:30 PM Le Sueur-Henderson AWAY UNITED SOUTH CENTRAL 4/29/14 5:00 PM Medford AWAY 5/1/14 5:00 PM New Richland-H-E-G HOME 5/2/14 4:30 PM St. Clair HOME 5/5/14 5:00 PM Randolph HOME 5/8/14 4:30 PM Blooming Prairie AWAY 5/12/14 5:00 PM BA AWAY 5/12/14 5:00 PM Faribault Academies AWAY 5/15/14 5:00 PM Maple River AWAY 5/16/14 5:30 PM SleepyEye/St.Marys HOME 5/19/14 4:30 PM Martin County West HOME WASECA 4/29/14 5:30 PM Blue Earth Area AWAY 5/1/14 5:30 PM Fairmont HOME 5/5/14 5:30 PM Mankato Loyola HOME 5/6/14 5:30 PM Saint James Area AWAY 5/8/14 5:30 PM St. Peter AWAY 5/10/14 1:00 PM Blooming Prairie AWAY 5/10/14 2:30 PM Kasson-Mantorville AWAY 5/13/14 5:30 PM New Ulm HOME 5/15/14 5:30 PM Blue Earth Area HOME WATERVILLE-ELYSIAN-MORRISTOWN 4/29/14 4:30 PM Maple River HOME 5/1/14 5:00 PM Randolph HOME 5/2/14 5:00 PM Hayfield HOME 5/5/14 4:30 PM New Richland-H-E-G AWAY 5/6/14 5:00 PM Triton HOME 5/10/14 10:00 AM Wabasha-Kellogg AWAY 5/10/14 12:00 PM Faribault Academies AWAY 5/10/14 4:30 PM Goodhue AWAY 5/13/14 5:00 PM Blooming Prairie HOME 5/15/14 4:30 PM Medford HOME

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AREA HIGH SCHOOL REMAINING SCHEDULES | BOYS TRACK & FIELD BLUE EARTH AREA 4/29/14 4:30 PM LCWM-Nicollet AWAY 5/2/14 4:15 PM Fairmont AWAY 5/6/14 3:00 PM True Team Sections AWAY 5/13/14 3:00 PM SCC Invite AWAY 5/17/14 10:00 AM True Team State AWAY

CLEVELAND/MANKATO LOYOLA 4/29/14 4:30 PM Blooming Prairie AWAY FAIRMONT 5/2/14 4:00 PM Mt. Lake Area HOME 5/2/14 4:00 PM Redwood Valley HOME 5/2/14 4:00 PM Southwest Star Concept H. S. HOME 5/2/14 4:15 PM Martin County West HOME 5/2/14 4:15 PM M/T/GHEC/MLJayhawks 5/2/14 4:15 PM Blue Earth Area HOME 5/2/14 4:30 PM USC HOME LAKE CRYSTAL/WELLCOME-MEMORIAL 4/29/14 4:30 PM Martin County West HOME 4/29/14 4:30 PM Blue Earth Area HOME 5/13/14 4:00 PM M/T/GHEC/MLJayhawks HOME 5/13/14 4:00 PM Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton HOME LE SUEUR-HENDERSON 5/2/14 4:00 PM Sibley East Lions Meet AWAY 5/9/14 4:00 PM GIANT RELAYS HOME 5/9/14 4:00 PM Waterville-Elysian-Morristown HOME 5/9/14 4:00 PM Sibley East HOME 5/9/14 4:00 PM Waterville-Elysian-Morristown HOME 5/9/14 4:00 PM Norwood-Young America HOME 5/15/14 3:00 PM Belle Plaine/Holy Family Acade AWAY 5/15/14 3:15 PM MRC Outdoor-Belle Plaine AWAY

Bowyer Baseball & Softball Camps, Clinic & Talks • Hall of Fame Coach • Former Minnesota State University coach for 32 years • Coached more than 50 pros • FCA Coaches Ministry • Numerous camps across the Midwest • Engaging speaker and clinician

MANKATO EAST 4/29/14 4:30 PM Austin HOME 4/29/14 4:30 PM Rochester Century HOME 5/1/14 4:00 PM Cougar Relays HOME 5/6/14 3:00 PM True Team Sections AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM Albert Lea AWAY 5/17/14 3:00 PM True Team State AWAY MANKATO WEST 4/29/14 4:30 PM Big 9 Triangular AWAY 5/6/14 3:00 PM True Team Section Meet AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM Big 9 Quad AWAY 5/17/14 10:00 AM True Team State AWAY MAPLE RIVER 5/6/14 3:00 PM Minnesota Valle Lutheran HOME 5/6/14 3:00 PM USC HOME 5/6/14 3:00 PM Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton HOME 5/6/14 4:00 PM Saint James Area HOME 5/6/14 4:30 PM Waterville-Elysian-Morristown HOME 5/6/14 4:30 PM Waterville-Elysian-Morristown HOME 5/22/14 4:00 PM Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton HOME NEW ULM PUBLIC 5/1/14 4:00 PM Cougar Relays AWAY 5/6/14 3:00 PM True Team Sections AWAY 5/8/14 4:00 PM Trojan Relays AWAY 5/8/14 4:30 PM BEA JV Invite AWAY 5/13/14 4:00 PM South Central Conf. Champ. AWAY 5/16/14 4:15 PM Fairmont Quadrangular AWAY 5/19/14 3:30 PM Hutchinson Relays AWAY

NEW ULM CATHEDRAL/MINNESOTA VALLEY LUTHERAN 5/2/14 4:00 PM Sibley East AWAY 5/6/14 3:00 PM Maple River AWAY 5/12/14 4:15 PM Sleepy Eye Unified AWAY 5/15/14 4:30 PM Sleepy Eye Unified AWAY SIBLEY EAST 5/2/14 4:00 PM Minnesota Valle Lutheran HOME 5/2/14 4:00 PM G-F-W HOME 5/2/14 4:00 PM Norwood-Young America HOME 5/2/14 4:00 PM Norwood-Young America HOME 5/2/14 4:00 PM LIONS INVITATIONAL HOME 5/2/14 4:00 PM Springfield/Cedar Mt/Comf HOME 5/2/14 4:00 PM Legacy Christian Academy HOME 5/6/14 4:00 PM Maple Lake 5/6/14 4:00 PM True Team AWAY 5/8/14 4:00 PM G-F-W 5/9/14 4:00 PM LeSueur-Henderson AWAY 5/15/14 3:00 PM Belle Plaine/Holy Family Acade AWAY 5/15/14 3:00 PM Belle Plaine/Holy Family Acade AWAY SLEEPY EYE/SLEEPY EYE ST. MARY'S 5/1/14 4:30 PM G-F-W AWAY 5/6/14 4:00 PM Wabasso HOME 5/6/14 4:15 PM Mt. Lake Area HOME 5/6/14 4:15 PM BOLD / BLH HOME 5/6/14 4:15 PM G-F-W HOME 5/12/14 4:15 PM Springfield/Cedar Mt/Comf HOME 5/12/14 4:15 PM Minnesota Valle Lutheran HOME 5/15/14 4:00 PM G-F-W HOME 5/15/14 4:30 PM Springfield/Cedar Mt/Comf HOME 5/15/14 4:30 PM Minnesota Valle Lutheran HOME ST. JAMES 4/29/14 4:30 PM ST. JAMES OLYMPIA HOME 4/29/14 4:30 PM M/T/GHEC/MLJayhawks 4/29/14 4:30 PM Springfield/Cedar Mt/Comf HOME 5/6/14 4:00 PM Maple River AWAY 5/9/14 4:30 PM ST. JAMES LOCOMOTIVE HOME 5/9/14 4:30 PM M/T/GHEC/MLJayhawks HOME

ST. PETER 4/29/14 4:00 PM Glencoe-Silver Lake AWAY 5/1/14 4:00 PM Cougar Relays AWAY 5/6/14 3:00 PM Section True Team AWAY 5/9/14 4:15 PM Le Sueur Henderson AWAY UNITED SOUTH CENTRAL 5/2/14 4:30 PM Fairmont AWAY 5/6/14 3:00 PM Maple River AWAY 5/13/14 4:00 PM Bethlehem Academy AWAY 5/13/14 4:00 PM Waterville-Elysian-Morristown AWAY 5/13/14 4:00 PM Waterville-Elysian-Morristown AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM Bethlehem Academy AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM Blooming Prairie AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM Medford AWAY WATERVILLE-ELYSIAN-MORRISTOWN 4/29/14 4:30 PM Blooming Prairie AWAY 4/29/14 4:30 PM Blooming Prairie AWAY 5/1/14 4:30 PM Bethlehem Academy AWAY 5/1/14 4:30 PM Bethlehem Academy AWAY 5/6/14 4:30 PM Maple River AWAY 5/6/14 4:30 PM Maple River AWAY 5/9/14 4:00 PM LeSueur-Henderson AWAY 5/9/14 4:00 PM LeSueur-Henderson AWAY 5/13/14 4:00 PM USC AWAY 5/13/14 4:00 PM USC AWAY

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This overnight camp will help high school athletes find their performance edge through a variety of workshops. Sessions will include a number of performance enhancement strategies and techniques including Mental Preparation, Team Building, Life Skills, and Leadership Skills. This camp is recommended for highly motivated high school athletes who aspire to improve their sport performance, leadership skills, and team dynamic. Camp Dates: June 8-12, 2014 The camp is offered as an overnight and day camp. Learn more and register online at: www.performanceedgecamp.com Questions? Call Sophie (507) 389-2538 • Email edgecamp@mnsu.edu

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AREA HIGH SCHOOL REMAINING SCHEDULES | GIRLS TRACK & FIELD BLUE EARTH AREA 4/29/14 4:30 PM LCWM-Nicollet AWAY 5/2/14 4:15 PM Fairmont AWAY 5/6/14 3:00 PM True Team Sections AWAY 5/13/14 3:00 PM SCC Invite AWAY 5/17/14 10:00 AM True Team State AWAY CLEVELAND/MANKATO LOYOLA 4/29/14 4:30 PM Blooming Prairie AWAY FAIRMONT 5/2/14 4:00 PM Redwood Valley HOME 5/2/14 4:00 PM Southwest Star Concept HOME 5/2/14 4:15 PM Martin County West HOME 5/2/14 4:15 PM M/T/GHEC/MLJayhawks 5/2/14 4:15 PM USC HOME 5/2/14 4:15 PM Blue Earth Area HOME 5/2/14 4:30 PM USC HOME LAKE CRYSTAL/WELLCOME-MEMORIAL 4/29/14 4:30 PM Martin County West HOME 4/29/14 4:30 PM Blue Earth Area HOME 5/13/14 4:00 PM M/T/GHEC/MLJayhawks HOME 5/13/14 4:00 PM Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton HOME LE SUEUR-HENDERSON 5/2/14 4:00 PM Sibley East Lions Meet AWAY 5/9/14 4:00 PM Norwood-Young America HOME 5/9/14 4:00 PM GIANT RELAYS HOME 5/9/14 4:00 PM Waterville-Elysian-Morristown HOME 5/9/14 4:00 PM Sibley East HOME 5/9/14 4:00 PM Sibley East HOME 5/15/14 3:00 PM Belle Plaine AWAY 5/15/14 3:15 PM MRC Outdoor-Belle Plaine AWAY

MANKATO EAST 4/29/14 4:30 PM Austin AWAY 4/29/14 4:30 PM Rochester Century AWAY 5/1/14 4:00 PM Austin HOME 5/1/14 4:00 PM Belle Plaine HOME 5/1/14 4:30 PM Waseca HOME 5/6/14 3:00 PM True Team Sections AWAY 5/6/14 3:00 PM M/T/GHEC/MLJayhawks 5/13/14 4:30 PM Faribault AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM Albert Lea AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM Winona AWAY 5/17/14 3:00 PM True Team State AWAY

MANKATO WEST 4/29/14 4:30 PM Big 9 Triangular HOME 5/6/14 3:00 PM True Team Section Meet AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM Big 9 Quad HOME 5/17/14 10:00 AM True Team State AWAY MAPLE RIVER 5/6/14 3:00 PM Minnesota Valley Lutheran HOME 5/6/14 3:00 PM Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton HOME 5/6/14 4:00 PM Saint James Area HOME 5/6/14 4:30 PM Waterville-Elysian-Morristown HOME 5/22/14 4:00 PM USC AWAY 5/22/14 4:00 PM Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton HOME

NEW ULM PUBLIC 5/1/14 4:00 PM Cougar Relays AWAY 5/6/14 3:00 PM True Team Sections AWAY 5/8/14 4:00 PM Trojan Relays AWAY 5/8/14 4:30 PM BEA JV Invite AWAY 5/13/14 4:00 PM South Central Conf. Champ. AWAY 5/16/14 4:15 PM Fairmont Quadrangular AWAY 5/19/14 3:30 PM Hutchinson Relays AWAY NEW ULM CATHEDRAL/MINNESOTA VALLEY LUTHERAN 5/2/14 4:00 PM Sibley East AWAY 5/6/14 3:00 PM Maple River AWAY 5/12/14 4:15 PM Sleepy Eye Unified AWAY 5/15/14 4:30 PM Sleepy Eye Unified AWAY SIBLEY EAST 5/2/14 4:00 PM Norwood-Young America HOME 5/2/14 4:00 PM Minnesota Valley Lutheran HOME 5/2/14 4:00 PM G-F-W HOME 5/2/14 4:00 PM Springfield/Cedar Mt/Comf HOME 5/2/14 4:00 PM Legacy Christian Academy HOME 5/6/14 4:00 PM Maple Lake 5/6/14 4:00 PM True Team AWAY 5/8/14 4:00 PM G-F-W 5/9/14 4:00 PM LeSueur-Henderson AWAY 5/15/14 3:00 PM Belle Plaine AWAY SLEEPY EYE/SLEEPY EYE ST. MARY'S 5/1/14 4:30 PM G-F-W AWAY 5/6/14 4:00 PM Wabasso HOME 5/6/14 4:15 PM Mt. Lake Area HOME 5/6/14 4:15 PM BOLD / BLH HOME 5/6/14 4:15 PM G-F-W HOME 5/12/14 4:15 PM Springfield/Cedar Mt/Comf HOME 5/12/14 4:15 PM Minnesota Valley Lutheran HOME 5/15/14 4:00 PM G-F-W HOME 5/15/14 4:30 PM Springfield/Cedar Mt/Comf HOME 5/15/14 4:30 PM Minnesota Valley Lutheran HOME ST. JAMES 4/29/14 4:30 PM M/T/GHEC/MLJayhawks 4/29/14 4:30 PM Springfield/Cedar Mt/Comf HOME 5/6/14 4:00 PM Maple River AWAY 5/9/14 4:30 PM ST. JAMES LOCOMOTIVE HOME 5/9/14 4:30 PM M/T/GHEC/MLJayhawks HOME

ST. PETER 4/29/14 4:00 PM Glencoe-Silver Lake AWAY 5/1/14 4:00 PM Cougar Relays AWAY 5/6/14 3:00 PM Section True Team AWAY 5/9/14 4:15 PM Le Sueur Henderson AWAY UNITED SOUTH CENTRAL 5/2/14 4:15 PM Fairmont AWAY 5/2/14 4:30 PM Fairmont AWAY 5/13/14 4:00 PM Bethlehem Academy AWAY 5/13/14 4:00 PM Waterville-Elysian-Morristown AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM Bethlehem Academy AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM Blooming Prairie AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM Medford AWAY 5/22/14 4:00 PM Maple River HOME

WATERVILLE-ELYSIAN-MORRISTOWN 4/29/14 4:30 PM Blooming Prairie AWAY 5/1/14 4:30 PM Bethlehem Academy AWAY 5/6/14 4:30 PM Maple River AWAY 5/9/14 4:00 PM LeSueur-Henderson AWAY 5/13/14 4:00 PM USC AWAY


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AREA HIGH SCHOOL REMAINING SCHEDULES | BOYS GOLF BLUE EARTH AREA 5/2/14 4:15 PM New Ulm HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM Fairmont Invite AWAY 5/6/14 4:15 PM Fairmont AWAY 5/8/14 4:30 PM United South Central AWAY 5/13/14 3:45 PM Waseca HOME 5/16/14 4:30 PM Jackson County Central AWAY FAIRMONT 4/29/14 2:00 PM St. Peter Invitaional AWAY 5/3/14 0:00 AM Jackson County Central HOME 5/3/14 0:00 AM Luverne HOME 5/3/14 0:00 AM Martin County West HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM Mankato West HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM Marshall HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM Redwood Valley HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM Worthington HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM St. Peter HOME 5/6/14 4:15 PM Blue Earth Area AWAY 5/13/14 3:45 PM St. Peter AWAY 5/16/14 1:00 PM Albert Lea Invitational AWAY 5/17/14 8:30 AM Albert Lea Invitational AWAY LAKE CRYSTAL/WELLCOME-MEMORIAL 4/29/14 4:15 PM Saint James AWAY 5/1/14 4:15 PM Madelia AWAY 5/9/14 4:30 PM Martin County West AWAY 5/13/14 4:15 PM Madelia AWAY 5/20/14 9:00 AM St. Clair HOME MADELIA 4/29/14 4:15 PM Truman/GHEC/Martin Luther HOME 5/1/14 4:15 PM St. Clair HOME 5/1/14 4:15 PM LC-WM HOME 5/1/14 4:30 PM Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's HOME 5/2/14 1:30 PM JWP Inv. AWAY 5/9/14 4:15 PM Saint James AWAY 5/13/14 4:15 PM LC-WM HOME 5/16/14 4:30 PM Truman/GHEC/Martin Luther AWAY 5/20/14 8:00 AM Valley Conference Tournament 6/2/14 0:00 AM St. Clair HOME 6/2/14 10:00 AM Sleepy Eye HOME

MANKATO EAST 5/5/14 10:30 AM Shakopee 5/6/14 2:30 PM Rochester John Marshall 5/9/14 8:30 AM Mankato East Invitational 5/10/14 9:00 AM Mankato East Invitational 5/13/14 2:30 PM Faribault 5/16/14 1:00 PM Mankato West

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MANKATO WEST 5/1/14 2:00 PM Northfield AWAY 5/3/14 9:00 AM Fairmont AWAY 5/5/14 1:00 PM Shakopee AWAY 5/6/14 2:30 PM Rochester Century AWAY 5/13/14 2:30 PM Albert Lea AWAY 5/16/14 1:00 PM Mankato East HOME 5/16/14 1:15 PM Winona HOME NEW ULM PUBLIC 5/2/14 4:15 PM Blue Earth Area AWAY 5/3/14 9:00 AM Fairmont Invitational AWAY 5/6/14 3:45 PM St. Peter AWAY 5/9/14 12:30 PM Jordan Tournament AWAY 5/10/14 12:30 PM Jordan Tournament AWAY 5/12/14 3:45 PM Saint James HOME 5/15/14 2:00 PM Mayer Lutheran AWAY 5/16/14 1:00 PM Albert Lea Tournament AWAY 5/17/14 8:30 AM Albert Lea Tournament AWAY NEW ULM CATHEDRAL 4/29/14 4:00 PM G-F-W HOME 4/29/14 4:15 PM Wabasso HOME 5/5/14 4:30 PM Springfield AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM Springfield AWAY 5/20/14 4:30 PM Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart HOME MINNESOTA VALLEY LUTHERAN 4/30/14 10:00 AM Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart AWAY 5/8/14 4:30 PM Wabasso AWAY 5/12/14 10:00 AM G-F-W AWAY 5/15/14 4:15 PM Sleepy Eye AWAY 5/15/14 4:30 PM Springfield AWAY

SIBLEY EAST 4/29/14 4:00 PM Tri-City United AWAY 5/2/14 4:00 PM G-F-W HOME 5/6/14 4:00 PM Mayer Lutheran AWAY 5/7/14 12:30 PM Norwood-Young America AWAY 5/12/14 1:00 PM Belle Plaine AWAY SLEEPY EYE 4/30/14 10:00 AM Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart AWAY 5/1/14 4:30 PM Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart HOME 5/2/14 4:30 PM Wabasso AWAY 5/2/14 4:30 PM Springfield AWAY 5/8/14 4:00 PM Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's HOME 5/12/14 10:00 AM Cedar Mountain AWAY 5/12/14 10:00 AM G-F-W AWAY 5/15/14 4:15 PM Minnesota Valley Lutheran HOME 5/15/14 4:30 PM Springfield HOME 5/19/14 4:30 PM Wabasso HOME 5/27/14 10:00 AM Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart AWAY 6/2/14 10:00 AM Madelia AWAY SLEEPY EYE ST. MARY'S 4/29/14 4:30 PM Cedar Mountain HOME 4/29/14 4:30 PM Springfield HOME 5/1/14 4:30 PM Madelia AWAY 5/1/14 4:30 PM Madelia AWAY 5/1/14 4:30 PM Madelia AWAY 5/2/14 4:30 PM Red Rock Central AWAY 5/5/14 4:30 PM Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart HOME 5/8/14 4:00 PM Sleepy Eye AWAY 5/8/14 4:30 PM Sleepy Eye HOME 5/15/14 4:30 PM Wabasso AWAY

ST. CLAIR 5/1/14 4:15 PM Madelia 5/5/14 1:30 PM Triton 5/6/14 4:00 PM Truman/GHEC/Martin Luther 5/16/14 4:30 PM Alden-Conger 5/16/14 4:30 PM Maple River 5/20/14 9:00 AM LC-WM 5/27/14 0:00 AM Truman/GHEC/Martin Luther 6/2/14 0:00 AM Madelia 6/2/14 0:00 AM Madelia

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ST. JAMES 4/29/14 4:15 PM LC-WM HOME 5/6/14 3:45 PM Waseca HOME 5/9/14 4:15 PM Madelia HOME 5/12/14 3:45 PM New Ulm AWAY ST. PETER 5/1/14 1:00 PM Tri-City United AWAY 5/1/14 2:00 PM Northfield Invite AWAY 5/3/14 9:00 AM Fairmont AWAY 5/6/14 3:45 PM New Ulm HOME 5/9/14 12:30 PM Jordan AWAY 5/10/14 12:30 PM Jordan AWAY 5/13/14 3:45 PM Fairmont HOME UNITED SOUTH CENTRAL 5/1/14 4:00 PM Albert Lea AWAY 5/5/14 1:30 PM Triton AWAY 5/5/14 4:30 PM New Richland-H-E-G AWAY 5/6/14 4:30 PM Blooming Prairie AWAY 5/8/14 4:30 PM Blue Earth Area HOME 5/12/14 1:00 PM Belle Plaine AWAY 5/13/14 4:30 PM Bethlehem Academy AWAY WASECA 5/1/14 TBD Tri City United Invite AWAY 5/6/14 3:45 PM Saint James AWAY 5/9/14 12:30 PM Jordan Invite AWAY 5/10/14 9:00 AM Jordan Invite AWAY 5/13/14 3:45 PM Blue Earth Area AWAY

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AREA HIGH SCHOOL REMAINING SCHEDULES | GIRLS GOLF BLUE EARTH AREA 4/29/14 2:00 PM St. Peter Invite AWAY 5/6/14 4:15 PM Fairmont AWAY 5/8/14 4:30 PM United South Central AWAY 5/12/14 3:30 PM Mankato West HOME 5/13/14 3:45 PM Waseca HOME 5/16/14 4:30 PM Jackson County Central AWAY

FAIRMONT 5/3/14 9:00 AM Alden-Conger HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM Jackson County Central HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM Pipestone Area HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM Waseca HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM Worthington HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM Marshall HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM Blue Earth Area HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM Luverne HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM St. Peter HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM Windom Area HOME 5/3/14 9:00 AM Mt. Lake Area HOME 5/5/14 3:15 PM Mankato West AWAY 5/6/14 4:15 PM Blue Earth Area AWAY 5/13/14 3:45 PM St. Peter AWAY LAKE CRYSTAL/WELLCOME-MEMORIAL 4/29/14 4:15 PM Saint James AWAY 5/1/14 4:15 PM Madelia AWAY 5/9/14 4:30 PM Martin County West AWAY 5/20/14 9:00 AM St. Clair HOME MADELIA 4/29/14 4:15 PM Truman/GHEC/Martin Luther HOME 5/1/14 4:15 PM St. Clair HOME 5/1/14 4:15 PM LC-WM HOME 5/1/14 4:30 PM Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's HOME 5/9/14 4:15 PM Saint James AWAY 5/16/14 4:30 PM Truman/GHEC/Martin Luther AWAY 6/2/14 0:00 AM St. Clair HOME 6/2/14 10:00 AM Sleepy Eye HOME

MANKATO EAST 5/5/14 3:00 PM Waseca AWAY 5/6/14 2:30 PM Owatonna AWAY 5/6/14 2:30 PM Rochester John Marshall AWAY 5/10/14 1:00 PM Mankato East Invitational HOME 5/13/14 3:30 PM Rochester Mayo AWAY 5/13/14 3:30 PM Faribault AWAY 5/16/14 1:00 PM Hutchinson AWAY MANKATO WEST 5/1/14 3:30 PM Waseca AWAY 5/6/14 2:30 PM Rochester Century HOME 5/12/14 3:30 PM Blue Earth Area AWAY 5/13/14 2:30 PM Albert Lea AWAY 5/16/14 1:00 PM Hutchinson AWAY NEW ULM PUBLIC 5/2/14 4:15 PM Blue Earth Area AWAY 5/3/14 9:00 AM Fairmont Invitational AWAY 5/6/14 3:45 PM St. Peter AWAY 5/9/14 12:30 PM Jordan Tourney AWAY 5/10/14 12:30 PM Jordan Tourney AWAY 5/12/14 3:45 PM Saint James HOME NEW ULM CATHEDRAL 4/29/14 4:00 PM G-F-W HOME 4/29/14 4:15 PM Wabasso HOME 5/5/14 4:30 PM Springfield AWAY 5/6/14 4:00 PM Minnesota Valley Lutheran HOME 5/13/14 4:30 PM Springfield AWAY 5/20/14 4:30 PM Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart HOME MINNESOTA VALLEY LUTHERAN 4/30/14 10:00 AM Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart AWAY 5/6/14 4:00 PM New Ulm Cathedral AWAY 5/8/14 4:30 PM Wabasso AWAY 5/12/14 10:00 AM Cedar Mountain AWAY 5/15/14 4:15 PM Sleepy Eye AWAY 5/15/14 4:30 PM Springfield AWAY 5/19/14 4:30 PM Springfield AWAY

SIBLEY EAST 5/2/14 4:00 PM G-F-W AWAY 5/5/14 4:00 PM Belle Plaine HOME 5/5/14 4:00 PM Jordan AWAY 5/7/14 12:30 PM Norwood-Young America AWAY 5/12/14 1:00 PM Belle Plaine AWAY

SLEEPY EYE PUBLIC 4/30/14 10:00 AM Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 5/1/14 4:30 PM Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 5/2/14 4:30 PM Springfield 5/2/14 4:30 PM Wabasso 5/8/14 4:00 PM Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's 5/8/14 4:30 PM Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's 5/12/14 10:00 AM Cedar Mountain 5/12/14 10:00 AM G-F-W 5/15/14 4:15 PM Minnesota Valley Lutheran 5/15/14 4:30 PM Springfield 5/19/14 4:30 PM Wabasso 5/27/14 10:00 AM Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 6/2/14 10:00 AM Madelia SLEEPY EYE ST. MARY'S 4/29/14 4:30 PM Cedar Mountain 4/29/14 4:30 PM Springfield 5/1/14 4:30 PM Madelia 5/2/14 4:30 PM Red Rock Central 5/5/14 4:30 PM Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 5/8/14 4:00 PM Sleepy Eye 5/8/14 4:30 PM Sleepy Eye 5/15/14 4:30 PM Wabasso ST. CLAIR 5/1/14 4:15 PM Madelia 5/5/14 1:30 PM Triton 5/5/14 1:30 PM Triton 5/6/14 4:00 PM Truman/GHEC/Martin Luther 5/16/14 4:30 PM Alden-Conger 5/16/14 4:30 PM Maple River 5/20/14 9:00 AM LC-WM 5/27/14 0:00 AM Truman/GHEC/Martin Luther 6/2/14 0:00 AM Madelia

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