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Archive - May 2015

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May 27th

County Board invests in technology

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners opted to invest in technology upgrades at its May 19 meeting, which will save time and funds in the long run.
Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst was granted his request to purchase a new Trimble R10 GPS surveying instrument, tablet PC and miscellaneous hardware and software from Frontier Precision in St. Cloud for a total cost of $31,368.95, with funding coming from the Recorder Technology Fund.

Bruins remain unbeaten

Brownton Bruins’ skipper Doug Schuette took advantage of the May 20 exhibition game against Fairfax to give his reserves some significant playing time.

They came through for their manager, pulling out a 6-2 win to preserve the Bruins’ spotless season record, which is now 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Crow River Valley League.

Blue Jays return home at 5-0

With five wins in five road games to start the season, the Plato Blue Jays will return home for the first time this season for a weekend set against Winsted and Brownton with an undefeated record.

Plato improved to 5-0 by means of a 3-1 win at Chaska on Thursday, May 21, and a 4-2 besting of host Hamburg on Monday, May 25.

Starting pitcher Cody Hallahan earned the win with eight innings of seven-hit, one-run ball against Chaska. He struck out eight batters while walking two. Matt Odegaard notched the save with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Brewers fall back to .500

The Glencoe Brewers fell back to .500 after two losses over the Memorial Day weekend.

Hutchinson proved to be rude visitors on their trip to Vollmer Field on Thursday, May 21, hanging a 10-2 loss on the host Brewers to bring a previous two-game winning streak to an end.

The Huskies put up two in the top of the first inning, then broke the game open with four in the third.

Trap team sixth in conference

The Glencoe-Silver Lake trapshooting team fell back to sixth place in the Class 4A – Conference 4 standings last week after posting a score of 4,386 points in Week 4. The Panthers had risen to fifth place in the conference the week before, but were overtaken by Cretin-Derham Hall, who posted a 4,570.5 in Week 4.

Entering Week 5, GSL had 18,159 total points – just behind the Raiders’ season tally of 18,252.5. Sartell remained in seventh in the conference race with 17,413.5 points. McGregor-Aiktin-Cromwell led Conference 4 with 28,648.5 points.

Track teams third at subsectional meet

The Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ and girls’ track and field teams both finished third in their respective Section 2A Subsection 8 competitions at GSL High School on Thursday, May 21. More importantly, each squad advanced several members to the section championship meet this Saturday at Mankato West High School. 

Ten members of the GSL girls team qualified for the section finals over three field events, two relays and five individual running events. 

Boys' golf wraps up regular season

The Glencoe-Silver Lake closed out its regular season with a two-day appearance at the Dassel-Cokato Chargers Invitational May 18-19. The Panthers finished 13th at the tournament with a team score of 807, carding a 398 on day one and a 409 on day two.

Dylan Schuth led the team with respective scores of 94 and 98.  Mitchell Beneke went 112/97, Trevor Posusta 104/109 and Tyler Hausladen went 111/121. Splitting duties were Christian Higgins and Reid Vanhove, who put up a 100 and 108, respectively, as well as Jayden Lachermeier and Leam Armstrong who put up a 100 and 106.

Softball season comes to a close

A 6-3 loss at Belle Plaine in the opening round of the Section 2AA Tournament on Tuesday, May 19, brought an end to the season for the Glencoe-Silver Lake softball team.  The Panthers’ 2015 campaign came to a close with a 6-9 overall record.

Belle Plaine, seeded second in the 2AA north subsection, seized a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first and doubled that edge to 6-0 by the time No. 7 seed GSL had its first baserunner in the top of the fifth.

Girls' golf tunes up for section meet

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ golf team took part in one final tune-up for this week’s Section 5AA Tournament, competing in the Annandale Scramble on Wednesday, May 20.

As a team, the Panthers finished 11th with 174 points. Team members were paired into three groups of two and GSL’s top duo of Alexis Kerslake and Ashlyn Ratike finished in fifth place with a total score of 78. The pairing of Claire Wraspir and Grace Kosek recorded a 96, with the twosome of Lindsay Wedin and Jenna Lokensgard carding a 97.

Baseball wins sectional opener

A three-run home run from Mason Goettl helped the Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball team hold off an upset bid on the part of LeSueur-Henderson and win its Section 2AA Tournament opener 4-2 on Friday, May 22 at Vollmer Field.

The Panthers, the top seed in the north subsection, looked prepped to make short work of the eighth-seeded Giants under sunny skies. Teddy Petersen led off the bottom of the first inning with a hard double into the left field corner before a fielding error put and No. 2 hitter Bennett Bielke on at second base with Petersen moving to third with nobody out.