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May 25th

Brewers pick up two wins

The Glencoe Brewers ran their record to 6-2 on the season with a pair of weekend wins against Searles and Hamburg.

Glencoe rallied from an early 2-0 deficit by scoring in four straight innings to top host Searles 9-5 in a non-league game on Saturday, May 21.

Mason Goettl swung the big bat for the Brewers, going 4-for-5 with a two-run home run and a three-run double to give him five RBI and two runs scored on the day. Colt Trebesch and Derek Weber also scored twice each to make a winner out of starting pitcher Tanner Grack.

Blue Jays drop a pair

Green Isle dealt the Plato Blue Jays their first loss in Crow River Valley League play over the weekend, topping their hosts 4-2 in a West Division showdown on Sunday, May 22.

The loss was the Blue Jays’ second of a busy three-game set, as Chaska also defeated Plato 2-1 on Thursday, May 19. The Blue Jays did bust out the bats in the middle game of the trio, blasting Winsted 9-1 on Saturday, May 21.

Host Chaska got Plato’s long weekend off to a frustrating start, making a two-run second inning hold up to send the Blue Jays to a narrow non-league loss.

Track and Field teams shine at WCC West meet

A new individual conference record and four individual conference champions highlighted the Glencoe-Silver Lake track and field teams’ day at the Wright County Conference championship meet, held at Litchfield High School on Tuesday, May 17.

Maddie Monahan set a new conference standard in the 300-meter hurdles as her time of 46.12 seconds bettered the previous WCC record time of 46.2, which was set in 1993.

GSL softball season ends in playoff opener

The Glencoe-Silver Lake softball team saw its season come to an end on Friday, May 20 following a 7-0 loss to visiting Holy Family Catholic in the opening round of the Section 5AA Tournament.

While the majority of the contest was much closer than the final score indicated, a series of Panther miscues contributed to a five-run seventh inning for the Fire, turning a close contest into a lopsided affair.

Panthers claim top seed for subsectional tourney

With a 19-1 record and a No. 2 ranking in Class AA, the Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball team turns its attention towards the postseason after an 11-1 defeat of Rockford in its regular-season finale on Monday, May 23.

The Panthers earned the No. 1 seed for the West subsection of the Section 5AA playoff bracket and received a first-round bye. GSL is scheduled to take on either fourth seeded Litchfield or No. 5 Norwood Young America in a second round contest on Tuesday at Maple Lake.

Falling tree hits, kills Arlington man

A rural Arlington man was killed by a falling tree Tuesday, May 24, at about 6:40 p.m., according to the Sibley County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said Martin Ziesmer, 62, was attempting to herd cattle from a pasture with a four-wheeler because of the stormy weather when the tree fell on him. Rescue workers found him under the tree, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred about four miles north of Arlington.

The Arlington Fire Department and Ambulance Service assisted the sheriff's office at the scene.

Peterson earns Veteran Corps service award

Becky Peterson spent six years serving in the Minnesota Army National Guard with deployment to Iraq, but her service to her country didn’t stop there. After leaving the guard and going to college, Peterson now serves with the Minnesota Reading Corps as a tutor and professional learning group leader at Lakeside Elementary. 

Community lunch features Knowledge Bowl

Glencoe-Silver Lake students and community members continued to team up at the district’s community schools lunch Thursday with a round of Knowledge Bowl play. 
The Lincoln Junior High Knowledge Bowl members showed visitors the ropes in a 15-question round with topics ranging from revolutionary silversmiths to states of matter. 

McCarthys have a new son

Dawn and Mark McCarthy of Glencoe announce the birth of their son, Parker Bentley McCarthy, born May 20, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Parker weighed 6 pounds and was 18 inches long. He joins siblings Collyn Catlin and Marshall, Brayden and Dennis McCarthy. Grandparents are Cindy Flatgard of Winsted, Jerome Grack of New Auburn, Julie McCarthy of Hastings and Oswald Christen of Silver Lake. 

Son born to Jung family

Samantha and Alex Jung of Glencoe announce the birth of their son, Spencer Michael Jung, born May 17, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Spencer weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He joins sibling Liam. Grandparents are Fred and Jody Vollbrecht of Glencoe and Joan and Michael Jung of Brooklyn Park.