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August 17th

Season comes to an end for Glencoe

Glencoe’s hopes of finishing off a promising 2016 season with a state tournament appearance were dashed on Friday, Aug. 12 with a 4-2 loss to Crow River Valley League western division rival Brownton in a second-round Region 7C elimination game.

The Brewers began regional play by losing to eventual 7C champion Waconia on Saturday, Aug. 6 before surviving the opening round of elimination play by besting Carver 3-2 the next day to set up a showdown with the Bruins with the winner clinching a state berth and the loser closing up shop for the summer.

Plato returning to state tournament

After persevering through the Region 7C bracket despite an opening round loss, Plato will have a chance to defend its state title as the region’s second seed in the upcoming Class C tournament.

The Blue Jays, tottering on the brink of elimination after falling to Brownton on Aug. 5, instead recorded three consecutive one-run victories on Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14 to wrap up a second place regional finish after falling to Waconia in Sunday’s tourney finale.

Brownton qualifies for state

After missing out on the Region 7C Tournament in 2015, the Brownton Bruins made good on their return by clinching the regional’s fourth and final state tournament berth by going 2-2 in this year’s bracket.

The Bruins claimed their trip to this season’s state tourney – their first since 2013 –by defeating Glencoe 4-2 in an elimination-round game on Friday, Aug. 12.

August 11th

Correction on candidacy filing information

The Chronicle erred in Wednesday's issue when it reported that the term of Plato Mayor Bob Becker is up for election this year. It is not. Up for election in Plato are council seats currently held by Dennis Oltmann and Robert Pflipsen. Filings for candidacy close Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Renville County declares state of emergency

The Renville County Board of Commissioners met in emergency session today (Thursday) to declare a state of emergency due to the recent heavy rain and flooding that affected much of the county, according to Emergency Management Director Mike Hennen.

The West Central Tribune in Willmar reported that Olivia had over 9 inches of rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

This declaration is the first step in the process of obtaining disaster assistance for government owned property damaged by the storm.

August 10th

Glencoe one game from state berth

After suffering a sizable defeat in its Region 7C Tournament opener, the Glencoe Brewers kept their postseason hopes alive with a clutch victory to advance to the final weekend of regional play.

The tournament did not open kindly for seventh-seeded Glencoe, as No. 2 seed Waconia 10-runned the Brewers, 13-3, in seven innings on Saturday, Aug. 6, in St. Bonifacius.

Brownton stuns Plato, to play Glencoe in state qualifier

It was quite the return to regional play for Brownton, as the eighth-seeded Bruins stunned No. 1 seeded – and defending state champion – Plato, 6-5, in ten innings of the Region 7C Tournament opener on Friday, Aug. 5, in Watertown.

The Blue Jays carried an 18-game winning streak into the game and had swept the Bruins in two Crow River Valley League meetings this season. They took an early 1-0 lead as Tyler Lang singled home Nolan Lepel with a two-out single off starting pitcher Josh Wendlandt in the bottom of the first inning.

Plato facing elimination in regionals

What a difference a weekend makes.

Plato entered the Region 7C opener on Friday, Aug. 5, riding high as defending regional and state champions and were also in full control of its season via an 18-game winning streak.

One loss to Plato changed all of that in the blink of an eye.

The eighth-seeded Bruins stunned the top-seeded Blue Jays with a 6-5, 10-inning defeat at Watertown – Plato’s first loss since May 22 – suddenly setting the Crow River Valley champions into a fight for their postseason lives.

Otto-Fisher headed to UW-Superior

Glencoe-Silver Lake head girls’ basketball and girls’ soccer coach Zach Otto-Fisher has resigned his roles with the school in order to accept a position as assistant coach for the University of Wisconsin-Superior womens’ basketball team.

Minneapolis touts new force policy

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and Mayor Betsy Hodges touted the police department’s new use-of-force policy at a press conference Monday.
There is much to admire about the new policy, particularly its mission of preservation of “the sanctity of life.” It isn’t black lives matter, or blue lives matter, or white lives matter, it’s the sanctity of all life. That’s a principle that we all need to adopt, regardless of our ethnicity, race, profession or social stances.