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April 11th, 2019

McLeod County-Minutes

McLeod County

McLeod County
Board of Commissioners
Meeting Minutes
3/19/19

Commissioners Nagel, Pohlmeier, Krueger, Shimanski and Wright were present.
Wright moved, Pohlmeier seconded, and motion carried unanimously to approve the agenda.

April 10th

Seniors abound on baseball squad

If you’re looking for senior leadership on this spring’s Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball
team, you sure won’t have to look far.
There are 13 seniors on this season’s 21-player varsity roster – an abundance of
experience as the team looks to put together a successful 2019.
Three of those seniors have been named captains: Andrew Wraspir, Dane Schwirtz
and Gabe Roepke.
The senior class looks to lead GSL one step further than last season and return the
Panthers back to the state tournament for the first time since 2016.

Softball team set for successful season

After hovering around the .500 mark last season, the Glencoe-Silver Lake softball
team is looking to break through in the 2019 season.
“We are ready,” coach Steve Davis said. “We are always excited to start another
season and we have a great group of student athletes.”
There are 11 players on this year’s team returning with varsity experience,
including five seniors, on the 13-player varsity roster.
Back from last year is the battery of Brianna Wraspir and Kasidy Cacka, with Kaitlyn
Uecker, Lily Schmitt and Hannah Boesche also returning to the infield. In the outfield

Girls' golfers ready to hit the links

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ golf team returned to the links (nearly) on schedule
this season – a far cry from last April’s meteorological hijinx.
“Practice just isn’t the same inside,” coach Emily Forberg said.
Winter released its grip on time for the Panthers to get in a meet on Monday, April 8.
However, a snowstorm forecast for later this week threatens to once again throw
the early season into flux.
“We’re supposed to be in New London-Spicer on Thursday and Litchfield on Friday...
we’ll see,” Forberg said with a cringe.

Wraspir no-hits Sibley East in softball opener

Despite the weather, the Glencoe-Silver Lake softball season opened in just about
the best way possible.
The Panthers shrugged off the cold and rainy conditions and thumped visiting Sibley
East by a score of 11-1.
Starting pitcher Brianna Wraspir no-hit the Wolverines, striking out nine batters
while walking two over a six-inning complete game victory. She gave up just one
unearned run as the visitors scored their lone run on a pair of errors in the second
inning.
GSL never trailed in the game, taking a 1-0 first-inning lead with Wraspir scoring the
run.

Baseball opens season with a split

While the team had high hopes for a sweep, the Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball squad
had to settle for a split of its opening two games at Vollmer Field last week.
While Opening Day went as well as it could have in a 10-0 blanking of visiting Sibley
East on Tuesday, April 2, the week capped in a disappointing 6-5 loss to Hutchinson
three days later.
GSL led the Tigers 5-0 heading into the sixth inning before the visitors scored two
runs in the sixth and four more in the seventh to steal away the one-run victory and
drop the Panthers to 1-1 on the season.

GSL’s prom Saturday at City Center

Members of the GSL Prom Committee have worked hard to plan and prepare an enjoyable prom. The group includes (back row, from left) Taylor Kaczmarek, Kalie Butcher, Maddie Emery, Morgan Verdeck, Gia Venier, Claire Witte, Mia Laplant, advisor Krysten Dane, Lily Schmitt, Hannah Boesche, (front row, from left) Tess Chap, Courtney Richer, Holly Bandemer, Grace Garoutte, Sydney Lepel, Kait Popp, and Abby Gronlund. Prom is Saturday, April 13. The grand march begins at 4 p.m. An evening of dinner and dancing will be after grand march at Glencoe City Center.

Panthers open season in Mankato

The Glencoe-Silver Lake track and field teams opened their spring season in a meet at Minnesota State University in Mankato Tuesday, April 9, after the Chronicle went to press. GSL competes at home April 30.

Panthers open season in Mankato

The Glencoe-Silver Lake track and field teams opened their spring season in a meet at Minnesota State University in Mankato Tuesday, April 9, after the Chronicle went to press. GSL competes at home April 30.

A special guest

GSL pre-schooler Cameron Venier got an up-close look at a special guest in class last week, a pygmy-fainting goat cross owned by classmate Aspen Kohmen and held by her mother, Sky. The goat was one of several farm animals to visit preschool class last week.