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WEM varsity volleyball team and coaches, front row, left to right: Alayna Atherton, Josie Volkmann, Claire Bohlen, Grace Baker, and manager Mitch Tegmeier. Back row, left to right: Briley Velzke, Assistant Coach Ken Trnka, Miranda Krystosek, Tatum Richards, McKenna Schuster, Tianna Pope, Addison Condon, Ashlyn Pelant, Liza Baker, and Head Coach Crystal Lamont. (Jay Schneider photo)

With three returning All-Gopher Conference players returning and only one play gone from last year’s team, the WEM volleyball team should be a contender for the Conference, Sub-Section, and Section titles in 2023. WEM finished third in the conference with a 9-2 record and was 18-14 overall, winning...

The Minnesota Baseball Association honors its longtime legal counsel at a ceremony last month in St. Patrick. The group includes (from left) Mark Forsman, Brever's daughter, Eric Brever, Pat Goggins and Mike Sticha. ( Photo courtesy Minnesota Baseball Association)

The Minnesota Baseball Association recognized the services of Eric Brever and Pat Goggins last month in St. Patrick with a pregame ceremony before the Irish faced Union Hill. Brever and Goggins have served as the pro-bono league counsel for the MBA. Goggins started serving as legal counsel back in...

The Irish celebrated their win over St.Paul Saturday in Waconia.

St. Patrick topped St. Paul while Veseli, Union Hill and Waterville suffered season-ending losses in the opening round of the Minnesota Baseball Association’s state tournament this weekend. After defeating the St. Paul Capitols, 7-1, Saturday, Aug. 19, the Class B Irish will face Baseball 365...

The Waterville Indians defeated Gaylord and Belle Plaine to advance to their second straight Class C State Amateur Baseball Tourney. They will play Sunday, August 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Delano against New Ulm. Front row, left to right: Isaac Turner, Ethan Bartelt, Nolan Wetzel, Josh Cook, Brody Boran, Thomas Hiller, Matthew Werk, Tommy Gannon, and Sam Stier. Back row, left to right: Nolan Grose, Shane Sellner, Sean Klugherz, Jayson Schneider, Luke Sellner, Dallas McBroom, Dalton Grose, Colby Fessel, Blaydn Bartelt, and Coach Rick Sellner. Not pictured were Ivan Pratt, Tyler Brekke, Mac Lemcke, and Ben Boran. (Submitted photo)

The story about the Waterville Indians amateur baseball team advancing to the 2022 Class C State Tournament could be written almost exactly the same this year. The Indians did it the hard way, but in the end it really doesn’t matter how it was accomplished. The Waterville Indians won two straight...

After beating Hampton in two one-run games with solid pitching and defense in the Section 1B playoffs, the St. Patrick Irish thumped the Cardinals, 10-4, in the series finale Tuesday, Aug. 8, to win a spot in the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Association State Tournament. (John Mueller photo)

When the state amateur baseball tournament convenes this weekend in Dassel, Delano, Litchfield and Waconia, the Dakota, Rice Scott League, a group including two favorites and a long shot to make the Class C state field will be well represented. Class C teams Faribault, Union Hill and Veseli earned...

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The Mallards shake hands and congratulate the Warriors after Veseli won Thursday nights game, 8-7.

Montgomery and Shakopee both fall in Thursdays games fighting for the third spot in the state amateur baseball tournament. Veseli will play Lonsdale at Lonsdale on Sunday at 2 p.m. More in the upcoming newspapers on August 17.
With four big runs in the third inning, Montgomery topped Union Hill, 5-1, Sunday, July 23, avenging an early-season loss in Montgomery. The Mallards used a balanced attack in the July 23 tilt. Five Ducks – Jack Barnett, Johnny Krocak, Ryan Iverson, Cole Pint and Ben Anderson – all scored runs in...

Morristown first baseman Doug Harmon makes a good play on a throw at first, averting a collision from Waterville catcher Isaac Turner. (Jay Schneider photo)

Two wins last weekend has advanced the Waterville Indians amateur baseball team into a familiar spot… the Region 6C Tournament. The Indians defeated Minnesota Lake (10-3) and Morrisown (6-1) to move into the 13-60 League Championship and secure one of four spots in the Region Playoff field....

Coach Joe Shallenberger from the Twins organization gives children direction on how to throw to home plate during the Twins Clinic on Thursday, July 13. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

The Minnesota Twins Youth Baseball Clinic on Thursday, July 13 at TCU’s Montgomery Middle and Elementary School’s outdoor fields was an inspiring event for all. “We love doing this. This is my passion, what keeps me going,” said Coach Joe Shallenberger from the Twins organization. Coaching is what...

Waterville Indians third baseman Ben Boran throws out Seth Anderson of Waseca during a 14-3, seven inning win for the Indians Sunday, July 16. (Jay Schneider photo)

Two runs in the bottom half of the 12th inning lifted the Morristown Morries amateur baseball team to a 9-8 win over Blue Earth in the 13-60 League finale for both teams Saturday, July 15. The win moved the Morries into 3rd place in the 13-60 League American Division standings and help them avert a...

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