by Bruce Strand, Sports editor When stirrup socks were worn by every baseball player for about a century, they ranked behind only neckties as items of apparel that surely will baffle archaeologists digging into our strata centuries from now. “What in the world were these things for?” the excavators will ask. Still, uniforms seemed incomplete [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Anna Pipenhagen started playing softball in fourth grade when her dad, Jon, taught her the basics of pitching, using oversized bat and ball toys, on her grandparents’ lawn. In grade school she was a little twerp, but very determined to make her mark as a pitcher. After an empowering growth [...]
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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Allison Sterneman, a swimming, skiing and track athlete, will be a Minnesota Gopher in a sport she’s never tried: rowing. “I’m very excited about it,” the 6-foot-1 Zimmerman senior said after signing a letter of intent Wednesday, which will make her a Division I athlete with a partial scholarship. “This [...]
The Spectrum Sting beat PACT 7-3 on Tuesday in the first-ever softball game on their new field at Spectrum Sports Complex. Meghan Schroeder struck out nine batters in pitching the win, and Elizabeth Hackbarth notched two runs and five stolen bases. The Sting (1-1) will host North Lakes Academy on Saturday, 11 a.m.
The Spectrum baseball team scored six runs in the fifth inning and beat Cambridge Christian 11-4 on Tuesday in Cambridge. Hitting leaders were Ryan Pribnow 2-for-4 (double, two runs), Thomas Ogren 2-for-5 (double, RBI), Tristen Rosby 2-for-4 (RBI) and Connor Hansen 1-for-3 (double, two RBI). John Brand pitched four innings, allowing one hit and [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder notched their first-ever win over Little Falls 4-2 at home on Tuesday behind solid pitching from Zach Nolan and Mitch Mossman. This is the third year the two teams have been Granite Ridge Conference rivals. The Thunder were 0-4 previously against the Flyers, who have been strong in baseball. “The kids were [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor After six straight conference championships, the Rogers boys golf team are not the favorite in the 2014 season, in their coach’s opinion. Still, the Royals won their 38th straight Mississippi 8 meet Tuesday, scoring 319 at Becker, with Dylan Kline low shooter for the day with 76. Following were Buffalo [...]