AUSTIN EDITION -- YOUTH SPORTS - Austin youth soccer camps in March

Austin Park and Recreation is conducting a soccer camp for boys and girls ages 5-10 on March 16, 23 and 30 at Ellis Middle School.

The cost is $5 per day or $10 for all three days.

The camp will focus on different drills with each daily session ending with four-on-four games.

Registration ends March 1 at the Austin Park and Rec office, 121 NE 4th Ave.

The Lourdes 5th grade girls won the Hudson tournament last weekend. The Eagles defeated a solid Eau Claire team in their first game 36-31. While each member of the team scored, Alexa Palen with eight and Kristen Luebbe and Alison Wasz each scoring six led the way. Claire Reider, Luebbe, and Wasz led in rebounding while Palen had six steals and seven assists. Second half scoring from Molly Rea and Lizzy Wolk helped extend the lead.


In the second game, the Eagles pulled away to defeat Richfield 33-20. Wasz with 10 points and Palen with nine led the winners. Danielle Nonn had 4 steals and five assists while Wasz and Luebbe led in rebounding.

In their last game, the team overcame some cold first half shooting, scoring 15 points in the third quarter to defeat Hastings 37-18. Wasz, with many offensive rebounds, led the team with 13 points and Palen added 12. Alex Spelhaug contributed five rebounds and the team displayed good passing with 11 assists recorded on the 18 field goals made.

The Rochester Central Lutheran 7th/8th grade boys basketball team took first place at the 6th-annual Faribault Lutheran Basketball Tournament Jan. 18-20. The RCLS Bobcats won their first game, against Sioux Falls Lutheran, 53-25. Leading scorers were Luke Goetting with 13 and Nate McNamara with 9.

In their second game, against Trinity Lutheran of Janesville, the Bobcats won 53-35. Leading the scoring were Mike Gozola and Ryan Kriesel, each with 11.

The championship game, against St. Wenceslaus of New Prague, was a 46-38 win. Leading scorers were Luke Goetting and Nate McNamara, each with 13.

Also at the Faribault Tournament that weekend, the Rochester Central Lutheran 7th/8th grade girls team placed fourth. The first game was lost in overtime against Sioux Falls Lutheran 21-20. The second game, again in overtime, was a 23-22 win over Randolph. In the consolation championship game, the lady Bobcats lost to the Sioux Falls Lutheran, 24-20.

The Rochester Century Panthers seventh grade boys A traveling basketball team, the Panthers (21-10 overall) took second place in the 17th-annual Owatonna Classic tournament on Feb. 2-3.

In the championship, the Panthers played a fabulous defensive game, trading baskets with Owatonna until the final seconds of the game. Josh Lee pulled down 12 rebounds while Justin Bunke contributed 9 rebounds and 15 points. Doc Deedrick added 7 points and 4 steals. Owatonna won 33-29.


Rochester Area Gymnastics Academy (RAGA) competed in the Olympic Challenge meet at the Rivercity Gymnastics Club in Winona. The RAGA Ice, RAGA Rockets, and RAGA Tidal Wave took first, third, and fifth places in their divisions.

The threee teams are coached by Steve Wessenberg and Dan Christy. Among the RAGA gymnasts competing, the following placed in the top 6 in individual competition:


Vault: (1) Jennifer Anklan, 7.6; (2) Beth Schoon, 7.55; (3) Haley Glynn and Alex Jacobs, 7.5; (6) Allie Schoon, 7.4. Bars: (1) Haley Glynn, 6.7; (2) Jennifer Anklan, 6.1; (4) Beth Schoon, 5.5; (5) Allie Schoon, 5.4 Beam: (3) Haley Glynn, 6.3; (4) Jennifer Anklan, 6.2; (5) Alex Jacobs, 5.9; (6) Allie Schoon, 4.9 Floor: (1) Haley Glynn, 7.5; (2) Jennifer Anklan, 7.35; (6) Beth Schoon, 6.25. All Around: (1) Haley Glynn, 28.4; (3) Jennifer Anklan, 27.2; (5) Alex Jacobs, 24.5; (6) Beth Schoon, 23.9.


Vault: (1) Kelsey Burns, 8.0; Tricia Anklan, 8.0; (4) Angela Balcome, 7.9; (6) Emily Williamson, 7.6. Bars: (1) Kelsey Burns, 7.4; (2) Tricia Anklan, 7.3; (4) Emily Williamson, 6.2; (5) Alysa Wilson, 5.3. Beam: (1) Tricia Anklen, 7.7; (4) Kelsey Burns and Emily Williamson, 6.9; (6) Alysa Wilson, 6.25. Floor: (1) Kelsey Burns, 8.5; (3) Tricia Anklan, 7.8; (4) Emily Williamson, 7.7; (5) Alysa Wilson, 7.65 AA: (1) Kelsey Burns, 30.8; (2) Tricia Anklan, 30.8; (4) Emily Williamson, 28.4; (5) Alysa Wilson, 27.15; (6) Algela Balcome, 26.7.


Vault: (1) Natasha Nelson, 8.3; (3) Chelsea Cliff, 7.7. Bars: (1) Natasha Nelson, 6.3; (2) Chelsea Cliff, 6.2, Upper division: (6) Jade Sinclair, 8.0. Beam: (1) Natasha Nelson, 7.2; (6) Chelsea Fliff, 6.0 Floor: (2) Natasha Nelson, 7.85; (4) Chelsea Cliff, 7.3 All Around: (1) Natasha Nelson, 29.65; (3) Chelsea Cliff, 27.2.



Vault: (1) Katrina Langr, 8.2; (2) Maria Succio, 8.0; Bars: (1) Katrina Langr, 7.6; (3) Maria Succio, 6.3. Beam: (2) Katrina Langr, 6.3; (3) Maria Succio, 6.2; Floor: (2) Katrina Langr, 7.7; (3) Maria Succio, 7.2; AA: (2) Katrina Langr, 29.8; (3) Maria Succio, 27.

Call RAGA, located at 4430 19th St. NW, at (507) 285-9262 for information about classes and teams. The next gymnastics session begins March 20.

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