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• All fourth-graders are invited to attend Rochester Youth Baseball Association’s fourth-grade majors tryouts the week of April 9-14. Each fourth-grader should receive a postcard in the mail specifying the dates and times of these tryouts. Postcards were sent out March 26. If you wish to play minors only, you do not need to come to tryouts and will be called sometime in late April or early May with your team assignment. Players showing up at a tryout area other than the one assigned on their postcard won’t be allowed to tryout.

RYBA board members will be running all of the tryouts for 4th grade this year.


• Nine-year-old Katie Robinson of Kasson helped win the championship game in Minnesota Selects on March 29-April 1st in St Cloud. Minnesota Selects is an invite-only and has become one of the elite hockey festivals in the U.S. Scouts from across the country were at hand to watch. Katie was one of 68 girls from throughout Minnesota. Only two girls from southern Minnesota, Katie Robinson of Dodge County and Kate Valentine of Rochester, were selected and coached by Tom Aney of Rochester. Katie and Kate played on the South Team, along with girls from Edina, Minnetonka, Lakeville, Apple Valley, Mankato, Eden Prarie, Bloomington, Shakopee, Red Wing, and REV. It was the North vs. South, vs East and West. The South took the title.


Katie Robinson is the second girl from Dodge County — the first was Madison Tibben in 2005 — to go to Selects, and 98 percent of all girls division one college players from Minnesota have played in Minnesota Selects and at least 18 boys that have played in Minn. Selects have gone on to play for the NHL.

Katie will plan on playing in the Squirt program this next season with Dodge County Youth Hockey.

More info can be found at


• The Rochester Goalkeepers Academy is now taking registration for the 2007 outdoor soccer season for all High School, Traveling and Rec Goalkeepers.

Training starts April 24 and continues through October. Private training is available. Contact Darrell Sible at for further information.

• Uniroyal Tire and Adamson Motors Inc. are teaming up this season to provide the Zumbro Valley Recreational League with new soccer balls and funds. The donation is all part of a continuing commitment by Uniroyal and its key dealers to support youth soccer leagues across the nation.

Players from the Zumbro Valley Recreational League will receive a certificate redeemable for a free soccer ball at Adamson Motors Inc. beginning in April (while supplies last). In addition, Uniroyal and Adamson Motors Inc. will present the league with a cash donation of $2 for every Uniroyal® tire sold to the general public through May 6.


For more information, call 252-2395.


• Some Med-City Aquatics youth swim club results from the Minnesota C Finals Meet:

• Ben Bohn turned in a best time in his 50 Freestyle. • Kate Bohn grabbed three new B times (200 IM drop of nearly 30 seconds, 100 Fly drop of over 6 seconds, and 50 Back drop of over 3 seconds). Her 50 Back was good for a second place finish. • Kasey Ericson turned in two new B times and 3 best times overall. Her 50 Free was a second place finish, and she had two other third-place awards. • Maggie Ericson also had three best times, with the largest drop being over 3 seconds in her 100 IM. • Madeline Faubion swam to a new B time in the 50 Free and had a drop of over 10 seconds in her 200 Free.

• Mary Goergen had two best times, taking over 4 seconds out of the 50 Free and over 7 from the 100 Free. • Michaela Pfeifer had 100% best times, taking off a low of 1.7 seconds from her 50 Free, and a high of over 10 seconds off her 200 Free. Her 50 is a new B Time. • Hanneke Van Deursen dropped nearly 3 seconds off of her 100 Breaststroke. • Willemijn Van Deursen snatched a victory and a new B time in the 50 Backstroke.


Rochester Youth Wrestling Results, March 16–April 1:

Stewartville NWYA District Qualifier


Tyler Bidwell- 3rd Gr – 2nd Place

Grant Heller - 4th Gr - 1st pl

Stephen Orlowski - 4th gr - 3rd pl

Jake Hanson -6th gr – 1st pl

Jason Callanan – 6th Gr – 1st Pl

AAU State Tournament

Brady Nelson - 4th gr. 1st Place

Denley Minske – 5th Gr 4th Place

Northland Youth Wrestling Association regional qualifier

(places 1-4 qualified for the NYWA State Tournament)

Tyler Bidwell 3rd gr – 2nd Place

Kenny Maclin  4th gra - 1st Place

Grant Heller     4th gr - 2nd Place

Brady Nelson 4th gr – 3rd Place

Keatton Steiger   5th gr - 3rd Place

Carter Williamson 5th gr – 6th Place

Jake Hanson - 6th gr – 1st Place

Jason Callanan – 6th gr – 2nd Place

Sam Hinsch – 6th gr – 2nd Place

Logan Luker – 6th gr – 2nd Place

Austin Giordano  6th gr 5th Place

NYWA State Tournament

March 31- April 1

Tyler Bidwell, Kenny Maclin, Grant Heller, Brady Nelson, Keatton Steiger,Jake Hanson, Jason Callanan, Sam Hinsch and Logan Luker participated in the tournament. Jake Hanson placed 5th.

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