Rochester Mayo senior Lynnsey Hady has announced she will attend North Dakota State College of Science and play women's basketball.
NDSCS is a scholarship junior college team located in Wahpeton, N.D.
Hady is a 5-foot-11 shooting guard. As a junior, she averaged 11.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.8 steals per game. She also showed good outside range by making 61 3-point shots on her way to be named to the Big Nine All-Conference team.
Hady helped Mayo post a 23-5 overall record in 2019-20 and a runner-up finish in the Big Nine Conference with a 19-3 mark. The Spartans reached the Section 1AAAA championship game before dropping a narrow 62-60 contest to Farmington.
In a Tweet, Hady said: "So excited to announce my commitment to NDSCS I’m so thankful for all my coach’s teammates and family who have got me here can’t wait to be a wildcat!!!!"
Rochester native Jim Gathje has been elected into the St. John's University athletic Hall of Fame.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. John's will not have a ceremony this year and Gathje will join as a member of the 2021 class.
Gathje was a 1982 Lourdes grad who won the Class A state championship in the 3,200-meter run as a senior. He went on to have a stellar cross country and track and field career at St. John's and was the fourth of five brothers to run for the Johnnies.
Gathje was a dominant runner in the steeplechase at St. John's. The steeplechase blends distance running, hurdling and water jumps over a 3,000-meter course. Gathje's finished in the top eight at the Division III national outdoor meet all four years in the steeplechase and he won back-to-back national titles in 1985 and '86. His winning time of 8:43.90 in 1986 is still a Division III meet record. And his best time in the event -- 8:39.80 in 1985 -- remains both a school and Division III record 35 years later.
Over the course of his career, Gathje earned All-MIAC honors seven times in cross country and track and field. He finished in the top 10 at the MIAC meet in cross country twice, including a championship as a senior in the fall of 1985 -- the same season in which he finished 19th at the Division III national meet.
Gathje currently resides in the Twin Cities.
Elgin native Travis Walch recently started running some 3-on-3 backyard football tournaments and so far they have been successful. The second of a two-weekend event wrapped up in Rochester this past weekend. But with high school football now starting back up, varsity players were no longer allowed to participate.
Walch said that he still had 18 teams take part last weekend with players in grades 5-10 competing in different divisions.
Carlie Hildebrandt, a 2020 Stewartville High School grad, has announced she will play college softball at Rochester Community and Technical College.
Hildebrandt was an All-Conference catcher for the Tigers, but like all players she did not get to play her senior season in the spring of 2020 due to COVID-19.
Hildebrandt did play hockey for Lourdes during the 2019-20 school year, helping the Eagles place fourth in the Class A state tournament.
A pair of golfers from Rochester placed in the top two in their divisions last week at the Minnesota Golf Association Senior Tour finals at the White Bear Yacht Club in White Bear Lake.
Ken Gerszenyi placed second last Tuesday in the Senior Gross Division behind only Leif Carlson, considered the best senior amateur player in the state. Gerszenyi also won the net total title in the Senior Gross Division last Monday. There were a total of 35 golfers in the division.
Rochester's John Mozina, who plays out of Eastwood Golf Course, won the championship in the Gross-Master/Super Senior Division. He topped a field of 40 golfers to win his championship.
Guy N. Limbeck is a sports writer for the Post Bulletin. His Local Notebook appears each Tuesday. He can be reached at email@example.com.