Pair from RCTC are softball All-Amerca
DeAnna Mockand Anna Ramboldtof the 2010 Rochester Community and Technical College softball team have been named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA NJCAA Division III All-America Team.
Mock is a sophomore pitcher from Rochester. The John Marshall grad went 23-10 on the year with a 2.43 ERA and 186 strikeouts. She was also an All-American as a freshman and helped guide RCTC to the NJCAA Division III National Tournament in both her seasons with the Yellowjackets.
Ramboldt is a first baseman from Goodhue. She batted .451 with 45 runs, 78 hits, 55 RBIs and 11 walks as a freshman.
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A pair of former Hiawatha Valley League rivals have teamed up to help set a record for the women's track and field team at Northwestern College in St. Paul.
Triton grad Emily Henslinand Kasson-Mantorville grad Lyssa Hesterwere members of same 1,600-meter relay relay team that set a school record at Northwestern this season. Henslin and Hester are both freshman and part of a relay that turned in a school-best time of 4:05.01 in the 1,600.
Henslin and Hester were also members of the 400 relay team that qualified for the national meet and placed seventh.
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The Century girls track and field team has had student/athletes achieved Academic All-State based on their overall grade-point average and their track performances this spring. Honored for Century were Jenny Guibert, Stephanie Murray, Madeline Youngberg, Emily Holman, Ariel Hayward, Jessica Christy, Anna Wagner, Bethany Schultz, Elise Topazian, Kendall Leet-Otleyand Karli Fink.
The Panthers are coached by Kris Allen.
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Special Olympics athlete Matthew Coplerof Byron has been selected to Team Minnesota at the 2010 USA National Games in Nebraska. He is currently raising money to support his trip and asks the public to consider sponsoring him in competition.
Copler, 21, will compete at the National Games in golf. He hopes to raise $600 to help Special Olympics Minnesota pay for his competition, transportation and housing expenses. The public is invited to help him reach that goal by sponsoring him through the Sponsor-an-Athlete website: www.sponsoranathlete.kintera.org. To sponsor a specific athlete, click "Sponsor a Participant," then enter the athlete’s name where prompted. To make a general team donation, search for the participant "Team Minnesota."
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The Outstate team will have a strong southeastern Minnesota representation in tonight's 37th annual Minnesota high school football all-start game. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at St. Cloud State University.
Mayo wide receiver Adam Valen, Byron defensive back Zach Southwick,Austin running back Jerrad Ryks, Grand Meadow defensive back Michael Gehling, Caledonia wide receiver Isaac Fruechteand Southland guard David Schotanusare all on the 43-player Outstate squad, whose head coach is Jon Vikof Rochester Century.
Also on the Outstate team are Big Nine Conference players Bo Putrah(Faribault linebacker), Andy Pfeiffer(Mankato West RB), and Colby Straka(Mankato West guard). Blooming Prairie head coach Chad Gimbelhas been one of Vik's assistants in the six days of training camp leading up to tonight's game.
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Aaron Sennewas 4-for-17 with a double and four RBIs in his first five games with the Jamestown Jammers of the New York-Penn League, a Class A affiliate of the Florida Marlins.
He had an on-base percentage of .364 and had at least one hit in three of the five games, and an RBI in three of the five. The Jammers are 4-3 since their opener on June 18.
Senne was drafted in the 10th round by the Marlins on June 8 and signed in time to get into the team's lineup at first base on opening day. He was Big 12 Conference co-player of the year and was a third-team All-American this spring playing for the University of Missouri. He batted .400 for his senior season with 16 home runs and 59 RBIs.