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15th year of fishing derby didn’t bring disappointment

At 19 years old, Haleigh Erickson is an “old man.” The Stanton native reached the end of her days that she qualified as a “kid” in the 15th and final Ed McLain Memorial Old Man and Kid Fishing Derby. So she decided that she would be the adult partner in the 2010 competition held last Sunday during Stanton’s Knife River Days.

Posted 8/11/10 (Wed) read more »

Bringing it all together at state

If you asked Washburn American Legion coach Kip Erickson if he prefers to be lucky or good, the veteran coach doesn’t settle for one or the other.

Posted 8/04/10 (Wed) read more »

Rasmussen comes through with glove, bat in tourney opener

Meet Jeff Rasmussen, dream crusher. The Washburn American Legion outfielder was the man on the spot during the opening round of the Section 7 Tournament Thursday. His late-inning grab deep in the left field corner saved the run from scoring and then his seventh inning RBI clinched the 5-4 walkoff win over Hazen.

Posted 7/28/10 (Wed) read more »

Post 12 pounds Bears in regular season finale

Whether Mitch Wachendorf missed baseball is unknown but the Washburn American Legion baseball team missed him.

Posted 7/21/10 (Wed) read more »

Batting adjustments seal Bears defeat

Washburn spent five innings helping Hettinger’s defense with hits directly into their gloves. By the sixth inning, however, Post 12 found the gaps en route to an 8-2 victory in the first game of a Section 7 doubleheader Wednesday.

Posted 7/14/10 (Wed) read more »

Post 12 losses could mean positives down the road

No one likes to lose. However, the Washburn legion baseball team’s first Section 7 loss last week may force them to take a look at the bigger picture after flying undefeated to begin the season.

Posted 6/30/10 (Wed) read more »

Post 12 sneaks by Astros

Cody Durkee does not swing a heavy bat. Instead he relies on his keen eyesight to force pitchers to deliver a near perfect shot. That awareness makes him perfect for the leadoff position in the batting order.

Posted 6/23/10 (Wed) read more »

WWCS blows away Bowman in American Legion opener

Over the last few years as the baseball coach for Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton, Kip Erickson has seen massive talent come through his program. Three specific players that top his list are Cole Bender, Cody Durkee and Charlie Retterath.

Posted 6/16/10 (Wed) read more »

Corps visit proves educational

Col. Robert J. Ruch, the Corps of Engineers Omaha district commander, and other Corps officials met with a group of more than 20 individuals this past Thursday at Indian Hills Resort west of Garrison.

Posted 6/09/10 (Wed) read more »

Underdog status hurls Berger to the podium

Going into the Class B State Track and Field Meet for the first time last weekend, Wendlin Berger was overlooked as a strong competitor in the 100-meter hurdles. It’s a status that didn’t seem to bother the Center-Stanton junior as he burst out of the blocks for a preliminary time of 15.93 seconds. It was a shock to the other members of his flight as the 15th seed placed second in his flight.

Posted 6/02/10 (Wed) read more »