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.
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.
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.
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.