Sometimes the scoreboard is not an entirely accurate depiction of how the game went. Although the final score pitted New Salem with the District 9 victory last Thursday, the Center-Stanton volleyball team could smile at their moral victory.
Most people who have ever tried to compete in a power pull say that all it takes is one time for people to get hooked. It’s that mentality that keeps some of the more traditional pullers active even as the sport transitions into a young man’s game.
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.