Archive for Happenings

Love INC – Heartland alley sale Wednesday, June 28

DELANO, MN – Love INC – Heartland, 318 Railroad Ave., Delano, will host an alley sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, offering bags of clothing for $8, among other deals.

Food distribution Tuesday, June 27, in Montrose

MONTROSE, MN – For Each and Every Day will conduct a food distribution from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the Montrose Community Center, 200 Center Ave. S., Montrose. Distributions are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, call (763) 227-3793.

James Wedgewood at Delano Library Tuesday, June 27

DELANO, MN – Professional vetriloquist James Wedgewood and his puppet friends will present a show from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at Delano Public Library. This is a Legacy event.

Lyndale Lutheran’s Here’s the Beef Sunday, June 25

MAPLE PLAIN, MN – Lyndale Lutheran Church, located at 8012 Co. Rd. 6, Maple Plain, will host Here’s the Beef: A Day in the Country from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25. The event will feature an outdoor polka worship service at 10:30 a.m., a meal, live music, petting zoo, kids games, a bake sale, a silent auction, and a meat raffle.

Delano’s Schramel to play in All-Star Series this weekend

Matt Kane
Sports Editor
DELANO — Recently-graduated Delano senior Jordan Schramel will play in the 43rd Annual Play Ball! Minnesota High School Baseball All-Star Series this weekend at Chaska Athletic Park.

Schramel will play for the Metro West team with players from Edina, Norwood Young America, Benilde-St.

Delano’s Jordan Schramel is not finished with his high school baseball career just yet. The recently-graduated senior will play for the West Metro team in the Play Ball! Minnesota All-Star Series this weekend in Chaska. Photo by Matt Kane

Delano’s Jordan Schramel is not finished with his high school baseball career just yet. The recently-graduated senior will play for the West Metro team in the Play Ball! Minnesota All-Star Series this weekend in Chaska.
Photo by Matt Kane

Margaret’s, Holy Family, Eden Prairie, Waconia, Maple Lake, Wayzata, Minnetonka and Minnehaha Academy.
Schramel is coming off an all-conference senior season in which he batted .328 at the plate, and was 3-2 with a 2.27 earned run average and 58 strikeouts in 44 innings on the mound.

The players and coaches from six all-star teams will meet for the first time Thursday for a practice, and later that night will get together for a banquet at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.

The round-robin schedule of games  begins Friday, June 23, and runs through the morning of Saturday, June 24. Determined by the early games, later Saturday, the third seeds will play each other at 3 p.m.; the two seeds will play at 5:30 p.m.; and the championship game is at 7:30 p.m.

The tournament is presented by the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association, Play Ball! Minnesota, BiG Athletics, and Cambria.

The six teams — North, South, Metro North, Metro South, Metro East and Metro West — are made up of 104 of the best graduating seniors in the state from all four levels of high school play. Eighty-six high school teams will be represented.

Proceeds from the Play Ball! MN All Star Series are donated to a wide range of charities throughout Minnesota.
Twenty-eight alumni of the tournament have made it to Major League Baseball.

Decades of all-star and local baseball memorabilia will be on display at the ballpark.

More information and team rosters can be found at www.mshsbca.org, (click: MN All-Star Series).

Play Ball! Minnesota High School
Baseball Series Rosters
METRO EAST
Ryan Duffy     South St. Paul
Max Gamm     East Ridge
Henry George     New Life Academy
Ross Indlecoffer     Mounds View
Cam Kline     Forest Lake
Darius Lopez     St. Agnes
Max Meyer     Woodbury
Austin Murr     Stillwater
Ryan Nickel     Mounds View
Ty Okada     East Ridge
Jack Rogowski     White Bear Lake
Brock Russell     Tartan
Cody Spahr     Tartan
Ronnie Sweeny     Woodbury
Joe Vondrachek     St. Croix Prep
Luke Wallner     Forest Lake
Coach Mike Parker     Stillwater
Coach Mike Zamacona     St. Paul Harding

METRO WEST
Brock Boltmann     Edina
Carter Clemsensen     Norwood-Young America
Derek Drees     Benilde-St. Margarets
Alex Evenson     Minnehaha Academy
Michael Jensen     Holy Family
Connor Kehl     Eden Prairie
Alex Logelin     Waconia
Hunter Malachek     Maple Lake
Chad Musser     Wayzata
Will Oberg     Wayzata
Jimmy Ramsey     Minnetonka
Jordan Schramel     Delano
Gus Steiger     Minnetonka
Sam Thoresen     Minnetonka
Dillon Whittaker     Waconia
Jack Zigan     Eden Prairie
Coach Bobby DeWitt     Wayzata
Coach Scott Glenn     Minnehaha Academy

NORTH
John Aase     Proctor
Logan Aleshire     St. Cloud Tech
Jordan Barth     Rocori
Caleb Carlson     Bemidji
Travis Carruth     Hibbing
Josh Casavan     Red Lake County
Jake Dubla     Duluth East
Lane Girtz     Pierz
Bjorn Hanson     Sauk Rapids
William Huls     Rocori
Andrew Johnson     Parkers Prairie
Trevor Koenig     St. Cloud Tech
Sam Laakso     Duluth East
Peter Nelson     St. Cloud Apollo
Nathan Psyck     Royalton
Matt Tautges     Pierz
Austin Weisz     Little Falls
Beau Wilmer     Warroad
Noah Winkelman     Foley
Jared Young     Bemidji
Coach Mike Beier     Foley
Coach Scott Knutson     Warroad

METRO NORTH
Cole Albers     Champlin Park
Anders Brown     Chisago Lakes
Travis Brown     St. Michael Albertville
Kyle Halverson     Totino-Grace
Connor Hogan     Elk River
Bubba Horton     Maple Grove
Jack Kelly     St. Michael Albertville
Avery Lehman     Coon Rapids
Zach Loven     Champlin Park
Trent Palmer     Anoka
Josh Peterson     Legacy Christian Academy
Bryan Pierson     Centennial
Max Ploof     Anoka
Sam Riola     Blaine
Ramon Vega Jr     Buffalo
Nick Zwack     Monticello
Coach Cory Davis     Champlin Park
Coach Todd Smrekar     Cambridge-Isanti

METRO SOUTH
Riley Ahern     Academy of Holy Angels
Ross Bastyr     Lakeville North
Ryan Brunner     Burnsville
Brody Curtiss     Belle Plaine
Luke DeGrammont     Lakeville North
Ethan Engdahl     Rosemount
Jack Galles     Eagan
Jacob Goraczkowski     Chaska
Max Hanson     Burnsville
Jacob Hitz     Prior Lake
Jack Husemann     Eagan
Lucas Pumper     Prior Lake
Hunter Koep     Northfield
Griffin Lanoue     Rosemount
Erik Swenson     Bloomington Kennedy
Reid Young     Chaska
Coach Tony Market     Lakeville North
Coach Eric Reuss     Burnsville

SOUTH
Brady Braaten     Pine Island
Ryan Christopher     Jackson County Central
Dylan Criquet-Danielson     Marshall
Adam Durfee     Canby
Branden Flock     Springfield
Evan Furst     Mankato West
Kodey Kiel     Owatonna
Brenden Knoll     Kasson-Mantorville
Kasey Kuck     New Ulm Cathedral
Kaylan Legred     Blue Earth Area
Austin Lenhardt     Winona
Joe Macken     Rochester Lourdes
Dallas McBroom     Waterville-Elysian-Morristown
Rob Meidl     Mankato West
Seth Morem     Red Wing
Cole Pengilly     LeSueur-Henderson
Ethan Sawallisch     Rochester Mayo
Zach Smith     Rochester John Marshall
Cole Wellmann     New Ulm
Ben Witham     Albert Lea
Coach Dan Herold     Rochester Lourdes
Coach Todd Schmidtke     Blue Earth Area

Tiger shooters to take aim at state title Saturday

Big shooters The members of the Delano Tigers Trap Team that is heading to this Saturday’s MSHSL state tournament are (from left) Erin Schultz, Reed Graunke, Maxim Hofstede, Michael Hessing, Austin Kanduth, Carson vanSytzama and Kayla Lysne. The Tigers will compete this Saturday, June 24, at the Twin Cities Gun Club in Prior Lake against shooters from 40 teams.  These Tigers were chosen to make up Delano state team based on their performances last weekend at the Minnesota Clay Target League Championships in Alexandria, where they finished second in Class 7A. Photo submitted

Big shooters
The members of the Delano Tigers Trap Team that is heading to this Saturday’s MSHSL state tournament are (from left) Erin Schultz, Reed Graunke, Maxim Hofstede, Michael Hessing, Austin Kanduth, Carson vanSytzama and Kayla Lysne. The Tigers will compete this Saturday, June 24, at the Twin Cities Gun Club in Prior Lake against shooters from 40 teams. These Tigers were chosen to make up Delano state team based on their performances last weekend at the Minnesota Clay Target League Championships in Alexandria, where they finished second in Class 7A.
Photo submitted

Matt Kane
Sports Editor
Despite what the calendar said for this past Wednesday, summer has not quite arrived yet for members of the Delano Tigers Trap Shooting Team. There is one competition remaining in the 2017 season — the Minnesota State High School League Clay Target State Tournament, which is this Saturday, June 24, at the Twin Cities Gun Club in Prior Lake.

Delano qualified for the high school league state tournament by finishing second in Class 7A last weekend at the Minnesota Clay Target League Championships. The Tigers finished with 475 targets, second most to St. Michael-Albertville’s 481.

Carson vanSytzama led the team in Alexandria with 98 targets. Reed Graunke hit 97; Erin Schultz 95; Kayla Lysne 94; and Maxim Hofstede 91.

vanSytzama’s 98 placed him second overall in the varsity male division. Schultz was the top gun varsity female with her 95. Lysne’s 94 was third best in varsity female.

These five and alternates Michael Hessing and  Austin Kanduth will represent the Tigers in Prior Lake.
Five Delano shooters and two alternates will be in Prior Lake.

Also for Delano in the Alexandria competition last weekend, Cole Schmidt won the novice male competition with an 83.

That novice team, which also included Konur Mannor (75), Michael Sundheim (74), Chase Christenson (70) and Rachel Bartos (69), finished third in Alexandria with 371 targets.

Sibley East was the top novice team with 384 targets.