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DC sports schedule, May 24-30


Cokato Kernels at Delano, 2 p.m.


DC softball, section tournament, TBD

DC baseball, section tournament, TBD


DC track & field at section meet, Gustavus Adolphus, 3 p.m.

Cokato Kernels vs. Cold Spring Rockies, 7:30 p.m.

DC Saints vs. Cold Spring Springers, 7:30 p.m.


DC softball, section tournament, TBD

DC baseball, section tournament, TBD

DC boys golf, section tournament, Pebble Creek

DC girls golf, section tournament, Pebble Creek

DC adapted bowlers compete at state

The DC Adapted Bowling team wrapped the 2019 season at the state tournament held at Bowlero in Brookly Park Friday.

Josie Utecht had the best day for the Chargers, with a combined score (raw and handicap) of 403 in the singles tournament, good enough for 11th place.

Other singles bowlers included:

• Adam Rogers, 395

• Ben Orton, 393

• Joel Harju, 379

• Annika Wanha, 370

In the doubles competition, Orton teamed up with Rogers to lead the Chargers with a combined score of 799.

“For doubles, our goal was to get an 800 score, so these two were right there!” said head coach Vinne Pokornowski.

Wanha and Utecht finished with a score of 758, and Mari Lindberg and Zada Hanson bowled a 743.

The team’s banquet will be held today, Friday May 24, in the community room at DCHS.

Charger girls golf wins own invite; Harmala named All-Conference

The Chargers put together perhaps their best team effort of the season Monday at their home course of Albion Ridges.

DC won the meet by three strokes over WCC West foes Litchfield and Annandale, with four players going under 100 for 18 holes, including Brooke Harmala (90), Melena Janckila (94), Janie Ryynanen (98), and Kayla Grochow (98).

Prior to that,  Brooke Harmala ended the WCC West season with a bang, finishing first in the final conference meet of the season by a whopping four strokes Thursday.

Harmala carded a 42, four strokes ahead of Vaida Behnke of Litchfield and Courtney Lueschen of Watertown-Mayer.

The Chargers finished fourth as a team for the meet, four strokes behind WM, and a stroke ahead of New London-Spicer.

Overall, DC finished the WCC West season in third place as a team.

Harmala finished in fifth place individually, good for All-Conference honors.

Three Charger golfers garnered All-Conference Honorable Mention honors.

Kayla Grochow finished 15th, Melena Janckila 16th, and Janie Ryynanen 20th.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

Becker scores seven in ninth to defeat Saints

DASSEL – The visiting Becker Bandits broke open a 6-6 tie with seven runs in the top of the ninth inning en route to a 13-6 victory Friday at Saints Field.

The biggest difference in the ball game can be summed up by one stat: walks.

Saints pitchers walked 16 batters, while Becker pitchers walked just one.

The Saints actually outhit Becker 14-10 for the game.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

Charger boys golf takes fifth at own Invite; Bakeberg takes second

HUTCHINSON – The Chargers finished fifth in their own invitational, a two-day, 36-hole meet held at Oakdale Golf Club in Hutchinson.

Jackson Bakeberg finishedsecond, three strokes behind meet medalist Aaron Kuznik of Orono.

Kuznik shot a one-over 145, while Bakeberg shot a four-over 148.

Alex Peterson finished in sixth place, with a 13-over 158.

Cade Orquist and Caleb Keith rounded out the scoring for the Chargers, with scores of 176.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

DC baseball falls to Litchfield; avenges loss to Watertown-Mayer

The Chargers baseball team split two games in recent action last week, falling to Litchfield 9-0 on the road Thursday, before defeating Watertown-Mayer 13-2 Friday.

DC avenged an opening-season loss to the Royals. On April 9, Watertown-Mayer defeated the Chargers 3-2 in walkoff fashion with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Against Litchfield, the Dragons outhit the Chargers 14-7, and Avery Liestman threw a complete-game shutout.

DC stranded nine runners in the ballgame, including the bases loaded in the third and fourth innings. Liestman scattered seven hits and one walk, while striking out six.

Ethan Mayer and Jacob Schmitz had two hits apiece for DC. Collin Krick had the Chargers’ only extra-base hit, a double second inning.

Against Watertown-Mayer, the Chargers scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh, and four more in the third, to take an 11-0 lead and never look back.

Sanders Asplin, Jacob Schmitz, and Jacob Niemela all went a perfect 3-for-3. Asplin had a three-run triple, Schmitz a two-run homer, and Niemela three singles and three runs scored..

Collin Krick went the distance on the mound.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.