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Photos: DC vs. Delano football game

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Photos of Friday night’s Dassel-Cokato Charger football game versus Delano are now available online. Click here to see the photos.

The Chargers lost the game 31-15 to the Tigers. Scoring both Charger touchdowns was Ryan Chvojicek; Luke Morris kicked for the extra point on the first touchdown, and Dylan Lemke rushed for the two-point conversion.

Charger football photos available online

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Photos of the first Dassel-Cokato Charger football game versus Foley are now available online, click here to see them.

The game was 0-0 through the half, with both teams struggling in the windy conditions of the day. Foley scored a touchdown in the third quarter, the only one of the game. The Chargers lost the game 7-0 to Foley.

Time change for Saturday’s Charger football game

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Due to the possibility of bad weather, the first game of the season for Dassel-Cokato Charger football has been moved up to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. The game was originally scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

The game is a non-conference, non-section challenge against the Foley Falcons, and the Chargers will also be celebrating alumni night – all previous Charger football players will receive free admission to the game. During half-time, the 1995 Wright County Conference Championship team will be recognized. Charger fans are encouraged to wear all white to the game for “White Out” night, as well.

Cokato Kernels versus Howard Lake Orphans Region 12C playoff game rescheduled due to weather

COKATO, MN – The Cokato Kernels opening game of the Region 12C playoff tournament, which was scheduled for tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Delano Municipal Ball Park, has been postponed due to the weather. The Kernels will play the game versus the Howard Lake Orphans tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 7) at 7:30 p.m. in Loretto.

Cokato Kernels to begin Region 12C playoffs Thursday, Aug. 6 in Delano

COKATO, MN – The Cokato Kernels enter the Region 12C Amateur Baseball tournament as the seventh seed, and will face the favored Howard Lake Orphans in the first round of the playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 at Delano Municipal Ballpark. The Orphans are seeded second in the tournament.

“We are just excited and proud to be able to play in the region tournament. It’s a big deal for us and shows that we are making strides to being a more consistent team,” said Cokato Manager Nick Corbin of his 9-13 Kernels. “I expect Howard Lake will be at their best and it will be a fun challenge for us.”

Corbin may be claiming the “just happy to be here” mentality for the Kernels, who enter as the No. 7 seed against the favored No. 2 Orphans, but Howard Lake knows better than any North Star League team to not take the Kernels lightly.

The Orphans finished with a 17-5 record during the regular season. Two of those five losses came courtesy of Cokato. “Cokato was the only team in our league to beat us twice this year so we will definitely come ready to play,” said Howard Lake Manager Mike Gagnon. The Kernels topped the Orphans 4-3 June 21 and then 3-2 in 12 innings July 10.

Read the full preview in the Aug. 3 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

Mandatory DC athletics/fine arts eligibility meeting set for Aug. 6

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – The mandatory eligibility meeting for Dassel-Cokato School athletics and fine arts will be Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center for all seventh through 12th grade participants and their parents/guardians, followed by fall team meetings.

Online registration is now available at for the 2015-16 school year. Paper registrations are no longer accepted.

Two online registration sessions (Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.) will be available at the high school to anyone who doesn’t have Internet access or who would like assistance with registering.

A sports physical is required for all athletes (not fine arts), and generally is needed in seventh and 10th grades. This physical is good for three years.

Concussion testing is required for all athletes (grades seven through 12). Concussion tests are good for two years. Concussion testing will be scheduled for the fall, winter, and spring seasons for athletes that need to test or retest (grades seven through 12). All concussion testing will take place in the high school or middle school. Participants should meet by the activities office before the testing begins.

Fall concussion testing dates

• Ninth-12th grade football: Monday, Aug. 10, 7-8 a.m

• Seventh-12th grade cross country: Thursday, Aug. 13, 8-9 a.m.

• Seventh-12th grade girls swim and dive; and ninth-12th grade volleyball: Monday, Aug. 17, 7-8 a.m.

• Seventh and eighth grade volleyball: Thursday, Aug. 20, 8-9 a.m.

• Seventh and eighth grade football: Wednesday, Aug. 26, 3-4 p.m.

Call or email Stephanie Dahlin in the activities office at (320)286-4100 x1811, or if your athlete is unable to attend the concussion time scheduled above.

After all of the registration requirements have been met, each participant is required to pick up an eligibility card in the activities office. The participant must present the eligibility card to the coach/director before they will be allowed to practice.

The activity fee (per activity) will be $60 for seventh- and eighth-graders; and $80 for ninth- through 12th-graders; with an individual student cap of $160 per year.

Paperwork for volunteer workers to sign up will be available Monday, Aug. 3 in the activities office. For every six events worked, the volunteer may choose to waive an activity fee or receive a free annual pass.

Contact Stephanie Dahlin in the activities office with any questions; (320) 286-4100, Ext: 1811; or email: