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BOYS BASKETBALL: Tigers slow it down in win over New Prague

Matt Kane
Sports Editor
DELANO — The style of play in its 40-27 win over New Prague Monday night contrasted every game Delano had played previously this season.

“The pace of the game was a little different than what we normal play,” said Delano coach Terry Techam. “New Prague played some zone and then we drew them out of the zone, which took some time off the clock.”

The change of pace proved affective against the Trojans, a fiery team whose players were seen taunting Delano’s and whose fans quickly grew impatient with Delano’s slow-down plan.

The Tigers’ stalled in the second half to the point where it limited the Trojan positions and held them to just eight points in 18 minutes.

Delano led 22-19 at halftime after trailing 7-0 and 13-5 early. The Tigers won the second half 18-8.

Calvin Wishart led Delano with 27 points.

Derek Techam finished with seven points; Keegan O’Neill with five; and Trey Longstreet with one.

Nathan Brusseau led New Prague with 13 points.

The win Monday night gave Delano a seasons weep of the New Prague. The first meeting between the Tigers and Trojans ended with a 64-53 Delano win Jan. 19 in New Prague.

Funeral notice: Herbert Bauer, 85, of Hollywood Twp., Mayer

MAYER, MN – Herbert “Herb” Bauer, 85, of Hollywood Township, rural Mayer, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted. Memorial service will be Tuesday, December 26, at 11:00 AM at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with interment at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visitation will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted.

Howard Lake family in need of donations following Christmas day blaze

HOWARD LAKE – A mother and her three children lost their home and its contents in a fire that occurred in the early morning hours of Dec. 25.

According to Kirk Jensen, who coaches one of the children on his youth basketball team, Karen Mumford, of Mumford Sanitation, has opened her business office for the collection of donations for the fire victims.  The Mumford Sanitation office is located at 612 6th Street, Howard Lake.

Mumford will collect cash donations for the family, as well as clothing, hygiene supplies, household goods, etc.

Mumford indicated the two girls in the family wear a womens’ size medium in tops, and a size 8 in pants.  The boy in the family wears a size 10/12 in shirts and pants.  The mother wears a size 4x.

According to Jensen, the family lost everything in the fire.

Questions regarding donations may be directed to Jensen at (612) 618-8710; or to Mumford at (952) 261-6888.

Watch the Friday, Dec. 29 issue of Herald Journal for further details.

Magic show at HL Library Saturday

Magic Bob and the Boo-tiful Lynn Marie will present a fun-filled magic show featuring hilarious comedy and masterful illusions. A quirky and interactive “play-scape” will inspire kids to use their imaginations and to discover that, through reading, anything is possible. For all ages. Registration not required. This event will be held at the library Saturday, Nov. 4 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Howard Lake Friends of the Library.

PREP SCOREBOARD: Tuesday, September 5

Prep scoreboard for Tuesday, September 5


Foley 3, Kimball 0

HLWW 3, Rockford 0

Maple Lake 3, St. Cloud Cathedral 1

LP/HT 3, Eden Valley-Watkins 0

Holdingford 3, Albany 2



Milaca 3, Spectrum 1

Hmong Academy 3, PACT Charter 1

SW Christian 3, St. Croix Prep 0

LP/HT 3, Eden Valley-Watkins 0



LeSueur-Henderson 3, St. Peter 0



HLWW 3, Rockford 0

Hutchinson 3, Dassel-Cokato 0

Benilide-St. Margaret’s 3, Holy Family 0

Shakopee 3, New Prague 0

Glencoe-Silver Lake 3, Sibley East 1

Watertown-Mayer 3, Big Lake 0



Mankato West 2, New Prague 0

SW Christian at Holy Family

Waconia 3, Rogers 0



Watertown-Mayer at Delano

Mankato West 8, New Prague 2



Mayer Lutheran 7, Jordan 0



Big Lake 7, Mayer Lutheran 0


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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Schank, Lakers show confidence, chemistry in third-straight win

HOWARD LAKE – It wasn’t easy, but the experience and chemistry showed once again for the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted volleyball team Tuesday night. In a matchup with the Rockford Rockets, the Lakers were pushed all match long as they earned a hard-fought 3-0 (26-24, 26-24, 25-19) sweep.

“I think that just shows that they are going to keep on fighting and they can do it,” Brooke Decker said about the success her team has had in close sets and matches this season. “I like the never give up mentality, because volleyball can go either way. If you’re going to show up to play, then you’re going to win. You can’t just expect to show up, especially with these teams we’ve faced already this year.”

If there’s one thing that the Lakers have struggled with this season, it’s getting off to sluggish starts. But even with some slow starts to begin sets, the Lakers have plenty of weapons who are confident to make a run.

“I think we have an older team, so we brought in a lot of confidence right away in the season,” senior Camden Schank said. “We’re old and we’ve all played with each other since we were in like eighth and seventh grade, so I think that really helps us and our team chemistry. We all get along really well and we have a lot of players we can lean on.”

Camden Schank helped lead the Lakers to their third-straight win with a 3-0 (26-24, 26-24, 25-19) sweep against Rockford Tuesday night.

Camden Schank helped lead the Lakers to their third-straight win with a 3-0 (26-24, 26-24, 25-19) sweep against Rockford Tuesday night.

Whether it’s the powerful spike from Schank, a tip from Lily Deboer, or a sneaky hit over on two from setter Lanney Loebertmann, the Lakers showcase on offense with multiple players who can hurt you. That’s something new for the Lakers this season.

“We try to use that to our advantage,” Decker said about Loebertmann’s sneaky tip game. “Especially having a 5-1 because they got to be able to respect that when she’s in the front row. A setter can definitely run the court, and being able to have her as one of our options, it just frees up the rest of our offense.”

On last year’s team, the Lakers relied heavily on the arm of Schank to provide the offense. This year, it’s been a more balanced attack, which is more than fine for Schank.

“In the past, I’ve been kind of a go-to hitter,” Schank said about having a more balanced team this season. “But now what we’ve got is, all our hitters are go-to hitters. There’s not one person we lean on in every game. There’s someone new every game and that really helps us with our confidence. I don’t mind the pressure. It makes the season a lot more fun for me just because I love celebrating my teammates. They give so much to me, and I love to give back to them. It just makes the game a lot more fun and even if I do have an off game, it does take a lot of the pressure off me because, like, if I do get frustrated with myself, there are players that are stepping up every single day and it’s always a new player.”

The Lakers were forced to rally in all three sets in their sweep after slow starts. In a close and contested set for all three sets, the Lakers biggest lead of the night was just six points, which ended up being the final score in set three. In sets one and two, the Lakers’ biggest lead was just two points.

“Every time between huddles, even if we win a set, we’re just like, what can we do better?” Schank said. “It’s always a conversation about to have more fun and talk more. We love being around each other, and I think it shows on the court. If I’m having a rough game, there’s five other players that are telling me you got this, or they’re going to be like, I’ll take the next ball. They help me out and I think that really helps us as a team.”

The Lakers improved to 7-1 on the season with the win. Although it’s a nice start, Decker and the Lakers are quite satisfied at their level of play, knowing they can be even better.

“It’s definitely something that we are going to continue to focus on. As we start winning games, I don’t want them to be contempt with just winning. I want them to content with getting to a next level. Just being able to bring our energy level, our communication, and entire level of play up every single game, that’s the kind of level I want to be at and not just be satisfied with winning games.

The Lakers are back in action Thursday night when they travel to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa for a matchup with the Jaguars.


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