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Wright County soccer opportunities

Travel soccer registration is open for boys and girls ages 8-18. The registration deadline is Saturday, Nov 15.

Log on at for more information or to register.

A number of new winter soccer opportunities are available in Delano with the opening of the winter training facility.

These opportunities are brought to you by Wright County Soccer Club in partnership with the City of Delano and Community Education.

Registration for the following can be done at

Monday nights – Basic Skills Academy (ages 6-17)

Tuesday nights – Advanced Skills Academy (ages 9-17)

Friday nights – Open Soccer Night (ages 7 to adult)

Saturday am – Tiger Soccer Stars – FUNdamentals (ages 5-10)

For more information, log on to or or come to our OPEN HOUSE on Sat, Nov 8.  Location: 10 Bridge Ave E, Downtown Delano.

Youth volleyball tourney to take place at Watertown

The Watertown Community Rec. Center and Watertown Optimist Club are sponsoring the 13th annual Optimist Youth Girls Volleyball Tournament for grades seven through nine.

The tournament will take place Friday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 8, and is for schools or traveling teams.

For additional information on the tournament, which will take place at the Watertown Rec Center, contact either John Small or Dave Greenman at (605) 882-6250 or

Sports schedule for Thursday, Oct. 30

Volleyball: Section 4A Championship – LHS vs. New Life Academy at Bloomington Kennedy HS; 5:30 p.m.

Mayer Lutheran volleyball team one win away from state

Tuesday evening, the Mayer Lutheran Crusaders volleyball team traveled to Heritage Christian for a Section 4A semifinal showdown.

LHS cruised past second-seeded Heritage, winning in three games by scores of 25-20, 25-15, 25-20.

With Tuesday’s win, the Crusaders advance on to the Section 4A Championship game, and are just one win away from making a trip to the Class 1A state tournament.

The Section 4A Championship match will be played Thursday, Oct. 30 at Bloomington Kennedy High School starting at 5:30 p.m., and will feature LHS facing off with top-seeded New Life Academy.

Charger swimmers and divers have a successful conference meet

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – The Dassel-Cokato girls’ swimming and diving team traveled to Hutchinson Saturday to compete in the Wright County Conference meet, with aspirations of placing first. “I told the girls that we can only worry about ourselves, and that how Hutch and Orono do is out of our control,” said head coach Nathan Youngs. “If we swim our best, we will set ourselves up for success, and we will just have to see where we end up.” Again, Hutchinson was the team to beat, but the Chargers were unable to overcome the depth and strength of the Tigers and placed second. However, the Chargers swam outstanding and above coaches’ expectations at the meet, Youngs noted.

Elisa Burgstahler took the championship in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke, breaking the conference, school, and pool records in both events. Making All-Conference were Burgstahler, Olivia Travis, Kallie Evans, Carli Kirchoff, Amy Weiss, Emily Kivisto, and Hana Pokornowski. Divers Caitie Latt and Bethany Mayfield were named honorable mention All-Conference. There were many other highlights from the meet, all of which will be in the Nov. 3 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

Delano and Chaska meet tonight in vball playoffs

A season ago, Delano upset No. 1 ranked Chaska in the Class 2-3A championship match to claim a trip to the Class AAA state tournament. Tonight, the Tigers and Hawks meet again in the section playoffs.

A state-tournament berth is not on the line but survival is, as the winner will play in the championship Friday against the winner of the Prior Lake and Shakopee match.

Delano is the No. 3 seed and enters Tuesday’s match with a 24-4 record. Chaska is the No. 2 seed and enters with a 25-3 record.