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DC activities for Thursday, April 24

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
Time Event Details Comments
4:00pm- 7:00pm High School Parent/Teacher Conferences High School – West Gym – All

4:00pm- 7:00pm High School Parent/Teacher Conferences High School – Rm 501 – Faculty Planning, High School – Rm 503 – Faculty Lounge

4:00pm Track & Field: Var/JV Game Eden Valley-Watkins, Zimmerman, Rockford, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted vs. Maple Lake @ Maple Lake High School

4:30pm Baseball: C Game  vs. Orono @ Dassel-Cokato High School – Field 1

C team play
4:30pm Baseball: JV Game Orono @ Orono High School

4:30pm Baseball: Var Game Orono @ Orono High School

4:30pm Softball: JV Game   (Postponed) vs. Orono @ Dassel-Cokato High School – Field 6

New date TBD.
4:30pm Softball: Var Game   (Postponed) vs. Orono @ Dassel-Cokato High School – Field 5

Howard Lake’s Strub headed to JO Nationals

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MAPLE PLAIN – Sixteen gymnasts from Maple Plain’s North Shore Gymnastics Boys Team competed at the 2014 Boys’ Regional IV Championships April 4-6 at the University of Iowa on.

More than 500 qualifying boys from six states, including Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota participated in the meet hosted by Hawkeye Gymnastics of Iowa City, IA.
One Level 8 NSGA gymnast came away with the first-place all-around medal, and two gymnasts qualified to compete at the Junior Olympics Nationals May 6-11 in Long Beach, CA.

NSGA’s Level 10 gymnast Levi Gustafson (age 16, Bryant, SD) competed in the age 15-16 category, and won the fifth-place medal on floor. As a result of his strong finish, he qualified to compete on floor at the Junior Olympics Nationals.

The NSGA Level 8 boys team finished fifth with a score of 207.850.

Daryn Strub (age 12, Howard Lake) competed in the age 11-12 category and won first place in the all-around with a score of 76.150. Strub finished first on floor, vault and parallel bars, and was second on pommel horse, fifth on high bar, and sixth on rings. With his first place all-around finish, Strub qualified to compete in all events at the Junior Olympics Nationals.

Strub’s teammate, Josh Fix (age 15, Maple Plain), competed in the age 15-16 category. He was only able to compete in four events due to an injury.

Fix finishished second in all four events — pommel horse, rings, vault and parallel bars.
Sam Senneka (age 13, Mound) competed in the age 13-14 group, and placed twelfth in vault, thirteenth in high bar and 15th in pommel horse.

Charlie Kramer (age 12, Minnetrista), also had a strong meet and helped with the team’s strong finish.
Level 7 gymnast Kyle Elliott (age 11, Minnetonka Beach) placed third on vault, 14th on floor and 15th on parallel bars.

Elliott’s teammate Max Bortnem (age 12, Minnetrista) finished fifth on vault.

NSGA’s Level 6 gymnast Cole Smith (age 10, Orono), placed 13th on pommel horse in the age 11-plus category. His teammate, Jack Yerxa (age 11, Buffalo), competed in the same age group and had a strong meet.

The NSGA Level 5 boys team finished sixth with a score of 163.700. In the age 10 category, William Wehmann (age 10, Independence) placed 10th in rings and 14th in pommel horse. Competing in the same age category, Haden Paravecino (age 10, Mound) finished 14th in floor.

In the Level 5 age 8 group, Mac Harmer (age 8, Minnetrista) placed second in vault and sixth in rings. Levi Sherman (age 8, Maple Plain), competed in the same age group and finished eleventh in vault and fifteenth in floor. In the age 7 group, Henry Meisel (age 8, Mound) placed eleventh in parallel bars, 13th in high bar, 14th in vault and 15th in pommel horse. Teammate Jacob Carlson (age 8, Victoria) also had a strong meet and contributed to the team’s overall score.

Delano’s Gilmer, Lowery complete Boston Marathon

By Matt Kane
Sports Editor
BOSTON — Eyes around the world were focused on the 118th running of the Boston Marathon April 21, which was Patriots Day. Several eyes in the crowd along the marathon route that day focused on two Delano individuals, Jeff Gilmer in bib No. 10547, and Christine Lowery in bib No. 20598.

Gilmer, 55, was running Boston for the first time, so his expectations heading into the world-famous race were based on friends’ experiences. Lowery, 44, ran Boston for the second time, previously finishing the 2010 race. Gilmer and Lowery do not know each other, but they will forever have a Boston bond, along with the other 36,000 runners who ran this year’s monumental race.

For the record
Gilmer’s official Boston Marathon time was 3:19:40, which was right where he wanted to be. He finished 6,383th overall; 5,485th for his gender; and 127th for his division.

The top time in Gilmer’s age group was 2:41.38 run by Martin B. Tighe of Rhode Island.

Lowery’s official Boston Marathon time was 3:45:01. She finished 13,906th overall; 4,520th for her gender; and 789th for her division.

The top time in Lowery’s age group was 2:36:47 run by Lidia Simon of Colorado.

Gilmer and Lowery were two of 615 Minnesotans who ran the race. The state was represented quite well. Minnesota’s best finisher was Minneapolis’ Ben Schneider, 30, who finished 47th overall with the time of 2:23.56. Minnesota’s top female runner was Minneapolis’ Kelly Fermoyle, 28, who finished 56th overall with the time of 2:26.17.

The Boston Marathon champions were Meb Keflezighi of the United States for the men, and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya for the women. Keflezighi’s time was 2:08:37 and Jeptoo’s time was 2:18:57.

Delano baseball game postponed

Delano’s home baseball game against New London-Spicer that was scheduled for Thursday, April 24, has been postponed due to weather. A makeup date has not yet been scheduled.

Question of the week

From the DNR

Q: The same woodpecker pecks at our house non-stop.  Doesn’t he get a headache after awhile?

A: Woodpeckers have well-adapted structures that act as shock absorbers inside of their heads.

They have a hard, but elastic beak, a springy tongue-supporting structure called the hyoid and an area of spongy bone inside the skull.

These features, in addition to cerebral fluid, interact to suppress vibration in their head so they can peck all day without getting a headache.

CO weekly report

From the DNR

• CO Brian Mies (Annandale) checked anglers.
CO Mies attended in-service training at Camp Ripley.
CO Mies gave a law talk at the South Haven firearms class.
CO Mies worked on a tip call.

• CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) worked fishermen on the Mississippi and Elk rivers.
He followed up on a complaint of an illegally shot hen turkey; charges are pending.
He attended annual training at Camp Ripley.
He answered a number of questions about turkey hunting and is following up on a trespassing complaint.
CO Sladek wants everyone to be careful when navigating the rivers they are very high and cold.
He advises everyone to wear a life jacket at all times.

• CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) spent most of the week at in-service training at Camp Ripley.
Officer Reller also handled a call related to a possible fish trap which turned out to be just a minnow trap.
Most of the lakes in the area still have some ice, but that should change by early in the week.

• CO Steve Walter (Waconia) attended in-service training during the week at Camp Ripley.

• CO Jen Mueller (Hutchinson) spent the week at Camp Ripley assisting with in-service training.

• CO Brett Oberg (Hutchinson) reports with spring finally here waterfowl are back in large numbers.
Oberg reports shore fishing activity is also starting to pick up.
Oberg also spent time instructing at officer in-service training at Camp Ripley.