Archive for Sports

Montrose Days 5k walk or run Sat., Aug. 16

The Montrose Days 5k walk or run will take place Saturday, Aug. 16 starting at 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park (tennis court).

There is no pre-registration, instead you sign-up the day of the 5k, with a suggested donation of $5, which goes towards playground equipment for the elementary school.

The event is organized by Citizen State Bank and Montrose Family Chiropractic.

Tour de Tonka Bike Ride is Saturday, Aug. 2

The ninth annual Tour de Tonka Bike Ride, will take place Sat., August 2, and starts at 7:30 a.m. at Minnetonka High School.

Tour de Tonka (TdT) offers six scenic routes (16, 26, 44, 52, 67 and 100-miles) of the Lake Minnetonka area and surrounding communities (including Chanhassen, Chaska, Deephaven, Delano, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Greenwood, Independence, Long Lake, Mayer, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, Navarre, Norwood-Young America, Orono, Plymouth, St. Bonifacius, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay, Victoria, Waconia, Watertown and Wayzata).

This year, they anticipate 3,000 riders will participate and 400 volunteers to support them.

Along their selected routes, riders will enjoy food, drinks and music (14 bands and DJs).

See the website ( for more information.

HLWW fall sports eligibility meeting set for Aug. 7

The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School fall sports eligibility meeting will take place in the auditorium at the high school Thursday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Any student in grades seven through 12 planning on participating in a sport this year needs to attend, with their parents or guardian.

At this meeting, eligibility rules, insurance forms, and athletic fees will be addressed.

Parents and athletes should complete all paperwork required for the upcoming season at this time. They can also get forms online at the HLWW website at

Fall coaches will be available to meet and discuss practice times and distribute schedules.

Athletes will not be allowed to practice until all paperwork and fees are taken care of with the high school office. Students will then be given a participation slip to give to their coach.

Athletes who do not turn in the required paperwork and fees will not be allowed to practice.

DC wrestlers go to camp in Decorah, IA

wrestling.campDASSEL, COKATO, MN – Several wrestlers from the Dassel-Cokato Chargers’ wrestling squad traveled to Decorah, IA to participate in the 2014 Luther College wrestling team camp, directed by Luther head wrestling coach Dave Mitchell. Those who traveled to Iowa include, front – Gavin Gillman, Jacob Schmitz, Landon Smith, Christian Johnson; back – Brok Huikko, Tate Marshall, Conner Peterson, head coach Bryan Clemen, Cy Flick, Jareth Hoernemann, and assistant coach TJ Anderson. Read more about the camp in the Aug. 4 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

DC 14U qualifies for state, places second

14u.state.qualifier14u.stateDASSEL, COKATO, MN – The Dassel-Cokato 14U fastpitch softball team placed third at the Crow River Fastpitch League state-qualifying tournament July 19 (first photo), to advance to the 14U Class D Minnesota Metro Fastpitch League state tournament. Battling its way through the state tournament Saturday and Sunday, the 14U team placed second (second photo). After winning the first three games of the state tournament, the DC 14U team lost its fourth game and moved to the elimination bracket. Fighting through fatigue, the team won its next game to make it into the championship game to place second. Those in the first photo are, front – Erynn Amundson, Kate Johnson, Sydney Johnson, Jessica Cron, McKenzie Nguyen; back – coach Kari Amundson, Shelby Miller, Kenzie Lind, Lily Pokornowski, Taylor Vargeson, Abby Schrupp, Jayante Kotila, Katelyn Lee, Anna Wagner, and coach Lance Vargeson. Those in the second photo are, front – Erynn Amundson, McKenzie Nguyen, Shelby Miller, Kate Johnson, Sydney Johnson, Anna Wagner; back – coach Lance Vargeson, Jayante Kotila, Taylor Vargeson, Katelyn Lee, Abby Schrupp, Lily Pokornowski, Kenzie Lind, and coach Kari Amundson.

Kings take on Maple Lake tonight in NSL Region 12C state qualifier

COKATO, MN – The Cokato Kings will travel to Maple Lake tonight after garnering the eighth seed in the North Star League to participate in the Region 12C state qualifying tournament. The Kings will face the number one-seeded Maple Lake Lakers. A win will have the Kings playing Saturday, Aug. 2 at 4 p.m. against the winner of the Dassel-Cokato Saints vs. Delano A’s game, which takes place Friday, Aug. 1 at 8:30 p.m. A loss will have the Kings playing Sunday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. against the loser of the Saints vs. A’s game. All games take place in Maple Lake.