Dassel-Cokato will have five participants at the Class AA State Track meet this year.
Eli Gillman will participate in two individual events at the Class AA state tournament: the triple jump, and the 100m dash.
Gillman set a new school record at the section tournament for the 100m, clocking in at 10.93. He was .05 seconds better than Ryan Bollman’s school record. He also finished first in the triple jump.
The 4×100 Relay team of Monte Gillman, Eli Gillman, Erik Asplin, and Greg Clark took first as well, defeating Rockford by .29 seconds.
Cherish Jorgensen was the lone girl to advance to the state meet, taking second in the 100m hurdles.
The Class AA State Track & Field meet will be held June 9-11 at St. Michael-Albertville High School.
MARSHALL – The Dassel-Cokato softball team lost a 1-0, nine-inning heartbreaker to Luverne in the third round of the Section 3AA playoffs Saturday in Marshall, but rallied for a 10-0 victory over Jackson County Central in the elimination bracket to remain alive.
The Chargers will now travel back to Marshall Tuesday. They will face Litchfield – who they defeated earlier in the tournament 4-1 at 5 p.m. If they win that game, they will again face Luverne, who lost to Pipestone 7-6.
If they win both games, they will face undefeated Pipestone Thursday.
ROCKFORD – Last season, the DC baseball team ended up as the #14 seed in Section 5AA, and shocked the section with a first-round victory over #3 Providence Academy.
Coming in as the #13 seed this season, the Chargers very nearly pulled off a similar feat, but came up just short in a 6-4 loss to #4 Rockford on the road Thursday, May 26.
“Give our guys credit, we kept fighting and gave them more than they wanted,” said DC head coach Cole Flick.
Unfortunately, the same thing that plagued the team during the regular season – untimely mistakes and strikeouts – came back to hurt them in the playoff game.
The Chargers gave up three unearned runs, and fell behind 5-1 after five innings. They rallied four three runs to pull to within 5-4, but could get no closer.
Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.
The DC softball team received the #2 seed in the Section 3AA North Division. They will host three games Tuesday at DCHS.
The #2 seed Chargers (10-7) will face #7 Montevideo (3-10) at 3 p.m.
#3 Litchfield and #6 New London-Spicer will play directly after DC-Montevideo, at DCHS.
DC needs to win their first game to advance to the double elimination portion of the tournament.
If they win the first game, they will play the winner of Litchfield-NLS at 6 p.m. at DC.
The full Section bracket can be found at www.mshsl.org/tournaments/2022-section-3aa-softball-girls-tournament.
The Charger girls softball team, behind stellar pitching from Evelyn O’Brien and timely hitting across the lineup, are 9-5 overall on the season thus far.
After sweeping New London-Spicer Tuesday, DC fell to Watertown-Mayer by a 2-1 score Thursday. Look for those results in next week’s Enterprise Dispatch.
The team has just three regular season games left: vs. ACGC Friday, vs. Norwood Young America Monday, and at HLWW Wednesday.
It’s been a tough season thus far for the Charger boys baseball team.
DC is off to a 2-11 overall start to the season, most recently falling to Watertown-Mayer 10-6 Thursday at Saints Field.
DC has just three games left in the regular season: at Norwood Young America Monday, at Howard-Lake-Waverly Tuesday, and hosting HLWW Friday at Saints Field.