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Tyler Koivisto wins Northern Ireland Open

Former DCHS grad Tyler Koivisto won the Northern Ireland Open on the European Challenge Tour after shooting 13-under at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort. Koivisto shot a 62 on Saturday, and a three-under 70 on Sunday to win the top prize of €32,000 ($37,760).

The Challenge Tour is one step below the European Tour. Koivisto will now have a world ranking, according to Sky Sports.

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DC girls swim & dive defeats Litchfield in first meet of new COVID era

By BRAD SALMEN

Sports Editor

COKATO – The DC girls swim & dive team opened the COVID era with a victory in their meet of the season at home Thursday, Sept. 3, defeating the visiting Litchfield Dragons 92-87.

“It was a great night for the girls team,” said DC head coach Nathan Youngs. “The girls did a great job with all the new COVID rules and restrictions, and won 8 of the 12 events and had many career best times.”

Indeed, the meet looked a lot different from years past. The biggest, and most obvious change, was that no fans were allowed in the stands – only athletes, coaches, meet workers, and facility staff (and two media members).

Everyone wore masks, except the athletes who were competing or about to compete.

The visiting Dragons sat in the stands, while the Chargers sat on the opposite end of the pool.

Instead of alternating lanes, Litchfield had lanes 1-2-3, while DC had lanes 4-5-6. And so on.

The DC administration did their best to take the sting out of the “no fans” rule (which was handed down by the Minnesota State High School League), streaming a live video of the meet on Youtube. Technology Integration Specialist Justin Larson did a phenomenal job at the helm, working the audio, visual, and technology, and even interviewing the swimmers and divers.

As for the meet, while the final score was a five-point difference, in actuality the Chargers won with ease, as the last two events were scored 1-2-3 for Litchfield as a courtesy.

First-place finishers for DC included:

• Amelia Travis in the 200 Free and 100 Fly

• Veronica Stenberg in the 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke

• Britanie Borg in diving

• All three relays

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

Mowing at Milroy: Flick lends field management expertise for state tournament host

By BRAD SALMEN

Sports Editor

MILROY – Fans traveling to the tiny town of Milroy, MN for the amateur state baseball tournament might not have known it, but they were treated to yet another Cole Flick creation.

Flick, a DC phys ed teacher and baseball coach, is also the head groundskeeper at Saints Field in Dassel. Over the years, but especially with the advent of social media, his sharp and crisp mowing patterns at the ball park have gained him a measure of status and notoriety in the groundskeeping/turf management world.

So it was only natural that Flick’s name was mentioned when the Milroy Yankees began asking around for groundskeeping help and advice after learning just a month before the state tournament that they would be one of the two Class C hosts (along with Springfield).

For the rest of the story, check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch.

Zweibohmer, Flick pitch at state tournament

Both DC Saints pitchers drafted by other North Star League teams saw action in the second weekend of the Class C State Tournament.

• Jordan Flick, drafted by the Delano A’s (the top seed from Region 12C) was called on extensively Saturday at Milroy against the Carver Black Sox.

Flick entered the game in the sixth inning with the A’s down 2-1, and two runners on with no outs.

Flick gave up two hits in the sixth, allowing those two inherited runners to score, but settled down after that, allowing no runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth.

Officially, Flick threw four shutout innings, giving up three hits and no walks, while striking out three.

Unfortunately, the Delano bats were silent most of the game in a 4-2 loss to Carver.

• The season will continue, however, for Saints lefthander Tyler Zweibohmer.

Zweibohmer threw a perfect seventh inning for the Buffalo Bulldogs in their 8-2 win over  the Morris Eagles at Springfield Sunday.

‘Z’ needed just 10 pitches in the inning, inducing three weak ground balls.

Buffalo will face Foley Friday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Springfield.

‘Jacob’s Way of Life’ 5K Run/Walk returns Oct. 4

The third annual Jacob’s Way of Life 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 4, beginning at the Dassel Rod and Gun Club.

Jacob MacDonald passed away in the fall of 2017 after an allergic reaction. MacDonald, a three-sport athlete, was a sophomore linebacker on the DC football team at the time, and would have graduated last spring.

Anyone interested in participating can sign up at getmeregistered.com (Event name: Jacob’s Way of Life 5K run/walk), or on the Jacob’s Way of Life Facebook page.

Last year, with the help of some amazing volunteers, Jacob’s Way of Life raised almost $19,000 and was able to support many families going through hardship in the following communities: Silver Lake, Howard Lake, Hutchinson, Dassel, Watertown, Cokato, Winsted, and Annandale.

More information will be provided in the near future.

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DC Cross Country opens season at Annandale

ANNANDALE – The boys and girls DC cross country teams opened the season with a triangular meet at Annandale Thursday, Aug. 27. New London-Spicer joined the Cardinals and Chargers at the meet, held at the Annandale Rec Park.

The girls took second out of three teams, while the boys took third.

Lily Kraemer, in her first varsity meet, blew away the field to take first place, winning by over half a minute over Kelly Wheeler of Annandale.

Lydia Niemela finished third, while Kate Jenkins placed sixth.

Haydn Veith was the top finisher for the boys, placing second. Soren Bortnem placed fifth, while Dylan Seaberg took seventh.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.