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Tall, tanned and ruggedly handsome, Ben Utecht looked every inch a champion Monday night at the Memorial Auditorium. Utecht wore a Super Bowl ring on one of his fingers, a memento of Super Bowl XLI, when he helped the Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 for the world championship of American football. But while Utecht told some great stories of his experiences as a Hastings (Minn.) football star who earned a scholarship with the University of Minnesota and later joined the pro football ranks, his address to the Men's Night Out crowd had a very serious side. The 33-year-old works
Mac Schluttner scored on a passed ball in the top of the ninth inning Friday as Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale edged Parkers Prairie 4-3. Schluttner reached base on a two-out base hit. He stole second and a balk sent him to third. The Raiders sent the game into extra innings in the top of the seventh. Jordan Fretham was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Fretham stole second and scored on a two-out double by Johnson. Preston Riewer fanned seven over seven innings of work.
Sydney Weniger, Jordyn Glenz and Michaela Powers collected extra base hits Thursday as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders overpowered Parkers Prairie 10-6 at Bertha. Weniger lofted a home run over the right field fence while Glenz doubled and tripled and Powers doubled. All three players went 2-for-4 in the victory. Glenz and Sarah Moenkedick both drove in two runs for the Raiders who improved to 2-1. The Raiders broke the game open in the bottom of the second.
It’s in the cards that Torii Hunter is going to make a fine baseball manager when his playing days are over. He is a fan favorite, a clubhouse favorite and...
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Rumor Stokes claimed two jumping events and Samuel Moore collected a first and second in the weights Friday at the Anderson-Cole track and field meet in Perham. Stokes edged Thief River Falls' Kira Johnson by an inch in the long jump by going 14-2. Stokes went on to win the triple jump with a 31-4 effort. Moore was the class of the discus with a winning throw of 147-7. Perham's William Parks was runner-up in the event with a 135-11. Moore challenged Frazee's Roger Thorp in the shot put with a toss of 43 feet.
The Sauk Centre Mainstreeters broke a 4-4 deadlock with a five-run fifth inning Friday to hand Wadena-Deer Creek a 9-4 loss in their season opener. Jake Haskamp and Will Fork...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder scored nine times in the final three innings Thursday to hand Wadena-Deer Creek a 12-11 softball setback at Long Prairie. The Wolverines, who were playing...
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