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O't: 1 I') l l' A,l t Thursday, March 26, 2009 t.t _l_ v IklF&l, il Tri-Coun News Kimball, MN Girls' basketball Congratulations tO Kimball gifts basketball seniors Sarah ' Powell and Emily Straley on being selected to play in the Central Min- nesota Conference Senior All Star Game. The game will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Pierz High School, with the 3-point com- petition at 7:20 p.m. and the boys' CMC all-star game at 8 p.m. Tick- ets will be sold at the door for your last chance to watch these seniors in CMC action. Emily Straley. Sarah Powell. Cubs close season with a great Lake Maria State Park events effort against Lakers From bluebirds to bugs to bal- Sunday, May 31, 1 p.m. -"Fas- lads, spring programs at Lake Maria cinating Bugs" with entomologist BylayKlein, Coach close until the six-minute mark State Park promise to appeal to Bruce (The Bug Guy) Giebink. Kimball traveled to Howard when the Lakers built a 9-point -adults" and children of all ages and Sunday, June 7, all day- Open Lake-Waverly-Winsted to take on lead. The Cubs just could not get interests. Here is the schedule: House Day with musician and folk- the Lakers in the first round of the any closer, as they ended up losing Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. - singer Ross Sutter (1 p.m.), youth Section 5AA playoffs. The Lakers by a score of 58-45. "Challenges to Minnesota's Forests" art display and other events. Free jumped out to an early nine-point Scott Nystrom* (20 points) and by the DNR professionals at Zim- admittance. lead.TheCubsbattledbacktotake Bobby Arens (10 points) led the merman. Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m. - a 19-17 lead just before the half. team in scoring. Neil Helgeson Sunday, April 26, 1 p.m. -"But- Raptor Center program with eagles With eight seconds to go in the dealt out four assists. Bobby Arens terry Gardening" with naturalist and hawks. first half, HLWW hit a 3-pointer to added three blocked shots and Cindy Crawford. Saturday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. - lead by 1 at the half. : Scott Nystrom led the rebounding Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. to Turtle Day at Sand Dunes State For- 2 p.m.- Spruce up the parkon Green- est's Ann Lake campground between To start the second half, the effort with eight boards. The Cubs touch Day, sponsored by Wright- Zimmerman and Big Lake. teams traded leads during the first ended their season with a record Hennepin Co-op Electric Assoc. For more information about few possessions. The game stayed of eight wins and 17 losses. Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. - these and other activities, call the .... Captivating Bluebirds" with nat- park office at (763) 878-2325 or visit uralist and author-photographer its Web site at . By Gordylones playing condition. They are here for One of my favorite times of year a week or two, and their weeks are is baseball's spring training in Flor- staggered throughout the duration ida. You can't beat an 80-degree of camp. If you are a fan going to a March afternoon watching the game, you should be able to see one Twins play in Fort Myers. or two of them mentoring the guys It's fun to watch the new season no matter when you are here. develop right before your eyes ... If you come to a game, make a to see the veterans reunite and the day of it. Arrive in the morning and new players meet and greet while watch the workouts. You can walk trying to fit in on the team. You look over to the minor league camp and at those kids in Twins uniforms and watch Joe Mauer's brother, Jake, wonder if someday they may be manage the rookies. Players, rook- in Cooperstown ... or more likely, ies and veterans, are very close and back to riding buses in the minors, accessible to fans during spring This may be the last shot for training. They may walk from some guys, and they may be pack- infield practice to the clubhouse ing for home in a few weeks. But right through the crowd of fans, giv- even for ,them, this is a memora- ing autographs along the way. ble time. They are on the field with Veterans generally play only a greatness. When Dave St. Peter took few innings of an exhibition game over as president of the Twins, he because there are many young thought it was odd that we have players who must be evaluated, such classic ballplayers among our After leaving the game and running alumni, yet we had literally no rela- their laps, they may walk around tionship with them. So he imme- the warning track chatting with diately re-established a friend- fans and signing autographs. ship with them, which opened the Even when the team is on the doors to some wonderful possibili- road, half of the guys stay behind ties. As a result, we now have spring and have a moinaing workout. That's training coaches in Harmon Ifille- a g00d'time for fans to get close to brew, Rod Carew, Paul Molitor, Tony their team. You can walk-around the Oliva, and Tom Kelly. They are fully complex with no admission charge uniformed and on the field, shar- and see and hear their training. They ing their vast knowledge and expe- are usually finished by noon ... so rience of baseball. Looking at them, nowyou have your beach day, too. you'd think you've gone back in It's a pain in the back! time. In their pin- tripedTwin uni- You could the frustration forms, they all look as if they're in on Joe Mauer's face as I talked to him and asked him how he felt. He But when I referred to it as healthy lookedatmesadlyandsaid,"It'sjust competition he corrected me, "I more of the same." He is very tired really wouldn't call it competing. of having ailments. Although it's We allhave the same frame of mind: very painful, thankfully the inflam- that's to win and help our team." mation on his right sacroiliacjoint, It is interesting to see how a .which connects the spine to the young player with his role not so pelvis, is probably not serious. But defined as Cuddyer's thinks about because of his setback, Joe will not a similar situation. Here are Brian be ready for the season opener. In Buscher's comments about try- December, Joe had surgery to clear ing to land an infield job: "I'd like to an obstruction to the kidney,see myself in the lineup. I'll proba- Competing factors bly be a bench player. Hopefully I'm Michael Cuddyer's excited to just on this ball club. It's a compe- be healthy after his bad luck in the tition now. But after everyone's set injury department last year. "It was and we know where we're going, it's definitely an unfortunate season all about working together. It doesn't last year. But I'm really proud of how matter where I have to play or where this team played. I'm reall~ proud anyone has to play. The goal on day how they progressed. And now I'm one is to get to the playoffs." able to come back, and maybe I can That is one thing that's unani- help this team get to where we ulti- mous, everyone I've talked to feels mately want to go." He said that the there will be postseason play for the Twins' four starting-caliber out- Twins this year. fielders will make this team better. Marijuana-growing operation found When officers Of the Central Minn. Drug and Gang Task Force served a search warrant Wednes- day, March "18, in Sartell, they found an active marijuana-grow- ing operation in two rooms of the . residence at 305 Victory Loop. The suspects were Woon Ho Paek, age 24, Adam Scott Proulx, age 29, Isa- iah James Miller, age 24, and Keith Kevin Noke, Jr., age 31, all of Sar- tell. Officer,; arrested Paek, Proulx and Miller at the residence. At the same time, the task force also served a search warrant at 205 Victory Loop and found an active marijuana-growing operation in two rooms of this home also. They arrested Nolte at this location. Investigators seized the mar- ijuana and items associated with growing it. The four men were transpoerted to the Stearns County Jail and were booked and released on charges of fifth degree controlled substance. It's believed both operations were in partner- ship. Sartell Police Department and members of the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency also assisted the task force. Contact Elvina, HEFTY ;EED COMPANY at 605-529-5412. The acquisition of veteran competition to the infield. third-baseman Joe Crede has brought Harmon Killebrew hanging out in dugout before the game. 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