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Thursday, August4,2011 Sports .4' Leisure Page ) Tri-County News Kimball, MN -" .. . :. --. .... i,nl, ................ Fire in Darwin EVW takes another state championship Monday, Aug. 1, at 1:02 p.m., ByLexiBulau the Meeker County Sheriff's Office ELY- EVW did it again. This responded to a report of a home time it was the Legion team who on fire at 66684 217th St, Dar- won the championship game July win. Upon arrival of the Dassel 30, with the same members from Fire Department and a Sheriff's the team that won the Class A Deputy, smoke and flames were State Tournament back in June. observed coming from the roof The team came into the tourna- area. The roof and upstairs liv- ment hot after making their way ing quarters suffered fire damage, through regions and never looked and the rest of the home sustained back. extensive water and smoke dam- In the first game, EVW faced age. Marble and got strong hitting No one was in the home at the right off the bat. They were able time of the fire. The Dassel Fire to get five runs in the first inning Department retrieved the family and crushed Marble 14-6 with all dog from within the residence and nine starters receiving hits. In fact the dog showed no signs of inju- the hitting was so strong that Dan ries. The Litchfield Fire Depart- Sargent, Brendan Aston, Zach ment was called for additional Schlangen, and Matt Geislinger assistance. Because of the loca- all got home runs. Kevin Kramer tion, damage and timing of the was the winning pitcher fire, it is believed at this time that In the second game, EVWfaced lighting from the passing storm La Crescent, who won the Tier II struck the home causing ignition. Legion Championship last year The State Fire Marshall's Office and took second in the Class AA was contacted. State Tournament this last June. EVW was once again able to come out swinging; scoring five runs kegals also are in thefirst inning. They went on on-"--nne to win 10-4 with strong pitching available from their ace Matt Geislinger. He pitched a complete game, giving at up five hits and striking out eight. WWWe In the championship game EVW faced Ely, the hometown tricountvnews, team. The bats were again flying tt kl as EVW scored six runs in the first M inning and kept that bats going. Mitch Geislinger of Vatkins races the ball for first base during the state championship game against Ely. The Eden Valley-Watkins Legion team won the state title and advance to the Central Plains Regional tour- nament in Wisconsin this week. Photo by Scott Stowell of the Ely Timberjay. They won 15-3 in five innings, and received a strong pitching performance from Hayden Will- net who allowed four hits, three earned runs, struck out one, and walked three. Matt Geislinger was voted the Outstanding Player of the tournament. He also received this award in 2009 and is the first player to win the award twice. This is the baseball program's fourth title in two years. They won the Legion Tier II title in 2009 and have won the last two Class A state tournament titles. EVW advanced to the Central Plains Regionals in Viroqua, Wis. and play today (Aug. 4). NDRICKSO erner e,, pd,,,-d. ater as our 14311 55 TH St. NW Annandale, HN 20+Yea:rs in Well and Pump Service Call "Rollie" 320-274-3856 Ce11320-980-1212 RIPPNE Building Site Prep. - Demolition - Basements Additions- Fill & Black Dirt o Septic Systems, New or Repair Larry 320.980.3556 State certified Kevin 320.980.3558 Free estimates Kurt 320.980.6499 Plumbing" Heating Sewer Cleaning Back Hoe Digging Portable Toilets Sewer Pipe Thawin9 ,%. Septic Tank PumpLng [320) 286-2368 " Kiqston & Your Hometown LJcelsod & , New Home Consbuction ,Additions Sheds Sidin(j .Decks.Windows &More ... CALL KIMBALL CHIROPRACTIC Acupuncture !:i:ii:i!:ii:i  Massage i'):i])r. Mici,ael L. Mart, injury ......... Person injury.:::: Don't live Spinal rehab : : with pain... ..... : ii Call TODAY! 398q900" (888) 785-281," Mon. thnl Sat. Evening appts availahl 510 Hwy 55 East Kimball Master Licensed Insured Bonded Residential, Commemial Remodel & New Construction 24 Hour Service 320-224-2788 320-224-3216 Watkins e-mail: quicksider@melteLnet -Soy Diesel -Fuel -Kerosene -Motor Oil -Gasoline -Tank Truck -Transport OIL opera! >HAINTENANCE\>REPAIRS\>UPDATING License #20637648