Tony Tournament held in Lake Benton June 23-24

July 19, 2018

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The Tony Tournament was held at DeZeeuw Field in mid-June, where several area 10u, 12u, and 14u softball teams competed against each other.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Lake Benton played host to 10 area girls’ softball teams on June 23 and 24 during the Tony Tourna­ment. Jenny Alderson, the tournament’s director, re­ported that 22 teams to­tal competed against each other. The tournament is an annual event, taking place the fourth weekend of June every year.
Teams included 10u, 12u, and 14u girls from Pipestone, Hendricks and Luverne, all in Minnesota, and Dell Rapids, Baltic, Brookings, Sioux Falls, Madison, Garretson, and Flandreau, all in South Da­kota, playing some great ball. “This is the second year that we were at full max for teams,” Alderson stated.

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Wildcats lose in the playoffs

July 19, 2018

Submitted by Michael Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats traveled more than five hours to Carlisle, Iowa to play the number one team from the east divi­sion, the undefeated Mid­west Rampage. The game was close at the end of the third quarter with a 28-20 score, but the Rampage pulled away to a 56-20 vic­tory, ending the Wildcats’ season.

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Johnson competes on national champion team

July 11, 2018

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The 2018 AAU 16U National Volleyball Championship was won by the team from southwestern Minnesota.The team came out on top of a 183-team field. Pictured left to right in front are Madison Hinz of Yellow Medicine East, Kalleigh Carr of Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, Mia Schnaible of Marshall, Bria Morris of Marshall, and Sophie Johnson of Hendricks. In back are Asst. Coach Emma Thomssen of SMSU, Asst. Coach Sarina Smith of SMSU, Natalee Rolbiecki of Minneota, Logan Sherman of Marshall, Alyssa Groves of Murray County Central, Charlotte Wright of Canby, LeeAnn Stensrud of Lakeview, and Head Coach Mike Dalager of Minneota. Not pictured is injured teammate Paige Andries of Marshall.

Wildcats move on with a win

July 11, 2018

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The Wildcats will advance to the semifinal playoffs after their victory over the Bucks.

Submitted by
Michael Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wildcats advanced to the semi-final round of the SPFL playoffs by de­feating the North Iowa Bucks 34-26 on Saturday, July 7 in Lake Benton. The Wildcats played this game short-handed, as they only had 19 players on hand; one of them got hurt early, leaving them with 18. The Wildcats were missing all but two starters on their defense and found themselves down by a score of 26-14 at halftime.

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Hendricks Grizzlies 12U split with Tracy Thunder

June 22, 2018

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Keira Larson at bat during the HPS Grizzly game vs. Tracy.

Hendricks 12U softball team splits a doublehead­er with Tracy on June 14 in Tracy. Tracy took game one, 11-5. Savannah Snow started the game pitching, throwing 1½ innings. She had two strikeouts, six walks and two hits. Ellie Olsen finished the second inning and pitched two more innings. She finished the game with three strike­outs, five walks and five hits, only giving up two runs. Sadie Johnson got a homerun in the last inning. Claire Dagel and Ellie Ols­en got a double play in the first inning. Claire caught an infield pop fly at third base and threw to first to get the runner out.

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Two golfers wrap up 2018 golf season at State Golf meet

June 22, 2018

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Sophie Johnson, left and Kaylee Johnson, right. They competed at the State Golf meet in Becker.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks Grizzlies wrapped up their 2018 golf season at the Min­nesota State Golf Meet in Becker, June 12 and 13.
Kaylee Johnson and So­phie Johnson qualified to this prestigious event un­der the direction of coach­es Steve Holland and Tom Olson.

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Wildcats defeat Rebels at home

June 22, 2018

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After a rough first quarter, the Wildcats defeated the Rebels at home during Saturday’s game.

Submitted by
Mike Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats defeated the Water­town Rebels Saturday night in Lake Benton by a score of 48-28. This win brings the Wildcats re­cord to 6-1 heading into their bye week.
The Wildcat offense once again got off to a slow start and did not score until the end of the first quarter, which tied the game at 7-7. That was the last time the game was close, as the Wildcats went ahead by a score of 28-7 by halftime.

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Camaraderie winners

June 15, 2018

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Flight winners from the Camaraderie Tournament held on Friday and Saturday at the Hendricks Golf Club, pictured left to right in front, are Jerrad Beer, Riley Hanson, Ethan Pearson and Jason Winter. In back are Loren Swenson, Greg Anderson, Jeremy Beer, Trevor Schwartz, Beth Overby, Morrey Overby, Dale Overby (partner Jim Hansen not pictured), Brian Artz (partner Jason Skovlund not pictured), and Steven Holland (partner Ken Maltby not pictured.) Another flight winner not pictured is Scott Johnson and his guest Bruce Ahrendt. The 2018 Camaraderie Champions were Ethan Pearson and his guest Riley Hanson.

Another win for the Wildcats

June 15, 2018

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The Wildcats made another win at home, bringing their season record to 5-1 with a 54-6 victory over the Dakota Bulldogs.

Submitted by
Mike Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wildcats improved their record to 5-1 with a 54-6 victory over the Dakota Bulldogs of Mitchell, South Dakota in Lake Benton Saturday night. The Bulldogs took the ball to start the game and put together an 80-yard drive to go ahead of the Wildcats 6-0. That would be their last score as the Wildcats scored the next 54 points.

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Youth girls summer softball begins with three games

June 15, 2018

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The Grizzly girls softball team kicked off their season last week. Pictured above, one Grizzly heads for home as another heads for first base.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

The Grizzles girls 8-14- year-old girls fast pitch soft­ball teams kicked off their season last week, playing both Minneota and Slayton.
The girls 14U team took on Minneota at Froiland Field on Wednesday, June 6, taking a loss on their opening night scrimmage of 11-40. Meghan Carmody noted that the Wednesday night score could be slightly inaccurate.

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