Football season has arrived

August 8, 2018

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Coached by Reggie Adams and Tom Olson, these kids from Hendricks are being taught the skills of football at the baseball field in Hendricks. pictured left to right in front are Colton Hofer, Ayla Texley and Talon Lawrence; in back are Camden Olson, Michael McCandless, Corbin Mack, Braxton Bednarek and Blake Hanson.

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Flag football coaches Reggie Adams and Tom Olson.

Local All-Stars

August 2, 2018

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Cade Hexem of Hendricks and Kyler Carlson of Estelline, South Dakota took part in the 10-and under All-Star Game in Castlewood, South Dakota. They were on the American All-Star Team that defeated the National All-Star Team, 2-0.

Youth baseball in full swing!

July 27, 2018

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Five boys from Hendricks participated in the Estelline, South Dakota Summer Baseball Program this season. Pictured batting is Camden Olsen of the 8U team.

For more photos, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

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

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.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Wildcats lose in the playoffs

July 19, 2018

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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.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Johnson competes on national champion team

July 11, 2018

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.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

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.

For the full story and more photos, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

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.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

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.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.