Another state title for Carlie
Carlie Wagner of N.R.H.E.G. won the state title in the high jump for the second time in her career. Owatonna’s Andrew Stelter was third in the shot put.
STATE TRACK & FIELD RESULTS ON FRIDAY
NRHEG senior Carlie Wagner won the high jump with a height of 5-6. She also won the title as a sophomore in 2012. It’s Wagner’s fourth state title when you include a pair of basketball championships for the future Golden Gopher.
OHS senior Andrew Stelter finished third in the shot put with a throw of 56-feet, 6 1/2 inches. Stelter throws the discus on Saturday.
Owatonna senior Logan Langeland did not make the finals in the triple jump.
SATURDAY AT THE STATE TRACK & FIELD MEET AT HAMLINE
Stelter finished 12th in the discus.
In the high jump, Owatonna junior Zae Lafaive took 8th, while junior Matt Kingland was 14th.
NRHEG senior TJ Schiltz captured 6th in the 1600.
Owatonna’s VFW team lost to Mayo Friday night at Dartt’s during a ‘pro night’ event. The teams played nine innings (although only the first seven counted toward the league standings) and each player picked out walk-up music. The game had a 7:00 start, so they also played under the lights. The final was 7-1 in Mayo’s favor. Mayo led 3-1 after 7 innings for the official league standings. Each coach used their entire bench.
The weather was fantastic, with virtually no wind and a game time temperature in the low 80’s. It was an appropriate night to spend at a ball game, as Friday was the 75th anniversary of the first Little League baseball game.
KRFO’s Roy Koenig was called into duty to run the scoreboard, which became operable thanks to Steve Zappa. Meanwhile, John Havelka delivered another enthusiastic performance on the PA.
The VFW hosts Rochester Knights Sunday night at 7:00.
The Owatonna Aces host the Minneapolis Angels Saturday evening at 6:00.
STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT (Friday)
Kasson Mantorville won the AA crown 3-0 over Lesueur Henderson, finishing the season at 28-0 with their first state softball title.
New Ulm Cathedral won the A title, 3-1 over New Life Academy. Kenyon Wanimingo lost the consolation final to New York Mills 10-0.
Lakeville South grabbed the AAA championship, 3-2 over Maple Grove, the tie-breaking run came on a suicide squeeze in the 6th inning.
The softball all-star series is this weekend at Caswell Park. NRHEG’s Jade Schultz will play in the event.
STATE TRAP SHOOTING TOURNAMENT
Nearly 4,000 shooters will make their way to Alexandria over the weekend for the state trap shoot. Blooming Prairie’s team shot on Friday. It was the first season for BP trap. Triton is also wrapping up their first year. Both Medford and NRHEG have had a team in the past.
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
The Owatonna Area FCA Jr Clinic is Tuesday June 10 at Lincoln Elementary School. This is a one-day camp for young athletes entering grades 4-8. Athletes pick one sport to train in for the day: basketball, football, tennis, cycling, soccer or taekwondo. Walk registration is $50. Find out more online at www.minnesotafca.org/owatonna-jsc.