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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 11:49 AM

Rather than having separate seasonal meetings, Rushford-Peterson Schools will be having one large Parent and Student Eligibility Night for all parents and their students who are planning to participate in any sport during the 2015-2016 school year, according to R-P athletic director Dan Bieberdorf. 

  • Twins Talk: Hicks has arrived as major league outfielder

    It’s great to watch Aaron Hicks as he blossoms into a solid major league outfielder, and as a hitter who can drill the ball with authority.

     
  • Rather than having separate seasonal meetings, Rushford-Peterson Schools will be having one large Parent and Student Eligibility Night for all parents and their students who are planning to participate in any sport during the 2015-2016 school year, according to R-P athletic director Dan Bieberdorf. 

     
  • Cresco hosted UIS Series Sunday night

    The Upper Iowa Speedway points series converged on Cresco at the Howard County Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 19.

     
  • The Twins ended the first half of the season with a winning week, a giving week, and an emotional rollercoaster ride for All-Star Brian Dozier. They won six of their last seven games, beating the Tigers, their division rivals three out of four games, and went to the break with a 49-40 overall record – second best in the American League, behind only division rival Kansas City Royals.  
  • Twins Talk: Mauer throws annual pizza party for kids
     One of the nicest events that happens every year during Twins’ Hope Week is hosted by first baseman Joe Mauer. It is called Picnic in the Park, but is actually a pizza party that Joe throws for the kids from Gillette Children’s Hospital. It is held in the Legends Club at Target Field. Joe has a close relationship with the hospital: His wife worked there as a nurse before they had kids of their own. Joe has made many quiet, unpublicized visits to Gillette over the years, and does many other private and personal things for both the hospital and the children. 
  • Hovdens achieve family hat trick at UIS races July 2
     

              Three members of the Hovden family — a pair of brothers and a cousin — collected checkered flags in the Upper Iowa Speedway racing series last week.

     
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    One of the strongest pillars of the Twins organization is almost unknown to the general public. He is known, however, to thousands of folks who, since 1985, have purchased season tickets or have been group leaders for their companies or organizations and have planned group outings to watch the Twins play ball. Call him on his phone, and you will hear a magnificent set of pipes, with a warm, friendly voice answering: “Scott O’Connell here!”

     
  • Twins Talk: Quite an endeavor by Trevor Plouffe
     

    Trevor Plouffe has developed into a solid major league third baseman. Trevor was drafted in 2004 after an All-American high school career, chosen in the first round (20th overall) by the Twins as a shortstop. Through the years as he learned his craft in the minors, he was occasionally called up to the Twins when someone was injured. But he would bounce around, playing every position — from short to third, second, first, and even a stint in the outfield.

     
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    Former R-P golf standout Marshall Hoiness had a very successful rookie season as a high school golf coach. The son of Jim and Gayle Hoiness of Rushford, guided the Blake High School boys golf team to a tie with Mankato East for the Class AA State Title earlier this month.

     
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    Pacesetter Sports will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Sweet Sixteen championship Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2, when 32 of Minnesota’s top boys and girls basketball teams, four from each class, converge under one roof at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph to battle for one championship.

     
  • Upper Iowa Speedway ushers in new class
     

    A brand-new class of racecars rumbled onto the Upper Iowa Speedway clay oval in Decorah last weekend — the Limited Late Model Class.

     
  • Krambeer finishes out season at state

    Charlie Krambeer finished out the golf season last week by placing 36th at state competition.

     
  • At the end of each sports’ season, Rushford-Peterson celebrates several of their athletes, who, inevitably qualify for All-Conference. For the 2015 spring season, nine students qualified for All Conference.

     
  • Carlson takes state, twice

    R-P/H sent five athletes to state for seven events last week. The boys team came close to glory by placing fifth overall with 39 points. Noah Carlson helped boost this stat with two first place finishes, while Matt Culhane also placed second for discus throw. The boys team wasn’t far away from earning a trophy.

     
  • The Upper Iowa Speedway points series convened again in Cresco on Sunday, June 7, much to the delight of racing fans.

     
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