Cambridge-Isanti’s Claire Sheehan was named to the freshmen volleyball squad on MaxPreps 2013 Volleyball Underclass All-American teams. Sheehan, an outside hitter, Sheehan led the Bluejackets to a 22-8 record with 547 kills, 59 aces, 68 blocks, 399 digs and 334 serve receptions. C-I reached its first-ever region championship match last autumn.
Fellow Minnesotan Sydney Hilley of Champlin Park was also named to the MaxPreps freshman All-American team. Minnetonka’s Samantha Seliger earned a spot among MaxPreps junior All-Americans.
Braham Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest
The Braham Knights of Columbus will host its annual Free Throw Shooting Contest for boys and girls ages 9-14. This year’s event will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Braham High School gym. For any questions, contact Allan Larson (320-224-3929).
DNR Parks & Trails grants
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division is accepting applications for the following grant programs: outdoor recreation, local trail connections, federal recreational trails and regional trails. These grant programs help local governments throughout the state create partnerships with the DNR to fund recreation opportunities.
The application due dates are Feb. 28 for the federal recreational trail grant program and March 31 for the other programs. It is anticipated that both federal and state funding will be available during 2014 for these programs. Program and application information is available on the DNR website at www.dnr.state.mn.us/grants/recreation/index.html. For more information, contact the grants staff listed online, call the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or send questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.