Sports

Left-handed starters Kevin Auth and Tyler Kronstedt both pitched outstanding amateur baseball games for Rum River to lead the team to next weekend’s Region 1C tournament. In the July 26 Eastern Minny League West playoff opener at Hinckley, Auth struck out 13 and allowed just two earned runs and five hits when the Bandits defeated [...]

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The Cambridge American Legion baseball team enjoyed a strong run in last week’s Sub-State Tournament hosted in Princeton. Jake Johnson (pictured taking a cut) and the Cambridge boys took wins from Big Lake and North Branch before St. Francis won July 24.     The Post #290 squad then held for a thrilling 9-8 victory  in [...]

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St. Croix State Park in Hinckley will pilot an archery hunt for part of the 2014 fall deer season. The archery hunt will be Sept. 29 through Nov. 7, with the exception of Saturday, Nov. 1, and Sunday, Nov. 2, when the park will close for a youth firearms hunt. One hundred archery tags will [...]

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AMATEUR BASEBALL:   Isanti built momentum for the upcoming amateur baseball playoff stretch by downing Forest Lake 7-5 at home July 20, handing the Brewers their first loss on the Metro Minny schedule. Centerfielder B.J. Samuelson made a great diving catch with two on to keep the Brewers from scoring in the second. Dan Hamann [...]

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A high-stakes Cambridge-Isanti Men’s Slowpitch League battle took place July 17 at Sandquist Park between co-leaders Patriot Lanes/TLS Concrete and ECL Big Guys/Finish Line Bar. Patriot Lanes leadoff hitter Allen VanderCarr (left) dialed in to rip two triples in his first two at bats, and Andy Janokowski hustled into second for a run-scoring double (below). [...]

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Perfect summer weather brought out a huge “Kids Night” crowd to the Princeton Speedway on Friday, July 18. At intermission, children and parents walked on the “fastest quarter mile on dirt” track to meet the drivers while grabbing a treat or two. It was also bike giveaway night at the Speedway. When the features got [...]

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COMMUNITY SPORTS:   The Isanti County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee was established in 2008 to support Isanti County’s military service members, veterans and their families by coordinating services and resources available to them before, during, and after periods of deployment. Examples of support provided are financially assisting with electric bills, natural gas bills, garbage [...]

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