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Brett Martin Meers had the game-winning hit in the South Fargo American All Stars' victory over Grand Forks in the championship game of the North Dakota 11 year old State Baseball Championship on July 16. Brett is the son of Bradley and Nancy Meers, of Fargo. Brad Meers is a graduate of the Chokio-Alberta High School and Brett's grandparents are Wilfried and Dorismae Meers of Chokio. Brett Meers' South Fargo American All Star team defeated Dickinson, Minot, defending state champion Williston and Grand Forks to make it to the championship.
Holly Carrington (holding Meredith Carrington), Matthew Carrington, and Matthew's sister Anna Vikander all placed first in their age groups during the Prairie Pioneer Days races last weekend. Holly placed first in her age group in the 10-kilometer race. Matthew placed first in his men's division age group in the 5-kilometer, and Anna placed first in her women's division age group. Anna is a former Morris Area Tiger track star who now lives in Granite Falls. The Carringtons live in Morris.
Morris native and Olympian swimmer, Trina (Radke) Gerry, and Olympic coach Ross Gerry will conduct two swim clinics at the Regional Fitness Center August 22 and 23. Ross and Katrina (Radke) Gerry offer unique clinics focused on developing championship qualities in the whole person, psychologically and physically. They incorporate their combined extensive experience in enhancing not only the person's mental make-up, but also their physical characteristics, in relationship to self and others. They provide tools that can be used daily to achieve peak performance.
The Morris Eagles had their nine-game winning streak snapped over the weekend, and its entire season was about to be ended, too. But solid pitching performances from Jeff Wold and Brock Pashen kept the Eagles alive. The Eagles lost a five-run lead and the opener of the Land O' Ducks playoffs, 8-6, to Dumont Friday in Wheaton. But Morris rebounded with a 4-1 win Sunday in Morris to force a third and deciding game against the Saints on Saturday, July 29, in Wheaton. The series winner advances to the Region 9C playoffs. The Eagles are 17-10 overall, and their loss to Dumont Friday was their
Gray defeated Red by a score of 9-6 to win the Morris Babe Ruth Melchert-Podtberg Championship Trophy at Chizek Field Monday night. Jeremy Westerman pitched a complete game for the win, besting Red's Dustin Sauter who went the first five innings. Red got on the scoreboard first when Alex Erickson reached second on a Gray error and he came around to score on another error. Cory Schroeder singled and Brady Valnes walked later in the inning for Red, but were stranded on the bases. Gray came back strong in the bottom of the inning however, scoring five times for a 5-1 lead after one inning.
A season that began with so much promise ended in disappointment for Morris Legion baseball team. Morris, which began the season 6-1, lost twice to Wheaton on Sunday and were eliminated from the District 7 playoffs in Wheaton. Morris ended the season 8-7 overall. Morris defeated Wheaton 5-0 on pitcher Chase Rambow's three-hitter on Saturday, but Wheaton rebounded to win 9-5 and 10-0 on Sunday to take the best-of-three series. Morris' skid began two weeks ago when it lost two regular-season games to Wheaton, then dropped a doubleheader in Fargo. The Legion recovered with a 12-2 win over Br
Karlie Christine Bruns was born on July 21, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Mitch and Julie Bruns of Cyrus. Karlie weighed 9 lbs. 3 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Jerry and Kathy Bruns from Morris and Jean Brustuen of Morris and Jerome Brustuen of Cyrus. Great grandparents are Paul and Joan Bruns and Leo and Evelyn Hennen of Morris and Ora Brustuen of St. Michael.
MALLORY JO JOOS was born on June 24, 2006 at Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria to Kevin and Kelli Joos of Hancock. Mallory weighed 7 lbs. 11 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Sharon Adams of Fairbury, Ill. and Harvey and Debra Joos of Hancock. Great grandparents are Perry and Dorothy Zimmerman of Forrest, Ill. and Harry Rocke of Eureka, Ill.
HAILEY JOSEPHINE WERK was born on July 7, 2006 at Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria to Duane & Courtney Werk of Morris. Hailey weighed 8 lbs. 2 ounces. Grandparents are Josephine Bellanger and Ernest Miller of Hendrum and Roger and Betty Werk of Herman.
by Dennis Prager I believe the Left has been wrong on virtually every great moral issue in the last 30 years. During that period, it was wrong on the Cold War -- it devoted far more energy to fighting anti-communism than to fighting communism. It was wrong for attacking Israel for its destruction of Saddam Hussein's nuclear reactor. It was wrong on welfare. It was wrong in its demanding less morally and intellectually from black Americans than from all other Americans. It was wrong in advocating bilingual education for children of immigrants. It was wrong in generally holding American s