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Valley News & Views iiiiUiiiiiiii: & Recreation ............. i Page 9 May 27, 2010 Twins salve frustra00 .-5 road trip doesn't bring sm BY VALLEY NEWS SPORTS GURU NATHAN St. Thomas High announces awards Eight students join National Honor Society Coming off a 2- 5 Road Trip the Twins definitely needed something to lift their spirits, like a win. And what better way to get a win than to win a game by 12 runs? "It was good to come back here and take our frustration out on somebody," Twins center fielder Denard Span said. "We got frustrated out on the road and it was good tonight to come out here and get some hits and some runs." It all started when Brewers starting pitcher Dave Bush gave up seven runs in the first inning. He was pulled from the game with one out in the first. The two guys who really got things going were the 1 and 2 batters, Denard Span and Orlando Hudson. Both of these guys had three Hits each and were responsible for six of the 15 runs the Twins scored. "I think you saw how important it is for us to get things going early," Span said. "This team gets offto a good start and it does start with us, and I think [Hudson] believes the same thing. Every game we approach :- we try to spark the team." Jason Kubel had the most RBI's with four, Justin Morneau with three, Michael Cuddyer, Delmon Young, Trevor Plouffe all had two runs. Speaking ofTrevor Plouffe, this was his Major League debut, and he got the first two outs of the ball game. "I think it was the best thing possible for me," Plouffe said. "I wasn't even in the moment yet. I wasn't paying attention. It absolutely eased my nerves." This scoring and hitting frenzy ended with a total of 17 hits for the Twins. Ironically, the only Twin The next game in the series wasn't won as easily. In the ninth inning, the Brew Crew tied the game up at six and eventually going ahead 7-6. Then after two back-to-back hits to start off the bottom of the ninth, Delmon Young got up and hit a ground rule double scoring one run. That ground rule double probably stopped the winning run from crossing the plate. Milwaukee got out of the ninth without giving up another run to go into extra innings. This game went from another average home game win to an intense nail biter. In each of the last four innings of the game the Twins had the bases loaded but failed to do anything with it until the twelfth inning. Alexi Casilla was walked to start the bottom of the inning, Mauer came up and hit a single for his fourth hit of the game, and Morneau drew a walk to load the bases. Then after one out, Jason Kubel came up and flew out to the right fielder, which allowed Mauer to tag up and score the winning run. "They made some big plays that maybe at the time didn't seem like they were that big but turned out to be huge," Brewers player Casey McGehee said. "It's kind of what they do -- it's Twins baseball. You know they're going to pitch, you know they're going to play defense, they're going to run the bases well and when they throw some hitting in there, they're pretty darn good." Don't forget to vote for Twins players in the All Star Game! Right now Joe Mauer is leading in the votes for the American League catcher, Justin Morneau is second to Mark Teixeira in the AL that did not have a hit was first basemen position. Also reigning AL MVP Joe Mauer, .... right:'iaO"Ju/fi"M6fneh'ti though he walked twice, is leading in the American Nick Blackburn went seven League with a batting Perfect Attendance-Samuel Heuch- ert, Frank Contreras Jr., Sarah Lunde Sarah Lunde had 4 years of High School perfect attendance Honor Ushers-Frank Contreras Jr., Adam Redmann Valedictorian-Abby Papenfuss Salutatorian-Rachel McMartin Honor Students-Sarah Lunde, Mar- cus Tucker. Accounting Award-Frank Contreras Jr. State-Academic All State-Abby Pap- enfuss. North Dakota Academic Scholarship- Sarah Lunde, Abby Papenfuss, Marcus Tucker. Elementary Awards- Reading-Emily Kennelly, Charley Heuchert, Karly Kennelly, Adriana Lee, Noah Heuchert, John Heuchert.Junior Duck Stamp-Noah Heuchert received honorable mention, Bram Nelson re- ceived 3rd place. Constitution Award-Marcus Tucker. National History Day Awards-Abby Papenfuss, Sarah Lunde, 'Justin Ganssle, Katrina Koapke, Sara Ramirez, Desirae Contreras, Karl Tucker, Emma Papen- fuss. Goal Keeper Certificates-for achiev- ing 20 goals, Nicole Christinson, Me- lissa Fritz, Samuel Heuchert, Lexie Lee, Christian Lunde, Frank Contreras Jr., Rachel McMartin, Marcus Tucker, Me- gan Oihus, Wyatt Papenfuss, Trevor Mc- Martin. Goal Keeper Pins and a certificate-for achieving 25 goals, Nicole Christinson, Melissa Fritz, Samuel Heuchert, Lexie Lee, Christian Lunde, Frank Contreras Jr., Rachel McMartin, Marcus Tucker, Megan Oihus. Goal Keeper Plague, pin and a cer- tificate for achieving 30 goals, Nicole Christinson, Melissa Fritz, Samuel Heu- chert, Lexie Lee, Christian Lunde, Frank Contreras Jr., Rachel McMartin. Goal Keeper Of TheYear Plague, Goal Keeper Plague, pin and a certificate- Samuel Heuchert. Senior awards for work on the news- paper and yearbook go to all of the se- niors-Justin Ganssle, Erica Kennelly, Katrina Koapke, Sarah Lunde, Rachel McMartin, Ross Oihus, Abby Papenfuss, Casey P86rson anti'Marcus Tucker English awards go to the students who have academically earned an A or A-average for at least three nine weeks during the year. Freshmen-Nicole Christinson, Melissa Fritz, Sam Heuch- eft, Lexie Lee, Christian Lunde, Trevor McMartin, Megan Oihus and Wyatt Pa- penfuss. Sophomores-Nikita Huset-McLaugh- lin, Alyssa Kennelly, Alyson McMartin, and Greg Tucker. Juniors-Frankie Contreras and Liz Kulberg Seniors-Sarah Lunde, Rachel Mc- Martin, Casey Pederson and Marcus Tucker. The character award for responsibil- ity goes to ninth graders-Nicole Chris- tinson, Melissa Fritz, and Christian Lunde tenth graders-alyssa Kennelly, Nikita Huset-McLaughlin, Alyson Mc- Martin eleventh graders-Katie Fritz and Adam Redmann. The most dedicated student award goes to three underclassmen. There is one award for a member of each of the freshmen, sophomore and junior classes. These awards go to Liz Kulberg, Alyssa Kennelly an d Sam Heuchert. The Golden Apple goes to students who have shown initiative by doing what needs to be done although no one had asked him or her to do it. Rachel McMartin received this award for her classroom work. Sarah Lunde, Casey Pederson and Marcus Tucker for their efforts in editing the newspaper for at least two nine week periods. These students are shining examples of great initiative. The eighth grade speech award goes to Chantelle Gosselin. Hero Honor Cord Awards-Rachel McMartin, Katrina Koapke, and Erica Kennelly. Spelling Bee-2nd Jacob Foss, 1st Noah Heuchert. Library Award-Justin Ganssle. Service Awards-Tina Kulberg and Aaron Burns. Skills USA-Rachel McMartin and Ross Oihus. Gymnastics award-Erica Kennelly. Awards for extra-curricular Emma Papenfuss-one act play, girls softball Karl Tucker-one act play Austin Contreras-track Nicole Christinson-volleyball, base- ball state, band, chorus, one act play Melissa Fritz-volleyball, baseball stat, band, chorus, one act play Samuel Heuchert-baseball, band, Lexie Lee-volleyball, track, band, chorus, one act play Christian Lunde-football, baseball, band Trevor McMartin-football Megan Oihus-baseball stat, band Wyatt Papenfuss-band Nikita Huset-McLaughlin-baseball stat, band, chorus Myssa Kennelly-girls softball, volley- ball, band, chorus Myson McMartin-volleyball, girls basketball, chorus Jeremy Talamantes-football, track, baseball, wrestling Greg Tucker-band, one act play, speech Frank Contreras Jr.-football, boys basketball, track, baseball Katie Fritz-volleyball Adam Redmann-football, boys bas- ketball Justin Ganssle-golf Erica Kennelly-baseball stat, chorus Katrina Koapke-volleyball,. chorus Tina Kulberg-chorus Sarah Lunde-football stat, band, cho- rus, golf Rachel McMartin-chorus Ross Oihus- track, band Abby Papenfuss-football stat, chorus Casey Pederson-track, wrestling Marcus Tucker-football, track, base- ball, wrestling. Former DHS track standout runs in 10k Larry Lasch, 1988 graduate of Dray- ton High School, competed in last weeks Fargo Marathon, finishing the half marathon race in 1 Hour, 51 Min- utes and 58 Seconds. He 1,017th out of 5,365 runners, Lasch teaches geography, history and social sciences at Wahpeton High School. He is the assistant track coach there. Lasch was an outstanding track competitor at DHS and competed at state level. He iS'the son of Bob and Earlene Lasch of Drayton. and one-third innings giving up seven hits, getting his fifth win of the season, now 5-1. "It's just one of those days where everything was falling for us," Blackburn said. "It can sometimes be hard pitching in games like that, but I think with the way I've been pitching it just just about 40 points above Joe Mauer's of .346. I'm sure there's always some friendly competition between them but Morneau is gonna keep it to a minimum. 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