Rock County Sports

Scott Rall
If you enjoy traveling with your dogs, what issues do you need to pay special attention to? If you have a kennel in the back of the truck or in the rear compartment of your mini-SUV, the dog can travel there without the threat of severe weather conditions about 5-6 months per year. We all hear of...
A voice familiar to area sports fans will be heard a little less when the high school baseball season comes to an end later this spring. After 44 years in the radio business, Bruce Thalhuber will no longer be calling games as a play-by-play announcer for KQAD radio. Bruce T., as he is referred to...
In my series about dog personalities, I’ve written about my first dog, Scout, and I wrote about Tracer, the very best of the great three dogs I own. In my last column we talked about Sarge, Tracer’s brother from a different litter but with the same mom and dad three years apart in age. This week we...
The discussion about the differences between my dog personalities continues this week. The dog of the week is Sarge, the middle-aged dog. Tracer is 7. Sarge is 4. My young dog, Raider, is the baby at 2. I recently retired Axle, who is 9 and now lives with my folks. Sarge has the same parents as...
An anniversary is being observed for one of Luverne’s greatest treasures in 2019. The Luverne Country Club is open for business for the 80th consecutive year. From humble beginnings in 1939, the LCC has been transformed into one of the best nine-hole golf courses the state has to offer. In my mind...
Chronic Wasting Disease is an always fatal disease in the white tail populations of North America.  It is transmitted from direct deer-to-deer contact, and once a wild deer is infected, it cannot be eliminated. You can only hope to control it so it does not become widespread. What is the big deal...
Some members from the Luverne Tae Kwon Do Club have participated at five different events since Feb. 23. They are (kneeling, from left) Brynlee Lass, Alexandria Gangestad, Reagan Gangestad, (back) Cody Henrichs, Luci Bommersbach, Perceyis Trierweiler and Jack Bommersbach. Missing are Noella Henrichs, Liam Brown and Zach Brown.
Members of the Luverne Tae Kwon Do Club experienced a hectic schedule the past six weeks. At least one member of the local group participated at five different competitions in four different states. Jack Bommersback (third in sparring), Luci Bommersbach (first in sparring) and Perceyis Trierweiler...
Steve Bakken, a 2000 Hills-Beaver Creek High School graduate, takes a break during the Birkebeiner Ski Race in Norway March 16 to pose for a picture with some members of a micro party celebrating the event. The stuffed moose in the photo belongs to his six-year old son, Will. Steve and his wife, Mary, purchased the moose during a visit to Norway shortly before Will was born.
There’s something special about taking part in a long-standing tradition. Steve Bakken, a Rock County native, can attest to that after a recent trip to Norway. Bakken works as a human resource manager for Cargill in Wayzata and lives in St. Louis Park with his wife and children. When he crossed the...
Team Compulsory 4 members (from left) Breanna Richters, McKenzie Engwicht, Liz Kelm, Madison Ruesch, Katharine Kelm and Sophia Eisma complete their group number during Saturday’s ice show.
What has become a March ritual took center stage at the Blue Mound Ice Arena last weekend. The Blue Mound Figure Skaters presented a pair of showings of their 28th annual ice show in front of good crowds Friday and Saturday nights. The 2019 version of the event, Minnesota ON’ice, was designed to...
Three senior members of the Blue Mound Figure Skating Club are slated to perform solo numbers at the ice shows this weekend. They are (from left) Riley Severtson, Brenna Richters and McKenzie Engwicht. The shows begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights.
A spring ritual returns to the Blue Mound Ice Arena this weekend. The Blue Mound Figure Skating Club is slated to present its 28th annual ice show at the local venue Friday and Saturday nights. Both presentations begin at 7 p.m. Minnesota On’ice is the name of the 2019 version of the show. “It’s a...

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