ON THE BENCH
By Byron Higgin
I came from Grantsburg, WI, where they race snowmobiles on water to determine a World Champion.
That’s weird enough, but I never thought I’d land in the Belgian world of Rolle Bolle.
But I did, and I like it very much. Friday night I sat down with George DeSutter, an old Rolle Bolle bowler from way back.
“My legs won’t let me do it any more,” said George. But he’s drawn to the game just the same.
I sat down to talk and George said, “Do you know the rules,” and I admitted I had a lot to learn.
So for two hours, I got the quick course on Rolle Bolle. Thanks to George, I understand the game so much better.
I’m amazed at the curves and angles it takes to bowl toward the pin. When they brought out the measuring device to measure which one was closer I thought it was a special device. “They use antennas from cars,” George said.
Like I said, there is so much to learn.
Believe it or not, here’s the kids of fall
Yes my friends, the kids of fall are on the way.
Believe it or not, fall practices will officially open on Monday, March 17.
The highly-regarded Minneota Vikings football team opens Monday and will scrimmage Tracy on Saturday, August 29. That event will be held at 9 a.m. at Tracy.
Officially the football season begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 when the Vikings host Adrian in a 7 p.m. game.
The JV and Junior High schedule gets underway on Sept. 1.
Volleyball practice begins Monday wih practices 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. for the varsity and 1-3 p.m. for the seventh and eighth grade teams.
The Viking volleyball squad opens the season on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at Murray County Central.
And the cross country team, which pairs with Canby, opens with practice at 7:30 a.m. on Monday.
The first meet is a 5:30 p.m., Monday, August 31 Invitational at the Morris Area Tournament. it will be held at the Morris Pomme de Terre Golf Course.