Ben Derynck repeats men's golf title PDF Print E-mail

ben derynckBy Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

“This is what I like to see — two former No. 1 golfers going against each other,” said Ralph Hagen.
Both Ben Derynck and Travis Obe were former top golfers for Hagen’s high school team and Sunday they squared off for the Countryside Golf Course men’s title.
On hole No. 4 Derynck rolled in a birdie putt, then “I got down for a bogie and went back to my old mindset and went hole-by-hole and tried to save one, or two (strokes) and shaved one off on the fifth hole,” said Derynck. That’s when Obe went into the woods and lost a couple of strokes. “I got a couple back,” Derynck said.

Vikings unveil ‘jump serve’ in opening win PDF Print E-mail

hailee davisMinneota's Haylee Davis spiked the ball at Murray County Central's Abby Van Meveren (13) and Brooklyn Schmitz (1).

By Byron Higgin

Mascot Sports Editor

The same team with some new pieces, including a jump serve, were shown to the public for the first time Tuesday night when Minneota started their new campaign with a 25-14, 25-22 and 25-13 victory over Murray County Central.
“We were a little rusty,” said Kelsey Hennen, one of two all-state players on the Viking squad. “But we’ll get better,” she added.

ESPN had noticed the Minneota Vikings PDF Print E-mail

milleaWith championships and good programs comes notoriety. On Monday John Millea of the Minnesota State High School League came to Minneota to get a better handle on the Vikings. Millea, a former Minneapolis Star sports reporter, indicated he will be attending the season-opening Viking game at Adrian. The Vikings broke huddle under quarterback Beau Buysse (left) as Brandon Anderson (behind Buysse) and Walker Hennen headed for their positions.


By Byron Higgin, Mascot Sports Editor

“ESPN RISE” magazine, a product of ESPN, and published nine times per year, concentrates on high school sports and is dedicated to all high school sports.
The Minnesota Edition recently hit the news stands and not without giving a healthy nod to the Minneota Vikings.
The local gridiron squad got a couple of mentions in the magazine.

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