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August 4, 2012
Marshall Independent

Minneota girls' basketball team ready to open play at Pacesetter Sweet 16

Members of the Minneota Vikings high school girls' basketball team will be representing their school while competing in the Minnesota Pacesetter Sweet 16 this weekend at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph.

Minneota is one of four teams selected to represent Class A in the tournament, which seeks to pit the projected top four teams from each class against one another.

Minneota begins its tournament at 12:40 p.m. today against Mankato East and is guaranteed four games in the tournament.

Heidi Boerboom, who has worked with the Minneota girls teams during the summer for the past three years, will be coaching the team.

The other Class A representatives in the tournament are Foley, 2012 state tournament participant Isle and 2012 Class A runner-up Mountain Iron-Buhl.

Two other state champions from 2012 are also in the field: Class AA champion Providence Academy and Class AAAA champion Hopkins.

Marshall A's Section 7B game suspended

Inclement weather forced the suspension of the Marshall A's first round Section 7B playoff game with the St. Cloud Snappers Friday night in Cold Spring. The A's were leading the Snappers 4-1 when the game was suspended in the top of the sixth inning. The game will resume today.

The A's fell behind early, giving up one run in the bottom of the first inning. Marshall trailed 1-0 for three innings before Taylor Rignell tied the game in the fourth with a two-out RBI single.

Derek West gave the A's a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth on an RBI single. Lightning in the area forced a brief suspension in the middle of a Marshall surge. When the game resumed, Kyle Young extended the A's lead to 4-1 with a two-run home run in the fifth.

St. Cloud was unable to score in its half of the fifth, as Nate Dickhausen continued to silence the St. Cloud bats after that initial run to start the game.

The A's were at the plate when lightning and rain forced a second suspension in the game. The A's and Snappers will resume play following the completion of a game between Cold Spring and Brainerd. That game will begin at 11 a.m.



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