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The Rivertown Days fireworks show is pictured here from Saturday night. This photograph was taken from the lawn of a home on the bluff overlooking the river. Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson

Rivertown Days results, recaps

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Rivertown Days results, recaps
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 Here is a summary of the recent winners of competitions at Rivertown Days in Hastings:

Parade winners

The Best Use of Theme prize went to the Eagle's Club.

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The Best Youth Entry went to Cub Scout Packs 278, 23 and 444.

Crowd pleaser had a tie between Rio Gran and Las Margaritas.

Hastings Sings

Samantha Kent won the Hastings Sings competition. Miranda Poncelet was second.

Tennis tournament

The Hastings Women’s Tennis League once again sponsored the annual Rivertown Days Tennis Tournament this past weekend.

This year’s tournament had 14 divisions and 148 entries. Funds raised at the event will be used to give a scholarship to a senior girl who has played tennis at the varsity level as well as to fund equipment and program needs for the Hastings High School girls tennis and Hastings Community Tennis youth programs.

The Ron Eggert Sportsmanship Award was presented to Joe Zak, son of Michelle and Pete Zak. Joe was chosen by player and spectator nominations. Ron Eggert played in the Rivertown Days Tennis Tournament for more than 30 years. He died June 17, 2013, at the age of 76. To honor his memory, the Hastings Women’s Tennis League has established this award and it is given yearly.

The Hastings Women’s Tennis League thanked participants, its members, varsity tennis players and all the other volunteers who helped put on the tournament.

Girls Singles, U14

First place, Katie Mulvey

Second place, Emily Beyer

Third place, Isabella Kranz

Girls Singles, U18

First place, Jenny Mulvey

Second place, Anna Foster

Consolation, Katie Kreibich

Girls Doubles, U14/U18

First place, Taylor Monkman/Jenny Mulvey

Second place, Regan Dolezal/Sophie Stark

Consolation, Emily Beyer/Anna Lindner

Boys Singles, U14

First place, Carson Konrady

Second place, Colby Zak

Consolation, Brian Nielsen

Boys Singles, U14/U15

First place, Logan Ross

Second place, Corbin Johnson

Third place, Joe Zak

Singles, U18

First place, Brad Risch

Second place, Alec Rudh

Third place, Killian Conrady

Boys Doubles, U14/U18

First place, Carson Whyle/Jack Varley

Second place, Alec Rudh/Brad Risch

Consolation, Collin Dofing/Reese Estabrook

Mixed Doubles, U14/U18

First place, Taylor Monkman/Charles Elliot

Second place, Alec Rudh/Sara Lund

Consolation, Jack Varley/Sara Pevonka

Women’s Doubles

First place, Taylor Reiners/Laura Edwards

Second place, Kris Heimerman/Molly Hynes

Men’s Singles, Division 1

First place, Danny Steiner

Second place, Cody Arndtson

Consolation, Carson Whyle

Men’s Singles, Division 2

First place, Joey Schubert

Second place, Mike Johnson

Consolation, James Sill

Men’s Doubles, Division 1 and 2

First place, Eric Bender/Tyler Krumholz

Second place, Josh Houska/Austin Houska

Consolation, Danny Steiner/Killian Konrday

Mixed Doubles, Division 1

First place, Taylor Reiners/Craig Raway

Second place, Eric Bender/Angie Fischels

Consolation, Katie Kreibich/Joey Schubert

Mixed Doubles, Division 2

First place, Marissa Welch/Adam Welch

Second place, Linda Aasen/Rick Hanks

Consolation, Regan Dolezal/Cormac Dolezal

Glow run

The first Rivertown Days Glow Run was held Thursday night at the Hastings YMCA.

About 180 runners took part in the 8K race and many more competed in the 2K family run/walk.

The 8K winner was James Sorenson of Minneapolis, who finished the course in 27 minutes and 40 seconds, a pace of 5:34 per mile.

Francisco Ramirez of Calabasas, Calif., was second in 29:31. The top Hastings finisher was Neil Albares, who was fourth in 29:58. Also placing in the top 20 from Hastings were:

Kyle Gudmunson, sixth, 30:23; Evan Pengelly, seventh, 30:50; Pete Bernardy, 30:59; Bobby Verchota, ninth, 31:09; Laura Roach, 31:36; Daniel Williams, 13th, 33:10; Christian Weiland, 14th, 33:21; Jason Loeffler, 17th, 34:11; Robyn Bernardy, 18th, 34:59; Sam Shepherd, 19th, 35:03; and Joe Rowan, 20th, 35:10.

The event was orchestrated by the YMCA and the United Way of Hastings.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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