Rivertown Days results, recaps
Here is a summary of the recent winners of competitions at Rivertown Days in Hastings:
The Best Use of Theme prize went to the Eagle's Club.
The Best Youth Entry went to Cub Scout Packs 278, 23 and 444.
Crowd pleaser had a tie between Rio Gran and Las Margaritas.
Samantha Kent won the Hastings Sings competition. Miranda Poncelet was second.
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
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
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
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.