Joe Brown is a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia. Prior to becoming regional editor, he was the sports editor of the Red Wing Republican Eagle from 2012-2018. He also worked as the sports editor for the Marshall Independent (2010-2012) and as a sports/news clerk for the St. Cloud Times (2008-2009). He graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication.
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WOODBURY — A day before Super Bowl LII took place at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, former football greats, mixed-martial artists and fitness celebrities all took part in the 18th Celebrity Sweat Flag Football Challenge Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Healtheast Sports Center in Woodbury. Pep bands from Woodbury High School and East Ridge High School kicked off the event, which featured a Military Mini Flag Football Scrimmage prior to the celebrity game.
Eventually, you have to grow up. Up to this point, my whole professional life has revolved around sports. The "toy department" in journalism jargon. That meant late nights of talkin' touchdowns. Or points. Or runs. You name it. And the appealing part of sports is taking on a new challenge. And for me, that challenge means leaving sports. And it's a challenge I'm more than ready for.
Even while watching a six-run fourth inning for Hastings, Red Wing had to make sure the team wasn’t frazzled. There were still five innings left to chip away at the Hawks. “You like to fight. It’s something to hang your hat on,” said Red Wing second baseman Adam Thygesen. “Guys keep working and it’s fun to play with guys who keep working.”
HASTINGS – Even while watching a six-run fourth inning for Hastings, Red Wing had to make sure the team wasn't frazzled. There was still five innings to chip away at the Hawks. “You like to fight. It's something to hang your hat on,” said Red Wing second baseman Adam Thygesen. “Guys keep working and it's fun to play with guys who keep working.
Miesville has made a habit of hitting the cover off the ball the last two weeks. Fresh off a 14-5 victory against Classic Cannon Valley League rival Red Wing in the annual Fourth of July game, the Mudhens have outscored opponents 58-16 while rattling off five straight victories.
MIESVILLE – The loud pops coming from Jack Ruhr Field were not from Fourth of July fireworks.
MIESVILLE – It seemed like any time the Minneapolis Angels got in trouble Wednesday, they fixed that routinely with one swing of the bat. Playing Miesville on Wednesday at Jack Ruhr Park, the Angels cracked three home runs, including a pair from Mike Carrell, on the way to a 10-4 victory. “I would be out in the field and they hit a couple of balls really hard, and they kept going and going,” Mudhens left fielder Colin Keefe said.
Even with a 9-4 lead, there was a bit of apprehension for the Miesville Mudhens on Wednesday. Thanks to thunderstorms causing Game 2 of the Section 1B second-round series to be suspended in the fourth inning Tuesday, Miesville had to regain that edge they had over the Red Wing Aces before the delay. “It’s kind of tough coming back like that; it’s a whole new day and anything can happen,” said Mudhens’ catcher Colin Keefe.
In Game 2 of the Section 1B second round, Miesville led Red Wing 9-4 in the top of the fourth inning before play was suspended due to thunderstorms Tuesday night at the Red Wing Athletic Field. Play will resume at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ath. It didn’t take long for the second-seeded Mudhens to rough up the Aces with three runs in the top of the first. Miesville’s second batter, David Vogelgesang, rocked a pitch by Red Wing’s Andy Gibart over the left-field wall for a solo home run.
MIESVILLE – On his 24th birthday, Red Wing second baseman Adam Thygesen gift-wrapped a victory for the Aces. Leading second-seeded Miesville 3-0 in the top of the fourth inning after a single by Ty Buck, the bases were loaded for Thygesen. And with one crack of the bat, Thygesen put the Aces firmly in control, paving the way for a 7-4 Game 1 victory at Jack Ruhr Field Sunday in the second round of the Section 1B tournament. “I don’t remember any other birthday like this,” Thygesen said.