Hope Humphrey qualifies for Hershey Track Nationals

COMMUNITY SPORTS:  Hope Humphrey, 14, of Princeton showed off her sprinting skills when she competed in the June 22 Hershey State Track Meet hosted at Gustavus Adolphus College. Humphrey took 1st place in the 13-14 year-old girls 100-meter dash with her 13.83 time.

The win qualified Hope for the 36th Annual Hershey North American Track & Field Meet which will be held in Hershey, Pennsylvania the first week in August.

Princeton girls competing in the ages 13-14 200 dash were Reilee Schepper (4th, 30.1) and Paige Chaffer (8th, 31.1). Kayla Ende joined Humphrey, Schepper and Chaffer on the 2nd-place 4×100 relay with a 56.9 time. Schepper added a 2nd-place mark of 6-11 in the standing long jump.

Also at the Hershey State Meet, 14 year-old Ben Moore of Princeton placed 2nd in the standing long jump at 8-05. Ethan Pudir, 11, placed 7th in that event at 6-06. Isaac Owen, 10, placed 10th in his division in the 100 (17.01) and 7th in the standing long jump (5-09).

Panther double-dip at Mora July 13

Princeton Panther amateur baseball took the July 4th holiday week off, getting back into action July 9 against Rum River. The Panthers then travel to Mora for a Saturday, July 13 double-header with the Blue Devils. Games are at 2 and 4:30 p.m.

On July 14, the Panthers travel to at Sartell for a 2 p.m. game for the lead in the Eastern Minny West Division.

Eastern Minny Baseball: West Division–  Princeton 8-4, 8-5 all; Sartell 8-4, 8-4; Rum River 4-6, 7-9; Nowthen 4-9, 4-12.  East Division–  Hinckley 12-1, 16-6; Mora 8-2, 14-4; Quamba 2-8, 3-12; Ogilvie 0-13, 0-13.

MN Men’s State Open coming to Edinburgh

One of the oldest and most revered golf tournaments in all of Minnesota is coming to Edinburgh USA July 19-21. The Brooklyn Park Municipal 18-hole golf course will play host to the 2013 Minnesota State Open that weekend, welcoming a field vying for a championship that has been handed out annually since 1917.

“It is going to be an exciting weekend for us,” said Edinburgh USA head professional Don Berry, a two-time winner of the Minnesota State Open. “It is the biggest local tournament in Minnesota, and we are going to treat it that way.”

Eagan High School graduate and two-time state high school champion Ryan Peterson will return as the reigning champion.  – from Nick Clark, Sun Post Newspapers