Clay Target team will compete at Alexandria

The Princeton clay target shooting team will next compete at the June 6-8 meet at the Alexandria Gun Club, with its shooting time slated for 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 8.

“We have 36 athletes shooting. With that number we have teams at each level: novice, junior varsity, and varsity,” explained Coach Michelle Cunningham. “The 100 individual shooters have already been determined for State. This meet will, however, determine teams that will qualify for the June 13-14 State shoot. Teams must compete at the Alexandria Championship to have the opportunity to qualify for the MSHSL’s State Tournament. None of our shooters qualified individually for the state shoot.”

Anoka wins Section 7AAA Softball

Anoka won Princeton’s Section 7AAA fastpitch championship when the No. 1 seed Tornadoes defeated No. 2 Forest Lake 10-3 May 29 at Chisago Lakes H.S. The FL Rangers stayed alive by eliminating Elk River 8-4 in the losers’ brackets the previous day at Lindstrom.

Anoka (19-2) will open the Class AAA tourney June 5 in North Mankato against Becker (21-1) out of the Granite Ridge Conference. Lakeville South (19-5) and Orono (18-3) are also in that half of the brackets.

Elks rocking in 7AAA Baseball

No. 3 seed Elk River is in the catbird’s seat in the Section 7AAA baseball tourney after defeating No. 4 Duluth East 8-2 in the final winners’ bracket game June 2 at Anoka. The Elks will play in the June 4 championship at Anoka’s new Castle Field (4 p.m.) against No. 4 Duluth East, needing just one win to reach Class AAA State.

Scores from Tuesday, June 3:  St. Francis 6, Chisago Lakes 0;  Duluth East 6, St. Francis 1