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U12 softball headed to nationals

The New Richmond U12 softball team took third place in their state tournament over the weekend. Team members are (front, r-l) Katie Chwialkowski, Tashana Wall, Danille Sabby, Danielle Reali and Mollie Miller; (middle) Avery Patraw, Kate Miller, Jade Williams and Taylor Johnson; (back) assistant coach Mark Smith, head coach Brian Johnson and assistant coach John Wall.

The New Richmond U12 softball team is going to nationals, after taking third place in its state tournament over the weekend.

The NAFA Nationals will be held in Eagan, Minn. this Thursday through Sunday. New Richmond is one of 87 teams in the tournament.

The New Richmond team is coming off a third place performance in its state tournament at Elk River, Minn. over the weekend.

New Richmond opened the tournament on a roll, topping St. Louis Park 15-0 in the first round and Lakeville 12-4 in the second round. New Richmond suffered its first setback in its third game, losing to Hermantown 8-3. New Richmond bounced back impressively, beating Orono 15-6 and North St. Paul 10-2. New Richmond's run in the tournament ended when it was defeated by Hermantown again, this time by a 15-10 score.

Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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