Chris Harrell is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he interned at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Daily Caller in Washington, D.C. For updates on local sports, follow Chris on Twitter at @RECHarrell.
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The decision-making process extended into the middle of the summer but is coming to a close for Red Wing’s Ryan Boldt as he heads to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln on Saturday. Boldt was drafted in the 22nd round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Boston Red Sox and, in late June, he was whisked to Fenway Park and given a full tour. While in Boston, Boldt took in a Friday night Red Sox game against the Toronto Blue Jays, getting a feel for the atmosphere in Fenway. “I just kind of got to know their front office people,” Boldt, 18, said.
James Georgakas built an impressive resume in a three-year varsity career for the Ellsworth baseball team.
Ellsworth was perfectly content spoiling Red Wing's final home game Tuesday night at the Red Wing Athletic Field. The seventh-ranked (Division 2) Panthers came out swinging and racked up 14 hits in a 9-3 victory, putting the 20th-ranked (Class 3A) Wingers on their heels from the first inning. "We caught too much plate early in the game," Red Wing co-head coach Paul Hartmann said. "We've got to execute better.
LAKE CITY -- It took the Ellsworth boys basketball team five minutes to score its first points Tuesday in the opening game of the Lake City Holiday Tournament and the Panthers fell 46-42 to Legacy Christian Academy. Ellsworth (3-2, 2-1 Middle Border) struggled to make jump shots against Legacy Christian Academy but used defense to fight back into the game after falling behind 11-0 in the opening minutes of the first half. "None of our shots were falling," Ellsworth junior Alex Campbell said.