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Sports from the week of July 30, 2003

Who is teeing off? Another Dolan

33rd Dolan Classic draws crowd to Country Club

The 33rd annual Dolan Family Classic Golf Tourney was held on Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26 at Tracy Country Club.

The event—a “handicap” tourney and an “alternate shot” tournament—is an annual event played each summer since 1971. Eligible participants are the direct descendants, and their families, of the John and Mary Dolan family of Milroy. John and Mary Dolan were life-long residents in the Milroy area who passed away in the 1980s. This year's event featured 63 golfers in the “handicap” tourney and 20 in the simultaneously run “alternate shot” event.

Banquets held

Ninety Dolan family members participated and attended Friday night's dinner, talent show and sing-a-long, while 130 family members attended the Saturday night awards banquet, all held at Tracy Country Club.

Mary Jo (Schommer of Marshall) and Scott Sullivan, from Dallas, Texas, attended from the longest distance.

Some of the other area players and participants included Mark and Louis Dolan families of Milroy, Pat and Ken Dolan of Lucan, Jerry Eichten family of Wabasso, Nora (Dolan) Schommer family of Marshall, and Roy Rohliks of Lucan.

Pat Dolan selected for state baseball hall-of-fame

By Dick Donaldson

Milroy's Pat Dolan will be inducted into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 20 in St. Cloud.

Pat is the third member of the hall of fame from Milroy and they are all part of the same family. Pat's grandfather, John Dolan, was the first. He was followed by Pat's father-in-law Bob Zwach.

The Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame is a prestigious group comprised of people who played the game, and played it well, but who also contributed much time and energy to the introduction of the game to young boys and men.

Certainly the proof that the effects of these three Milroy men have helped the game is the involvement and commitment the Milroy community has to the game. It is always represented by competitive teams and the Milroy baseball field would do justice to a much larger community.

Play-off champs

Tracy Community Education softball teams won season-ending play-off competitions in the Mini Cam League. Both the Tracy Midget and PeeWee teams won titles. The PeeWees beat Minneota 15-3, and RTR 13-4, while the Midgets beat Minneota 10-3 and Lakeview 11-6.

Members of the Midget team are: (top photo, front row, from left) Becca Zens, Ashlei Carpenter, Brittany Norstegard, Jackie Haecherl. Back: Coach Paul Skoglund, Ashley Kirk, Cassie Miller, Nicole Hansen, Angie Towne, Anne Byrne.

The PeeWee team (bottom photo) is comprised of (front row, from left) Lindsay Daniels, Molly Miller, Paige Hansen, Maria Schmidt, Mallory Fultz. Middle: Brittany Larson, McKenzie Radel, Kaitlyn Hagberg, Megan Landa. Back: Assistant coaches Marcia Ankrum and Kami Skoglund, Brittanie Carlson, Becki Towne. Coach Paul Skoglund.