Herald and Journal, May 17, 1999

Two no-hitters, one hole-in-one for HLWW athletes

HLWW baseball pitcher Andy Gagnon pitched a winning, 4-0, seven-inning no-hitter against Big Lake April 26.

Gagnon stated, "It was a perfect game until the fifth inning. There were two Laker errors, but no runs scored. The Lakers played great defense behind me. Bryon Marketon played a good game at third base."

A no-hitter in softball was achieved by HLWW pitcher Laura Williamson in a 13-0 win over Holdingford May 3.

It was the first softball no-hitter in school history for HLWW. The 10-run rule called the game after five innings, said Williamson.

Holdingford bunted several times in attempts to get on base. At one point, Williamson walked two players, but then caught a line-drive that came right at her, and threw to first for a double play. Shortstop Kara Bobrowske also had several nice plays, said Williamson.

HLWW golfer Sarah Swenson made a hole-in-one at The Greens golf course in Howard Lake, during a meet with Lester Prairie May 6.

Her "stroke of good luck" came on hole number three. Swenson used a nine iron and a Top Flite golf ball. It was at least an 85-yard shot, from the girls' tees, said Swenson.

"I ended up third with a 47 on a par-36 course. Lester Prairie won because our team is so small. We only have four girls. We need more girls to come out for golf," she said.

This is Swenson's fourth year to play golf, and she is happy she picked a sport she can play for the rest of her life.

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