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SENTINEL TRIBUNE SPORTS Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Page 8 DeC0ck and Arfsten make state • Golfers to state From page 1 On May 30, the WWG- RRC track team sent 18 ath- letes to compete at the Section 3A Meet in Benson, Minnesota. When the dust had settled, the Chargers had qualified two of them for state competiton at Hamline University next weekend. Senior Jeff DeCock qualified in three events, winning the triple jump (43fi.9in.), placing second in the long jump (21 ft.4in.) and placing third in the high jump (6ft. 3in.). Senior Chloe Arfsten won the pole vault with a leap of 9ft. 2in., which is also a new school record at WWG- RRC! These two athletes will be competing on Friday and Saturday, June 7th and 8th. DeCock will be jump- ing both days while Arfsten will compete on Saturday. Senior foreign exchange student, AJ Jongen, placed 4th in the 1600 meter run Clocking his best time of the season, 4:45.37. The boys 4x400 relay team placed 5th with a time of 3:40.15. Team members were Derek Christian, Jongen, Levi Bunting and DeCock. Melanie Kedl placed 7th in the high jump with a per- sonal best of 4ft. 9in. and Arfsten placed 8th in the high jump with a personal best of 4ft. 9in. as well. Athletes who competed, but did not place, were: Halley Osland, Alexa Byers, Juliana Pederson, Makenzie Deprez, Adam Holman, Tanner Pederson, Andrew Benson, Alex Knutson, Brody Williams, Nick Berg, Payton Vold and Matt Kleven. These athletes gave fine efforts and are to be commended for their had work and dedication to their events. WWG RRC Charger pole vaulter Chloe Arfsten cleared the bar easily at a meet ear- lier this year. Sentrib file photo. Abby Herding (88) also earned her second trip to the state toumament by finishing runner-up at the section tour- nament. This is Abby's best score and best finish in tour- nament play. Abby played very well all day long. When most girls struggled on the greens, Abby thrived. Abby's hard work all season was rewarded with a state touma- mere bid where she will look to improve on last years 48th place finish. Last years expe- rience will greatly benefit her as she begins play next Tuesday. The boys team finished in 3rd place just 2 strokes out of second place. The MCC team ran away with the team com- petition. Paige Erickson shot a 108 and finished in 21st place. Paige played very well for her first section meet, and will be missed next year. Taylor Lindaman also made a strong showing at the tournament. Taylor, like Paige, had a cou- ple of tough holes, but played very well for most of the round. The Chargers will also say goodbye to seniors Aaron Hass and Reed Bakken who had wonderful golf careers for WWG. The boys team ends the season at 25-8. WWG 371 Section 3rd Place Dana Madson 79 Taylor Lindaman 89 Reed Bakken 98 Aaron Hass 113 Walker Christians 105 Trey Kockelman 107 Abby Herding 88 Paige Erickson 108 WWG Charger Abby Herding cranked out a drive earlier this season, sentrib file photo. Conservation grazing The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) is utilizing grazing as a management tool here in the Windom Wetland Management District (District). Livestock are being used to simulate the effect that herds of Bison and Elk once had on prairies in pre-settle- ment times. The USFWS has contracted with local cattle producers and grazing will take place on approximately six of the seventy Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA) in the twelve county District. Each grazed WPA has specific wildlife management goals and objectives to improve habitat. Grazing is a flexible tool and will allow managers to adjust the mechanisms of grazing such as rates, timing, duration, seasonality and return intervals to accomplish these specific habitat goals Phone and Internet Discounts Available to CenturyLink Customers The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLink's basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $14.59-$18.15 per month and business services are $17.41-$35.61 per month. Specific rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink participates in a government benefit program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as defined by the FCC and state commissions. 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Cost recovery fees are not taxes or goveroment-required charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply bused on standard monthly, not promotional, rates. CenturyLink 20907 I and objectives. The effects that a heard of ungulates (cattle, buffalo, horses, deer, sheep etc.) can have on a prairie can be wide and varying with timing and intensity. During pre-settle- ment times, large herds would graze prairies heavily for a period of time and then move on, not returning for several months or years. Throwing wildfires into the equation and over time, the prairie evolved with these cycles of distur- bance followed by periods of rest. The prairies responded by increasing flowering plants, seed production and diversity. The USFWS can take advantage of this process and use grazing to increase plant diversity, structural diversity (areas of short and tall vegetation and areas of dense and sparse vegetation all mixed together) and reduce invasive non-native plants. Grazing increases plant diversity by targeting grasses and reducing the density of grass. This creates space for other species, especially forbs or flowering plants. Structural diversity, different densities and heights of the vegetation, provides habitat for a variety of species at different times of their lifecycles. Grazing can also reduce invasive non- native species. Grazing puts stress on certain plants that we do not want to promote, such as Smooth Brome grass. Smooth Brome is a non-native cool season grass that can invade prairies and degrade habitat. Grazing can be used to set back Smooth Brome and give the advantage to the native warm season grasses that grow later in the season. By grazing early in the sea- son, the cattle set back the cool season grasses causing them to slow development, reduce seed production and deplete root reserves, which weakens the plant and gives an advantage to the native warm season grasses of the prairie. If you have questions about grazing, habitat management and its effect on natural resources or wildlife, please contact Biological Science Technician, Marty Baker at the Windom WMD 507-831- 2220 ext. 14 or 1-800-577- 2875 ext. 14. Additional information about the Windom Wetland Management District can be found at http://mid- CLASSIFIED ADS WORK FOR YOU • Sentinel Tribune Tip Line • If you see news happening or have • a story idea call our News Tip • • Line. • • 274-6136 or • • 1-800-410-1859 • Due to staff limitations we may not • always be able to respond to your tips or • • ideas. However we will do our best to • give every call full regard. c • • Thank you for your help and onsideration. WWG Charger Dana Madson stroked a putt in an earlier meet this year. Sentrib file photo.