This is a look back at some of the people and teams making news in the St. Croix Valley 10 years ago, as reported in the Stillwater Gazette.
Legion baseball — Brian Hauck strikes out 13 batters while going the distance on the mound and also drives in the game-winner with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as Stillwater Post #48 records a 5-4 Legion baseball victory over Hudson. Hauck, who launched a home run earlier in the game, drove a two-strike pitch to the wall in the ninth to score Ryan Rugg and Eric Carlson with the tying and winning runs.
VFW baseball — After winning six games to claim the 20-team Rocky Nelson wood bat tournament earlier in the week, the Lake Elmo VFW baseball team scores nine runs with two outs in an 11-0 victory over Maplewood in five innings. Matt Jones raps three doubles and finishes with three RBIs at the plate and Ryan Larson limits Maplewood to just two hits as Lake Elmo improves to 12-2 in league play and 26-6 overall.