Mud Hens capture VAA championship

The Mud Hens defeated the Iron Pigs in the championship game to capture the St. Croix Valley Athletic Association fourth-grade baseball title on Sunday, July 16. The Mud Hens are coached by Matt Flynn and Brian Clark and assisted by base coaches Mike Engstrom, Stephanie LeGros and Connor Simonet and draw players from Marine and Withrow elementary schools. Team members include Josh Emison, Wyatt Och, Jack Corbett, Gabe Gibbs, Charlie Engstrom, Mason Simonet, Davis Rolstad, Carson Flynn, Luca Wieland, Martin Weiss, Nicholas Clark, Karsten Schmitt and James Kalmon. (Contributed photo)