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Paynesville Press - June 30, 2004

Seniors play in all star games

By Michael Jacobson

Amanda Glenz and Adam Kampsen, both 2004 PAHS graduate, played in statewide all star games this weekend.

Glenz played in a girls' basketball All Star series at the Target Center in Minneapolis, and Kampsen played in the Lions All Star Baseball Series in Chaska.

Glenz, the daughter of Brad and Debbie Glenz of Paynesville, scored 15 points in two games as her blue team went 1-1. Her team lost 67-57 to the green team, the eventual champions, on Saturday afternoon and beat the gold team 82-77 on Sunday.

Glenz averaged 19.5 points per game and nine rebounds per game this winter as the Bulldogs girls' basketball team went 15-8 and took second in the West Central Conference North. A two-time All Conference pick, Glenz finished her career with 1,055 points, third all-time among Paynesville girls. She is believed to be the first PAHS player to participate in this statewide all star game.

Kampsen hit a two-run homer during a five-run fifth inning as the north team beat the south team 7-5 on Saturday at the Chaska Athletic Park in Chaska. The north team lost to metro west 5-3 and to metro east, the eventual champion, 2-1.

Kampsen went 4-9 with three doubles and a homer as the north team went 1-2 in the tournament.

Kampsen, the son of Liza Kampsen, became the sixth PAHS baseball player to participate in the all star series, joining his brother Josh (2003), Doug Fuchs (2000), Ryan Wuertz (1996), Marc Schmitz (1983), and Lynn Hemmesch (1978). He hit .397 for the Bulldogs this spring with 12 homers, 32 RBIs, and 30 runs.

Kampsen was named the Player of the Year by the St. Cloud Times on Sunday. An opposing coach, Alan Amdahl of Albany, told the Times that Kampsen was the best righthanded hitter he ever saw in high school baseball.

Both Glenz and Kampsen plan to attend Northern State University next year, playing basketball and baseball respectively.

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