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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Tarry Boelter earns Hall of Fame award

  • Tarry Boelter, baseball coach at Slayton /Murray County Central High School, was recently inducted into the Minnesota High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.
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  • Tarry Boelter, baseball coach at Slayton /Murray County Central High School, was recently inducted into the Minnesota High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.
    Tarry graduated from Sleepy Eye Public High School in 1974, where he played for his father, Don Boelter, who was inducted into the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2009.
    Tarry played his college ball at the University of Minnesota and teamed alongside Paul Molitor in 1977, when the Gophers reached the College World Series.
    In 1978, Tarry signed a professional baseball contract with the Minnesota Twins and played two-and-a-half seasons before entering the coaching field.
    He has spent the past 27 seasons at Murry County Central where his teams have compiled a 350-206 record. His teams have won 10 conference titles with seven runners-up finishes. They have been runner-up sub-section title game winners nine times, have been runner-up in sectional titles three times and won the section championship twice.
    His team reached the state tournament in 1992, taking third place, and again in 2001, when his team won the state consolation title.
    Tarry has been active in baseball at all levels in Slayton, organizing youth baseball programs and Legion baseball in Slayton for the past 25 years, while organizing and playing in a men's senior baseball league.
    He was presented the Hall of Fame award on Oct. 26 in Minneapolis. There to watch him receive the award were his wife, his children and their spouses, grandchildren, mother, his brothers and sisters and their spouses, friends and several former baseball players.
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