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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Willmar wrestling invite includes KMS, Benson

The Willmar Wrestling Invitational today that begins at 4 p.m. features Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, the 2012 champion, and Willmar, which won in 2011 ending a four-year Fighting Saints’ winning streak in the Cardinal gym.

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KMS won seven individual titles last year and Willmar four.

Also competing will be Benson, Eden Valley-Watkins, Melrose, Minnewaska, Quad County and St. Cloud Tech.

Willmar native Myhre named USTA top pro

Willmar native Ryan Myhre is the U.S. Tennis Association Northern Section’s 2013 Frank Voigt Pro of the Year, given to a tennis teaching professional who demonstrates leadership skills on and off the court.

Myhre, of Fargo, N.D., has been a Junior Development Program leader at Courts Plus in Fargo since 1998. He has coached a number of players at both the sectional and national level, including Elliott Sprecher who won the National Nike Jr. Tour Event and advanced to the international tournament. He served as a zonals coach leading Northern to a first-place finish in 2008, and was a coach of the Section’s Northern Stars and Northern Lights program.

Myhre also is the tournament director of the Red River Classic, which has become one of the bigger adult and junior tournaments in the section.

Bantam hockey tourney this weekend in Willmar

The Willmar Civic Center will be host to a Bantam A and B hockey tournament this weekend. The 13-team tournament is Dec. 6-8.

Teams from the surrounding area are competing.

Litchfield Baseball Association meets Sunday

The Litchfield Baseball Association’s annual organizational meeting is 7 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion. The public is welcome to attend.

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