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The Insider: KMS' Bauman joining West Central Broncos practices this week
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Former KMS Fighting Saints star tailback Joel Bauman will be joining the West Central Broncos this week, according to Steve Peppin, general manager and owner of the amateur football team set to debut April 27.


Bauman, a student and wrestler at the University of Minnesota, is listed as a 6-foot-2, 195-pound running back/kick returner/defensive back. Peppin said his name inadvertently was omitted from the Broncos’ roster sent to media.

Bauman rushed for 7,409 yards and scored 74 touchdowns in high school, including 2,941 his junior season when KMS won the 2008 Class A state championship. He also won two Class A wrestling state titles at 189 pounds and a total of 14 letters while in high school.

Peppin said Bauman was scheduled to practice with the team last evening and again on Sunday. The Broncos open in Burnsville against the Twin Cities Rhinos a week from Saturday.

Schwartz wrestling camp is June 17-20

The 22nd Greg Schwartz Memorial Wrestling Camp is June 17-20 at the Morris Area High School gym.

Clinicians for the commuter camp’s evening and afternoon sessions are: University of Minnesota two-time All-American Logan Storley; three-time U of M All-American Sonny Yohn; 2013 Gophers’ All-American Cody Yohn; the U of M’s Outstanding Freshman Brandon Kingsley; retired Ridgewater College wrestling coach Tom Beyer; North Dakota State coach Roger Kish; Minnesota State-Moorhead coach Khris Nelson; and former Nebraska coach Tim Neumann.

For more information, contact Spencer Yohe at, or call: 320-766-1934; 320-599-1908; 320-589-4344; or 320-589-4400.

Youth Baseball tryouts 11U

The Willmar 11U baseball tryout is scheduled for this Sunday (April 28) at the civic building gym in Kandiyohi. The hours are 2-4 p.m. For more information contact Burton Smith 905-4428 or Kent Bauman 212-3833.

Ridgewater baseball looks to restart season

Weather permitting, the Ridgewater baseball team plans to spring back into action with a doubleheader on April 25 against the University of St. Thomas JV at noon in St. Paul. The Warriors have played in only four games; a MCAC release on Tuesday showed no games being completed by any of the 14 teams in the two divisions (North and South) since April 8.

Ridgewater has scheduled its home opener for April 27 against St. Cloud Tech starting 1 p.m. The college has 10 double headers scheduled through May 11. 

— Associated Press/Staff reports