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Pat Saulsbury gets double eagle at Koronis Hills GC

Six years after pocketing a hole-in-one, Pat Saulsbury of Spicer got the next-best thing Tuesday at Koronis Hills Golf Club in Paynesville.

After driving off the No. 5 tee, a par 5, Saulsbury pulled out his 3-wood and put the ball in the hole from 201 yards out to post an albatross.

It was just the fourth albatross the club has recorded since opening in 1929.

Military academy sports to go on despite shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has decided that football games and other sports will go on at the military service academies this weekend, and continue through the end of the month, despite the government shutdown.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren says that Hagel will reassess the issue later this month if Congress has still not passed a budget to fund the federal government.

Warren says that Hagel consulted with Pentagon lawyers and military leaders. He says the academies could have faced fines if the games were canceled.

The regular football season runs through the early December. Army and Navy play their traditional rivalry game on Dec. 14.

Last week the Pentagon allowed the academies to play their weekend games. Officials at the schools were hopeful games would go on this weekend and prepared as if they would.

The games are largely paid for with funds that come from outside sources and are not approved through Congress.