Boys tennis serves up a four-team invitational at New London today to open the season. The New London-Spicer Wildcats will meet Melrose at 8:30 a.m. to launch the all-day event followed by Willmar vs. Becker at 10 a.m., NLS against Becker at 11:30 a.m., Willmar and Melrose at 1 p.m., Melrose and Becker at 2:30 p.m. and Willmar and NLS at 4 p.m. The New London courts are located behind the high school.
The Ridgewater College Warriors hope to take advantage of a forecasted break in the damp weather today to get in three baseball games at St. Cloud. The Warriors are scheduled to play St. Cloud Technical College at noon followed at 2:30 p.m. by a double header against Itasca Community College. All games are slated for Faber Field at the Municipal Athletic Complex.
Prep Tennis NON-CONFERENCE New London-Spicer Invite (New London-Spicer vs. Melrose, 8:30 a.m. ... Willmar vs. Becker, 10 a.m. ... New London-Spicer vs. Becker, 11:30 a.m. ... Willmar vs. Melrose, 1 p.m. ... Melrose vs. Becker, 2:30 p.m. ... Willmar vs. New London-Spicer, 4 p.m.) College Baseball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater at St. Cloud (Ridgewater vs. St. Cloud Technical College, noon; Ridgewater vs. Itasca (2), 2:30 p.m.)
The Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg boys' basketball team earned the Class A Team Academic Championship last week at the state tournament. The Fighting Saints had the highest grade-point-average from 172 Class A schools and were second among all classes out of 430 schools.
There will be a New London-Spicer softball meeting for those teams interested in playing men's slow-pitch softball this summer at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Spicer Legion. For more information, call the NLS Community Education and Youth Services at 354-1433.
The New London-Spicer softball team is scheduled to open the season today in Eden Valley-Watkins at 4:30 p.m. If the game is played, it will be the first outdoor event of the spring by an area prep team. A call to both schools Thursday confirmed the game was still scheduled to be played. The Ridgewater baseball and softball teams played games in Florida in mid-March. But the Lady Warriors' season opener at UM-Morris was postponed Thursday and their home opener against Central Lakes today wa also postponed.
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- New London native Aaron Barber hit the links on the Nationwide Tour for the first time since the end of January, shooting an even-par 72 for the first round of the Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship at Livermore, Calif., Thursday. Barber hadn't played the last three Nationwide Tour events after missing the cut at the season-opening Movistar Panama Championship in Panama City, Panama, Jan. 29. Thursday, he recorded four birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey and is tied for 16th with 18 players unable to finish the first round due to darkness.
Prep Softball NON-CONFERENCE New London-Spicer at Eden Valley-Watkins, 4:30 p.m.
No events scheduled
The Ridgewater women's fast-pitch team is slated to open the season today in a doubleheader starting 2 p.m. against UM-Morris in Morris. Central Lakes is scheduled to play at Ridgewater Friday at 11 a.m.