Willmar youth sports, for those in grades 8-and-under, will generally appear Tuesdays throughout the season. Events must be reported by Sunday night and can not be older than two weeks. Action and/or team pictures can be submitted only with previous approval. For more information, contact Scott Thoma at 320-214-4332 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . Willmar Stingrays June 23-26 at Alexandria (Name, age, event, time, top 5 finishes) Mykala Blomker (12): 50 freestyle, 29.10, 1st place ... 50 backstroke, 36.20, 3rd place ... 50 breaststroke, 43.63, 4th place ...
ST. CLOUD -- After a perfect 3-0 record in pool play, the Willmar American Legion baseball team was knocked out of the St. Cloud Tournament by Bemidji on Saturday 6-2. Earlier Saturday, Willmar and Jason Brower blanked Elk River 8-0 in five innings, the third shutout of the invitational tournament by the Post 167 pitching staff. Ross Van Hauen, Jeremy Elkjer and Matt Roisum had combined in shutouts against Cold Spring and Monticello. Willmar has three games this week, the first two at home: Gibbons-Fairfax-Winthrop on Monday and Marshall on Tuesday. On Thursday, the game is at Kerkhoven.
Tony Kallevig of Kandiyohi was only three shots behind the winning score Friday at the 12-and-under Westfield Junior Minnesota PGA Championship in Plymouth. Kallevig carded a five-over par 39 to finish in ninth place at Begin Oaks Golf Course. Joe Dreier of New London tied for 15th at 43 and Zach Whitchurch of Litchfield shot a 51 to tie for 38th.
The Prairie Fest Tennis Tournament will be held on July 8 at Clara City. The divisions (singles only) are ages 14, 16 and open. The registration fee is $15 plus a can of balls. To register, phone Jon Howard at 320-367-2422.
The Metro All-Stars amassed 382 yards in total offense to dump the Outstate All-Stars 34-9 on Saturday in the 33rd Annual Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game in St. Cloud. The Outstate gained 161 yards in 41 attempts on the ground. Area all-stars Zach Bothun (Montevideo) made 10 yards in three snaps and Josh Rose (Litchfield) four yards in four attempts. Luke Berg (Yellow Medicine East) and Ben Aaseth (BOLD) also played for the Outstate team. The announced crowd at Husky Stadium was 3,200.
WILLMAR -- Steve Wetterling went 3-for-4 and knocked in a pair of runs as the Willmar Rails pelted Paynesville 7-1 Sunday evening in Cornbelt League baseball. Wetterling doubled in the Rails' four-run third inning against Ryan Hess. The base hit brought in Matt Sagedahl, who had walked, and Zach Horning, who singled. Wetterling later singled in the fifth and again in the eighth. He also walked and reached on an error and finished with three runs scored. That was more than enough for Jordan Olson, who checked the Pirates on four hits and 11 strikeouts over the first six innings.
BENSON -- Unbeaten Kerkhoven didn't give up a run in two games on Sunday en route to winning the Benson Wooden Bat Tournament. Only two of the scheduled five games were played on Saturday, including Kerkhoven's 7-3 win over Benson, because of rain. Kerkhoven shut out Madison 9-0 in its other pool-play game before blanking Tri-Town 6-0 in the championship. Kerkhoven went 7-0 last week to improve to 9-0 on the season.
HUTCHINSON -- The Willmar 16U softball team won its second straight tournament, going 5-0 to capture the Hutchinson Invitational title this past weekend with a 2-1 win over Lake Crystal/Wellcome Memorial in the championship. In pool play on Saturday, Willmar (11-0) defeated Holy Angels 8-0 in its opener with Heather Thoma pitching a two-hitter with eight strikeouts and Allie Sweep and Emily Klein getting two hits each. Willmar then upended Cold Spring 4-3 with Hanna Pederson tossing a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts and Sweep again getting two hits. In its third game on Saturday, Willmar cli
Legion Baseball Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at Willmar, 6:30 p.m. Litchfield at New London-Spicer, 6 p.m. BOLD at Tri-Town, 6:30 p.m. Kerkhoven vs. Eden Valley at Watkins, 6:30 p.m. Morris at Glenwood, 6:30 p.m. Paynesville at Holdingford, 6:30 p.m. Wheaton at Benson, 6:30 p.m. Granite Falls at Madison, 7 p.m. Marshall at Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. Minneota at Montevideo, 7 p.m.
Amateur Baseball Willmar 7, Paynesville 1 Bird Island 6, Granite Falls 2 Raymond 9, NL-Sunburg 6 Atwater 1, Starbuck 0 NL-Spicer 6, Sacred Heart 1 Winsted 3, Atwater 2 NL-Spicer 15, Clarissa 7 Legion Baseball St.