Willmar Community Education and Recreation is taking registrations for summer softball leagues. WCER is offering leagues for Men's, Women's, Co-Rec and Church divisions. There will be a Monday league and a Thursday league for men's softball. Cost is $290 per team for the Monday league and $380 for the Thursday league. Application deadline is April 30. The Women's softball league will be played on Tuesdays. The cost is $235 per team with no deadline set. The Co-Rec league will be played on Wednesdays.
Ridgewater College volleyball coach Joe Sussenguth has announced commitments from Jordan Olerud of Redwood Valley and Carina Fesenmaier of Sauk Rapids. Olerud, a 5-9 outside hitter, accumulated 688 kills and 762 digs, twice winning team MVP honors. Fesenmaier, a 5-10 setter, finished her career with 1,782 assists, 341 digs and 244 kills. She was Central Lakes All-Conference in 2006 when the Storm won the CLC title.
MONTEVIDEO -- Looking in mid-season form, Montevideo edged the Morris Tigers 3-1 in the season opener for both West Central South Conference teams Monday. The Thunder Hawks didn't have an error and starting pitcher Tyler Kanten and reliever John Schmit didn't give up a walk. Kanten fanned eight. Morris scored first on an RBI single by Josh Griffith that plated Tony Schultz, who had doubled. Montevideo answered with two runs in the fourth on a single by Kanten, a double by Schmit, a passed ball and an RBI squeeze bunt by Tyler Blomme. Craig Knochenmus took the loss.
SACRED HEART -- Nate Schlagel homered twice as Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg drilled 15 hits in the Fighting Saints' season opening 9-6 victory over Renville Sacred Heart on Monday in Camden Conference baseball. Schlagel, also the winning pitcher, clubbed a two-run homer in the first and later added a solo shot. Chris Braaten and Kyle Syverson were each 3-for-3 with a double. Alex Baker also got three hits. RCW, which scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh, was led by Japenese exchange student Takumi Ito's two hits.
MURDOCK -- Patina Queenan got the win in both Camden Confeence games, allowing just one hit as KMS beat Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 10-0 in the opener, then pitched four no-hit innings in a 12-1 rout in the nightcap Monday.
AUSTIN -- The Ridgewater softball team improved to 4-0 in the MCCC Southern Division with a doubleheader sweep of Riverland Monday. The Lady Warriors (6-2 overall) won the first game 2-1, then pounded out 13 hits in the second game to win 11-6. First game Ridgewater 2, Riverland 1 Laura Suter got the Lady Warriors going right away with a solo home run in the first inning, but the hits after that would be few and far between. Fortunately, Ridgewater took advantage of a two-base error in the third and Dorothy Saulsbury's sacrifice fly brought home Amber Peterson for a 2-0 lead. Suter and t
LITCHFIELD -- For the first time since 1988, Willmar beat Litchfield in boys tennis as the Cardinals clipped the Dragons 4-3 Monday. Junior Matt Hallstrom rallied after losing the first set at 3-singles against Patrick Johnson to win the final two sets 6-4, 6-2 to give Willmar the winning point. Litchfield's Brian Ward didn't allow Marco Vazquez to win a game at 1-singles, but Willmar won the remaining three singles matches with Cass Magnuson winning at 2-singles and James Neis at 4-singles. The duo of Jason Stephens and Ian Fischer won in straight sets at 3-doubles to help Willmar remain u
Prep Baseball Montevideo 3, Morris 1 BBE 8, Maple Lake 2 KMS 9, RCW 6 MACCRAY 31, CMCS 0 BL-Hector 25, Springfield 10 Prep Softball KMS 10, TMB 0 KMS 12, TMB 1 Dassel-Cokato 5, Litchfield 0 St. Cloud Cathedral 5, Paynesville 2 NL-Spicer 10, Albany 7 Melrose 8, Morris 1 Springfield 7, BL-Hector 3 Prep Tennis Willmar 4, Litchfield 3 Redwood Valley 5, MACCRAY 2 YME 4, LQPV/DB 3 Milbank 5, LQPV/DB 2 Girls Golf Central Lakes meet (1) Sartell 354 (2) Alexandria 356 (3) St.
Prep Baseball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Brainerd, 4:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Montevideo vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 5 p.m. Yellow Medicine East vs. BOLD at Bird Island, 5 p.m. Morris at Lac qui Parle Valley, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at Paynesville, 5 p.m. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle vs. New London-Spicer at Regal, 5 p.m. WRIGHT COUNTY Delano at Litchfield, 4:30 p.m. CENTRAL MINNESOTA Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Howard Lake-Waverly/Winsted, 5 p.m. CAMDEN NORTH Dawson-Boyd vs.
Becker Invite Litchfield finished in eighth out of a 19-team field with a 335. Matt Thomas paced the Dragons with a 81, seven shots off the pace. Team scoring (1) Princeton 319 (2) Rogers 323 (3) tie, Waconia 330; Glencoe-Silver Lake 330 (5) tie, Cambridge-Istani Black 331; Hutchinson 331 (7) Delano 332 (8) Litchfield 335 (9) Buffalo 337 (10) Milaca 340 (11) Becker 342 (12) Cambridge-Isanti Gold 343 (13) Rockford 345 (14) Watertown-Mayer 346 (15) St.