New London native Aaron Barber shot a 69 Friday, one stroke better than Thursday, but one stroke more than the cut line at the Nationwide Tour's Wichita Open in Wichita, Kan. Barber finished with three birdies and one bogey and was three-under-par overall.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar I VFW baseball team won its 20th straight game with a 10-0, five-inning win over Madison in the District 5 Tournament Friday at Bill Taunton Stadium. David Anderson pitched a four-hit shutout and let only one Madison batter reach third base. Madison's only real scoring chance came in the first inning with runners at second and third with two out, but Anderson picked up his second strikeout of the inning to get out of the jam.
WILLMAR -- Shane Sabraski of Rice won both the Wissota Modified and Midwest Modified features at KRA Speedway Thursday. Sabraski beat Ryan Canon of Clearwater in the Wissota race and Brandon Nelson of New London in the Midwest race. Zach Schultz of Grove City also pulled double duty, placing in the top five of both the Midwest Mods and Super Stock.
Legion Baseball District 7, Division I Willmar 13, Marshall 5 District 7, Division II Montevideo 5, Glenwood 4 VFW Baseball District 5 Willmar 10, Madison 0
Saturday Legion Baseball DISTRICT 7, DIVISION I PLAYOFFS Championship at Alexandria Willmar vs. Alexandria or Marshall, 1 p.m. (second game at 4 p.m. if necessary) DISTRICT 7, DIVISION II PLAYOFFS Championship at Montevideo Fairfax vs. Montevideo, noon (second game to follow if necessary) VFW Baseball DISTRICT 5 PLAYOFFS At Willmar (Baker Field) Winner's Bracket 1. Willmar vs. Alexandria, noon Loser's Bracket 2. Madison vs. Morris or Montevideo, 3 p.m. 3. Loser-1 vs. Winner-2, 6 p.m. Amateur Baseball CORNBELT NORTH PLAYOFFS Paynesville vs.
ALEXANDRIA -- Willmar Post 167 took care of business early at the District 7 American Legion Tournament late Thursday afternoon at Knute Nelson Memorial Field. Willmar pushed across eight runs in the first inning and went on to belt Litchfield Post 104 by a 16-1 count. No. 1 seed Willmar will play No. 2 seed Marshall at 1 p.m. today in Alexandria. Marshall slipped by New London-Spicer 6-5 in 10 innings. In the morning game, No. 5 seed Litchfield nudged Alexandria 7-6. Willmar's early eruption began with a Josh Dahlke one-out single.
MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo gave Fairfax one big inning, but couldn't get a big enough one in return, suffering a 6-4 loss in the winner's bracket game of the District 7, Division II Legion baseball tournament Thursday. Fairfax made use of four hit batsmen in the second inning to score four runs and take a 5-0 lead. Montevideo (17-4) came back with a run in the third and three more in the fourth to cut the lead to 5-4. The first two Montevideo batters walked, then Mike Tanhoff drove in one run with a single.
Kaelene Lundstrum, a spring graduate of BOLD High School, placed sixth of 25 competitors at the Junior Olympic National Track and Field meet in Baltimore Wednesday. In the two-day event, Lundstrum competed in the 100 intermediate hurdles (16.78), the high jump (5-3), the shot put (38-6), the 200 dash (28.38), the long jump (15-10), the javelin (100 feet) and the 800 run (2:34.0). Lundstrum won three state medals in track for BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector, including a second place in the shotput as a senior. She plans to attend Gustavus Adolphus.
WILLMAR -- New London-Spicer scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning, then held off a Willmar II rally to win an elimination game in the District 5 VFW tournament 4-3 Thursday at Bill Taunton Stadium. The loss ends Willmar II's season with a 7-13 record. NLS used three singles to score a run, then Willmar II tried to mount a rally. Tyler Brower led off the inning with a double and got as far as third base but couldn't score. Collin Ruter led NLS with three hits and an RBI. Brower had three hits and an RBI for Willmar II, and Andy Jacobs added two hits and three stolen bas
Late results Wednesday BIRD ISLAND -- In a 10-inning game that lasted nearly four hours, Willmar eliminated Bird Island from the postseason with a 9-8 win Wednesday night to advance to the Cornbelt South championship and clinch a spot in the Region 9C playoffs. After squandering a slim 5-3 lead when Willmar (10-9) scored five runs in the eighth, Bird Island (18-10) forced extra innings when Andy Dollerschell doubled in Mark Neubauer. Alex Marcus then led off the top half of the 10th with a double -- his third hit of the game -- and advanced to third on Matt Carlson's sacrifice fly.