Events/competitions Youth Ringnecks Camp -- Saturday, Aug. 12, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Pheasants Forever will host its annual Youth Ringnecks Camp at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center by Lake Florida. Youth ages 7-16 are eligible to attend. Activities include a ropes course, pellet gun and sporting clays shooting, and environmental games and activities. Lunch and snacks will be provided. There will be a bus picking up campers at Willmar Junior High School. It will leave at 8:15 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend the camp.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Rochester Century Stars knocked Willmar into the loser's bracket 4-1 in nine innings Thursday at the State VFW Baseball Tournament. Catcher Erik Ordahl's three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning ended a 1-1 deadlock and Post 1639's unbeaten season after 22 straight victories. Willmar had to rebound against Minneapolis Southwest 11-3 late in the evening at Parade Stadium, where the game was moved due to no lights at Patrick Henry High School. Roch.
VFW Baseball STATE TOURNAMENT Willmar vs. Sauk Rapids at Cassidy Field, noon
Legion Baseball State Division I Tournament Coon Rapids 10, Willmar 8 Bemidji 12, Willmar 6 VFW Baseball State Tournament Rochester Century 4, Willmar 1 Willmar 11, Southwest Minneapolis 3
MINNETONKA -- Willmar has two teams playing today at state baseball tournaments in the Twin Cities. Post 167 lights the fuse at 9 a.m. to start the Minnesota American Legion Division I Baseball Tournament. The Willmar versus Coon Rapids game at 9 a.m. is the first of 16 games scheduled today at four sites. The game is at Bennett Park in Minnetonka. Willmar will play a second game today, also at Bennett. Two-time defending and No.
REGAL -- New London-Spicer and Norway Lake-Sunburg will open at the Region 15C amateur baseball tournament Saturday. New London-Spicer was the top seed out of the Cornbelt North, while Norway Lake-Sunburg was the No. 2 seed. New London-Spicer beat Norway Lake-Sunburg twice last weekend to claim the top seed, 26-4 and 8-6 in 14 innings. In the first game of the Region 15C tournament, Norway Lake-Sunburg meets New Munich at 10 a.m. St. Martin and Elrosa plays at 12:30 p.m. in the second game and New London-Spicer faces Lake Henry at 3 p.m.
Former St. Cloud State University men's hockey standouts Bret Hedican and Matt Cullen are scheduled to bring the fabled Stanley Cup trophy to the National Hockey Center on Aug. 12, highlighting a free Stanley Cup Festival from 4-7 p.m. Both Hedican and Cullen were members of the 2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes squad that won the Stanley Cup in June. For more information on this event, call the SCSU Athletic Office at 320-308-3102.
The annual Smith Open Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for Willmar Hockey Association, is Saturday at Eagle Creek Golf Club. The five-person team scramble starts at 9 a.m. Entries will be accepted up to the start of fhe tournament. For more information phone the pro shop at 235-1166.
Registration for the three-day Rice & Associates Tennis Classic closed Tuesday with 190 entries, typical for the early August tennis event headquartered at Willmar Senior High School. Boys and girls singles will be played Friday, men's and women's singles and mixed doubles on Saturday. All other doubles will be on Sunday.
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