Events/competitions MWA Praire Pothole chapter banquet -- The Prairie Pothole chapter of the Minnesota Waterfowl Association will hold its first-ever banquet Friday, April 13 at the Kandi Entertainment Center in Willmar. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner starting at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to support Prairie Pothole programs, including the annual Youth Shoot, MWA Woodie Camp and Family Habitat Day. There will be raffles, a silent auction and prize drawings.
College Softball JUNIOR COLLEGE At Husky Dome, St. Cloud Cross-Over Tournament (Ridgewater)
Willmar Community Education and Recreation will be holding a meeting April 10 to discuss the summer youth 10-and-under to 16-and-under leagues. Anyone who is interested in having a team in the Willmar league should attend this meeting at 7 p.m. at the Willmar Junior High Room 146. For further information, call Rob at 320-231-8492, ext. 7206.
The Ridgewater Warriors baseball team had six games postponed because of inclement weather. The Warriors were scheduled to play Central Lakes in a doubleheader Friday at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud and then were slated to play St. Cloud Technical College and Itasca Community College on Saturday and Sunday at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud. No makeup dates were announced.
REDWOOD FALLS -- The Yellow Medicine East boys won nine events to win the four-team Redwood Valley Indoor meet Friday. The Sting's Dan Johnson won three events, taking first in the 60-meter dash in a time of 7.68 seconds, the 400 (54.95) and the long jump (21 feet, 3.5 inches. Yellow Medicine East scored 113.5 points. MACCRAY was second with 67. Redwood Valley took second place to St. James in the girls division. Individual results will appear in Monday's paper. Boys results Team scoring (1) Yellow Medicine East 113.5 (2) MACCRAY 67 (3) tie Redwood Valley, St.
Track and Field Boys results Team scoring (1) Yellow Medicine East 113.5 (2) MACCRAY 67 (3) tie Redwood Valley, St. James 55 Girls results Team scoring (1) St. James 138 (2) Redwood Valley 67 (3) Yellow Medicine East 47.5 (4) MACCRAY 37.5
Unseasonably mild weather in recent days has golf enthusiasts itching to get on the course. A few of the courses in the area have opened already, while others are waiting for courses to dry a little more before opening. "We were expecting to open at 1 p.m. (today)," said Joel Jacobson, the club pro at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Willmar. "But now it looks like it will be next week sometime. The weather report said it's going to rain the next few days.
The Central Minnesota Conference will be putting on two all-star basketball games Saturday at Pierz High School. The girls game is at 6 p.m. and the boys contest is at 8 p.m. A three-point contest will follow the girls game. Isaac Anderson, Katie Gruber, April Hansen and Kelly Hieserich will be representing Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.
Kirby Marquart, a junior from Hancock, paces the St. Cloud State University baseball team with 14 RBIs this season. Marquart, who transferred from MSCTC-Fergus Falls, is batting .286 in 15 games. He has 10 hits in 35 at-bats and has hit one home run for the Huskies (5-13).
The Ridgewater baseball team begins a string of six games in three days at St. Cloud today, playing Central Lakes in a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. at Putz Field. The Warriors (11-1) face St. Cloud Technical College and Itasca both Saturday and Sunday at Faber Field.