Prep Baseball SECTION 5A Upsala bye Osakis vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade, 4:30 p.m. Ogilvie at Pillager, 4:30 p.m. St. John's Prep at Royalton, 4:30 p.m. SECTION 2A St. Clair at Sleepy Eye St. Mary's, 4:30 p.m. Holy Trinity at New Ulm Cathedral, 4:30 p.m. Mayer Lutheran at McLeod West, 5 p.m. Buffalo Lake-Hector at Lester Prairie, 5 p.m. SECTION 5AA Pairings not available Prep Softball SECTION 8AAA Winner's bracket Sauk Rapids at Willmar, 5 p.m. Annandale at Sartell, 5 p.m. Consolation bracket St. Cloud Apollo at St.
Amateur Baseball Willmar 12, Sacred Heart 0 Raymond 5, Granite Falls 1 Bird Island 5, Brownton 3 Prep Softball Section 3AA-North LQPV 5, Minnewaska 3 Boys Golf Section 5A-20 (1) Litchfield 321 (2) St. Cloud Cathedral 332 (3) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 334 (4) New London-Spicer 339 (5) Albany 342 (6) Paynesville 345 (7) tie Pierz, Milaca 346 (9) Melrose 355 (10) Sauk Centre 358 (11) St.
MADISON -- It was a wild evening Tuesday at the Lac qui Parle Valley ballfields in the Section 3AA-South Softball Tournament. Lac qui Parle Valley and Minnewaska were in the fourth inning at about 7:30 p.m. The wind was blowing hard, though it was not raining. Suddenly a gust of wind ripped the LQPV wooden dugout from its anchors and sent it and the entire team crashing into the dugout on the adjoining field where Benson and BOLD were playing. "I think I've seen everything now," said Eagles' coach Dana Otto. "It could have been a very dangerous moment, but no one was hurt.
Nina Emery, a senior outfielder for the Willmar Cardinals softball team, was named Central Lakes Conference Performer of the Week on Monday. In four games, Emery batted 7-for-13, drove in eight runs and hit a home run for the conference champions.
Fall dance line is out and boys lacrosse is in as a result of a vote last week by the Minnesota State High School League's Representative Assembly, meeting in Brooklyn Center. The elimination of high school league-sponsored performance fall dance team season opens the door for winter competitive dance teams to be classified as a sport. Girls' lacrosse has 23 programs after being approved in 2001.
Tickets for the 46th annual Hengstler-Ranweiler Awards Banquet on June 6 at Ridgewater College are now on sale. Tickets are by reservation only and can be paid for at the door the night of the banquet. The H-R Awards Banquet honors the top male and female high school athletes from the area. The banquet begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $9 and include a meal. Nominated athletes receive a complimentary ticket. To order, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-450-1150 (Scott at ext. 332 or Jesse at ext. 371).
There will be tryouts for the Willmar American Legion baseball team on June 4-5 at 5:30 p.m. at Orange Field on the Swansson Field complex. For more information, call Willmar coach Dave Oehrlein at (320) 214-1579.
BRAINERD -- Willmar is about ready to skip the sixth inning when playing Brainerd. The Cardinals built an 8-0 lead Tuesday before hanging for an 8-7 Central Lakes Conference victory. Brainerd scored six times in the sixth inning and another in the seventh, leaving the bases loaded as the game ended. In the first meeting between the two teams on April 18 in Willmar, Brainerd scored all seven of its runs in the sixth inning for a 7-5 win. "We played real baseball the first five innings," said Willmar coach Brad Dean.
MONTEVIDEO -- Cedar Mountain/Comfrey parlayed two hits and five walks with five MACCRAY errors and upset the top-seeded Wolverines 4-3 in the Section 3A-North Tournament Tuesday. MACCRAY (17-2) beat Ortonville 8-4 in the first game. The Wolverines will face Sleepy Eye in the consolation round at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Montevideo. First round MACCRAY 8, Ortonville 4 Christine Condon, Sam Narragon, Kristie Eschen and Brandi Bodin had two hits apiece for the Wolverines. Hilary Groothuis got the win, scattering seven hits and six walks, while striking out eight.
GLENWOOD -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg saw its softball season end in a flurry of errors as Osakis won the Section 5A second-round game 14-7 Tuesday. The Fighting Saints (14-5) held a 6-3 lead after five innings, but Osakis stormed back with eight runs in the sixth. KMS starter Brianne Riley gave way to Patina Queenan, but damage was all ready done. Both pitchers gave up seven runs, but none of Queenan's were earned. The Saints' defense committed five errors. Queenan and Jasmine Bredeson had two hits each to lead KMS.