Legendary St. John's University football coach John Gagliardi will be the guest speaker April 21 at the Island Ballroom in Bird Island as a benefit for the St. Mary's School. Gagliardi, the winningest coach in college football history, will speak about life, faith, football and how you can make a difference. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. with a dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. For ticket information, call 320-365-3312.
The Central Minnesota Umpires Association will be conducting a free baseball umpire's clinic at Sauk Centre High School on April 14. The clinic will be held from 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in umpiring youth, high school, legion or amateur baseball. For more information, call 320-864-3228.
Softball COACH Brent Pederson ASSISTANT COACHES Shannon Cayler (varsity), Andrea Banks (junior varsity) LAST SEASON Central Lake Conference: 12-2, 1st place Overall: 19-6 OPENERS Season/Home/Conference: April 10 vs.
Wright County Indoor Results Monday at Becker The Litchfield girls track team took fifth and the boys were sixth at the Wright County Conference Indoor meet. Mike Bredeson won the triple jump with a leap of 38 feet, 5 inches and took first in the high jump, clearing 6-2. The Litchfield girls had four third-place finishes for team highs. Not all first names were available for Litchfield. Boys results Team scoring (1) Glencoe-Silver Lake 136.5 (2) Delano 118 (3) Annandale 96.5 (4) Orono 69.5 (5) Dassel-Cokato 66 (6) Litchfield 46.5 (7) Mound-Westonka 46 (8) Watertown-Mayer 34 Litchfield
WILLMAR -- Aided by a grand slam from freshman Britney Glisczinski and solid pitching, Ridgewater swept a MCCC Southern Division doubleheader from St. Cloud Technical College Monday. Ridgewater (2-0, 4-2) outhit the Cyclones (0-2, 0-2) 10-3 in its 4-2 win in the opener. The Lady Warriors then posted a 6-3 win the nightcap after scoring four runs in the first inning on Glisczinski's home run. Laura Suter and Angie Flaten both spun complete-game wins, combining to hold the Cyclones to just seven hits.
LITCHFIELD -- A 10-run first inning wasn't enough for Litchfield as the Dragons fought off a late charge from Eden Valley-Watkins Monday to post a 16-15 non-conference win in both school's season opener. The Dragons sent up 15 batters to the plate in the first and pounded out six hits, highlighted by Lizzie Johnson's two-run double. Three other players had RBI singles in the inning for Litchfield, which outhit the Eagles 16-15. Dani Heuer's RBI single, Kim Farmer's sacrifice fly and Ashley Krug's RBI single capped the scoring for Litchfield in the fourth.
Baseball NON-CONFERENCE Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs.
College Softball Ridgewater 4, SCTC 2 Ridgewater 6, SCTC 3 Softball Litchfield 16, EV-Watkins 15 Paynesville 14, Kimball 0
New London-Spicer was scheduled to host a season-opening track and field meet today in New London, but the meet has been moved to next Monday. Willmar and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa are area teams scheduled to participate besides the host team. The meet is slated to begin at 4 p.m.
Former Willmar All-Area softball players Callie Nelsen and Andrea Brown. both freshman, are playing big roles in Gustavus Adolphus College's 10-2 start this season in softball. Nelson is 2-0 pitching with a 1.14 ERA. She has given up 13 hits and two earned runs in 121/3 innings, while walking two and striking out three. Brown, batting second and playing right field in most games, is batting .250 with a double.