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.
Former Ridgewater College pitcher Ethan Vogt of Sauk Centre has had a stellar start in his Division I career with the Minnesota Gophers. Vogt is currently 2-1 with a 1.91 ERA. He leads the team with 33 innings pitched, allowing 30 hits and seven earned runs, while walking five and striking out 14. The Gophers are currently 18-6.
Madison will hold its annual Burger Feed/Live Sports Memorabilia Auction Saturday at the Madison VFW. There will be a free-will offering burger feed with baked beans, potato salad and a beverage from 5-7 p.m. with the auction to begin around 7:30 p.m. Some of the many items to be auctioned off will be a Tony Oliva autographed baseball bat, Kirby Puckett and Rod Carew bobbleheads, Twins tickets and a Lou Brock autographed baseball. The proceeds will go toward renovations and upkeep on the baseball field.
The Minnesota Gophers' spring football game on Saturday will be televised by FSN beginning at noon. Two former All-Area players will be participating in the game: Sophomore wide receiver Ben Kuznia (No. 24) of Olivia and freshman linebacker Jordan Gaffaney (No. 31) of Granite Falls.
The Litchfield Golf Club is planning to open for the season at noon on Monday.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Former Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City football standout Jake Nordin is chronicling his attempt to take the next step and become an NFL tight end with Tribune readers each week. Nordin, who recently completed his career as a tight end for Northern Illinois, saw his stock drop after a serious ankle injury wiped out most of his senior season. He has since been rehabilitating and is showcasing his talents with some NFL teams in hopes of getting picked in the April 28-29 draft. He is rated the No.
The Willmar boys and girls track and field team is scheduled to compete at the Hutchinson Invitational today at 3 p.m. Willmar ran in the St. Cloud State Indoor Meet last weekend. The Cardinal boys were first and girls were fourth.
Baseball NON-CONFERENCE Kimball vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 5 p.m. Hancock at Ortonville, 4:30 p.m. Hutchinson at Litchfield, 4:30 p.m. Softball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Morris at Montevideo, 5 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Orono at Litchfield, 4:30 p.m. Track and Field NON-CONFERENCE Hutchinson Invite (Willmar), 3 p.m. Tennis NON-CONFERENCE Montevideo at Litchfield, 4:30 p.m. Benson vs. MACCRAY at Clara City, 4:30 p.m. Redwood Valley at St. James, 4:30 p.m.