Legion Baseball District 7, Division II Montevideo 6, Wheaton 1 Fairfax 11, Glenwood 0 VFW Baseball District 5 Alexandria 4, Willmar II 0 16U Softball Willmar 12, MACCRAY 4
Nextel Cup and Busch Cup driver Morgan Shepherd will appear at Decision Hills Camp near Spicer Wednesday. The program begins at 10:30 a.m., with photo opportunities and autographs to follow. Ticket cost is $15. For more information or to make a reservation, call 320-796-5510.
The 31st annual Glenwood Rotary 5k and 10k runs will be held Saturday in Glenwood as part of the 51st Annual Waterama celebration. Registration opens at 8 a.m. at the picnic shelter across the street from the Lakeside Ballroom with the races beginning at 9 a.m. Fee is $15, which includes a T-shirt. A Magic Mile run geared for children, but open to everyone, will also be held on Saturday. Registration fee for this race is $10. Call 320-634-3636 for more information.
Christopher Tobkin of Willmar used a driver to sink a hole-in-one at No. 8 hole on the Pines Course at Little Crow Country Club in Spicer Monday. The No. 8 is a par-4, 305-yard hole.
The Minnesota Twins will offer a free baseball and softball clinic for youth in Litchfield at 2 p.m. Friday at Optimist Park. In the event of rain, the clinic will be held at the Litchfield High School gym. The three-hour clinic is free, requires no registration and is open to boys and girls ages 6-16. The clinic will be broken into two 90-minute sessions, the first for kids ages 6-9 (starting at 2 p.m.) and the second for ages 10-16 (starting at 3:30 p.m.).
WILLMAR -- Northwoods League baseball comes to Bill Taunton Stadium at Baker Field this evening for the first time. The Alexandria Beetles will be the host team when they take the field against the Mankato MoonDogs at 7:05 p.m. The 12-team loop is made up of college players from around the country and close to home. Mankato's third baseman Adam Kampsen, a sophomore at Northern State, played for the Paynesville Bulldogs in high school.
MONTEVIDEO -- The final four bracket for the District 7, Division II Legion baseball tournament in Montevideo is set as the tourney kicks off today. In the first game Montevideo, the Southwest District champion, will meet Wheaton, winners of the Northwest District, at 5:15 p.m.
ALEXANDRIA -- Willmar Post 167 gained the top spot in the American Legion District 7 (Division I) Baseball Tournament Thursday through Saturday at Knute Nelson Field. The tournament opens at 10 a.m. Thursday with No. 5 Litchfield challenging No. 4 seed Alexandria. At 1 p.m., No. 3 New London-Spicer takes on No. 2 Marshall. Willmar will play the winner of Litchfield-Alexandria at 4 p.m. A loser's bracket game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Three games are set for Friday leading to the championship game at 1 p.m. Saturday. A second game will follow, if needed.
VFW Baseball District 5 playoffs Willmar I 20, Ortonville 1
Legion Baseball DISTRICT 7 PLAYOFFS Final Four at Montevideo Montevideo vs. Wheaton, 5:15 p.m. Fairfax vs. Glenwood, 7:45 p.m. VFW Baseball DISTRICT 5 PLAYOFFS Willmar II at Alexandria, 6 p.m.