Prep Baseball SECTION 6AA-19 At Morris Staples-Motley or Ottertail Central vs. Browerville or Morris, 5 p.m. Breckenridge or Wadena-Deer Creek vs. Minnewaska or West Central, 7 p.m. SECTION 5AA-20 At Litchfield Paynesville vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, 4:30 p.m. At Eden Valley New London-Spicer vs. Litchfield, 4:30 p.m. SECTION 3AA Winner's bracket At Granite Falls Lac qui Parle Valley vs. BOLD, 5 p.m. At Pipestone Pipestone vs. Windom, 5 p.m. Loser's bracket At Granite Falls MACCRAY vs. Montevideo, 7 p.m. At Pipestone Jackson County Central vs.
REDWOOD FALLS -- Dutch and Ian Hansen of Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd and the MACCRAY doubles team of Matt Skoglund and Travis Wubben accomplished a couple of firsts at the Section 3A tennis tournament Tuesday. The Hansens, who qualified for state in doubles the last two years, will compete in singles after Dutch beat Ian for the section title. Skoglund and Wubben became the first doubles team from MACCRAY to earn a state trip after beating the Luverne team of Nick Heronimus and Tim Sawtelle in the true second match. Dutch Hansen had the tougher time in his semifinal match, beating Mont
COLLEGEVILLE -- Litchfield claimed the top two prizes Tuesday at the Section 6A individual tournament as Brian Ward won the singles title while Brian Holmgren and Miguel Montano paired to win the doubles crown. Litchfield will also have Peter Zender and Andrew Tancabel participating in the state tournament after they fell 6-3, 7-5 to Holmgren and Montano in the doubles final. Ward shut out Nate Curriel of Benson 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals before upending Shane Ecklund of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in the championship.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Willmar 17U soccer team is 2-0 after beating West Side of Minneapolis 4-3 on Sunday at Blake High School. Scoring for Willmar was Angel Guzman, Matt Kroneberger and Abiezer Buenfil Cruz (2). Elvis Pineda and Ethan Vogel shared time goal. Willmar holds its home opener at 6:30 p.m. June 5 in Eden Prairie against Eden Prairie at Hodapp Field.
Memorial Day/Law Day 5k Saturday in Willmar Male Results Place, Name, Age, City Time 1. Jon Schmidt, 35, Willmar 19:06 2. Jamie Haugen, 35, Olivia 19:13 3. Nathan Hoberg, 16, Blomkest 19:54 4. Garrett Erickson, 15, Willmar 19:54 5. Matthew Weitzel, 14, Willmar 19:55 6. Eric Lewis, 42, Spicer 19:56 7. David Hartz, 48,Cold Spring 19:58 8. Micah Driscoll, 33, Kerkhoven 20:12 9. Phil Cleary, 17, Willmar 20:15 10. Danny King, 18, Willmar 20:23 11. Gary Keller, 51,Waite Park 20:25 12. Mike Hanson, 39, Willmar 20:33 13. Kenny King, 18, Willmar 20:37 14.
MORRIS -- The fifth-seeded Morris Tigers (8-11) got a spark from Andy Lembcke's two-run homer and Chase Rambow's six solid innings on the mound to advance to today's sub-section semifinals with a 9-0 win over Browerville. The Tigers will face either top seed Staples-Motley or Ottertail Central at 5 p.m. in Morris. Rambow struck out nine while giving up only two hits before Lembcke fanned three in the seventh inning.
WILLMAR - Appropriate for a race whose staging area is among the Flags of Honor, the winner at the Memorial Day/Law Day 5k Saturday has a military connection. Jon Schmidt, 35, of Willmar was first across the line on the parking lot at Virgil Olson Beach on a warm 70 degree morning. Schmidt led most of the 3.1 miles through Robbins Island to win in 19:06, seven seconds up on Jamie Haugen of Olivia. Haugen, also 35, won the Frozen 5k Jan.
WILLMAR - The Area 6 Special Olympics Track and Field Meet was held at Hodapp Field in Willmar on May 20. Below are the results for the 13 Willmar Public School athletes in the competition. Running Events 50 dash: Lindsey Finnegan 1st; Alberta Ortiz, Jr. 2nd; Robewrt Hinseth, 2nd; Andrew Christianson, 2nd; Peter Knudson, 3rd; Daniel Dobransky, 3rd; Eric Guevarra, 5th ... 100 meter run: Dan Dobransky 2nd, Cody Somerville, 2nd; Dawn Line, 2nd; Lindsey Finnegan, 2nd; Eirc Guevarra, 3rd; Mandy Lush, 4th; Peter Knudson, 4th; Alberto Oritz, Jr. 5th ...
The BOLD Warriors won twice and top-seeded Lac qui Parle Valley also advanced in the winner's bracket of Section 3AA Saturday, while Yellow Medicine East, Redwood Valley, MACCRAY stayed alive in the loser's bracket. BOLD and LQPV will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Granite Falls. At Montevideo, MACCRAY and Yellow Medicine East play at 5 p.m., while Redwood Valley and Montevideo follow with the losers of those two games eliminated. BOLD blanked Benson in its first game despite being outhit 9-0.
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg produced a pair of lopsided wins Saturday in the Section 3A tournament. The Fighting Saints (14-3) blanked Dawson-Boyd 11-0 in the first round and trounced Ortonville 16-6 in the second round. KMS will face Lakeview at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Montevideo in the winner's bracket final. Renville County West and Canby meet today at 5 p.m. in Granite Falls in the consolation bracket. Minneota and Ortonville will follow with the loser eliminated.