The Rice Tennis Classic has been scheduled for Aug. 4-6 at Willmar Senior High School. Singles and doubles divisions are: Women's and Men's Open, Women's and Men's 'A' and boys and girls 15-and-under. There is also Mixed Doubles Open and 'A'. A printable entry form is available at www.ricetennisclassic.com or phone 320-231-1933 for more information. Tournament directors are Brad Rice and Bryan Rice.
John Hemingson of Paynesville and Mitch Schwindt of Renville County West are participating in the Lions All-Star baseball tournament, which runs through Sunday at Chaska Athletic Park. Bulldogs' coach Brad Skoglund is coaching one of the four teams.
WILLMAR -- Mark Krogstad pitched a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts and Alex Marcus clubbed a three-run home run propelling the Willmar Rails to a 12-1 win over Granite Falls at Bill Taunton Stadium Friday. The only run off Krogstad was unearned. Jay Magnuson reached on a Jordan Olson error at third and came around to score on a passed ball and wild pitch. But Willmar came back in the lower half of the first. Olson singled and scored on a Cory Schwantes single. Steve Wetterling's double brought in Schwantes for a 2-1 lead. Mike Arneson, who went five innings, took the loss.
Amateur Baseball Willmar 12, Granite Falls 1 Bird Island 4, NL-Sunburg 3 Raymond 12, Lake Henry 11 Holdingford 8, Atwater 1 Legion Baseball Willmar 3, Monticello 0 Moorhead 9, Morris 6 VFW Baseball Willmar I 12, Alexandria 5
Saturday Legion Baseball Willmar vs. Elk River at St. Cloud Invite, 9 a.m. (Willmar will also play at either 5:30 or 8 p.m.) Benson Wooden Bat Tournament (Benson vs. Kerkhoven, 9 a.m.; Madison vs. BOLD, 10:30 a.m.; Benson vs. Tri-Town, 12:30 p.m.; Kerkhoven vs. Madison, 2 p.m.; BOLD vs. Tri-Town, 3:30 p.m.) Sacred Heart at Jackson Invite (vs. New Ulm, 3 p.m.; vs. Wellcome, 7 p.m.) New London-Spicer at Ely Legion Classic, day 2 of 3 Amateur Baseball LAND O' DUCKS Rosen at Clinton, 4 p.m. Wheaton at Madison, 7:30 p.m. NON-LEAGUE Morris Invite (Morris vs.
Results Thursday WILLMAR -- Jamie Flickinger, Adam Olson and Shane Sabraski were among the feature winners at the KRA Speedway on Thursday. In Mod-4's, Flickinger of Sauk Rapids held off Dustin Zieske of Danube for the checkered flag. Jesse Yarmon of Paynesville was third, Dean Larson of Pennock fourth and Nick Egge of Kandiyohi fifth.
WILLMAR -- The top four spots in the Willmar I VFW batting order collected nine of the team's 14 hits and scored seven runs to lead Willmar to a 12-5 win over Alexandria Friday. Logan Birkland had two hits in the leadoff spot, followed by J.J. Smith (3-for-3 with three runs), George Jacobson (2-for-3 with two doubles) and J.R. Smith (2-for-3 with a double and triple). Alex Malmgren, batting sixth also had two hits. J.J. Smith picked up the win, allowing four runs on three hits in 5Zc innings. He struck out nine and walked four.
MOORHEAD -- After Morris tied the game in the fourth, Moorhead scored single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to win 9-6 in Legion baseball Friday. Andy Lembcke gave Morris (2-1) a quick 3-0 lead in the first after driving in Chase Rambow and Craig Knochenmus -- both drew walks -- with a three-run homer to left-center. Rambow later singled in Matt Wohlers in the second. Griffith and Wohlers had two hits apiece. Josh Griffith delivered a two-out single in the fourth to tie the game.
BIRD ISLAND -- Gregg Helin went the distance, outlasting both a third-inning downpour and some untimely errors in the field, to help Bird Island edge Norway Lake-Sunburg 4-3 Friday in Cornbelt League amateur baseball. The Lakers were down to their last out while trailing 3-2, when two walks and two errors at third base allowed the tying run to score. But the Islanders used three walks off reliever Jake Suter and a two-out error to end the game in the bottom of the ninth. Mark Neubauer came around from second to score on an Andy Dollerschell grounder to third.
Benson's annual Wooden Bat Tournament is this weekend with seven games scheduled. Benson meets Kerkhoven at 9 a.m., Madison and BOLD square off at 10:30 a.m., Benson and Tri-Town then meet at 12:30 p.m. before Kerkhoven and Madison at 2 p.m. and BOLD and Tri-Town at 3:30 p.m. close out the day on Saturday. The two teams with the best records will play in the championship at 2:30 p.m. while the next two best records will meet in the consolation championship at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.