Boys Basketball Section 5AA-South Championship At Howard Lake New London-Spicer vs. Paynesville, 8 p.m. College Baseball Ridgewater vs. Anderson (Ind.), 9 a.m. (2)
Grete Peterson, a North Dakota State University senior outfielder from Granite Falls, is batting .275 in 18 games this season against Division I competition. Peterson, the Tribune's 2003 Hengstler-Ranweiler Award winner, has made just one error in center field for the Bison to date. NDSU is 13-5 this season.
College Baseball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater vs. Penn State-Scranton CC (2) at Port Charlotte (Fla.) Invitational, 9 a.m.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- A five-run 12th inning ignited by Scott Rambow's three-run double allowed Ridgewater to open its season on a high note as the Warriors held off Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio) 8-7 in 12 innings Sunday at the Port Charlotte Invitational. A second game was to follow, but darkness cancelled the game after four innings. The game will not be made up as Ridgewater plays again today at 9 a.m. in a doubleheader against Penn State-Scranton CC. Paul Mages singled to lead off the 12th for the Warriors and moved up to second on Ryan Young's sacrifice bunt.
DASSEL -- Paynesville and New London-Spicer will be meeting for the third time season, this time with the Section 5AA-South title on the line after each won semifinals games Saturday night. Paynesville (18-5) knocked off Maple Lake 61-54 in one semifinal game, while New London-Spicer (19-6) outlasted Eden Valley-Watkins 72-69 in the other. Maple Lake had beaten Paynesville 77-71 Jan.
Events/competitions Kandiyohi County Pheasants Forever Banquet -- The Kandiyohi County Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold its annual banquet March 16 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Willmar. The guest speaker will be Howard Vincent, Pheasants Forever CEO. Proceeds from the banquet will be used for habitat and youth education projects. For tickets or more information, call Greg Kamrowski at 320-235-9788. Tickets can also be purchased at Brad's 71 Bait and Sports, Zero Tolerance and Mel's Sport Shop.
I have a small woodworking shop in the barn where I turn perfectly good boards into sawdust and scrap lumber. This is not all bad, since I find it entertaining, and bluebird houses are made from the scraps. We end up with a lot of bluebird houses. The door to the shop slides on a track and is quite heavy. Occasionally, it will not close completely when given a hurried push. The other evening, I went to the shop to grab a hammer and was greeted with the unmistakable odor of a skunk.
Quarterfinals Wednesday At Target Center, Minneapolis 1. Christ's Household of Faith (20-8) vs. Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (26-4), 6 p.m. 2. Rushford-Peterson (22-7) vs. Fulda (27-3), 8 p.m. At Williams Arena, Minneapolis 3. Ada-Borup (28-1) vs. Springfield (21-7), 6 p.m. 4. Chisholm (24-5) vs. Hancock (24-3), 8 p.m. Semifinals Friday At Target Center, Minneapolis Winner-1 vs. Winner-2, noon Winner-3 vs. Winner-4, 2 p.m. Third Place Saturday, March 17 At Concordia University, St.
The Willmar boys basketball team bids for a spot in the Section 8AAA final for the fifth straight year when the Cardinals (20-5) play Thief River Falls (17-7) at approximately 7:30 p.m. today at Minnesota State Moorhead. Willmar's semifinal game will follow the Park Rapids (23-2) vs. defending champion Rocori (23-2), which begins at 6 p.m. Willmar and Thief River Falls also met in the 2004 semifinal round with Willmar prevailing 68-60 in overtime.
Nic Leither, a junior from Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, was named to the All-State Academic first team by the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association. Leither finished third at 189 pounds in the Class A state tournament last weekend and helped the Falcons capture the Class A team title. Junior and senior wrestlers are eligible. Criteria is based on cumulative grade-point-average, state tournament participation, overall matches wrestled, winning percentage and state tournament placement.