WILLMAR -- Madison native Brent Gloege, who now resides in Fargo, N.D., captured the Men's Open title of the Rice Classic Tennis Tournament this past weekend, beating Willmar native Kyle Rice of Chaska 3-6, 6-0, 10-8. Gloege, who was second in the New London-Spicer tournament July 25, teamed up with Chad Schmiesing of Spicer to win the Men's Open Doubles crown, too. Michelle Bailey, a senior-to-be at Winona State, beat Willmar's Megan Wrobel, a junior-to-be at College of St. Benedict 6-3, 6-3 in the Women's Open final.
REGAL -- Norway Lake-Sunburg lost twice this weekend and was ousted from the Region 15C Amateur Basball Tournament. New Munich defeated Norway Lake-Sunburg 5-2 on Saturday and Lake Henry nipped the Lakers 8-7 on Sunday. Norway Lake-Sunburg finished the season 11-12. Saturday's Game New Munich 5, Norway Lake-Sunburg 2 The Lakers were held to six hits by New Munich's Shawn Schoenberg, who went the distance for the win. Scott Olson led NL-Sunburg with two hits, including a double.
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Amateur Baseball Region 9C Raymond 13, Appleton 5 Clinton 8, Benson 2 Dumont 4, Willmar 3 Willmar 6, Raymond 2 Region 15C New Munich 5, Norway Lake-Sunburg 2 Lake Henry 8, Norway Lake-Sunburg 7 Legion Baseball Division II State Tournament Montevideo 18, Royalton 8 Montevideo 3, Nashwauk-Keewatin 1 Jordan 12, Montevideo 10, 8 inn.
WHEATON -- Willmar scored five runs in the third inning and went on to defeat Raymond 6-2 in the second-round of Region 9C Sunday. Jordan Olson's two-run homer keyed the big inning as Willmar beat the Rockets for the first time this season. Darin Ditterich pitched into the seventh inning for the win.
Eden Prairie won its third consecutive Division I American Legion baseball title, beating Coon Rapids, 9-3 Sunday in Minnetonka. Eden Prairie will advance to the Central Plains Regional Tournament in Aberdeen, S.D., Aug. 10-14.
For the past week or so, since it has been so incredibly hot, I have noticed people seem to be more stressed than usual. I know I have. Not being able to enjoy fishing for several days is enough to stress out anyone. People who are not normally grouchy are just a bit more testy than usual. People who are normally unpleasant and grouchy are meaner than a biting sow. This made me wonder about the wildlife.
ALBERT LEA -- The Little Crow Ski Team took first place at the 2006 Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament July 29-30 at Albert Lea. The title is Little Crow's 13th in 14 years. Waterloo, Iowa, placed second and Sioux Falls, S.D., was third. The ski team also took home the trophy for the Highest Scoring Act. Individually, Anne Bruckner took first in the swivel competition and the Jump Team of Logan Asche, Nick Dahlen, Cole Lundberg, Ryan Marcus, Jared Swenson, Trent Fader, Ryan Fader, Luke Hartog and Justin Zylstra won a region title.
WILLMAR -- There were no repeat winners Thursday at KRA Speedway. After winning both the Midwest Modified and Wissota Modified features last week, Shane Sabraski of Rice placed third in the Wissota race behind Ryan Canon of Clearwater and Terry Hanson of Elk River and fourth in the Midwest final behind Zach Schultz of Grove City, Brock Gronwold of Fergus Falls and Danny Bayer of Elrosa. Besides Canon and Schultz, Josh Fredeen of Spicer in Hobby Stock, Matt Halls of Big Lake in Mod Fours, Cory Rosen of Milaca in Street Stock and Dave Mass of Isanti in Super Stock also captured checkered flags
Saturday Legion Baseball DIVISION II STATE TOURNAMENT At Willmar Quarterfinals At Baker Field 1. Windom vs. District 8 winner, 10 a.m. 3. La Crescent vs. Dilworth, 12:30 p.m. At Swansson Field 2. Montevideo vs. Royalton, 10:15 a.m. 4. Jordan vs. Fairfax, 12:45 p.m. Semifinals 5. Winner-1 vs. Winner-2, 6:30 p.m. at Baker 6. Winner-3 vs. Winner-4, 6:30 p.m. at Swansson Consolation Semifinals 7. Loser-1 vs. Loser-2, 4 p.m. at Baker 8. Loser-3 vs. Loser-4, 4 p.m. at Swansson Amateur Baseball REGION 9C PLAYOFFS At Raymond 1. Raymond vs.