Unseasonably mild weather in recent days has golf enthusiasts itching to get on the course. A few of the courses in the area have opened already, while others are waiting for courses to dry a little more before opening. "We were expecting to open at 1 p.m. (today)," said Joel Jacobson, the club pro at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Willmar. "But now it looks like it will be next week sometime. The weather report said it's going to rain the next few days.
The Central Minnesota Conference will be putting on two all-star basketball games Saturday at Pierz High School. The girls game is at 6 p.m. and the boys contest is at 8 p.m. A three-point contest will follow the girls game. Isaac Anderson, Katie Gruber, April Hansen and Kelly Hieserich will be representing Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.
Kirby Marquart, a junior from Hancock, paces the St. Cloud State University baseball team with 14 RBIs this season. Marquart, who transferred from MSCTC-Fergus Falls, is batting .286 in 15 games. He has 10 hits in 35 at-bats and has hit one home run for the Huskies (5-13).
The Ridgewater baseball team begins a string of six games in three days at St. Cloud today, playing Central Lakes in a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. at Putz Field. The Warriors (11-1) face St. Cloud Technical College and Itasca both Saturday and Sunday at Faber Field.
ST. CLOUD -- Four Willmar teams competed in the Special Olympics regional basketball tournament this past weekend and advanced to the state tournament on April 14-15 in Eden Prairie. Below are the results of the four teams: Full-court Team scores Willmar Black 43, St.
Track and Field CENTRAL MINNESOTA Conference Indoor Meet at St. Cloud State University (Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa), 6 p.m. Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd Early Bird, 4 p.m. Redwood Valley Indoor (MACCRAY, Yellow Medicine East), 4 p.m. College Baseball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater vs. Central Lakes at Dick Putz Field, St. Cloud (2), 2 p.m.
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WILLMAR -- Ridgewater sent 11 batters to the plate during a six-run sixth inning to rally for a 6-1 victory and a split of their doubleheader with the University of Minnesota-Morris Wednesday. Ridgewater (2-2) lost the first game of the twinbill, 9-3. First game UM-Morris 9, Ridgewater 3 Minnesota-Morris scored three times in the second and fifth innings for a 7-0 lead and never looked back. Rosclynn Johnson had a double and a triple, driving home two runs for Morris. Farrin Foss and Ally Smith had two hits each for the Lady Warriors. Ridgewater 000 003 0 -- 3 6 3 UM-Morris 130
WADENA -- Five members of the the Willmar Boxing Club competed in the Region 6 Tournament last Friday and Saturday at the Wadena Armory. Below are the results of each match: Exhibition Stanley Ruiz, 16, 132 pounds -- won three-round decision over Dustin Mason of White Bear Lake. Eloy Zavala, 11, 70 pounds -- won three-round decision over Chris Steward of Wadena. Open Silver Solis, 18, 132 pounds -- won four-round decision over Jose Rios of Moorhead .... in his second-round match, Solis lost by a technical knockout in the first round to Kody Thompson of Wadena.
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