The Willmar Jaycees will host the 2006 NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick Area Competition on Sept. 23 at Hodapp Field. The free event is open to boys and girls ages 8-15 (as of Dec. 31, 2006). Registration begins at 9 a.m. with competition at 9:15 a.m. Age-group winners advance to sectionals, where their results may qualify them to compete at halftime of a Minnesota Vikings game.
ST. PAUL -- Two New London-Spicer based teams won sportsmanship awards in their respective divisions at the annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament in St. Paul Aug. 12-13. The "Minnesota's Best" team -- 15- and 16-year olds Jay Moten, Chris Tengwall, Jay Moten and Skylar Wachter of Spicer, plus Tramel Barnes of Montevideo -- played in a higher division of 17- and 18-year olds and placed fourth out of 17 teams. Receiving the Sportsmanship award qualifies the team for the All-World Championship Sept.
The Ridgewater College Lady Warriors (10-3) return to their home floor for only the second time when they play host to MSCTC-Fergus Falls (6-4) at 6:30 today. Both teams are 2-0 in Southern Division matches. Ridgewater will host an invitational Friday and Saturday.
Litchfield native Joe Schoolmeesters, a sophomore golfer at St. John's University, won his first-ever collegiate-level event at the 17-team Bemidji State Invitational Saturday. With his 68-69 for 137 over two days, he also earned Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference golfer of the week honors. The Johnnies won the event by one stroke over host Bemidji State.
The Willmar fastpitch softball team is holding a garage sale/car wash/bake sale on from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the fire station parking lot. Donations of saleable items for the garage sale will be accepted by calling Brent Pederson at 320-231-2450 or Dawn Hulscher at 320-214-7137, or by bringing the items to the fire station parking lot Saturday morning.
The Willmar Baseball/Fastpitch Boosters will hold their first meeting of the fall today at 7 p.m. at the junior high school. Anyone interested in youth, school and amateur baseball or fastpitch is invited.
MONTEVIDEO -- A sweep in singles helped Montevideo go above .500 for the season as the Thunder Hawks upended MACCRAY 5-2 in a non-conference match Tuesday afternoon. MACCRAY won three-or-more games in 5 of the 10 singles sets, but Montevideo (7-6) swept all 10 sets.
RAYMOND -- Joel Dudgeon of Wabasso and Becky Graves of Raymond won their respective divisions at the Run Around Raymond 5K Saturday. Graves, 29, won her third event in the Glacial Lakes Championship Series, finishing in 20:23. She also won the Litchfield Watercade Eight-Mile Run and the Foot Lake 4 race in Willmar. Dudgeon, 39, took his second Glacial Lakes title of the season with a time of 17:59. He took the men's title at the Watercade race. Male Results (Place, name, age, city, time) 1. Joel Dudgeon, 39, Wabasso 17:59 2. Mike Pluimer, 33, Raymond 18:53 3.
Results Saturday UM-Morris Invite Team scores (round robin) Morris def. Minnewaska 25-13, 25-16 Morris def. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 25-10, 25-17 Morris def. Milbank, S.D. 25-22, 14-25 Morris def. Chokio-Alberta 21-25, 25-16 Morris def. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 25-23, 25-18 Morris def. Dawson-Boyd 25-17, 25-17 Dawson-Boyd def. Minnewaska 25-21, 25-22 Dawson-Boyd def. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 25-22, 25-20 Dawson-Boyd def. Clinton-Graceville/Beardsley 25-14, 25-17 Milbank, S.D. def. Dawson-Boyd 25-17, 25-15 Dawson-Boyd def. Chokio-Alberta 25-18, 24-26 Minnewaska def.
College Volleyball JUNIOR COLLEGE MSCTC-Fergus Falls at Ridgewater, 6:30 p.m.