The Willmar Cardinals boys and girls track teams will compete in the Section 8AAA True Team track and field meet today in Monticello. The meet is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
Ridgewater College hosts the six-team three-day Region 13 Baseball Tournament starting Friday. Last spring, the Warriors advanced to the World Series, where they were NJCAA Division III runner-up. In first-round pairings, Dawson (Mont.) CC plays Fergus Falls on the north field and Ridgewater plays Mesabi Range at Baker Field, both at 11 a.m. At 1:30 p.m., Milwaukee Tech meets Dakota County.
Willmar Community Education and Recreation is taking registrations for baseball and softball for all boys and girls kindergarten through ninth grade. The deadline is May 19. Information is available by calling 231-8490 or at the Washington Learning Center 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Willmar Baseball/Fastpitch Boosters hold their last meeting until fall at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 145 of the junior high school.
BIRD ISLAND -- Ben Aaseth drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning Monday as BOLD edged Yellow Medicine East 4-3 in a West Central South Conference game. Stephen Engelmann, the third BOLD pitcher, hurled 31/3 scoreless innings for the win. He allowed one hit and one walk, while striking out five. Pat Otteson had two hits and drove in two runs for the Warriors (10-3). Aaseth also had two hits. Luke Berg gave up only two hits over eight innings for YME (7-4). Losing pitcher Shawn Neu had three hits.
LITCHFIELD -- Lizzie Johnson spun four hitless innings and Litchfield got all the offense it needed in the first inning as the Dragons blanked Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 1-0 in a non-conference game Monday to snap an 11-game losing streak. With two outs in the bottom half of the first inning, Kala Salo reached first base after beating out a ball hit to shortstop.
Prep Baseball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Rocori, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Lac qui Parle Valley at Morris, 7 p.m. Montevideo vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 5 p.m.
Prep Baseball BOLD 4, YME 3 NLS 4, Minnewaska 1 Paynesville 13, Sauk Centre 3 LQPV 2, Marshall 1 Pierz 3, BBE 1 RCW 4, Lakeview 2 Hancock 9, Ashby 1 MV Lutheran 14, BL-H 4 Prep Softball Litchfield 1, ACGC 0 Willmar 11, Sauk Rapids 0 Minnewaska 7, LPGE 1 Dawson-Boyd 32, CMCS 0 BBE 13, Pierz 2 MV Lutheran 7, BL-H 4 Tennis Alexandria 7, Willmar 0 Benson 5, MACCRAY 2 Worthington 5, YME 2 Litchfield 6, Staples-Motley 1 Boys Golf Central Lakes (1) Alexandria 298 (2) Brainerd 308 (3) Sauk Rapids 318 (4) St.
BRAINERD -- Willmar placed seventh with a 393 in the sixth Central Lakes Conference meet of the season Monday. Alexandria won the event with a 333 and stayed one point ahead of Sartell in the league standings. St. Cloud Tech finished second at 347 and Sartell third at 353. The Cardinals, who are tied for fourth with Fergus Falls at 27.5 points, were led by Kelly Myhre and Beth Jacobson, who shot 92s. Samantha Sommers of St. Cloud Apollo took medalist honors with a 69. Team scoring (1) Alexandria 333 (2) St. Cloud Tech 347 (3) Sartell 353 (4) Fergus Falls 367 (5) St.
ST. CLOUD -- Bryce Hanstad, who finished third in Class AA last spring, shot a three-under par 69 on Monday to lead Alexandria to a 298 team score at the Central Lakes Conference boys golf meet held at the St. Cloud Country Club. Alexandria has won all six conference meets. Willmar finished fifth at 328 and stayed in fifth place in the standings. Senior Derek Hilding and freshman Stevin Carlson each shot 80, eight-grader Grant Kallevig an 83 while sophomore Sam Warzecha and senior Tyler Wahl both came in at 85. Team scoring (1) Alexandria 298 (2) Brainerd 308 (3) Sauk Rapids 318 (4) St.