SARTELL -- Willmar took sixth in the final Central Lakes Conference boys golf meet but hung on to fifth place overall in the 10-team league. Sam Warzecha, who shot a 76, led Willmar in the finale. He also made the all-conference team with the 10th best overall scoring. Derek Hilding earned honorable mention. Brainerd, which finished second in the conference to Alexandria, shot 301 to win the last meet. Team scoring (1) Brainerd 301 (2) Alexandria 308 (3) St. Cloud Tech 312 (4) Fergus Falls 320 (5) Sauk Rapids 324 (6) Willmar 329 (7) Sartell 332 (8) Rocori 344 (9) St.
SPICER -- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa finished second in the Section 5A-10 meet to Glencoe-Silver Lake by 17 strokes Monday at Little Crow Country Club and qualified for the 5A meet May 30 at Cold Spring. Kari Rosengren led the Jaguars with a 95 and placed fourth overall.
LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield posted five shutouts and only allowed Minnewaska one game in singles en route to a 7-0 victory in the Section 6A boys tennis playoffs Monday. The Dragons (13-3) will play the winner of New London-Spicer vs. Staples-Motley at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's University. Brian Ward (1-singles), Peter Zender (2-singles) and Miguel Montano (4-singles) all won 6-0, 6-0. Pat Garcia-Scott Hentges (2-doubles) and Patrick Johnson-Jeremiah Johnson (3-doubles) also didn't allow their Lakers opponents to win a game. Litchfield 7, Minnewaska 0 Singles (1) Brian Ward, Lit, def.
WILLMAR - Kyle Knott drove in three runs and Tom DeBoer pitched seven scoreless innings as the Raymond Rockets spoiled the Willmar Rails' home opener, 7-3 in a Cornbelt League game Sunday. Knott slugged a two-run triple in the third inning and a run-scoring double in the fifth for the Rockets (2-0, 5-2). Zach Nelson had a run-scoring triple. DeBoer was touched for seven hits by his former team.
ATWATER - Justin Downes limited Paynesville to three singles and Joey Nelson collected three hits Sunday to spark Atwater's 10-0 seven-inning win in the Cornbelt League. The Chuckers (1-1, 1-1) scored three runs in the first, second and sixth innings to bounce back from last Sunday's season opening loss to Willmar. Downes worked all seven innings, issuing three walks while striking out five. Nelson, Jesse Hentges and Brian Kingery, who drew two walks and scored three times, gave Downes plenty of support as all three had an RBI single for Atwater.
DAWSON - Bobby Vogel went 3-for-4 and Trevor Bakker tossed seven effective innings to help Central Minnesota Christian beat Dawson-Boyd 8-3 Saturday afternoon in the Camden Conference. Bakker limited Dawson-Boyd to seven hits while striking out seven. Brian Nelson knocked in two runs for the Bluejays with a single in the first and a sacrifice fly in the sixth while Vogel singled in a run in the second and David Poppema doubled in a run in the seventh. Jordan Dahl had two hits for Blackjacks. CMCS 8, Dawson-Boyd 3 CMCS (1-6, 2-9)..........................................212 002 1
STILLWATER - The Paynesville girls finished fifth in the Class A Girls' True Team State Meet Saturday. Anna Kotten finished second in the pole vault with a 9-foot vault. She was also fifth in the 100 hurdles and sixth in the 300 hurdles. Rushford-Peterson/Houston won the Class A title with 455 points. Sauk Centre finished second with 393 points. The Litchfield girls placed ninth in the Class AA meet.
Tyler Wiegman, Morris Area FOOTBALL: A two-time starter and letterwinner in football at wide receiver and safety. He caught 14 passes for 189 yards his senior year. On defense, he picked off three interceptions his senior season and six in his career. He also had 67 career tackles. BASKETBALL: He was a starting center for two seasons on the basketball team. He averaged 9.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game his senior year, while shooting 58 percent from the field.
Tickets for the 46th annual Hengstler-Ranweiler Awards Banquet go on sale today. Tickets are by reservation only. There will be no walk-up sales. The H-R Awards Banquet honors the top male and female high school athletes from the area. The banquet is scheduled for June 5 at Ridgewater College. Tickets are $9 and include a meal. Nominated athletes receive a complimentary ticket. To order, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-450-1150 (Scott Thoma at ext. 332 or Jesse Fuchs at ext. 371).
The Ridgewater College baseball team lost on Saturday and won on Sunday in the NJCAA Division III baseball tournament in Glens Falls, N.Y. No report was available.