Results Thursday KRA Speedway HOBBY STOCK -- Heat 1: (1) Tim Kallevig, Pennock (2) Shaun Feldman, Sunburg (3) Josh Fredeen, Spicer ... Heat 2: (1) Danica Bleess, Willmar (2) Chris Lindquist, New London (3) Adam Olson, New London ... Feature: (1) Kallevig (2) Feldman (3) Fredeen (4) Bleess (5) Olson MIDWEST MODIFIEDS -- Heat 1: (1) Danny Bayer, Elrosa (2) Brandon Nelson, New London (3) Matt Deering, Spicer ... Heat 2: (1) Zach Schultz, Grove City (2) Shane Sabraski, Rice (3) Dallas Gulbrandson, Alexandria ...
BENSON -- The Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd boys and Benson/KMS girls won sub-section 3A-12 titles Thursday. Randyn Funderburg and Jameson Seigert of LQPV/DB were both double-winners. Funderburg won both the 800 and 1,600 events and Seigert won the triple jump and high jump. R.J. Strand was first in the 400. LQPV/DB also won the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays. Daniel Fragodt of Benson/KMS won the 110 and 300 hurdles. In the girls' meet, Kendra Mooberry of BKMS won the 100 and 300 hurdles and Lisa McManus was first in the 200 and 400 dashes.
PAYNESVILLE -- Four players had two hits for Bird Island and Gregg Helin tossed 7Zc strong innings as the Islanders remained unbeaten by upending Paynesville 7-3 in the Cornbelt League Friday night. Josh Retzlaff singled to center in the fourth to bring in two runs for the Islanders (3-0, 4-0). Another run scored on an error.
Willmar native Marilyn Lovander shot a 1-over-par 72 in the first round of the Corning Classic in Corning, N.Y., Thursday. Lovander, who is tied for 77th with 13 others, made a birdie on the fifth hole and two bogeys on the back nine. Nancy Scranton leads the tournament with a 7-under 65.
There are five amateur baseball games scheduled for tonight involving area teams. In Cornbelt League action, Bird Island plays at Paynesville, New London-Spice travels to Starbuck and Regal plays at Granite Falls. In non-league games, Rosen is at Chokio and Raymond is at Fairfax. All games are slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.
ELROSA -- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa scored all 10 of its runs in the second inning and advanced to the semifinals of Section 5A with a 10-6 win over Osakis Thursday. The Jaguars (8-11) will now meet Upsala-Swanville at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud. BBE rapped out eight of its nine hits in the 10-run inning, highlighted by a three-run homer from D.J. Winter and a solo shot by Josh Roelike. Andy Hadley earned the win, hurling five innings and allowing five hits and three runs.
COLLEGEVILLE -- Eight area players advanced to the semifinals of the Section 6A boys tennis tournament by winning two matches each Thursday. The semifinals will be held starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's University. In singles, two area players will meet in one semifinal. Benson's Nate Curriel and Litchfield's Brian Ward will square off. The other semifinal will be Shane Ecklund of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle against teammate Nathan Korfe. In doubles, Joey and Daniel Fragodt of Benson will meet Charlie Hoemberg and Matt Edin of Staples-Motley in the semis.
PAYNESVILLE -- The Paynesville girls were second to St. Cloud Cathedral in the Section 5A-18 meet Thursday, while the St. Cloud Cathedral boys also were first. The Paynesville girsl were first in the 4 x 200 and 4 x 800 relays. Kacy Nehowig was second in the 3,200, Anna Kotten was second in the 100 hurdles and the Bulldogs' 4 x 400 relay was also second. Ashley Lensing of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa was first in three events; the high jump (5-0), pole vault (8-6) and 100 hurdles (16.6). Heidi Lensing was first in the long jump (16-11/2). The Paynesville boys were sixth.
BUFFALO LAKE -- Derek Hilding regained his form to shoot a 75 on Thursday to lead Willmar to fourth place on Day 1 of the two-part Section 2AA boys golf tournament. At 320, Willmar is only seven strokes behind first-round leader Mankato West at 313. The top six teams will play Tuesday morning back at Oakdale with the best two-round score earning a pass to the state meet. The top five individuals based on their two-round score will also advance. Hilding was followed by Tom Wagner with a 70 and Tyler Wahl at 80.
BUFFALO LAKE -- Willmar's Kelly Myhre shot 91, Jenna Bernhagen a season-best 93 and Beth Jacobson a 99 on Thursday to each qualify for the final stage of the Section 2AA girls golf tournament next week. The Cardinal team fell three strokes short of advancing after shooting a 389 at the Oakdale Golf Course. The top six team moved on to the state-qualify round on Tuesday, also at Oakdale.