A total of 74 finishers ran on the hiking trails Saturday at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center during the second annual Jesse John Mithaugen Victory 5k Run/Walk. Joel Gregory, 16, of Richmond finished in 18:09 to lead 36 in the male field. Ann Day, 59, of Willmar ran to first place in the female division in 25:41. The Prairie Woods Learning Center is on Lake Florida in rural Kandiyohi County.
The Willmar American Legion baseball team will play a doubleheader starting at 6 p.m. today against the Tri-Town Black Sox in Willmar. The second game was added when Willmar's game at Atwater on Saturday against the Black Sox was rained out.
Legion Baseball Tri-Town at Willmar (2), 6 p.m. Chokio at Benson, 6:30 p.m. MACCRAY at Montevideo, 7 p.m. Kerkhoven at Litchfield, 6:30 p.m. Clinton at Glenwood, 6:30 p.m. Granite Falls at Minneota, 7 p.m. Sacred Heart at Cottonwood, 7 p.m. BOLD at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop, 6:30 p.m.
SUNBURG - The Willmar Rails scored three runs in the first inning and went on to squelch Norway Lake-Sunburg 6-4 on Sunday. Jeff Freeman drove in four runs with a two-run single and a two-run double among his three hits. It was only the second loss in Cornbelt League action for the Lakers. The other setback was to Starbuck. Zach Horning got the win. He threw the first seven innings giving up five hits and all four runs.
FARGO - Montevideo went 3-0 to win the Fargo Invitational this past weeken, including a pair of wins over teams from Canada. Montevideo (5-1) defeated Interlake, Manitoba 4-0 on Friday, then dispatched Mayville, N.D. 9-6 and Brandon, Manitoba 7-1 on Saturday. Montevideo 9, Mayville 6 Montevideo got the early jump in the 8 a.m. game, scoring eight times in the opening inning. James Gallagher tripled in two runs and Payton Schultz singled in two runs in the inning.
DASSEL - The Willmar VFW I team went 3-0 at the Dassel-Cokato Invitational on Saturday and Sunday. It's the second week in a row Willmar went 3-0. They are now 9-0 overall. Willmar 7, Dassel-Cokato 2 Two clutch hits by Ben Ruter provided four runs and relief pitcher Dave Anderson held Dassel-Cokato to one hit over four innings.
SHAKOPEE - The Willmar 16U softball team went 4-0 Saturday and Sunday to win the Shakopee Invitational. Willmar beat Owatonna 8-0, Shakopee 12U 6-2, Prior Lake 7-2 and Shakopee 16U 5-4 for the championship in eight innings. Brittney Hastad led the offense with five hits in the tournament. Britta Pederson, Bobbi Sather and Allie Sweep had four hits apiece. Sarah Hulscher drove in four runs and Sweep three. Heather Thoma and Hannah Pederson each won two games and combined for 29 strikeouts in 19 innings.
SATURDAY Legion Baseball FARGO INVITATIONAL Montevideo vs,. Mayville, N.D., 8 a.m. MACCRAY at Atwater, 10 a.m. Willmar at Atwater, 12:30 p.m. Willmar vs. MACCRAY at Atwater, 3 p.m. BOLD INVITE At Bird Island (Paynesville, Hutchinson, Jordan, McLeod West, BOLD) VFW Baseball Dassel-Cokato Invite (Willmar I) Alexandria Invite (Willmar II) Amateur Baseball NON-LEAGUE Green Isle Tournament (Litchfield vs. Blue Earth at Arlington, 10 a.m.; Morirs vs.
FARGO, N.D. - Brady Johnson pitched a two-hitter and James Gallagher scored twice and drove in two runs as Montevideo blanked Interlake, Manitoba 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the Fargo Invitational Friday. Montevideo (3-1) plays Mayville, N.D. in the semifinals at 8 a.m. today. Johnson walked three and struck out eight in his complete-game win. Gallagher tripled in two runs in the fourth inning and scored the other two Thunder Hawk runs in the first and third innings.
WILLMAR - Conrad Schwinn, a teacher from Little Falls, schooled the Mod 4 division again on Thursday night at the KRA Speedway. He went 3-for-3. Not only did he sweep the regular card, but he won the make-up feature held over from June 1. Ryan Canon won the Modified make-up and Cory Rosen the Street Stock retake. HOBBY STOCK -- Heat 1: (1) Josh Fredeen, Spicer (2) Tim Kallevig, Pennock (3) Chris Lindquist, New London...