The Willmar Community Education and Recreation is taking registrations for summer men's, women's, co-rec and church softball teams. Men's softball will be played on Mondays and Thursdays and begins May 8. Registration deadline is April 28. Womens' softball runs on Tuesdays and starts May 16. Deadline is May 8. Co-Rec is on Wednesdays starting May 31. Register by May 24. Church League is on Fridays, starts May 19 with registration due by May 12. For more information, call (320) 231-8490.
The Willmar Community Education and Recreation is still taking registrations for Ultimate Frisbee, which begins Sunday at Robbins Island in Willmar. Interested teams can still sign up late and get in. Seven players make up a team. For more information or to sign up, call (320) 231-8490.
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SAUK CENTRE -- Four Sauk Centre errors and four singles added up to seven runs -- six unearned -- in the seventh inning for Minnewaska Thursday as the Lakers rallied to beat the Mainstreeters 11-7 in West Central North Conference action. Cass Kreitlow reached on an error to lead off the seventh before scoring two runs with a single in his second at bat of the frame.
ST. CLOUD -- Tyler Horning's two-out single in the top of the seventh drove in the tying and eventual winning runs as Willmar topped St. Cloud Apollo 4-3 in Central Lakes Conference baseball Thursday at Dick Putz Field. Apollo starter Jon Daluge needed just one more out to finish with a two-hitter, but No. 9-hitter Kyle Birkland reached on an infield hit.
Litchfield will take up defense of its title won last spring at the Willmar/Litchfield boys Golf Invitational. The two-day, 19-school event starts at 1 p.m. today at the Litchfield Golf Club and moves to Willmar's Eagle Creek for a 9 a.m. start Saturday. The Dragons topped last year's field by 31 strokes over second-place Willmar. Other schools are Benson/KMS, St. Cloud Tech, St. Cloud Apollo, Sartell, Bloomington Jefferson, Bloomington Kennedy, Delano, Owatonna, Hutchinson, Rocori, Annandale, New London-Spicer, Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, Sauk Centre, Dassel-Cokato, and Mankato East.
Due to injuries and school tests, Dakota County forfeited today's scheduled junior college softball doubleheader in Willmar against Ridgewater. With the two wins Ridgewater improves to 13-1 in the MCCC Southern Division and overall. The Lady Warriors host Rochester, currently in second in the division, Saturday for a doubleheader that starts at noon.
A 12-and-under fast-pitch softball tryout/meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 27 at the Willmar Junior High School field (across from the Baptist Church). For more information, call Mary Tallakson (320) 235-3511 or (320) 235-5871.
Willmar native Marilyn Lovander shot an opening-round 73 Thursday at the Florida's Natural Charity Championship in Stockbridge, Ga. Lovander is in a 14-way tie for 93rd, eights shots behind co-leaders Cristie Kerr and Maria Hjorth.
BRAINERD -- The Willmar tennis team came up just short at Brainerd on Thursday losing the Central Lakes Conference match 4-3 to the Warriors. The combatants split at singles and all three pairs matches needed three sets to complete. At 3-3, Brainerd squeaked out the point at 3-doubles where Nate Henningson/Cory Kuglin rallied to beat Andy Neis/Tony Hafner 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. Andy Gimse/Jordan Baker took 2-double 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.