The Cornbelt League begins its amateur baseball season Sunday with two games. Regal plays at New London-Spicer and Paynesville is at Norway Lake-Sunburg. Both games are scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.
Willmar's Abdi Awale and Cory Hanson set school records at the Benson/KMS Invitational track and field meet Thursday in Benson. Awale broke his own school record in the 800 run with a time of 1:56.85, overhauling his one-year-old mark of 1:58.27. Hanson went 44-2½ in the triple jump. He rewrote his own two-day old record of 43-5 set at the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Invitational on Tuesday. Results of the Benson/KMS meet appear on Page B-3.
The YMCA Memorial Day/Law Day 5K Run/Walk will be held May 27. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Robbins Island and the race begins at 10 a.m. The fees are $12 for adults and $8 for students on before race day, and $15 for adults and $10 for students the day of the race. For more information, call Kara Elwood at (320) 222-9622.
Beau Penk, Minnesota's second all-time winningest high school wrestler, signed a letter of intent recently to wrestle for Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. Penk won the 135-pound division at the Class AA state individual tournament in March to cap a career that earned him 235 wins. Augustana placed seventh at the 2006 NCAA Division II National Championships, crowning six All-Americans in the process.
Wright County Delano 3, Litchfield 0 Singles from Jordan Lecher, Chris Sundmark and Lucas Johnson were the only hits previously unbeaten Litchfield (4-1, 5-1) was able to produce. The Dragons had scored 42 runs in their first five games. Delano (4-1, 4-1) 011 000 1 - 3 5 2 Litchfield (4-1, 5-1) 000 000 0 - 0 3 2 HITTING - Delano: Joe Althoff 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Kent Koch 1-for-3; Jeff Althoff 1-for-3, 3b; Eric Sandberg 1-for-4 .... Litchfield: Jordan Lecher 1-for-4; Chris Sundmark 1-for-2; Lucas Johnson 1-for-3 PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Delano: Ty Jerde (W) 7-3-0-0-3-9 ....
Late Thursday West Central Benson 6, Minnewaska 1 The Braves (4-0, 6-0) stayed unbeaten with a sweep of singles where they lost only one game. Benson is scheduled to play at Willmar today. Singles (1) Daniel Fragodt, Ben, def. Jesse Duhn 6-0, 6-0 (2) Nate Curriel, Ben, def. Andy Elwood 6-0, 6-0 (3) Josh Gladis, Ben, def. Cole Iverson 6-0, 6-0 (4) Aaron Backman, Ben, def Andy Claire 6-0, 6-1 Doubles (1) Cody Bosack-Adam Jeniges, Min, derf Juan Ortiz-Pat Murphy 7-5, 6-4 (2) Evan James-William Johnson, Ben, def.
Weekly/monthly Blomkest Sportsmen's Club -- 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 2. Monthly meeting at the Blomkest Community Center. A video will be shown. Sibley State Park The Sibley State Interpretive Center hours vary during the week and can be obtained by calling 354-2002. Bird Watching Walk -- 8:30 a.m., April 29, May 6, 13. Sibley State Park is home to over 200 bird species. Identify and observe many different and exciting bird as they return to Sibley over a four-week period. Bird sightings may include the eastern bluebird, scarlet tanager and northern oriole.
Saturday was the first chance I had to try out my new turkey license. My season had been open for three days, but with work and other such annoyances, I had not had a chance to hunt. I had prepared unusually well the night before. I set up my blind, complete with chair, and even left my decoys inside. When the alarm went off at 4:30 in the morning, I knew where my pants, gun and even truck keys were located. It is hard to beat a good plan when it works. I made coffee and left quietly with everything I needed for a successful hunt.
Girls Golf Central Minnesota (1) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 219 (2) Pierz 231 (3) Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 234 (4) Rockford 237 (5) Maple Lake 260 (6) Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted incomplete Boys Golf LPGE Invite (1) tie, Minnewaska 326; St. Cloud Cathedral 326 (3) Albany 336 (4) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 345 (5) Pierz 350 (6) Melrose 351 (7) Morris 359 (8) Sauk Centre 366 (9) Wadena-Deer Creek 370 (10) New London-Spicer 375 (11) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 402
Saturday Amateur Baseball NON-LEAGUE Litchfield at New Munich, 1:30 p.m. College Baseball JUNIOR COLLEGE Dakota County at Ridgewater (2), 1 p.m. College Softball JUNIOR COLLEGE Minnesota West at Ridgewater (2), noon Prep Baseball NON-CONFERENCE Albany Invite (Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City), 10 a.m. Alexandria Invite (Minnewaska), 11 a.m. Big Lake Invite (Paynesville), 11 a.m. New London-Spicer vs. Pipestone at Metrodome, 6 pm. Softball NON-CONFERENCE Shakopee Invite: Mankato Loyola vs. Orono, 10 a.m. ... Shakopee vs.