The 31st annual Glenwood Rotary 5k and 10k runs will be held Saturday in Glenwood as part of the 51st Annual Waterama celebration. Registration opens at 8 a.m. at the picnic shelter across the street from the Lakeside Ballroom with the races beginning at 9 a.m. Fee is $15, which includes a T-shirt. A Magic Mile run geared for children, but open to everyone, will also be held on Saturday. Registration fee for this race is $10. Call 320-634-3636 for more information.
Christopher Tobkin of Willmar used a driver to sink a hole-in-one at No. 8 hole on the Pines Course at Little Crow Country Club in Spicer Monday. The No. 8 is a par-4, 305-yard hole.
The Minnesota Twins will offer a free baseball and softball clinic for youth in Litchfield at 2 p.m. Friday at Optimist Park. In the event of rain, the clinic will be held at the Litchfield High School gym. The three-hour clinic is free, requires no registration and is open to boys and girls ages 6-16. The clinic will be broken into two 90-minute sessions, the first for kids ages 6-9 (starting at 2 p.m.) and the second for ages 10-16 (starting at 3:30 p.m.).
WILLMAR -- Northwoods League baseball comes to Bill Taunton Stadium at Baker Field this evening for the first time. The Alexandria Beetles will be the host team when they take the field against the Mankato MoonDogs at 7:05 p.m. The 12-team loop is made up of college players from around the country and close to home. Mankato's third baseman Adam Kampsen, a sophomore at Northern State, played for the Paynesville Bulldogs in high school.
MONTEVIDEO -- The final four bracket for the District 7, Division II Legion baseball tournament in Montevideo is set as the tourney kicks off today. In the first game Montevideo, the Southwest District champion, will meet Wheaton, winners of the Northwest District, at 5:15 p.m.
ALEXANDRIA -- Willmar Post 167 gained the top spot in the American Legion District 7 (Division I) Baseball Tournament Thursday through Saturday at Knute Nelson Field. The tournament opens at 10 a.m. Thursday with No. 5 Litchfield challenging No. 4 seed Alexandria. At 1 p.m., No. 3 New London-Spicer takes on No. 2 Marshall. Willmar will play the winner of Litchfield-Alexandria at 4 p.m. A loser's bracket game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Three games are set for Friday leading to the championship game at 1 p.m. Saturday. A second game will follow, if needed.
VFW Baseball District 5 playoffs Willmar I 20, Ortonville 1
Legion Baseball DISTRICT 7 PLAYOFFS Final Four at Montevideo Montevideo vs. Wheaton, 5:15 p.m. Fairfax vs. Glenwood, 7:45 p.m. VFW Baseball DISTRICT 5 PLAYOFFS Willmar II at Alexandria, 6 p.m.
Late result Sunday Cornbelt North New London-Spicer 6, Starbuck 2 Mike Mays struck out 11 and walked just one to lead New London-Spicer (11-7) in eight innings of work. He allowed just five hits. Josh French led the Twins' 13-hit attack with three. Scott Rambow followed with two hits and three RBI. Justin Pederson hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to account for all of Starbuck's runs.
District 7 Northwest Late result Saturday Morris 5, Wheaton 0 Chase Rambow limited the top seed to just three hits while striking out nine to lift Morris into the final. Morris 010 130 0 - 5 6 0 Wheaton 000 000 0 - 0 3 1 HITTING - Morris: Josh Griffith 1-for-3; Craig Knochenmus 1-for-2, rbi; Matt Wohlers 1-for-3, rbi; Andrew Loher 2-for-4; Tony Schultz 1-for-3, rbi ... Wheaton: Aaron Wilson 1-for-3; Reed Schmitz 1-for-2; Trent Frisch 1-for-3 PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris: Chase Rambow (W) 7-3-0-0-4-9 ...