The regular stock car racing season is over at the KRA Speedway at the county fairgrounds in Willmar, but the association will hold a Special Race Night on Saturday. The pits open at 4:30 p.m., the grandstand at 5:30 p.m. and the start of the race at 6:30 p.m.
Willmar Cardinal Justin Schwieger has been named Performer of the Week in Central Lakes Conference football. The senior inside linebacker made 12 solo tackles, plus two assists and blocked an extra point during a 30-26 victory at St. Cloud Apollo.
The 5K Run/Walk Around Raymond starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at the MACCRAY East Elementary School. The run is the final event in the Glacial Lakes Championship Running Series. The fee is $15, or $10 for 14-and-under. There will also be a one-mile race at 9 a.m. Registration for both races opens at 7 a.m. For more information, call Tom at 320-967-4445.
Howie Schultz, a former Willmar Rails star now living in Stillwater, Butch Richter of Granite Falls and Roy Berens of Benson will all be honored as part of Town Ball Day before the Minnesota Twins game against the Detroit Tigers on Sept.
Lee Rients of Willmar captured his second straight national racquetball title at the national tournament in Albuquerque, N.M. The former Willmar school teacher won seven of eight matches to win the 65-70 age division.
The Willmar Aquatic Racing Stingrays swimming club will be holding a 'Try us out for Free" night at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the high school pool. All ages are welcome. Youth/child participants should be able to swim the length of the pool and must be accompanied by an adult. There will also be registration night for fall swim season. Contact Leslie at 320-231-1430 or Julie at 320-231-2119 for more information.
The Ridgewater Lady Warriors volleyball team play Riverland at 6:30 p.m. today in Austin.
BENSON -- Benson served its way to its first West Central South Conference volleyball win of the season, beating Morris 18-25, 25-12, 18-25, 25-15, 15-11 Tuesday. The Braves served 26 aces in five games, which helped them regain the momentum after Morris went up 2-1. Benson (1-0, 1-1) came back to tie the match with a 25-15 win, then held on in the fifth game, 15-11. Courtney Frank hammered the Tigers' service defense for eight aces in 15-of-18 attempts. Holly Erickson added six aces and had 28 assists. Kari Mikkelson led the Braves' offense with 10 kills.
CLARA CITY -- Kari Caspers recorded 13 kills and four ace serves to lead unbeaten MACCRAY to a 25-17, 25-20, 25-23 sweep of Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in a Camden North Conference match Tuesday night. Danielle Goeman and Ashley Beseman added seven and six kills, respectively, for MACCRAY (1-0, 3-0).
GRANITE FALLS -- Yellow Medicine East (7-2) outslugged Marshall for a 6-1 win in non-conference girls tennis action Tuesday. The final score does not indicate the high level of competition, as four of the seven matches had either a tiebreaker or went to a winning seventh game. The barnburner was the 1-doubles match-up of YME's Rachel Crowley-Haley Bennett against Marshall's Kristi Clark-Kiki Lecy.