Tim Knapper, the current girls' basketball and baseball coach at Yellow Medicine East, will be replacing Dave Brokke as the school's activities director. Brokke was the school's director of activities for 28 years before retiring this spring.
A free introduction with training guide to triathlon events will be held July 7 at 6 p.m. at Melvin's on the Lake in Spicer. Ironman triathlete Mike Plumier of Raymond will conduct the seminar and lead a bike ride around Green Lake followed by a two-mile run. The Third Annual Green Lake Sprint Triathlon is on Aug. 13. Visit www.greenlaketri.com for information about the event.
WILLMAR -- The Atwater Chuckers exploded for eight runs over the last two innings to barrel past the Willmar Rails on Wednesday night 10-5 in Cornbelt League baseball at Bill Taunton Stadium. The uprising made a winner of Michael Malvin, who went all nine innings.
LITCHFIELD -- Tom DeBoer and Ron Hoekstra combined to hurl eight shutout innings and Mike Jeseritz led a 15-hit attack with three singles as Raymond upended Litchfield 6-1 in a non-league game Wednesday evening. DeBoer allowed two hits and two walks while striking out five in five innings to pick up the win.
Legion Baseball Willmar at Kerkhoven, 6:30 p.m. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Paynesville, 6:30 p.m. Benson at Morris, 6:30 p.m. Glenwood at Chokio, 6:30 p.m. Litchfield vs. Tri-Town at Atwater, 6:30 p.m. Cottonwood at Madison, 7 p.m. Montevideo at Milroy, 7 p.m. New London-Spicer vs. BOLD at Bird Island, 7 p.m. Sacred Heart vs. MACCRAY at Raymond, 7 p.m. Stock Car Racing KRA Speedway in Willmar, 6:30 p.m.
Amateur Baseball Atwater 10, Willmar 5 Raymond 6, Litchfield 1 Bird Island 7, Milroy 6 Hadley 5, Sacred Heart 1
AVON -- Tri-Town swept Avon in a scheduled doubleheader the was anything but ordinary Tuesday. Originally, the teams were to play two 5-inning games. But the first game went eight innings with the Black Sox (8-5) winning 5-3.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar VFW I team just couldn't shake their younger intra-city District 5 rival Tuesday at Bill Taunton Stadium. VFW I eventually settled for a 3-1 win to stretch their overall record to 12-0 and 6-0 in the district. David Anderson shut down VFW II on one hit and an unearned run through six innings before George Jacobson pitched a three-up, three-down seventh inning in relief. Tyler Brower pitched six strong innings for VFW II.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar 16U girls softball team improved to 12-0 with an 8-4 win over BOLD on Tuesday evening at the high school fields. Tied 2-2, Willmar scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth without the aid of a hit. A bases-loaded walk with none out and then two ground outs brought in the runs. Willmar was hitless against Sam Dooner until the sixth when Bobbi Sather, Emily Cuchna and Allie Sweep had consecutive RBI hits. Sara Freed went the distance for the win.
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Eden Prairie defeated a worn out Wilmar 17U boys soccer team 3-0 on Monday in Classic III League game played in a downpour. The game was scoreless at halftime before Eden Prairie mounted a rally and tied Willmar for first place in the the final league standings. Willmar, which finished 7-2 in league play and played its fifth match in three days, takes a 11-3 overall record into the Minnesota Youth Soccer State Touranment July 28-Aug. 4.