The Willmar Cardinals host Sauk Rapids in fast-pitch softball at 4:30 p.m. today in a make-up game. Willmar is currently 7-2 in the Central Lakes Conference race, one-half gsame behind Brainerd, which hosts Sartell today.
Prep Baseball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Yellow Medicine East vs. BOLD at Bird Island, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH New London-Spicer at Minnewaska, 4:30 p.m. Sauk Centre at Paynesville, 4:30 p.m. CENTRAL MINNESOTA Pierz vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade, 5 p.m. WRIGHT COUNTY Annandale at Litchfield, 7 p.m. TOMAHAWK Buffalo Lake-Hector at Minnesota Valley Lutheran, 4:45 p.m. PHEASANT Hancock at Ashby, 5 p.m. CAMDEN Lakeview vs.
MONTEVIDEO -- Behind a 13-hit attack, Worthington tripped up Montevideo 10-3 in the championship game of the Montevideo Invite Friday. Worthington, which beat Lakeview 5-2 in the semifinals, broke a 1-1 tie by plating five runs in the second inning.
The MCCC State Softball Tournament is today and Sunday at Brainerd with 11 teams competing. Ridgewater College (16-2) has a first-round bye and will meet the winner of the Fergus Falls vs. Mesabi Range game at noon. The tournament is a non-qualifier. Ridgewater already had qualified for the Region 13 Tournament, which it will host May 12-13.
Kara Karlsgodt of Atwater is enjoying a successful spring for the Dordt College track and field team. The sophomore won the javelin at the Disney Relays on March 11 in Orlando, Fla. with a throw of 118-6 and has season-high tosses of 38-7 in the shot put and 132-4 in the discus. Karlsgodt has six third-place finishes and two second-place finishes on the season.
Benson/KMS will host a 26-team boys' golf meet today at the Benson Country Club beginning at 8 a.m. All but one of the area golf teams is scheduled to appear. Besides the host team, other area teams slated to participate are: Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, BOLD, Dawson-Boyd, Lac qui Parle Valley, Litchfield, MACCRAY, Minnewaska, Montevideo, Morris, New London-Spicer, Paynesville, Renville County West, Redwood Valley, Willmar and Yellow Medicine East.
ROCHESTER -- The Ridgewater Warriors blazed through the first two rounds of the MCCC State Baseball Tournament on Friday to reach today's championship game where they will meet Mesabi Range Community College at 3:30 p.m. today on Mayo Field. Ethan Vogt and Adam Ferrell both pitched complete-game wins. Vogt shut down Itasca in the quarterfinals 3-1 and Adam Ferrell blanked Fergus Falls 5-0 in the semifinals. Steve Boldt homered in each game for the Warriors. Mesabi beat Rochester 2-0 and Dakota County 10-0. Against Itasca, Vogt threw a two-hitter with one walk.
GRANITE FALLS -- Corey Hegna almost hurled a perfect game for Yellow Medicine East, but the junior did throw a no-hitter to help the Sting blank Dawson-Boyd 10-0 in five innings a non-conference game Friday. Hegna issued a two-out walk in the second inning before striking out five. Yellow Medicine East (7-3) didn't commit an error. Shawn Neu invoked the 10-run rule with a sacrifice fly. Jarett Berg pushed Yellow Medicine East's lead to 9-0 earlier in the fifth inning with a two-run double.
Sibley State Park The Sibley State Interpretive Center hours vary during the week and can be obtained by calling 354-2002. All programs are led by the park naturalist or visiting expert. They are at the Interpretive Center, and unless otherwise noted are free and last one hour or less. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park, and they are available at the park office. For more information, call 354-2002. The park naturalist is available to present programs in and outside of the park Wednesday through Friday. Bird Watching Walk -- 8:30 a.m., May 6, 13.
GLENWOOD -- Teri Paulzine was one out away from tossing a no-hitter and Minnewaska scored all of its runs in the fifth inning Friday in a 3-0 non-conference win over Benson/Hancock. Amber Thompson singled up the middle with two outs in the seventh inning to break up Paulzine's bid for a no-hitter. Paulzine finished allowing only three base runners. Javen Pauley reached base on an error for Minnewaska (13-1) with one out in the fifth and stole second during Sara Gregerson's at bat. Gregerson then reached on another error which allowed Pauley to score.