The Willmar Baseball/Fastpitch Boosters Association will hold its annual re-organizational meeting at 7 p.m. today at the junior high school. Board members will be elected for the coming year.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The Ridgewater Warriors dropped a pair to Sussex (N.J.) Community College 4-2 and 8-6 Monday on the fourth full day of their spring training trip to southwest Florida. "We're not playing very well yet and we're making mental mistakes," said Coach Dwight Kotila. "Our pitching has been solid except (Chris) Butala had a rough start today.
Boys Basketball Section 5AA-North Championship New London-Spicer vs. Eden-Valley Watkins at Howard Lake, 6 p.m. College Softball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater at Palm Beach, Fla. Challenge (vs. Waubonsee, Ill., 9 a.m.)
College Baseball Sussex 4, Ridgewater 2 Sussex 8, Ridgewater 6
There will be a fan bus going to the Willmar girls' basketball state tournament game Wednesday at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Tickets for the 10 a.m. quarterfinal game go on sale at the Williams Arena ticket office at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. Adult tickets are $10 and students are $7. The bus will be loading at the Willmar Senior High School at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday. Cost is $15 per person. Children in eighth grade or lower must be accompanied by an adult. To reserve a seat, call (320) 231-8332 by 1 p.m.
MOSCOW - Dawson native Carrie Tollefson, who now trains and lives in St. Paul, recorded her season-best time in the 3,000-meter run and finished seventh in the World Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday. Tollefson, 29, who will also compete in the World Cross Country Championships in Japan next month, ran 8:59.13. It was also the best time by an American woman this season. Meseret Defar of Ethiopia defended her title by beating world-record holder Liliya Shobukhova of Russian by more than three seconds.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Ridgewater strating pitchers combined to allow four hits and one run in 10 innings, while walking just two and striking out 12 to kick off the junior college baseball season Saturday in Florida. Ridgewater routed New Hampshire U 18-0 in the first game in Port Charlotte, Fla. Jefferson Community College, which had already played 13 games, topped the Warriors 5-1 in the second game. Ethan Vogt, a sophomore from Sauk Centre, who has signed to play for the Minnesota Gophers next season, allowed one hit and no runs over five innings against New Hampshire.
DASSEL - Todd Herman had 21 points and Tim Dreier 20 as New London-Spicer advanced to the Section 5AA-North championship with a 69-41 victory over Maple Lake Saturday night. The Wildcats (23-5) will face Eden Valley-Watkins at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Howard Lake. Watertown-Mayer and Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop will play at 7:45 p.m. in the other 5AA semifinal game. The Wildcats led 39-25 and never looked back. Herman also pulled down a team-high nine rebounds and also had four assists and three steals. Dreier added five rebounds, five assists and seven steals.
College Baseball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater at Port Charlotte, Fla. Invitational (vs. Sussex Community College (2), 12:30 p.m.) College Softball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater at Palm Beach Challenge, Fla. (vs. Delaware Tech, 9 a.m. and vs. Lewis-Clark, 11 a.m.)
My wife and I decided to take a leisurely Sunday afternoon ride around the farm on the gator, supposedly to look for antlers, but actually just to get out and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine on a nice winter day. When we arrived, Damon, Amanda and the grandsons were hard at work, loading firewood. Everyone seemed to be having a good time, which is hard to understand, but some people have strange forms of entertainment. We decided to continue with our plans as to not spoil their fun.