Pine City Invite Brian Holmgren at 3-singles and Miguel Montano at 4-singles both went 3-0 to win their divisions for Litchfield, which placed second behind Mound Park Academy.
Kelsey Hanson, a first-team All-Area setter from Willmar, has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Valley City State College in North Dakota. Hanson, a 5-7 senior, finished her career with 1,623 assists and 541 digs. She was a two-time all-Central Lakes Conference selection. Valley City, which went 10-15 last season, recently hired a new volleyball coach, Craig Case.
Prep Baseball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Sauk Rapids, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH BOLD vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 5 p.m. Yellow Medicine East at Montevideo, 5 p.m. Morris at Benson, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at St. Cloud Cathedral, 5 p.m. Melrose at New London-Spicer, 5 p.m. Sauk Centre at Paynesville, 4:30 p.m. CENTRAL MINNESOTA Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Kimball, 5 p.m. TOMAHAWK McLeod West at Buffalo Lake-Hector, 4:30 p.m. PHEASANT Wheaton/Herman-Norcross at Hancock, 5 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE MACCRAY vs.
DANUBE - Renville County West took advantage of nine walks to score five runs in the third through fifth innings en route to a 5-3 non-conference win Friday. The Jaguars (1-5) only had three hits. Megan Groen doubled and drove in a run. She was also the winning pitcher, allowing three runs on four hits.
SPICER - With its top four golfers all placing in the top 10 individually, a young Minnewaska Area squad won the New London-Spicer Invite by 18 shots Friday. Freshman Emily Roering paced the Lakers with a medalist round of 79 as eighth-graders Courtney Boe (84) and Sarah Roering (86) tied for second and sixth, respectively, and junior Lisa Blair (89) tied for ninth. Behind Minnewaska and Albany, Benson/KMS tied for third, New London-Spicer came in seventh, Willmar ninth, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 10th, Paynesville 13th, and Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 16th. Willmar's top score came from Kelly M
LITTLE FALLS - The Willmar Cardinals used 10 hits and eight Little Falls errors to ground the Flyers 12-5 on Friday in Central Lakes Conference baseball. Kyle Birkland rammed a two-run double to left in the Cardinals' five-run third for an 8-0 lead. Kyle Townswick doubled and hit a solo home run off Ben Hanowski, the third Flyers' hurler, in the seventh. It was the second win in two days for Willmar, which is now 3-2 in the Central Lakes Conference and .500 overall (3-3). The Cardinals leapfrogged idle Alexandria and St. Cloud Apollo into a tie for third place with St.
Events/competitions Willmar Sportsmen's Club -- The annual fish fry for the Willmar Sportsmen's Club will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 24 at the American Legion in Willmar. All proceeds will be used to send youth to the Long Lake Conservation Camp, lease walleye rearing ponds and other local ponds and other local conservation projects. A donation of $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under is requested.
Word is spreading; a few little grays are found. A few days later, there are rumors of big yellow ones being found. Mushroom season is officially open. Morel mushrooms grow in the Midwest for a few short weeks. They are found mostly on hillsides and creek banks in heavy timber, but can be and are found in open pasture, lawns and just about everywhere, except where I am looking.
Non-Conference Ortonville 10, Dawson-Boyd 5 Ortonville starter Chris Fellows held the Blackjacks hitless for four innings before departing with an 8-1 lead. Jordan Dahl and Matt Wold both doubled off the Trojans' reliever and the Blackjacks plated four runs in the sixth inning. Jim Bothun went 2-for-2 for the Blackjacks (0-5). Derek Gritmacker took the loss. Ortonville 103 411 0 - 10 12 1 Dawson-Boyd (0-5) 001 004 0 - 5 5 3 HITTING - Ortonville: Chris Fellows 2-for-5, 2b; Aaron Adelman 2-for-4, 2b; Eric Croatt 2-for-3 ....
Lakeview Dual At Cottonwood Chris Kollen claimed medalist honors with a 42 to help Yellow Medicine East beat Lakeview by 10 shots. Team scoring (1) Yellow Medicine East 176 (2) Lakeview 186 Individual MEDALIST - Chris Kollen, YME, 42 Area results YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Chris Kollen 42, Dylan Hempel 44, Mike Midthun 44, Tyler Jensbold 46, Chris Stevens 46 Dawson-Boyd Tri At Dawson MACCRAY's Barry Roth-well and Ben Perry shared medalist honors with 37s and the Wolverines won the triangular by four shots. Jake Baldwin shot a 40 for runner-up Dawson-Boyd. Team scoring (