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.
ROCHESTER -- The Willmar 10th grade boys basketball team went 5-0 over the past weekend to win the Star of the North Games and qualify for the national tournament in Colorado Springs. Isaiah Streed ignited the offense for Willmar by netting 87 points in the five games. Streed scored at least 14 points in each game, including 23 in a 69-29 win over Ellsworth. Taylor Filipek also scored in double figures each game, averaging 13.4 points in the tournament. Willmar opened with a 54-29 win over Canon Falls before upending Ellsworth.
Amateur Baseball CORNBELT Atwater at Willmar, 7:30 p.m. LAND O' DUCKS Benson at Chokio, 7:30 p.m. Canby at Morris, 7:30 p.m. NON-LEAGUE Lake Henry at Regal, 6:15 p.m. Hadley at Sacred Heart, 7:30 p.m. Raymond at Litchfield, 7:30 p.m. Starbuck at Madison, 7:30 p.m. Legion Baseball Alexandria at Montevideo, 7 p.m.
Legion Baseball Willmar 2, Marshall 1 Tri-Town 5, Avon 3 Tri-Town 7, Avon 0 VFW baseball Willmar I 3, Willmar II 1 16U Softball Willmar 8, BOLD 3
WILLMAR -- Ross Van Hauen threw a three-hitter as Willmar beat District 7 Division I rival Marshall 2-1 in a nine-inning game Tuesday evening at North Swansson Field. Post 167 piled up 10 hits, but never could give Van Hauen breathing room as the game stayed 2-1 from the third inning on. Van Hauen walked two and fanned five. The Marshall run was unearned. Marshall drew first blood in the second.
Maurey Mertens of Spicer used a five-wood to make a hole-in-one at the No. 8 hole on the Oaks course at Little Crow Country Club Monday. The No. 8 is a par-3, 162-yard hole.
Lee and Denise Landsteiner, golfing for Koronis Hills Golf Club in Paynesville, shot a first-day 77 at the Minnesota Golf Association's Mixed Team Amateur Championship Tuesday at Brackett's Crossing Country Club in Edina. J.T. Johnson of Keller Golf Club and Leigh Klasse of Meadowbrook Golf Club shot a 62 to lead the field. Action concludes today.