The New London-Spicer sixth-grade girls basketball team beat Willmar Sunday to win the Minnesota Youth State Girls Basketball Championship at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. The tournament is conducted by Pacesetter Sports. The boys tournament will be held July 9 at St. Benedict.
The Willmar Winged Foot Running Club will host two All-Comer track meets on June 28 and July 5 at Hodapp Field. All events, except for relays, will be divided into age groups. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and competition at 5:30 p.m. both days. Entry fee is $10 per competitor, with a maximum of $25 per family and $40 per team. For more information, call Rob Palmer at 320-264-0237.
Kresson Vreeman, a soon-to-be senior setter at Central Minnesota Christian School, led the Northern Lights 17U volleyball team to the championship at the National AAU tournament in Orlando Saturday. Individual statistics were not available. Vreeman was named first-team All-Area last season and led the Bluejays to third place in the state Class A tournament. The Northern Lights, based in Edina, will participate in the USA Volleyball national tournament July 2-5 in Atlanta.
KERKHOVEN -- Adam Lesteberg slugged a two-run homer and drove in the go-ahead run with a sixth-inning double to spark Kerkhoven's 4-2 win over Montevideo in American Legion baseball Tuesday. Montevideo (5-3) took a 2-0 lead after John Schmit scored on Mike Amborn's bases-loaded walk in the second and Mike Tanhoff's fielder's choice brought in Mike Hinde in the third.
WILLMAR -- George Jacobson's hitting overwhelmed Montevideo Tuesday at Baker Field in District 5 VFW baseball. The Willmar pitcher slugged a pair of three-run homers and also singled twice to pace a 16-hit attack resulting in a 12-2 six-inning win for the Willmar I team, now 10-0. On the hill, Jacobson went five innings fanning 11, allowing two hits and walking two. One of the two Montevideo runs was unearned. Jacobson belted his first homer in the third, driving in Mike Dunham and Jordan John Smith. He homer again in the sixth, plating the same two base runners.
RAYMOND -- Willmar pounded out eight hits and Heather Thoma pitched a three-hitter to lead the Willmar 16U softball team to an 11-4 win over MACCRAY Tuesday. Willmar scored seven runs in the first two innings. Chelsey Wierschem had two hits and scored three runs. Two other players, Bobbi Sather and Emily Klein, also scored three runs each.
Late result Monday SHAKOPEE -- Matt Kroneberger's goal in the first half on a free kick was all the Willmar 17U soccer team needed in a 3-0 win at Shakopee Monday in boys soccer. Elvis Pineda and Steve Fajardo shared time in goal for the shutout. Zaq Burton, Carl Fixsen, and Taylor Marcus led the defense. Hugo Zamudio and Abiezer Buenfil Cruz also scored with assists to Brad Leitch on a corner kick and Elvis Pineda on a cross pass. Willmar (7-1) hosts Lakeville at 6:30 p.m. today at Hodapp Field in the final home game.
Legion Baseball Kerkhoven 4, Montevideo 2 VFW Baseball Willmar I 12, Montevideo 2 Willmar II 7, Starbuck 6 16U Softball Willmar 11, MACCRAY 4 NL-Spicer 4, ACGC 2
Amateur Baseball CORNBELT Willmar at Bird Island, 7:30 p.m. Starbuck at Raymond, 7:30 p.m. LAND O'DUCKS Madison at Benson, 7 p.m. NON-LEAGUE Brandon-Evansville at Morris, 7:30 p.m. Pearl Lake at Litchfield, 7:30 p.m. Sacred Heart at Milroy, 7:30 p.m. Legion Baseball Wheaton at Kerkhoven, 6:30 p.m.
West Central South Baseball Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City -- Josh Cunningham, Michael Martin, Alex Schmeling, Justin Schroeder Benson -- Jake Erickson BOLD -- Ben Aaseth, Stephen Engelmann, Pat Otteson, Seth Wagner Lac qui Parle Valley -- Matt Enger, Eddie Massee, Adam Paulson, Andrew Schmidt, Ryan Sigdahl Montevideo -- Jon Altena, James Gallagher, Tyler Kanten Morris -- Craig Knochenmus, Andy Lembcke, Chase Rambow Yellow Medicine East -- Luke Berg, Jordan Gaffaney, Corey Hegna, Shawn Neu Co-Most Valuable Players Eddie Massee, Lac qui Parle Valley; Ryan Sigdahl, Lac qui Parle Valley Wes