Willmar's Abdi Awale and Cory Hanson set school records at the Benson/KMS Invitational track and field meet Thursday in Benson. Awale broke his own school record in the 800 run with a time of 1:56.85, overhauling his one-year-old mark of 1:58.27. Hanson went 44-2½ in the triple jump. He rewrote his own two-day old record of 43-5 set at the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Invitational on Tuesday. Results of the Benson/KMS meet appear on Page B-3.
The YMCA Memorial Day/Law Day 5K Run/Walk will be held May 27. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Robbins Island and the race begins at 10 a.m. The fees are $12 for adults and $8 for students on before race day, and $15 for adults and $10 for students the day of the race. For more information, call Kara Elwood at (320) 222-9622.
Beau Penk, Minnesota's second all-time winningest high school wrestler, signed a letter of intent recently to wrestle for Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. Penk won the 135-pound division at the Class AA state individual tournament in March to cap a career that earned him 235 wins. Augustana placed seventh at the 2006 NCAA Division II National Championships, crowning six All-Americans in the process.
Wright County Delano 3, Litchfield 0 Singles from Jordan Lecher, Chris Sundmark and Lucas Johnson were the only hits previously unbeaten Litchfield (4-1, 5-1) was able to produce. The Dragons had scored 42 runs in their first five games. Delano (4-1, 4-1) 011 000 1 - 3 5 2 Litchfield (4-1, 5-1) 000 000 0 - 0 3 2 HITTING - Delano: Joe Althoff 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Kent Koch 1-for-3; Jeff Althoff 1-for-3, 3b; Eric Sandberg 1-for-4 .... Litchfield: Jordan Lecher 1-for-4; Chris Sundmark 1-for-2; Lucas Johnson 1-for-3 PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Delano: Ty Jerde (W) 7-3-0-0-3-9 ....
Late Thursday West Central Benson 6, Minnewaska 1 The Braves (4-0, 6-0) stayed unbeaten with a sweep of singles where they lost only one game. Benson is scheduled to play at Willmar today. Singles (1) Daniel Fragodt, Ben, def. Jesse Duhn 6-0, 6-0 (2) Nate Curriel, Ben, def. Andy Elwood 6-0, 6-0 (3) Josh Gladis, Ben, def. Cole Iverson 6-0, 6-0 (4) Aaron Backman, Ben, def Andy Claire 6-0, 6-1 Doubles (1) Cody Bosack-Adam Jeniges, Min, derf Juan Ortiz-Pat Murphy 7-5, 6-4 (2) Evan James-William Johnson, Ben, def.
Weekly/monthly Blomkest Sportsmen's Club -- 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 2. Monthly meeting at the Blomkest Community Center. A video will be shown. Sibley State Park The Sibley State Interpretive Center hours vary during the week and can be obtained by calling 354-2002. Bird Watching Walk -- 8:30 a.m., April 29, May 6, 13. Sibley State Park is home to over 200 bird species. Identify and observe many different and exciting bird as they return to Sibley over a four-week period. Bird sightings may include the eastern bluebird, scarlet tanager and northern oriole.
Saturday was the first chance I had to try out my new turkey license. My season had been open for three days, but with work and other such annoyances, I had not had a chance to hunt. I had prepared unusually well the night before. I set up my blind, complete with chair, and even left my decoys inside. When the alarm went off at 4:30 in the morning, I knew where my pants, gun and even truck keys were located. It is hard to beat a good plan when it works. I made coffee and left quietly with everything I needed for a successful hunt.
Girls Golf Central Minnesota (1) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 219 (2) Pierz 231 (3) Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 234 (4) Rockford 237 (5) Maple Lake 260 (6) Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted incomplete Boys Golf LPGE Invite (1) tie, Minnewaska 326; St. Cloud Cathedral 326 (3) Albany 336 (4) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 345 (5) Pierz 350 (6) Melrose 351 (7) Morris 359 (8) Sauk Centre 366 (9) Wadena-Deer Creek 370 (10) New London-Spicer 375 (11) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 402
Saturday Amateur Baseball NON-LEAGUE Litchfield at New Munich, 1:30 p.m. College Baseball JUNIOR COLLEGE Dakota County at Ridgewater (2), 1 p.m. College Softball JUNIOR COLLEGE Minnesota West at Ridgewater (2), noon Prep Baseball NON-CONFERENCE Albany Invite (Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City), 10 a.m. Alexandria Invite (Minnewaska), 11 a.m. Big Lake Invite (Paynesville), 11 a.m. New London-Spicer vs. Pipestone at Metrodome, 6 pm. Softball NON-CONFERENCE Shakopee Invite: Mankato Loyola vs. Orono, 10 a.m. ... Shakopee vs.
LPGE Invite Friday at Long Prairie Travis Zweiner of St. Cloud Cathedral fired a two-over 74 to claim medalist honors by three shots over Evan Peters of Minnewaska. The two teams, however, shared the team title after both had totaled 326 strokes. Minnewaska had its top four scores finish in the top 15. Adam Lesmeister carded an 85 for Morris, which placed seventh, to finish in a four-way tie for 15th place in the 67-player field. Team scoring (1) tie, Minnewaska 326; St.