New London-Spicer is scheduled to host a boys and girls track meet today beginning at 4:30 p.m. Participants scheduled to compete besides the host school are Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, MACCRAY, Lakeview, Melrose and St. Cloud Cathedral.
Grete Peterson, a junior center fielder from Granite Falls, led North Dakota State University with a .444 batting average as the Bison won three of four games at the Hawkeye Classic in Iowa City, Iowa, last weekend. Peterson, hitting .186, leads the Division I-AA team with nine stolen bases in 10 attempts this season and is second in runs scored with 10. NDSU is 11-21 so far this season.
College Softball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater at St. Cloud Technical College (2), 3:30 p.m. Track and Field NON-CONFERENCE New London-Spicer Invite (Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, MACCRAY), 4:30 p.m. Baseball NON-CONFERENCE Winsted Holy Trinity vs. Hancock at Metrodome, 8 a.m. Softball NON-CONFERENCE Chokio-Alberta at Lac qui Parle Valley, 5 p.m. Litchfield at Eden Valley-Watkins, 4:15 p.m. Tennis NON-CONFERENCE New Ulm at Redwood Valley, 4:30 p.m.
Events/competitions Little Crow Archery Club -- The Little Crow Archers will be starting their 3-D League, which will run Saturdays at 3 p.m. from April 1-June 10. The fee is $30 per person with a $75 maximum per family. The Club's 3-D Shoot will be held April 22-23, with an $8 fee for adults and a $2 fee for children ages 15-and-under. All competitions will be held at the outdoor range located at 16952 118th St. NW, Sunburg. The Club's annual awards banquet will be held April 22 at 5 p.m. Bring a dish to share.
When a person gets older, their body starts to fall apart. My wife and I stay active with assorted outdoors activities, but even with exercise, time takes its toll. Something always seems to hurt or break, from even such minor activities as falling off a mountain. Last week, my wife developed a pain in her back. I was secretly glad that I was not the only one with infirmities, but concerned my main fishing and outdoor partner would be out of commission.
Boys tennis serves up a four-team invitational at New London today to open the season. The New London-Spicer Wildcats will meet Melrose at 8:30 a.m. to launch the all-day event followed by Willmar vs. Becker at 10 a.m., NLS against Becker at 11:30 a.m., Willmar and Melrose at 1 p.m., Melrose and Becker at 2:30 p.m. and Willmar and NLS at 4 p.m. The New London courts are located behind the high school.
The Ridgewater College Warriors hope to take advantage of a forecasted break in the damp weather today to get in three baseball games at St. Cloud. The Warriors are scheduled to play St. Cloud Technical College at noon followed at 2:30 p.m. by a double header against Itasca Community College. All games are slated for Faber Field at the Municipal Athletic Complex.
Prep Tennis NON-CONFERENCE New London-Spicer Invite (New London-Spicer vs. Melrose, 8:30 a.m. ... Willmar vs. Becker, 10 a.m. ... New London-Spicer vs. Becker, 11:30 a.m. ... Willmar vs. Melrose, 1 p.m. ... Melrose vs. Becker, 2:30 p.m. ... Willmar vs. New London-Spicer, 4 p.m.) College Baseball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater at St. Cloud (Ridgewater vs. St. Cloud Technical College, noon; Ridgewater vs. Itasca (2), 2:30 p.m.)
The Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg boys' basketball team earned the Class A Team Academic Championship last week at the state tournament. The Fighting Saints had the highest grade-point-average from 172 Class A schools and were second among all classes out of 430 schools.
There will be a New London-Spicer softball meeting for those teams interested in playing men's slow-pitch softball this summer at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Spicer Legion. For more information, call the NLS Community Education and Youth Services at 354-1433.