Legion Baseball district playoffs begin today The District 7, Division II American Legion baseball playoffs begin today. There are four sub-sections in District 7. In the Northwest sub-section, Morris is the lone area team and plays on Thursday. In the Southeast, BOLD plays at Eden Valley-Watkins with the winner facing top-seeded MACCRAY on Thursday. Tri-Town and Fairfax also play on Thursday. In the Southwest, top-seeded Montevideo hosts the winner of today's game between Minneota and Cottonwood on Thursday.
One round cost Willmar native Marilyn Lovander a chance at a second consecutive top 10 finish at the Jamie Farr/Owens Corning Classic Sunday in Sylvania, Ohio. The tournament has been the veteran golfer's top payday the last two years, including a top 10 finish last year. She was tied for 29th place after the second round. But she shot an 80 in the third round before finishing with a 67 to tie for 66th place with a 287. Lovander earned $2,395.
STARBUCK -- Paynesville scored three runs in four different innings en route to upsetting Cornbelt North League champion Starbuck 13-8 in the first game of the double-elimination playoffs Sunday. Paynesville will now play at Norway Lake-Sunburg, an 8-6 winner over New London-Spicer, next Sunday in the winner's bracket. Starbuck will host New London-Spicer next Sunday, with the loser eliminated. Paynesville stroked 16 hits, including Adam Miller's three-run home run, to improve to 5-11. Jamie Paul had three hits for the Pirates.
Sibley State Park The Interpretive Center is open daily. All Sibley State park programs are lead by the park naturalist or visiting expert. They are at the Interpretive Center and are free unless otherwise noted. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park and they are available at the park office. For more information call 354-2002. Wet and Wild Bugs: 10 a.m., July 19. Join us for a look at the seldom seen world of the awuatic insect. You will examine snorklers, scuba divers, insects that swim on their backs plus underwater dragonflies. Dragons in the air: 2 p.m. July 19.
A person needs a bit of a getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, even if it is for a few hours of an evening during the week. A person can not go early, because of work, and they can not stay late, because of work.
Saturday Amateur Baseball LAND O' DUCKS Benson at Rosen, 3 p.m. Golf Lakeland Tournament at Eagle Creek Golf Club, Willmar (27 holes), 8 a.m. Sunday Amateur Baseball CORNBELT LEAGUE North Playoffs Paynesville at Starbuck, 1:30 p.m. New London-Spicer at Norway Lake-Sunburg, 1:30 p.m. South Playoffs Atwater at Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. LAND O' DUCKS Morris at Ortonville, 2 p.m. Madison at Clinton, 2 p.m. Chokio at Appleton, 2 p.m. Benson at Canby, 2 p.m. LAKEWOOD St.
SYLVANIA, Ohio -- Rain didn't dampen Marilyn Lovander's spirits on Friday. The Willmar native carded a 4-under 67 in the second round of the LPGA Tour's Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic to move up the leaderboard. A total of 71 players didn't complete their second round as heavy rain flooded the Highlands Meadows Golf Club.
New London native Aaron Barber followed a four-under-par 68 Thursday with a two-over 72 Friday and failed to make the cut by one stroke at the Scholarship America Shootdown at Somersby Country Club at Byron.
The Minnesota Wild said Friday they have re-signed right wing Matt Foy and defenseman Erik Reitz to contracts for the 2006-07 season. Terms weren't disclosed. Foy, 23, had two goals and three assists in 19 games with the Wild last season before being sent down to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League last November. Reitz, 23, played in the final five games last season after the Wild recalled him from the Aeros on April 6.
The Humane Society of Kandiyohi County will be hosting a golf tournament Monday, July 24 at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Willmar. The proceeds from the event will go to the Humane Society and its new building project. The tournament is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start. Registration begins at 1 p.m. The cost is $42.50 for members and $75 for non-members, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart and a BBQ supper. The first-place prize is $400 of pro shop bucks. For more information, call the Humane Society at 320-235-7612.