COLLEGEVILLE -- Pencil in Litchfield for another trip to the state tennis tournament. The Dragons defeated Staples-Motley 6-1 in the Section 6A semifinals at St. John's Univesity, then topped Benson 5-2 in the championship to advance to their 10th straight state meet. Litchfield competes in the individual portion of the Section 6A tournament today at St. John's University. The singles begin at 10 a.m.
July 24, 1914 - May 24, 2006 MONTEVIDEO -- Gerda A. Sando, 91, of Montevideo died Wednesday at the Chippewa County - Montevideo Hospital. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Burial will be at Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Friday afternoon and evening at Anderson Funeral Home in Montevideo, with the family from 5 to 7 p.m., and a prayer service at 5 p.m. She was born July 24, 1914, in Big Ben to Paul and Olga (Larson) Paulson. She worked for many years as a cook at the Mohawk Care and the Hotel Hunt.
MADISON -- Lac qui Parle Valley finished a wild, nature-delayed game with a three-run rally in the seventh to top Minnewaska Area 5-3 in the second round of the Section 3AA-North softball tournament Wednesday. The game ended in the fourth inning Tuesday after high winds ripped a dugout across the field. It picked up in the same spot Wednesday, with the Lakers leading 2-1, but this time played on the junior varsity field. With two outs in the top of the seventh, the Eagles had five straight batters reach safely. Amber Moen started the rally with a single, followed by Madeline Gail's RBI dou
GROVE CITY -- The Litchfield girls won seven events -- four from Natalie Devine -- to win the Section 5A-20 girls track meet Wednesday by three points over Annandale. Devine won three jumping events and also captured the 100-meter hurdle title. She lept 16-8 in the long jump, 35-6½ in the triple jump, cleared 5-4 in the high jump and ran 16.45 in the hurdles. Emily Veto won the discus (118-11½), Jill Warren cleared 10-0 to win the pole vault and the Dragons' 400-meter relay team posted a winning time of 52.48. Annandale won the boys title with 165 points.
BECKER -- Litchfield placed four golfers in the top 11 to win the Section 5A-17 tournament at Pebble Creek Golf Course Wednesday. Cameron Fenrich shot a 77 to lead the Dragons to a combined score of 321. St. Cloud Cathedral took second with a 332.
ALEXANDRIA -- Willmar entrants in the Section 8AA boys individual tennis tournament won one of five matches Wednesday and all were eventually eliminated in the first day of competition. The Cardinals' doubles team of Tom Graves and Ryan Miller won their first match against Mike Sporer and Steve Wesbur of Rogers, 6-1, 6-3, then lost to Elk River's Jeremy Thompson and Joe Yeado 6-3, 6-1. "Tom and Ryan played well against the No.
Late result Tuesday Wright County Litchfield 3, Glencoe-SL 2 Kent Johnson doubled in two runs in the first inning and Tyler Puckett knocked in Litchfield's last run with a double in the third. Chris Sundmark worked all seven innings for the win, striking out seven. GSL (4-10, 10-10).....101 000 0 - 2 2 2 Litchfield (9-5, 13-7)..201 000 x - 3 5 1 HITTING - Glencoe-Silver Lake: Matt Odegaard 1-for-3, rbi; Cody Harms 1-for-3, rbi ....
GRANITE FALLS -- Nate Hebrink struck out 14 batters in seven innings and the Raymond Rockets defeated the Granite Falls Kilowatts 5-1 in a Cornbelt League game Wednesday night. Mike Kragenbring had two of Raymond's 10 hits, including a run-scoring double in the third innings. Mike Jeseritz alkso had two hits. Zach Nelson and Tim Epema singled in runs in the sixth inning. Hebrink allowed seven hits and one run in his seven innings of work for the win.
Prep Baseball SECTION 5A Upsala bye Osakis vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade, 4:30 p.m. Ogilvie at Pillager, 4:30 p.m. St. John's Prep at Royalton, 4:30 p.m. SECTION 2A St. Clair at Sleepy Eye St. Mary's, 4:30 p.m. Holy Trinity at New Ulm Cathedral, 4:30 p.m. Mayer Lutheran at McLeod West, 5 p.m. Buffalo Lake-Hector at Lester Prairie, 5 p.m. SECTION 5AA Pairings not available Prep Softball SECTION 8AAA Winner's bracket Sauk Rapids at Willmar, 5 p.m. Annandale at Sartell, 5 p.m. Consolation bracket St. Cloud Apollo at St.
Amateur Baseball Willmar 12, Sacred Heart 0 Raymond 5, Granite Falls 1 Bird Island 5, Brownton 3 Prep Softball Section 3AA-North LQPV 5, Minnewaska 3 Boys Golf Section 5A-20 (1) Litchfield 321 (2) St. Cloud Cathedral 332 (3) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 334 (4) New London-Spicer 339 (5) Albany 342 (6) Paynesville 345 (7) tie Pierz, Milaca 346 (9) Melrose 355 (10) Sauk Centre 358 (11) St.