This fall's fifth and sixth graders may still sign up for youth tackle football by contacting the Willmar Community and Recreation Department. Phone 231-8490.
The Raymond Rockets, who lost to Clinton in the Region 9C tournament Sunday, will face St. Patrick in the opening round of the state Class C amateur baseball tournament at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Red Wing. The tournament begins Thursday in both Red Wing and Miesville. The first two rounds are single elimination, followed by double elimination the rest of the way. The Rockets made it past the single-elimination bracket last season.
WILLMAR -- Collin Erickson, 15, shot a 38-37--75 to win the Valley Golf Junior Club Championship by three strokes on Friday. Isaiah Streed, Alex Baker and Justin Block, competing in the 16-17 age group, all shot an 80. A total of 34 boys com-peted, but the tournament had no girls sign up to participate. Results Friday AGE 10: (1) Brady Damhof 51 (2) Josh Tinklenberg 57 (3) Michael Floren 64 AGE 11: (1) Jalen Wahl* 43 (2) Hunter Schneider 43 (3) Ryan Sawyer 51 AGE 12: (1) Tony Kallevig 48-45--93 (2) Jameson Sietsma 53-57--110 (3) Logan Henrickson 61-61--122 AGE 13: (1) Jacob D
Green Lake Triathlon The following are relay results of Sunday's Green Lake Triathlon at Spicer. Men's and women's results appeared in Monday's paper.
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Jordan, which won the state Division II American Legion baseball title two weekends ago in Willmar, have added the Midwest National title to its resume. Jordan defeated Denmark, Wis., 2-0 in the championship Sunday in Viroqua, Wis. Jordan (26-3) went 5-0 in the tournament, including the last four wins by shutouts. Jordan opened with a 13-5 win in five innings over Black Fiver Falls, Wis. Those were the only runs Jordan allowed, outscoring five opponents 27-5.
BENSON -- It was a long weekend for Raymond and the Rockets ran out of gas at the end of the Region 9C amateur baseball tournament. Raymond (31-12) will still advance to the state tournament on Saturday, despite a 4-1 loss to Clinton in the championship on Sunday as the top two teams qualify. Raymond topped Dumont 5-0 on Saturday behind Tom DeBoer's six-hitter. But the Rockets were only able to get only two innings in against Willmar in the next game before the rains came and postponed the game until Sunday. Raymond went on to beat Willmar 2-1 on Sunday.
Having heard in the past that catfish were not good to eat if caught in late summer, I was a bit skeptical when Damon and Craig wanted to go after them the other night. It has been so hot; fishing during the daytime was out of the question for all but the most dedicated or crazy fishermen. When the temperature was still near 100 degrees at 6 p.m. Friday, I voted for having hotdogs or anything but freshly caught fish, especially if I had to catch them. The guys ran a line from a tree, suspended a half-dozen hooks baited with chicken liver, and tied on a 20-pound weight to the other end.
Events/competitions Lifeguard Training -- Willmar Community Education & Recreation will hold Lifeguard Training Sept. 1-4 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. each day. This class is for lifeguards wanting to further their basic training. Learn how to teach others the basics of swimming and water safety. Must be at least 16 years old to attend. For more information, call 321-8492. Little Crow Archers -- The Little Crow Archery Club will have a Hunting Season Warm-Up Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20 at the outdoor range near Sunburg. The warm-up runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. both days.