Prep Tennis Sauk Centre Invite (Yellow Medicine East) Litchfield Invite (Redwood Valley), 9 a.m.
Area coaches who have not yet sent in their varsity football or volleyball previews should do so today. Fax to 320-235-1300 or send by e-mail to email@example.com .
Barry Bonds hit his 725th career home run on Monday night, moving the San Francisco slugger within 30 of tying home run king Hank Aaron's record of 755. Bonds homered over the right-field wall in the fourth for his 17th homer of the season San Francisco led Arizona 1-0 in the seventh inning when this edition went to press.
New London native Aaron Barber's 11th-place tie Sunday at the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic vaulted him 27 spots into 129th on the Nationwide Tour's money list, released Monday. Barber, who won $10,070 Sunday, now has $23,266 for the season. The top 20 golfers on the money list at season's end qualify for next season's PGA Tour.
Girls Tennis NON-CONFERENCE New London-Spicer Quadrangular (Yellow Medicine East, Becker, Benson) at New London, 9 a.m.
SAUK CENTRE -- Benson opened its season with three wins at Sauk Centre Quadrangular Monday afternoon. Benson opened with a 5-2 win over Wadena-Deer Creek before upending Parkers Prairie 5-2 and Sauk Centre 6-1. Mackenzie Weber, Kaytyln Haugen and Abby Fragodt were all 3-0 for the Braves. Weber won two matches at 2-singles and paired with Fragodt to win a match at 1-doubles.
RED WING -- St. Patrick rallied for a run in the bottom of the eighth to beat Raymond 1-0 in the first round of the state Class C amateur baseball tournament Saturday. The Rockets, who were eliminated with the loss, finish the season with a 31-13 record. This opening-round game in the single-elimination part of the tournament became a pitcher's duel from the outset, matching Raymond's Mark Krogstad, a draftee from Willmar, and St. Patrick's Bill Dunker. Krogstad, a left-hander, baffled St.
New London native Aaron Barber completed his best four rounds of golf this season with a 68 Sunday to tie for 11th at the Nationwide Tour's Northeast Pennsylvania Classic at Scranton Sunday. Barber, who hadn't made a cut since June 4, also took home his biggest paycheck of the year, $10,070. He nearly doubled his earnings this season to $23,266.
New London-Spicer Community Education and Recreation will begin its Adult Fall Thursday Night Men's Softball League this Thursday. The entry fee is $150 per team. Call Dave Coahran (320) 905-1761 or NLS Community Education and Recreation at 320-354-1406.
Brendan Hansen lowered his own world record in the 200-meter breaststroke for the second time in two weeks, beating Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima of Japan at the Pan Pacific Championships Sunday night. Hansen led all the way and touched in 2 minutes, 08.50 seconds -- slicing 0.24 seconds off the mark he set Aug. 5 at the U.S. national championships in Irvine, Calif. Hansen checked his time on the scoreboard, shouted "Yeaaah!" and punched the water with fist, sending a spray into the air. Kitajima took the silver in 2:10.87.