WILLMAR - After getting through May without a rainout, a fast-moving front curtailed Thursday night's program at the KRA Speedway. Heats were completed, but two short bursts of rain made the track too greasy to get in the features. Half will be held next week and the three others on June 15. HOBBY STOCK -- Heat 1: (1) Chris Lindquist, New London (2) Shaun Feldman, Sunburg (3) Tim Kallevig, Pennock... Feature: (1) Rained out/make-up June 8 MIDWEST MODIFIEDS -- Heat 1: (1) Brandon Nelson, New London (2) Jim White, Zimmerman (3) Matt Deering, Spicer ...
RAYMOND - Joe Schlagel hit a two-run homer in the third, Kyle Knott added a solo shot in the fifth and Mike Kragenbring hit a two-run homer in the sixth as Raymond routed Bird Island 12-2 in a Cornbelt League game Friday night. Jason Meyer supplied a single and a double and scored three times for the Rockets. Andy Dollerschell and Mitch Maxwell each had two hits for the Islanders. Nate Hebrink allowed three hits over six innings for the win. He walked four and struck out eight. Zach Nelson pitched the final inning and gave up one hit and on unearned run.
Section 2AA Results Wednesday, Friday Boys results Team scoring (1) Chaska 115 (2) Buffalo 109 (T3) Willmar, Mankato East 105 (5) Mankato West 68.5 (6) Hutchinson 57 (7) New Prague 42.5 (8) St. Michael-Albertville 30 (9) Waconia 27 (10) Waseca 19 (11) Worthington 9 (12) Mound-Westonka 6 (13) Marshall 5 (14) New Ulm/New Ulm Cathedral 3 Individual winners ... plus Willmar top 8 finishers Hurdles 110 highs: (1) Paul Kimpling, Wil, 15.34 ... 300 intermediates: (1) Mosic Greenprice, Buf, 39.68 (2) Paul Kimpling, Wil, 40.43 Sprints 100: (1) Jon Boyd, ME, 1.99 ...
Saturday Prep Baseball SECTION 2AAA Loser's bracket at Mankato East 1. Worthington vs. Mankato West, noon 2. Willmar vs. Mankato East, 2:30 p.m. 3. Winner-1 vs. Winner-2, 5 p.m. Winner's bracket St. Michael-Albertville at Hutchinson, 5 p.m. SECTION 3AA At Granite Falls Winner's bracket Lac qui Parle Valley vs. Pipestone, 11 a.m. Loser's bracket 1. Montevideo vs. Windom, 1 p.m. 2. BOLD vs. Jackson County Central, 3:30 p.m. 3. Winner-1 vs. Winner-2, 5:30 p.m. SECTION 3A At Marshall Winner's bracket Southwest United vs.
ALEXANDRIA -- Since losing 3-1 to Willmar on May 11, Alexandria had won eight of its last nine games entering the finals of the Section 8AAA tournament. The momentum didn't stop Thursday as Alexandria won its seventh straight game by posting a 4-1 victory in Game 1 of the best-of-three series. Willmar, which had its six-game winning streak halted, will now have to win two games today -- starting at 3 p.m. in Willmar -- in order to make its fourth straight trip to the Class AAA State Tournament. "I can see us winning twice," said Willmar coach Guy Nelsen.
COLLEGEVILLE -- Litchfield's Natalie Devine won four events and led the girls track and field team to second place at the Section 5A track meet Wednesday. Devine, who qualifies for the State Track and Field meet in all four events June 9-10, won the 100-meter hurdles in 15.45 seconds, the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 4 inches, the long jump with a leap of 16-10½ and the triple jump with a 36-7½. The Dragons finished with 72 points, behind St.
Because the Willmar high school baseball team won Thursday in the Section 2AAA playoffs, the American Legion baseball tryouts won't be held on Sunday as planned and will instead be on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Orange Field at the Swansson Athletic Complex. For further information, call Dave Oehrlein at 320-214-1579.
Mohamed Bedel, a junior from Willmar, finished second in the 3,200-meter run at Section 2AA track meet Wednesday, which qualifies him for the State Track Meet June 9-10 at Hamline University. Bedel finished with a time of 9:43.51 and finished second to Dan Greeno of St. Michael-Albertville. The top two from each race and anyone finishing under the state qualifying time qualifies for the state meet.
New London native Aaron Barber made three birdies and a bogey to finish the first day of the Nationwide Tour's Rex Hospital Open at two-under par Thursday at Raleigh, N.C. Barber is tied for 37th after the first 18 holes. Paul Claxton leads the field at six-under.
HOWARD LAKE -- John Hemingson hit his fourth home run in as many days to lift Paynesville to a 4-3 win over Litchfield in the Section 5AA-20 championship game, which is also the start of the Section 5AA final four tournament, Thursday. The Bulldogs (17-4) will face the winner of Delano vs. Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at 7 p.m. Monday at Faber Field in St. Cloud. The Dragons will play the loser at Putz Field in St.