Montevideo was the only top seed to advance to the District 7, Division II Final Four which begins Tuesday in Montevideo. Montevideo, the No. 1 seed in the Southwest sub-section, topped Granite Falls 17-7 on Saturday, then edged Cottonwood 5-4 on Sunday. Glenwood, the No. 2 seed in the Northeast sub-section, upset top-seeded Kerkhoven. Fairfax, No. 2 in the Southwest, knocked off No. 1 MACCRAY. No report was available on the championship game in the Northwest between No. 1 Wheaton and No. 2 Morris.
ATWATER -- Fueled by an 18-hit attack, Willmar stayed alive in the Cornbelt South playoffs by upending Atwater 10-6 Sunday evening. Atwater (10-13) had beaten Willmar 3-1 in the opener last Wednesday, but the Rails (9-9) struck early and often the second time around to eliminate the Chuckers.
NEW LONDON -- Paul Tuchscherer of Brainerd defeated Brent Gloege of Fargo, N.D., 6-2, 6-3 for the Men's Open championship of the Waterdays Tennis Tournament played Friday through Sunday. Tuchscher played 3-singles for Concordia, Moorhead, last spring as a junior. In Women's Open, Rachelle Kunde of Marshall stopped Alicia Otto of St. Cloud 6-2, 6-3 in the final.
BUFFALO -- Willmar entered the ASA/MSF 16-and-under state tournament with a perfect 17-0 record, but lost all three games on Saturday. Bemidji topped Willmar 7-2 in the opener as Willmar committed four errors. St Clair edged Willmar 5-4 in nine innings in the second game and Sauk Rapids beat Willmar 12-5 in the third game. Allie Sweep and Emily Klein had four hits each in the tournament for Willmar. Klein drove in three runs and Sweep two. Sarah Hulscher had three hits and two RBI.
VFW Baseball DISTRICT 5 Ortonville at Willmar I, 6 p.m. Morris at Madison, 6 p.m. New London-Spicer at Montevideo, 6 p.m.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Rails stayed alive to play another day with a 5-0 victory over Sacred Heart Friday evening at Bill Taunton Stadium. The Rails face Atwater next in the elimination bracket of the Cornbelt South amateur playoffs -- 6 p.m. Sunday by the pond in Atwater. Bird Island and Raymond play at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Raymond in the winner's bracket. The winner of that game is guaranteed a place in the region tournament. Left-hander Cody Scott tamed Sacred Heart on three hits while striking out 10. "Cody's curve ball was tough," said Steve Wetterling, the Rails' catcher.
The Eagle Creek Golf Course Men's and Women's Stroke Play Championship will be held today and Sunday. Dan Anderson won the men's title last year and Chelsa Dooley was the women's champion. Dave Fritz won the 50-and-over men's title a year ago and Bruce Krupke was te 60-and-over champion.
The Water Days Tennis Tournament in New London, which began on Friday, continues today and concludes on Sunday.
New London native Aaron Barber just missed making the cut Friday at the Nationwide Tour's Price Cutter Charity Championship at Springfield, Mo. Barber shot 70 in both the first and second rounds to card a two-day total of 4-under 140, but the cut was at 6-under. Barber has made the cut only three times in 12 tournaments this season.
SATURDAY Legion Baseball New London-Spicer at Fargo Invitational, day 2 of 2 DISTRICT 7, DIVISION II Southwest at Sacred Heart 1. Montevideo vs. Granite Falls, noon 2. Cottonwood vs. Sacred Heart, 2:30 p.m. 3. Loser-1 vs. Winner-2, 5 p.m. Northeast at Madison 1. Kerkhoven vs. Glenwood, noon 2. Benson vs. Madison, 2:30 p.m. 3. Loser-1 vs. Winner-2, 5 p.m. Northwest at Wheaton 1. Morris vs. Wheaton, noon 2. West Central vs. Brandon-Evansville, 2:30 p.m. 3. Loser-1 vs. Winner-2, 5 p.m. Southeast at Raymond 1. MACCRAY vs. Fairfax, noon 2. Eden Valley-Watkins vs.