For the past week or so, since it has been so incredibly hot, I have noticed people seem to be more stressed than usual. I know I have. Not being able to enjoy fishing for several days is enough to stress out anyone. People who are not normally grouchy are just a bit more testy than usual. People who are normally unpleasant and grouchy are meaner than a biting sow. This made me wonder about the wildlife.
ALBERT LEA -- The Little Crow Ski Team took first place at the 2006 Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament July 29-30 at Albert Lea. The title is Little Crow's 13th in 14 years. Waterloo, Iowa, placed second and Sioux Falls, S.D., was third. The ski team also took home the trophy for the Highest Scoring Act. Individually, Anne Bruckner took first in the swivel competition and the Jump Team of Logan Asche, Nick Dahlen, Cole Lundberg, Ryan Marcus, Jared Swenson, Trent Fader, Ryan Fader, Luke Hartog and Justin Zylstra won a region title.
WILLMAR -- There were no repeat winners Thursday at KRA Speedway. After winning both the Midwest Modified and Wissota Modified features last week, Shane Sabraski of Rice placed third in the Wissota race behind Ryan Canon of Clearwater and Terry Hanson of Elk River and fourth in the Midwest final behind Zach Schultz of Grove City, Brock Gronwold of Fergus Falls and Danny Bayer of Elrosa. Besides Canon and Schultz, Josh Fredeen of Spicer in Hobby Stock, Matt Halls of Big Lake in Mod Fours, Cory Rosen of Milaca in Street Stock and Dave Mass of Isanti in Super Stock also captured checkered flags
Saturday Legion Baseball DIVISION II STATE TOURNAMENT At Willmar Quarterfinals At Baker Field 1. Windom vs. District 8 winner, 10 a.m. 3. La Crescent vs. Dilworth, 12:30 p.m. At Swansson Field 2. Montevideo vs. Royalton, 10:15 a.m. 4. Jordan vs. Fairfax, 12:45 p.m. Semifinals 5. Winner-1 vs. Winner-2, 6:30 p.m. at Baker 6. Winner-3 vs. Winner-4, 6:30 p.m. at Swansson Consolation Semifinals 7. Loser-1 vs. Loser-2, 4 p.m. at Baker 8. Loser-3 vs. Loser-4, 4 p.m. at Swansson Amateur Baseball REGION 9C PLAYOFFS At Raymond 1. Raymond vs.
The Willmar VFW baseball team defeated Sauk Rapids 11-7 in the consolation bracket Friday before being ousted from the state tournament in Minneapolis with a 2-1 loss to Shoreview. Willmar lost to Rochester Century 4-1 in the first round Thursday, then beat Minneapolis Southwest 11-3 in the consolation bracket. Willmar finished the season 23-2. The Tribune did not receive a report on the games by press time.
The Rice Tennis Classic, which began on Friday in Willmar, will continue today with men's and women's singles and mixed doubles and conclude on Sunday with all other doubles.
Events/competitions Youth Ringnecks Camp -- Saturday, Aug. 12, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Pheasants Forever will host its annual Youth Ringnecks Camp at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center by Lake Florida. Youth ages 7-16 are eligible to attend. Activities include a ropes course, pellet gun and sporting clays shooting, and environmental games and activities. Lunch and snacks will be provided. There will be a bus picking up campers at Willmar Junior High School. It will leave at 8:15 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend the camp.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Rochester Century Stars knocked Willmar into the loser's bracket 4-1 in nine innings Thursday at the State VFW Baseball Tournament. Catcher Erik Ordahl's three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning ended a 1-1 deadlock and Post 1639's unbeaten season after 22 straight victories. Willmar had to rebound against Minneapolis Southwest 11-3 late in the evening at Parade Stadium, where the game was moved due to no lights at Patrick Henry High School. Roch.
VFW Baseball STATE TOURNAMENT Willmar vs. Sauk Rapids at Cassidy Field, noon
Legion Baseball State Division I Tournament Coon Rapids 10, Willmar 8 Bemidji 12, Willmar 6 VFW Baseball State Tournament Rochester Century 4, Willmar 1 Willmar 11, Southwest Minneapolis 3