Jonathan Green became the youngest person ever Sunday to get a hole-in-one at the Litchfield Golf Club. Green, 9, used his Golden Bear Jr. driver from 126 yards out on No. 7. It's the second ace of the season at Litchfield Golf Club.
From noon to 5 p.m. on Friday at Brad's 71 Bait & Sports will be hosting a lead tackle exchange. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Minnesota DNR are joining forces to offer anglers the chance to exchange their current lead bait for non-toxic tackle, including jigs, split shot, walking sinkers, bullet/work slip sinkers and bell swivel weights. Visit www.reduce.org or call 320-235-4097 for complete details.
MONTEVIDEO -- MACCRAY held on after scoring eight times in the first inning to upend Montevideo 9-7 in American Legion baseball Monday. Jordan Smith drove in the eventual winning run when his two-out double in the first drove in Aaron Pauling, Adam Rambow and Justin Koenen to cap the scoring. MACCRAY (5-2) sent up 12 batters to the plate in the frame. Pauling had three of MACCRAY's nine hits while Rambow and Zach Thissen also drove in runs. John Schmit slugged a two-run homer in the second and doubled in another run in the third for Montevideo (5-2).
BLAINE -- The 28th Annual Minnesota Golf Association's Players Championship will have four area golfers in the field of 64 today at TPC of the Twin Cites. Former Litchfield prep star Joel Schoolmeesters, former MGA Golfer of the Year John Spreiter, Ryan Walsh of Island Pine Golf Club and Eric Peterson of Benson Country Club will participate in the match-play format tournament, which runs through Thursday. Spreiter, from Litchfield Golf Club, earned an exemption by placing 10th in points last season and will be seeded 11th.
Results Saturday at Prairie Woods Envir. Learning Center Male Competitors (Name, age, city, time) 1. Joel Gregory, 16, Richmond 18:09 2. Matt Weitzel, 14, Willmar 18:13 3. Dan Bonnema, 41 19:48 4. Justin Anderson, 17, Belgrade 20:04 5. Casey DeRoo, 16, Ramsey 20:58 6. Spencer Otteson, 18, Belgrade 21:06 7. Pat Thieschafer, 29, New London 22:04 8. Carlos Castrillo, 22 22:09 9. Paul Kinzel, 21, Belgrade 22:36 10. Ibo Dogan, 26 23:10 11. Tyler Otteson, 21, Belgrade 23:12 12. Bruce Shuck, 53, Sunburg 23:53 13. Joshua Pauly, 26, Mayer 24:00 14. Joel Spalding, 45 24:00 15.
Legion Baseball Litchfield at Marshall, 6:30 p.m. Tri-Town at Glenwood, 6:30 p.m. Montevideo at Kerkhoven, 7 p.m. VFW Baseball Willmar I at Willmar II, 6:30 p.m.
Legion Baseball MACCRAY 9, Montevideo 7 GFW 9, BOLD 1 Benson 6, Chokio 4 Sacred Heart 5, Cottonwood 3 Eden Valley 2, NLS 1 Granite Falls 3, Minneota 1
Arrest WILLMAR -- A 47-year-old suspect was arrested in Willmar early Saturday morning on an outstanding warrant from Florida. Pending charges include forgery, giving a false name and fugitive from justice. Thefts SPICER -- A boat motor was reported stolen Saturday from a storage shed on 113th Avenue Northeast in Spicer. A padlock attaching the motor to the boat had been cut. WILLMAR -- An Atwater resident reported the theft Saturday of a four-stroke motorcycle.
A total of 74 finishers ran on the hiking trails Saturday at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center during the second annual Jesse John Mithaugen Victory 5k Run/Walk. Joel Gregory, 16, of Richmond finished in 18:09 to lead 36 in the male field. Ann Day, 59, of Willmar ran to first place in the female division in 25:41. The Prairie Woods Learning Center is on Lake Florida in rural Kandiyohi County.
The Willmar American Legion baseball team will play a doubleheader starting at 6 p.m. today against the Tri-Town Black Sox in Willmar. The second game was added when Willmar's game at Atwater on Saturday against the Black Sox was rained out.