Cory Hegna, who would have been a senior at Yellow Medicine East this fall, died Wednesday as a result of an ATV accident near Echo. Hegna, the son of Scott of Stacy Hegna of Granite Falls, was a pitcher/outfielder on the baseball team. He posted a 5-3 record, including a no-hitter against Dawson-Boyd on May 5. He also was a center/linebacker on the football team. Hegna's sister, Kristen, was a nominee for the Tribune's Hengstler-Ranweiler Award in early June.
The Bird Island Islanders amateur baseball team will be having a Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday in their Cornbelt League game against Sacred Heart. They will be giving away free hot dogs, ice cream cones and pop as long as supplies last. The game starts at 1:30 p.m.
Dougie and Dickie Dickle are coming out of retirement for one more comedic ski show in conjunction with the Little Crow Water Ski Team at 7:30 p.m. today at Neer Park in New London. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.
ATWATER -- Kerkhoven recorded 15 hits and scored at least two runs in every inning but one en route to a 14-4, six-inning in over Tri-Town in Legion baseball action Thursday. Kerkhoven (12-0) scored seven runs in the first three innings, then added five more in the fourth. The only inning the team failed to score was the fifth. Ten players had at least one hit for Kerkhoven, led by Jared Johnson with three hits, including a double. Jason Fernholz and Nate Schlagel had two hits each. Tri-Town (9-6) had 10 hits, led by Justin Schroeder, who had two hits and two RBI.
RAYMOND -- Zach Thissen might have carried the equipment for MACCRAY if he thought it would help the team win. He did everything else Thursday against Minneota. Thissen hit two home runs in consecutive innings, driving in a total of five runs.
BIRD ISLAND -- Tadd Tepfer tossed a no-hitter and got just enough support from his teammates as Sacred Heart clipped BOLD 2-0 in Legion Baseball action Thursday evening. Tepfer struck out 11 while issuing just two walks as the Sacred Heart (2-7) offense managed to produce only two hits off Stephen Engelmann and Ben Aaseth. BOLD (0-11) committed three errors in the first inning, leading to an unearned run for Sacred Heart. Dakota Freiborg scored after getting hit in the back during a rundown between third base and home. Sacred Heart's only two hits manufactured the game's only other run.
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Amateur Baseball CORNBELT LEAGUE Regal at Willmar, 7:30 p.m. Bird Island at Atwater, 6 p.m. New London-Spicer at Raymond, 7:30 p.m. Sacred Heart at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m. Starbuck at Granite Falls, 7:30 p.m. LAND O' DUCKS Madison at Benson, 7:30 p.m. Appleton at Morris, 7:30 p.m. NON-LEAGUE Sauk Rapids at Litchfield, 7 p.m. Legion Baseball Duluth Invite (Willmar), day 1 of 3 Atwater at Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. Minneapolis Southwest at Montevideo (2), 6:30 p.m. VFW Baseball Alexandria Invite (Willmar I), day 1 of 3 Paynesville at Will
Legion Baseball Kerkhoven 14, Tri-Town 4 Benson 13, West Central 4 Montevideo 9, Madison 6 NL-Spicer 5, Fairfax 2 MACCRAY 9, Minneota 0 Sacred Heart 2, BOLD 0
Tim Anderson of Dawson and Rob Bennett of Montevideo tied for 10th place in the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships Monday in Corpus Christi, Texas. Anderson and Bennett rolled a 1,198. More than 63,000 bowlers on 12,606 teams competed.