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.
RAYMOND -- Kyle Knott belted a grand slam and drew three walks and Jason Meyer hit a home run as top seed Raymond cruised to a 12-2 win over Granite Falls in the Cornbelt South playoffs Friday night. Raymond (25-10) will now host Bird Island at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
WILLMAR -- Dean Larson claimed his first trophy of the season at the KRA Speedway Thursday and Cory Tammen posted a sweep. Tim Juven, a veteran Street Stocker from Delano, provided a heart-stopping moment when the rear end of his No. 10 racer snapped coming into Turn 1 in his heat, sending the car into a multiple roll over that didn't end until the car crashed into the cement barriers at the top of the turn landing right side up. The rear axle and wheels lay orphaned 20 yards back up the track. Juven was unhurt.