The fifth annual First Covenant Church Softball Tournament will be held Sept. 9 in Willmar. Entry fee for the one-day tournament will be $125 per team. Teams are guaranteed three games. Players must be 15-or-older. To register a church team or for more information, call Dave Ostercamp at 320-235-3010 or 320-235-0906.
The Benson Braves will host their annual full-contact football scrimmage on Saturday. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Montevideo and Paynesville will also participate in th scrimmage that begins at 9 a.m. at Brock Field. The junior varsity/freshmen teams will also scrimmage.
LITCHFIELD -- The Litchfield girls tennis team won one of three matches at its own quadrangular Wednesday. The Dragons lost to Simley 5-2, beat Redwood Valley 6-1 and lost to Hutchinson 5-2. Brenna Johnson (3-singles) and Jill Stiegen (4-singles) went 2-1, as did Ashley Krug and Chelsie McGraw at 1-doubles. Team scores Simley 5, Litchfield 2 Litchfield 6, Redwood Valley 1 Hutchinson 5, Litchfield 2 How Litchfield fared (Name, won-lost) SINGLES - (1) Kasey Willson 1-2 (2) Amy Holmberg 1-2 (3) Brenna Johnson 2-1 (4) Jill Stiegen 2-1 DOUBLES - (1) Ashley Krug-Chelsie McGraw 2-1 (2) Sara
Prep Volleyball NON-CONFERENCE Yellow Medicine East vs. MACCRAY at Clara City, 7 p.m. Prep Tennis NON-CONFERENCE Willmar Triangular (New London-Spicer, Hutchinson), 1 p.m. Minnewaska Invite (Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Montevideo, Parkers Prairie), 9 a.m. Glencoe Quadrangular (Lac qui Parle Valley), 10 a.m. Osakis Invite (MACCRAY), 11 a.m. Girls Soccer NON-CONFERENCE Willmar at Minnewaska, 5 p.m. Boys Soccer NON-CONFERENCE Marshall at Willmar, 6 p.m.
Girls Tennis Simley 5, Litchfield 2 Litchfield 6, Redwood Valley 1 Hutchinson 5, Litchfield 2
NEW LONDON -- Benson won its second quadrangular in as many days as the Braves posted 4-3 wins over New London-Spicer, Yellow Medicine East and Becker at the New London-Spicer Quad Tuesday. In the other matches, NLS blanked Becker 7-0, YME upended NLS 6-1 and Becker edged YME 4-3. Freshmen Lauren Alsaker and Chelsey Goff paired to win all three 3-doubles matches for Benson.
Girls Tennis Benson 4, New London-Spicer 3 New London-Spicer 7, Becker 0 Yellow Medicine East 6, New London-Spicer 1 Becker 4, Yellow Medicine East 3 Benson 4, Yellow Medicine East 3 Benson 4, Becker 3
Prep Tennis Sauk Centre Invite (Yellow Medicine East) Litchfield Invite (Redwood Valley), 9 a.m.
Area coaches who have not yet sent in their varsity football or volleyball previews should do so today. Fax to 320-235-1300 or send by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Barry Bonds hit his 725th career home run on Monday night, moving the San Francisco slugger within 30 of tying home run king Hank Aaron's record of 755. Bonds homered over the right-field wall in the fourth for his 17th homer of the season San Francisco led Arizona 1-0 in the seventh inning when this edition went to press.