New London-Spicer Community Education and Recreation will begin its Adult Fall Thursday Night Men's Softball League this Thursday. The entry fee is $150 per team. Call Dave Coahran (320) 905-1761 or NLS Community Education and Recreation at 320-354-1406.
Brendan Hansen lowered his own world record in the 200-meter breaststroke for the second time in two weeks, beating Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima of Japan at the Pan Pacific Championships Sunday night. Hansen led all the way and touched in 2 minutes, 08.50 seconds -- slicing 0.24 seconds off the mark he set Aug. 5 at the U.S. national championships in Irvine, Calif. Hansen checked his time on the scoreboard, shouted "Yeaaah!" and punched the water with fist, sending a spray into the air. Kitajima took the silver in 2:10.87.
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Madeline Gail and Melanie Gail both went 3-0 at 1- and 2-singles, respectively, and teamed to go 3-0 at No. 1 doubles Saturday to help Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd open its season by winning three matches at the Brookings, S.D, quadrangular. Katie Brown also went 3-0 for the Eagles at No. 5 singles while Meghan Henrich and Jessica Pillatzke paired to win three matches at No. 3 doubles. Pillatzke also went 2-0 and Henrich 1-0 at No.
Prep Tennis Hutchinson Quadrangular (MACCRAY), 9 a.m. Pine City Invite (New London-Spicer), 9 a.m. Sauk Centre Invite (Benson), 9:30 a.m.
Amateur Baseball State Class C Tournament St. Patrick 1, Raymond 0 Girls Tennis Brookings, S.D. Quadrangular Team scores LQPV/Dawson-Boyd 8, Sturgis, S.D. 1 LQPV/Dawson-Boyd 8, Brandon Valley, S.D. 1 LQPV/Dawson-Boyd 7, Brookings, S.D. 2 MACCRAY Triangular Sauk Centre 7, MACCRAY 0 Redwood Valley 5, Sauk Centre 2 Redwood Valley 6, MACCRAY 1
JANESVILLE, Wis. -- The Little Crow Ski team finished sixth at the National Show Ski Championships Aug. 11-13. The Mad City Ski Team from Madison, Wis., won its second national title in three years with 2,154 points. Host Rock Aqua Jays, the defending national champion, was second with 2,093 points. The team from Wonder Lake, Ill., was third with 1,979 points. The Little Crow Ski team recorded 1,817 points, just tenths of a point behind the Aquanuts of Twin Lakes, Wis., in fifth. There were 14 teams in the competition. Little Crow put on two acts not performed by any other team.
Events/competitions Ducks Unlimited Banquet -- The West Central Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its 31st Annual Banquet Friday, Aug. 25 at the Holiday Inn in Willmar. There will also be the Second Annual Green Wing Banquet for children held adjacent to the DU Banquet. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $35 for adults, $25 for additional guests and $25 for the Green Wing Banquet. More than 40 guns will be given away.
New London native Aaron Barber finished off his front nine at the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic in Scranton Friday with a hole-in-one on the No. 9 hole. He ended his round with a four-under-par 67 making the cut on the Nationwide Tour for the first time in 10 weeks. Barber made two birdies earlier and then sank the second ace in as many rounds on the par-3, 207-yard hole with a five-iron. Brad Adamonis leads the field at 11-under-par.
The Raymond Rockets take a 31-12 record into today's Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament in Red Wing. The Rockets will play St. Patrick at 1:30 p.m. and if they win, would play either Wilmont or Milroy at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Teams losing in the first two rounds of the 32-team field are eliminated. The remaining eight will advance into double-elimination beginning next weekend.
Willmar native Marilyn Lovander struggled to a two-over-par 74 in the first round of t he LPGA Tour's Safeway Classic at Portland, Ore., Friday. Jee Young Lee leads the field at eight-under.