The Insider: Pigskin Preview in Thursday’s Tribune
The West Central Tribune's annual Pigskin Preview will be published in Thursday's Tribune. The preview includes photos and previews of the 19 high school teams in the Tribune's coverage area. Pigskin Preview will be published in two sections this...
The West Central Tribune’s annual Pigskin Preview will be published in Thursday’s Tribune.
The preview includes photos and previews of the 19 high school teams in the Tribune’s coverage area.
Pigskin Preview will be published in two sections this year, with Willmar and New London-Spicer leading off the sections.
Bonnema wins LCCC club championship
Mark Bonnema edged Troy Engebretson in a playoff to claim the Championship Flight during the 2015 Little Crow Country Club’s Club Tournament last weekend.
Bonnema and Engebretson both shot 111 in regulation.
Peg Moline shot 90 low gross to win the Women’s Championship and Dawn Paulson and Fay Kuznia both shot 68 to tie for low net.
Joel Schmit shot 75 to down Mike Sagedahl by one stroke in the Senior Championship.
Flight winners were: Josh Nuytten, 76, Flight One; Mike Edwards, 87, Flight Two; Eric Stockland, 91, Flight Three; Dwayne Riley, 76, Senior Flight One; Dave Moline, 79, Senior Flight Two; John Hauge, 84, Senior Flight Three; Ed Buntje, 82, Senior Flight Four.
Noah Dietz was the Junior 9-plus champion, Palmer Dalton won the Junior 6-plus and Ava Hanson was the Junior Girls champion.
Walsh wins at Island Pine
Ryan Walsh clipped Josh Hagstrom on the first playoff hole to win the Island Pine Golf Course Club Championship last weekend. Walsh and Hagstrom, both of Atwater, each shot 146 in regulation.
Jordan Spaulding of Paynesville shot 89 to win the Women’s Championship.
Flight winners were: Zach Cunningham, Atwater, 164, Flight One; Andrew Gratz, Atwater, 175, Flight Two; Jerry Hanson, Atwater, 198, Flight Three; Charlie Otto, Atwater, 167, Senior Flight One; Bruce Baker, Atwater, 175, Senior Flight Two; Pat Walsh, Atwater, 185, Senior Flight Three.
Schammel nets ace at Eagle Creek
Jim Schammel, of Willmar, recorded a hole-in-one at Eagle Creek Golf Course on Monday.
Schrammel aced Eagle Creek’s 155-yard No. 2 hole using an 8-iron.
Eagle Creek to host Parent-Child Scramble
Eagle Creek Golf Course’s annual Parent-Child Scramble is Sunday.
The scramble is a 2 p.m. shotgun start.
Parents and children can play, but the event is also open to grandparents, grandchildren and other relatives. Prizes also will be awarded.
The cost is $25 per twosome for members and $60 per twosome for non-members.
Timberwolves announce preseason schedule
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced the team’s preseason schedule Tuesday. The Wolves will play seven exhibition contests, including two games at Target Center, and three off-site games: Oct. 10 vs. Chicago in Winnipeg and Oct. 14 vs. Toronto in Ottawa as part of the NBA Canada Series; and Oct. 20 vs. Milwaukee at Kohl Center in Madison. The Wolves will serve as the home team in Winnipeg and Ottawa and be the visitor in Madison.
The first game at Target Center will be Oct. 7 as they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7 p.m. The Wolves’ second preseason contest at Target Center will be a matchup against the Bucks on Oct. 23.
In the other two preseason games, Minnesota will travel to Toronto to play the Raptors on Oct. 12, and go to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies on Oct. 18.
World Series could extend into November
Major League Baseball on Monday announced the 2015 postseason schedule that begins on Oct. 6 and could feature World Series games going into November.
A World Series Game 7, if necessary, is scheduled for Nov. 4.
The 111th World Series will open on Oct. 27 in an American League ballpark, thanks to the AL’s 6-3 victory in last month’s All-Star Game.
Following the scheduled regular-season finales on Sunday, Oct. 4, potentially necessary regular-season tiebreaker games would be the next day.
- Sports Xchange/Staff Reports