Phil Markert, Lake Shore, set two Minnesota Masters State Records in the 70-74 age group at the Star of the North State Games in St. Cloud June 18. Markert completed clean and jerk lifts of 56 and 60 to set the records.
Brainerd Legion faces Sartell
The Brainerd American Legion baseball team faces Sartell in the first round of the District 6, Division I tournament 1 p.m. Wednesday at Champion Field in Sartell.
Brainerd defeated Nisswa then Bemidji for the No. 1 seed out of the Brainerd subdistrict.
In other opening-round games the St. Cloud 76ers face Melrose 10 a.m. at Champion Field
Little Falls faces Sauk Rapids 10 a.m. at Faber Field in St. Cloud and Cold Spring faces Waite Park 1 p.m. at Farber Field.
The second round is also Wednesday with games at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The championship game of the double-elimination tournament is 7 p.m. Friday at Champion Field.
Thunder canceled by rain
The Brainerd Blue Thunder baseball game against the Duluth Huskies scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Monday was canceled due to rain.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader with the first game starting at 5 p.m. and the second starting 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.
Both games will be seven innings long. For questions or more information call Chris Baldwin, assistant general manager, at 838-6369.
Nevin elects to stay in San Diego
BALTIMORE (AP) -- San Diego Padres first baseman Phil Nevin on Monday rejected a trade that would have sent him to the Baltimore Orioles for pitcher Sidney Ponson.
The proposed deal was contingent upon Nevin's approval. He has the right to block a trade to eight teams, including the Orioles.
Nevin, 34, is batting .263 with nine home runs, 11 doubles and 47 RBIs in 71 games. Nevin did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
Macalester women's hoops coach resigns
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Jeannine Ruh has resigned as coach of Macalester's struggling women's basketball program, the college announced Monday.
Ruh's resignation is effective this coming Sunday. She will leave coaching and return to her hometown of Columbus, Ohio, the college said in a statement.
Macalester canceled its varsity women's basketball season last December due to a low number of players on the roster. The team had to struggle to get up to seven players and some of them were playing in serious pain when school officials pulled the plug.
The Scots were 0-6 and five of their losses were by an average of 40 points when Ruh's first season ended prematurely. Ruh inherited a program that had fallen on hard times. Its last winning season was 1995-1996.
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