Boys Basketball: HLWW at Kimball; 7:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball: LP/HT vs. Maple Lake at Maple Lake Tournament; 7:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball: LHS vs. Foley at Maple Lake Tournament; 6 p.m.
Boys Basketball: W-M at Tri-City United; 7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Annandale at HLWW; 7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Delano at W-M; 7:30 p.m.
Boys Hockey: Holy Family at MW/WM; 7 p.m.
Wrestling: W-M at LeSueur-Henderson; 7 p.m.
Wrestling: GSL/LP at New London-Spicer (Double Dual); 6 p.m.
Gymnastics: HLWW at Becker; 6 p.m.
The Tim Orth Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to help young people who are ill and need assistance in paying for their medical treatment.
Persons in the area who know of such a child can obtain an application by calling Ralph Johnson at (320) 587-6733, or Don Tangen at (320) 864-6010.
Applications will be accepted until Monday, Dec. 23.
The foundation has a board made up of non-paid volunteers who examine the applications from area families. The foundation also has many volunteers who invest countless hours organizing, preparing, soliciting, and conducting fundraisers for these youth and their families.
The foundation will stage its 16th annual benefit to raise funds for children with medical needs Saturday, March 29, 2014.
The successful events of the past 15 years have helped many youth in the four-county area, and have had a positive impact on hundreds of lives.
The Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity Bulldogs baseball team still has poinsettias for sale, and will be selling them until Christmas.
The cost is $14 each, and they can be delivered for an extra charge of $2. Otherwise, if you buy one, you can pick it up at Holasek’s Flower Power Garden Center in Lester Prairie.
If interested in purchasing a poinsettia and helping out the LP/HT baseball team, get in touch with any baseball player, or you can contact head coach Joe Kley at either email@example.com, or at (320) 395-2521.
From the DNR
Sugar Lake in Wright County will be open to darkhouse spearing this winter for the first time in more than 40 years. Sugar is one of 12 lakes on which spearing bans were lifted this year.
“During the sixties and seventies, it was common to ban spearing on lakes managed for muskies,” said Joe Stewig, Department of Natural Resources Montrose area fisheries supervisor. “Sugar Lake was designated for muskie management in 1967, and up until now, darkhouse spearing has been prohibited.”
Spearing of muskellunge is still illegal in Minnesota waters.
Those participating in spearing activities are responsible for properly identifying fish before spearing them.
Anglers planning to spear on Sugar Lake should note that there also is a 24- to 36- inch protected slot for northern pike.
The harvest of any fish within the slot is prohibited, regardless of the method used to take fish.
All other regulations related to spearing, angling and shelters still apply on this water.
Northern pike historically have been abundant and small in Sugar Lake.
Recent DNR gill net data show 13 northern pike per gill net, with an average size of 20 inches and two pounds.
When compared to the northern pike abundance in similar waters, Sugar Lake is considered high.
From the DNR
Minnesota hunters harvested 164,550 deer during the 2013 firearms season, according to preliminary numbers announced by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Excluding the late season in southeastern Minnesota, hunters harvested 144,000 deer, a 6 percent drop from the 153,000 harvested in 2012.
Preliminary numbers for the late season in southeastern Minnesota show hunters harvested 4,400 deer, down from the 5,000 harvested in 2012.
The statewide muzzleloader season remains open through Sunday, Dec. 15. The archery season closes on Tuesday, Dec. 31.
Deer harvest numbers are calculated using data provided by hunters when they register a deer.
A final report, which includes more detailed harvest information, will be released at the end of January.
Boys Basketball: Norwood Young America at LHS; 7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Holdingford at HLWW; 7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball: LHS at Jordan; 7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Norwood Young America at W-M; 7:30 p.m.
Boys Hockey: Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato; MW/WM; 7 p.m.
Girls Hockey: MW/WM at Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato; 7 p.m.
Wrestling: HLWW at Norwood Young America; 5 p.m.
Gymnastics: W-M at Glencoe-Silver Lake; 6 p.m.