Two boxers who got their start in Fergus Falls will headline the card for the 'Rumble on the Red' Saturday night at the Fargo Civic Center. The doors open at seven o'clock and the fights begin at eight p.m.
Andy 'Kaos' Kolle, 24, currently a student at NDSU, will be facing Rodrigues Moungo, 34, in the main event. Kolle is 12-1 with 10 ko's and Moungo is 12-13 with 9 ko's. Kolle is a Super Middleweight.
Zach 'Jungle Boy' Walters, 26, a graduate of UMD, will battle Jeffrey Osborne, Jr. (4-3-2, 1 ko), 28, an Iowa native in the other featured bout. Walters (17-2-0, 13 ko's) is the Minnesota State Light Heavyweight Champion and will in the ring for his fifth fight since September.
Both fighters are managed by Chuck 'Sharky' Horton and box out of Horton's Gym in Duluth.
The Fergus Falls High School Alumni Basketball Tournament has been canceled. Five teams needed to be registered in advance of the event which was scheduled to be held on Saturday, but just two full teams and a partial team had signed up. Organizers say the District 544 Alumni Foundation will try again next year.
Registration for the Fergus Falls Adult Softball Leagues is underway. Teams can sign up through April 20th at the Parks and Recreation office on South Peck Street. Team fees are $525 and league play begins the week of May 14th. For more information call 739-3205.
A Minnesota Twins Baseball Clinic will be hosted by the Fergus Falls Parks and Recreation Department at American Legion Field at DeLagoon Park. The clinic will be held on Friday, June 8th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. It's free for all boys and girls between the ages of five and sixteen. The clinic staff consists of former players, coaches and scouts.
Frustrating is the best word I can think of to describe what's happening this spring. Spring sports teams are having events postponed or canceled on a daily basis and not all of them will be able to be rescheduled. Indoor practice gets very old for outdoor sports and for the sake of the players and coaches I sure hope the weather breaks soon so they can start practice for real and get the games rolling. Kent Bothwell of the Spartan baseball team told me that their state tournament is set for May fifth through the seventh. That's not going to leave them much time to get their season played. The Spartans have already lost 19 games to the weather.
Dustin Johnson, a former Barnesville High School student who played American Legion baseball for Post 153, is now pitching for Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. His first appearance came at the Metrodome on March 21st against Central College from Pella, Iowa. Dustin started the game, pitched four innings, allowed four hits and nor runs. He didn't issue any walks and didn't have a strikeout. Waldorf wound up winning the game 5-4. On March 27th he threw 1 2/3 innings, gave up four runs and struck out a batter as he took the loss against Northwestern putting his record at 1-1. Waldorf is 5-12 on the year under their new Head Coach Chad Gassman.