The Granite City Lumberjacks have been playing hockey in town since 2007, but some of you still may not know much about them. Coach Brad Willner says they're basically the hockey version of the St. Cloud Rox.
The Twins won their 3rd straight game against Cleveland 7-2 Monday night to win the series 3 games to 1. Sam Deduno threw 7 innings with 3 hits, 3 walks and 2 earned runs allowed to get the win and improve to 6-3. Pedro Florimon went 2-4 with with a double and a triple, 2 runs scored and 1 RBI, Joe Mauer was 2-4 with 1 RBI and Ryan Doumit hit a solo homerun for the Twins.
The rough and tumble sport of roller derby is making a comeback. A group of local ladies are members of the St. Cloud Area Roller Dolls, one of about 12 teams in Minnesota. Team member "Doctor Boom" says they have about 30 women signed-up, from all walks of life.
The Vikings nearly gave away a game that appeared to be theirs with just seconds left when Blaine Gabbert threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Cecil Shorts with :20 left. Viking quarterback Christian Ponder completed a pair of passes setting up kicker Blair Walsh for a 55-yard field goal. Walsh made the kick and made a 38-yard field goal in overtime that turned out to be the game-winner. Jacksonville got the ball once in overtime with the new overtime rule but were unable to score.
The Twins got a walk-off solo homerun from Justin Morneau in the 9th inning to lift the Twins to a 8-7 win over Cleveland at Target Field Sunday. Morneau was 2-4 with 2 homeruns and 3 RBIs, Joe Mauer was 3-5 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI and Ben Revere was 2-5 with 1 RBI. Brian Duensing allowed just 1 hit in 1 1/3 innings to get the win. Esmerling Vazquez allowed 4 earned runs in 3 innings and didn't figure in the final decision for Minnesota.
The Minnesota Lynx won 81-62 over San Antonio Sunday to have won 11 straight. The Lynx are 9-0 since the Olympics. Maya Moore led the Lynx with 18 points and 12 rebounds and Rebekkah Brunson added 14 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota. The Lynx shot 55 percent while San Antonio shot 36 percent.