Alexandria’s Braeden Sladek won his first American Junior Golf Association event this past weekend with a three-round total of 212 at the WinCraft-McArthur Towel and Sports Future Legends tournament.

Sladek carded 11 birdies and shot four under par in four days to win by two strokes. His best round came in the first two days with back-to-back 70’s. The tournament took place at The Legend at Merrill Hills in` Waukesha, WI. This event featured kids from across the country competing.

Sladek is set to graduate from Alexandria area High School in 2023. This is his first AJGA win and his second top-ten finish. Sladek finished fifth at the 2020 GreatLIFE Junior Challenge by Sanford Health.

Bison trip to Oregon canceled

North Dakota State's football game against Oregon on Sept. 5 won't happen, after the Pac-12 Conference announced Friday, July 10, its going to schedule conference-only games, including football.

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“The health and safety of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports continues to be our number one priority,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “Our decisions have and will be guided by science and data, and based upon the trends and indicators over the past days, it has become clear that we need to provide ourselves with maximum flexibility to schedule, and to delay any movement to the next phase of return-to-play activities.”

The league also announced it's delaying the start of mandatory athletic activities, until a series of health and safety indicators, which have recently trended in a negative direction, provided sufficient positive data to enable a move to a second phase of return-to-play activities.

The CEO Group added it hopes to play football and all other fall sports provided that it can meet the health and safety needs of its student-athletes and obtain appropriate permissions from state and local health authorities. The decision is effective immediately across all Pac-12 member universities and was made following a meeting of the Pac-12 CEO Group on Friday.

The Pac-12 joined the Big Ten in being the first two power-five conferences to schedule in-conference games only for the 2020 season. Other NCAA conferences have started to cancel fall sports completely over the last two weeks.

Johnson sinks hole-in-one

Lake Miltona Golf Club saw Trent Johnson sink a hole-in-one on June 29.

During a round with his wife, MaryJo, Johnson buried his golf ball in the cup with one swing on the par-3 14th hole.

Swedberg takes 55th

Alexandria’s Brady Swedberg took 55th place in the PGA Minnesota State Open Championship last weekend. Swedberg’s round-one total of 72 was his lowest of the tournament and allowed him to make the cut.

Alexandria had three other golfers compete. Noah Boraas, Grant Hanson and Jerry Rose all took part but missed the cut.