Race Thompson, a 6-8 forward for Armstrong who is the son of former Gophers football player Darrell Thompson, announced Sunday on Twitter that he will play basketball for Indiana.
Another 6-8 forward, Orono’s Jarvis Thomas, tweeted Sunday that he will announce his college decision at 6 p.m. Tuesday at his high school. The Gophers are believed to be the favorite to land him.
MGA Amateur tees off Monday
Alex Uloth of Crystal Lake Golf Club will begin defense of his title Monday at the MGA Amateur Championship at Interlachen Country Club.
The 87-player field — which will be cut to top 60 and ties after Tuesday’s second round — also includes former champions Trent Peterson, Jesse Bull and Michael Christensen, along with MGA Players champion Jacques Wilson and Minnesota Golf Champions winner Sammy Schmitz.
The 18-hole championship round will be Wednesday.
• J.T. Johnson defeated Mark Frie with a birdie putt on the first playoff hole and won his second Minnesota Public Golf Association Senior Public Links Championship at Monticello Country Club.
Slumping Saints suffer first shutout
A night after scoring 15 runs in an 11-inning loss — in which they drew 10 walks, hit four homers and forced extra innings with a three-run ninth — the St. Paul Saints were held to six singles in a 4-0 loss to Fargo-Moorhead at CHS Field, their first shutout loss of the season.
St. Paul came up empty against Zach Prendergast, who struck out nine in seven innings.
Since a four-game sweep of Winnipeg in late June, the Saints are 6-13.
• The Saints re-signed righthander Matt Schuld, who pitched for them in 2012 and last pitched in 2014, for Fargo-Moorhead.
• Carter Casey, a Breckenridge, Minn., hockey player who signed a one-day contract with the Wild in March, died Saturday at age 17. Casey was diagnosed with a rare form of muscle cancer at age 15. He met the Wild through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, with coach Bruce Boudreau holding a news conference for him.
• Kowboy Jim, the wagering favorite, won the $81,125 Quarter Horse Derby at Canterbury Park. The 3-year-old covered 400 yards in 19.788 seconds.