Local Sports Notebook: Martin brothers lose a little ground at Tennessee

Local professional motocross racers and brothers Jeremy and Alex Martin both finished in the top 10 but lost a little ground in the 250 class MX national series points race on Saturday in Tennessee.

Local professional motocross racers and brothers Jeremyand Alex Martinboth finished in the top 10 but lost a little ground in the 250 class MX national series points race on Saturday in Tennessee.

Jeremy Martin finished fifth overall after placing sixth in the first moto and fifth in the second moto. Alex Martin was ninth overall, placing 19th and third in the two motos, respectively, at the Red Bull Tennessee National in Blountville.

The Martin bothers are racing on the same team for the first time with Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha.

The Martins both remain among the top four in 250 class series points after five rounds of the 12-round summer series. Jeremy is third with 173 points and Alex is fourth with 158. Ahead of them are Yamaha teammate Cooper Webb(193) and Kawasaki's Joey Savatgy(205).

The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series moves on to RedBud in Buchanan, Mich., on July 2, and round seven is at Southwick, Maine, on July 9.


The eighth round is July 16 at Spring Creek near Millville, which is owned and operated by the Martin brother's parents, Johnand Greta Martin.

Four-wheelers will race at Spring Creek on July 2 in the eighth round of the ATV MX National Championship series.


Professional tennis player Eric Butoracof Rochester is not playing in Wimbledon this year. This marks the first time since 2006 that Butorac will not play men's doubles in the third Grand Slam event of the season.

Butorac's wife is expecting the couple's second child on July 7 and he did not want to risk being in Europe with the due date fast approaching. The tournament is scheduled to conclude on July 10. In his nine years playing at Wimbledon, Butorac reached the third round twice, his first year in 2007 and again in 2014.

Butorac, 35, had played men's doubles in the first two Grand Slams events of the year — the Australian Open and French Open — with fellow American Scott Lipsky. The pair lost in the second round at the Australian Open and in the third round at the French.

Lipsky will forge ahead without Butorac at this year's Wimbledon as he will pair with Mexico's Santiago Gonzalezin men's doubles. Lipsky and Gonzalez are unseeded in the draw.



Daniel Bollingberg, a 2016 Lyle/Pacelli grad, has been named the Class A Player of the Year in baseball by the Minnesota High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Bollingberg had a stellar senior season and helped lead L/P to a 17-4 record this spring with both his arm and bat.

Bollingberg batted .563 with eight doubles, three triples, one home run and 19 RBIs. On the mound he had a 1.03 ERA in 65 1/3 innings. He struck out 71 while issuing just four walks.

He plans on playing college baseball at Division III University of St. Thomas.


Red Wing's Leah Herzogwon the Girls 12-14 Division at the 21st PGA Junior Series golf event at the Chaska Town Course in Chaska, which concluded over the weekend.

Herzog had an 18-hole total of 165. After opening with an 88, she finished with a flurry, a 5-over-par 77 to help her rally for the victory. She played even par over the final nine holes and won by a single stroke.

"I definitely felt like I played a lot better today," Herzog said in a release about her final round. "I did not think I would have a chance to win today but I am proud of my even par on my last nine holes, which was the front nine, and my victory."


Herzog placed 11th overall in the Girls Division. Her older sister, Stephanie Herzog, was seventh overall with a 74-80—154. Houston's Alexandra Nuttertied for 17th with an 86-87—173.

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