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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Three from area selected to All-Tournament Team for state team wrestling

Recent gold medal winners from the state individual wrestling tournament, seniors Larry Bomstad and Lucas Damm of Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, and Willmar sophomore Colten Carlson were voted to the All-Tournament Team in their respective classes.

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Bomstad made the Class A team as the 145-pounder and teammate Damm was on at 220. Carlson landed on the Class AAA team at 160.

All three were 3-0 Thursday with ACGC finishing second and Willmar sixth.

Condon helps SMSU men advance to NSIC semifinals

Southwest Minnesota State University kept its men’s basketball season alive Sunday, earning a 68-45 victory over Wayne State in the quarterfinals of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Sanford Health Tournament at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Junior guard Shaun Condon (Clara City/MACCRAY) scored 16 points to help trigger the Mustangs offense.

SMSU (19-12), the No. 3 seed in the South Division, then lost to top-seeded Minnesota State (28-4) Monday in the semifinals. It was the Mavericks’ third win over SMSU this season.

Lakers don’t expect Bryant, Nash back this season

Los Angeles Lakers veteran guards Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are unlikely to return to play this season, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said Monday that Bryant has not been medically cleared and Nash continues feeling soreness from chronic back problems.

The Lakers (20-39) have only 23 games left in their season. Nash has played in only 10 games this season and Bryant just six.

The 35-year-old Bryant has been out since Dec. 17 with a fracture left knee.

“The doctors haven’t cleared Kobe so it’s a non-issue right now,” D’Antoni said. “The thing is, does he get back and play some games to get his rhythm back for next year or just wait? So I don’t know.”

D’Antoni also did not sound hopeful for Nash, who turned 40 last month,

“I don’t know what to tell you,” D’Antoni said. “What’s the endgame? We’ve talked about it. He’s not completely healthy. We have 23 games left. We’re not going to make the playoffs. ...”

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