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Cards’ Mottinger, Tollefson named All-Section 3A

Willmar Cardinals senior center Hunter Mottinger and senior defenseman Trey Tollefson were each named to the Coaches All-Section 3A Boys Hockey Team recently. Tollefson was named to the first team and Mottinger the second team.

Named honorable mention for Willmar were Isaac Kobienia, Tyler Pendill and Evan VanDenEinde.

Named HM from Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato were Ben Haugo, Ethan Niemela, Alek Sparboe and Braeden Wahl.

 Derrick Brown of Luverne was name Class A Coach of the Year while Luverne senior Logan Norman received the Herb Brooks Award in Class A.

Gophers place 3rd at Big Ten wrestling meet

The University of Minnesota Gophers sent 9 of 10 wrestlers to the semifinal round of the Big Ten Conference Tournament Sunday, but only heavyweight Tony Nelson reached the finals where he won his third straight championship.

Kevin Steinhaus (Pennock/KMS) placed fourth at 184. The Gophers placed third behind Penn State and runner-up Iowa.

Red Beard 7k run is Saturday at Willmar

The 3rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Red Beard 5k leaves the Oaks at Eagle Creek at 9 a.m. Saturday.

In 2013, 165 runners were timed and 192 the first year. The average time for both was from 40 to 42 minutes.

See for more details.

Willmar Baseball/Softball Boosters to meet Wednesday

The Willmar Baseball/Softball Boosters will hold elections during their regular monthly meeting today.

The meeting is 6 p.m. at the Willmar Middle School.