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Cole earns honor for Luther College XC

For the second straight season, Jayne Cole, a 2010 graduate of Willmar High School, has earned all-conference honors for the Luther College cross country team.

The top 15 runners at the Iowa Conference Championships are named all-conference.

Cole placed seventh (23:18.4) among 120 runners on the 6K course. Last year she earned all-conference honors with an eighth-place finish. Luther placed third behind Wartburg and runner-up Loras College.

Willmar physician Newcomer inducted in Gusties Hall of Fame

David Newcomer, a Willmar physician, was among eight athletes inducted into the Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Hall of Fame on Nov. 2.

A Rochester native, Newcomer was a three-time all-conference performer as a center for the Gustavus men’s hockey team in the late-1980s and early-1990s. He earned American Hockey Coaches Association All-America honors in 1991 and was the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1991. He ranks sixth all-time in scoring for the Gusties with 177 points (74 goals and 103 assists) and is one of only five players in program history to play in 115 games or more.

Newcomer joined ACMC’s Internal Medicine Department in 1998 and has been Chief Medical Officer since 2007.

He is also a board certified hospice and palliative care physician and has been the Medical Director for Rice Hospice since 2002.

Willmar 2013 Fall All-Central Lakes

GIRLS TENNIS — Cayle Hovland … Honorable Mention: Bailey Hovland, Hannah Hansen   

GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING — Kennedy Holwerda, Alycia Holwerda … Honorable mention: K. Holwerda, A. Holwerda, Miranda Kuchta, McKenna Olson, Anna Backes, Marin Fischer 

GIRLS SOCCER — Jordan Martins … Honorable mention: Nicole Marshall, Stephanie Thompson, Jennyfer Jimenez

BOYS SOCCER — Jaden Wright, Charlie Trochlil, Jordi Lopez, Isaac Yoakum … Honorable mention: Ezequiel Gomez, Brady Damhof, Juan Contreras

CROSS COUNTRY GIRLS — Samantha Hanson, Sophie Schmitz, Jess Hanson, Kayla Rudie, Serena Monson … Honorable mention: Savannah Anez  

CROSS COUNTRY BOYS — Thomas Seifert, Nadir Yusuf, Sam Anez … Honorable mention: Ian Thompson, Austin Miley, Kai Christianson

Golden Gloves Boxing moves to armory

Coach Kirk Davis announced Tuesday that Willmar Golden Gloves will now train at the Army Reserve Center on North Business Highway 71.

Practice is 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays and 8-9:30 Mondays.

Davis states that 21 individuals attended the informational meeting last week. The early focus is preparing for the Silver Gloves Tournament in Sauk Rapids for ages 8-18 on Nov. 30.

Contact Davis at 320-979-2639 for more information.