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Fan buses available for NLS football game

Fan buses will be available for the New London-Spicer football team’s Class AAA state semifinals game against Rochester Lourdes at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Metrodome.

Cost is $15 per person and riders must register and pay at the NLS Community Education Office by noon Thursday.

Ridgewater basketball teams open this week

The Ridgewater College women’s basketball team opens its season at 6 p.m. today with a home game against Association Free Lutheran Bible School from the Twin Cities.

The Warriors men’s basketball team opens its season Friday against the St. John’s University JV in Collegeville.

Baseball/Softball boosters meet Wednesday

The Willmar Softball/Baseball Association meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Willmar Middle School.

The meeting is in Room 143, across from the main office.

The boosters will not meet in December.

WCER men’s basketball deadline approaching

The deadline to sign up for Willmar Community Education and Recreation men’s basketball league is Friday.

The cost is $400. Games are played on Monday and Wednesday nights.

Contact WCER at 320-231-8490 for more information.

Fragodt earns second all-conference golf honor

Abby Fragodt, a senior at the University of Minnesota-Morris, earned her second All-Upper Midwest Athletic Conference honor in women’s golf this fall.

A three-year letterwinner for the UMM team, Fragodt did not play golf her freshman season but also earned All-Conference in 2011 during her sophomore season.

This year, she closed out her final season of college golf by averaging 89 strokes per 18 holes during five competitions and eight rounds of golf, which was second-best among all UMAC/NAC golfers.

She finished third at the UMAC/NAC tourney at Wisconsin Dell, Wis., where the top 10 golfers earned all-conference. She was one stroke away from second place after finishing fifth as a sophomore. 

Her low scores of the year were an 85 at Marshall and a 41 on the back nine in Benson.

Fragodt, a two-time state entrant in high school for Benson, was also the co-captain of the team for the past two seasons.

Rochester wins MCAC title by beating Central Lakes

Rochester sank Central Lakes 27-14 on Sunday afternoon at Husky Stadium in St. Cloud for their fourth straight MCAC football championship.

The Raiders finish 9-2 with both losses to the Yellowjackets (10-1).

Central Lakes outgained Rochester 350-219, but also turned the ball over five times with two of those turnovers turning into touchdowns for the Yellowjackets.

Raiders’ sophomore quarterback Andrew Johnson ran for one score and finished 17-42 with 207 yards passing, but was pressured and knocked down repeatedly by the Jackets’ surging defense.