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

Willmar girls hockey team looks for 1st win Saturday

The Totino-Grace Eagles of Fridley make their first-ever appearance at the Willmar Civic Center when they play the Cardinals at 3 p.m. Saturday for a prep girls hockey game.

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The Eagles opened their season last night at Kasson vs. Dodge County.

The Eagles were 13-11-4 last season. Willmar is 0-2.

ACGC wrestling to hold Alumni Night Nov. 29

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City will hold an Alumni Recognition Night on Friday, Nov. 29 at the high school gym in Grove City.

The Falcon Classic will feature an intra-squad scrimmage.

Twenty years of Falcon wrestling will be celebrated with recognition of state entrants, team and individual.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with alumni/coaches introductions at 7 p.m. and the dual meet at 7:45 p.m.

Kenseth wins pole for Sunday’s season finale

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Game on.

With a pole-winning run on Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Matt Kenseth sent a clear message to Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup leader Jimmie Johnson.

Kenseth isn’t about to go down in the championship battle without a fight.

Touring the 1.5-mile speedway at 177.667 mph, Kenseth drove the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to his third pole of the year (tying his season career best), his first at Homestead and the 11th of his career.

Trailing Johnson by 28 points entering the Ford EcoBoost 400, the season finale in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Kenseth will start six positions ahead of Johnson, who qualified seventh at 176.598 mph.

Kevin Harvick — third in the standings, 34 points behind Johnson and the only other driver with a mathematical chance at the title — qualified sixth at 176.655 mph.

Johnson will lock up his sixth title if he finishes 23rd or better, 24th with a lap led or 25th with most laps led.

In the competition for the pole, Kenseth edged Kurt Busch (177.445 mph), who will start from the front row for the ninth time this year. Joey Logano (177.282 mph) claimed the third spot on the grid.

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