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WCER Learn to Skate starts again in January

Willmar Community Education and Recreation has a learn to skate program at the Civic Center for all youth ages starting in January.

The program costs $20 and will run from 10:45-11:45 a.m. on Jan. 4, 11, 18 & 25.

Skates will be provided.

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

Aaron Jenny helps UW-Stout to 7-1 start

Aaron Jenny (New London-Spicer) is averaging 13.1 ppg with a team-best 11 steals for UW-Stout Blue Devils, who are off to a 7-1 start after back-to-back victories over in-state foes UW-Superior and UW-Whitewater.

The 6-foot-3 senior guard scored a game-high 24 points with 6 rebounds and 4 assists in a 79-68 win at Superior on Thursday.

Two more records for Gusties’ Tinklenberg

Gustavus Adolphus senior Alissa Tinklenberg (Willmar) reset her own school record in the preliminaries of the 100 backstroke, timing 55.55 at the Jean Freeman Invite at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center over the weekend.

In the finals, she placed first by a nearly three seconds in a time of 55.95, her former career best. Jessica Plant of the University of Minnesota was second.

Tinklenberg also swam on the second-place 200 medley relay that lowered its own school record from 1:45.65 to 1:44.93.

For her record-breaking weekend, Tinklenberg was named the MIAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week.

 Sophomore Bennet Woltjer (Kandiyohi) was the top finishing Gustie in men’s 3-meter diving, placing sixth with a score of 163.35.