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Local Roundup: Willmar gymnasts win Becker Invite

BECKER - The Willmar gymnastics team came away with a first-place finish at the eight-team Becker Invite on Saturday.

The Cardinals scored 142.30 points, besting second-place Farmington at 139.30 points.

Willmar's Jolissa Lara won the vault with a 9.6, Lydia Morrell was second on the bars and Presleigh Schrupp placed third.

Tayva Carruthers tied for second on the beam, and Kira Kessler-Gross third in the floor exercise.

Becker Invite

ALL-AROUND — (1) Miranda O'Brien, Becker, 36.1 (2) Keeley Ertl, North Branch, 35.75 (3) Gracie Elsenpeter, Maple Lake, 35.5. Willmar scorer: Erica Schramm 34.9

VAULT — (T-1) Jolissa Lara, Willmar, 9.6 (T-1) Ertl 9.6 (T-3) Maddie Jones, Farmington, (9.5) (T-3) O'Brien, Becker, 9.5. Willmar scorers: Erica Schramm 9.3, Presleigh Schrupp 9.0, Jessica Miller 8.50, Bronwyn Tollefson 8.0

BARS — (1) Lauren Slayton, Farmington, 9.1 (2) Lydia Morrell, Willmar, 8.85 (3) Schrupp, Willmar, 8.5. Willmar scorers: Schramm 9.35, Kirah Kessler-Gross 8.1, Abby Coquyt 8.0

BEAM — (1) Lindsey Olsen, Becker, 9.1 (T2) Tayva Carruthers, Wilmar, 9.0 (T2) Elsenpeter, Maple Lake, 9.0 (T4) Lara, Willmar, 8.95. Other Willmar scorers: Olivia Welsh 8.85, Tollefson 8.55, Schramm 8.1

FLOOR — (T1) Slayton, Farmington, 9.5 (T1) Ertl, North Branch, 9.5 (T3) Kessler-Gross, Willmar, 9.3 (T3) Kaley Daniels, Farmington, 9.3 (T3) O'Brien, Becker, 9.3

Girls Hockey

Willmar 4, IF 3

Mya Monson scored two goals and Serena Monson and Madison Kallevig also scored goals as Willmar defeated International Falls on Saturday at the Willmar Civic Center.

Willmar scored three first-period goals, then held on in the third as International Falls scored twice to close the gap.

Rachel Swanson and Hannah Kobienia both had two assists, and Sophie Kobienia and Natalie Amon also had assists.

Cardinals goalie Savana Knutson saved 28 of 31 shots.

International Falls 1 0 2 — 3

Willmar 3 1 0 — 4

FIRST PERIOD — W: Mya Monson (Natalie Amon, Rachel Swanson) 3:29 ... IF: Gwyneth Shinners 5:14 ... W: Madison Kallevig (Sophie Kobienia, Hannah Kobienia) 10:48 ... W: Serena Monson (H. Kobienia) 12:39

SECOND PERIOD — W: M. Monson (Swanson) 1:30

THIRD PERIOD — IF: Maria Vollom 7:56 ... IF: Olivia Wright (Taylor Sears) 7:56

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS — International Falls: Macey Marcotte 22/26 ... Willmar: Savana Knutson 28/31

Moorhead 4, River Lakes 3

River Lakes' Abby Bolle scored a late third-period goal to pull the Stars within one but Moorhead held off the charge to win on Saturday.

Bolle also scored a second-period goal and Sierra Flint had the Stars' other tally in the first period.

Moorhead 2 1 1 — 4

River Lakes 1 1 1 — 3

FIRST PERIOD — M: Brenna Mjoness 10:28 ... M: Brianna Krejci (Drew Syverson) 14:13 ... R: Sierra Flint (Kianna Roeske) 15:48

SECOND PERIOD — M: Kennedy Czichotzki (Hailey Hedlund) 7:12 ... R: Abby Bolle (Flint, Brooke Lemke) 16:53 pp

THIRD PERIOD — M: Hedlund (Claire Howell) 13:03 ... R: Bolle (Olivia Haines) 16:06 pp

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS — Moorhead: Emma Kolo 21-24 ... River Lakes: Nicole Wander 29/33

Boys Basketball

BOLD 90, Nicollet 73

The BOLD boys basketball team continued to flex its offensive muscle on Saturday, defeating Nicollet on the road.

Jordan Sagedahl scored 37 points to lead the Warriors to a 4-0 start to the season.

Carter Henry added a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds and Gavin Vosika had 18 points for BOLD, which is averaging 77.8 points per game in its four wins.

Nicolett (1-3) 41 32 — 73

BOLD (4-0) 37 53 — 90

NICOLETT - Stats not provided

BOLD - Scoring: Gavin Vosika 18, Jordan Sagedahl 37, Devin Gluesing 6, James Woelfel 3, Carter Henry 19, Karl Kosak 7 ... 3-point shots: Vosika 2, Sagedahl 1 ... Rebound leader: Henry 11, Vosika 8 ... Assist leader: Vosika 8 ... Steal leader: Sagedahl 3

Friday's Result

Albany 69, NLS 46

New London-Spicer kept things close for the first half but Albany pulled away for a win on Friday night.

Brandon Adelman scored 14 points and brought down eight rebounds for the Wildcats.

NLS (1-2) 21 35 — 46

Albany (2-0) 28 41 — 69

NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Brandon Adelman 14, Elijah Blomker 1, Ander Arnold 1, Brandyn Harlow 6, Jonathan Kaelke 1, Mason Kragenbring 5, Caleb Maxwell 5, Brenden Mayhew 2, Ryan Wyganowski 11 ... 3-point shots: Adelman 2, Maxwell 1 ... Rebound leader: Adelman 8 ... Assist leader: Adelman 2... Steal leader: Wyganowski 2

ALBANY - Scoring: Deegan Findley 9, Carter Huberty 5, Ethan Hylla 16, Isaac Nett 12, Jordan Schiffler 6, Emmett van der Hagen 2, Adam Winkles 19 ... 3-point shots: Findley 1, Huberty 1, Schiffler 1, Winkles 1 ... Rebound leader: Schiffler 4 ... Assist leader: N/A ... Steal leader: Winkles 2

Girls Basketball

MIB 67, LQPV 57

Kelsea Lund scored 19 points and Lindsay Kranz scored 20 but Mountain Lake-Buhl slipped by Lac qui Parle Valley in the Breakdown Classic on Saturday at Minnetonka High School.

The Eagles play host to Dawson-Boyd at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

LQPV (4-1) 24 33 — 57

MIB (5-0) 29 38 — 67

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY - Scoring: Kelsea Lund 19, Grace Hegland 8, Lindsay Kranz 10, Sidney Gerdes 6, Haley Wollschlager 6, Macie Lund 5, Isabel Schirm ... 3-point shots: NA ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

MOUNTAIN IRON-BUHL - Scoring: Mary Burke 23, Macy Savelal 6, Madisen Overbye 9, Allie Negen 8, Mattison Bennett 5, Jacie Kvas 6 ... 3-point shots: NA ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

Minnewaska 55, Lakeview 35

Minnewaska used a big second half to pull away from Lakeview on Saturday.

Ellie Danielson led the way for the host Lakers with a game-high 19 points and eight rebounds.

Lakeview (3-3) 24 11 — 35

Minnewaska (3-2) 31 24 — 55

LAKEVIEW - Scoring: Haley Unke 4, Sierra Plotz 10, Aubrey Kaczmarek 2, Lizzie Grube 4, Savannah Rausch 15 ... 3-point shots: None ... Rebound leader: Rausch 7, Plotz 6, Kaczmarek 5 ... Assist leader: N/A ... Steal leader: N/A

MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Maddie Thorfinnson 5, Kendra Kuczek 5, Alexis Piekarski 4, 22 Emma Thorfinnson 8, Rachel Erickson 12, Avery Hoeper 2, Ellie Danielson 19 ... 3-point shots: Kuczek 1, Emma Thorfinnson 2, Erickson 4, Danielson 1 ... Rebound leader: Danielson 8 ... Assist leader: Hoffmann 5 ... Steal leader: Danielson 4

Prep Wrestling

West Central Invite

United's Austin Schmitt at 195 and Sam Henriksen at 285 both won championship matches at the West Central Area Invitational on Saturday.

United's Sam Zindle placed second and Trevon Johnson (132) and Layton Wittnebel (145) placed third.

West Central Area Invitational

How United fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Sam Zindle, 2nd place ... 113: Griffin Johnson, 4th place ... 120: Kadin Huntley, 6th place ... 126: Seth Hubbard, 6th place ... 132: Trevon Johnson, 3rd place ... 138: Keaton Haas, 4th place ... 145: Layton Wittnebel, 3rd place ... 152: Open ... 160: Open ... 170: Open ... 182: Open ... 195: Austin Schmitt, champion ... 220: Tanner Johnson, 4th place ... 285: Sam Henriksen, champion

College Wrestling

Husky Open

How Ridgewater fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

125: Lucas Hagel 2-3, 3rd ... 149: Mark Voss 3-3 (6th) ... 157: Augustus Siaway 0-2

Men's Basketball

Itasca 84, Ridgewater 59

The Ridgewater men's basketball team dropped an MCAC game Saturday at Itasca.

Ridgewater 23 36 — 59

Itasca 32 52 — 84

RIDGEWATER - Stats not provided

ITASCA - Scoring: Tyrone Maxwell 2, Christian George 4, William Stevenson 12, Trevor Elhard 20, Johnathan Weisdenborner 6, Brian Buchanon 18, Kix Martin 3, Andrew Johnson 4, Damonta Harris 15 ... 3-point shots: Elhard 5, Buchanon 4, Martin 1, Harris 3 ... Rebound leader: Harris 8, Maxwell 8 ... Assist leader: Buchanon 6, Maxwell 4 ... Steal leader: Stevenson 3

Women's Basketball

Ridgewater 94, Itasca 45

The Ridgewater women's basketball team played just six players but got serious production, with Heidi Sellmann leading the way on Saturday at Itasca.

Sellmann finished with 26 points, 16 rebounds, three assists and four steals.

Kendra Miller and Abby Oberg both scored 20 points, Morgan Swenson had 12 points and 12 boards and Mariah Adams scored 16. Oberg had six assists and three steals.

Ridgewater 21 13 30 30 — 94

Itasca 10 15 10 10 — 45

RIDGEWATER - Scoring: Mariah Adams 16, Abby Oberg 20, Kendra Miller 20, Morgan Swenson 12, Heidi Sellmann 26 ... 3-point shots: Adams 5, Oberg 1, Miller 3 ... Rebound leader: Sellmann 16, Swenson 12 ... Assist leader: Oberg 6, Sellmann 3 ... Steal leader: Sellmann 4, Oberg 3

ITASCA - Scoring: Giana Roberts 13, Kalie Wake 2, Kristine Johnson 6, Maya Schroeder 9, Ashley Anderson 5, Kelly Kukkonen 5, Kenzi Riedel 3, Lexi Bergeson 2 ... 3-point shots: Roberts 3, Schroeder 3, Kukkonen 1 ... Rebound leader: Schroeder 9 ... Assist leader: Roberts 2, Wake 2, Anderson 2 ... Steal leader: Schroeder 2

NA3HL Hockey

Willmar 3, New Ulm 0

Zach Martin scored two goals and an assist, and Jordan Cooper had a goal and two assists as the Willmar WarHawks blanked New Ulm in an NA3HL game on Saturday in New Ulm.

WarHawks goalie Kaden Ericson turned aside all 23 shots he faced.

The WarHawks put 44 shots on New Ulm goalie Kenny Ryan, and Cooper scored the game-winner on the power play at 13:19 of the first period on assists from Martin and Wyatt Toll.

Martin connected for his first goal at 8:17 of the third on assists from Jacob Takashima and Cooper, and Martin got his second of the game at 14:54 of the third on assists from Cooper and Riley Dixon.

The WarHawks maintained their hold on third place in the tightly contested West Division.

Willmar is 12-10-1 for 25 points, one point ahead of Alexandria (12-10-0, 24 points) and a point behind second-place New Ulm (11-7-2, 26 points). Granite City (16-8-0) leads the West with 32 points.

New Ulm comes to Willmar to play the WarHawks at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Willmar Civic Center.

Willmar 1 0 2 — 3

New Ulm 0 0 0 — 0

FIRST PERIOD — W: Jordan Cooper (Zach Martin, Wyatt Toll) 13:19 pp

SECOND PERIOD — No scoring

THIRD PERIOD — W: Martin (Jacob Takashima, Cooper) 8:17 ... W: Martin (Cooper, Riley Dixon) 14:54

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS — Willmar: Kaden Ericson 23/23 ... New Ulm: Kenny Ryan 41/44

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