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Card girls record Heartland three-peat

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Willmar girls cross country team placed three runners in the top four and won the 5,000-meter Heartland Preview on Saturday.

The Willmar boys team finished fourth. Minnetonka won the boys race.

Willmar's Heidi Schmitz placed second, Leah Hansen was third and Amel Dayib was fourth. Brookings' Ellie Abraham won the girls race.

The girls' win was their third straight Heartland win and their fourth in the last five years.

Fuad Bashir was the Cardinals' top boys finisher in 10th place, and Mason Wendt placed 16th.

The Willmar boys and girls team both won the junior varsity races.

Heartland Preview

Boys

Team scoring

(1) Minnetonka 50 (2) Lincoln North Star 74 (3) Washington 117 (4) Willmar 133 (5) Stevens 138 (6) Harrisburg 140 (7) Worthington 141 (8) O'Gorman 163 (9) Sturgis Brown 214 (10) Tea Area 268 (11) Rapid City Central 285

Individual

TOP FIVE — (1) Braden Peters, West Central, 16:02.93 (2) Max Lauerman, Minnetonka, 16:09.22 (3) Liem Chot, Lincoln North Star, 16:12.51 (4) Jace Oesterling, Custer, 16:23.54 (5) Jackson Wilson, Douglas, 16:31.06

WILLMAR — (10) Fuad Bashir 16:48.59 (16) Mason Wendt 17:07.89 (39) Harley Anez 17:44.41 (43) Abdiweli Mohamed 17:50.79 (54) Mateo Marin-Mera 18:09.65

Girls

Team scoring

(1) Willmar 34 (2) Minnetonka 69 (3) Custer 131 (4) Stevens 135 (5) Washington 136 (6) Brookings 142 (7) Sturgis Brown 164 (8) Rapid City Central 178 (9) O'Gorman 180 (10) Winner 232 (11) Lincoln North Star 256

Individual

TOP FIVE — (1) Ellie Abraham, Brookings, 18:32.88 (2) Heidi Schmitz, Willmar, 18:54.54 (3) Leah Hansen, Willmar, 19:10.25 (4) Amel Dayib, Willmar, 19:14.14 (5) Kylee Bennett, Sturgis Brown, 19:14.19

WILLMAR — (2) Schmitz (3) Hansen (4) Dayib (14) Elise Duininck 19:54.63 (17) Serena Monson 20:02.53

Milbank-Hardee's Invitation

Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd swept the Milbank-Hardee's Invitation with three top-five finishers in the girls' race and another two in the boys' race.

Isabel Schirm took first for LQPV/DB in the girls race, pacing a team that finished with just 13 points for the win. The boys earned the win with a meet-best 18 points, led by Mike Kvaal and Zeke Sather, who finished in second and third place.

Boys

Team scoring

(1) Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 18 (2) Breckenridge/Wahpeton 42 (3) Milbank 68 (4) Flandreau 72 (5) Madison 73 (6) Montevideo 93 (7) Kindred 117 (8) Great Plains Lutheran 143

Individual

TOP FIVE — (1) Zach Haire, Breckenridge, 16.20.83 (2) Mike Kvaal, LQPV/DB, 16:36.52 (3) Zeke Sather, LQPV/DB, 16:46.45 (4) Nick Batchelor, Milbank, 17:20.86 (5) Hunter Gowin, Breckenridge, 17:47.19

LQPV/DB — Kvaal; Sather; Mason Brehmer 17:54.57; Griffin Johnson 17:58.83; Eean Allpress 18:14.04; Payton Sterud 18:47.96

MINNEWASKA — Aiden Tank 20:05.84

MONTEVIDEO — Bryce Nelson 18:45.30; Bryton Nelson 19:06.27; Aaron Roelike 19:38.86; Connor Walz 20:13.13; John VanRavenswaay 20:37.55; Connor Osbon 21:20.22

Girls

Team scoring

(1) Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 13 (2) Milbank 31 (3) Breckenridge/Wahpeton 62 (4) Minnewaska 63 (5) Redfield/Doland 70 (6) Kindred 122 (7) Madison 123

Individual

TOP FIVE — (1) Isabel Schirm, LQPV/DB, 20:15.90 (2) Victoria Zirbel, DH, 20:41.02 (3) Elizabeth Hursey, Flandrea, 20:42.17 (4) Grace Hegland, LQPV/DB, 20:51.94 (5) Taylor Shelstad, LQPV/DB, 20:54.71

LQPV/DB — Schirm; Hegland; Shelstad; Anika Fernholz 21:48.58; Alex Stitt 22:28.35; Josie Shurb 23:25.21; Georgia Will 23:37.74

MINNEWASKA — Sydney Hagen 21:47.80; Karra Hanson 22:40.33; Kristen Glover 22:55.54; Elsey Hagen 24:25.12; Molly Hjelm 25:32.84; Julia Kuehne 25:42.79

MONTEVIDEO — Addie Opdahl 24:03.09; Lauren Hanna 25:37.62; Hayley Voller 26:13.36

Prep Football

Friday's Results

Sauk Centre 60,

Benson 56

The Mainstreeters and Braves set a state single-game combined scoring record but Benson came up less than a yard short of victory on Friday night.

The combined 116 points is one better than the 115 scored by St. Louis Park (74) and Bloomington Kennedy (41) in 2014.

The Mainstreeters scored 22 fourth-quarter points to take the lead, then held Benson inside the Mainstreeters' one yard line with three seconds left in the game.

Benson (0-2) 14 16 12 14 — 56

Sauk Centre (1-1) 14 8 16 22 — 60

Scoring Plays

S — Anthony Marsh 20 run (run failed)

B — Matt Tolifson 29 pass from Will Enderson (run failed)

S — Riley Gritz 3 pass from Casey Schirmers (Jackson Berscheid run)

B — Abe Peterson 33 pass from Enderson (Adam Zosel run)

B — Hunter Gonnerman 11 run (Gonnerman pass from Enderson)

S — Andrew Boyer 9 pass from Schirmers (Marsh run)

B — Enderson 4 run (Enderson run)

S — Hunter Fletcher 1 run (Schirmers run)

B — Tolifson 89 kickoff return (pass failed)

S — Fletcher 33 run (Fletcher run)

B—Gonnerman 7 run (run failed)

S — Gritz 42 pass from Schirmers (run failed)

B — Zosel 60 fumble recovery (run failed)

S — Fletcher 10 run (Schirmers run)

B — Enderson 1 run (Cole Hedman pass from Gonnerman)

S — Fletcher 6 run (Schirmers run)

Benson

First downs: 19 ... Penalties: 2-10 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Hunter Gonnerman 12-68, Will Enderson 7-3, Matt Tolifson 1-(-1). 21-65 ... Passing (Individual and team): Enderson 41-26-0-308, Gonnerman 1-1-0-34 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Matt Goossen 7-118, Tolifson 7-88, Gonnerman 6-67, Jared Knutson 4-19, Abe Peterson 3-50 ... Interceptions: None ... Fumble recoveries: Adam Zosel 1 ... Tackles (solo-assist): Matt Goossen 11-3, Hunter Gonnerman 5-8, Jacob Wolter 3-8, Jared Knutson 3-7, Riley Grube 4-4 ... QB sacks: None

Sauk Centre

First downs: 22 ... Penalties: 5-45 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Hunter Fletcher 21-154, Anthony Marsh 16-77, Brady Miller 3-21, Jackson Berscheid 5-23, Casey Schirmers 3-8, Andrew Bick 3-8. 51-291 ... Passing (Individual and team): Schirmers 15-12-0-208 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Riley Gritz 5-99, Andrew Boyer 2-18, Isaiah Hornick 1-23, Fletcher 1-14, Bick 1-30, Marsh 1-9, Irvin Brenes 1-15 ... Interceptions: None ... Fumble recoveries: None ... Tackles (solo-assist): NA ... QB sacks: Derick Wessel 1

Minneota 47,

D-B 0

Minneota dominated long-time rival Dawson-Boyd on Friday night in Dawson.

Minneota (2-0) 14 14 13 6 — 47

Dawson-Boyd (1-1) 0 0 0 0 — 0

Scoring Plays

M — Thomas Hennen 7 run (LaShad Smith kick)

M — Cole Sanow 9 run (Smith kick)

M — Hennen 1 run (Smith kick)

M — Logan Sussner 8 pass from Hennen (Smith kick)

M — Sanow 78 pass from Hennen (Smith kick)

M — Sanow 15 run (kick failed)

M — Smith 22 run (kick failed)

Minneota

First downs: 19 ... Penalties: 5-31 ... Rushing (Individual and team): LaShad Smith 7-151, Cole Sanow 20-103 ... Passing (Individual and team): Thomas Hennen 8-13-233-1 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Sanow 2-92 ... Interceptions: Hennen 1 ... Fumble recoveries: T. Lipinski 1

Dawson-Boyd

First downs: 8 ... Penalties: None ... Rushing (Individual and team): NA ... Passing (Individual and team): NA ... Receiving (Individual and team): NA ... Interceptions: 1 ... Fumble recoveries: None ... Tackles (solo-assist): NA ... QB sacks: NA

Paynesville 58,

Melrose 21

Paynesville rolled up 642 total yards—with Zach Schroeder running for 228 yards and two touchdowns and Max Weidner throwing for 231 yards and four scores—in a win over Melrose on Friday.

Paynesville (1-1) 8 18 24 8 — 58

Melrose (1-1) 7 7 0 7 — 21

Scoring Plays

P — Zach Schroeder 67 run (Luke Johnson pass from Max Weidner)

M — Not provided

P — Schroeder 5 run (conversion failed)

P — Mitchel Schlangen 15 pass from Weidner (conversion failed)

M — Not provided

P — Levi Bast 46 pass from Weidner (conversion failed)

P — Daltin Christinsen 13 run (Weidner run)

P — Sam Oehrlein 50 pass from Weidner (Schroeder pass from Weidner)

P — Grady Fuchs 35 run (Schlangen pass from Weidner)

M — Not provided

P — Schlangen 17 pass from Weidner (Johnson pass from Weidner)

Paynesville

First downs: 28 ... Penalties: 1-5 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Zach Schroeder 18-228, Max Weidner 12-78, Daltin Christinsen 5-57, Grady Fuchs 2-39, Levi Bast 1-5, J. Kranz 4-4, C. Spanier 2-4, Luke Johnson 1-(-4) ... Passing (Individual and team): Weidner 9-15-231-1 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Mitchel Schlangen 4-88, Bast 2-53, Sam Oehrlein 1-50, Johnson 1-38, Schroeder 1-2 ... Interceptions: Bast 1, Oehrlein 1, Weidner 1 ... Fumble recoveries: None ... Tackles (solo-assist): Bast 5-3, C. Burg 5-0, Kranz 3-0, Johnson 3-2, Oehrlein 3-4 ... QB sacks: Burg 4

Melrose

Stats not provided

LQPV 48,

Lakeview 14

Dain Haas ran for 113 yards and three touchdowns as Lac qui Parle Valley defeated Lakeview on Friday night.

Lakeview (0-2) 7 0 0 7 — 14

LQPV (1-1) 13 14 21 0 — 48

Scoring Plays

LQPV — Layton Wittnebel 2 run (kick failed)

Lake — Aaron Loe 7 run (Parker Hoffman kick)

LQPV — Dain Haas 9 run (Neto Clovis kick)

LQPV — Haas 10 run (Clovis kick)

LQPV — Haas 2 run (Clovis kick)

LQPV — Mason Clark 18 pass from Wyatt Halvorson (Clovis kick)

LQPV — Derek Djonne interception return (Clovis kick)

LQPV — Jacob Ransom 1 run (Clovis kick)

Lake — Aaron Loe 12 run (Jacob Myer kick)

Lakeview

First downs: 17 ... Penalties: 5-51 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Elijah Stenner 16-78 ... Passing (Individual and team): Aaron Loe 10-25-90-2 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Carter Louwagie 4-33 ... Interceptions: None ... Fumble recoveries: None

Lac qui Parle Valley

First downs: 20 ... Penalties: 4-40 ... Rushing (Individual and team): Wyatt Halvorson 4-38, Jacob Ransom 7-58, Colton Mortenson 1-(-1), Dain Haas 23-113, Dain Mortenson 1-(-3), Carter Amland 2-2, Layton Wittnebel 10-62 ... Passing (Individual and team): Halvorson 7-9-108-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Caden Bjornjeld 2-56, Ransom 1-14, Mason Clark 2-29, Haas 1-5, Amland1-5 ... Interceptions: Ransom 2, Derek Djonne 1 ... Fumble recoveries: NA ... Tackles (solo-assist): NA ... QB sacks: NA

College Football

Itasca 54,

Ridgewater 13

Tyrese Kwanna caught two touchdown passes from Chross Jaramillo but that was the extent of the highlights as Ridgewater lost to Itasca on Saturday.

Jaramillo had nine carries for 23 yardsa and Brandon Coates picked up 25 yards on eight carries.

Jaramillo hit 7-of-9 throws for 120 yards and the two touchdowns on throws of three and four yards.

The Warriors play host to North Dakota State College of Science at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at New London-Spicer High School.

Prep Volleyball

Shakopee Tournament

Willmar took fourth place at the Shakopee Tournament, splitting four matches over the weekend.

The Cardinals kicked off their weekend with a win against No. 9 East Ridge and added another victory against Rochester Mayo. Hosts Shakopee topped the Cardinals and No. 3 Eagan earned a third-place victory.

Team scores

Willmar: def. East Ridge 20-25, 25-22, 15-9; lost to Shakopee 25-20, 14-25, 12-15; def. Rochester Mayo 21-25, 25-16, 15-13; lost to Eagan 16-25, 25-21, 10-15

How Willmar Fared

Serving (aces): Abby Teisinger 1, Abby Stark 6, Caitlin Ogdahl 7, Callie Slagter 2, Carly Wedel 4, Bailey Olson 1, Cambrie Parker 1 ... Set assists: Teisinger 2, Stark 11, Lydia Larson 4, Wedel 88 ... Hitting (kills): Sydney Schnichels 9, Teisinger 9, Sydney Olson 34, Ogdahl 36, Grace Marti 15, Wedel 17 ... Blocking (aces): Schnichels 6, Teisinger 12, Olson 3, Ogdahl 2, Marti 10, Wedel 15 ... Digs (5 or more): Schnichels 6, Olson 11, Stark 46, Ogdahl 24, Slagter 18, Wedel 26, Parker 8

Southwest Minnesota Challenge

Yellow Medicine East split a pair of matches Friday at the Southwest Minnesota Challenge, defeating Fergus Falls and falling to Hutchinson.

Team scores

Yellow Medicine East: lost to Hutchinson 14-25, 18-25; def. Fergus Falls 25-23, 21-25, 15-6

How Area Teams Fared

Yellow Medicine East

Serving (aces): Meeghen Dahlager 1, Mackeznie Dyrdahl 1, Abby Jaenisch 1, Alli Steffen 3 ... Set assists: Hinz 38, Nayansi Flores 1, Dyrdahl 1 ... Hitting (kills): Hinz 1, Jadyn Sakry 2, Flores 4, Dahlager 13, Dyrdahl 22, Steffen 3 ... Blocking (aces): Flores 1, Dahlager 3, Dyrdahl 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Hinz 15, Sakry 11, Dahlager 23, Jaenisch 5, Steffen 8

Montevideo Tournament

Paynesville battled to take third place in a highly contested Montevideo Tournament, topping Milbank for third-place honors.

Litchfield duked it out with Renville County West and emerged victorious, 2-1, for fifth place.

In pool play, the Bulldogs downed hosts Montevideo, tied Litchfield and lost to eventual runners-up, Lakeview.

Skylar Bayer paced the Bulldogs with 35 kills.

Team scores

Montevideo: lost to Paynesville 9-25, 17-25; lost to Lakeview 20-25, 22-25, tied Litchfield 18-25, 25-23; def. Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 25-20, 25-19

Paynesville: def. Montevideo 25-9, 25-27, tied Litchfield 25-19, 12-25; lost to Lakeview 22-25, 22-25; def. Milbank 21-25, 25-22, 25-23

Litchfield: tied Lakeview 27-28, 25-20; tied Paynesville 19-25, 25-12; tied Montevideo 25-18, 23-25; def. Renville County West 25-27, 25-18, 15-12

Renville County West: tied Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 25-21, 18-25; lost to Wabasso 13-25, 16-25; def. Milbank 25-21, 22-25, 25-16; lost to Litchfield 27-25, 18-25, 12-15

How Area Teams Fared

Litchfield

Stats not provided

Montevideo

Stats not provided

Paynesville

Serving (aces): Skylar Bayer 5, Abby Schaefer 1, Madi Leyendecker 5, Kylee Everson 2, Skylar Burg 1 Olivia Riley 3, Jenna Lundquist 1 ... Set assists: Jenna Lundquist 40, Madi Leyendecker 38, Olivia Riley 5, Bayer 4, Brynn Johnson 1 ... Hitting (kills): Lundquist 18, Bayer 35, Schaefer 27, Brynn Johnson 3, Ashley Ley 2, Allie Kalkbrenner 1, Megan Utsch 5 ... Blocking (aces): Schaefer 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Riley 59, Bayer 25, Kalkbrenner 1, Lundquist 29, Leyendecker 6, Schaefer 22

Renville County West

Stats not provided

Browerville Tournament

KMS took fifth place at the Browerville Tournament thanks to wins against Warroad and Brandon-Evansville.

Mallory Rudningen led the way with 67 set assists and Lydia Wagner finished with the team-high in kills, tallying 21.

Team scores

KMS: def. Warroad 25-11, 25-18; lost to Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 22-25, 19-25; loss to Henning 24-26, 21-25; def. Brandon-Evansville 25-23, 25-23

How KMS Fared

Serving (aces): Katie Krieger 4, Lauren Krieger 1, Maret Gjerde 3, Haylee Johnson 5, Mallory Rudningen 3 ... Set assists: K Krieger 2, Gjerde 2, Rudningen 67 ... Hitting (kills): K Krieger 6, L Krieger 18, Lexy Swanson 6, Gjerde 8, Lydia Wagner 21, Johnson 13, Rudningen 7, Kenna Keley 1 ... Blocking (aces): Krieger 1, Swanson 2, Gjerde 1, Wagner 2, Johnson 5, Rudningen 2 ... Digs (5 or more): K Krieger 32, L Krieger 6, Swanson 5, Gjerde 20, Wagner 6, Johnson 11, Rudningen 12, Nichols 20, Morgan Lesteberg 20

Prep Tennis

Becker 5, Willmar 2

Becker edged Willmar, sweeping doubles and splitting singles.

Lydia Morrell earned a win at No. 1 singles and Ashley Prahl scored a win at No. 3 singles, with identical 7-6, 6-3 wins.

Singles

(1) Lydia Morrell, W, def Anna Ritchie 7-6 6-3 (2) Courtney Nuest, B, def Chloe hansen 6-4 4-6 10-3 (3) Ashley Prahl, W, def Julia Bengtson 7-6 6-3 (4) Maddie Moe, B, def Alyssa Morrell 6-2 3-6 10-7

Doubles

(1) Hannah Bengtson/Megan Nelson, B, def Abigail Hoffman/Mady Spencer 6-0 6-1 (2) Alayna Lindquist/Jackie Yoerg, B, def Abby Stauffenecker/Paige Hanson 6-0 6-1 (3) Ally Kangas/Jazlyn Toedter, B, def. Julia Iverson/Allison Bruhn 6-4 6-3

Willmar 5, Monticello 2

Willmar topped Monticello by sweeping singles and earning a win at No. 3 doubles.

Lydia Morrell set the tone at No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 victory.

Singles

(1) Lydia Morrell, W, def Eileen Mavencamp 6-0 6-0 (2) Chloe Hansen, W, def Alayna Jones 6-2 6-3 (3) Ashley Prahl, W, def Megan Smith 6-0 6-2 (4) Alyssa Morrell, W, def Hannah Meyer 6-1 6-3

Doubles

(1) Sam Rose/Emma Blackstone, M, def Mady Spencer/Abigail Hoffman 6-1 6-4 (2) Kallie Christianson/Shay Baxter-Knutson, M, def. Abby Stauffenecker/Paige Hanson 7-6 6-3 (3) Mercedes Schueler/Allison Bruhn, W, def Paige Grandia/Maddie Bjellos 6-3 6-2

Eden Prairie 4, Litchfield 3

Eden Prairie edged Litchfield, using a critical match by Niyathi Bhupatiraju to earn the win.

Bhupatiraju won narrowly 7-6, 3-6, 15-13 to decide the match.

The Dragons excelled at the top spots, winning at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.

Singles

(1) Shanna Kinny, Lit, def. Ashwika Thotakura 6-2 6-1 (2) Niyathi Bhupatiraju, E, def Elise Bierbaum 7-6 3-6 15-13 (3) Avery Stilwell, Lit, def. Annika Anderson 6-2 6-1 (4) Thuy-Yen Tran, E, def. Alyssa Ross 6-1 6-3

Doubles

(1) Laney Huhner/Vaida Behnke, L, def Katelyn Daravingas/Madison Magnani 6-2 6-3 (2) Ashly Ly/Brooke Lewis, E, def. Neriah Lara/Taylar Smith 7-5 6-2 (3) Carmela Pittaluga/Lydia Johnson, E, def Britney Prahl/Kelsey Ballard 7-5 6-3

Litchfield 6, Holy Family 1

Litchfield swept doubles and added a trio of singles victories to knock off Holy Family Friday.

Singles

(1) Shanna Kinny, Lit, def .Ally Agerland 6-1 6-1 (2) Maggie Berg, H, def. Elise Bierbaum (3) Avery Stilwell, Lit, def. Anna Taylor 6-1 6-0 (4) Alyssa Ross, Lit, def. Claire Haley 6-2 6-0

Doubles

(1) Laney Huhner/Vaida Behnke, Lit, def. Julia Guers/Anna Vakulskas 6-4 6-1 (2) Neriah Lara/Taylar Smith, Lit, def Mia Braun/Morgan Hauseback 6-0 6-0 (3) Kelsey Ballard/Britney Prahl, Lit, def. Ashley Anseth/Allie Phillips 6-2 6-2

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