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Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
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February 24, 2013
Boys swimming & diving: Willmar’s McLain qualifies for 4 events at state
SARTELL — Michael McLain capped his pre-state meet career with a pair of victories while qualifying in four events at the Section 3A swim and dive meet on Saturday. The Willmar senior posted sizeable wins in both the 200 free (1:48.6) and the 100 (58.51). He anchored the 200 free...
February 24, 2013 - 11:00pm
February 22, 2013
Boys basketball: Willmar edges Alexandria
WILLMAR — Alexandria big man Logan Doyle was held to just 9 points before fouling out late in the game Friday as the Willmar Cardinals got...
February 22, 2013 - 11:21pm
February 20, 2013
Girls basketball: Willmar gets home playoff game
The Willmar Cardinals were voted the No. 4 seed and will host No. 5 Mankato West at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The winner meets No. 1-seed New Prague or No. 8 New Ulm at Gustavus Adolphus on March 2.
February 20, 2013 - 9:17pm
Willmar notebook: Every wrestler has a story
When your team wins the deciding match and advances to the state tournament on the fifth tiebreaker, there’s no shortage of unsung heroes....
February 20, 2013 - 8:49pm
February 19, 2013
Boys hockey roundup: Fergus Falls ends Cardinals’ season
FERGUS FALLS — An overtime goal by Fergus Falls’ Joe Nathe ended the Willmar boys hockey team’s season, 3-2, in the first round of the Section 6A tournament on Tuesday. The Cardinals finished the year 13-12-1. The Otters and Cards both scored single goals in the first and second...
February 19, 2013 - 11:33pm
Prep wrestling: Willmar draws No. 1 - again
The Willmar wrestling team drew a matchup with the No. 1 seeded team in the Class AAA state tournament for the second straight year. The unseeded Section 6AAA champion Cardinals will face St. Michael-Albertville at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 in the quarterfinals at the Xcel Energy Center...
February 19, 2013 - 11:24pm
February 18, 2013
Tickets on sale for team wrestling
Tickets for the Class AAA State Wrestling Tournament (Session I) involving the Willmar Cardinals go on sale today at the high-school office. Tickets are $14 for adults and $9 for students. The one-day, three-class team tourney starts at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Xcel Energy Center in...
February 18, 2013 - 9:28pm
February 15, 2013
Girls basketball: Listless Cards fall at Tech
ST. CLOUD — The Willmar Cardinals limped to the end of the season losing at St. Cloud Tech on Friday night 62-25. Three starters were out of the line-up for the finale and it showed in the lopsided loss to a Central Lakes rival. “It’s pretty tough with three starters out,”...
February 15, 2013 - 11:43pm
February 14, 2013
Boys hockey: Schneider’s hat trick leads Cards past Sartell
SARTELL — Perhaps the Cardinals went into Bernick’s Arena Thursday with a chip on their shoulder. In Section 6A voting earlier in the day, coaches dealt Willmar the No. 6 seed despite 6 section wins (now 7) and a 1-0-1 record against Fergus Falls, which got the nod at No. 3. In...
February 14, 2013 - 11:34pm
Boys basketball: Brainerd buries Cardinals 65-39
BRAINERD — The Brainerd Warriors are having a season to remember. Tuesday night they rolled over Willmar 65-39 to inflate their record to 12-0 in the Central Lakes and 20-1 overall. This game was never close: the Warriors led 28-12 at half. These Warriors have clinched the CLC championship,...
February 14, 2013 - 11:32pm
Girls basketball: Tigers maul Willmar
WILLMAR — The Willmar Cardinals fell on Thursday to No. 6 Marshall 71-48 in a meeting of Section 2AAA foes. The result won’t help Willmar’s...
February 14, 2013 - 11:30pm
February 13, 2013
Girls hockey: ‘Skate with Cards’ is Friday 3:30-5 p.m.
A free afternoon of games, treats and skating with the Willmar girls hockey team from 3-5:30 p.m. Friday at the Civic Center — any girl in the Willmar area is invited (free rental skates available).
February 13, 2013 - 10:31pm
Willmar notebook: Section prize up for grabs
The Willmar Cardinals wrestling team was an unknown in its new section a year ago. No longer. They won’t sneak up on anyone. The Cardinals...
February 13, 2013 - 10:27pm
February 12, 2013
Girls basketball: Alex tops Willmar with late push
ALEXANDRIA — The Willmar Cardinals fell Tuesday night to Alexandria in Central Lakes girls basketball 43-38. Willmar led most of the way battling through Alexandria’s troublesome 1-3-1 trap. The visiting Cardinals led 22-19 at half but were held to 16 points the second half. Senior...
February 12, 2013 - 11:15pm
February 10, 2013
Boys swimming & diving: McLain has 4 top-2 finishes; Willmar 6th
ALEXANDRIA — Senior Michael McLain won the 100 freestyle (48.91) a second straight year, finished second in the 200 (1:48.73) and anchored a pair of Willmar Cardinal freestyle relays that placed runner-up during the Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving meet on Saturday at...
February 10, 2013 - 8:40pm