GRANITE FALLS — Bentley Boike and Colton Husby were an unstoppable duo for Dawson-Boyd as the Blackjacks grabbed a 34-7 road victory over Yellow Medicine East Friday night. Boike ran for 193 yards and a touchdown and Husby scored three touchdowns on 21 carries and 119 rushing yards. The Blackjacks excelled on the ground as a whole, out-rushing the Sting 323-38. Alex Swenson was a threat in the air as well, going 9-for-21 for 146 passing yards, including a 28-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-long in the second quarter to Keaton Schuelke.
BEMIDJI - The Willmar swimming and diving team placed third place at the Bemidji Invite Saturday. The Cardinals' 354.5 points trailed only first-place Melrose and the second-place hosts. Diving was once again the strong suit for the Cardinals as they took three of the top five positions on the podium. Erica Schramm won the event with a 387.95 and Olivia Welsh and Maddie Stoeberl took fourth and fifth. Bemidji Invite
NEW LONDON — It's football season but New London-Spicer was full of home runs in Friday's 56-20 Homecoming win over Litchfield. The Wildcats showcased every aspect of a high-powered offense with a series of home run plays to take an early lead and add to that throughout the game.
WILLMAR — Willmar's girls soccer team put on a dominant performance to defeat Rocori 3-0 and push the Cardinals' win streak to four in a row on Tuesday at the Kennedy School field. "It's a really good feeling," Willmar head coach David Vinje said. "It's a cool thing to see for the girls. You can see them growing in confidence."
WILLMAR - The Willmar tennis team overwhelmed Marshall on Monday at the Willmar High School courts. The Cardinals' singles squad of Cayle Hovland, Jordyn Swoboda, Lydia Morrell and Mady Spencer all won in straight sets and dropped just one game in the process. The doubles teams of Olivia Corneil and Ashley Prahl, Kirah Kessler-Gross and Makenna Hogan and Alyssa Morrell and Abby Stauffenecker also won their matches in straight sets, losing just four games. Willmar 7, Marshall 0 Singles
OLIVIA — Catch. Run. Score. Repeat. That was the theme for BOLD in its 40-7 win over Sauk Centre Friday night to remain undefeated. BOLD quarterback Jordan Sagedahl wasn't perfect but he was pretty close, completing 10-of-12 passes for 161 yards with four touchdowns. His lone blemish came via an interception.
NEW LONDON — The Brandon Adelman-Kelly Bennetts connection was in midseason form as New London-Spicer christened their new turf field with a 40-10 victory over St. Cloud Cathedral Friday night. Adelman tallied five touchdown passes, including three to Bennetts in the second half, to guide the Wildcat offense to yet another impressive showing.
APPLETON - Keiser Freetly and Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd dominated the Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd Invitational with wins in each category on Thursday at the Appleton Golf Course. LQPV/DB won both the boys and girls divisions as Freetly and Jordyn Sterud took home individual titles for the home squad. Freetly won with a time of 16:53.78, more than a minute ahead of Benson/KMS' Jonathan Tostenson who finished in second place. LQPV/DB finished with 48 points in the boys division and girls were even more impressive with a score of 31.
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Falcons West Central Conference Head Coach: Micah Tolzin (3rd year) 2016 Records: 5-16 overall, 2-12 WCC Key Players: Rylie Wilner (Sr., 5-8, OH), Madison Denton (Sr., 6-0, MH), Alex Lovey (Sr. Libero)
Believe it or not, hockey season is right around the corner and the Willmar WarHawks were at Eagle Creek Golf Club Monday to remind people of that fact. Head coach and director of hockey operations Chris Blaisuis welcomed fans and players, former and present, to a golf outing followed by a dinner at The Oaks to kickoff the organization's second season.