Before this week's action gets underway in prep football, Curt and Jake discuss three of the top games. Watch the ticker at the top of the screen for Tribune Sports' Week 3 picks.
Week Three of the prep football season is just around the corner, and Curt and Jake have a trio of teams that have slipped under the radar early in the season. Both Minnewaska and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg are off to 2-0 starts, while Lac qui Parle Valley has played well en route to a 1-1 mark.
The 2017 Pigskin Preview is now available online The 2017 Pigskin Preview published by the West Central Tribune in late August is now available to view online here . In this issue, the Tribune sports department profiles more than 20 regional high school football teams entering into the fall football season.
With week two of the prep football season getting underway on Friday, Curt and Jake get you ready for everything you'll need to know. The WCT Top Six rankings are revealed with a pair of new additions. The guys also reveal their picks for all the matchups and break down three of the best games this week. Follow @WCTSports on Twitter for updates and scores from around the area.
Just two weeks into the volleyball season, there are already some teams that appear destined for a postseason run. Curt and Jake discuss four of these teams that have been eye-catching to this point in the season. Follow @WCTSports on Twitter for the latest scores and updates.
Editor's note: Due to technical issues, the Willmar-Melrose swimming and diving statistics in Wednesday's Tribune were incorrect. WILLMAR - Melrose won nine events and the meet in Tuesday's dual against Willmar at Willmar High School. Melrose prevailed 105-79. Willmar's shining moment came on the platform when all three podium spots went to Cardinal divers. Erica Schramm led the way with a 222.25 score. Olivia Welsh was second at 215.55 and Maddie Stoeberl was third at 203.05.
DuPAGE, Ill. - The Ridgewater volleyball team competes annually in the College of DuPage's Chaparral Invite to get a feel for where the Warriors stand among the elite of NJCAA Division III. This year was no different and the youthful Warriors know they have work ahead of them. The Warriors, ranked No. 2 in the Division III preseason poll, won two matches but also lost in three sets against No. 1-ranked Harper. Ridgewater also lost to No. 5 Madison on Friday.
With the advent of prep football season, the guys reveal their picks for the first week's matchups. Video by Curt Hogg / Tribune
MOUND — Willmar's Abdul Nasir Hassan scored the first goal of the match but Mound Westonka countered with two tallies in a 20-minute span of the second half and downed the Cardinals 2-1 on Monday. After a scoreless first half, Hassan scored on an assist from Kelvin Gomez-Padilla in the 48th minute. Mound Westonka's Owen Mather scored on a penalty kick in the 55th minute and teammate Andrew Abegglen scored on a free kick in the 72nd minute.
HAMBURG - The Raymond Rockets took another step in the Class C amateur baseball state tournament title defense with an impressive 7-0 victory over Buckman on Saturday. Raymond's Alex Lothammer, who allowed just a run in last week's win over Mora, allowed just four hits and struck out 10 in seven innings of work. Cole Christianson again relieved and pitched two scoreless innings. Tyler Steen and Kyle Knott both his home runs, and Steen and Calvin Kosminskas both drove in a pair of runs.