GLEN ELLYN, Ill. — The Ridgewater volleyball team lost two matches on Saturday at the College of DuPage Tournament. The Warriors, ranked No. 5 in NJCAA Division III, lost 3-1 to top-ranked Madison. Ridgewater also lost 3-0 to Harper, which was ranked No. 6 in the Division III preseason poll. Ridgewater was scheduled to play two matches on Friday night but the Warriors bus broke down on Interstate 90 and the team was stranded for five hours.
Tyler Steen's grand slam in the fifth inning provided the winning runs as the Raymond Rockets claimed their first state championship on Monday
DASSEL -- Austin Smith had four RBIs, Justin Koenen and Kyle Knott each had three hits and two runs scored, and Raymond crushed Nisswa 10-2 to advance in the Minnesota...
BUFFALO — Willmar opened it's football season on the road against Buffalo and they had their defense torn apart by Buffalo, losing 47-20. The Cardinals started the scoring with a big time 67 yard touchdown pass from Donald Jurek to Noah Slagter but the lead didn't hold for long. The Bison got on the board three times in the first, started off with a pass from Aidan Bouman to Tucker Johnson that went for 37 yards. Bouman had himself a day to remember, throwing for 231 yards and five touchdowns on the day.
BELGRADE— After missing a first quarter extra point, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City kicker Kolt Soine was benched. Given a chance to redeem himself later, he took full advantage. Soine hit a 31-yard field goal with one second to play, and the Falcons edged Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 31-28 in a thrilling game Friday. BBE tied the game with 3:49 to play on a 13-yard touchdown run by Isaiah Gilbert, but the Falcons moved right down the field, setting up Soine's game-winner
MURDOCK - Austin Friese scored two touchdowns and the Yellow Medicine East defense held Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg to 149 total yards in a 14-0 victory on Friday. YME broke through for a second-quarter touchdown, with Friese hauling in a 29-yard scoring pass from Tom Lindstrom. David Hidalgo added the extra point. YME's defense made the margin hold. KMS managed 98 yards on the ground and 51 through the air. The Sting also intercepted three passes. Friese iced the game with his second TD, a one-yard scoring run, in the fourth quarter.
MILACA - The Dragons opened the season in style, pummeling Milaca on Thursday in Milaca. Litchfield scored 42 first-half points and amassed 476 total yards, including 221 yards through the air. Logan Nelson did substantial damage on the ground, scoring five rushing touchdowns. Dylan Madsen collected 128 yards and a touchdown on just four receptions, and quarterback Josh Prahl hit 10 of 15 passes for 216 yards. The Dragons play on the road against next week, traveling to Watertown-Mayer for a 7p.m. game on Sept. 9.
ST. CLOUD — The Willmar boys soccer team won its third-straight game thanks to a big night from Jesus Nevarez on Thursday. Nevarez scored three goals and assisted on two in a 5-3 win over St. Cloud Apollo. The Cardinals improved to 3-0 and have scored 12 goals in their victories. Nevarez scored the match's first goal, then converted twice on penalty kicks and teammates Blake Hisken and Sakawe Shadoor both were pulled down in the box.
BRAINERD— Willmar traveled to Brainerd on Thursday to compete in a dual that ultimately ended in the host's favor 113-71. The Cardinals had strong performances from a variety of swimmers including Anna Backes who won the 100 and 200 freestyle and was part of the 400 freestyle relay team that took first with a time of 4:01.05. Moira Revier was the anchor on that team and she also had a decent day, finishing second in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Brainerd 113, Willmar 71