WILLMAR—Tanner Dahle scored a hat trick as Willmar's boys hockey team held off Prairie Center for a 6-5 win Thursday night at the Willmar Civic Center. The Cardinals got the fireworks going first with a goal from Dahle just 5:37 into the game and Devin Turrubiates made it 2-0 minutes later. Prairie Center got on the board with 30 seconds to spare, though, thanks to a goal from Hunter Fletcher. Dahle got rolling again in the second with a goal 41 seconds into the period before Prairie Center's Peter Erhart scored a pair to knot the game at three.
KERKHOVEN—KMS' Sam Gjerde scored 40 points and six assists as the Saints defeated Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 73-57 on Thursday. Gjerde hit seven 3-point shots. Katie Krieger had six points, a team-high 11 rebounds and seven steals. Hanne Tebben finished with eight points and eight rebounds. The Saints play Hancock in a girls-boys doubleheader at 6 p.m. today in Kerkhoven. The KMS boys play the Owls after the girls game. KMS 73, RTR 57 RTR................. 27 30 — 57 KMS................. 38 35 — 73
HOWARD LAKE — The Benson wrestling team won two matches at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Triangular on Thursday. Benson downed the host school and also won a 43-36 win over BOLD. BOLD blanked HLWW 42-0 in the other match. HLWW Tri Benson 66, HLWW 5 106: Diers, H, tech fall Blake Nagler 16-1 113: Mike Nagler, B, win by forfeit 120: Hunter Mondor, B, win by forfeit 126: Chase Young, B, win by forfeit 132: Adam Zosel, B, win by forfeit 138: Adam Koosmann, B, win by forfeit
BRAINERD—Noah Slagter poured in 24 points for Willmar as they fell to Brainerd on Thursday. Slagter also tacked on eight rebounds but it was Brainerd's Michael Bieganek who dominated the glass. He finished with 14 boards. Michael Russell led the Warriors with 22 points including five three-pointers. Brainerd 66, Willmar 59 Willmar................. 26 33 — 59 Brainerd................. 29 37 — 66 Willmar
CLARA CITY — Jackson Grussing had a night to remember as he led MACCRAY to a 78-58 Camden Conference win over Canby Tuesday night. Grussing finished with 22 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and five steals in one of the more dominant area performances so far this season. The Wolverines' Brady Madsen also had a good night, scoring 21 points. MACCRAY 78, Canby 58 Canby................. 58 MACCRAY................. 78 Canby Stats not provided MACCRAY
MARSHALL—Four different Marshall players scored goals and goalie Trey Nelson stopped 16 shots in the Tigers' 4-0 win over Willmar on Tuesday. Marshall scored two power play goals in the second period and the Tigers' two even-strength goals came on breakaways. "We had a good third period," said Willmar head Jamie Hagen. "But (Marshall) made us pay for our penalties." The Cardinals play host to Prairie Centre for Senior Night at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Willmar Civic Center. Marshall 4, Willmar 0
WILLMAR—Prairie Centre's Mikayla Olson scored with four seconds left in the first period and her team rode that momentum to a 6-3 victory over Willmar on Tuesday at the Willmar Civic Center. The Cardinals fell to 2-11 overall. They play host to Fergus Falls in a Central Lakes Conference game at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Civic Center. Prairie Centre's Shelby Otte scored an unassisted power play goal in the first but Willmar Kobienia tied the game fewer than two minutes later on an assist from Natalie Amon.
MONTEVIDEO — Morris/Chokio-Alberta held off a second half comeback to defeat Montevideo 65-61 in overtime Tuesday night in . The Tigers opened with a 35-26 lead in the first half but the Thunder Hawks tied it at 55 through regulation. Morris/CA won the extra session 10-6. Ashley Solvie scored 20 points and added 12 rebounds for the Tigers to dominate the post. Montevideo's Abby Olson was the game's leading-scorer, though, with 25 points. She also tacked on seven rebounds, three assists and five steals. Morris 65, Montevideo 61 OT
WINDOM—KMS took a first half lead and ran with it to down Alden-Conger and take third place at the Windom Tournament on Friday afternoon. Samantha Gjerde was a force, scoring 33 points with nine rebounds to guide the Saints. Mallory Rudningen also did well, grabbing 11 rebounds. The Saints will be back in action on Tuesday in Tracy to take on Tracy-Milroy-Balaton. KMS 63, Alden-Conger 47 Alden-Conger................. 20 27 — 47 KMS................. 27 36 — 63 Alden-Conger
KIMBALL—Piper Asche scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds, three assists and four blocked shots as MACCRAY downed Cass Lake-Bena 55-52 on Thursday in the Kimball Tournament. The Wolverines prevailed despite shooting 0 of 16 from 3-point range while CL-B hit 11 3s. MACCRAY's Sydney Schwitters scored 12 points and had seven steals, and Ellie Thein finished with nine points, eight rebounds and five steals. MACCRAY 55, CL-Bena 52 MACCRAY................. 25 30 — 55 Cass Lake-Bena................. 30 22 — 52