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Prep Volleyball State Tournament Third place Central Minnesota Christian def. Climax/Fisher 21-25, 25-18, 25-12, 22-25, 15-9
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THIEF RIVER FALLS -- After making a five-hour trek up north, Litchfield might think it will playing in its backyard next week. That's because the Dragons thrashed Thief River Falls 36-18 in the quarterfinals of the Class AAA State Tournament Friday to earn the right to play at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Litchfield (11-1) will meet a familiar foe in the semifinals next Thursday at 3:15 p.m.
HAWLEY -- Hawley didn't hide the fact that it would run the ball with religious fervor, but MACCRAY's defense wasn't up to the challenge Friday in the quarterfinal round of the state Class AA football tournament. The Nuggets ran without limits, racking up 496 yards in beating the Wolverines in a 58-43 shootout. Hawley will face Triton in the state semifinals Thursday at the Metrodome. MACCRAY, which had held its last four opponents to a total of 25 points, had no answer for bruising fullback Nick Paur and the outside speed of Nate Mattson. Paur, who rushed for almost 1,500 yards this seaso
Danielle Dahl, a Concordia senior outside hitter from Willmar, and Carly Freiborg, a Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior setter from Sacred Heart, were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association all-region team Thursday. Dahl was named in the Central Region and Freiborg in the Midwest Region. UW-Eau Claire (30-3) beat Concordia (24-3) in five games Friday in the NCAA Regionals.
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ST. PAUL -- After winning 24 matches in a row, the Montevideo Thunder Hawks finished the season with two straight losses, getting drubbed by St. Cloud Cathedral 25-13, 25-10, 25-11 in the Class AA consolation semifinals Friday at Xcel Energy Center. Montevideo (26-4) lost its quarterfinal match on Thursday to Pipestone in four games. Montevideo had defeated St. Cloud Cathedral in four games in the West Central inter-conference championship Oct. 20 in Montevideo. Montevideo was the West Central South Conference champions and St. Cloud Cathedral the North champion. This time, St.
Prep Volleyball STATE TOURNAMENT Class A Third Place Saturday Central Minnesota Christian vs. Climax/Fisher, 11 a.m.
Prep Football State Tournament Class AAA Quarterfinals Litchfield 36, Thief River Falls 18 Class AA Quarterfinals Hawley 58, MACCRAY 43 Prep Volleyball Class AA Consolation Semifinals St. Cloud Cathedral def. Montevideo, 25-13, 25-10, 25-11 Class A Semifinals Minneota def. Central Minnesota Christian 19-25, 25-22, 25-16, 21-25, 15-12