GRANITE FALLS -- Yellow Medicine East staged a late rally to overtake Lakeview 64-63 in a non-conference boys basketball game on Monday. Down 54-45 with four minutes left, the Sting (2-0) picked up the defensive pressure to outscore the Lakers 19-9 down the stretch. With 33 seconds left and still down by one, YME ran a play and got off a good shot that didn't fall. But Taylor Tollefson was fouled on the rebound and got two shots. He made both to put his team up 64-63.
GROVE CITY -- Brittany Smith had 20 points and four other players scored in double figures as Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City beat E.C.H.O. Charter 100-14 in a non-conference girls basketball game Monday. E.C.H.O. Charter, in only its second year of existence, made just five field goals and was outscored 67-8 in the first half. Toni Litzau added 11 points while Kristen Whitcomb, Kjersten Karlsgodt and Lauren Kinzler all pumped in 10 more each for ACGC. ACGC 100, E.C.H.O. 14 E.C.H.O. Charter (0-3) 8 6 -- 14 ACGC (2-1) 67 33 -- 100 E.C.H.O.
Volleyball All-MCCC Jackie Noyes, Ashley Olson All-Southern Division Jackie Noyes, Ashley Olson, Laura Suter All-Division Second Team Hilary Groothuis MCCC All-Tournament Team Hilary Groothuis, Brittany Haas, Ashley Olson All-NJCAA Tournament Hilary Groothuis, Jackie Noyes, Ashley Hennen NJCAA Tournament MVP Ashley Olson NJCAA Division III All-America First team: Ashley Olson, Jackie Noyes Team results Southern Division champion (7-0); MCCC runner-up; Region 13A champion; NJCAA Division III champion; Final record: 35-4 All-MCCC Anoka Ramsey -- Anna Block Central Lake
Late results Saturday Monticello Duals Minnewaska won its final two duals to place ninth. Sam Goracke pinned all four of his opponents at 152 pounds. The Lakers also got three wins from Justin Frederick at 125, Jon Tatro at 135/140 and Dan Braaten at 145. Team scores Pool Matches Albany 36, Minnewaska 30 Big Lake 51, Minnewaska 15 Minnewaska 42, St. Cloud Apollo 24 Ninth Place Minnewaska 48, North Branch 30 How area wrestlers fared Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, falls) Minnewaska 103: Gage Sachs 2-2 (2) ... 112: Grant Winter 2-2 (1) .... 119: Open ...
Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Alexandria, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Maple Lake vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 7:30 p.m. Benson vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven, 7:30 p.m. Central Minnesota Christian vs.
Boys Basketball Yellow Medicine East 64, Lakeview 63 Girls Basketball Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 100, E.C.H.O. Charter 14 Ortonville 55, Dawson-Boyd 51
Behind a game-high 10 rebounds from sophomore forward Brett Winkelman, North Dakota State upset previously unbeaten and No. 8-ranked Marquette 64-60 in the final of the Pepsi Blue and Gold Classic Saturday in Milwaukee. Winkelman, a 2004 graduate of Morris Area High School, also had eight points in 36 minutes to help the Bison (5-2) win their fourth straight game.
BENSON -- Hastings, a Class AAAA school, made it two titles in two years at the Benson Invite Saturday. The Raiders made the host team the victim in the championship game both times, this year 56-38. Lac qui Parle Valley topped MACCRAY in the third-place game 46-38. Last year, the Raiders beat the Braves 56-51 in the final. Hastings 56, Benson 38 With 6-foot-8 Cathy Hintz underneath and fluid 5-10 Sarah Duea on the wing, the Raiders are a lot to defend. Duea, a 5-10 senior wing, led Hastings with 25 points.
MORRIS -- Brooke Anderson netted a hat trick, including the game-winning goal with 29 seconds left, to help Morris/Benson Area beat Luverne 6-5 Saturday in girls hockey. Laura Berens got a shot off from the slot that was stopped by Luverne goaltender Katie Dahl, but Anderson was trailing the play and tapped in the rebound. Berens, Dani Staples and Laura Horecka also scored for the Storm while Emily Rajewsky assisted on three goals. MBA 6, Luverne 5 Luverne (1-1-0)....................2 1 2 -- 5 MBA (1-1-1)..........................2 3 1 -- 6 FIRST PERIOD - Luv: Emily Spreiter (
MOORHEAD -- Ridgewater College had four placewinners Saturday at the Minnesota State University Moorhead Invitational -- a meet that featured 10 senior colleges. Brent Mason was second and Steve Westby third, both at heavyweight, Jimmy Marx took fifth at 125 pounds and Justin Turek placed fourth at 149. "We took our lumps, but the learning curve was steep," said coach Jesse Nelson. The meet included North Dakota State, Augsburg and Augustana, all top programs in the Upper Midwest. How Ridgewater fared Key: (Weight, name, won-loss) 125: Brian Beilke 0-2, Jimmy Marx 2-2, 5th place .