BENSON -- In a match that saw neither team win a game by more than five points, BOLD outlasted Benson 27-25, 25-20, 21-25, 23-25, 15-12 in a West Central South Conference duel Monday. Leah Miller led the Warriors with 19 kills, while Bre Keltgen followed with 10. For Benson, Courtney Frank had 14 kils, Jessica Ascheman 13 and Annie Ecklund 10. BOLD 3, Benson 2 BOLD (3-1, 4-1) 27 25 21 23 15 Benson (2-1, 2-2) 25 20 25 25 12 BOLD Serving: Carrie Hebrink 17-19-3, Jaclyn Wertish 3-3-3, Leah Miller 12-14-1, Nikki Ervin 7-8-3, Bre Keltgen 13-14-2, Laura Wallenta 21-23-2, Alli Marcus
BROOTEN -- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa unleashed its heavy artillery, shelling Hancock 25-10, 25-19, 25-21 in non-conference volleyball action Monday. The Jaguars (6-1), ranked No. 5 in the latest Class A poll, dominated the first game, then played steadily throughout the final two games. Ashley Lensing amassed 14 kills to lead BBE, followed by April Hansen with 10 and Heidi Lensing with eight.
With primary elections across the state, there are only two sporting events involving area teams on today's schedule. MACCRAY travels to Montevideo for a 4 p.m. non-conference tennis match and the Montevideo cross country team will be running in the Norwood Young American Invite starting at 4 p.m.
WILLMAR -- After starting out the season by winning three of its first four matches, Willmar has fallen on hard times, losing four of its last five, including a three-game loss to Little Falls Monday night in a Central Lakes Conference match. The Flyers, behind 15 kills by hard-hitting sophomore Katherine Harms, topped the Cardinals 25-19, 25-15, 25-23. "We just couldn't get anything going tonight," said Willmar coach Mary Hanson. "The serving errors we had came at crucial times when we were getting some momentum going. It just wasn't our night.
WILLMAR -- St. Cloud Tech won all three close matches to bowl over Willmar 7-0 in Central Lakes girls tennis on Monday. Willmar netters both lost in extra sets: Sarah Paterson at 4-singles and Ashley Johnson-Ariel Johnson at 3-doubles each fell in the third set. Parul Kapor defeated Jenny Peterson 6-1, 6-1 at 1-singles. Trisha Foshaug-Katie Switzer lost at close match at 2-doubles 7-6, 7-5. St. Cloud Tech 7, Willmar 0 Singles (1) Parul Kapor, Tec, def Jenny Peterson 6-1, 6-1 (2) Payal Kapor, Tec, def.
WILLMAR -- Willmar tipped Minnewaska Area 4-0 on Monday to even their record at 3-3 with two ties. Willmar was putting heavy pressure on Lakers' goalie Pierce Peters when a teammate used a hand to defect a shot on goal. That gave Josh Aslesen a penalty kick, which he made, and the Minnewaska player a red card that left Minnewaska a player short the last 47 minutes. Brad Leitch scored three minutes later, from Aslesen, at 36:00, and Luis Arellano scored on a header off a pass from Andres Prada at 39:00. Ethan Vogel made six saves for his second shutout. Willmar plays at 7 p.m.
Late results Saturday ROCHESTER -- Ridgewater went 3-0 in pool play before losing to Madison Area Tech in the championship match of the Rochester Invite Saturday. The Lady Warriors lost 30-26, 26-30, 15-11 in the title match. Ridgewater had three players registered more than 20 kills for the tournament, led by Ashley Hennen with 25. Hilary Groothuis added 23 and Ashley Olson had 21. Laura Suter led the team with 12 ace serves and 73 assists. Groothuis had six ace blocks and Olson led the Lady Warriors in digs with 34. Team scores Pool Play Ridgewater def.
WILLMAR -- Nick Egge of Kandiyohi swept in the Mod 4 at the KRA Saturday Night Special at the fairground. Also sweeping were Dave Mass of Isanti in Super Stock, Danny Bayer of Elrosa in Midwest Modified and Greg Thell of Foley in Hobby Other feature winners were Jason Thoennes of Alexandria in Modified, and Jay Hedtke of Grove City in Street Stock. HOBBY STOCK -- Heat 1: (1) Greg Thell, Foley (2) Josh Fredeen, Spicer (3) Josh Dragt, Willmar ... Heat 2: (1) Tim Kallevig, Pennock (2) Matt Gottwald, Willmar (3) Shaun Feldman, Sunburg ...
Late Friday results Southern Alliance Worthington 8, Redwood Valley 0 Worthington scored with 56 seconds left in the first quarter and had Nate Stoll rush for 200 yards to hand Redwood Valley (0-2, 0-2) its second straight shutout loss. Dan Bonebright hauled in five catches for 63 yards and Troy Bruns was in on 17 tackles for Redwood Valley. Redwood Valley (0-2, 0-2) 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Worthington (1-1, 1-1) 8 0 0 0 -- 8 Wor - Tim Roos 15 pass from Quentin Dudley (Dudley run) Redwood Valley Team statistics First downs: 7 ... Rushing: 29-32 ...
Prep Tennis NON-CONFERENCE MACCRAY at Montevideo, 4 p.m. Cross Country NON-CONFERENCE Norwood-Young America Invite (Montevideo), 4 p.m.