GLENWOOD -- Jordan Holte pumped in 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help Minnewaska beat New London-Spicer 63-49 Thursday, handing the Wildcats their first West Central North Conference loss of the season in the process. Holte was 8-for-14 from the field and 13-for-17 at the free-throw line.
MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo broke out of its two-game losing streak with its second-half defense to beat Morris 74-61 in West Central South Conference action Thursday. The Thunder Hawks (8-1, 14-3) couldn't slow down the Tigers' Taylor Witt in the first half, as he put up 21 points. But after halftime, Montevideo clamped down on him, allowing just eight. Montevideo also made 54 percent (29 of 54) of its shots from the field and 6 of 13 from three-point range. Jon Altena had three of the Thunder Hawks' treys and finished with a team-high 26 points, followed closely by Tyler Grey with 24.
The Willmar Cardinals (10-7) host the Litchfield Dragons (15-5) in a non-conference wrestling match today at 7:30 p.m. Litchfield beat Willmar 37-28 last year in Litchfield.
Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato hosts Willmar at 7 p.m. tonight in the first round of the Section 2A girls' hockey tournament. Morris/Benson hosts Moose Lake Area in Morris and River Lakes hosts North Wright County in Richmond. Girls Hockey SECTION 2A Willmar at Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato, 7 p.m. Little Falls at Wadena-Deer Creek, 7 p.m. Moose Lake/Willow River vs. Morris/Benson Area at Morris, 7 p.m. Princeton at Orono, 5 p.m.
The Minnesota Community College Conference has honored Terra Billiet of the Ridgewater Lady Warriors as Southern Division Player of the Week. The 6-foot sophomore post from Madison contributed 14 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals in Saturday's 65-38 win over Riverland College. Billiet is averaging 12.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game this season for the Lady Warriors.
The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms Wednesday on 2006 contracts with six players, including left-handed pitchers Justin Jones and Errol Simonitsch, right-handed pitcher Pat Neshek, infielders Luis Rodriguez and Terry Tiffee, and outfielder Jason Kubel. The Twins now have 21 players on their 40-man roster under contract, with their pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to spring training Feb. 19. One of those not yet under contract is starting pitcher Kyle Lohse, who is headed for salary arbitration with the club unless the two sides can agree on a deal before the hearing.
Results Sunday at Granite Falls Frosty 4 Run/Walk MEN'S CHAMPION: Nick Myron WOMEN'S CHAMPION: Clare Kazmierczak OVERALL RESULTS (name, age group, time): (1) Nick Myron, 17-24, 24:47* (2) Nathan Lodermeier, 17-24, 26:07 (3) Jamie Haugen, 25-35, 26:10* (4) John Maas, 36-45, 29:22* (5) Wayne Kazmierczak, 25-35, 29:55 (6) Clare Kazmierczak, 25-35, 29:55* (7) Hunter Peterson, 16 under, 31:12* (8) Julie Miller, 17-24, 31:13* (9) Michelle Miller, 17-24, 31:13 (10) John O'Neill, 46-up, 32:27* (11) Jim Ruff, 46 up, 32:52 (12) Matt Dinesen, 17-24, 33:27 (13) A.
Late results Tuesday Perham Triangular Perham 41, Minnewaska Area 21 103: Same Warne, Per, pin Andy Goracke :22 112: Josh Barlow, P, dec Justin Frederick 3-1 119: Joe Berns, Per, , maj Cam Schafer 12-0 125: Jon Tatro, Min, dec Barry Nelson 9-4 130: Tyler Doll, Per, pin Dan Braaten 3:57 135: Justin Berns, P, pin Collin Jergenson 1:41 140: Sam Goracke, Min, dec Eric Weller 10-6 145: Trevor Larson, M, pin Charlie Schmitz 3:32 152: Mike Guehna, Per, dec Colin Cihlar 4-2 160: Alan Erickson, M, dec Nathan Schmit 5-2 171: Adam Sonnenberg, P, maj Jared Jordahl 12-4 189: Jordan Paulbicki
Result Tuesday Non-Conference NL-Spicer 139.25, Litchfield 127.625 Emma Degeest won the floor exercise (9.2) and beam (8.8) to finish with a first-place all-around score of 34.925 for New London-Spicer.
Boys Basketball By Minnesota Basketball News The Minnesota boys' high school basketball rankings, as provided by Minnesota Basketball News, a statewide basketball publication. Records are through Feb. 7. CLASS AAAA 1. Elk River (17-1) 2. Cretin-Derham Hall (18-1) 3. Hopkins (17-2) 4. St. Paul Johnson (16-2) 5. Tartan (17-2) 6. Eden Prairie (16-2) 7. Robbinsdale Cooper (16-2) 8. Bloomington Jefferson (14-3) 9. Shakopee (16-3) 10. St. Cloud Apollo (13-5) CLASS AAA 1. Duluth East (17-2) 2. Rocori (15-3) 3.