The Willmar volleyball team will play a Central Lakes Conference match in front of the home crowd for the first time this season as it hosts Brainerd at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior High School gym. The Cardinals (1-0, 1-1) will be at home again Thursday against St. Cloud Apollo.
MADISON -- Despite collecting only five first downs and gaining 111 yards of offense, Lac qui Parle Valley opened its season by upending Oak Grove Lutheran of Fargo 7-3 on a soggy Saturday afternoon. With nearly four inches of rain soaked into the field, the two teams combined to lose four fumbles and attempt only 22 passes. After connecting with Matt Enger on a 30-yard pass, LQPV senior quarterback Adam Paulson blasted his way into the end zone from a yard out to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead just before halftime. Justin Stamp rushed for 60 of the Eagles' 70 yards on 21 carries.
Fastpitch Softball Willmar Red 9-1 in league WILLMAR -- The Willmar Red 12-and-under fastpitch team went 9-1 this season in the Thursday League. Willmar Red, which was 14-6 overall, took second place in a New London-Spicer tournament and also went 2-2 at Hutchinson and 1-2 in Marshall. Members of the Willmar Red team were: Paige Davis, KyLee Hulscher, Sara Tinklenberg, Addy Nelsen, Baylie Young, Becca Freese, Valor Gorans, Kayte Cole, Lindsey Atchison, Laura Swartz, Tracy Hillenbrand, Brooke Mayer, Kendra Maxfield, Brittney Serbus, Liz Reeb, Maddie Sandberg and Kayla Hanson. Coache
Volleyball CENTRAL LAKES Brainerd at Willmar, 7 p.m. Fergus Falls at Sartell Little Falls at St. Cloud Apollo Rocori at Alexandria Sauk Rapids at St. Cloud Tech WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Montevideo, 7:30 p.m. BOLD at Lac qui Parle Valley, 7:30 p.m. Morris at Benson, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Albany at New London-Spicer, 7:30 p.m. Melrose at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m. St. Cloud Cathedral at Minnewaska, 7:30 p.m. CAMDEN NORTH Central Minnesota Christian at Canby, 7:30 p.m. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton vs.
College Football Hibbing 34, Ridgewater 14 Prep Football Lac qui Parle Valley 7, Oak Grove Lutheran 3
Jake Nordin, a senior from Lake Lillian, will be the Northern Illinois starting tight end when the Huskies trvel to take on top-ranked Ohio State at 2:30 p.m. today (ABC) in Columbus, Ohio. Nordin caught 26 passes for 266 yards and a touchdown last season for the Huskies.
John Carlson, a junior from Litchfield, will start at tight end today for No. 2-ranked Notre Dame when the Fighting Irish travel to take on Georgia Tech in a 7 p.m. (ABC) game in Atlanta. Carlson caught seven passes for 56 yards and a touchdown last season as the No. 2 tight end behind Anthony Fasano, who was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.
NEW LONDON -- Kyle Johnson's 19-yard field goal with just under 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter lifted Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City past New London-Spicer 17-16 in a non-conference football opener on a 70-degree Friday night. Both offenses were hot to start (the Falcons led 14-13 with seven minutes left in the second quarter), but the second half was a defensive standoff with just a short field goal by each team. Levi Schultz gathered in the opening kickoff and busted 85 yards up the stadium side for a 7-0 New London-Spicer advantage with just 11 seconds off the clock. Then, the Wildcat
ST. CLOUD -- The Willmar Cardinals came from behind late in the fourth quarter to overtake St. Cloud Apollo 30-26 in the Central Lakes Conference football Friday. Quarterback Michael Dunham zigzagged 34 yards for the winning score with under five minutes left. The season opener had a little of everything.
Events/competitions Crow River Clean Up Day -- Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 a.m.-noon. The Crow River Organization of Water is holding the third annual watershed-wide clean up day. Family and friends will have the opportunity to help clean up the Crow River and its tributaries. The clean up will run in various communities throughout the Crow River Watershed. Over the past two year, the project has removed more than 15 tons of garbage from the river.