Minnesota State Tournament 9-man Quarterfinals Nov. 11 Grand Meadow 36, Edgerton/Ellsworth 0 Waubun 41, Stephen-Argyle Central 18 Cleveland 39, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 22 Cromwell 35, Ely 7 Semifinals U.S. Bank Stadium Thursday Cleveland 38, Cromwell 29 Friday Grand Meadow (12-0) vs. Waubun (12-0), 9 a.m. Final U.S. Bank Stadium Nov. 25 Cleveland (13-0) vs. Grand Meadow-Waubun winner, 10 a.m. Class A Quarterfinals Nov. 11 Rushford-Peterson 44, Murray County Central 21
Ridgewater volleyball made its tenth trip to the national championship match but fell just short of a fifth title as they lost to Harper (Illinois). The Willmar High School cross country runners continued their dominant season with a second place finish at NXR regional in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They finished just behind Edina who also beat them in the Class AA State Cross Country Meet.
Willmar diver Erica Schramm advanced to the finals of the 1-meter diving during preliminaries on Wednesday at the Minnesota State Swimming and Diving Meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Schramm recorded 218.80 points in prelims and semifinals to head into today's finals at No. 14. The top 16 divers advance to the finals. Fellow Card diver Olivia Welsh scored 207.90 points in prelims and semifinals but failed to qualify for the finals with an 18th-place finish.
On Nov. 12, 45 Willmar varsity, junior varsity, 12-U and 10-U girl hockey players, along with their coaches, had a fun evening courtesy of a girls' hockey grant and the College of St. Benedict at the Runestone Center in Alexandria. The group watched former Willmar player Shelby Schneider and her St. Benedict Blazers teammates take on the Concordia College Cobbers, featuring former Cardinal Amelia Amon, in a MIAC women's hockey game. The Cobbers capped the evening with an overtime victory..
Fall sports are beginning to wrap up as the the area's last volleyball and football teams saw their seasons come to an end. Morris/Chokio-Alberta volleyball had a respectable trip to the Class AA State volleyball tournament, going 2-1 to take home fifth place. The Tigers' football team also lost their first game of the state tournament, losing to Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, and saw their season come to an end.
WILLMAR — Ridgewater's men's basketball team dominated Concordia-Moorhead's junior varsity team in the first half and coasted to a 94-70 victory on Tuesday. Sophomore point guard Akeem Oglesby racked up a game-high 25 points and finished a perfect five-for-five from beyond the arc. The Warriors were strong from the three-point line all night, hitting 16-of-29 three-point attempts. Jack Turnbull was also strong from distance, hitting five 3-point shots. He finished the night with 20 points.
Minnesota State Tournament 9-man Quarterfinals Friday Grand Meadow 36, Edgerton/Ellsworth 0 Waubun 41, Stephen-Argyle Central 18 Cleveland 39, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 22 Cromwell 35, Ely 7 Semifinals U.S. Bank Stadium Nov. 17 Cleveland (12-0) vs. Cromwell (12-0), 11:30 p.m. Grand Meadow (12-0) vs. Waubun (12-0), 9 a.m. Final U.S. Bank Stadium Nov. 25 Semifinals winners, 10 a.m. Class A Quarterfinals Friday Rushford-Peterson 44, Murray County Central 21
Brady Reigstad is a week away from starting his final high school wrestling season but on Monday he announced that this year won't be his last on the mat. The Willmar senior signed a National Letter of Intent to wrestle for St. Cloud State University on Monday. "It feels good," Reigstad said. "I'm glad I got it off my shoulders and I can focus on the season ahead of me." The soft-spoken 285-pounder had also spoken with football coaches about playing collegiately but ultimately decided wrestling would be better for him in regards to his long-term health.
Willmar’s swimming and diving team will be sending seven competitors to the Class A state meet this year thanks to a strong performance at the Section 3A meet led by...
Morris/Chokio-Alberta capped off its second trip to the Class AA state volleyball tournament with a 3-1 win over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Saturday to earn fifth place.