Litchfield encountered little resistance in a Wright County Conference match against Glencoe-Silver Lake on Tuesday. The Dragons dropped just three games in a 7-0 victory. Natalie Nelson, Shanny Kinny, Laney Huhner and Taylar Smith dropped just two games in sweeping the singles matches. Avery Stilwell and Vaida Behnke, Neriah Lara and Alyssa Ross, and Maddy Benson and Morgan Randt lost a combined one game in three doubles matches. The Dragons play host to Mound Westonka at 4:15 p.m. Thursday. Litchfield 7, GSL 0 Singles
COLD SPRING — Willmar boys soccer was down by two goals after 10 minutes but bounced back in a remarkable way, eventually beating Rocori 8-3 in Cold Spring on Tuesday. Rocori scored one in the first minute with a nice shot from Uriel Rodriguez that beat Willmar goalkeeper Manny Obregon. Nine minutes later, Rodriguez netted another one via a penalty kick to put his team up 2-0. Penalty shots were a theme in the game as the referees allowed two to each side by the time all was said and done.
BELGRADE—BBE earned a rare win on Monday as the Jaguars topped MACCRAY 6-1 in Belgrade. The Jaguars, coming off two straight losses to New London-Spicer and Sauk Centre, swept singles and won at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Heather Marcus and Jessica Wellnitz were the only Wolverine winners, topping Sonja Carson and Sarah Schmitz in a very up-and-down match scored 2-6, 6-2, 10-4. Erin Rooney and Morgan Meyer were impressive at No. 1 and 2 singles as Rooney defeated Missy Marcus 6-3, 6-0 and Meyer defeated Kendra Hammerschmidt 6-0, 6-0.
WILLMAR — Carl Borleis passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more—all in the first half—as the Ridgewater football team defeated Minnesota West 27-12 on Saturday at Hodapp Field. The Cardinals, now 2-1 overall, scored three first-quarter scores and added another in the second. Neither team scored after halftime. Borleis ran 20 yards for the game's first touchdown, the connected with Aaron Sims on a nine-yard scoring pass just moments later. Borleis ran in a third first-quarter TD from a yard out to make it 20-0 Ridgewater.
OTSEGO — With three finishers in the top five, the Willmar girls cross country team easily took first place at the 13-team Bauman-Rovn Invitational Thursday. The Cardinals finished with a score of 56, 20 points better than runner-up Eden Prairie. Placing second, third and fourth respectively for the Cardinals were Sophie Schmitz (18:45.70), Kayla Rudie (18:46.60) and Jessa Hanson (18:48.54) Hudeife Mire was the lone Cardinal to place in the top-20 in the boys race, taking 16th in 17 minutes even.
BECKER — Given the chance to pull an upset of the two-time reigning Class AAAA football champions on the road, New London-Spicer took a big gamble in overtime. It paid off. Brandon Adelman hit a leaping Blake Shuck in the back of the end zone for a two-point conversion, lifting the Wildcats to a 42-41 upset Friday. The conversion followed a one-yard Jackson Ness touchdown run on fourth and goal. Ness finished the game with 205 yards and three touchdowns.
MORRIS — Jacob Zosel was an engine that ACGC couldn't shut down as the Morris/Chokio-Alberta running back amassed 257 yards and scored four straight touchdowns in the Tigers' 33-13 win over the Falcons on Friday at Big Cat Stadium. The Falcons took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter on Jeremy Nelson's 16-yard scoring run, but it was all Zosel and Tigers after that. Zosel scored on a 47-yard run as MCA took the lead, then punched in scores on runs of 7, 1, and 4 yards. The Tigers' Toby Sayles scored a fifth-straight TD on an 18-yard run in the fourth quarter.
SAUK CENTRE — BOLD ran all over Sauk Centre to win their second game of the season 38-14 in Sauk Centre on Friday night. The Warriors scored the first two touchdowns of the game in the second quarter after a scoreless first. Austin Einerson and Hayden Tersteeg each earned rushing touchdowns in the second quarter while Einerson added another receiving touchdown before the first half was up thanks to a 48 yard pass from freshman quarterback Jordan Sagedahl.
Cutlines: B1 cut Minnewaska's Joelle Thorfinnson digs out a shot during her victory over Benson's Katie Samuelson at No. 1 singles on Thursday at the Benson High School courts. The Lakers won 4-3 over the previously undefeated Braves. Tom Larson / Tribune. Jump cut Benson's Katie Samuelson reaches for a shot against Minnewaska's Joelle Thorfinnson at No. 1 singles in a West Central Conference match on Thursday at the Benson High School courts. Tom Larson / Tribune.
BRAINERD - Jordyn Swoboda came back from a set down to win at No. 4 doubles, and Willmar snapped a three-match losing streak with a 4-3 win at Brainerd in girls tennis action Thursday. After opening with a 6-4 loss, Swoboda earned a 7-6 (7-3 tiebreaker) win in the second set before taking the third 6-0. She was part of a Cardinal sweep in singles with Cayle Hovland, Elise Bierbaum and Lydia Morrell all winning in straight sets. Willmar travels to Monticello for an invitational Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. Willmar 4, Brainerd 3 Singles