COLD SPRING -- Willmar went to senior post Laura Nielsen early and often, which proved too much for Rocori as the Cardinals claimed a 55-33 Central Lakes Conference win on Tuesday in girls basketball. Nielsen finished with 28 points even though she had to contend with the Spartans' 6-foot center Shelly Tippelt, considered a solid college prospect. Katie Holmgren supplied six assists, mainly from the wing. "Katie did an outstanding job with her passes," said coach Brad Atchison.
NEW YORK -- Bruce Sutter was elected to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday, just the fourth relief pitcher given baseball's highest honor. Sutter, the first pitcher elected to the Hall with no career starts, was listed on 76.9 percent of the ballots cast by 10-year members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The split-finger pioneer collected 400 of a record 520 ballots. "It was a call that you always hope for, but you never really expect it to happen," Sutter said, adding that he cried when he received the notification.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals played Sauk Rapids tough for two period but faded in the third and fell 6-1 to the Storm in Central Lakes boys hockey Tuesday. The Storm led 1-0 after one period and 2-1 after two before a four-goal eruption. Josh Aslesen's goal 33 seconds into the second period tied the game 1-1. But Jeremy Streit came back with the first of his two goals two minutes later. Brett Orr, who scored 28 seconds into the game, finished with the Storm's last two goals for a hat trick. Jeff Reed, a transfer from California, made his varsity debut in the Willmar goal.
MORA -- Willmar junior Phil Cleary polled his way to fifth place in 12:47 in the boys 5k Nordic freestyle at the Mora Invite Tuesday. Willmar finished fourth of five teams. The Willmar girls were last of seven teams. Emily Fagerstrom in 33rd place led three teammates in close order Girls Results TEAM RESULTS -- (1) St. Cloud Cathedral (2) Little Falls (3) St. Cloud Tech (4) Mora (5) Buffalo (6) St. Cloud Apollo (7) Willmar 5K FREESTYLE -- (1) Beth Tacl, SCC, 14:01 (2) Mariah Olsen, Mora, 14:03 (3) Matalie Anderson, SCC, 14:27 ...
Boys Basketball Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 91, Brandon-Evansville 68 Sauk Centre 54, Minnewaska 53 Minnesota Valley Lutheran 79, Buffalo Lake-Hector 38 Montevideo 93, Lac qui Parle Valley 84 Litchfield 42, Mound 41 Benson 89, Yellow Medicine East 71 New London-Spicer 79, Albany 58 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 78, BOLD 48 MACCRAY 62, Redwood Valley 55 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 63, Paynesville 57 Girls Basketball Willmar 55, Rocori 33 Eden Valley-Watkins 78, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 55 Minnesota Valley Lutheran 92, Buffalo Lake-Hector 41 Benson 51, New London-Spicer 44 Can
College Wrestling JUNIOR COLLEGE Minnesota West at Ridgewater, 7 p.m. Women's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater vs. Riverland at Austin, 6 p.m. Men's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater vs. Riverland at Austin, 8 p.m.
OLIVIA -- BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector won the first nine matches and got six pins Tuesday to beat Benson 57-6 in the West Central South Conference. BOLD/BLH improved to 4-0 in the conference and 12-2 overall. Sam Moudry at 125 pounds, Chris Harmon at 135, Cole Neu-bauer at 140, Kyle Pietig at 171, Brian Hagen at 189 and Brent Christenson at 215 all notched pins for BOLD/BLH. Kevin Wersinger at 160 and Trent Lustfield at heavyweight both won decisions to earn Benson's points. BOLD/BLH 57, Benson 6 103: Brett Jahnke, BBLH, won by forfeit 112: Pat LeVasseur, BBLH, dec Brett Hoffman 8-3 119: T
BENSON -- Brittany Holm poured in 29 points to lead Benson over new London-Spicer 51-44 in a non-conference girls basketball game on Tuesday. The Braves were quick to take advantage of the absence of NLS's 6-foot center Renae Henjum, who has an injured knee. Holm, a 6-0 junior post, had 19 points by halftime and shot 13 for 23 for the game. Abby Fragodt added nine points and 11 rebounds and Nikki Linn made six assists. Jenn Wendlandt with 14 points and Ellary Asche with 10 were top scorers for NLS.
KERKHOVEN -- Esther Peterson scored 23 points, hooked 13 rebounds and made five steals as Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg handed Dawon-Boyd its first Camden North Conference loss Tuesday night, 54-42. It was the sixth straight win for the Fighting Saints (3-3, 8-3). Spencer Berget added nine points for KMS. Chelsie Kurtenbach had 12 points and nine rebounds for Dawson-Boyd (4-1, 8-2). Britta Helgeson had 11 points and Nikki Swenson 10 points and eight assists.
NEW LONDON -- Tim Dreier and Todd Herman netted 18 points each to lead New London-Spicer to a 79-58 West Central North Conference win over Albany Tuesday. With about 10 minutes remaining, the Wildcats (5-0, 10-1) held Albany (2-2, 3-3) scoreless for four minutes to pull away. Dreier paced the offense in the first half by scoring 14 points.