MOORHEAD -- Willmar and Buffalo Lake-Hector each won one of four matches in a strong 12-team Moorhead Invitational this past weekend. Buffalo Lake-Hector finished in eighth place and Willmar 11th. Greta King had 26 kills for Willmar (10-16). Megan Junkermeier added 17 kills. Megan Brown had five ace serves and 28 digs and Laurie Buer led with 36 set assists. For Buffalo Lake-Hector (11-15), Kasey Peterson led with 21 kills and Tiffany Larson finished with 20. Sam Broderius had 61 set assists. Team scores Results Friday Buffalo Lake-Hector def.
CHASKA -- Central Minnesota Christian finished fourth in the Chaska Invitational on Saturday. After beating Delano and Mayer Lutheran to open the tournament, CMCS then fell to Chaska and Eagan. Kresson Vreeman made only five errors in 92 attacks and finished with a team-high 45 kills for the Bluejays (17-9). The setter/outside hitter also chalked up 56 assists and served six aces as Cassie Ulferts piled up 49 assists and notched 19 kills, as did Tara Frikke. Moriah Gulbranson and Kate Link both amassed 31 digs for CMCS. Team scores CMCS def. Delano 19-25, 25-18, 15-7 CMCS def.
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New London native Aaron Barber shot a two-under-par 70 Friday and vaulted 24 places to a tie for 17th at the Nationwide Tour's PalmettoPride Classic at Charleston, S.C. Barber, who is four shots back of leader Kevin Stadler, made three birdies on the front nine and one birdie and two bogeys on the back. He shot a one-under 71 Thursday for a two-day total of three-under 141.
After losing the first game 21-25 to St. Cloud Cathedral, Montevideo won the next three, 25-19, 29-27, 25-18, Friday to win the West Central Inter-Conference championship. The Thunder Hawks, winners of the South, won their 19th straight match and will take a 22-2 record into next week's Section 6AA-19 playoffs. It was the first loss of the season for the North champion Crusaders (25-1). No information was provided to the Tribune at press time.
Prep Volleyball NON-CONFERENCE Moorhead Invite (Buffalo Lake-Hector, Willmar), day 2 of 2 Chaska Invite (Central Minnesota Christian), 9 a.m. College Football JUNIOR COLLEGE Fergus Falls at Ridgewater, 1:30 p.m.
Prep Volleyball West Central Inter-conference Championship Montevideo def. St. Cloud Cathedral 21-25, 25-19, 29-27, 25-18
Saturday morning was unusually cold for October. The fallen leaves -- littering the entire forest floor -- were dry, crisp, and noisy as I made my way, bow in hand, off to the first deer hunt of the season. Walking into the woods, I met a flock of turkeys, just heading out to graze in the pre-dawn light. I do not know who was more startled, but we managed to scare each other quite well as I jumped and they went crashing through the trees. My favorite deer hunting spot is where I hunted squirrels two weeks ago.
Weekly/monthly, etc. Blomkest Sportsmen's Club Pancake Supper -- 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the Blomkest Community Center. A free will donation would go to the spawning grounds project. Prairie Woods ELC The following activities are offered by Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Register by calling PWELC, 354-5894 or e-mail at email@example.com . Discount available on all classes for members. Open Climbing -- Indoor rock climbing wall. Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Reservations required, please call by Thursday. Sibley State Park The Interpretive Center is open daily.
WATSON -- Goose hunters at Lac qui Parle are enjoying one of the best starts ever. There were over 50,000 geese counted in the refuge earlier this week, making it the highest count for this time of year since 1993, said Dave Trauba, refuge manager. The 2006 season opened Thursday on the refuge, and will continue for 40-days through Nov. 27. There was lots of anticipation for this season long before the first geese arrived.