Events/competitions Spicer Sunrise Lions Club Ice Fishing Derby -- The Spicer Sunrise Lions Club will hold its 16th Annual Ice Fishing Derby Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1-3 p.m. at Saulsbury Beach in Spicer. Hole tickets cost $3 for one hole and $5 for two. Registration begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call (320) 796-2151. Youth Wood Duck Box Building Day -- The annual Praire Pothole Chapter youth wood duck box building day will be from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Prairie Wood Environmental Learning Center west of Spicer.
GRANITE FALLS -- Yellow Medicine East broke its four-game losing streak and handed Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City its fifth straight loss 40-32 in West Central South girls basketball action Friday. The teams combined for 69 turnovers, including 40 for the Falcons (3-5, 6-10). The Sting (6-2, 9-7) led 20-17 at halftime. Audrey Formo accounted for half of YME's points (20) and had 12 rebounds for a double-double. Kristen Hegna recorded nine steals. Sara Lund posted 13 points and nine rebounds for ACGC. Brittany Smith followed with 10 points and Kjersten Karlsgodt had 10 rebounds.
NEW LONDON -- Renae Henjum scored 16 points and nabbed nine rebounds as the New London-Spicer Wildcats dumped Paynesville 54-27 in West Central Conference North girls basketball Friday. The Wildcats, who won their fourth straight, led the Bulldogs 27-10 at halftime. Jenn Wendlandt added 10 points and nine rebounds. Cassidy Vogt had 10 rebounds, five points, three assists, five steals and four blocked shots. Paynesville had a cold night, hitting just 10 of 40 field-goal attempts. Brittni Schmitz, Ashley Lieser and Brooke Schmitz each finished with seven points.
Boys Basketball Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 77, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 61 Litchfield 53, Dassel-Cokato 52 Redwood Valley 77, Pipestone 72 Wabasso 72, Buffalo Lake-Hector 66 Girls Basketball Holdingford 77, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 51 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 72, Renville County West 67 Yellow Medicine East 40, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 32 MACCRAY 51, BOLD 44 Willmar 44, St.
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WILLMAR -- Ridgewater won four the first five matches to take control early before going on to post a 36-12 win over Itasca Friday. The match was originally scheduled for Dec. 14 in Grand Rapids, but was postponed. Clay Hoeck at 149 pounds, Cody Pahan at 174 and Ethan Vogt at 197 all notched falls for Ridgewater, which led 19-6 after Dusty Myers' 6-3 decision at 175.
REDWOOD FALLS -- Freshman guards Mike Felt and Tyler Pendleton scored a combined 34 points for Redwood Valley Friday as the Cardinals upended Pipestone 77-72 in the Southwest Conference. The Cardinals (3-4, 8-7) led from start-to-finish after getting 18 points from Felt and 16 from Pendleton. Dan Bonebright followed with 13 points and Aaron Marks pumped in 10 for Redwood Valley.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals maintained its collision course with Little Falls by crushing St. Cloud Apollo 50-20 in a Central Lakes wrestling match Friday during a triangular. Willmar is 7-0 and Little Falls 6-0 with the Flyers meeting CLC foe Fergus Fall today at the Detroit Lakes invitational. The Cardinals wrestle at Little Falls on Thursday. Willmar also beat Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 60-18.
RENVILLE -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg shot 74 percent from the free-throw line compared to only 61 percent for Renville County West as the Fighting Saints avenged an earlier loss by posting a 72-67 win in overtime Friday in the Camden North Conference. RCW (4-6, 9-7), which forced overtime with two free throws from Sally Smith, had beaten KMS (5-4, 11-4) 59-50 Dec.
The Willmar Cardinals wrestling team hosts a triangular with St. Cloud Apollo and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 5:30 p.m. today. The match with Apollo counts in the Central Lakes Conference. Willmar and Little Falls are tied for the lead with 6-0 marks.