The Willmar and MACCRAY volleyball teams will face ranked opponents in non-conference clashes tonight. The Cardinals will host Marshall, ranked No. 3 in the latest Class AAA poll, in a match-up of Section 2AAA rivals at 7 p.m. at the Willmar Senior High gym. The Wolverines travel to Minneota to meet Class A's No. 1 Vikings at 7:30 p.m.
GLENWOOD -- Senior Jordan Hendricks threw three touchdown passes, including the game-winner, to help Minnewaska rally to edge Melrose 22-21 in the West Central North Conference Monday night. Lightning on Friday forced the game to be moved to Monday. After Seth Gieske ran for his third touchdown of the game to give Melrose (0-2, 0-3) a 21-14 lead, the Lakers (1-1, 2-1) answered right back. Junior tailback Wyatt Paumen hauled in a screen pass from Hendricks and broke through the Dutchmen defense to scamper down the left side of the field and score with 1:40 remaining in the game.
MADISON -- Lac qui Parle Valley dominated the net and won the last three games to upend Dawson-Boyd 19-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-9 in non-conference volleyball action Monday. The Eagles recorded 12 ace blocks in four games, led by Callie Bergeson with five. Bergeson also shared the team lead in kills with Alyse Molden at 10 each. C.J. Mahler served five aces and had 21 digs. Britta Helgeson's eight kills led the Blackjacks.
Late result Saturday PRINSBURG -- Junior Ethan Vogel posted his third shutout of the season as Willmar blanked Central Minnesota Christian 5-0 Saturday in a non-conference match. Vogel made 10 saves while the Willmar offense scored twice in the first half and struck for three more goals in the second half. Senior Josh Aslesen netted the game's first goal and also opened the scoring in the second half while senior Sergio Flores assisted on two other goals for the Cardinals (4-3-3).
WILLMAR -- Hannah Murphy scored early in the second half to tie the match for Willmar, but Sauk Rapids got a late goal to go home with a 2-1 Central Lakes Conference win Monday afternoon. Sauk Rapids, which picked up its first win, scored early in the game before Murphy blasted a shot into the upper left-hand corner of the net for the Cardinals. "We are finally coming around and playing as a team," said Willmar coach Doug Rossum.
EDEN PRAIRIE -- John Spreiter of Litchfield shot a three-over-par 74 and is four strokes back of the leader after the first 18 holes of the Minnesota Golf Association's Mid-Amateur Championship Monday at Bent Creek Golf Club. Spreiter, a three-time Mid-Amateur champ, trails Rick Passolt of Meadowbrook Golf Club, who shot a 70. Other area golfers are Philip Buck of Island Pine Golf Club with an 81 and Bill Freeman of Minnewaska Golf Club with an 83. Day two of the three-day event is today at both Bent Creek and Olympic Hills Golf Clubs.
Prep Volleyball NON-CONFERENCE Marshall at Willmar, 7 p.m. Lincoln HI at Dawson-Boyd, 7:30 p.m. MACCRAY at Minneota, 7:30 p.m. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Litchfield, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Lac qui Parle Valley at Benson, 7:30 p.m. Morris vs. BOLD at Olivia, 7 p.m. Yellow Medicine East at Montevideo, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at New London-Spicer, 7:30 p.m. Paynesville at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 7:30 p.m. TOMAHAWK Buffalo Lake-Hector at Sleepy Eye St.
Prep Football Minnewaska 22, Melrose 21 Maple Lake 32, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 14 Prep Volleyball Lac qui Parle Valley def. Dawson-Boyd 19-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-9 Girls Soccer Sauk Rapids 2, Willmar 1
Minnewaska Area and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa will each play a Monday night football game because their game were postponed last Friday due to lightning. Minnewaska Area will host Melrose at 7 p.m., while BBE will host Maple Lake at 7 p.m. The first half of BBE's game was played with Maple Lake leading 20-8. The game will pick up at that point. Six games involving area teams were postponed Friday night. Four games were made up onon Saturday.
ELY -- Ridgewater managed just 155 total yards of offense en route to losing to Vermilion 27-7 Saturday in junior college football. The loss dropped the Warriors to 0-4, while Vermilion improved to 3-0. Vermilion scored three times in the second quarter be-fore Ridgewater was able to get on the board be-fore halftime. Isaiah Osbourne opened the scoring for the Ironmen, catching a six-yard touchdown pass from Chuck Hughes. Desmond Brown then recovered a fumble and returned it 55 yards to paydirt for a 14-0 advantage.