Prep Football CENTRAL LAKES Fergus Falls at Willmar, 7 p.m. St. Cloud Apollo at Brainerd Little Falls at St. Cloud Tech Sartell at Rocori (Non-conference) Moorhead at Alexandria Sauk Rapids at Bemidji WEST CENTRAL SOUTH BOLD vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 7 p.m. Benson vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 7 p.m. Montevideo at Lac qui Parle Valley, 7 p.m. Paynesville at Morris, 7 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH St.
Results Thursday Redwood Valley Invite BOYS Team scoring (1) Marshall 45 (2) Redwood Valley 57 (3) Sleepy Eye St.
WILLMAR -- St. Cloud Apollo shut out Willmar for the second time in as many meetings, but Thursday's 3-0 score was much closer than the first meeting. Apollo blanked Willmar 10-0 in the first meeting this season in St. Cloud. Chelsey Wierschem was solid in the Willmar net. SC Apollo 3, Willmar 0 SC Apollo (6-3-1, 6-5-1)...........2 1 -- 3 Willmar (0-10, 1-12)..................0 0 -- 0 Scoring and individual statistics not available
Results Thursday YME Invite YME's Jacob Henderson and Lac qui Parle Valley/-Dawson-Boyd's Nikki Swenson won individual titles, while both LQPV/DB squads won team titles.
Results Thursday West Central South LQPV/DB 4, YME 3 Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd (3-1, 15-3) wrapped up second place behind Benson with Meghan Henrich-Brook Dahle getting the clinching point at 3-doubles. In a well-played marathon that last three hours and 15 minute, YME's Megan Jensen overcame Melanie Knutson 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 at 4-singles. LQPV/DB's top three at singles -- Madeline Gail (21-0), Melanie Gail (21-0) and Katie Brown (21-1) -- improved to a collective 63-1. Singles (1) Madeline Gail, LQPV/DB, def. Katelyn Dubbelde 6-0, 6-1 (2) Melanie Gail, LQPV/DB, def.
BRAINERD -- By collecting only one win, Willmar was doused 125-61 by Brainerd in a Central Lakes Conference dual Thursday. Brainerd won the first nine events before Alyssa Tinklenberg posted a first-place time of 1:05.21 in the 100 backstroke for Willmar. Willmar did get runner-up finishes from Tinklenberg in the 200 freestyle, Mary Morris in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, Megan Michaelis in the 500 freestyle and Katie Pakola in the 100 breaststroke. Brainerd 125, Willmar 61 200 MEDLEY RELAY - (1) Brainerd 1:58.89 (2) Willmar: Alyssa Tinklenberg, Katie Pakola, Mary Morris, Al
SAUK RAPIDS -- Willmar managed just seven shots on goal Thursday as the Cardinals were shut out 2-0 by St. Cloud Apollo/Sauk Rapids in a Central Lakes Conference match. "It was a very even match in the first half and in the second half they outplayed us," said Willmar coach Richard Courtney. "We're not playing good offensive soccer right now." Courtney said seniors Josh Aslesen and Sergio Flores both had decent chances for goals, but the Cardinals, who lost for the third time in four matches, were outshot 12-7. SC Apollo/SR 2, Willmar 0 Willmar (2-4-3, 4-6-4) 0 0 -- 0 St.
BROOTEN -- Eden Valley-Watkins handed Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa its first Central Minnesota Conference loss of the season 21-25, 22-25, 25-23, 27-25, 18-16 Thursday. The Jaguars (3-1, 14-3) also lost their conference lead to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (4-0, 11-6). April Hansen recorded 19 kills to lead BBE. Heidi Lensing followed with 15 and Ashley Lensing had 12.
WORTHINGTON -- With a balanced hitting attack and 14 ace serves, Ridgewater swept Minnesota West 30-17, 30-21, 30-15 Wednesday to complete the first half of the MCCC Southern Division schedule. The win kept Ridgewater unbeaten in the division at 5-0 and improved the Lady Warriors' overall record to 20-3. The Lady Warriors host Riverland at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Four players had six-or-more kills for Ridgewater with Ashley Hennen leading the way with nine.
Hilary Groothuis, a freshman outside hitter from Maynard, has been named MCCC Southern Division Player of the Week for helping the Ridgewater Lady Warriors raise their record to 4-0 in the South and 19-3 overall. In four matches, Groothuis recorded 16 ace blocks, averaged 2.43 kills per game, had a .255 hitting percentage and a 91 serve percentage with four service aces.