WILLAR — The Ridgewater football team fell behind early and couldn't catch up in a 34-17 loss to Dakota College-Bottineau on Saturday at Hodapp Field. The Warriors trailed 6-3 after the first quarter but DCB scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 21-3 lead into halftime. The Jacks led 28-10 after three quarters. DCB's Elijah Todd ran for 204 yards and two TDs and the Jacks ran for 326 yards and threw for 147 yards. On defense, the Jacks registered eight sacks, led y Tyler Gay with four.
WILLMAR — The Ridgewater volleyball team prevailed over Rochester on Friday but the result was a bit of a shocker, especially to the Yellowjackets. Ridgewater won in three sets, two decisively, 25-12, 28-26 and 25-10. "We were the beneficiaries of uncharacteristic errors by Rochester," said Ridgewater head coach Joe Sussenguth. "I know they will play at a higher level when we see them at the end of October."
Willmar fall athletics are off to a great start, and Curt and Jake give an update on how that might affect the West Central Cup.
WILLMAR - The Cardinal Pride Hall of Fame will induct six new members on Oct. 6 in conjunction with Willmar's Homecoming game against St. Cloud Apollo at 7 p.m. at Hodapp Field. The 2017 Class is: Lane Erickson (deceased), Class of 1965 Gene Spaulding, Class of 1959 Steve Schneider, Class of 1962 John Nelson, Class of 1971 Deryl Ramey, coach Gayne Stone, coach A reception and light meal will be at an outside venue at the west end of the Kennedy Elementary parking lot starting at 3:30 p.m.
Willmar football captains Donald Jurek and Noah Slagter can handle just about anything that opposing defenses throw at them—but can they take the heat of the WCT Sports Show? The two Cardinals standouts join Curt and Jake to discuss the upcoming matchup against Big Lake on Friday at Hodapp Field, as well as answer a few other random questions.
Before this week's action gets underway in prep football, Curt and Jake discuss three of the top games. Watch the ticker at the top of the screen for Tribune Sports' Week 3 picks.
Week Three of the prep football season is just around the corner, and Curt and Jake have a trio of teams that have slipped under the radar early in the season. Both Minnewaska and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg are off to 2-0 starts, while Lac qui Parle Valley has played well en route to a 1-1 mark.
The 2017 Pigskin Preview is now available online The 2017 Pigskin Preview published by the West Central Tribune in late August is now available to view online here . In this issue, the Tribune sports department profiles more than 20 regional high school football teams entering into the fall football season.
With week two of the prep football season getting underway on Friday, Curt and Jake get you ready for everything you'll need to know. The WCT Top Six rankings are revealed with a pair of new additions. The guys also reveal their picks for all the matchups and break down three of the best games this week. Follow @WCTSports on Twitter for updates and scores from around the area.
Just two weeks into the volleyball season, there are already some teams that appear destined for a postseason run. Curt and Jake discuss four of these teams that have been eye-catching to this point in the season. Follow @WCTSports on Twitter for the latest scores and updates.