WILLMAR—Several area teams competed in the Willmar Invitational track and field tournament on Thursday at Hodapp Field. The field included Willmar, Central Minnesota Christian School and New London-Spicer. Results were not available at the Tribune's press time on Thursday night.
Curt and Jake break down the action from the first week of spring sports, coming away with highlights and the best action. They also introduce—officially, at least—the "Jake Jinx", which is off to an unfortunately strong start to the spring season. Make sure to stay tuned for the WCT Game of the Week vote, which will be up on the site next Monday afternoon.
GLENWOOD - Minnewaska's track and field teams ran away with victories at the Lakers' home invitational Thursday afternoon.
WILLMAR - The Ridgewater softball team lost a pair to Minnesota State-Fergus Falls Friday afternoon at Ridgewater College. Tarryn Justeson no-hit the Warriors in a 9-0, five-inning victory in the first game, but the Warriors' offense picked up steam in the second game with three runs in the first two innings. Seven errors and five walks proved to be the downfall for the Warriors in a 7-4 loss as all Fergus Falls were unearned. Ridgewater will be back on the diamond on Tuesday as they host Minnesota West. Fergus Falls 7, Ridgewater 4
Maple Lake's Cali Maki hit three home runs and drove in eight runs to lead the Lakers to a 23-2 win over Litchfield in a Wright County Conference game on Thursday.
As baseball season begins for all the local prep teams, Curt and Jake take a look at the upcoming year. The two make their picks for the best team, sleeper team and most exciting team to watch. Additionally, voting for the WCT Game of the Week is open until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday night.
Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball put forth dominant performances for both the boys and the girls divisions at the Benson Invitational Tuesday. Montevideo boys followed up with a second place finish while ACGC girls earned a second place finish ahead of BOLD/BLHS who finished third in the boys and girls division. Benson Invitational Boys TEAM SCORING—(1) Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball 231 (2) Montevideo 141.5 (3) BOLD/BLHS 115 (4) Benson/KMS 91 (5) ACGC 84.5
ACGC Falcons West Central Conference Head Coach: Brad Nelson (8th year, 48-79) 2016 Records: 4-15 overall, 2-12 WCC, 0-1 Section 4A Key Players: Rylie Wilner (Jr. CF), Micayla Hobson (Sr. 1B/P), Miranda Lang (Sr. SS/2B), Maree Lee (Sr. 3B), Madison Denton (Jr. LF), Shauna Wehking (Sr. C), Taryn Reinke (Sr. P)
The WCT Sports Show hits the road for the softball season opener between KMS and Lakeview in Murdock. Curt and Jake discuss who they expect to be the area's best team, the most exciting team and sleeper teams. Now that the spring season has started the WCT Game of the Week poll is back as well. Make sure to vote for the game you think Curt or Jake should cover this week.
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Falcons West Central Conference Head Coach: Mike Kingery (2nd year, 7-16) 2016 records: 7-16 overall, 4-10 WCC, 1-2 Section 2A Key players: P/IF Payton Kinzler (Sr.), OF Adam Johnson (Sr.), IF Michael Dallmann (Sr.), IF Ethan Schultz (Sr.), P/OF Kobe Holtz (Jr.), IF David Kingery (Jr.), C Jaren Kaddatz (Jr.), Jeremy Nelson (Jr.), Noah Cunningham (Jr.)