HOLDINGFORD — The New London-Spicer boys cross country team placed three runners in the top 15 and the Wildcats edged Albany by two points and third-place Holdingford by five points to win the Holdingford Invitational on Thursday. The NLS girls team scored 140 points and placed sixth. The Morris/Chokio-Alberta girls placed third and the Tigers boys team was fifth. NLS' Tristan Thompson placed fifth and Anders Arnold was sixth. Tyler Bisek was just 30 seconds off their pace and placed 15th.
SARTELL — Esther Grussing had 55 assists and Willmar overcame a dismal start to beat Sartell 15-25, 25-23, 25-21, 27-29, 16-14 in a five set volleyball thriller on Thursday. Willmar's Cami Sletta (16), Carly Wedel (11) and Hannah Gallagher (11) all finished with double-digit kills. For the second-straight match, the Cardinals had a strong service game. They finished with 22 aces as a team. Cami Sletta and Heidi Sellmann led the way with five apiece. Addie Erickson added 30 digs.
Clay Cunningham and Jake Schultz talk sports today. Here, they feature the Raymond Rockets winning their first Class C amateur baseball state title and other tidbits, including Minnewaska tennis. Click...
Clay Cunningham and Jake Schultz break down week one of the local prep football season. Clay and Jake discuss ACGC winning a thriller at BBE. Click here WCT Sports Show...
Clay Cunningham and Jake Schultz break down week one of the local prep football season. Jake opens with a discussion of BOLD at Paynesville. Click here WCT Sports Show for...
PAYNESVILLE — New London-Spicer and Paynesville entered Tuesday trending in very different directions but the Wildcats were able to change the season's momentum with a 3-0 win over the Bulldogs on Tuesday. The Bulldogs were never able to eclipse 19 points in a set as NLS provided a well-balanced performance while on the road. Brooke Beuning was key to the Wildcat success, earning 40 set assists on the night. Brennah Bergh and Erin Tebben each hit double digits for kills but the defense came up big for the Wildcats to set up their offense.
MELROSE— Willmar came up plenty short in the pool on Tuesday where they lost 106-78 to Melrose. The Cardinals only finished with three victories on the day including an impressive victory from Erica Schramm who scored a 202.75 from the one-meter diving platform. Her closest competitor was teammate Maddie Stoeberl who finished with 173.80. Abby McCormack had her first career varsity win in the 100 butterfly, posting a time of 1:09.75.
WILLMAR — Willmar came up against an aggressive Sartell team for its second Central Lakes Conference matchup on Tuesday. The Cardinals couldn't get much going in the first half but they came out a completely different team in the second half, putting up four goals in 16 minutes and winning 4-0 on Tuesday. Willmar's Cole Monson got his team on the board first with his first career varsity goal in the 50th minute.
LITCHFIELD - Litchfield won the first three singles matches but Holy Family pulled out win in the four others—three requiring three sets—to hold off the Dragons in a Wright County Conference match on Tuesday. Natalie Nelson at 1-single, Shanna Kinny at 2-singles and Laney Huhner at 3-singles notched the Dragons' victories. All won in straight sets. The Dragons play at Annandale at 4:15 p.m. Thursday. Holy Family 4, Litchfield 3 Singles
WILLMAR — Tavaris Bushner's third-quarter interception return for a touchdown gave Ridgewater a lead over heavily favored Central Lakes, but the Raiders rebounded for a 21-12 victory on Saturday at Hodapp Field. Ridgewater fell to 1-1 overall. The Warriors play host to Minnesota West at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hodapp. Central Lakes scored the only touchdown of the first half, but Ridgewater countered with Marshawn Gordon's 51-yard scoring pass from quarterback Carl Borleis in the third quarter to cut the Raiders lead to 7-6.