With four local football teams remaining, Clay and Jake discuss two on polar opposites of the expectations meter. Willmar pulled off a major upset of Fergus Falls on Saturday to advance to the 8AAAA finals against Rocori. BOLD, on the other hand, dismantled Canby to make it to the 5A finals against Wabasso.
MORRIS — Morris/Chokio-Alberta volleyball juggernaut is rumbling smoothly after a convincing win over Montevideo in the Section 3AA-North playoffs on Tuesday. The Tigers downed the Thunder Hawks 25-8, 25-21 and 25-19. Top-seed Morris/CA moves on to play No. 2-seed Litchfield at 7 p.m. Thursday at New London-Spicer High School. Litchfield earned its spot in the subsection final with a 3-1 win over NLS on Tuesday. MCA's Brooke Gillespie led the team with 11 kills and Jenna Howden had 10.
Volleyball Playoffs Section 8AAA Wednesday Detroit Lakes 3, Becker 1 Monticello 3, St. Cloud Apollo 0 Sauk Rapids 3, Brainerd 0 Bemidji 3, Alexandria 1 St. Cloud Tech 3, Big Lake 2 Quarterfinals Friday Moorhead 3, Detroit Lakes 0 Monticello 3, Sauk Rapids 0 Willmar 3, Bemidji 1 Sartell 3, St. Cloud Tech 2 Semifinals Nov. 1 Moorhead 3, Monticello 0 Willmar 3, Sartell 0 Final Nov. 5 At Fergus Falls #2 Willmar vs. #1 Moorhead, 7 p.m.
A deranged gym teacher and mild mannered insurance agent fill in for Clay and Jake this week in celebration of Halloween. There's sports to be discussed as well, with area soccer, tennis and cross country teams having big postseason contests. Lastly we take a tour around the Trib offices to wish our viewers a happy holiday.
Here is a list of all reported scores of local football action today. Games underway: Section 8AAAA Willmar 35, Fergus Falls 34 Rocori 17, Detroit Lakes 0 Willmar and Rocori...
MORRIS — Jacob Zosel ran for 179 yards and the Morris/Chokio-Alberta defense made life miserable for Litchfield quarterback Josh Prahl in a 33-6 win in the Section 6AAA football semifinal Saturday. The Tigers will play Albany for the section title at St. Cloud State on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Zosel kick-started a 20-point second quarter for the Tigers, scoring on a pair of two-yard runs. That output was more than enough for the Morris defense, which held Prahl to just three completions on 22 attempts.
ROCHESTER—Baylie Kubesh had a team-high 45 assists and four services aces, and Ridgewater volleyball escaped with a 3-2 win at Rochester. The Warriors won 19-25, 25-23, 25-20, 14-25, 15-11, earning their first road victory against the Yellowjackets in three years. Kubesh's passes were evenly distributed as three Warriors finished with double-digit kills. Kiana Johnson led the way with 14, while Hailey Leiding and Ashley Froelich added 13 and 10 respectively. The teams could meet again in next weekend's Region 13A tournament at Ridgewater.
Volleyball Playoffs Section 8AAA Wednesday Detroit Lakes 3, Becker 1 Monticello 3, St. Cloud Apollo 0 Sauk Rapids 3, Brainerd 0 Bemidji 3, Alexandria 1 St. Cloud Tech 3, Big Lake 2 Quarterfinals Friday Moorhead 3, Detroit Lakes 0 Monticello 3, Sauk Rapids 0 Willmar 3, Bemidji 1 Sartell 3, St. Cloud Tech 2 Semifinals Nov. 1, at high seed #4 Monticello at #1 Moorhead, 7 p.m. #3 Sartell at #2 Willmar, 7 p.m. Final Nov. 5 At neutral site
DATELINE — Minnewaska's Joelle Thorfinnson and Danielle Thorfinnson won three of four matches to claim third place in doubles at the Class A Minnesota State Tennis Tournament on Friday at the Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center. Joelle Thorfinnson, a senior, and Danielle Thorfinnson, a ninth-grader, defeated Crookston's Ally Tiedemann and Amy Follette 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the third-place match. The Thorfinnsons placed fourth at the 2015 state tournament.
MORRIS - Morris/Chokio-Alberta's Brooke Gillespie recorded career dig No. 1,000 as the Tigers rolled in the their Section 3AA opener against Eden Valley-Watkins on Friday night. The Tigers won 25-15, 25-4, 25-7. She finished the night with eight to earn the milestone. Ashley Solvie was also impressive, recording eight service aces. The Tigers will play host next to Montevideo who upset Paynesville Friday night. The second round will get underway at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Morris. Morris/CA 3, EVW 0 EVW (4-21)............................ 15 4 7