Friday, Oct. 7 Football Willmar at Moorhead, 6:30 p.m. ACGC at BOLD, 7 p.m. Montevideo at Benson, 7 p.m. Morris/CA at Sauk Centre, 7 p.m. Minnewaska at Yellow Medicine East, 7 p.m. Lakeview at Dawson-Boyd, 7 p.m. KMS at BBE, 7 p.m. RCW at MACCRAY, 7 p.m. Ortonville at LQPV, 7 p.m. Paynesville at Pierz, 7 p.m. Zimmerman at New London-Spicer, 7 p.m. Hutchinson at Litchfield, 7 p.m. Hancock at Wheaton/Herman-Norcross, 7 p.m. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley at Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, 7 p.m.
ST. CLOUD — Cami Sletta had 11 kills, four ace blocks and seven service aces and Willmar had little trouble with St. Cloud Apollo in a 3-0 volleyball sweep Thursday. The Cardinals won 25-15, 25-8, 25-19. Esther Grussing had 31 assists and Heidi Sellmann finished with six ace blocks as Willmar won its 11th-straight match. During that streak, the Cardinals have dropped just one set. They look to keep things rolling Tuesday, when they host Sartell-St. Stephen at 7 p.m. Willmar 3, SC Apollo 0
WILLMAR - The Willmar swimming and diving team reached triple digits for a fifth-straight dual meet in a victory over Alexandria on Thursday at the Willmar High School pool. Moira Revier has had an impressive season and that continued against Alexandria, placing first in all four of her events. The Cardinals were dominant at times and that was most evident in the 50-yard freestyle and diving. Revier took first in the 50-yard while Edyn Saulsbury and Abby McCormack rounded out the top three.
Clay and Jake discuss Litchfield's 49-27 win over Holy Family, lifting the Dragons to 5-0 The win sets up a major showdown with fellow unbeaten Hutchinson Friday. Also unbeaten in the area is BOLD, which pitched its third-consecutive shutout Friday.
WILLMAR — The Ridgewater volleyball team shook off some rust and improved to 9-0 in the MCAC Southern Division race with a three-set victory over St. Cloud Technical on Wednesday at Ridgewater College. The Warriors, who last played Sept. 24, got solid net play once again and defeated SCT 25-22, 25-21, 25-17.
Thursday, Oct. 6 Cross Country BOLD Invite (with Benson/KMS, MACCRAY/RCW, Paynesville, Willmar Community Christian), 4 p.m. Luverne Invite (with Montevideo, Central Minnesota Christian School, LQPV/DB), 4:15 p.m. Litchfield Invite (with New London-Spicer), 4 p.m. Boys Soccer Sauk Rapids at Willmar, 5 p.m. Little Falls at Minnewaska, 4 p.m. Girls Soccer Willmar at Sauk Rapids, 4:45 p.m.. Swimming & Diving Alexandria at Willmar, 6 p.m. Volleyball Willmar at St. Cloud Apollo, 7 p.m.
Clay and Jake discuss Friday's homecoming football game at Willmar, where the Cardinals beat St. Cloud Apollo 21-7 to grab their first win. Willmar ran for a season-best 230 yards and won the turnover battle for the first time this season. The segment closes with a discussion of MInnewaska, which also won its first game by beating Sauk Centre 20-16.
SARTELL — Soccer isn't known for buzzer beaters but Willmar's boys team changed that Tuesday night with a last second winner from Abdihakim Abdi to put the Cardinals up 3-2 over the Sabres in Sartell. Sartell got the scoring started in the 13th minute with a goal from the Sabres' top goal scorer Parker Beumer.
FERGUS FALLS — As expected, the Willmar volleyball team had little trouble with Fergus Falls on Tuesday, dispatching the Otters in three games in a Central Lakes Conference match. The Cardinals won 25-14, 25-16 and 25-15. Cami Sletta had nine kills to lead the Cardinals, and she also served four aces. Carly Wedel and Heidi Sellman both had six kills and Hannah Gallagher had five. Esther Grussing finished with 30 set assists, and Addie Erickson served two aces and had 13 digs. The Cardinals play at St. Cloud Apollo at 7 p.m. Thursday in St. Cloud.
ALEXANDRIA - Willmar downed Fergus Falls in a continuation from a match earlier in the season that was rained out. The top three singles players for the Cardinals had already finished but Jordyn Swoboda came in and finished up with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Becca Hofmann of Fergus Falls. The Cardinals fell in a close No. 1 doubles match and used a default to take a win in No. 2 doubles. Willmar will end the regular season today in Sartell with a match against Brainerd. Willmar 6, Fergus Falls 1 Singles