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.
GLEN ELLYN, Ill. — The Ridgewater volleyball team lost two matches on Saturday at the College of DuPage Tournament. The Warriors, ranked No. 5 in NJCAA Division III, lost 3-1 to top-ranked Madison. Ridgewater also lost 3-0 to Harper, which was ranked No. 6 in the Division III preseason poll. Ridgewater was scheduled to play two matches on Friday night but the Warriors bus broke down on Interstate 90 and the team was stranded for five hours.
Tyler Steen's grand slam in the fifth inning provided the winning runs as the Raymond Rockets claimed their first state championship on Monday
DASSEL -- Austin Smith had four RBIs, Justin Koenen and Kyle Knott each had three hits and two runs scored, and Raymond crushed Nisswa 10-2 to advance in the Minnesota...
BUFFALO — Willmar opened it's football season on the road against Buffalo and they had their defense torn apart by Buffalo, losing 47-20. The Cardinals started the scoring with a big time 67 yard touchdown pass from Donald Jurek to Noah Slagter but the lead didn't hold for long. The Bison got on the board three times in the first, started off with a pass from Aidan Bouman to Tucker Johnson that went for 37 yards. Bouman had himself a day to remember, throwing for 231 yards and five touchdowns on the day.
BELGRADE— After missing a first quarter extra point, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City kicker Kolt Soine was benched. Given a chance to redeem himself later, he took full advantage. Soine hit a 31-yard field goal with one second to play, and the Falcons edged Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 31-28 in a thrilling game Friday. BBE tied the game with 3:49 to play on a 13-yard touchdown run by Isaiah Gilbert, but the Falcons moved right down the field, setting up Soine's game-winner
MURDOCK - Austin Friese scored two touchdowns and the Yellow Medicine East defense held Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg to 149 total yards in a 14-0 victory on Friday. YME broke through for a second-quarter touchdown, with Friese hauling in a 29-yard scoring pass from Tom Lindstrom. David Hidalgo added the extra point. YME's defense made the margin hold. KMS managed 98 yards on the ground and 51 through the air. The Sting also intercepted three passes. Friese iced the game with his second TD, a one-yard scoring run, in the fourth quarter.