NEW ULM — The BOLD boys basketball team must have figured that if it was going to go down in the second round of the Section 2A playoffs it would be with both barrels blazing. When the smoke cleared, it was, in fact, the lower-seed Warriors who were moving on. Three Warriors scored 20 points or more and two others scored 15 in a 101-89 win over Minnesota Valley Lutheran on Monday. BOLD (13-14), the No. 5 seed in the North sub-section, now plays top North seed Cedar Mountain/Comfrey at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter High School.
NEW LONDON — Brandon Adelman scored 25 points and Mitchell Halvorson had 10 points and five assists to lead New London-Spicer to a 54-43 win over Lakeview in a Section 3AA North sub-section quarterfinals game on Saturday. NLS' Jackson Ness had eight points and eight rebounds. Adelman also had six rebounds and four assists and Halvorson had five assists. The Wildcats play Montevideo in the North semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Willmar High School. NLS 54, Lakeview 43 Lakeview (11-14) 23 20 — 43
MINNEAPOLIS — Willmar junior Garrett Shuldes tied for 13th in the Class A 50 freestyle final at the Minnesota State Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Shuldes and Breck/Blake's Julian Frerichs both finished in 22.09 seconds. Faribault's Paul Sadergaski won the event in 21.00. Willmar swimmers competed in four preliminary events on Friday but did not qualify for Saturday's finals. The top 16 competitors in Friday's prelims advanced to the finals
ST. PAUL—Four Willmar wrestlers will wrestling in semifinals matches today and four other area wrestlers also earned berths in final four matches at the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament on Friday at the Xcel Energy Center. Heading into today's matches, 20 of the 40 Tribune-area wrestlers are still alive in the winners and consolation brackets after Friday's individual tournament opening-round matches. Consolation matches and semifinals begin Saturday morning and championship matches in the three classes commence at 6:30 p.m.
MARSHALL — Kelsea Lund hit a 3-pointer to give No. 2 Lac qui Parle Valley the lead with just over four minutes to play, and the Eagles closed the game on a 15-6 run to defeat No. 1 Canby, 52-44, on Friday night and advance to the Section 3A championship game. Lund scored 18 of her game-high 21 points in the second half to lead the Eagles to within one game of the State tournament. None of the junior guard's baskets, though, was bigger than the triple to give LQPV a 40-38 lead.
WILLMAR — Noah Slagter scored 34 points but ultimately his Willmar Cardinals were unable to overcome a 19-point halftime deficit in Friday night's 76-70 loss to Sartell. The Sabres got things going early with a 42-23 halftime lead and the Cardinals tried to flip the script in the second half but fell just short in doing so. Willmar outscored Sartell 47-34 in the second half.
MINNEAPOLIS — Willmar junior Garrett Shuldes advanced to today's Class A 50 freestyle final at the Minnesota State Swimming and Diving Championships during Friday's preliminaries at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Willmar swimmers competed in four other events on Friday but did not qualify for today's finals. Shuldes finished in 22.06 seconds to place 11th in prelims. The top 16 competitors in prelims advance to finals. Mankato East's Jacob Long had to top qualifying time of 21.06.
BELGRADE — Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa got the Section 5A tournament started on the right foot with a 55-26 win over Ogilvie Thursday night. The Jaguars jumped out to a strong 33-11 first half lead and continued to roll in the second half, outscoring the Lions 22-15. Hailey Braegelman had a strong night, leading the game with 16 points. Nicole Wesbur also added a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. BBE will take on Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg on Saturday. At Sauk Rapids Rice BBE 55, Ogilvie 26
MARSHALL — New London-Spicer and Morris/Chokio-Alberta girls basketball teams met with a pair of lengthy win streaks for the Section 3AA-North final Thursday night but only the Wildcats were able to emerge with the streak intact as they downed the Tigers 62-50 at Southwest Minnesota State. NLS entered the game the winners of 12 in a row while Morris/CA began the game with a nine game win streak of their own. The Wildcats brought a concerted defensive effort in the post and they also brought junior point guard Shea Oman who dazzled at the neutral site.
40 local wrestlers will be on the mats this weekend at the Xcel Energy Center for the state individual tournament. ACGC has seven wrestlers going to state, while Willmar, KMS and Litchfield all have six individual contestants. Wrestling will begin on Friday, with semifinals and finals taking place on Saturday.