MONTEVIDEO — Jacob Zosel scored 30 points including a layup with 1.3 seconds remaining to guide his Morris/Chokio-Alberta Tigers to a 70-68 victory over Montevideo in triple overtime Thursday night. The Tigers led 34-24 at halftime but the Thunder Hawks played shutdown defesne in the second half to tie the game up at the end of regulation. The two teams traded points back and forth in the first and second overtime period but it was Zosel's layup in the third overtime that decided the game.
WILLMAR - Willmar scored a late goal to force overtime but mistakes in the extra period were the downfall as Sartell took the 3-2 victory. The Cardinals got things going with an early goal from Madison Garberding in the first period and Sartell evened the scoreline with a Molly Mahowald goal midway through the second period. The Sabres took the lead with less than five minutes to play but Cardinal captain Riley Schneider refused to let the game end, netting the equalizer with 2:10 remaining in the regulation.
NEW LONDON — The New London-Spicer wrestling team opened up the tri at New London High School with a win over Holdingford. Nathan Vosika-Scherzberg (120) and Cade Barrett (152) came away with the only pins of the match to earn six points each. ACGC came away with a 39-24 win over the Wildcats in the second match. NLS Tri NLS 49, Holdingford 30 106: Blake Vagle, N, maj dec, Tate Lange 15-4 113: Luke Ruter, N, won by forfeit 120: Nathan Vosika-Scherzberg, N, pin, Zach Kobernusz 1:57
PRINSBURG — Matthew Van Eps and Austin Marcus combined to score 43 points as Central Minnesota Christian School roughed up Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 72-51 in a Camden Conference game on Tuesday. Van Eps scored 25 points and Marcus hit all nine of his shots from the field and finished with 18 points and nine rebounds. Ethan Brouwer came through with 15 points and Tanner Stoel had three points, seven rebounds and nine assists. CMCS 72, TMB 51 TMB 23 28 — 51 CMCS 36 36 — 72
SARTELL — A close game became a blowout when the Willmar girls basketball team allowed Sartell just seven second-half points in a 50-31 Central Lakes Conference win on Tuesday. Willmar played tough but lost to Alexandria on Monday, coming back from double-digit deficits several times before falling short. Against Sartell, the Cardinals were determined press their advantage and negate the need for more comebacks. The Cardinals held a 27-24 lead at halftime but clamped down on the Sabres after the break.
WILLMAR - A tight game blew up on the Willmar boys hockey team early in the third period on Monday. Alexandria, nursing a one-goal lead through two periods, scored three times in the first two minutes of the third period and went on to a 7-2 win at the Willmar Civic Center. The Cardinals will be back on the ice tonight, playing at Redwood Valley at 7:15 p.m. in Redwood Falls. On Monday, Ian Carruthers took a feed from Avery Smith and opened the scoring at 11:51 of the first and Willmar took that lead into the break.
WILLMAR — The Willmar girls basketball team rebounded from deficits time and again but couldn't get all the way back and lost 44-39 to Alexandria in a Central Lakes Conference game on Monday at Willmar High School. Heidi Sellmann led Willmar with 14 points and 11 rebounds. "Heidi stepped up big tonight, scoring and rebounding," said Willmar head coach Dustin Carlson. "Tonight, we grew up as a team. We got down 10 multiple times and responded each time."
NEW LONDON—Erica Schramm placed first in the All-Around, won the vault and Willmar teammates Lydia Morrell and Olivia Welsh also won individual events in the Cardinals win over New London-Spicer on Saturday at the NLS Middle School. Willmar won 144.825 to 138.225. Schramm scored 36.525 in the All-Around and NLS' Courtney Henjum was right behind her at 36.175. Willmar's Kirah Kessler-Gross was third with 35.875 points. Morrell was first on the bars and Welsh placed first on the beam. Henjum was first in the floor exercise.
ALEXANDRIA — The Willmar boys' basketball team held the lead at halftime on the road against highly-ranked Alexandria on Saturday, but the home team flew away in the second half to win 72-53 a Central Lakes Conference battle of the Cardinals. Spencer Hockert scored 21 points to lead Alexandria, which improved to 7-2 on the season, while Noah Slagter led all Willmar players with 14 points. Drey Dirksen chipped in 12 points for Willmar, as well. Willmar shot 35.3 percent (18-for-51) from the field, compared to the red-hot 54.3 percent shooting (31-for-57) for Alexandria.
ROCKFORD — Brandon Adelman and Mitchell Halvorson both scored 14 points and Hunter Sjoberg had 11 points to lead the New London-Spicer boys basketball team to a 62-51 victory over Rockford on Friday night. Jackson Ness finished with eight points and a team-high nine rebounds. Adelman had five assists and Sjoberg had four steals. NLS 62, Rockford 51 NLS........................... 30 32 — 62 Rockford............................. 22 29 — 51 New London-Spicer