ST. CLOUD—The Willmar boys hockey team had a tough night against St. Cloud, allowing four second-period goals and losing 8-0 on Thursday at the National Hockey Center on the St. Cloud State University campus. Ethan Hopper, Noah Bissett and Nick Portz all scored twice for St. Cloud. The Cardinals play in a boys-girls doubleheader against Alexandria on Monday at the Willmar Civic Center. The boys play at 5:15 p.m. St. Cloud 8, Willmar 0 Willmar............. 0 0 0 — 0 St. Cloud............... 1 4 3 — 8
MORRIS—The Morris/Chokio-Alberta girls basketball team staged a second half comeback to defeat ACGC 49-44 on Monday. The Tigers were strong in the paint, pulling in 38 team rebounds. Jenna Howden was the game's leader in that regard with eight. She also tacked on six points. Malory Anderson and Ashley Solive led the way in scoring with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Anderson also had six rebounds and three steals. Their ACGC counterpart was Madison Denton who finished with eight points. Anna Grimsgard, Kendra Miller and Maree Lee all scored seven points.
SAUK RAPIDS — Willmar held an 11-point lead at halftime but saw that slip away as Sauk Rapids heated up in the second half and edged the Cardinals 57-51 on Friday. The Storm outscored the Cardinals 38-22 in the second half. Cayle Hovland was dominant in the paint all night for the Cardinals, scoring 16 points with 12 rebounds but Sauk Rapids' Bailey Becker was the game's leader with 17 points. Sauk Rapids 57, Willmar 52 Willmar................. 30 22 — 52 Sauk Rapids................. 19 38 — 57 Willmar
WILLMAR—A pin from Andrew Reigstad at 220 pounds and a forfeit at heavyweight helped the Willmar wrestling team squeeze by Brainerd 38-33 on Friday at Willmar High School. .Clay Carlson (138), Kaden Streed (152 and Lincoln Shinn (170) also won their matches by fall, and Israel Navarro (120) won by technical fall. But Cardinals head coach Ed Oehlers said the team needed a better effort.
WILLMAR — Willmar wrestling won the final three matches to top Sauk Rapids-Rice 44-32 Thursday night in a home Central Lakes Conference matchup on Parents' Night. The Cardinals will get another opportunity against a conference and section opponent tonight with a visit from Brainerd. It's also Alumni Night, with a social at Green Mill following tonight's dual.
WILLMAR—Tanner Dahle scored a hat trick as Willmar's boys hockey team held off Prairie Center for a 6-5 win Thursday night at the Willmar Civic Center. The Cardinals got the fireworks going first with a goal from Dahle just 5:37 into the game and Devin Turrubiates made it 2-0 minutes later. Prairie Center got on the board with 30 seconds to spare, though, thanks to a goal from Hunter Fletcher. Dahle got rolling again in the second with a goal 41 seconds into the period before Prairie Center's Peter Erhart scored a pair to knot the game at three.
KERKHOVEN—KMS' Sam Gjerde scored 40 points and six assists as the Saints defeated Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 73-57 on Thursday. Gjerde hit seven 3-point shots. Katie Krieger had six points, a team-high 11 rebounds and seven steals. Hanne Tebben finished with eight points and eight rebounds. The Saints play Hancock in a girls-boys doubleheader at 6 p.m. today in Kerkhoven. The KMS boys play the Owls after the girls game. KMS 73, RTR 57 RTR................. 27 30 — 57 KMS................. 38 35 — 73
HOWARD LAKE — The Benson wrestling team won two matches at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Triangular on Thursday. Benson downed the host school and also won a 43-36 win over BOLD. BOLD blanked HLWW 42-0 in the other match. HLWW Tri Benson 66, HLWW 5 106: Diers, H, tech fall Blake Nagler 16-1 113: Mike Nagler, B, win by forfeit 120: Hunter Mondor, B, win by forfeit 126: Chase Young, B, win by forfeit 132: Adam Zosel, B, win by forfeit 138: Adam Koosmann, B, win by forfeit
BRAINERD—Noah Slagter poured in 24 points for Willmar as they fell to Brainerd on Thursday. Slagter also tacked on eight rebounds but it was Brainerd's Michael Bieganek who dominated the glass. He finished with 14 boards. Michael Russell led the Warriors with 22 points including five three-pointers. Brainerd 66, Willmar 59 Willmar................. 26 33 — 59 Brainerd................. 29 37 — 66 Willmar
CLARA CITY — Jackson Grussing had a night to remember as he led MACCRAY to a 78-58 Camden Conference win over Canby Tuesday night. Grussing finished with 22 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and five steals in one of the more dominant area performances so far this season. The Wolverines' Brady Madsen also had a good night, scoring 21 points. MACCRAY 78, Canby 58 Canby................. 58 MACCRAY................. 78 Canby Stats not provided MACCRAY