NEW LONDON — Caleb Collins (145), Wyatt Jones (152) and Marc Collins (182) won their matches by fall and Jonathan Tostenson (132) and Brandin Dahl (170) earned technical falls to lead the KMS wrestling team to a 58-6 win over New London-Spicer on Tuesday. Josh Soine (195) and Sebastian Bitzan (220) earned NLS' points on decisions. KMS 58, NLS 6 106: Will Magaard, K, dec Blake Vagle 10-4 113: Kyle Meyer, K, won by forfeit 120: Jared Carlson, K, won by forfeit 126: Jacob Carlson, K, dec Sam Stageberg 8-3
SARTELL — Noah Slagter scored 34 points and Drey Dirksen grabbed 17 rebounds but the individual performances weren't enough as Sartell's first half was enough for a 83-73 Central Lakes Conference victory on Tuesday. Slagter was able to hit from all over the court but was especially hot from the free-throw line. He hit 13-of-14 from the charity stripe.
BENSON—Willmar boy's hockey team logged 84 shots and converted on six of them to defeat Morris/Benson Area 6-1 Tuesday night. MBA's goaltender Tony Bruns made 78 saves on the night but it wasn't enough as his team was only able to breakthrough once against Willmar's Gunnar Banks. He finished with 13 saves. The Cardinals got the momentum going early with three goals in the opening period including two within forty seconds to take a 3-0 lead. The Storm scored their lone goal of the game off a Kolby Goff shot 14 seconds before the end of the period.
WILLMAR — A five-point halftime lead fell by the wayside for the Willmar girls' basketball team fell to Fergus Falls 57-44 at home Tuesday night at Willmar High School. The Cardinals' defensive pressure proved stout through the first 18 minutes, holding the Otters to 17 first-half points. In the second half, though, Fergus Falls clicked on all cylinders to pull away for a comfortable win. No Cardinals scored in double figures, but Hannah Johnson and Heidi Sellman led the team with eight points apiece.
BROOTEN — Hailey Braegelman scored 14 points and Macie Kirckof had 10 to lead the BBE girls basketball team to a 61-31 victory over ACGC on Monday. Kendra Schmitz and Morgan Gronli both scored nine points and Gronli also had four steals. Nicole Wesbur scored five points and led the Jaguars with 10 rebounds. Jenna Fischer finished with six points and four assists. BBE 61, ACGC 31 ACGC (2-13) 19 12 — 31 BBE (9-6) 29 32 — 61
HUTCHINSON — The Willmar wrestling team wrapped up a weekend at the Hutchinson Invitational with a second place finish and five individual champions Saturday. The Cardinals scored 190 points, just shy of Hutchinson's 207.5 which was good enough for first place.
NEW LONDON — New London-Spicer's boys basketball team fought back to defeat Minnewaska 44-43 in a non-conference match-up Saturday.
Courtney Henjum broke a 17-year-old New London-Spicer record Friday night as she scored a 36.975 in the all-around, besting Micki Toops' 2000 record of 36.85. Henjum won all five events, powering the Wildcats to a dominant victory over Glencoe-Silver Lake. Her best moment came in the floor exercise as she scored a 9.5. Teammate Emily Novak also had a strong night, scoring 34.225 for a second place finish in the all-around. The Wildcats will compete again on Thursday in Waconia. NLS 139.05, GSL 120.55
DASSEL — New London-Spicer got back to winning form with 60-54 Wright County Conference win over Dassel-Cokato on Friday night. The Wildcats, who lost to Watertown-Mayer on Thursday, got 15 points and four steals from Erin Tebben. She led four Wildcats in double figures. Brooke Beuning scored 14 points and had seven rebounds, five assists and three steals. Shea Oman scored 13 points and had five assist and five steals. Alayna Johnson was a force in the paint for the Chargers, scoring 24 points.
MELROSE — The New London-Spicer boys basketball team pressed undefeated Melrose to the end but the Dutchmen prevailed 77-69 in a non-conference game on Friday. New London-Spicer fell to 7-6 overall while Melrose improved to 14-0. NLS plays host to Minnewaska in another non-conference game at 7:30 p.m. today at NLS High School. The Wildcats' Mitchell Halvorson scored 19 points and had six rebounds and Brandon Adelman finished with 18 points, five rebounds and seven assists. Hunter Sjoberg scored 11 points.