BRAINERD — The Willmar volleyball team shook off Tuesday's loss to Rocori and a long bus ride to Brainerd to dispatch the Warriors in four games in a Central Lakes Conference match on Thursday. The Cardinals, tied after two games, won the third set handily and held off a Brainerd comeback attempt in the fourth. The Cardinals won 25-10, 24-26, 25-12 and 25-21.
COLD SPRING — The Willmar boys and girls cross country teams cruised to dominating finishes in the Rocori Invite on Thursday in Cold Spring. The girls were especially outstanding, finishing with four of the top five finishers, which helped them to a total of 27 points. That easily outdistanced their closest competitor, Rocori, which scored 66.
COLD SPRING—After jumping out to a 3-0 start, the Willmar girls tennis team suffered its first loss at the hands of Rocori on Aug. 30. Winners of six straight coming into Thursday, the Cardinals had no interest in letting the Spartans end another streak. Willmar didn't drop a set, capturing a 7-0 win and a seventh-consecutive victory. Cayle Hovland, who missed the first Rocori match, was the least dominant Cardinal singles player, despite winning 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1.
Clay and Jake evaluate why Dawson-Boyd earned a 45-7 win in a game of two seemingly equal teams. The duo also previews Dawson’s upcoming game with Class A top-ranked Minneota...
Thursday, Sept. 22 Cross Country Rocori Invite (with Willmar), 4:15 p.m. Renville County West Invite (with BOLD, YME, MACCRAY, Willmar Community Christian), 4:30 p.m. Boys Soccer St. Cloud Tech at Willmar, 5 p.m. Melrose at Minnewaska, 4 p.m. Central Minnesota Christian School at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Willmar at St. Cloud Tech, 7 p.m. Swimming & Diving Willmar at Fergus Falls, 6 p.m. Litchfield at Watertown-Mayer, 6 p.m. Tennis Willmar at Rocori, 4:30 p.m.
In this episode, Clay and Jake break down New London-Spicer’s disappointing 42-26 loss to Albany in Friday’s home opener. They also discuss the 0-3 starts for Willmar and three other...
WILLMAR — Cardinal Pride will be hosting the annual Hall of Fame Induction prior to the Willmar High School Homecoming football game Sept. 30. The 2016 inductees are Rand Middleton, Carol Maursetter, Tim Brunner and Warren Vanderbill The Cardinal Pride Hall of Fame banquet is at 3:30 p.m. at Hodapp Field. Cost is $10. RSVP by Monday, Sept. 26. The Homecoming game against St. Cloud Apollo is 7 p.m. For tickets, call Allison Dirksen at 320-295-2257.
SAUK CENTRE — Morris/Chokio-Alberta dropped its first set of the season and would later drop a second in a match to be remembered against Sauk Centre that ended in the Tigers favor 3-2. Sauk Centre, now 12-2, came out strong early, knocking the Tigers down 25-23 in the opening sets. The No. 5 Tigers roared back for a 25-21 win in the second set. The final three sets were traded between the Tigers and the Mainstreeters and all were decided by only two points.
WILLMAR—Dominant singles play helped the Willmar girls tennis team overpower Sartell-St. Stephen 6-1 at the Willmar High School courts on Tuesday. The Cardinals' No. 3 singles participant Lydia Morrell was recently named the Central Lakes Conference tennis player of the week after winning two-straight matches in straight sets. On Tuesday, she had her toughest match in awhile: she won 6-1, 6-0. Chloe Hansen has accepted her new role at No. 4 singles well and proved it again Tuesday afternoon with a swift 6-0, 6-0 decision.
SPICER — Central Minnesota Christian School cross country runner Matthew Van Eps placed second in the boys race and Morris/Chokio-Alberta's Maddie Carrington was sixth in the girls race at the Little Crow Invitational on Monday at the Little Crow Country Club. Van Eps finished in 16 minutes, 11.84 seconds, about 21 seconds behind winner Ryley Nelson of West Central Area. Breckenridge/Wahpeton's Bailee Heitkamp won the girls race in 19:35.13. Carrington finished in 20:22.54.