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.
WILLMAR—Willmar's gymnastics team remained hot Thursday night, earning its second score of 145 or better on the season as the Cardinals defeated Sartell 145.45 to 141.325. Sartell's Abigail Weber won on the bars and earned the all-around victory with a 37.275 but that was the only thing that didn't go in the Cardinals' favor. Erica Schramm took second with a 36.325 scoreline. Willmar's Olivia Welsh and Bronwyn Tollefson earned wins on the balance beam and the floor exercise respectively. The team's 145.45 score would place Willmar in the top-three in the state.
CANBY — The No. 7-ranked Canby Lancers came out firing on all cylinders to defeat KMS 83-44 on Thursday. Samantha Gjerde scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds for KMS in the loss. Next up for the Saints is a home game against Lakeview on Tuesday. Canby 83, KMS 44 KMS 22 22 — 44 Canby 39 44 — 83
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