ROCHESTER -- Ridgewater split a doubleheader with MCCC Southern Division rival Rochester Monday, but still managed to secure the top seed for the Region 13A tournament. Rochester drubbed the Lady Warriors 10-1 in the opener as Ridgewater was held to just four hits.
Results Monday LPGE 7, YME 0 Shane Eklund took out Yellow Medicine East's Eric Dubbelde at 1-singles as Long Prairie-Grey Eagle swept. Singles (1) Shane Eklund, LPGE, def. Eric Dubbelde 6-1, 6-1 (2) Nate Korse, LPGE, def. Eric Lynner 6-0, 6-1 (3) Matt Schmit, LPGE, def Jon Barber 6-1, 6-0 (4) Ryan Holt, LPGE, def. Barry Jacobson 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 Doubles (1) Josh Sandelin-Matt Engman, LPGE, def. Mike Gill-David Eckhardt 6-1, 6-1 (2) Berent Uhlenkamp-Larson Davik, LPGE, def. Taylor Listul-Kenrick Day 6-1, 6-1 (3) Roger Meade-Michael Nies, LPGE, def.
WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater College fast-pitch softball team had an up-and-down day Saturday. They won the first game 5-1 against Minnesota West, their 15th straight MCCC win.
Prep Baseball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Morris, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Melrose at Minnewaska, 5 p.m. CENTRAL MINNESOTA Eden Valley-Watkins vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (2) at Belgrade, 4 p.m. CAMDEN Minneota vs. Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg, 4:30 p.m. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs. Lakeview at Cottonwood, 5 p.m. MACCRAY at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, 5 p.m. Lincoln County vs.
The Willmar Cardinals High School Senior Athletic Banquet is tonight at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center. The banquet, which honors the outstanding senior athletes, is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Willmar girls golf team will host its annual invitational tournament, starting at 9:30 a.m. today at Eagle Creek Golf Club. The Invite will double as a Central Lakes Conference meet. Non-conference teams at the Invite today include Robbinsdale Armstrong, Albany, Marshall, New London-Spicer and Dassel-Cokato.
The MACCRAY track and field team will host six other area teams for its Invitational, which starts at 4 p.m. today at Clara City. Teams in the meet include Atwater-Cosmos-Grove city, BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector, Central Minnesota Christian, New London-Spicer, Renville County, Wabasso and Yellow Medicine East.
BURNSVILLE -- Without much to play for since clinching the MCCC Southern Division title, the Ridgewater baseball team split a doubleheader with Dakota County Technical College to end the league season Saturday. "We had first place locked up and they had second place locked up," explained Warriors' coach Dwight Kotila.
Prep Baseball Big Lake Invite Paynesville 4, Hibbing 3 Championship: North Branch 4, Paynesville 3 Prep Softball Monticello Invite Hermantown 9, Willmar 5 Esko 7, Willmar 2 Monticello 4, Willmar 3 (8 innings) Prep Tennis Willmar 6, Benson 1 Benson 4, Monticello 3 Willmar 6, Monticello 1 Track & Field Eden Prairie Invite Boys Team Scores (1) Eden Prairie 198 (2) Willmar 180 (3) Wayzata 151.5 (4) Edina 100.5 (5) Lakeville North 54 Girls Team Scores (1) Eastview 136 (2) Eden Prairie 133.5 (3) Lakeville North 123 (4) Willmar 118 (5) Wayzata 116.5 (6) F
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals went 2-0 at their own triangular on Saturday beating both Benson and Monticello by the same 6-1 score. The Cardinals (6-2) will host St. Cloud Apollo on Tuesday in a Central Lakes Conference match. Willmar 6, Benson 1 Benson's No. 1 singles player Daniel Fragodt teamed up with Steven James to win the Braves' point at 1-doubles. Fragodt will likely go doubles for post season. Sophomore Matt Horning marked his varsity debut for Willmar with a 6-2, 6-3 win at 4-singles. Singles (1) Marco Vazquez, Wil, def. Ben Murphy 6-2, 6-0 (2) Cass Magnuson, Wil, def.