Girls Basketball State Class A Tournament Semifinal Hancock 66, Ada-Borup 50 Boys Basketball Section 8AAA Championship Rocori 58, Willmar 55 Section 5AA Championship Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 67, New London-Spicer 51
Girls Basketball CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIP At Target Center, Minneapolis Hancock vs. Fulda, noon College Baseball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater vs. Genessee CC (N.Y.) (2) at Port Charlotte (Fla.) Invitational, 8:30 a.m.
ST. CLOUD -- The New London-Spicer Wildcats return to St. Cloud State University looking to repeat their Section 5AA championship performance of a year ago. New London-Spicer takes on Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at 6:30 p.m. today at Halenbeck Hall. The Thunderbirds were last to state in 1992. The Wildcats held off a second-half surge by the Watertown-Royals last year to capture the trophy with a 60-58 victory. That put the Wildcats into the Class AA quarterfinal where they fell to No.
MINNEAPOLIS -- After a one-day layoff, the Hancock Owls girls basketball team resumes its bid for a place in the Class A championship game when it plays Ada-Borup at 2 p.m. today at the Target Center. The Cougars (29-1), ranked No. 1 in the final AP poll, blistered Springfield 61-44 in Wednesday's quarterfinal at Williams Arena. Later that evening, the Owls (25-3) slowed the Chisholm Bluestreaks to a crawl 58-34. Ada-Borup, on the Red Valley tableland northeast of Moorhead, represents Section 6A at state for the second year in a row.
Willmar Community Education and Recreation will run five adult leagues this spring: · The Spring Basketball League will be played Wednesdays from March 28-May 2. Cost is $160 per team. · The Spring Co-Rec Basketball League will be played Tuesdays from March 27-May 1. Cost is $100 per team. · The Dodgeball League will be played Tuesdays from March 27-May 1. Cost is $50 per team. · The Spring Co-Rec Volleyball League will be played Tuesdays from March 27-May 1. Cost is $80 per team. · The Floor Hockey League will be played Thursdays from March 29-May 3.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Thursday was another all around good day for the Ridgewater baseball team, winning twice convincingly over Sussex (N.J.) Community College 13-6 and 12-2 in six innings to improve to 7-0. The Warriors pounded out 28 hits and allowed just eight runs in 13 innings. "We're being a lot more aggressive at the plate and having good swings early in the count," said Ridgewater coach Dwight Kotila. "They're getting more comfortable at the plate." On the mound, the Warriors struck out 12 batters while issuing six walks. "We're throwing everybody out there," Kotila added.
Girls Basketball STATE TOURNAMENT Semifinals Today At Target Center, Minneapolis Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (27-4) vs. Fulda (28-3), noon Ada-Borup (29-1) vs. Hancock (25-3), 2 p.m. Boys Basketball SECTION 5AA Championship New London-Spicer vs. Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at St. Cloud State, 6:30 p.m. SECTION 8AAA Championship at Alexandria Willmar vs. Rocori, 7 p.m. College Baseball At Port Charlotte, Fla. Ridgewater vs. Bowdoin College JV (Mass.), 1:30 p.m. Ridgewater vs. North Central College JV (Ill.), 4 p.m.
Boys Basketball Section 3AA Luverne 60, Benson 50 College Baseball Ridgewater 13, Sussex (N.J.) 6 Ridgewater 12, Sussex (N.J.) 2, 6 innings
The Cornbelt Amateur Baseball League will hold a meeting at 7:45 p.m. today at the American Legion in Willmar. All managers are urged to attend.
New London-Spicer will be taking a fan bus to the Section 5AA boys basketball championship against Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop Friday night in St. Cloud. Game time is 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. The bus will load at the high school gym doors at 4:30 p.m. Limited game tickets are available at the student center. For more information or to sign up, call the New London-Spicer High School office at 320-354-2252, ext. 2600.