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MADISON -- Going from last place in the West Central South Conference to the final of the Section 3AA-North girls basketball playoffs has been a short trip for Lac qui Parle Valley. The Eagles finished their league schedule with a 4-8 record, tied with BOLD for the bottom of the seven-team conference. But two games later, LQPV is two more wins away from a state Class AA tournament berth. The Eagles will face MACCRAY in the 3AA-North title game at 7 p.m. Friday in Montevideo. LQPV, the No. 5 seed, started the tournament with a 57-54 win over West Central Area Saturday. Against No.
Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Paynesville vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City Girls Basketball SECTION TOURNAMENTS See schedules on Page B-3 Swimming & Diving STATE MEET See separate schedule on page B-3 Wrestling STATE TOURNAMENTS At XCEL ENERGY CENTER Class A Quarterfinals 1. Canby vs. United South Central, 7:30 p.m. 2. Wabasso vs. Wabasha/Kellogg, 7:30 p.m. 3. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City vs. New York Mills, 7:30 p.m. 4. Frazee vs. Pierz, 7:30 p.m. Class AA At XCEL ENERGY CENTER Quarterfinals 1. St. Michael-Albertville vs.
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COLD SPRING -- The Willmar Cardinals came from 11 points down with under eight minutes left to stun Rocori 46-43 in Central Lakes boys basketball on Tuesday night. Cory Hanson, a junior wing, led the charge, scoring eight of his 10 points in the last five minutes. Rocori already had locked up the conference title and appeared well on their way to their 25th straight home victory, leading 40-29 with 7:35 to play.
MONTEVIDEO -- No. 5-seed Lac qui Parle Valley pulled off a big upset and No. 2 MACCRAY nearly became one in Section 3AA-North girls basketball action Tuesday. The Eagles knocked off top-ranked Benson 62-51 and the Wolverines made up for a lackluster first half to surge past No. 3 Yellow Medicine East, 49-42. The teams will meet in the 3AA-North final at 7 p.m. Friday in Montevideo. LQPV lost to the Braves twice during the regular season, including a 1-17 performance from three-point range in a 47-33 loss Feb.
Junior Crysta Johnson of Pennock and freshman Kristine Loge of Litchfield helped Minnesota State University Moorhead set 18 new school records at the North Central Conference meet in Grand Forks, N.D. Both swam on the 200 freestyle relay and the 400-freestyle relay (3:41.3) that shaved 4.01 off the previous record. Johnson also was on the 800-freestyle relay that dropped 16.99 seconds and Loge was on the record-breaking 200-medley relay. Johnson set a Minnesota State-Moorhead record in the 50 freestyle of 25.02.
The Willmar Jaycees will host the Regional Kids' Wrestling Tournament March 18 at Willmar Senior High School. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $10 per wrestler. The top two in each division will advance to the state tournament on April 1. For more information, contact Aaron Jordan at (320) 235-3022, or email email@example.com .
BOLD is offering a spectator bus to the state wrestling tournament Thursday and Friday . The cost of the bus is $12 each day. The bus leaves the Oliva school at 2:30 p.m. and Bird Island at 2:40 on Thursday and 8:30 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. on Friday. There will be no fan bus on Saturday. To register, call (320) 523-1031, ext. 157. Deadline for registering is 3 p.m. today.