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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.
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer (20-7) opened the game with an 18-0 run and went on to a 57-48 win over Paynesivlle in the Section 5AA-North girls' basketball tournament Tuesday night. The Wildcats will play the winner of St. Cloud Cathedral and Howard Lake-Waverly/Winsted at 7:45 p.m. Thursday in Howard Lake. Brittni Schmitz scored Paynesville's first basket at the nine-minute mark. Only five players scored for the Wildcats (20-7), with Jenn Wendlandt leading the way with 18 points. Ellary Asche followed with 15 -- behind three 3-pointers -- Renae Henjum 12 and Cassidy Vogt 11.
GLENWOOD -- Minnewaska's strong first half pushed the Lakers to a 52-38 win over Sauk Centre in Section 6AA-West girls basketball action Tuesday. Minnewaska (14-10) held a 25-13 lead at halftime and outrebounded the Mainstreeters (9-17) 27-19. Lindsay Solmonson led three Lakers in double figures with 15. Shiona Beecher added 13 and Ashley Chan had 12. Minnewaska 52, Sauk Centre 38 Sauk Centre (9-17) 13 25 -- 38 Minnewaska (14-10) 25 27 -- 52 SAUK CENTRE - 13-37 FG (2-7 3 pt); 10-16 FT; 19 rebounds; 16 fouls ...
BENSON -- Aaron Hagen amassed a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Joey Fragodt netted 21 points to help Benson beat Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 74-61 in a non-conference game Tuesday. The Fighting Saints (15-10) led for the first six minutes of the game, but Benson (18-4) came roaring back by piecing together a 46-11 run that carried over into the second half.
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Boys Basketball Waconia 63, Litchfield 54 Willmar 46, Rocori 43 Benson 74, KMS 61 Girls Basketball Section 2A-North Cedar Mountain 96, Buffalo Lake-Hector 50 Section 3A-North Lincoln HI 51, Dawson-Boyd 49 Section 3AA-North Lac qui Parle Valley 62, Benson 51 MACCRAY 49, Yellow Medicine East 42 Section 5AA-20 New London-Spicer 57, Paynesville 48 Maple Lake 76, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 56 Section 5AA-17 Glencoe-Silver Lake 71, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 45 Section 6AA-19 Minnewaska 52, Sauk Centre 38 Section 2AAA Litchfield 80, New Ulm 49
The Willmar Cardinals (20-4) are seeded No. 1 in Section 8AAA-South girls basketball and will play host to No. 4 Rocori (3-22) at 7 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals. Also in Willmar's lower bracket, No. 2-North Park Rapids hosts No. 3-North Perham. In the upper bracket, No. 1-North Detroit Lakes (21-3), the defending champions, entertain No. 4-North Thief River Falls and No. 2-South Fergus Falls will host No. 3-South Little Falls.
The Ridgewater College Lady Warriors will play Minneapolis at 7 p.m. Saturday at Minneapolis Technical and Community College for the Region 13A title. The winner advances to the NJCAA Division III Tournament March 17-19 in Utica, N.Y.