The Ridgewater Warriors take their MCCC Southern Division-leading show on the road for a doubleheader against Itasca at 10 a.m. today at St. Cloud. The Warriors (13-1, 27-3) clinched the division Wednesday with a sweep Minnesota West. The Ridgewater softball team (14-0, 16-2) looks to remain undefeated in division play, hosting Riverland in a twin bill starting at 3 p.m. at the college field.
ALBANY -- Minnewaska continued to dominate the West Central North girls golf circuit, topping second-place Albany by 18 shots at the fourth conference meet Thursday. The Lakers shot a 165 and Albany followed with a 183. Kim Zylla of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle was the medalist with a 38. Marissa Mackedanz of Paynesville was second at 39 and Sarah and Emily Roering of Minnewaska tied for third with 40 each. Team scoring (1) Minnewaska 165 (2) Albany 183 (3) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 188 (4) St.
OLIVIA -- Benson/KMS and Lac qui Parle Valley had identical 194 scores, bu the tiebreaker for fifth best score went to BKMS in a West Central South Conference meet at Olivia Golf Club. Team scoring (1) Benson/KMS 194 (2) Lac qui Parle Valley 194 (3) YME 201 (4) BOLD 213 (5) Montevideo 214 (6) Morris 224 (7) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 236 Individual TOP FIVE - (1) Christine Bendal, LQPV, 40 (2) Courtney Knudson, YME, 43 (3) Holly Erickson, BKMS, 44 (4) Ashley Briones, Mon, 45 (5) Chloe Althmann, BOLD, 46 Area results ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - Heather Wall 55, Tisha Blomquist 59, Karla
APPLETON -- Montevideo shot a 157 behind a pair of 37s from Tony Klosterboer and Thomas Ward to take over first place in the West Central South boys golf race on Thursday. Benson/KMS, which was tied with the Thunder Hawks coming into the meet, is now one point back in the standings after shooting a 162. Isaac Rodriquez of BOLD and Joe Orr of Benson/KMS tied for third individually after posting 38s, while Taylor Olson of YME was fifth after he shot a 39. Team scoring (1) Montevideo 157 (2) Benson/KMS 162 (3) BOLD 167 (4) Yellow Medicine East 170 (5) Lac qui Parle Valley 176 (6) Atwater-Cosm
FERGUS FALLS -- It seems the Fergus Falls Otters have been playing possum. After an 0-4 start, Fergus Falls stunned Willmar 4-3 in Central Lakes Conference boys tennis on Thursday. "No one is more surprised than me," said coach Loren Holter. "We beat Sartell 7-0 and they lost to Sartell 5-2.
WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater Warriors captured the Minnesota Community College Conference Southern Division title outright for the ninth straight year under coach Dwight Kotila with a sweep of a doubleheader against Minnesota West. Ridgewater had to rally to win a game for the first time this season in the first game, edging Minnesota West 4-3. The Warriors then rode the left arm of Dave Deminsky in the second game in a 7-0 victory. "We're continuing to get good pitching," said Kotila. "Offensively, we scored enough to win.
WORTHINGTON -- The Ridgewater softball team continued its torrid romp through the Minnesota Community College Conferene Southern Division, pounding Minnesota West in a doubleheader sweep Wednesday. The Lady Warriors (14-0, 16-2) won 9-2 and 17-6 in six innings. "We're doing a really nice job of not walking hitters and we're making good contact at the plate," said Ridgewater coach Todd Thorstad. The Lady Warriors belted 30 hits in the two games, including seven extra-base hits.
Michael Malvin, a St. Cloud Technical College freshman from Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, was named the Minnesota Community College Central Division Player of the Week. Malvin batted .545 for the week, going 6-for-11, and also helped the Cyclones defeat MSCTC-Fergus Falls 10-1 by pitching a six-hitter.
Three of the four Willmar teams participating in events today are on the road. Only the Willmar softball team is staying home, hosting Little Falls in a Central Lakes Conference game at 5 p.m. The Willmar baseball team travels to Little Falls for a 5 p.m. game, the tennis team plays at Fergus Falls at 4:30 p.m., and the boys and girls track and field teams are in the Benson/KMS Invite beginning at 4 p.m.
MACCRAY takes its 7-0 record to the Metrodome today to play a non-conference game against Montevideo. The game is scheduled to be played at 4 p.m. after the Twins' game against the Kansas City Royals, which begins at 12:10 p.m. Montevideo is 4-1 this season.