Prep Volleyball Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa def. Rockford, 25-16, 25-18, 25-11 Melrose def. Minnewaska, 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21 Sauk Centre def. New London-Spicer, 25-9, 25-6, 25-19 Tracy-Milroy-Balaton def. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 27-25, 25-16, 25-23 Buffalo Lake-Hector def. New Ulm Cathedral, 25-14, 25-23, 25-18 BOLD def. Montevideo 25-18, 25-20, 31-29 MACCRAY def. Renville County West 25-19, 17-25, 25-23, 25-21 Dawson-Boyd def. Canby 26-24, 19-25, 25-15, 25-21 Benson def. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 25-18, 25-18, 25-22 Waconia def.
Prep Football CENTRAL LAKES Little Falls at Willmar, 7 p.m. Rocori at Alexandria Sartell at St. Cloud Tech St. Cloud Apollo at Sauk Rapids (Non-conference) Bemidji at Fergus Falls Brainerd at Moorhead WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Morris vs. BOLD at Olivia, 7 p.m. Yellow Medicine East at Paynesville, 7 p.m. Lac qui Parle Valley at Benson, 7 p.m. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Montevideo, 7 p.m.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals got up 2-0 on Sartell but gave up two quick second-half goals and settled for a 2-2 tie in Central Lakes Conference boys soccer. Goals by Dennis Liebchen in the third minute and Josh Aslesen at 40:45 gave Willmar the edge but the Sabres rallied with two goals three minutes apart, the second at 49:40. "We played some of our best soccer of the season but for a 10 minute lapse," said Willmar coach Richard Courtney. "Otherwise the defense was really solid and the offense played better.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Howie Schultz, a former Willmar Rails star now living in Stillwater, Butch Richter of Granite Falls and Roy Berens of Benson will all be honored as part of Town Ball Day before the Minnesota Twins game against the Detroit Tigers on Sept.
SARTELL -- Sartell remained undefeated in Central Lakes Conference girls soccer, beating Willmar 9-0 Thursday. It was the fourth time in six matches Willmar has been shut out this season. Sartell 9, Willmar 0 Willmar (0-4, 1-5)....................0 0 -- 0 Sartell (4-0-1, 5-0-1)................5 4 -- 9 FIRST HALF - not available SECOND HALF - not available Shots on goal - Willmar: not available ... Sartell: not available Goalie saves - Willmar: not available ... Sartell: not available Defensive saves -- Willmar: not available ... Sartell: not available
WILLMAR -- Sarah Frank won the 100 freestyle, breaking one minute for the first time and also took the 50 freestyle as Willmar swam past Alexandria 103-83 Thursday in Central Lakes Conference swimming. Alissa Tinklenberg had three firsts, including a season-best 2:05.52 in the 200 freestyle. Frank won the 100 in 59.86 and the 50 in 26.84. Mary Morris won the individual medley and Aleasha Blokzyl took third both with a personal best. "It was a solid effort," said Cardinal coach Carl Shuldes. Willmar is at the College of St.
GRANITE FALLS -- Benson ran the gamut in singles with four wins, which was enough to hold off Yellow Medicine East 4-3 in non-conference tennis Thursday. Jill Hagestuen, Mackenzie Weber, Abby Fragodt and Kaytlyn Haugen won singles points for the Braves (11-1). The Sting (7-3) had to fight to earn each doubles point. Haley Bennett-Rachel Crowley won their first set at 1-doubles by tiebreaker, 2-doubles team Cheri Fjermestad-Molly Kvam won 6-4, 6-3 and 3-doubles duo Meghan Jenson-Megan Lecy won both of their sets by tiebreaker. Benson 4, YME 3 Singles (1) Jill Hagestuen, Ben, def.
BRAINERD -- Brainerd overpowered Willmar, winning all six of their matces in straight sets to upend the Cardinals 6-1 in a Central Lakes Conference tennis meet on Thursday. Hannah Okins continued to play well this season, earning the lone point for Willmar at 3-singles. "We're still moving people around because of some injuries and we're not quite adjusted yet," said Willmar coach Erika Kath. "We'll get there, though." Willmar hosts St. Cloud Tech on Monday. Brainerd 6, Willmar 1 Singles (1) Kayla Huether, Brd, def. Haylee Thompson 6-2, 6-1 (2) Emily Nelson, Brd.
Last Year -- Willmar 34, Little Falls 31, OT What's at stake? A must win for Willmar. Why? It's a home game; a team they always play close and the Cardinals can preserve an opportunity to equal last year's 3-0 start when Sauk Rapids comes to Hodapp the following Friday. Around the Central Lakes At Little Falls, it was 7-7 after three quarters, but the visiting Sartell Sabres scored three touchdowns for a 28-7 win. Dusty Parker ran for 50 yards and quarterback Andrew Lange threw for 113 yards on 8-of-21 passing in the Flyers' loss ...
AUSTIN -- Jackie Noyes put down 11 kills and added three ace blocks as the Ridgewater College Lady Warriors swept Riverland College 30-23, 30-14 and 30-23 in the Southern Division volleyball opener on Wednesday evening. Noyes, a 6-1 freshman out of Minneota, also went 18-for-19 at the serving line with one ace. Sophomore Ashley Olson served up five aces and supplied nine kills.