There are several men, women and co-rec volleyball teams in Willmar looking for players to fill out their rosters for the upcoming season. Individual registrations are being taken. For more information, call Willmar Community Education and Recreation at 320-231-8492. There is also an open gym starting up at the city auditorium on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-4 p.m.
The Willmar Gold Gloves winter season runs November to April in the basement of the Willmar City Auditorium. Practices are Monday and Wednesday starting 7 p.m., the first Monday in November. The club is for ages 8-and-up. A mouthpiece is required and a parental consent form must be signed. The $70 registration fee is non-refundable. For more information phone Kirk Davis at 320-231-1136 (home) or 320-235-5332 (work).
The Montevideo Thunder Hawks will host St. Cloud Cathedral at 7 p.m. today in the West Central Inter-Conference championship. Montevideo was the West Central South champion and St. Cloud Cathedral won the North half.
UNDERWOOD -- Behind 37 kills and 38 digs from Kelsey Jeseritz and 13 ace blocks from Stephanie Stassen, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg placed third at the Underwood Invitational Thursday. KMS (18-7) went 2-1 in pool play before upending Underwood 25-20, 22-25, 15-12 in the third-place match. Stassen also had 21 kills while Amy Neal served a team-high eight aces and Sarah Carlson (44 assists) and Amber Johnson (34 assists) directed the offense. Team scores Pool Play KMS def. Wheaton 20-25, 25-22, 15-9 Barnesville def. KMS 25-22, 25-23 KMS def.
Section 2AAAA First Round Tuesday 1. (1) Marshall has bye 2. (5) Hutchinson at (4) Willmar, 7 p.m. 3. (6) New Ulm at (3) Mankato East, 7 p.m. 4. (2) Mankato West has bye Semifinals Saturday, Oct. 28 Winner-2 at Marshall, 7 p.m. Winner-3 at Mankato West, 7 p.m. Championship Friday, Nov. 3 Semifinal winners at high seed, 7 p.m. Section 3AAA First Round Tuesday 1. (8) Montevideo at (1) Jackson County Central, 7 p.m. 2. (5) Minnewaska at (4) Fairmont, 7 p.m. 3. (7) Redwood Valley at (2) Maple River, 7 p.m. 4.
Section 2AAA Play-In Monday 1. (17) Rockford at (16) Fairmont, 7 p.m. 2. (18) St. Peter at (15) Annandale, 7 p.m. First Round Thursday, Oct. 24 3. Winner-1 at (1) Marshall, 7 p.m. 4. (9) Monticello at (8) New Ulm, 7 p.m. 5. (12) Mankato West at (5) Buffalo, 7 p.m. 6. (13) Willmar at (4) Waconia, 7 p.m. 7. (14) Worthington at (3) Litchfield, 7 p.m. 8. (11) Glencoe-Silver Lake at (6) Delano, 7 p.m. 9. (10) Dassel-Cokato at (7) Mankato East, 7 p.m. 10. Winner-2 at (2) Hutchinson, 7 p.m. Quarterfinals Saturday, Oct. 28 11. Winner-3 vs. Winner-4 at high seed, 7 p.m. 12.
Prep Volleyball NON-CONFERENCE Moorhead Invite (Willmar vs. Moorhead, 1:30 p.m. ... Willmar vs. Osseo, 4 p.m.) West Central Inter-Conference Championship: St. Cloud Cathedral at Montevideo, 7 p.m.
MOORHEAD -- The Moorhead Spuds converted three Willmar turnovers into touchdowns on the way to dumping the Cardinals 32-12 in a non-conference meeting to end the regular season. Willmar (4-4) still gets to host Hutchinson (4-4), which beat Shakopee 34-0 last night, in the first round of the Section 2AAAA playoffs at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Willmar has the edge on Hutchinson with a win over a Class AAAAA team (St.
GROVE CITY -- Morris clinched a share of the West Central South Conference football title with a 34-31 win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Wednesday. Morris quarterback Taylor Witt scored a one-yard touchdown with less than two minutes to go to put the Tigers (6-1, 6-2) ahead. The first half was an offensive slugfest, with each team scoring four touchdowns.
GLENWOOD -- New London-Spicer earned a tie for the West Central North Conference title with a 28-13 win over Minnewaska Area Wednesday. The Wildcats finish the regular season with a 6-1 league record, 6-2 overall. They tied for the crown with Staples-Motley. Mike Bonynge rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats, including a 39-yard score in the fourth quarter. Jacob Reiter led the de-fense with 14 tackles. Jordan Hendricks paced Minnewaska with 203 yards passing, including a 35-yard scoring pass to Mike Stansbury in the second quarter.