WORTHINGTON -- With a balanced hitting attack and 14 ace serves, Ridgewater swept Minnesota West 30-17, 30-21, 30-15 Wednesday to complete the first half of the MCCC Southern Division schedule. The win kept Ridgewater unbeaten in the division at 5-0 and improved the Lady Warriors' overall record to 20-3. The Lady Warriors host Riverland at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Four players had six-or-more kills for Ridgewater with Ashley Hennen leading the way with nine.
Hilary Groothuis, a freshman outside hitter from Maynard, has been named MCCC Southern Division Player of the Week for helping the Ridgewater Lady Warriors raise their record to 4-0 in the South and 19-3 overall. In four matches, Groothuis recorded 16 ace blocks, averaged 2.43 kills per game, had a .255 hitting percentage and a 91 serve percentage with four service aces.
The Willmar tennis team hosts Little Falls in a Central Lakes Conference meet at 4:30 p.m. today at the high school courts.
Prep Volleyball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at St. Cloud Tech, 7:15 p.m. Sauk Rapids at Rocori Little Falls at Alexandria Brainerd at Sartell Fergus Falls at St. Cloud Apollo WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Montevideo vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 7:30 p.m. Benson at Morris, 7:30 p.m. Lac qui Parle Valley vs. BOLD at Olivia, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH New London-Spicer at Albany, 7:30 p.m. Paynesville at Albany, 7:30 p.m. Minnewaska at St. Cloud Cathedral, 7:30 p.m. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at Sauk Centre, 7:30 p.m. CAMDEN NORTH Canby vs.
NEW LONDON -- Litchfield most likely will get the No.
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, with a 4-0 record overall, made its debut in The Associated Press' Class AA poll at No. 9 Tuesday. Litchfield is tied at No. 6 with Jordan in the Class AAA poll. Also receiving votes this week were New London-Spicer in Class AAA and Yellow Medicine East in Class AA.
Sarah Hund, a sophomore swimmer for the Willmar Cardinals, has been selected Central Lakes Conference Performer of the Week in her sport. Last Thursday at St. Cloud Tech, she posted personal bests in three events, including the 100 freestyle (1:01.94).
The Third annual KRA Demo Derby is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds. The gates open for drivers at 2 p.m. and the grandstand at 3:30 p.m. For additional information phone 320-212-3503.
MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo took a two-match lead in the West Central South Conference, sweeping Morris Area, while BOLD lost to Yellow Medicine East on Tuesday. Motnevideo dominated all three games by scores of 25-13, 25-10, 25-17 to improve to 6-1 in the conference and 16-2 overall.
KERKHOVEN -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg unleashed 12 ace serves en route to a 25-22, 25-9, 25-12 sweep over Dawson-Boyd in a Camden North Conference volleyball match Tuesday. Kelsey Jeseritz paced the Fighting Saints (2-2, 11-4) with 11 kills, nine digs and four ace serves. Kristi Steinhaus added seven kills and two ace serves. For Dawson-Boyd (1-3, 6-6), Kassi Lindblad had six kills and Amber Staab three ace serves.