PAYNESVILLE -- The visiting Willmar Cardinals settled for a 4-4 tie with River Lakes after outshooting the Stars 52-36 at the ice arena in Paynesville on Thursday night. Willmar senior Josh Aslesen's third goal of the game with just under seven minutes left in the third period tied the game and ended the scoring. The contest to escape the Central Lakes Conference cellar was slowed by 25 penalties, almost evenly divided. Richie Norris slid the puck to Aslesen for the tying goal at 10:04 of the third period. Brian Skluzacek stopped 48 shots in the Stars' net, 18 of the stops coming in the mi
CLARA CITY -- MACCRAY kept Minneota's streaky three-point shooters cold and coasted to a 68-50 Camden Conference victory Tuesday night. The Vikings made only 20 percent (2-of-10) from three-point range. Zach Thissen and Ben Perry recorded three 3-pointers each for the Wolverines (6-3, 8-5). Thissen led the team with 22 points and Perry had 11. Matt Leese scored 13 points and had six rebounds.
LITCHFIELD -- After starting the game on a 18-0 run, Litchfield never looked back en route to posting 72-51 win over Mound-Westonka in the Wright County Conference Tuesday. Peter Zender had 13 points while Mike Bruesewitz and Dominic Devine both had 11 and Calvin Pehle 10 to ignite the Dragons, who shot 50 percent from the field. Bruesewitz also grabbed 10 rebounds -- three less than the total for Mound-Westonka -- and Kent Johnson handed out eight assists. Litchfield (3-4, 5-9) owned a 46-19 lead at halftime while Mound-Westonka (0-6, 1-12) made the same amount of free throws as field goal
KIMBALL -- The Willmar boys finished third Tuesday at the St. Cloud Cathedral Invite at Powder Ridge. Garrett Erickson had Willmar's best time at 17:07. Willmar, which competes in the Central Lakes Conference meet Thursday at Fergus Falls, didn't send a girls team. Willmar's home meet scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. Boys Results TEAM SCORING -- (1) St. Cloud Tech :51.20 (2) St. Cloud Cathedral :54.49 (3) Willmar 1:10:49 (4) Buffalo 1:21:13 4K CLASSIC -- (1) Luke Busta, SCT, 12:06 (2) Eric Johnson, SCC, 12:34 (3) Jamie Scholer, SCT, 12:42 ...
SARTELL -- Willmar won its fourth Central Lakes Conference dual meet on Tuesday with a 102-81 win at the Sartell swimming pool. The Cardinals (4-2, 5-2) swept the relays. Andy Johnson, Matt Fuglestad and Ben Saint won events for Willmar. Willmar is at Sauk Rapids Thursday and hosts a seven-team invitational on Saturday. Willmar 102, Sartell 81 200 MEDLEY RELAY - (1) Willmar: Jackson Roberts, Ben Saint, Matt Fuglestad, Andrew Nicklawsky; 1:50.10 (2) Sartell 1:54.50 200 FREESTYLE - (1) Andy Johnson, Wil, 1:57.72 (2) Paul Fenlason, Sar, 1:58.85 (3) Kyle Schmidt, Wil, 2:02:74 (4) Ross Swar
Boys Basketball Norwood Young America 63, BOLD 58 Minnesota Valley Lutheran 76, Buffalo Lake-Hector 55 Litchfield 72, Mound-Westonka 51 MACCRAY 68, Minneota 50 Canby 52, Renville County West 49 Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 66, Central Minnesota Christian 49 Redwood Valley 77, New Ulm 63 Girls Basketball Sartell 47, Willmar 44 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 56, Benson 45 Minnesota Valley Lutheran 65, Buffalo Lake-Hector 24 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 76, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 54 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 88, Lincoln County 65 Renville County West 56, Canby 53 Minneota 60, MACC
Women's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater at Minneapolis, 6 p.m. Men's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater at Minneapolis, 8 p.m.
GROVE CITY -- Morris/Hancock won the first match against Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Tuesday, but the Falcons won the remaining 13 to post a 63-6 win and secure the West Central South Conference title outright. Tim Ostby earned a pin in 5:12 at 103 pounds for Morris/Hancock (1-5, 5-11) before ACGC (6-0, 15-1) got five forfeits, five decisions and three falls to close out the match. Travis Whitcomb at 140 picked up the only pin for ACGC whle Matt Pearson at 135 and Travis Frederiksen at 145 earned technical falls.
WILLMAR -- Freshman Jenn Paul scored two power play goals and had a pair of assists as River Lakes skated past Willmar 6-2 in Central Lakes Conference girls hockey at the Civic Center on Tuesday. Kenzie Novak, Blythe Sjoberg and Greta Omann scored in the game's first nine minutes and a 3-0 Stars' lead. Willmar fought back with Chelsey Wierschem scoring at 10:21 and Ali Sing at 14:07, a power play goal assisted by Wierschem and Carlie Freese. After that the Stars turned up the defensive pressure and goalie Tracy Skluzacek proved invincible.
WILLMAR -- Despite taking all the first places, the Willmar Cardinals came up a fraction short in a Central Lakes Conference gymnastics meet at Kennedy School on Tuesday. The St. Cloud Apollo Eagles squeezed out a 128.150 to 128.100 win for their second CLC victory. Willmar fell to 3-4 in the league and 3-6 overall in dual meets. Willmar sophomore Bethany Pollock was the all-around champion compiling a four-event score of 33.225. Annalise Bratt took fourth all-around at 32.393. Bratt, who has been the team's leading scorer, was off form on the beam, falling four times, and placed ninth.