Concordia junior golfer Drew Dvorak, a Litchfield graduate, was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's Men's Golfer of the Week for the third time in his career. Dvorak took second at the Erv Kaiser Invitational in Fargo Sept. 15-17, which featured about 70 golfers. He shot a three-round score of 221. This season, Dvorak has two top five finishes.
Former Ridgewater volleyball coach Val Swanson will be honored Saturday during the Lady Warriors' match against Riverland at 2 p.m. Swanson, who retired after last season, posted a 736-313 record from 1980-2005 at Ridgewater. She coached six teams to the NJCAA Division III National Tournament, winning the championship in 2002.
KERKHOVEN -- Recovering from a 3-1 loss at Lakeview on Thursday, Central Minnesota Christian overcame Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 25-19, 25-22, 25-15 Monday in Camden North volleyball. KMS was tenacious but in the end couldn't stay with the Bluejays. "Their serving was tough and hard to handle for our serve-receive," said Fighting Saints coach Shannon Schmidt. "At crucial times, their game was a little cleaner." Kresson Vreeman, the Bluejays' setter, supplied 30 assists, five ace blocks and six ace serves. Tara Frikke made 11 kills and Abby Tebben six.
ALEXANDRIA -- Willmar couldn't capture a set Monday as Alexandria shut out the visiting Cardinals 7-0 in the Central Lakes Conference. Hannah Okins was the closet player to win a set for Willmar (0-6, 0-9) as Danielle Justice won 7-5 in a first-set tiebreaker. Besides Okins' near win, Willmar managed to win four games in a set only four other times. Alexandria 7, Willmar 0 Singles (1) Ann Bergstrand, Alex, def. Jenny Peterson 6-1, 6-1 (2) Danielle Reis, Alex, def. Haylee Thompson 6-2, 6-4 (3) Danielle Justice, Alex, def. Hannah Okins 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 (4) Laine Hanson, Alex, def.
GRANITE FALLS -- Yellow Medicine East didn't lose more than two games in a set and got a shutout victory from Katelyn Dubbelde at 2-singles en route to blanking the Tigers 7-0 in the West Central South Conference Monday. Meghan Bredeson at 4-singles, Haley Bennett-Rachel Crowley at 1-doubles and Megan Lecy-Meghan Jensen at 3-doubles all won their opening set without losing a game. Melissa Rasmusson at 1-singles, Tiffany Miller at 3-singles and Molly Kvam-Cheri Fjermestad at 2-doubles also won for YME. YME 7, Morris 0 Singles (1) Melissa Rasmusson, YME, def.
Late results Friday Little Sioux Minneota 35, Dawson-Boyd 24 Dawson-Boyd (1-3, 1-3) 0 0 8 16 -- 24 Minneota (4-0, 4-0) 7 14 14 0 -- 35 Min - Trent Hennen 20 run (Hennen kick) Min - Tyson Sonnenburg 6 pass from Matt Buysse (Hennen kick) Min - Hennen 84 pass from Buysse (Hennen kick) Min - Hennen 16 pass from Buysse (Stefan Amthamatt kick) DB - Joe Anderson 87 kickoff return (Anderson pass from Josh Aakre) Min - Sonnenburg 18 pass from Buysse (Amthamatt kick) DB - Cameron Jurgenson 2 pass from Aakre (Anderson run) DB - Anderson 2 pass from Aakre (Jurgenson pass from Aakre)
Late result Saturday Worthington 2, Willmar 0 Willmar was held scoreless for the third straight match as Worthington scored twice in the second half Saturday to blank the Cardinals 2-0 in non-conference action. Statistics for the match were not available Willmar (1-9) 0 0 -- 0 Worthington 0 2 -- 2
Prep Volleyball CENTRAL LAKES Sartell at Willmar, 7:15 p.m. Alexandria at Sauk Rapids Brainerd at Rocori Little Falls at Fergus Falls St. Cloud Tech at St. Cloud Apollo WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Lac qui Parle Valley, 7:30 p.m. BOLD vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 7:30 p.m. Morris at Montevideo, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Melrose at New London-Spicer, 7:30 p.m. Sauk Centre at Minnewaska, 7:30 p.m. St. Cloud Cathedral at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m. Albany at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle CAMDEN NORTH Canby vs.
Prep Volleyball CMCS def. KMS 25-19, 25-22, 25-15 Redwood Valley def. MVL 25-23, 17-25, 25-14, 25-19 Albany def. Paynesville 25-14, 25-23, 25-15, 25-18 Girls Tennis Alexandria 7, Willmar 0 YME 7, Morris 0 Redwood Valley 5, New London-Spicer 2 Marshall 4, MACCRAY 3 Litchfield 7, Annandale 0 Sauk Centre 7, BBE 0
Litchfield native John Carlson, a redshirt junior tight end, caught a 62-yard touchdown pass Saturday to help No. 12 Notre Dame rally to a 40-37 win over Michigan State in East Lansing. Carlson finished with four catches for 121 yards and has 17 receptions for 297 yards on the season. n Another former area player in Division, Jake Nordin of Northern Illinois, caught three passes for 35 yards in the Huskies' 48-14 win over Indiana State Saturday. Nordin has 13 catches for 155 yards this season.