DASSEL -- Paynesville and New London-Spicer will be meeting for the third time season, this time with the Section 5AA-South title on the line after each won semifinals games Saturday night. Paynesville (18-5) knocked off Maple Lake 61-54 in one semifinal game, while New London-Spicer (19-6) outlasted Eden Valley-Watkins 72-69 in the other. Maple Lake had beaten Paynesville 77-71 Jan.
Events/competitions Kandiyohi County Pheasants Forever Banquet -- The Kandiyohi County Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold its annual banquet March 16 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Willmar. The guest speaker will be Howard Vincent, Pheasants Forever CEO. Proceeds from the banquet will be used for habitat and youth education projects. For tickets or more information, call Greg Kamrowski at 320-235-9788. Tickets can also be purchased at Brad's 71 Bait and Sports, Zero Tolerance and Mel's Sport Shop.
I have a small woodworking shop in the barn where I turn perfectly good boards into sawdust and scrap lumber. This is not all bad, since I find it entertaining, and bluebird houses are made from the scraps. We end up with a lot of bluebird houses. The door to the shop slides on a track and is quite heavy. Occasionally, it will not close completely when given a hurried push. The other evening, I went to the shop to grab a hammer and was greeted with the unmistakable odor of a skunk.
Quarterfinals Wednesday At Target Center, Minneapolis 1. Christ's Household of Faith (20-8) vs. Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (26-4), 6 p.m. 2. Rushford-Peterson (22-7) vs. Fulda (27-3), 8 p.m. At Williams Arena, Minneapolis 3. Ada-Borup (28-1) vs. Springfield (21-7), 6 p.m. 4. Chisholm (24-5) vs. Hancock (24-3), 8 p.m. Semifinals Friday At Target Center, Minneapolis Winner-1 vs. Winner-2, noon Winner-3 vs. Winner-4, 2 p.m. Third Place Saturday, March 17 At Concordia University, St.
The Willmar boys basketball team bids for a spot in the Section 8AAA final for the fifth straight year when the Cardinals (20-5) play Thief River Falls (17-7) at approximately 7:30 p.m. today at Minnesota State Moorhead. Willmar's semifinal game will follow the Park Rapids (23-2) vs. defending champion Rocori (23-2), which begins at 6 p.m. Willmar and Thief River Falls also met in the 2004 semifinal round with Willmar prevailing 68-60 in overtime.
Nic Leither, a junior from Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, was named to the All-State Academic first team by the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association. Leither finished third at 189 pounds in the Class A state tournament last weekend and helped the Falcons capture the Class A team title. Junior and senior wrestlers are eligible. Criteria is based on cumulative grade-point-average, state tournament participation, overall matches wrestled, winning percentage and state tournament placement.
Saturday Boys Basketball Section 5A-South SEMIFINALS At Minnewaska Area High School Osakis vs. KMS, 6 p.m. St. John's Prep vs. Ortonville, 7:30 p.m. Section 3AA-North FINAL At Southwest Minnesota State, Marshall Benson vs. West Central, 8 p.m. Section 3AA-South FINAL At Southwest Minnesota State, Marshall Redwood Valley vs. Luverne, 6 p.m. Section 5AA-South SEMIFINALS At Dassel-Cokato High School Paynesville vs. Maple Lake, 6 p.m. New London-Spicer vs. Eden Valley-Watkins, 7:45 p.m. Section 6AA-South SEMIFINALS At St. John's University, Collegeville Melrose vs.
MADISON -- Top-seeded Montevideo, the highest scoring team in the area, needed one more shot to go in Thursday night. But the last-second toss bounced off the front of the rim at the buzzer as Benson players celebrated a 71-70 victory in the Section 3AA-North semifinals. Daniel Fragodt's short jumper with 14 seconds left proved to be the game-winner. Benson, the No. 4 seed, will now face No. 2-seeded West Central Area in the championship Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Gateway Football Conference announced Wednesday that North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University have been admitted to the league. The Bison and Jackrabbits will play in the western U.S.-based Great West Football Conference this season for the fourth straight year before starting up in the Gateway in 2008. Other members of the Gateway are Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, Western Illinois and Youngstown State.
REDWOOD FALLS -- Redwood Valley, usually a prolific three-point shooting team, had to beat Pipestone a different way in the Section 3AA-South semifinal Thursday. The Cardinals (23-3) were held to three 3-pointers, but Redwood Valley was able to register a convincing 72-60 victory. The Cardinals will face Luverne, which beat Martin County West 53-49, in the subsection final game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Two of Redwood Valley's big three scorers -- Mike Felt, Dan Bonebright and Tyler Pendleton -- were enough to push the Cardinals' offense.