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The Willmar Blue Line Club is sponsoring Willmar Cardinals' Boys Hockey Jersey Night at the Civic Center Thursday for the 7:30 p.m. game with Sartell, the home finale. Any student in grade K-12 will be admitted free wearing any game-type jersey. The Blue Line Club is picking up the cost of the free admissions.
The Kandiyohi County Area YMCA will be hosting an Indoor Triathlon Feb. 25-26 in Willmar. Athletes will swim for 20 minutes, bike for 20 minutes, then finish on a treadmill for 20 minutes. Heats are schedule for Saturday and Sunday mornings. For more information, call the YMCA at (320) 222-9622. All proceeds go toward new fitness equipment.
GRANITE FALLS -- Katie Smith netted her 1,000th career point for Redwood Valley, but Audrey Formo had a career night to help Yellow Medicine East beat the Cardinals 59-44 in a non-conference game Tuesday. Formo netted 29 points and pulled down 23 rebounds to help YME (12-9) recover from a slow start. The Sting outscored Redwood Valley (6-16) 40-27 in the second half after owning a slim 19-17 lead at halftime. Smith penetrated the lane and drained a short jumper three minutes into the game to give her exactly 1,000 points for her career.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals returned to full strength on Tuesday and beat Fergus Falls 63-52 in Central Lakes boys basketball. Matt Seehusen was in the lineup for the first time since Jan. 12, a 55-45 loss at St. Cloud Apollo. Willmar had gone 2-6 in the absence of the starting junior wing. Also back was Ross Van Hauen, who missed two games -- both losses -- since he wrenched his right ankle during pre-game warmups against St.
MADISON -- Jon Altena had 13 points and eight rebounds and Tyler Grey added 12 points as Montevideo clinched at least a tie for the West Central South Conference title with a 51-43 win over Lac qui Parle Valley Tuesday night. Tramel Barnes and Nolan Jasperson had 10 rebounds each for Montevideo. For LQPV, R.J. Strand had 16 points and Brady VanderVelde had 13. Montevideo 51, LQPV 43 Montevideo (9-1, 15-3) 26 25 -- 51 LQPV (3-7, 10-9) 25 18 -- 43 MONTEVIDEO - 20-48 FG (2-10 3 pt); 9-14 FT; 40 rebounds; 15 fouls ...
ALBANY -- Four players scored in double figures for Albany as the Huskies beat West Central North Conference frontrunner New London-Spicer 69-64 Tuesday. New London-Spicer's loss, coupled with Melrose's win over St. Cloud Cathedral in the conference finales Tuesday night, gives the teams a share of the conference title. Josh Overman had 17 points, Eric Harlander 16, Bryce Rushmeyer 13 and Mike Stiller 10 for the Huskies (6-5, 9-8). Brian Pieh netted a game-high 20 points for New London-Spicer (10-2, 18-4) while Todd Herman followed with 17 points.
Boys Basketball Willmar 63, Fergus Falls 52 Lakeview 61, MACCRAY 40 Becker 56, Litchfield 45 Minnewaska 74, Sauk Centre 47 Renville County West 58, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 55 Central Minnesota Christian 62, Canby 52 Morris 64, Ortonville 52 New Ulm Cathedral 53, Buffalo Lake-Hector 41 Albany 69, New London-Spicer 64 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 80, BOLD 60 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 62, Paynesville 51 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 72, Dawson-Boyd 71 Benson 75, Yellow Medicine East 62 Montevideo 51, Lac qui Parle Valley 43 Rockford 100, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 85 Girls Basketball
Women's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater at MSCTC-Fergus Falls, 6 p.m. Men's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater at MSCTC-Fergus Falls, 8 p.m.
Results Tuesday Section 5A ACGC 72, Trinity School 6 The top-seeded Falcons lost just one match, while winning six by pins, one by technical fall, one by major decision, one by decision and four by forfeit. ACGC will meet BBE in the semifinals Friday in Norwood-Young America. 103: Jeremy Anderson, A, pin Joe Bulger 3:02 112: Ben Meyer, A, pin Luke Stephenson 1:08 119: Bill Wheeler, ACGC, pin Michael Earhart 2:00 125: John Hoeper, ACGC, pin Luke Olson 1:52 130: Joe Murphy, Trin, pin David Litzau 1:37 135: Jake Frericks, ACGC, dec Micah Olson 4-3 140: Erick Larson, A, maj Charlie Rein
CLARA CITY -- The MACCRAY Wolverines came from behind to defeat Montevideo 61-54 and finish the schedule 17-6 on Tuesday. MACCRAY trailed by 10 with 7:00 on the clock in the second half. A press ignited the comeback. A Christine Condon free throw with just under two minutes left put MACCRAY (17-6) in the lead for the first time in a long while. The Wolverines crashed the boards for 47 rebounds. Tory Brouwer contributed 15 points and 12 rebounds, Hilary Groothuis nine points and 12 rebounds, and Kari Caspers 12 points and 11 rebounds.