Kjersten Karlsgodt, a senior at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, has been named the Section 5A Academics, Arts and Athletics Award winner. Karlsgodt has earned six letters in volleyball, basketball and track and field. She also has a 4.291 grade-point-average based on a 4.0 grading system and is a member of the National Honor Society, student council and student government among many others academic activities. She is also in choir, drama and several communities activives.
Girls Basketball State Class A Tournament Hancock 58, Chisholm 34
Boys Basketball SECTION 5AA New London-Spicer vs. Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at Southwest Minnesota State, Marshall, 8 p.m. College Baseball Ridgewater vs. Sussex, N.J., (2) at Port Charlotte, Fla., 10:30 a.m.
HOWARD LAKE -- New London-Spicer will defend its Section 5AA championship after tipping Paynesville, 65-60, in the 5AA-South title game Tuesday at Howard Lake-Waverly High School. The No. 3-seed Wildcats (20-6) will face North champ Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Cloud State University. A game of streaks ended with NLS freshman Erik Tengwall sinking two free throws for the final margin.
Due to the University of Minnesota women's basketball team's NIT game today, the two state Class A girls basketball games will be moved to the Sports Pavilion, also located in the Williams Arena complex. Section 5A champion Hancock will still face Chisholm at 8 p.m. The Ada-Borup vs. Springfield game will begin at 6 p.m. The Gophers host Illinois-Chicago at 7 p.m. at Williams Arena.
The Section 8AAA boys basketball championship game between Willmar and Rocori will now be played at 7 p.m. Friday in Alexandria. The Section 8AAA committee voted to move the game to reduce travel for both teams. The game originally was scheduled for Thursday in Moorhead. There will be no advance ticket sales for the game. Tickets will go on sale at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Alexandria High School.
Jessica Fesenmaier, a Minnesota State, Moorhead junior post from Olivia, scored a team-high 16 points in the Dragons' 98-66 loss at North Dakota on Friday in the NCAA Division II North Central Region tournament. Fesenmaier ended her third season with 1,019 career points. She is the Dragons' all-time leader with 146 blocked shots. MSU-Moorhead finshed the season 21-10.
Peter Aus, former boys hockey coach at Litchfield (1970-84) and Willmar (1984-92), was one of four inductees into the Minnesota Boys Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Aus's began coaching in 1965 at Kellogg. He later started the Litchfield program and then coached at Willmar. His 1987 Willmar team is the last to win a Central Lakes title. Aus has been the head coach at Bethel for the past 12 years. His Royals won their first MIAC title this year and advanced to the Division III regionals for the first time ever.
New London-Spicer will be taking a fan bus to the Section 5AA boys basketball championship against Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop Friday night. Game time is 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. For more information or to sign up, call the New London-Spicer High School office at 320-354-2252, ext. 2600.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The Ridgewater baseball team picked up two more wins on its season-opening trip to Florida, beating Anderson (Ind.) University JV 3-1 and 12-5 Tuesday. The Warriors remain unbeaten at 5-0 and will face Sussex (N.J.) Community College for a doubleheader starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Ridgewater 3, Anderson 1 Ridgewater right-hander Mike Riewer held Anderson to three hits and one run in five innings of work. He struck out four and walked two.