GROVE CITY -- Morris clinched a share of the West Central South Conference football title with a 34-31 win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Wednesday. Morris quarterback Taylor Witt scored a one-yard touchdown with less than two minutes to go to put the Tigers (6-1, 6-2) ahead. The first half was an offensive slugfest, with each team scoring four touchdowns.
GLENWOOD -- New London-Spicer earned a tie for the West Central North Conference title with a 28-13 win over Minnewaska Area Wednesday. The Wildcats finish the regular season with a 6-1 league record, 6-2 overall. They tied for the crown with Staples-Motley. Mike Bonynge rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats, including a 39-yard score in the fourth quarter. Jacob Reiter led the de-fense with 14 tackles. Jordan Hendricks paced Minnewaska with 203 yards passing, including a 35-yard scoring pass to Mike Stansbury in the second quarter.
The Willmar Cardinals were seeded 13th in the Section 2AAA tournament and will play at No. 4 Waconia at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26. Litchfield is the No. 3 seed and hosts No. 14 Worthington Thursday night. Marshall, the defending 2AAA champion, again is the top seed. Hutchinson is the No. 2 seed.
After much confusion as to how the Camden Conference was set up for volleyball this season, the dust has settled and a North and South champion have been declared. Lakeview, MACCRAY and Renville County West all finished with 7-3 records in the North Division. Lakeview was declared the representative for the inter-conference championship based on its overall record, a seemingly unfair factor when considering RCW had a much tougher non-conference schedule than Lakeview or MACCRAY. Minneota was the South champion and will play Lakeview Monday night in Dawson for the overall championship.
GRANITE FALLS -- By limiting Lac qui Parle Valley to just 15 yards of total offense, Yellow Medicine East ground out a 19-2 win to earn a share of the West Central South Conference title for the second straight season. YME (6-1, 6-2) will have split the title with Morris this year after sharing the conference crown with Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City and BOLD in 2005. The Sting gave up just 38 passing yards while LQPV (1-6, 2-6) finished with -23 rushing yards on 37 carries.
COKATO -- After turning the ball over five times in its previous game, Litchfield didn't commit a turnover Wednesday en route to upending Dassel-Cokato 22-19 to claim a piece of the Wright County Conference title. Litchfield, Glencoe-Silver Lake and Waconia all finished 6-1 in the conference. Litchfield won the title outright last year. Dustin Celander scored on a pair of one-yard runs in the first half to help give Litchfield a 16-0 lead at halftime.
Prep Football Moorhead 32, Willmar 12 Montevideo 21, BOLD 7 Morris 34, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 31 Paynesville 18, Benson 13 Yellow Medicine East 19, Lac qui Parle Valley 2 New London-Spicer 28, Minnewaska 13 Adrian 14, Dawson-Boyd 0 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 54, Pillager 16 Springfield 20, Buffalo Lake-Hector 6 Sleepy Eye St.
Prep Volleyball NON-CONFERENCE Sartell Invite (Morris, Paynesville), 9 a.m. Underwood Invite (Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg), 9:30 a.m.
OSAKIS -- Heidi Lensing led three Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa players with double-digit kills in a 25-10, 29-30, 25-16, 25-10 non-conference volleyball victory Wednesday. Lensing recorded 15 kills in 23-of-25 attacks. Ashley Lensing added 12 kills and April Hansen had 11.
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater capped a dominating regular season that saw the Lady Warriors go unbeaten in the MCCC Southern Division by posting a 30-15, 30-20, 30-24 sweep over Minnesota West Wednesday. The Lady Warriors went 10-0 in the division -- sweeping eight matches -- and will take a 25-3 overall record into next weekend's MCCC State Tournament which will be hosted by Ridgewater. "The expections (of possible going unbeaten in the division) were there for the returning kids," said Ridgewater coach Joe Sussenguth.