COKATO -- Howard Lake-Waverly/Winsted started a 14-0 run midway through the second half to surge past New London-Spicer 51-41 in the semifinals of Section 5AA-20 Tuesday night. New London-Spicer (21-7) trailed 26-19 at halftime, but regrouped and eventually took a brief 35-34 lead. With the score knotted at 37-all, Howard Lake-Waverly/Winsted then went on its run to put the game away. "I thought we did a nice job of coming back in the second half," said NLS coach Mike Dreier.
ST. PAUL -- Three former West Central Tribune basketball stars were named to the 2006-07 all-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's teams, announced recently. In men's basketball, a pair of Redwood Falls natives made the 15-player team.
ST. PAUL -- Former Willmar girls hockey standouts Mandi Samuelson and Alyssa Dahl were named to the all-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team as honorable mentions Monday. Samuelson, a sophomore, led the Cobbers (8-9-1, 9-11-2) with 12 points on four goals and eight assists. Dahl, also a sophomore, tied for second with 11 points on five goals and six assists. Ryan Adams of Litchfield, a senior for Bethel, was named to the All-Sportsmanship team.
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Girls Basketball Section 5A-South final Hancock 59, Ortonville 52 Section 3AA-North final Lac qui Parle Valley 59, Montevideo 53 Section 5AA-20 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 51, New London-Spicer 41
Willmar, the No. 2 seed in Section 8AAA-South, and No. 3 Litchfield will play in the boys basketball section quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Thursday in Willmar. The winner will play the North's No. 1 Thief River Falls or No. 4 Fergus Falls at Minnesota State Moorhead at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Litchfield beat Willmar 67-53 Dec. 12 at Litchfield. Willmar's rescheduled game with Sauk Rapids tonight has been canceled due to scheduling difficulties.
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Tyler Hinrichs, a Bethel College sophomore from Clara City (MACCRAY), finished fifth in the MIAC Indoor mile run in a time of 4:26.23. He was sixth in the 1,000-meter run. Nick Meseck, a Concordia freshman from Madison (Lac qui Parle Valley), was second in the high jump, clearing 6-2¾. St. Thomas freshman R.J. Strand (LQPV) helped the Tommies win their 23rd consecutive MIAC indoor title by placing fifth in the triple jump (43-7¾).
GLENWOOD -- The top three scorers for Hancock combined for 54 points to help the top-seeded Owls advance to the Section 5A-South final with a 64-53 win over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Monday. Bree Holleman had 21 points, Tara Thielke 20 and Jenny Noordmans 13 for Hancock, which shot 50 percent from the field. Entering the game, Thielke (18 ppg), Holleman (15.5 ppg) and Noordmans (12.8 ppg) were among the area's top 15 scorers. The Owls (22-3) will face Osakis or Ortonville in the sub-section championship today at 8 p.m. back at Minnewaska Area High School. Hancock also beat KMS 64-49 on Jan.
REDWOOD FALLS -- Redwood Valley scored 39 points in the first half en route to a 73-46 win over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in the first round of the Section 3AA-South boys basketball tournament Monday. The Cardinals (22-3) will play Southwest Conference foe Pipestone Area at 6 p.m.