An informational meeting on Intramural Basketball for grades 9-12 boys and girls will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at the YMCA in Willmar. The girls league will be formed if numbers permit. The program is open to all area high schools students not in an organized program.
OLIVIA -- Behind 15 ace blocks and a balanced offensive attack, BOLD outlasted former Two Twelve Conference rival Renville County West 25-19, 25-19, 20-25, 20-25, 15-11 in a non-conference match Monday. Leah Miller had five ace blocks and Carrie Hebrink followed with four as the Warriors (8-6) snapped RCW's 10-match winning streak. "It was definitely at the net," said BOLD coach Paula Dunn on how her team got the win. "Our passing was also quite a bit better than it has been in a long time.
MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo advanced into the Section 3A quarterfinals with a 5-2 win over MACCRAY in girls tennis Monday. The Thunder Hawks (9-8), the seventh seed, will play at Benson at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Montevideo captured all four singles matches in straight sets to win the play-in dual. The only three-set match of the day came from 3-doubles, where Montevideo's Amanda Lipinski and Avery Carlbom won 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-3. Montevideo 5, MACCRAY 2 Singles (1) Trisha Baldwin, Mon, def. Ashley Trulock 6-3, 6-1 (2) Lindsey Brace, Mon, def.
WILLMAR -- Josh Aslesen and Andres Prada scored for Willmar Monday at Hodapp Field, allowing the Cardinals to tip the Little Falls Flyers 2-1 in a Central Lakes Conference soccer match. The Parents' Day win avenged a 2-0 loss at Little Falls on Sept. 5. "We played good defense overall," said coach Richard Courtney. "Goalie Ethan Vogel was solid and midfielders Jordan Benson and Gerado Eligio both played especially well." Aslesen scored in the 39th minute, taking up a loose ball off a Flyer header.
LITTLE FALLS -- Willmar came within minutes of picking up its first win, but Little Falls scored late in the second half to force a 2-2 tie Monday in the Central Lakes Conference. It's the first non-loss for Willmar in 11 CLC matches this season. Sophomore Karis Rogers scored both goals for Willmar, which scored the match's first goal and the first goal of the second half. No other details were available. Senior sweeper Caitlin Cooreman started in the net for Willmar after its regular starter, sophomore Chelsey Wierschem, suffered a knee injury in last week's loss to St. Cloud Tech.
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater College held Dakota County Tech of Rosemount to a single goal for over 60 minutes before the Blue Knights erupted to crush the Warriors 6-0 Monday. The Blue Knights, a third-year program playing in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference, scored in the 63rd minute on consecutive bicycle kicks by Vincent Mbibi and Akey Jumale. The close-in dazzling back-flips made near impossible stops for goalie Adam Hess, who finished with 17 saves. "They were athletic, physical and passed the ball well," said Warriors' forward Luis Estrada.
Prep Volleyball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Benson, 7:30 p.m. BOLD at Montevideo, 7:30 p.m. Morris vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Melrose at Minnewaska, 7:30 p.m. Sauk Centre at New London-Spicer, 7:30 p.m. Albany at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m. St. Cloud Cathedral at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle CAMDEN Dawson-Boyd at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, 7:30 p.m. Lincoln HI vs. MACCRAY at Clara City, 7:30 p.m. Minneota at Canby Tracy-Milroy-Balaton vs.
Prep Volleyball BOLD def. Renville County West 25-19, 25-19, 20-25, 20-25, 15-11 Kerhoven-Murdock-Sunburg def. Ortonville 25-14, 25-9, 25-20 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa def. Foley 25-15, 25-14,25-17 Central Minnesota Christian def. Dawson-Boyd 25-16, 25-16, 25-18 Girls Tennis Benson 6, LPGE 1 Minnewaska 7, Morris 0 Section 3A Montevideo 5, MACCRAY 2 Boys Soccer Willmar 2, Little Falls 1 Girls Soccer Willmar 2, Little Falls 2 College Soccer Dakota County 6, Ridgewater 0
The Section 3A play-in matches will be held today with MACCRAY playing at Montevideo and Luverne playing at PIpestone. both at 4:30 p.m. The tournament continues on Thursday. Litchfield is the top seed.
BRAINERD -- Ridgewater conquered Central Lakes College statistically, but the Raiders prevailed on the scoreboard 24-13 in the MCCC Southern Division opener Saturday. The Warriors (1-5) finished with an edge in overall yardage (287-262) and turnovers (4-2). Penalty yardage and first downs (11 apiece) were the same. The difference was the passing of Raiders' quarterback Eli Cisneros, a 5-10, 170-pound Texan.