Girls Basketball Section 3A-North Dawson-Boyd 55, Minneota 51 Section 5A-South KMS 80, Upsala 51 Hancock 64, Wheaton 42 Section 3AA-North Montevideo 66, West Central 59 Section 5AA-North Delano 53, ACGC 38 Section 5AA-South NLS 55, Maple Lake 40 SC Cathedral 74, BBE 57 HLWW 74, Paynesville 51 Section 6AA-South Minnewaska 62, Holdingford 42 Section 8AAA Perham 63, Willmar 53 Boys Basketball Section 3A-North Dawson-Boyd 108, ECHO 16 CMCS 83, Wabasso 79 Minneota 84, RCW 75 Section 3AA-North Morris 91, LQPV 86, 2 OT West Central 72, YME 67 Benson 79, MACCRAY
ST. PAUL - ACGC defeated Frazee 33-21 to take the Class A wrestling title here Saturday night. The Falcons captured the team state title in dramatic style with a four-overtime win at 171 pounds and pins in the final three matches to upend Frazee 33-21 and claim the team title. "We knew what we needed out there at the end and we got it," Falcons (26-1) coach Tim Roberg said. Trailing 21-12, A.J. Frederiksen squeaked out a four-overtime victory. His dramatic win was followed by pins from David Nelson, Nic Leither and Josh Lies. "A lot of people did what they had to do," Leither said.
Three area wrestlers competed in title matches at the State Wrestling tournament Saturday at the Xcel Center in St. Paul. KMS sophomore Kevin Steinhaus won the state Class A 145- pound wrestling title Saturday afternoon with a 6-2 decision over Andrew Lockrem of Frazee. This was Steinhaus' third trip to the state tournament. Willmar senior Drew Larson lost 16-4 in the 145-pound Class AAA mach to Jake Deitchler from Anoka.
Events/competitions Kandiyohi County Pheasants Forever Banquet -- The Kandiyohi County Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold its annual banquet March 16 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Willmar. The guest speaker will be Howard Vincent, Pheasants Forever CEO. Proceeds from the banquet will be used for habitat and youth education projects. For tickets or more information, call Greg Kamrowski at 320-235-9788. Tickets can also be purchased at Brad's 71 Bait and Sports, Zero Tolerance and Mel's Sport Shop.
An ASA-USA/MSF umpire certification clinic is scheduled for April 11 at Litchfield High School. The clinic will take place in Room E-105 at 7:30 p.m. There will be no clinic in Willmar this year. All umpires who work ASA adult and youth softball are required to attend. Players, managers and league directors are also encouraged to attend. For more information, visit www.MSF1.org .
Kyle Eckhoff, a Minnesota State University, Moorhead sophomore from Willmar, earned All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors this past weekend at the NSIC Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 23-24 at Bemidji State University. Eckhoff was a member on the runner-up distance medley relay team. He ran the 1,600-meter portion.
Girls Basketball Section 3A-North FINAL TODAY At Southwest Minnesota St., Marshall Dawson-Boyd vs. Minneota, 8 p.m. Section 5A-South QUARTERFINALS TODAY At Morris 1. Wheaton/HN vs. Hancock, 6 p.m. 2. Upsala vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 7:30 At Alexandria 3. Royalton vs. Osakis, 6 p.m. 4. Clinton-Graceville/Beardsley vs. Orton-ville, 7:30 p.m. Section 3AA-North SEMIFINALS TODAY At Benson West Central vs. Montevideo, 1 p.m. LQPV vs. MACCRAY, 2:30 p.m. Section 5AA-South QUARTERFINALS TODAY 1. Kimball at Eden Valley-Watkins, 7:30 p.m. 2. St. Cloud Cathedral vs.
Girls Basketball Section 8AAA-South Willmar 51, Rocori 32 Wrestling State Tournament Class A Semifinal ACGC 39, Aitkin 25
ST. PAUL -- Nine wrestlers from the area advanced to semifinal rounds of the state wrestling tournament Thursday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Willmar's Drew Larson advanced to the Class AAA 145-pound semifinals (see related story), one of the day's highlights as 31 out of 43 wrestlers remain in either the championship or consolation brackets, which continue today. The area's lone undefeated wrestler, Kevin Steinhaus of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, stayed that way with two dominating wins in the 145-pound division of Class A.