MORRIS -- Willmar, Montevideo/YME and Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield all loaded up for the state swimming meet this weekend during the Section 3A boys swimming and diving meet on the University of Minnesota, Morris, campus on Saturday. Willmar qualified all three relay teams, including the first-place team in the 200 freestyle of Jackson Roberts, Matt Fuglestad, Andrew Nicklawsky and Andy Johnson.
ST. PAUL -- Benson/KMS senior Carrie Hanson was able to participate in all four events Saturday at the Class A Individual State Gymnastics Meet at Roy Wilkins Auditorium, but her injured right knee limited her to finish 21st in all-around. Hanson's best finish came on the balance beam where she placed 17th with a score of 8.925.
LITCHFIELD -- University of Wisconsin signee Jon Leuer scored 28 points to help Wright County Conference co-leader Orono upend Litchfield 55-44 Saturday. The Spartans (12-2, 15-9) owned a 27-24 lead at halftime and eventually outlasted Litchfield Mike Bruesewitz posted another double-double for the Dragons (7-7, 10-13) with 12 points and 12 rebounds while Peter Zender added 11 points.
Boys Basketball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH BOLD vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Benson at Chokio-Alberta, 7:30 p.m. Dawson-Boyd at Lac qui Parle Valley, 7:30 p.m. Montevideo vs. MACCRAY at Clara City, 7:30 p.m. Minnewaska at Morris, 7:30 p.m. ECHO Charter vs. Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg, 7:30 p.m. Hancock vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball SECTION 3A-NORTH At Southwest Minnesota State, Marshall Lincoln County vs. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, 6 p.m. Renville County West vs.
SAUK RAPIDS -- The Willmar girls basketball team completed a five-game winning streak to cap the Central Lakes Conference and regular season with a 56-34 victory over Sauk Rapids Friday. The Cardinals (11-7, 14-10) will next enter the Section 8AAA tournament March 1. Seeding is today. Friday's win basically solidified a home game in the first round, with only Detroit Lakes (21-3) and Fergus Falls (15-10) boasting better records. "We talked about how we wanted to end strong and I thought the kids played very well (Friday)," said Willmar coach Brad Atchison.
MORRIS -- The Minnesota Waters organization and local citizens will host a meeting to discuss the Pomme de Terre River from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Feb.
WILLMAR -- The Little Crow Archers of Willmar announced plans for an outdoor target competition and the formation of an outdoor, 3-D league. The archers will be hosting their Cabin Fever Outdoor 3-D competition on April 14-15. The competition will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. both days at the Little Crow Archers Outdoor range south of Sunburg. It will feature 30 targets. The local archers are also organizing a four-week 3-D League. Competition will be held on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings from April 11-May 5. A $25 prepaid fee is required. Help is appreciated at 9 a.m.
My son was in the tropical jungle somewhere in the middle of the Dominican Republic having flown his paraglider well off course. Being moderately sure he was going to die, he thought he should try to get somewhat closer to civilization to make recovery of the remains less difficult. Gathering from knowledge gained on hunting trips, both in Iowa and Colorado, he decided to try some of his survival skills. When a person is lost, it is easier to walk downhill. If a person walks downhill long enough, eventually they will come to a stream.
Weekly/monthly, etc. Willmar Rifle and Pistol Club -- Indoor range open to public Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. through April. Located in the basement of the Willmar City Auditorium. $1.50 per half-hour. Targets on sale. Rimfire rifles, rimfire or centerfire handguns only. No high-power/magnum loads. For more information, email email@example.com . Prairie Woods ELC The following activities are offered by Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Register by calling PWELC, 354-5894 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Justin Kubesh, a junior linebacker from Olivia, received the Doug Miller Award as the Most Valuable Defensive Player for the South Dakota State University football team at its annual banquet recently. Kubesh registered a team-high 79 tackles and ranked second on the team with two interceptions.