Prep Baseball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City vs. BOLD at Bird Island (2), 4:30 p.m. Morris at Benson, 5 p.m. CAMDEN Tracy-Milroy-Balaton vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven, 5 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Delano Wood Bat Tournament (Litchfield), 5 p.m. MACCRAY vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 5 p.m. Sauk Centre vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade, 5 p.m. Prep Softball NON-CONFERENCE Willmar at Benson/Hancock, 4 p.m. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Paynesville, 4:15 p.m. Dawson-Boyd vs.
NEW LONDON -- St. Cloud Cathedral won both the boys and girls divisions of the West Central North Conference track meet Thursday. The Crusader boys won with 182 points, followed by New London-Spicer with 154.5. Cathedral's girls won with 144 points. Sauk Centre was second with 135 and Paynesville third with 112.5. Wade Powers won two events for the Wildcats. He threw the discus 153-9½ and tossed the shot put 46-6.
MONTEVIDEO --The Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg girls and the Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd boys were both victorious at the West Central South Conference track meet on Thursday. The multiple winners included state 1,600-meter champion Nikki Swenson of LQPV/DB. She won the 400 dash (57.81), the 1600 (5:16.73) and the 3200 (11:20.75). Seventh-grader Mariah Hutton of runner-up BLH/BOLD won the 100 dash in 13.20. Freshman Kendra Mooberry of Benson/KMS took second, but won the 300 hurdles (48.24) and long jump (15-05).
SARTELL -- Willmar held on to the fourth spot in the Central Lakes Conference girls golf standings with a sixth-place finish in the seventh league meet of the season Thursday. The Cardinals shot a combined 397. Alexandria, which holds the No. 1 spot, won the meet with a 340. Sartell was second with a 343. Kelly Myhre shot a 90 to pace the Cardinals. St. Cloud Apollo's Samantha Sommers was the medalist with a 73. Team scoring (1) Alexandria 340 (2) Sartell 343 (3) St. Cloud Tech 360 (4) tie Brainerd, St.
COKATO -- The Willmar boys golf team shot a 340 and finished 10th at the Dassel-Cokato Invite Thursday. Buffalo shot a 316 score to capture first place at Albion Ridge Golf Club. The Bison had a one-stroke advantage on New Prague and two strokes on Marshall. Litchfield was 12th at 346. Joe Zimmerman of Becker was medalist with a 74. Sam Warzecha led the Cardinals with an 81.
WILLMAR -- Sartell shaded Willmar 4-3 on Thursday in the Central Lakes finale with six of the seven points needing a third set. "Each team won three," said coach Loren Holter. "I'm pleased with the way we competed. This should catapult us into the post-season with some momentum, though Monticello will be a tough match." The Cardinals host the Magic today in the Sub-section 8AA-South quarterfinals. Willmar finished fourth in the CLC with a 4-7 mark, including a 7-0 loss at Sartell.
NEW LONDON -- Kaylee Johnson's RBI triple keyed a four-run first inning and Betsy Zacharias made it stand with a six-inning two-hitter as Montevideo routed New London-Spicer 11-0 in a non-conference game Thursday. Amy Johnson went 3-for-4 for the Thunder Hawks, and also tripled. Sam Steffl and Kelsey O'Fallon got the Wildcat hits. Montevideo 11, NL-Spicer 0 Montevideo (14-6) 420 023 - 11 10 0 NL-Spicer (3-15) 000 000 - 0 2 1 HITTING - Montevideo: Jennifer Buseman 2-for-3, Amy Johnson 3-for-4, 3b; Kaylee Johnson 1-for-4, 3b; Wendy Macziewski 2-for-3, 3 runs; Gretchen Al
RAYMOND - Tory Brouwer's long walk-off single over the left fielder's head drove in the winning run from third base with no outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving MACCRAY a 4-3 victory over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg and at least a share of the Camden Conference title. Hilary Groothuis led off the bottom of the 10th with a triple to the base of the right-center field fence. Brouwer then singled over the left fielder's head. The Wolverines (9-0, 14-1) can clinch the title outright in their first year in the loop with one win in their last three games.
Jordan Weller, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa FOOTBALL: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at running back and defensive back. He rushed for 1,192 yards and 12 touchdowns his senior year when he was named to the All-Area team. He gained 1,241 yards in his career and made 101 career tackles with two interceptions. BASKETBALL: He lettered twice as a guard/forward for the Jaguars. He averaged 11.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game his senior year, helping the team win a sub-section title.
ST. CLOUD - Behind four first-place finishes, Willmar edged Brainerd 125-123 to claim the boys Central Lakes Conference track and field title Tuesday. Brainerd had four more top eight finishes than Willmar, but the Cardinals earned more wins to knock off the defending champions. Abdi Awale set a new conference record in the 800-meter run by finishing in 1:57.50 and also won the 1,600 with a time of 4:29.02.