ROCHESTER - Ten wrestlers from Ridgewater College begin a quest today for All-America honors at the University Center in Rochester, site of the 2007 NJCAA National Championships. The Warriors' Jarrett Hall, in the 165-pound weight class, placed third in 2005, but was injured in 2006.
MORRIS -- New London-Spicer controlled most aspects of the paint Thursday, pounding Morris 77-59 in non-conference boys basketball action. In the first half, Wade Powers scored 18 of his game-high 24 points. Teammate Chris Tengwall tallied 15 of his 17 points in the second half. Tengwall also claimed 19 boards and Powers had 10. Jordan Radel followed with 13 points. Taylor Witt led Morris with 13 points. Nate Lund had 10. NL-Spicer 77, Morris 59 NL-Spicer (16-6) 34 43 -- 77 Morris (12-10) 26 33 -- 59 NEW LONDON-SPICER - 27-64 FG (3-14 3-pt); 20-26 FT; 39 rebounds; 22 fouls ...
HANCOCK -- April Hansen scored a season-high 27 points to break Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa's all-time scoring record, but Hancock had four players score in double figures to upend BBE 64-49 in a non-conference game Thursday. Hancock collected its 20th win of the season after outscoring BBE (11-11) 44-33 in the second half. Hansen netted 20 points in the second half to move past Michele Marthaler (1,501 points) in the record book.
Boys Basketball CAMDEN Inter-conference championship at Cottonwood: MACCRAY vs. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, 7 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE BOLD vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven, 7:30 p.m. Hancock at Benson, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball WEST CENTRAL Inter-conference championship at Madison: Albany vs. Lac qui Parle Valley, 7 p.m. Gymnastics STATE MEET At Roy Wilkins Auditorium, RiverCentre, St.
Boys Basketball Montevideo 95, Dawson-Boyd 62 Litchfield 59, Mound-Westonka 47 New London-Spicer 77, Morris 59 SC Apollo 53, Willmar 44 Girls Basketball Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 61, Yellow Medicine East 52 Morris/Chokio-Alberta 58, Ortonville 49 Hancock 64, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 49 Section 3A-North Central Minnesota Christian 58, Canby 55 Section 2A-North Buffalo Lake-Hector 66, Cleveland 58
MONTEVIDEO -- Yellow Medicine East led West Central South Conference champion Montevideo for a majority of the second half until Nolan Jaspersen scored on a layup with 10 seconds left as the Thunder Hawks edged YME 77-74 Tuesday. Montevideo (11-1, 19-2) forced a turnover after Jaspersen's layup and sealed the win with two free throws from Tyler Grey, who finished with a game-high 22 points. The Thunder Hawks also got 20 points from Tramel Barnes and 10 more from Jaspersen, who also hooked eight rebounds. YME (4-8, 9-12) had just five players score, but all were in double figures led by Kent
SAUK CENTRE -- Paynesville captured a share of the West Central North Conference boys basketball title, beating Sauk Centre 74-63 Tuesday. The Bulldogs (11-3, 15-5) moved up to tie Melrose (11-3, 16-6), which lost to New London-Spicer Tuesday. Ben Moser and Cory Nietfeld combined for 42 of Paynesville's 74 points, with Moser leading the team with 22. Elliott Wall added 12 points.
Todd Hickman, an assistant football coach at University of Minnesota-Morris since 1998, has been named the Cougars head coach. Hickman played football at Morris High School and for the Cougars in the early 1980s. He was head coach at Hibbing Community College from 1994-96 and has served as the Cougars' coordinator for both offense and defense. He replaces Ken Crandall, who resigned to take a coaching post in Kansas.
A benefit is planned Saturday for Gary Esboldt, a youth basketball coach recovering from a bone marrow transplant. The turkey dinner and auction will be at First Baptist Church from 4-8 p.m. Esboldt, an associate pastor at First Baptist, coached women's basketball at St. Olaf from 1981-87. Items to be auctioned include a pair of autographed sneakers worn by Kevin Garnett and an NFL football autographed by Tony Dungy.
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City will send a fan bus to the state wrestling tournament at Xcel Energy Center in Feb. 28 in St. Paul. The bus will leave the high school at 3:45 p.m.. The fee is $11. Students in eighth grade and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call the community education office at 320-857-2651 by noon on Feb. 26.