NEW LONDON -- In a game postponed from the previous night due to severe lightning strikes, New London-Spicer was electrifying in the second half Saturday, rallying from a 19-0 deficit to upset Class AAA No. 2-rated Albany 22-19 in a West Central North Conference showdown. It was the first time New London-Spicer has ever beaten Albany in a high school football game. "This was a great win for us," said New London-Spicer coach Dan Essler. "We weren't able to run on them much, but we had some success passing.
Five Duquesne basketball players were shot on campus early Sunday, leaving at least one critically injured, after some of them tried to calm a man who apparently had been disruptive at a dance, officials said. Two players had been walking near a dormitory at the private Catholic college in Pittsburgh when they encountered a man who apparently had been disruptive at a student union dance, authorities said. The players attempted to pacify him and walked away but were shot. Players who rushed to their aid were also shot.
Ken Crichton of Minneapolis scored a hole-in-one Friday at Island Pine Golf Club. Crichton used a 7-iron to ace the 158-yard No. 3 hole.
Monday Prep Football WEST CENTRAL NORTH Melrose at Minnewaska, 7 p.m. CENTRAL MINNESOTA Maple Lake vs.
Results Thursday Girls JV Cross Country Willmar's Emily Ellingson, a ninth-grader, ran to first place over the 4,000 meter course at Lake Marion County Park in Hutchinson. Her winning time was 17:07, a lead of 27 seconds up on runner-up Ashley Carlson of Shakopee.
MURDOCK -- Freshman running back Joel Bauman ran for 186 yards and junior Mark Skoglund rushed for 112 yards as Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg upset No. 3-rated Browerville 28-13 in a Prairie South Conference game on Saturday. The game was postponed on Friday due to frequent lightning strikes. KMS (1-2) ran the ball 52 times for 322 yards, wearing down the Browerville (2-1) defense. Skoglund scored on a 15-yard pass from Kevin Steinhau in the first quarter and on a five-yard run in the second quarter.
GLENWOOD -- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa swept six opponents Saturday in the Minnewaska Invitational and captured the tournament title. The Jaguars (13-1) are currently riding a 10-match winning streak. Ashley Lensing had 40 kills, April Hansen 38 and Heidi Lensing 30. Sarah Gruber had 62 set assists. Benson (7-4) won five of six matches. Courtney Frank had 38 kills, Annie Ecklund 30, Keri Mikkelson 22 and Jessica Ascheman 21. Frank also had 16 ace serves and Holly Erickson 10. Minnewaska Invite Team scores BBE def. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 2-0 BBE def. Brandon-Evansville 2-0 BBE def.
MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo went 4-0 to win its own tournament title Saturday, beating Yellow Medicine East 28-26, 19-25, 15-6 in the championship. The Thunder Hawks (13-2) have now won 10 straight matches. No statistics were available from Montevideo. Yellow Medicine East (6-4) got 36 kills, six ace serves and nine ace blocks from Kristina Kietzmann. Anne Jepson added 22 kills and Macy McKay 16 kills and 25 digs. Sarah Cross had 83 set assists and Abbey Olson notched 10 ace serves, 12 kills and 29 digs.
The Tribune received reports of five high school football games involving area teams being postponed Friday night and many others were delayed when a lightning storm swept over the state. New London-Spicer's West Central North Conference game against Albany never got started in New London and will be made up at noon today. Another West Central North game, Melrose at Minnewaska, was also called off and will be played at 7 p.m. Monday. The Prairie South Conference game between Browerville and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in Murdock was also postponed. That game will be played at 3 p.m.
NEW LONDON -- It wasn't too cold or windy, which meant droves of people flocked to Sibley State Park and Stoney Ridge Farm for the annual Sibley State Park Open House/Prairie Pothole Day event Sept. 9. Prairie Pothole Day, the main fundraiser for the Prairie Pothole chapter of the Minnesota Waterfowl Association, brought in about the same number of people as last year, according to Dave Larson, a member of the fundraising committee. "The crowd this year had a tremendous amount of families and older folks. That was a comment that several people had made," he said.