EDEN PRAIRIE - Four teams representing the Willmar school district competed at the Minnesota Special Olympic State Basketball Tournament Friday and Saturday. The Full Court team reached the championship game where it fell to Rochester 46-35 to finish with a 4-1 record. The Blue Team, led by Cody Sommerville, went 4-2 and finished third beating Watertown 20-18.
Prep Baseball CENTRAL LAKES Alexandria at Willmar, 5 p.m. CAMDEN SOUTH Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at Dawson-Boyd, 5 p.m. CAMDEN NORTH Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs. Renville County West at Sacred Heart, 5 p.m. PHEASANT Ashby at Hancock, 5 p.m. WRIGHT COUNTY Watertown-Mayer at Litchfield, 4:15 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Yellow Medicine East at Morris, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at Melrose, 4:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City vs. MACCRAY at Raymond, 5 p.m. Foley vs.
WILLMAR -- Rocori's Chad Willenbring continued to haunt Willmar Tuesday in the Cardinals' home opener at new Taunton Stadium. The rangy 6-foot-4 right-hander gave up two first-inning runs, but shut down the Cardinals after that and the Spartans rallied for a 9-2 Central Lakes Conference victory. Willenbring, whose 17 second-half points led a Spartan rally that topped Willmar in the Section 8AAA basketball final, also went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double. After losing a 1-0 squeaker at Marshall to open the season, the Cardinals wasted no time erasing the goose eggs in front of the home cr
COLD SPRING -- Rocori rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tip Willmar 2-1 in the season and Central Lakes Conference softball opener for both teams Tuesday. The Cardinals (0-1, 0-1) put up their lone run in the top of the seventh inning on Allie Sweep's two-out single that scored Randiann Sather. Rocori (1-0, 1-0) responded with two runs after two outs.
The Ridgewater College baseball and softball teams are in action against Dakota County Community College of Rosemount today. The baseball team plays two games in Burnsville at 2 p.m. The softball team plays a doubleheader in Rosemount starting at noon.
Gustavus Adolphus junior Tanner Miest of New London posted the best qualifying time in the 110-meter hurdle preliminaries with a mark of 14.98 and bettered that with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 14.85 seconds to place first in the final at the Wartburg Select Meet last Saturday. The performance earned Miest the MIAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week award.
MADISON -- Ryan Sigdahl twirled a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts as Lac qui Parle Valley blanked Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 7-0 in a West Central South Conference game Tuesday. The Eagles (2-1, 4-1) plated six runs in the third inning, highlighted by a two-run single by Matt Enger. Sigdahl walked only one batter. A.J. Fredriksen had both hits for ACGC (0-1, 2-1). LQPV 7, ACGC 0 ACGC (0-1, 2-1) 000 000 0 - 0 2 2 LQPV (2-1, 4-1) 006 010 x - 7 7 1 HITTING - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: A.J. Fredriksen 2-for-3, 2b ....
MURDOCK -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg thumped Renville County West twice Tuesday, winning 11-0 and 14-2 in a Camden Conference doubleheader. Brianne Riley threw a three-hit shutout in the opener as the Saints scored eight in the sixth. The Saints pounded out 11 hits in the second game with Dot Saulsbury and Jasmine Bredeson each going 3-for-3. Game One KMS 11, RCW 0 Patina Queenen doubled and singled and drove in two runs and Kelsie Jeseritz was 2-for-2. Riley walked one and fanned four.
Wright County Delano 10, Litchfield 0 Litchfield (2-2) was held hitless for five innings before Kala Salo, Dani Heuer and Lisa Werner all singled in the sixth inning to load the bases. Katina Kaiser finished with a four-hit shutout for Delano (1-1). Delano (1-1, 1-1) .....033 201 1 - 10 15 2 Litchfield (0-1, 2-2)..000 000 0 - 0 4 4 HITTING - Delano: Cody Kreg 2-for-4, 3b; Sara Vass 2-for-4, 3b; Cecily Checkal 2-for-4; Teresa Vernig 2-for-3; Jessie Converse 2-for-4; Briana Royer 2-for-4 ....
Results Monday NL-Spicer Invite at New London Boys results Team scoring (1) Willmar 348 (2) New London-Spicer 149 (3) Renville County West 74 (4) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 63 Individual leaders Hurdles 110 highs: (1) Paul Kimpling, Wil, 15.51 (2) Andy Boersma, Wil, 15.91 (3) Benjamin LaPatka, NLS, 17.72 (4) Aaron Rooney, BBE, 18.63 (5) Jordan Schalmo, Wil, 19.04...