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The Southwest Minnesota State University fast-pitch softball team will be conducting a clinic Feb, 25 in Raymond. Included in this clinic is hitting/bunting, pitching and catching. Each session is two hours long with grades 6-8 from 10 a.m.-noon and grades 9-12 from noon-2 p.m. The cost is $25 per player. For more information, call Nancy at (320) 967-4282 (days) or (3200 235-6664 (evenings).
Jordan Olson of Willmar bowled a 299 Sunday at the Kandi Entertainment Center in Willmar. Olson is a 2003 graduate of Willmar High School.
Andrew Nicklawsky, a Willmar sophomore, was named Central Lakes Conference Performer of the Week in boys swimming. Last week in the team's first conference win at Rocori, Nicklawsky, a freestyle specialist, posted two individual firsts and swam on two winning relays.
The Ridgewater College baseball staff, along with the Spicer Athletic Center, will be hosting a pitching/catching clinic for players ages 12-and-up at the Prairie Meadows Learning Center in Spicer. The clinic will be held Saturdays from Feb. 11-March 4 and will provide players a complete, fundamental camp covering all aspects of pitching and catching. Players may sign up individually or as a group of up to 10 players. Cost is $75 per player. For more information, call Dwight Kotila at (320) 231-7696.
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater made a late charge, cutting into a 10-point Minneapolis lead with under 1:30 left, but fell short in a 67-63 women's basketball loss Wednesday. The Marauders (5-0, 12-8) stayed in first place in the MCCC Southern Division. Down by 15 points during the second half, the Lady Warriors (3-2, 12-5) sank several free throws down the stretch and Jamie Munson nailed a three-pointer to bring Ridgewater within four points with 17 seconds left.
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater had Minneapolis' number in the first half, but couldn't survive overtime in an 80-73 loss in men's basketball action Wednesday. The Warriors (2-4, 7-11) held a 47-41 lead on the strength of their shooting -- 55 percent -- in the first half. But the Marauders (5-1, 17-2) outmuscled Ridgewater on the boards and tripped up the Warriors just enough to score the last seven points of overtime. "Minneapolis went zone in the second half and it took us a little while to figure it out, then it was even," said Ridgewater coach Shawn Kopischke. The Warriors' Wesley Kitt scored wi
Late results Tuesday Camden North Lakeview 57, Dawson-Boyd 43 Lakeview (6-1, 12-1) outscored Dawson-Boyd (6-2, 11-3) 30-16 in the second half to take control of first place in the conference. Chelsie Kurtenbach netted 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to ignite Dawson-Boyd. Nikki Swenson followed with nine points while Kelly Swenson piled up four assists and four steals. Dawson-Boyd (6-2, 11-3)......27 16 -- 43 Lakeview (6-1, 12-1)..............27 30 -- 57 DAWSON-BOYD - 14 FG (3 3 pt); 12-20 FT; 36 rebounds; fouls not available ...
Late result Tuesday Tomahawk McLeod West 52, Buffalo Lake-Hector 36 McLeod West held the Mustangs (1-9, 2-11) to 11 points in the first half. Joe Sparks scored all five of his points in the last nine minutes of the half. Luke Johnson led the team with nine points. BL-Hector (1-9, 2-11)...........11 25 -- 36 McLeod West.......................25 27 -- 52 BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR - 13 FG (3 3 pt); 7-13 FT; rebounds not available; 19 fouls ... Scoring: Jordan Nelson 7, Tyler Antonsen 2, Ryan Fredrickson 3, Luke Johnson 9, Brandon Antonsen 6, Jake Deal 4, Joe Sparks 5 ...
Women's Basketball Minneapolis 67, Ridgewater 63 Men's Basketball Minneapolis 80, Ridgewater 73, OT College Wrestling Ridgewater 31, Rochester 18
(All events 7:30 p.m. unless noted) Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Alexandria Brainerd at St. Cloud Tech Sartell at Fergus Falls Rocori at Little Falls St. Cloud Apollo at Sauk Rapids WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Benson vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City BOLD vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls Lac qui Parle Valley at Morris WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at Melrose Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at New London-Spicer Paynesville at Albany CAMDEN NORTH MACCRAY vs.