Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Fergus Falls at Willmar, 7:30 p.m. Alexandria at Rocori Little Falls at Brainerd St. Cloud Apollo at Sartell St. Cloud Tech at Sauk Rapids WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Benson vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 7:30 p.m. Montevideo at Lac qui Parle Valley, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at Sauk Centre, 7:30 p.m. St. Cloud Cathedral at Melrose CAMDEN NORTH Lakeview vs. Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg, 7:30 p.m. Dawson-Boyd vs. Renville County West at Renville, 7:30 p.m. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs.
Result Saturday Western Regional (At Montevideo) -- Melrose/Sauk Centre tipped Montevideo by nine points for its third straight title in this event. The Thunder Hawks' David Nedrud swam on two winning relays and won both the 100-meter butterfly and the backstroke.
Result Saturday COON RAPIDS -- The Ridgewater men's team turned the ball over 21 times, which led to a 69-62 loss at Anoka-Ramsey Saturday. The Rams turned those miscues into 16 points. It hurt especially in the second half, when the Warriors saw a nine-point lead slip away midway through the second half. Tim Mattern led the Warriors with 18 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Isaac Brehmer and Travis Nordling with 12 each.
GROVE CITY -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, the top seed in Section 5A, made quick work of Kimball, 63-8, in the first round of the section wrestling tournament Monday. Kimball had advanced from the play-in round by topping St. Croix Lutheran, 39-25. ACGC's postseason started and ended with wins by forfeit. In between, the Falcons picked up six victories by fall, including three in less than one minute. ACGC will wrestle the winner of Tuesday's Eden Valley-Watkins vs.
LITCHFIELD -- Junior goalie Lucas Johnson rejected 34 shots to propel Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato past Willmar 3-2 in non-conference boys hockey on Saturday. The two-game Cream Can series of a rivalry that dates to 1972-73 finished in a dead heat with each team scoring eight goals. Willmar won on its ice 6-5 on Dec.
MORRIS -- All four of New London-Spicer's all-around performers finished in the top seven Saturday as the Wildcats clinched the West Central Conference tournament title. New London-Spicer already captured its first conference title with a 5-0 dual record. This is also the Wildcats' first conference tournament title. "We had a great day on vault," said New London-Spicer gymnastics coach "Cindy Jacobson.
BOYS BASKETBALL WEST CENTRAL NORTH Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Morris at Ortonville, 7:30 p.m. Brandon-Evansville at Hancock, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL WRIGHT COUNTY Glencoe-Silver Lake at Litchfield, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop vs. BOLD at Olivia, 7:30 p.m.
WORTHINGTON -- Ridgewater captured the Minnesota State Community College Conference title, finished second in Region XIII and qualified all 10 of its wrestler for the nationals this past weekend. The top four at each weight in the State/Region qualifier advance to the NJCAA Division III national tournament Feb.
SARTELL -- Fergus Falls won four events and captured the Central Lakes Conference Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday. Fergus Falls had 412 points to 385 for runner-up Alexandria. Brainerd was third with 355 points and Willmar fourth with 250.5. The top three individuals and top two relays earn all-Central Lakes Conference. Fergus Falls was also given the Sportsmanship Award. Willmar had one first-place finish in the meet.
COON RAPIDS -- Despite cooling off in the second half, Ridgewater nearly upset Anoka-Ramsey. Anoka-Ramsey, rated No. 1 in the state and region and No. 6 in the nation, trailed 26-24 at halftime before taking over the lead early in the second half and never gave it back. "I thought we really played well," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl. "We were down by 10 points in the second half and never gave up. Anoka's defense is and outstanding and guards stepped up and attacked it. Ridgewater shots 52 percent from the field in the first half, yet never went to the free-throw line.