SAUK RAPIDS -- The Willmar girls basketball team completed a five-game winning streak to cap the Central Lakes Conference and regular season with a 56-34 victory over Sauk Rapids Friday. The Cardinals (11-7, 14-10) will next enter the Section 8AAA tournament March 1. Seeding is today. Friday's win basically solidified a home game in the first round, with only Detroit Lakes (21-3) and Fergus Falls (15-10) boasting better records. "We talked about how we wanted to end strong and I thought the kids played very well (Friday)," said Willmar coach Brad Atchison.
MORRIS -- The Minnesota Waters organization and local citizens will host a meeting to discuss the Pomme de Terre River from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Feb.
WILLMAR -- The Little Crow Archers of Willmar announced plans for an outdoor target competition and the formation of an outdoor, 3-D league. The archers will be hosting their Cabin Fever Outdoor 3-D competition on April 14-15. The competition will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. both days at the Little Crow Archers Outdoor range south of Sunburg. It will feature 30 targets. The local archers are also organizing a four-week 3-D League. Competition will be held on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings from April 11-May 5. A $25 prepaid fee is required. Help is appreciated at 9 a.m.
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Weekly/monthly, etc. Willmar Rifle and Pistol Club -- Indoor range open to public Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. through April. Located in the basement of the Willmar City Auditorium. $1.50 per half-hour. Targets on sale. Rimfire rifles, rimfire or centerfire handguns only. No high-power/magnum loads. For more information, email email@example.com . Prairie Woods ELC The following activities are offered by Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Register by calling PWELC, 354-5894 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Justin Kubesh, a junior linebacker from Olivia, received the Doug Miller Award as the Most Valuable Defensive Player for the South Dakota State University football team at its annual banquet recently. Kubesh registered a team-high 79 tackles and ranked second on the team with two interceptions.
The Canby Lancers are the top-ranked wrestling team in Class A by The Guillotine, a statewide wrestling publication. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City is No. 5 in Class A. Canby and ACGC meet in the quarterfinals of the state meet at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
ST. PAUL -- New London-Spicer's first team venture into the state Class A gymnastics meet ended with an eighth-place finish Friday at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. The Wildcats posted a 133.8, well below their season average. Perham won the team title with a 149.6, followed by Pine Island at 143.75 and Becker at 143.625. NLS' chances were hurt without a four-event performance from Jacki Imdieke, who injured her knee at the section meet and only competed on the uneven bars Friday.
COTTONWOOD -- Zach Thissen scored 15 of his 24 points in the second half as MACCRAY topped Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 67-59 in the Camden inter-conference championship Friday night. MACCRAY (16-8) trailed 32-31 at halftime, but got the job done from the free-throw line, where the Wolverines had 39 attempts. TMB committed 28 fouls. Thissen was 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in the second half. Ben Perry had four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points. Justin Koenen notched 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
LITCHFIELD -- Brittany Euerle had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Emily Davis added 16 points as Litchfield drubbed Mound-Westonka 57-38 in a Wright County Conference girls basketball game Friday night. The Dragons limited Mound-Westonka to only 29 percent shooting from the field. Jamie Wollin had nine points, five assists and five steals for Litchfield. Litchfield 57, Mound-Westonka 38 Mound-Westonka (4-11, 9-15) 21 17 -- 38 Litchfield (10-6, 17-8) 29 28 -- 57 MOUND-WESTONKA - 15-52 FG (1-2 3-pt); 7-12 FT; 29 rebounds; 11 fouls ...