Prep Volleyball Buffalo Lake-Hector def. Cedar Mountain/Comfrey, 12-25, 25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 15-7 Central Minnesota Christian def. Lake Benton/Lincoln HI, 25-16, 25-19, 25-11 Maple Lake def. Litchfield, 25-21, 25-23, 14-25, 20-25, 15-6 Melrose def. New London-Spicer, 15-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-23 Sauk Centre def. Minnewaska, 25-17, 25-13, 25-10 St. Cloud Cathedral def. Paynesville, 25-16, 25-14, 25-18 Renville County West def. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, 19-25, 25-27, 25-18, 25-16, 15-10 Sartell def. Willmar 25-16, 18-25, 22-25, 25-9, 15-12 Yellow Medicine East def.
College Volleyball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater vs. Minnesota West at Worthington, 6:30 p.m.
Late result Monday West Central North Minnewaska Area 4, St. Cloud Cathedral 3 Minnewaska (4-1, 11-1) claimed a share of the conference title with the help of shutouts posted by Alexa Lagred at 3-singles and Brittany Mensing at 4-singles. The Lakers also got wins from Britta Johnson-Laura Paulson at 2-doubles and Sarah Faehnrich-Sherri Jergenson at 3-doubles. Singles (1) Alicia Otto, SCC, def. Kasie Rust 7-6 (10-8), 1-6, 6-4 (2) Michaela Clinton, SCC, def. Amber Jackson 6-2, 6-1 (3) Alexa Lagred, Min, def. Kari Meemken 6-0, 6-0 (4) Brittany Mensing, Min, def.
ST. CLOUD -- The Central Lakes co-frontrunner St. Cloud Tech shut down the Willmar Cardinals 4-0 in girls soccer on Tuesday. St. Cloud Tech 4, Willmar 0 Willmar (0-9, 1-10)..................0 0 -- 0 SC Tech (8-1, 9-2-2)...............1 3 -- 4 Scoring not available. Shots on goal - Willmar: 7 ... St. Cloud Tech: 27
WILLMAR -- St. Cloud Tech beat Central Lakes Conference foe Willmar for the second time 3-1 Tuesday, scoring three straight goals after the Cardinals took an early 1-0 lead. Forward Sergio Flores struck the ball 18 yards from the right side hitting the left post and deflecting into the goal. Dennis Liebchen assisted. "We played a good first half and pretty well overall, but we made some defensive mistakes and Tech took advantage each time," said coach Richard Courtney of Willmar. The Cardinals play St. Cloud Apollo/Sauk Rapids at Sauk Rapids at 5 p.m.
Concordia junior golfer Drew Dvorak, a Litchfield graduate, was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's Men's Golfer of the Week for the third time in his career. Dvorak took second at the Erv Kaiser Invitational in Fargo Sept. 15-17, which featured about 70 golfers. He shot a three-round score of 221. This season, Dvorak has two top five finishes.
Former Ridgewater volleyball coach Val Swanson will be honored Saturday during the Lady Warriors' match against Riverland at 2 p.m. Swanson, who retired after last season, posted a 736-313 record from 1980-2005 at Ridgewater. She coached six teams to the NJCAA Division III National Tournament, winning the championship in 2002.
KERKHOVEN -- Recovering from a 3-1 loss at Lakeview on Thursday, Central Minnesota Christian overcame Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 25-19, 25-22, 25-15 Monday in Camden North volleyball. KMS was tenacious but in the end couldn't stay with the Bluejays. "Their serving was tough and hard to handle for our serve-receive," said Fighting Saints coach Shannon Schmidt. "At crucial times, their game was a little cleaner." Kresson Vreeman, the Bluejays' setter, supplied 30 assists, five ace blocks and six ace serves. Tara Frikke made 11 kills and Abby Tebben six.
ALEXANDRIA -- Willmar couldn't capture a set Monday as Alexandria shut out the visiting Cardinals 7-0 in the Central Lakes Conference. Hannah Okins was the closet player to win a set for Willmar (0-6, 0-9) as Danielle Justice won 7-5 in a first-set tiebreaker. Besides Okins' near win, Willmar managed to win four games in a set only four other times. Alexandria 7, Willmar 0 Singles (1) Ann Bergstrand, Alex, def. Jenny Peterson 6-1, 6-1 (2) Danielle Reis, Alex, def. Haylee Thompson 6-2, 6-4 (3) Danielle Justice, Alex, def. Hannah Okins 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 (4) Laine Hanson, Alex, def.
GRANITE FALLS -- Yellow Medicine East didn't lose more than two games in a set and got a shutout victory from Katelyn Dubbelde at 2-singles en route to blanking the Tigers 7-0 in the West Central South Conference Monday. Meghan Bredeson at 4-singles, Haley Bennett-Rachel Crowley at 1-doubles and Megan Lecy-Meghan Jensen at 3-doubles all won their opening set without losing a game. Melissa Rasmusson at 1-singles, Tiffany Miller at 3-singles and Molly Kvam-Cheri Fjermestad at 2-doubles also won for YME. YME 7, Morris 0 Singles (1) Melissa Rasmusson, YME, def.