WILLMAR -- Willmar was shut out for the fourth time in five Central Lakes Conference games, losing to Alexandria 4-0 in girls soccer Thursday. Alexandria held a 3-0 lead at halftime. "We played much better in the second half, but we couldn't get back into it," said Willmar coach Doug Rossum. Alexandria 4, Willmar 0 Alexandria (2-2-1, 4-2-1) 3 1 -- 4 Willmar (0-5, 1-6) 0 0 -- 0 Statistics not available
Non-Conference YME 6, MACCRAY 1 At 1-singles Katelyn Dubbelde of YME won in three sets over Ashley Trulock. Melissa Rasmussen, Tiffany Miller and Cheri Fjermestad also won in singles for the Sting. Molly Kvam-Meghan Bredeson won at 2-doubles and Megan Lecy-Meghan Jensen at 3-doubles. Singles (1) Katelyn Dubbelde, YME, def. Ashley Trulock 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 (2) Melissa Rasmusson, YME, def. Kailor Donner 6-1, 6-1 (3) Tiffany Miller, YME, def Caylee Hageneyer, MAC, 6-2, 6-4 (4) Cheri Fjermestad, YME, def.
ALEXANDRIA -- In just a half of soccer, Willmar earned a 1-1 tie with Alexandria Thursday in boys Central Lakes Conference action. The match only lasted one half. With about 15 minutes remaining in the first half, the lights at the Lincoln Elementary soccer complex went out. With still enough light, the teams were able to complete the first 40 minutes of action, but not able to begin the second half. According to Minnesota State High School League rules, a match lasting at least one full half counts as a complete match. Willmar was first on the scoreboard at the 12-minute mark.
WILLMAR -- Mary Morris in the butterfly and Ashley Alvarado in the 500 free had personal bests as the Willmar Cardinals went to 3-0 in the Central Lakes with a 104-82 win over Sauk Rapids. It was the first varsity win for Alvarado, an eighth-grader, and seventh-grader Shelby Stevens led a 1-2-3 sweep in the backstroke to clinch the win.
COLD SPRING -- Willmar remained winless in both Central Lakes Conference girls tennis action and for the season with a 7-0 loss to Rocori Thursday. The Cardinals (0-4, 0-7) got close to capturing a set in two doubles matches, losing a set 7-5 in both 1- and 2-doubles. Rocori 7, Willmar 0 Singles (1) Lizzi Feldhege, Roc, def. Jenny Peterson 6-2, 6-3 (2) Anna Taft, Roc, def. Haley Thompson 6-1, 6-0 (3) Lindsay Schmitt, Roc, def. Hannah Okins 6-2, 6-2 (4) Mandy Nierenhauser, Roc, def. Sarah Paterson 6-4, 6-0 Doubles (1) Alyse Grelson-Allison Decker, Roc, def.
MADISON -- Benson ended Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd's 12-match winning streak with a hard-fought 4-3 win over the Eagles in a West Central South Conference match Thursday. The match, which lasted 21/2 hours, was decided at 3-singles where unbeaten Abby Fragodt of Benson (13-1) won the last three games of the third set to hand Katie Brown of Lac qui Parle Valley her first loss 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.
Prep Volleyball CENTRAL LAKES Alexandria at Willmar, 7 p.m. Little Falls at Brainerd Rocori at Fergus Falls St. Cloud Apollo at Sauk Rapids St. Cloud Tech at Sartell WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Benson vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 7:30 p.m. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Morris, 7:30 p.m. Montevideo at Lac qui Parle Valley, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH New London-Spicer at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at Minnewaska, 7:30 p.m. CAMDEN NORTH Dawson-Boyd vs. Renville County West at Renville, 7:30 p.m. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs.
College Volleyball Ridgewater def. MSCTC-Fergus Falls 30-26, 30-24, 30-23
The Willmar Jaycees will host the 2006 NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick Area Competition on Sept. 23 at Hodapp Field. The free event is open to boys and girls ages 8-15 (as of Dec. 31, 2006). Registration begins at 9 a.m. with competition at 9:15 a.m. Age-group winners advance to sectionals, where their results may qualify them to compete at halftime of a Minnesota Vikings game.
ST. PAUL -- Two New London-Spicer based teams won sportsmanship awards in their respective divisions at the annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament in St. Paul Aug. 12-13. The "Minnesota's Best" team -- 15- and 16-year olds Jay Moten, Chris Tengwall, Jay Moten and Skylar Wachter of Spicer, plus Tramel Barnes of Montevideo -- played in a higher division of 17- and 18-year olds and placed fourth out of 17 teams. Receiving the Sportsmanship award qualifies the team for the All-World Championship Sept.