ST. CLOUD -- Ridgewater sophomore Justin Turek won four matches and placed third at the St. Cloud State Invitational on Saturday. The meet was the Warriors' fourth senior-college open and wraps up that part of the schedule. "All in all, this was the most solid competition of the four meets," said coach Jesse Nelson. "We had guys winning three or four matches, but still not placing." Jimmy Marx placed fifth at 125 pounds. Heavyweight Ben Thonvold won four matches, but did not medal. "Our guys are ready for a rest.
Boys Basketball Montevideo 92, CMCS 41 Milbank 69, Morris 68, 2 OT Redwood Valley 83, Cedar Mountain 46 Girls Basketball Brainerd 60, Willmar 56 Hancock 72, Campbell-Tintah 42 Montevideo Invite Montevideo 72, CMCS 41 Wrestling Fargo South Invite (1) New London-Spicer 244 (2) Fargo South 190 (3) Bismarck (N.D.) St. Mary 172 (4) Moorhead 156.5 (5) Dickinson, N.D. 138 (6) Rocori 135.5 (7) Fargo North 107 (8) Fosston/Bagley 92 (9) Kindred, N.D.
Women's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE North Dakota State College of Science at Ridgewater, 6 p.m. Men's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE North Dakota State College of Science at Ridgewater, 8 p.m.
NEW LONDON -- Junior post Wade Powers scored 15 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead New London-Spicer to a 54-49 win over Litchfield, which was playing its first game of the season on Friday. The Wildcats (2-1) led by one point at halftime and by as many as six in the second half when they sank 17-of-23 free throws. Jordan Radel added 12 points for NLS and Matt Dreier 10. Skylar Wachtler pulled in eight rebounds. The Dragons got balanced scoring, led by Peter Zender with 14, Mike Bruesewitz 11 and Kent Johnson nine.
First baseman Ken Harvey and the Minnesota Twins agreed Friday to a minor-league contract. An All-Star in 2004 with Kansas City, Harvey didn't play in the majors last season after a bad back limited him to just 12 games in 2005. He batted .287 with 13 homers and 55 RBIs in 120 games in 2004. He will have a chance to win the designated hitter spot for the Twins.
The Willmar girls basketball team will host Central Lakes Conference foe Brainerd at 2:30 p.m. today at the High School. The Cardinals and Warriors are in the same spot early in the season. Both are 1-2 in the conference and both lost to unbeaten St. Cloud Tech.
The Willmar boys hockey team will be looking to tighten up its defense when the Cardinals host the Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato Dragons (1-1) in their home opener at 3 p.m. today. Willmar (0-2) has allowed 16 goals in two road losses to open the season.
Despite breaking his leg and separating his ankle in a game on Sept. 30, Jake Nordin, a Northern Illinois senior tight end from Lake Lillian, is planning to play in the Huskies' Poinsettia Bowl against TCU Dec. 19 in San Diego. Since Nordin's departure, the Huskies' offense hit a mid-season slump. An outstanding blocker, Nordin caught 14 passes for 159 yards in four games. Nordin has also been invited to play in the North-South Inta Juice All-Star Classic Jan. 13 in Houston.
WILLMAR -- After six hours of wrestling not much more than a half-nelson separated Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg from Yellow Medicine East at the Willmar Invitational Friday. With just one senior in the lineup, the Fighting Saints nudged the Sting 207.5 points to 206 for their second invitational win inside a week's time. Willmar, the host team, took third with 177 points followed by Minnewaska Area, the champion in both 2003 and 2004, in fourth. Both the Fighting Saints and the Sting placed seven in the championship round, but KMS came away with four champions to YME's two. At 215 pounds, Bra
The long awaited gun season has finally arrived. It is not that I do not enjoy bow season, I really do, but the odds of success are much greater during gun season. Chances of getting a deer during bow season, especially if a person is a bit choosy, are around 50 percent. With the added range of a gun, those odds get close to a 100 percent success rate. It then comes down to which ones and how many. Early Saturday morning, I went out to care for the livestock before heading out for a long day's hunt. I noticed it was quite cold, but did not seem too bad.