WORHTINGTON -- Minnesota West had three chances in the last 30 seconds to overtake the visiting Ridgewater Lady Warriors but the team from Willmar rejected each try. The result was a 62-61 win, a vital victory for the Lady Warriors who are fighting for a top-four finish in the Southern Division race. "It was a heckuva game," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl. "We played unbelievable defense, tough man-to-man in-your-face defense." The Lady Bluejays offense is built around 3-point shots.
When the Granite Falls boys hockey team made it to the state tournament in 1945, the team had just one shot on goal in a quarterfinal game against Eveleth at the St. Paul Auditorium. That one shot, which came from center ice, was stopped by Eveleth netminder Ron "Bear" Drobnick, setting a state record that still stands today for fewest saves in a state tournament game. Drobnick died on Feb. 1 of heart failure
Late Tuesday result Non-Conference Morris/Benson Area 9, Little Falls 7 (At Morris) -- Tony Schultz scored three goals in the Storm's five-goal second period and then added the clincher with 13 seconds left in the third frame on an empty net to lead Morris/Benson Area. The shootout left the two top teams in Section 4A in a virtual stalemate with the Flyers at 20-3 and MBA at 17-3. Jared Festler's third goal of the game tied the score 7-7 10:20 into the third period.
Central Lakes Conf. All Rocori 11-1 16-2 St. C. Apollo 11-1 14-4 Willmar 10-2 15-3 Brainerd 8-4 10-6 Little Falls 6-6 10-7 St. Cloud Tech 5-7 8-11 Sartell 4-8 5-11 Alexandria 3-9 6-10 Fergus Falls 1-11 1-16 Sauk Rapids 1-11 1-17 West Central South Conf. All Montevideo 8-0 15-1 LQV Valley 6-2 11-4 Morris 6-3 9-8 Benson 4-4 11-8 ACGC 3-6 10-9 Yel. Med.
Central Lakes Conf. All St.
Central Lakes Conf. All Little Falls 6-1 18-9 Sartell 6-2 11-4 Fergus Falls 5-2 9-3 Willmar 5-2 11-10 Sauk Rapids 4-2 7-9 Brainerd 4-3 7-7 Alexandria 3-4 10-11 SC Apollo 1-5 6-13 Rocori 1-6 3-12 St.
Boys' hockey Central Lakes Conf. All Little Falls 12-1 20-3 Brainerd 10-2 14-6-1 Fergus Falls 10-4 12-9 St. Cloud Tech 10-5 10-12-1 Sauk Rapids 9-5 12-8-1 SC Apollo 6-8 9-12-1 Alexandria 4-10 5-16 Sartell 4-10 8-13 River Lakes 1-10-1 4-17-1 Willmar 1-12-1 5-15-1 Others All Litchfield/DC 6-14-1 Morris/Benson 17-3 Redwood Valley 4-14 Girls' Hockey Central Lakes Conf. All Alexandria 15-1 23-2 St.
The Ridgewater College basketball teams play Minnesota West at Worthington tonight. The women play at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.
Willmar's home boys hockey game with St. Cloud Apollo on Thursday will be Jersey Night and Pack the Arena Night. Any high school student or younger wearing a jersey will be admitted free. The junior varsity game starts at 5 p.m. and the varsity at 7:15 p.m.
St. Cloud and Rochester will split host duties for the Star of the North Games begining in 2009 through at least 2017. The two sites will alternate every other June, except 2013 when the games will be in St. Paul. The six-day event draws about 15,000 visitors to a host site. Facilities at colleges, universities and schools are used for competition. The Games began at St. Cloud in 1988.