COLLEGEVILLE -- The Ridgewater wrestling team capped its regular season with a 35-6 win over St. John's Tuesday. The Warriors next head to the Region XII Qualifier in Worthington on Sunday. "The guys wrestled well. We hope it continues into regions this weekend," said Ridgewater coach Jesse Nelson. Ridgewater lost just two matches, both by decision. Chad Listul at 149 pounds and Brent Mason at 197 won their respective matches by fall. Ridgewater 35, St.
WILLMAR -- Fergus Falls took its turn drilling the Willmar Cardinals on Tuesday night at the Civic Center. The Otters gave up the first goal before scoring 10 straight to rout Willmar 10-1 in boys Central Lakes Conference hockey action. Cody Koski had a hat trick and Cody Peck added two goals and three assists. Joel Schendel got Willmar out front 1-0 at 4;38 of the first period with Mitch Schneider and Andrew Kleven getting assists. But the Otters answered with goals 16 seconds apart by T.J. Guastad and Koski at 8:12 and 8:26.
LITCHFIELD -- Behind a balanced attack that saw only one player score in double figures, Litchfield overcame a poor shooting performance to upend Delano 47-36 in the Wright County Conference Tuesday. The Dragons, led by Kent Johnson's 10 points, were only 17-for-59 (29 percent) from the field. The Tigers weren't any better at 25 percent (15-for-61). The Dragons (5-5, 7-11) owned the lead for the entire game and had a 43-24 advantage on the boards.
Willmar Community Education and Recreation, together with members of the Willmar Cardinals softball team, will hold a clinic for grades 4-8 on Feb. 19 at Kennedy Elementary. The clinic will consist of batting, throwing, base running and fielding. Grades 4-6 will be from 10 a.m.-noon and grades 7-8 from 1-3 p.m. The $17 fee includes a T-shirt. To register call WCER at 231-8490.
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (7-2, 11-8) will host West Central South-leading Lac qui Parle Valley (8-1, 13-6) in girls basketball action tonight. An Eagles' loss would mean a tie for the league lead with three games remaining.
Scott Hagemeyer, a senior at Gustavus Adolphus, won the 100-meter freestyle and 100 backstroke, plus anchored a relay in the Gusties' dual with Wisconsin-Stevens Point Saturday, earning the Willmar native the MIAC swimmer of the week award. Hagemeyer posted an NCAA "B" qualifying time of 52.51 in the 100 backstroke and the relay team also recorded a qualifying time of 1:24.11 in the 200 freestyle relay.
Jon DeRock, a sophomore guard for Hamline, shot 67 percent from the field in two games last week to earn the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's men's basketball player of the week. DeRock, from Buffalo Lake, scored 34 points against Augsburg Wednesday, including the go-ahead three-point play. He added 24 points against Concordia Saturday for the Pipers' second straight win.
DAWSON -- Dawson-Boyd came back from a nine-point deficit in the second half to tip Yellow Medicine East, 58-53, in non-conference boys basketball action Monday. The teams entered halftime tied at 25. The Sting (7-8) jumped out quickly, but the Blackjacks (7-7) fought back to take the lead with about three minutes left. Matt Wold produced a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds for Dawson-Boyd. Joe Anderson scored a team-high 14 points and Matt Anderson followed with 13. Kenton Johnson tallied a game-high 24 points for YME.
CLARA CITY -- Kjersten Karlsgodt banked in a 12-footer and tacked on a free throw with 12 seconds left in overtime to vault Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City to a 48-47 victory over MACCRAY in a non-conference girls basketball game Monday. MACCRAY missed two free throws with no time remaining that would have won the game. It was 22-all at halftime and 41-41 at the end of regulation. Kayla Dallmann led the Falcons with 11 points. Karlsgodt finished with 10 points and seven rebounds, and Miranda Hopp followed with eight points. Jacklyn Pistulka had four assists and five steals.
Late result Saturday AUSTIN -- Ridgewater held a tiny lead with 30 seconds left against Riverland Saturday, but couldn't hold on in an 80-73 loss Saturday. Riverland took the lead three seconds later, then the Warriors were forced to foul to get the ball back. Ridgewater (0-9, 3-16) trailed 39-35 at halftime. David Johnson paced the team with 24 points. Travis Schultz followed with 16 points.