SAUK RAPIDS -- Willmar eclipsed the 130-point mark again, but Sauk Rapids dominated the Central Lakes Conference gymnastics meet 137.025-131.575 Thursday. The Storm took three of the top four places in the all-around and won every individual event. Kayla Deters was the all-around medalist with a 35.75. She also won the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise. Willmar's Annalise Bratt took second in the all-around with a 35.425. She was second in the vault at 8.75.
ST. CLOUD -- The Willmar boys won all but four events en route to a 108-75 win over St. Cloud Apollo in a Central Lakes Conference boys swimming dual Thursday. Matt Fuglestad and Steve Kluver won two individual events and the Cardinals took first in all three relays. Fuglestad won the 200 IM in 2:18.43 and the 100 butterfly in 1:00.54. Kluver took first in the 50 freestyle in 23:62 and the 100 backstroke in 1:01.28. "It was a good first week of meets with two wins to start the season.
RICHMOND -- Sartell scored three goals in the first period to beat River Lakes 4-2 in Central Lakes boys hockey action Thursday. The Sabres scored all three goals in the last 7:18 of the frame. Nathan Williams gave the Stars their first goal on a penalty shot in the second period and Max Lahr cut the lead to 3-2 with a goal at 13:12 in the third. River Lakes outshot Sartell 42-36. Sartell 4, River Lakes 2 Sartell (1-2, 1-3) 3 0 1 -- 4 River Lakes (0-2, 1-5) 0 1 1 -- 2 FIRST PERIOD - Sar: Spencer Malley (Zach Hartmann) 7:18 ... Sar: Derek Parker (Josh Birkland) 4:31 ...
WILLMAR -- Behind a seven-point performance from Jessica Bye that featured six goals, Brainerd upended Willmar 10-3 Thursday in a Central Lakes Conference game. Bye netted at least one goal in each period including three in the first period to help the Warriors (3-2, 4-4) stake a 3-1 lead.
Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES St. Cloud Tech at Willmar, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Eden Valley-Watkins, 7:30 p.m. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Sauk Centre, 7:30 p.m. Ortonville at Lac qui Parle Valley, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Albany at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m. CAMDEN NORTH Central Minnesota Christian vs. MACCRAY at Clara City, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City vs.
CLARA CITY -- Justin Koenen amassed 16 points, eight assists and seven steals to help MACCRAY upend Renville County West 62-45 Tuesday in the Camden Conference opener for both squads. MACCRAY (1-0, 2-1) also had Zach Thissen score 14 points and Ben Perry 12. Nate Johannsen and Brent Jansen had 12 points apiece for RCW (0-1, 0-4). Johannsen also had seven rebounds and five steals. MACCRAY 62, RCW 45 RCW (0-1, 0-4) 19 25 -- 45 MACCRAY (1-0, 2-1) 31 31 -- 62 RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - 18-43 FG (0-2 3 pt); 9-15 FT; 48 rebounds; 20 fouls ...
BENSON -- Benson's aggressive offensive style and defense overcame a poor shooting night for a 62-48 West Central South boys basketball win over Morris Tuesday. The Braves (1-0, 3-0) shot 39 percent (23 of 59) from the field and made only 12 of 25 free throws overall. But continually pressing to the basket and grabbing 14 offensive rebounds, plus forcing 17 Morris turnovers led to a lead as big as 20 points in the second half. Daniel Fragodt scored a game-high 28 points for the Braves.
LITCHFIELD -- Alexandra Sing scored four goals -- all in the third period -- as Willmar blew by Litchfield-Dassel-Cokato 6-2 in non-conference girls hockey on Tuesday. The freshman forward got her first goal 10 seconds after the Dragons' Andrea Dean had tied the score 1-1 22 second into the third period. Martha Abramson forged a tie again, 2-2, at 4-26 but after that it was Sing! Sing! Sing! Chelsey Beilhartz also scored for Willmar (4-5) in the seven-goal third frame. Abby Schueller stopped 11 Dragon shots in the third to finish with 24 saves.
WILLMAR -- Two days after winning in sudden death 6-5, the Willmar Cardinals were stunned by Hutchinson 6-5 in overtime on the same Civic Center ice where they celebrated a dramatic win over Litchfield/-Dassel-Cokato on Saturday. Tigers' defenseman Beau Braun delivered the knockout blow 4:27 into the extra period.
LITCHFIELD -- After shooting over 50 percent from the field and owning a 2-to-1 advantage in rebounding, Litchfield trounced previously unbeaten No. 7 (Class AAA) Willmar 67-53 Tuesday in a non-conference game. The Cardinals (3-1) came in averaging 76 points a game and had made 21 three-pointers in their first three games.