MINNEAPOLIS -- Willmar took home four medals and finished tied for eighth at the state Class A swimming and diving meet Wednesday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Freshman Alissa Tinklenberg captured medals in two individual events and anchored two relay teams in the top eight. Montevideo/YME's Casey Schulte took fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke and the team tied for 32nd with 18 points. "We're very pleased with how things went. Alissa moved up a spot in the 500 and improved her own record in the 200," said Willmar coach Carl Shuldes.
Wednesday's Results State Class A Swim meet (1) Visitation 231 (2) Breck 182 (3) Blake School 168 (4) Hill-Murray 131.5 (5) Mankato West 121 (6) Red Wing 106.5 (7) 89 (T8) Benilde-St. Margaret's, Willmar 86 (10) Northfield 73 (11) Fergus Falls 71 (12) Watertown-Mayer/Delano 69 (13) Albany 65 (T14) Sauk Centre, Hutchinson 59 (16) Detroit Lakes 55 (17) Becker 46 (18) Milaca 43 (19) Little Falls 41 (20) Sauk Rapids 36 ... (T32) Greenway, Austin, Warroad, Montevideo/Yellow Medicine East 18 College Wrestling Ridgewater 28, Itasca 15 Thursday's Results No events scheduled
ST. CLOUD -- Chelsey Wierschem scored five goals, including and empty netter, as the Willmar Cardinals overtook the St. Cloud Icebreakers 7-4 in a Central Lakes Conference girls hockey opener Tuesday night at the Municiple Ice Center. Willmar trailed 2-1 after the first period, but Wierchem scored twice and Ashley Hutton once for a 4-2 lead after two.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Willmar Cardinals advanced two relays to today's championship heat and Alissa Tinklenberg lowered two of her school records while swimming her way into the championship heat in both the 200 and 500 freestyle races. The three-day Class A state meet concludes this afternoon at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Tinklenberg, a freshman at her third state meet, is tied for second in the 200 freestyle after posting a 1:57.33 in Tuesday's preliminary heat.
Swimming and Diving CLASS A STATE MEET At U of M Aquatic Center, Minneapolis Swimming finals, noon College Wrestling MCCC Itasca at Ridgewater, 6:30 p.m. Thursday No events scheduled
Girls Hockey Willmar 7, St. Cloud Icebreakers 4
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two area divers fell short of advancing past the preliminaries at the Class A diving meet Monday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Beth Pollock, a sophomore from Willmar, missed advancing to the top 20 for the semifinal round by a fraction of a point and one place with a score of 116.15 for five dives. Junior Molly Hansvick of Litchfield finished 23rd in the original field of 32 divers with a score of 107.7. The Class A swimming preliminaries start at noon today.
The Ridgewater College wrestling team marks its home opener on Wednesday, hosting Itasca College at 6:30 p.m. in a MCCC dual meet. An incorrect day for the opener appeared in Monday's paper.
Late result Saturday VIRGINIA -- David Johnson's 31 points and 14 rebounds were not enough as Ridgewater College fell to Mesabi Range 84-70 on Saturday in men's community college basketball. Johnson, who scored 33 on Friday as the Warriors opened with a 88-76 win over Hibbing, dropped in 13 of 23 field-goal attempts from the paint. But overall, Ridgewater couldn't match their first-night intensity. "We played poorly and a lot of the guys looked tired," said Warriors' head coach Bob Knutson. Five players reached double figures for the Norsemen, who shot 51 percent from the field. Mesabi 8
Volleyball MVP Greta King Captains Chelsey Beilhartz, Megan Junkermeier, Greta King, Heather Thoma All-Central Lakes Greta King CLC Honorable Mention Megan Brown, Laurie Buer, Heather Thoma Senior Scholar-Athlete Megan Junkermeier All-State Academic Megan Junkermeier All-Conference team Alexandria -- Sam Dale, Maggie Snyder Brainerd -- none Fergus Falls -- Kacey Franklin, Sam Revering Little Falls -- Katherine Harms Rocori -- Sam Pfannenstein, Caitlin, Griffin, Angie Feldhege St. Cloud Apollo -- Danielle Lucia, Kelly Nier St.