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Upcoming events ACGC The ACGC Basketball Association will be holding basketball tournament for grades 5-8 on the following dates: n Boys, Jan. 21 n Girls, Feb. 4 Call David Martin at (320) 857-2485 for details. Benson A fifth- and sixth-grade girls basketball tournament will be held Jan. 21. The entry fee is $100 per team and there is a guarantee of three games. For more information, call Mark Grussing at (320) 842-4346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Brooten Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa will host a fifth- and sixth-grade boys basketball tournament Saturday, Jan. 28 in Brooten.
Thursday (All events 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted) Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at St. Cloud Apollo Rocori at Brainerd Sartell at Sauk Rapids Little Falls at Alexandria St. Cloud Tech at Fergus Falls CAMDEN NORTH Canby vs. Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg Dawson-Boyd vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven Lakeview vs. MACCRAY at Clara City WRIGHT COUNTY Annandale at Litchfield CENTRAL MINNESOTA Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Holdingford NON-CONFERENCE E.C.H.O. vs.
Stanley Ruiz, 15, a member of the Willmar Area Golden Gloves team, has qualified for the national tournament. The 132-pounder won two matches over the weekend at Sioux Falls, S.D., at the 4-State Regional. In his first match, Ruiz knocked Jake Wayka down twice for the eight count, the second time Wayka calling an end. Ruiz then rocked Joey Brewer until the referee stopped the bout in the third round. The nationals are Feb. 1 in Kansas City.
Pat Dorsey, a 1988 Willmar graduate returns to his alma mater Friday night with his red-hot Edina Hornets. After an 0-5 start, Edina has won six of their last seven, including a 56-53 win over Rocori at the St. Cloud Holiday Tournament. The teams last met in 1983 when Willmar tipped the Hornets 51-47 in the Class AA quarterfinals. Willmar takes a three-game winning streak to St. Cloud Apollo tonight.
The Willmar Nordic Ski Club invites cross country skiers to the Swan Lake Ski Trail at the Eagle Creek Golf Club for a moonligh ski after 6 p.m. Friday. For more information or to get equipment, call Tim at (320) 222-9622.
AUSTIN -- Ridgewater College sophomore center Terra Billiet was dead-on Wednesday and that assured a 58-45 victory over Riverland in Minnesota Community College women's basketball. Billiet hit 8 of 11 shots to finish with a game-high 17 points, but it was the defense that carried the day for the Lady Warriors. "Defensively, we're doing fine," said coach Carrie Ogdahl.
AUSTIN -- Shawn Thissen and Dante Bogard each scored 17 points as the Ridgewater Warriors beat Riverland 63-52 for their first division win in Minnesota Community College men's basketball. "We played our best defense and had our best shot selection and that's why we won," said coach Shawn Kopischke. The Warriors made 22 of 43 shots.
WILLMAR -- Ben Thonvold's pin at heavyweight capped a dominating performance by the Ridgewater College Warriors, crushing Minnesota West 37-6 Wednesday at the college. Thonvold took just 50 seconds to pancake Reis Park, using an underhook to gain control and a cross-face to turn the Blujays' freshman. It was Thonvold's third fall and eighth win in 20 matches. "Everyone is good (in college)," said the freshman from Willmar. "Everyone wants to be here.
Late result Tuesday Wright County Litchfield 61, Mound-Westonka 37 The Dragons (9-2) won their third straight game as Emily Davis scored a career-high 20 points. Brittany Euerle added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Dragons. Becky Smith was held to five points, nearly 10 points below her season average, but had five rebounds, five assists and seven steals. Litchfield (4-0, 9-2)...............30 31 -- 61 Mound-West. (0-4, 2-11).......13 24 -- 37 LITCHFIELD - 25-70 FG (3-10 3 pt); 8-17 FT; 33 rebounds; 19 fouls ...
Late results Tuesday West Central North Minnewaska Area 39, New London-Spicer 19 The Lakers rallied from a 19-0 deficit, winning nine of the final 10 weights, to top New London-Spicer. 103: Shawn Hatlestad, N, pin Andy Goracke 1:40 112: Chad Henle, NLS, won by forfeit 119: Luke Reiter, NLS, maj Cam Schafer 20-7 125: Billy Dean, NLS, dec Jon Tatro 9-7 130: David Bond, M, dec Brandon Keller 7-2 135: Dan Braaten, M, dec Chris DeLong 10-6 140: Collin Jergenson, M, dec John Nething 6-1 145: Sam Goracke, M, dec Adam Luberts 5-3 152: Colin Cihlar, M, maj Tony Tobkin 18-6 160: Jared Jorda