Greg Liebl, a North Dakota State University junior from Montevideo, came within a second of breaking a 17-year-old Bison record in the 3,000-meter run. Shaving nine seconds off his previous best, Liebl ran an 8:19.86 at the University of Washington indoor invite on Sunday. The school record of 8:18.94 was set by Doug Hanson in 1990.
Bethel University sophomore guard Tim Madson of Redwood Falls earned MIAC co-player of the week honors in men's basketball after helping the Royals extend their winning streak to seven. Madsen scored 20, 20 and 17 points in wins against Hamline, Gustavus Adolphus and Carleton. He is currently third in the MIAC in scoring averaging 18.8 ppg. He also averages 6.3 rpg.
PRINSBURG -- Anne Jepson of Yellow Medicine East scored four points in overtime to lead the Sting to their second win of the season, 59-54, over Central Minnesota Christian in girls basketball action Monday. Jepson finished with 10 points. YME trailed 21-12 after the first half, but came back in the second half to tie the game at 50. Emily Balfany led the Sting (2-13) with 16 points. Livi Jeseritz added 14 points and six rebounds. Emma Volstad pulled down a team-high 11 boards. Tara Frikke's 13 points paced the Bluejays (2-15). Kari Mulder and Andrea Westby added 11 points each.
OSAKIS -- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa didn't have an answer for Osakis' Leif Nomeland Monday. The 6-foot-7 junior center scored 26 points, including three 3-pointers to hand the Jaguars a 51-36 non-conference boys basketball loss. BBE (1-11) had nine player score at least one point, with Shane Weller leading the way with eight. He also had eight rebounds. Osakis 51, BBE 36 BBE (1-11) 13 23 -- 36 Osakis (13-3) 29 22 -- 51 BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - 12-51 FG (4-11 3-pt); 8-12 FT; 38 rebounds; 20 fouls ...
Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Sartell, 7:30 p.m. St. Cloud Apollo at Alexandria Fergus Falls at Brainerd Sauk Rapids at Little Falls Rocori at St. Cloud Tech WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Yellow Medicine East vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 7:30 p.m. Benson at Morris, 7:30 p.m. Montevideo vs. BOLD at Olivia, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Paynesville at New London-Spicer, 7:30 p.m. Minnewaska at St. Cloud Cathedral, 7:30 p.m. Sauk Centre at Albany Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at Melrose CAMDEN NORTH Central Minnesota Christian vs.
Girls Basketball Willmar 61, Little Falls 35 YME 59, CMCS 54 Canby 70, LQPV 64 HLWW 58, ACGC 50 Benson 62, BOLD 46 Boys Basketball Osakis 51, BBE 36
WADENA -- Willmar rebounded from a 3-1 deficit, but couldn't get the go-ahead goal and eventually fell to Wadena-Deer Creek 6-5 in a non-conference boys hockey game Saturday. Willmar peppered WDC goalie Tanner Muehler with 21 shots in the secondperiod, scoring twice. "We got our chances and we buried them," said Willmar coach Reed Larson. "We've been playing well on the powerplay. But we need to make better decisions on defense. We're leaving the goalie out to dry sometimes with poor first passes." Joel Jonsson and Joel Schendel each had a goal and two assists for Willmar.
WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater Lady Warriors shot a frigid 25 percent from the field and fell to Rochester 59-48 in MCCC Southern Division women's basketball Saturday. The Lady Warriors trailed 31-18 at halftime before playing much tougher in the second half and outscored Rochester 30-28. "We missed too many close-range shots," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl. "And we struggled again at the free-throw line. But despite that, we were still in the game.
WILLMAR -- Neither David Johnson's 25 points nor Allen Huselid's five 3-pointers could help Ridgewater overcome Rochester's ability to get to the foul line Saturday. The Yellowjackets cashed in on 18-of-25 free throws and outmuscled the Warriors 88-74 in MCCC Southern Division men's basketball action. Johnson turned in a stellar performance with 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting, and pulled down 13 of Ridgewater's 54 rebounds. Huselid knocked down 5-of-11 from three-point range and added 19 points and eight rebounds. Tim Mattern followed with 12 points.
Morris native Brett Winkelman scored 18 points as North Dakota State won its fifth straight men's basketball game, topping Utah Valley State 61-53 on Saturday. Winkelman scored 14 points in the first half for the Bison (13-6). He added 21 points to lead North Dakota State to an 88-58 win over Texas-Pan American on Thursday.