The Willmar Hockey Association in cooperation with the Willmar Civic Center are again sponsoring "Free Hockey Night" for Willmar school children and their families who possess a pass. Free tickets have been distributed to each elementary in the city, including Community Christian. The free game is 7:15 p.m. Tuesday when the Willmar boys play host to Sartell.
ANNANDALE -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City pitched a shut out in its quarterfinal match of the Annandale Invitational Saturday, which set the tone as the Falcons won the team title. ACGC blanked Waconia 67-0 to start the tournament, then beat Windom/Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin 43-15 in the semifinals. The Falcons pounded Annandale/Maple Lake 51-12 in the championship. Seven wrestlers won all three of their matches for ACGC: Ben Meyer at 112 and 119 pounds, Bill Wheeler (125), Travis Fredericksen (145), A.J.
MONTEVIDEO -- Three players combined to score over 80 percent of Montevideo's points as the Thunder Hawks clipped Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 55-50 in overtime Saturday in a non-conference boys basketball game. Tyler Grey (17), Tramel Barnes (15) and Todd Bergeson (13) scored a combined 45 points for the Thunder Hawks, which shot only 35 percent from the field (19-for-55). Tied 48-48 with a minute left in regulation, Montevideo held the ball for the last shot, which fell short. Jeff Jerve had 12 rebounds and Nolan Jaspersen grabbed 11 more to help Montevideo own a 44-35 advantage on the boards.
HUTCHINSON -- Highlighted by a first-place in the 200-free relay, the Willmar Cardinals took third in the Section 3A True Team boys swimming and diving meet Saturday. Individual leaders were Andy Johnson, third in the 200 freestyle; Jackson Roberts, second in the 500 freestyle in a personal-best 23.31; Matt Fuglestad, second in the butterfly and Ben Saint, third in the breaststroke. Minnewaska/Morris, which placed eighth, had Cass Kreitlow second in diving and Stefon Lemke second in the 500 freestyle. Fergus Falls swimmers won 7 of 11 races to propel the Otters to first. Team scoring (1)
DRESSER, Wis. -- The Willmar boys Nordic Ski relay team finished 17th of 28 teams as the Coon Rapids Sprint Relays Saturday. The girls team was 22nd of 25 teams. The Sprint Relays consist of two classic skiers and two skate skiers. Girls Results TEAM SCORING -- (1) Stillwater 'A' 26:56 (2) Roseville 'A' 27:18 (3) Stillwater 'B' 28:53 ... (22) Willmar 'A' 40:14 (25) Willmar 'B' 45:11 WILLMAR 'A' -- Classic: (44) Katie Pakola 10:51 (45) Julie Hulstrand 11:10 ...
Late results Friday Tomahawk Wabasso 63, BL-Hector 58 Alyssa Kubesh scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Mustangs (1-7, 1-13). Sam Broderius and Valerie Melich netted 10 points each. BL-Hector (1-7, 1-13) 24 34 -- 58 Wabasso (2-5, 2-7) 34 29 -- 63 BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR - 22-53 FG (2-7 3-pt); 12-20 FT; 28 rebounds; 22 fouls ... Scoring: Emma Koeberl 6, Delanie Neal 1, Emily Kubesh 2, Valerie Melich 10, Sam Broderius 10, Alyssa Kubesh 29 ... 3-point shots: A. Kubesh 2 ... Rebound leaders: A. Kubesh 9, Koeberl 5 ... Assist leaders: Neal 4 ... Steal leaders: A.
Boys Basketball CAMDEN Lincoln HI/Lake Benton vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE BOLD at Buffalo Lake-Hector, 7:30 p.m. ECHO Charter vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Yellow Medicine East at Lac qui Parle Valley, 7:30 p.m. Boys Hockey NON-CONFERENCE Sleepy Eye at Redwood Valley, 7 p.m.
Boys Basketball Montevideo 55, GFW 50 Morris 58, LPGE 44 Redwood Valley 58, Worthington 55 Wrestling Annandale Invite Quarterfinals: ACGC 67, Waconia 0 Semifinals: ACGC 43, Windom/MLBO 15 Championship: ACGC 51, Annandale/Maple Lake 12 Parkers Prairie Invite (1) Pelican Rapids 205 (2) Benson 181 (3) Crosby-Ironton 159 (4) Otter Tail Central 155.5 (5) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 136 (6) Foley 'B' 130.5 (7) Parkers Prairie 109.5 (8) Ortonville 59 Moorhead Invite Quarterfinals: Litchfield 61, Mandan (N.D.) 14 Semifinals: Coon Rapids 28, Litchfield 25 Third place: Litchfield
Willmar Community Education & Recreation will be holding two adult basketball tournaments this winter. The Winter Classic will be held Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Senior High Gym. Entry fee is $110 and is due by Friday, Jan. 19 at 4:30 p.m. The 3-on-3 tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Senior High Gym. Entry fee is $55 and is due by Friday, Feb. 9 at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call WCER at 320-231-8490.
The Willmar Cardinals swimming and diving team is participating in the True Team Section 3A meet today in Hutchinson. Diving starts at 10 a.m. and swimming at 1 p.m. The meet champion will advance to the True Team State Meet.