The Valley Golf Club in Willmar is holding its season championships this weekend. The two-day Men's Senior Championship concludes today while the Women's Club title will be decided Saturday morning. The men's championship plays 18 holes Saturday afternoon and 27 on Sunday.
BIRD ISLAND -- BOLD knocked Montevideo out of the unbeaten ranks with a 25-18, 25-20, 31-29 win over Montevideo in West Central South volleyball action Thursday. BOLD (2-1, 3-1) matched the taller Thunder Hawks (2-1, 3-1) at the net with both teams recording 11 ace blocks each. Leah Miller led the Warriors with five ace blocks and 14 kills.
RENVILLE -- MACCRAY notched its fourth straight win without a loss, holding off Renville County West 25-19, 17-25, 25-23, 25-21 in a close Camden North Conference match on Thursday. Kari Caspers notched 10 kills and five ace blocks for the Wolverines. Danielle Goeman also had 10 kills, Ashley Beseman eight kills and Brandy Woodring seven ace serves. Danielle Loomis amassed 31 assists and 14 digs and Destiny VanDeRiet had 18 digs. For RCW (0-1, 2-1), Megan Groen uncorked 17 kills and thee ace serves, Alyssa Link 11 kills and Megan Erickson seven kills and five ace serves.
Prep Volleyball Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa def. Rockford, 25-16, 25-18, 25-11 Melrose def. Minnewaska, 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21 Sauk Centre def. New London-Spicer, 25-9, 25-6, 25-19 Tracy-Milroy-Balaton def. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 27-25, 25-16, 25-23 Buffalo Lake-Hector def. New Ulm Cathedral, 25-14, 25-23, 25-18 BOLD def. Montevideo 25-18, 25-20, 31-29 MACCRAY def. Renville County West 25-19, 17-25, 25-23, 25-21 Dawson-Boyd def. Canby 26-24, 19-25, 25-15, 25-21 Benson def. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 25-18, 25-18, 25-22 Waconia def.
Prep Football CENTRAL LAKES Little Falls at Willmar, 7 p.m. Rocori at Alexandria Sartell at St. Cloud Tech St. Cloud Apollo at Sauk Rapids (Non-conference) Bemidji at Fergus Falls Brainerd at Moorhead WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Morris vs. BOLD at Olivia, 7 p.m. Yellow Medicine East at Paynesville, 7 p.m. Lac qui Parle Valley at Benson, 7 p.m. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Montevideo, 7 p.m.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals got up 2-0 on Sartell but gave up two quick second-half goals and settled for a 2-2 tie in Central Lakes Conference boys soccer. Goals by Dennis Liebchen in the third minute and Josh Aslesen at 40:45 gave Willmar the edge but the Sabres rallied with two goals three minutes apart, the second at 49:40. "We played some of our best soccer of the season but for a 10 minute lapse," said Willmar coach Richard Courtney. "Otherwise the defense was really solid and the offense played better.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Howie Schultz, a former Willmar Rails star now living in Stillwater, Butch Richter of Granite Falls and Roy Berens of Benson will all be honored as part of Town Ball Day before the Minnesota Twins game against the Detroit Tigers on Sept.
SARTELL -- Sartell remained undefeated in Central Lakes Conference girls soccer, beating Willmar 9-0 Thursday. It was the fourth time in six matches Willmar has been shut out this season. Sartell 9, Willmar 0 Willmar (0-4, 1-5)....................0 0 -- 0 Sartell (4-0-1, 5-0-1)................5 4 -- 9 FIRST HALF - not available SECOND HALF - not available Shots on goal - Willmar: not available ... Sartell: not available Goalie saves - Willmar: not available ... Sartell: not available Defensive saves -- Willmar: not available ... Sartell: not available
WILLMAR -- Sarah Frank won the 100 freestyle, breaking one minute for the first time and also took the 50 freestyle as Willmar swam past Alexandria 103-83 Thursday in Central Lakes Conference swimming. Alissa Tinklenberg had three firsts, including a season-best 2:05.52 in the 200 freestyle. Frank won the 100 in 59.86 and the 50 in 26.84. Mary Morris won the individual medley and Aleasha Blokzyl took third both with a personal best. "It was a solid effort," said Cardinal coach Carl Shuldes. Willmar is at the College of St.
GRANITE FALLS -- Benson ran the gamut in singles with four wins, which was enough to hold off Yellow Medicine East 4-3 in non-conference tennis Thursday. Jill Hagestuen, Mackenzie Weber, Abby Fragodt and Kaytlyn Haugen won singles points for the Braves (11-1). The Sting (7-3) had to fight to earn each doubles point. Haley Bennett-Rachel Crowley won their first set at 1-doubles by tiebreaker, 2-doubles team Cheri Fjermestad-Molly Kvam won 6-4, 6-3 and 3-doubles duo Meghan Jenson-Megan Lecy won both of their sets by tiebreaker. Benson 4, YME 3 Singles (1) Jill Hagestuen, Ben, def.