LITCHFIELD -- Emily Davis, Brittany Euerle and Courtney Euerle combined for 51 points as Litchfield rolled over Dassel-Cokato 67-36 in a Wright County Conference girls basketball game Friday night. Davis led the way with 22 points, Brittany Euerle added 18 and Courtney Euerle had 11. Davis also led the Dragons (4-5, 9-6), who held Dassel-Cokato (0-9, 1-15) to 13 first-half points, with six rebounds. Litchfield 67, Dassel-Cokato 36 Dassel-Cokato (0-9, 1-15) 13 23 -- 36 Litchfield (4-5, 9-6) 43 24 -- 67 DASSEL-COKATO - 14-43 FG (1-3 3-pt); 7-14 FT; 10 rebounds; 5 fouls ...
PAYNESVILLE -- New London-Spicer used its size advantage to dominate the boards and take a 57-43 win over Paynesville in West Central North girls basketball action Friday. The Wildcats (7-2, 13-4) pulled down 33 rebounds, compared to 24 for the Bulldogs (0-10, 1-14). Renae Henjum posted a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead NLS. She also added four steals. Jenn Wendlandt followed with 12 points, Ellary Asche had six rebounds and Cassie Ziemer added five assists. Laura Schaefer and Kirsten Miller scored 12 points each for Paynesville.
The West Central South and North Conference wrestling tournaments will be held today. The South half is at Hector and the North half is at Long Prairie. Both tournaments are set to begin at 4 p.m.
Minnewaska, the West Central North Conference wrestling champion, will host Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, the South champion, in the Inter-Conference Championship Tuesday. Minnewaska is 12-6 this season and ACGC is 15-1. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
The New London-Spicer gymnastics team, rated No. 4 in Class A, will be competing in the True Team State Meet Saturday at noon in New Prague. The Wildcats, who won the West Central Conference title for the first time, are currently 9-0 this season. The top 10 teams in Class A were invited to the True Team meet. The other teams competing will be New Ulm, Perham, Pine Island, New Prague, Becker, Martin County West, Monticello, Mound-Westonka and Detroit Lakes.
Former Minnewaska All-Area softball player Carrie Cooley has been selected for induction into the Minnesota Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Cooley, a five-time letterwinner at shortstop and pitcher for the Lakers, also played four years at St. Olaf College in Northfield. As an eighth-grader, Cooley pitched in the state tournament in 1994. She continued to pitch through her sophomore season until shoulder problems forced her to only play shortstop. In all, she was 8-2 with a 1.33 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 97 innings.
MADISON -- Adam Paulson drained five 3-pointers among his 21 points and Caleb DuFrane added 19 points as Lac qui Parle Valley sank Morris 69-63 in a West Central South Conference boys basketball game Thursday night. LQPV (5-1, 10-3) stayed on the heels of Montevideo (6-0, 11-1) in the conference race. Jameson Siegert added 14 points for the Eagles. For Morris (3-3, 6-8), Taylor Witt had a game-high 25 points, Chris Scott had 16 and Craig Knochenmus 10.
TRACY -- Tony Dolan tallied 16 points as Tracy-Milroy-Balaton took over first place in the Camden South by shading visiting Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 75-72 on Thursday. The Panthers went ahead 74-72 with 30 seconds left. KMS missed at the other end, fouled and TMB added a free throw for the final margin. Sam Kavanagh with 17 points and 12 rebounds led KMS.
KERKHOVEN -- Hancock's Tara Thielke scored 17 of her 18 points in the second half, helping the Owls top Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 64-49 on Thursday. Thielke was 9-of-10 at the free-throw line the second half. The Owls were 20 of 28 for the game compared to the Saints 4 of 8 at the charity stripe. Jenny Noordmans also scored 18 for the Owls (16-1). Esther Peterson led all scorers with 24 points to go along with nine rebounds. Patina Queenan posted eight points and five assists. Bree Holleman had 12 points and five assists for the Owls.
Boys Basketball Yellow Medicine East 64, BOLD 60 New London-Spicer 73, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 50 Maple Lake 56, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 48 Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 75, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 72 Lincoln County 61, Central Minnesota Christian 56 Willmar 48, Alexandria 34 Dawson-Boyd 54, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 53 Montevideo 82, Ortonville 59 Waska 65, Melrose 57 Benson 76, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 74 Lac qui Parle Valley 69, Morris 63 Girls Basketball Renville County West 68, BOLD 53 Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 75, Buffalo Lake-Hector 49 Lac qui Parle Valley 73, Wheaton/HN