Events/competitions Spicer Sunrise Lions Club Ice Fishing Derby -- The Spicer Sunrise Lions Club Annual Ice Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, Feb. 3 at Saulsbury Beach on Green Lake. Registration begins and 11 a.m. and the fishing runs from 1-3 p.m. Hole tickets are one for $3 or two for $5. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase.
This past weekend was the last of the deer seasons. It is rather unique as it is the only season a person can hunt deer in Iowa with a rifle. It is for doe only in counties with way too many deer and is more of a novelty than a real hunting season. Everyone talks about going out and getting a deer with their antelope or elk rifle, but few people actually follow through with it. By the end of January, if a person has not gotten all the deer they need or want, they have not been trying very hard. Saturday morning, I could either paint the bathroom or go hunting for a few hours.
BREEZY POINT -- The Kandiyohi County and Chippewa County chapters of Pheasants Forever were lauded for spending $1 million on habitat and conservation education projects last year at the Minnesota PF state convention earlier this month. The Kandiyohi County chapter was the first in the nation in 1983, followed two years later by the Chippewa County chapter. Pheasants Forever allows its chapters to determine how to spend 100 percent of the funds raised during the year.
SPICER -- Representatives of the Measurers of Minnesota will be scoring trophy deer at Mel's Sport Shop from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today. The measurement is free, unless the owner wants to enter the rack in a respective record book. The cost to enter a rack is $15 before Feb. 1. A rack or shed can be entered in record books of the Minnesota Deer Classic, the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, Pope & Young, and Boone & Crockett.
The Ridgewater basketball teams are in action today, hosting the Rochester Yellowjackets. The women play at 1 p.m. and the men at 3 p.m. in Willmar. The Rochester men are ranked No. 2 in the MCCC and the women No. 3. The Lady Warriors are rated No. 5.
MORRIS -- Behind a balanced offensive attack Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta shot over 50 percent from the field to beat Montevideo 62-39 Friday and stay pace in a tight West Central South Conference race. The Tigers improved to 7-2 in the conference, but co-leaders Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City and Lac qui Parle Valley stayed one step ahead at 7-1 by also winning Friday. Jasmine Henrich had a game-high 13 points for the Tigers as seven other players scored at least five points. Brook Moseng led Montevideo, which trailed the entire game, with 11 points. Morris/Chokio-Alberta 62, Montevideo 39 Mont
Late results Thursday Worthington Quad Team scores Redwood Valley 50, Worthington 29 Marshall 52, Redwood Valley 25 KMS 50, Redwood Valley 27 KMS 51, Worthington 21 KMS 42, Marshall 24 How area wrestlers fared Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, falls) Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 103: Kurt Timmons 3-0 (2) ... 112: Klinton VanHeuveln 2-1 (2) .... 119: Casey Kreiger 0-1 ... 119-125: Jacob Engler 2-0 ... 125: Aaron Doraska 1-1 (1) ... 130: Spencer Almen 3-0 (1) ... 135: Aaron Zimmer 1-0 (1) ... 140: Open ... 145: Matt Stassen 2-1 (2) ... 152: Mitchell Hagen 2-0 (2) ...
Result Thursday West Central Paynesville 114.85, Morris 102.575 Kacy Nehowig won the all-around and three of four events for Paynesville. She posted a 33.75 in the all-around and won the vault (8.8), uneven bars (8.55) and floor exercise (8.7).
HECTOR -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City won the West Central South Conference wrestling tournament Friday night, outpointing runner-up Yellow Medicine East 224-207. BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hecttor was third with 199 points. Champions for ACGC were: Ben Meyer at 112 pounds, A.J. Frederiksen at 160 and Nic Leither at 189. All three are defending champions. 103 pounds QUARTERFINALS: Mike Kramer, ACGC, bye ... Devin Enevoldsen, Mon, maj Dylan Croatt, LQPV, 13-5 ... Tim Ostby, MH, dec Levi Specht, YME, 4-0 ... Kyle Schulte, BBLH, bye SEMIFINALS: Kramer pin Enevoldsen 3:57 ...
ANNANDALE -- The Willmar wrestling team suffered two losses Friday at the Annandale Triangular. The Cardinals fell 49-22 to Annandale-Maple Lake, then dropped a close one to Becker, 31-29. Drew Larson at 145 pounds and Trent Molacek at 171 pounds won both of their matches to lead Willmar. Annandale/ML 49, Willmar 22 Cody Milhausen at 130 pounds, Larson, Molacek, and Nick De Vries (189) earned wins for Willmar.