Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Brainerd at Willmar, 7:30 p.m. TOMAHAWK Sleepy Eye at Buffalo Lake-Hector, 7:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST Redwood Valley at Jackson County Central, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Paynesville at Howard Lake-Waverly/Winsted, 7:30 p.m. Hancock vs. Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Little Falls, 7:30 p.m. Fergus Falls at Sauk Rapids, 7:30 p.m. Sartell at Rocori, 7:30 p.m. Alexandria at St. Cloud Tech, 7:30 p.m. Brainerd at St.
Section 8AA Buffalo 5, River Lakes 4 No. 9 River Lakes (11-13-2) tied the game at 4-4 with just under five minutes remaining, but No. 8 Buffalo pulled ahead 42 seconds later to advance. Kenzie Novak, Greta Omann, Emma Schott and Jenn Paul netted goals for the Stars, who outshot Buffalo 49-27. River Lakes (11-13-2)............2 1 1 -- 4 Buffalo....................................1 1 3 -- 5 FIRST PERIOD - Buf: Andrea Parsons (Lauren Rosso) 1:39 ... RL: Kenzie Novak (Jenn Paul) 13:49 (pp) ...
Non-Conference LQPV 46, MACCRAY 28 The Eagles won three matches by fall and three by forfeit. Dylan Croatt at 103 pounds, Colton Kanstrup at 125 and Aaron Thoreson at 130 all were winners by fall for LQPV. Sam Hanson at 215 had MACCRAY's only pin.
GRANITE FALLS -- Behind 18 points from Megan Groen and 13 rebounds from Kortney Mulder, Renville County West posted a 44-35 non-conference win over Yellow Medicine East Thursday to improve its winning streak to four. The Jaguars (13-7) struggled from the field (17-for-66) and free-throw line (6-for-25), but they owned a 44-33 advantage in rebounds. Livi Jeseritz netted nine points and hooked five rebounds to pace YME (2-16). RCW 44, YME 35 RCW (13-7) 19 25 -- 44 YME (2-16) 17 18 -- 35 RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - 17-66 FG (4-8 3-pt); 6-25 FT; 44 rebounds; 20 fouls ...
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals busted out of their three-game scoring slump but had to settle for a 3-3 tie with Central Lakes Conference rival St.
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer found a way to shut down Minnewaska's top three scorers, which led to a 73-46 win in West Central North boys basketball action Thursday. The Wildcats (7-4, 12-6) held the Lakers' Jordan Johnsrud, Jordan Hendricks and Jon Hoffmann -- averaging a combined 37 points per game -- to a total of 12 points. NLS blew open a 24-19 halftime lead by starting the second half with a 14-2 run. Skylar Wachter paced the Wildcats with 15 points, followed by Chris Tengwall's 11. Mike Anderson led the Lakers (6-5, 9-9) with 10 points. New London-Spicer 73, Minnewaska Area 46
The Willmar girls hockey team hosts Morris/Benson Area at 5 p.m. Saturday in the quarterfinals of Section 6A. No. 4 Willmar (8-16) beat No. 5 Morris/Benson (8-10-3) 5-0 on Nov. 14 in Benson. Top-seeded Alexandria has a first-round bye and will play the Willmar/MBA winner on Tuesday in Alexandria. Other quarterfinal matchups on Saturday: No. 7 Park Rapids is at No. 2 Fergus Falls and No. 6 Long Prairie/Wadena-Deer Creek is at No. 3 Detroit Lakes.
Mitch Grussing, a 6-2, 185-pound linebacker from MACCRAY, and Aaron Betters, a 6-2, 240-pound lineman from Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, are among six recruits who have signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play football for Ridgewater College next fall. Also signing Wednesday was: Weston Garvin, a 6-5, 310-pound lineman from Mankato West; Dustin Punto, a 6-2, 215 linebacker from Elkston, S.D.; Jake Wahl, a 6-1, 230 fullback/linebacker from Westbrook/Walnut Grove; and Jacob Middagh, a 6-0, 240 linebacker/defensive end from Buffalo.
WORHTINGTON -- Minnesota West had three chances in the last 30 seconds to overtake the visiting Ridgewater Lady Warriors but the team from Willmar rejected each try. The result was a 62-61 win, a vital victory for the Lady Warriors who are fighting for a top-four finish in the Southern Division race. "It was a heckuva game," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl. "We played unbelievable defense, tough man-to-man in-your-face defense." The Lady Bluejays offense is built around 3-point shots.
When the Granite Falls boys hockey team made it to the state tournament in 1945, the team had just one shot on goal in a quarterfinal game against Eveleth at the St. Paul Auditorium. That one shot, which came from center ice, was stopped by Eveleth netminder Ron "Bear" Drobnick, setting a state record that still stands today for fewest saves in a state tournament game. Drobnick died on Feb. 1 of heart failure