LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield scored the last seven points of the second overtime to beat Wright County Conference rival Dassel-Cokato 68-61 Friday. A Daren Sangren basket, two Peter Zender free throws and a Kent Johnson layup finished out the victory for the Dragons. Litchfield also beat Dassel-Cokato 53-52 on Jan. 27 in Dassel. Johnson sent the game into overtime by making one of two free throws, which capped a comeback from a 27-17 halftime deficit. Johnson scored 18 points to lead the Dragons. Mike Bruesewitz followed with 16 points, eight rebound and five steals.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A 200-freestyle relay team from Montevideo/Yellow Medicine East had the fastest time in Friday's Class A prelim heat at the state swimming and diving meet. Jeremy Melby, David Nedrud, Casey Enevoldsen and Brad Vickers clocked 1:29.84, which was .59 below their seed time. St.
The Willmar Community Education and Recreation Department has announced that all warming houses have closed for the season.
The Ridgewater College Lady Warriors make a bid for the NJCAA Division III national tournament when they meet Minneapolis Technical and Community College at 7 p.m. today on the Marauders' home court. The teams split in the regular season. Ridgewater played in the 13A region final last year, losing to Anoka-Ramsey, which went on to win the national title.
ST. PAUL -- The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Falcons rolled into the semifinal round by beating up on New York Mills 33-24 in the Class A quarterfinals at the Xcel Energy Center on Thursday evening. The Falcon (26-3) will take a 21-match winning streak into today's semifinal at noon. They'll face a very good Frazee line-up which eliminated two-time defending state champion Pierz 30-19. The Falcons are rated No. 4 in the Class A poll, Frazee (20-3) No. 3 and Pierz, which was missing their 130 pounder, came in rated No.
MORRIS -- Hancock's Tara Thielke recorded her 1,000th-career point in Hancock's 71-66 win over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in the Section 5A-South girls basketball tournament Thursday. Thielke reached the mark on a free throw with 9:49 remaining in the first half. The game was stopped as an announcement was made at Hancock High School. Thielke was given the game ball after the victory. Bree Holleman scored a season-high 26 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead the Owls (17-8).
There will be a fan bus going to the Willmar girls' basketball Section 8AAA semifinal game against Park Rapids at Moorhead on Saturday. The bus will leave the high school at 4 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. For more information or to sign up, call Jane by 5 p.m. today at (320) 235-1111.
The Willmar boys basketball team is the only thing standing in Sauk Rapids' way of a winless Central Lakes Conference season, and the Cardinals would like to keep it that way. The game begins at approximately 7:30 p.m. tonight in Sauk Rapids. The Cardinals (10-7, 13-10) beat the Storm (0-17, 1-23) 76-59 in Willmar on Jan. 20.
Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Sauk Rapids Alexandria at Brainerd Little Falls at Fergus Falls Rocori at St. Cloud Apollo St. Cloud Tech at Sartell CENTRAL MINNESOTA Pierz vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade WRIGHT COUNTY Dassel-Cokato at Litchfield Girls Basketball Section 3AA-North FINAL TODAY at Montevideo MACCRAY vs. LQPV, 7 p.m. Section 3AA-South FINAL TODAY at Worthington Pipestone vs. St.
Boys Basketball Montevideo 81, Melrose 69 Paynesville 88, ACGC 76 Section 3A-North RCW 68, Dawson-Boyd 52 Girls Basketball Section 8AAA Willmar 49, Rocori 19 Section 5AA-North HLWW 66, NL-Spicer 60 Section 5A-South Hancock 71, KMS 66 Wrestling Class A ACGC 33, NY Mills 24 Class AA Little Falls 40, BOLD/BLH 24