BENSON -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City pulled even with Lac qui Parle Valley for the West Central South Conference girls basketball lead with a 56-45 win over Benson Tuesday. The Falcons improved to 6-1 in the loop and 9-5 overall. Brittany Smith and Kayla Dahlman did the bulk of the scoring for ACGC, with 20 and 17 points, respectively. Smith had six rebounds and Kjersten Karlsgodt added five. Brittany Holm led the Braves (2-5, 6-8) with 12 points. Abby Fragodt added 11 points and nine rebounds, and Courtney Frank also tallied 11 points.
The Ridgewater College baseball staff, along the with the Spicer Athletic Center, will be hosting a Preseason Pitching/Catching Clinic for players ages 12-and-up on Saturdays from Feb. 10-March 3 at Prairie Meadows gym in Spicer. The clinic is designed to provide players a complete fundamental camp covering all aspects of pitching and catching. Players may sign up individually, or as a group of up to eight players. Cost of the camp is $75. For more infomation, call Spicer Athletic Center at 320-295-6931.
The Ridgewater College men's and women's basketball teams are at Minneapolis Community and Technical College tonight to play the Marauders. The Marauder men (13-6), rated No. 1 in the MCCC, are coming off an 80-76 overtime loss to No. 2 Rochester on Saturday. The Willmar teams play at home on Saturday against Rochester at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the college gymnasium.
NEW ULM -- Mike Felt sank five 3-pointers among his game-high 25 points as Redwood Valley stayed unbeaten with a 77-63 non-conference victory over New Ulm Tuesday night. Redwood Valley (14-0) drained 22-of-26 free throws in the win. Dan Bonebright added 19 points and hooked 10 rebounds for Redwood Valley, which led 51-31 at halftime. Tyler Pendleton had 18 points and eight assists. Felt, a 6-1 sophomore forward, has now scored 25-or-more points in seven games this season. This is his fourth game this season with five-or-more 3-pointers.
PAYNESVILLE -- The visiting Willmar Cardinals settled for a 4-4 tie with River Lakes after outshooting the Stars 52-36 at the ice arena in Paynesville on Thursday night. Willmar senior Josh Aslesen's third goal of the game with just under seven minutes left in the third period tied the game and ended the scoring. The contest to escape the Central Lakes Conference cellar was slowed by 25 penalties, almost evenly divided. Richie Norris slid the puck to Aslesen for the tying goal at 10:04 of the third period. Brian Skluzacek stopped 48 shots in the Stars' net, 18 of the stops coming in the mi
CLARA CITY -- MACCRAY kept Minneota's streaky three-point shooters cold and coasted to a 68-50 Camden Conference victory Tuesday night. The Vikings made only 20 percent (2-of-10) from three-point range. Zach Thissen and Ben Perry recorded three 3-pointers each for the Wolverines (6-3, 8-5). Thissen led the team with 22 points and Perry had 11. Matt Leese scored 13 points and had six rebounds.
LITCHFIELD -- After starting the game on a 18-0 run, Litchfield never looked back en route to posting 72-51 win over Mound-Westonka in the Wright County Conference Tuesday. Peter Zender had 13 points while Mike Bruesewitz and Dominic Devine both had 11 and Calvin Pehle 10 to ignite the Dragons, who shot 50 percent from the field. Bruesewitz also grabbed 10 rebounds -- three less than the total for Mound-Westonka -- and Kent Johnson handed out eight assists. Litchfield (3-4, 5-9) owned a 46-19 lead at halftime while Mound-Westonka (0-6, 1-12) made the same amount of free throws as field goal
KIMBALL -- The Willmar boys finished third Tuesday at the St. Cloud Cathedral Invite at Powder Ridge. Garrett Erickson had Willmar's best time at 17:07. Willmar, which competes in the Central Lakes Conference meet Thursday at Fergus Falls, didn't send a girls team. Willmar's home meet scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. Boys Results TEAM SCORING -- (1) St. Cloud Tech :51.20 (2) St. Cloud Cathedral :54.49 (3) Willmar 1:10:49 (4) Buffalo 1:21:13 4K CLASSIC -- (1) Luke Busta, SCT, 12:06 (2) Eric Johnson, SCC, 12:34 (3) Jamie Scholer, SCT, 12:42 ...
SARTELL -- Willmar won its fourth Central Lakes Conference dual meet on Tuesday with a 102-81 win at the Sartell swimming pool. The Cardinals (4-2, 5-2) swept the relays. Andy Johnson, Matt Fuglestad and Ben Saint won events for Willmar. Willmar is at Sauk Rapids Thursday and hosts a seven-team invitational on Saturday. Willmar 102, Sartell 81 200 MEDLEY RELAY - (1) Willmar: Jackson Roberts, Ben Saint, Matt Fuglestad, Andrew Nicklawsky; 1:50.10 (2) Sartell 1:54.50 200 FREESTYLE - (1) Andy Johnson, Wil, 1:57.72 (2) Paul Fenlason, Sar, 1:58.85 (3) Kyle Schmidt, Wil, 2:02:74 (4) Ross Swar
Boys Basketball Norwood Young America 63, BOLD 58 Minnesota Valley Lutheran 76, Buffalo Lake-Hector 55 Litchfield 72, Mound-Westonka 51 MACCRAY 68, Minneota 50 Canby 52, Renville County West 49 Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 66, Central Minnesota Christian 49 Redwood Valley 77, New Ulm 63 Girls Basketball Sartell 47, Willmar 44 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 56, Benson 45 Minnesota Valley Lutheran 65, Buffalo Lake-Hector 24 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 76, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 54 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 88, Lincoln County 65 Renville County West 56, Canby 53 Minneota 60, MACC