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PRINSBURG -- Central Minnesota Christian School, rated No. 4 in Class A, rolled to a 25-15, 25-19, 25-8 sweep of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in a Camden North Conference match Monday night. Hillary Slagter had 10 kills for the Bluejays (17-2). Beth Bulthuis added seven kills and Missy Mulder and Jenny Blom five each.
FARGO, N.D. -- Minnewaska Area earned a trip to the Class A state tennis tournament by upsetting Melrose 4-3 for the Section 6A championship Monday. Melrose, which had blanked the Lakers 7-0 two weeks earlier, came in as the favorite. But this time the Lakers were able to take a pair of points at both singles and doubles at the Fargo Racquet Club. Kasie Rust won a three-setter at 2-singles and Alexa Lagred won 6-3, 6-0 at 4-singles.
Willmar senior Mary Sussenguth has been named the Central Lakes Performer of the Week in volleyball. In two wins, the 6-2 middle hitter made 45 attacks with three errors and 24 kills, plus eight ace blocks.
HECTOR -- In a rematch of a thrilling three-set bout in the Willmar Invitational nine days earlier, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa again prevailed in the non-conference match, this time topping Buffalo Lake-Hector 25-21, 18-25, 25-22, 25-23. April Hansen had 17 kills and four ace serves for BBE (23-2), ranked No. 8 in Class AA. Ashley Lensing added 14 kills, Tiffany Gruber 11 and Katie Gruber nine. Holly Thompson chalked up 41 set assists. BBE beat Buffalo Lake-Hector in a pool-play best-of-three match Oct. 8 in Willmar that saw each team take turns at leads throughout.
Prep Football SOUTHERN MINNESOTA Sleepy Eye at Buffalo Lake-Hector, 7 p.m. Prep Volleyball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Little Falls, 7:30 p.m. Fergus Falls at Sauk Rapids Sartell at Alexandria Brainerd at St. Cloud Apollo Rocori at St. Cloud Tech WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City vs. BOLD at Olivia, 7:30 p.m. Benson at Montevideo, 7:30 p.m. Lac qui Parle Valley vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m. New London-Spicer at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 7:30 p.m. St.
The Willmar Traveling Basketball mandatory parent meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Willmar Senior High School gymnasium. Registration packets are available at Roosevelt, Community Christian and Junior High Schools, as well as Play it Again Sports.
WORTHINGTON -- Ridgewater averaged only 1.2 yards-per-rush, turned the ball over six times and fell to Minnesota West 41-13 in a Minnesota Community College Conference game Saturday that eliminated the Warriors from post-season play. Two Ridgewater passes were intercepted and returned for touchdowns by Minnesota West, which overcame 17 penalties for 145 yards.
Former Central Minnesota Christian standout Lindsey (Slagter) Sir is making a bid to repeat as the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year. Sir, a 6-foot senior outside hitter, has over 400 kills this season for Northwestern College (15-10) in St. Paul. She also leads the team with 451 digs. Freshman Allie Swart of Prinsburg, a setter/defensive specialist, has 208 digs and 20 ace serves.
Prep Volleyball NON-CONFERENCE Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Buffalo Lake-Hector, 7:30 p.m. CAMDEN NORTH Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs. Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg, 7:30 p.m. Lakeview vs. Renville County West at Renville, 7:30 p.m. PHEASANT Campbell-Tintah at Hancock, 7:30 p.m.