BENSON -- Wheaton/Herman-Norcross took first place at the Benson Invitational on Saturday, while three area teams finished. third, fourth and fifth. Wheaton/HN had 213.5 points to 190 for runnerup Mahnomen-Waubun. Minnewaska was third with 189.5, followed by Benson with 134 and Lac qui Parle Valley with 114. Minnewaska individual champions were Jon Tatro at 130 pounds and Sam Goracke at 152.
Results Saturday Non-Conference Sartell 5, Morris/Benson Area 1 Sabres goaltender Matt Goodmanson gave up a goal to Morris/Benson Area's Josh Griffith to open the scoring but didn't allow another while making 32 saves. Fred Bidinger had a goal and three assists for Sartell as MBA suffered only its third loss in 12 games. MBA (9-3).............................1 0 0 -- 1 Sartell (3-8)..........................1 3 1 -- 5 FIRST PERIOD - MBA: Josh Griffith (Jay Andrews, Tony Schultz) 5:52 ...
Results Saturday Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 5, Little Falls 1 Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato outshot Little Falls 61-15 at the Litchfield Civic Center. LDC goalie Erin WEgner kicked out 14 shots for the win. First names were not available on all players. Little Falls (2-12) 0 1 0 -- 1 Litchfield/DC (2-11-2) 2 1 2 -- 5 FIRST PERIOD - LDC: Anderson (Dayna Sherman) 7:10 ... LDC: Sherman (Anderson, Kayla Salo) 16:33 SECOND PERIOD - LF: Jenny Orth (Kayla Bollig) 5:35, pp ... LDC: Anderson (Sherman) 7:31 THIRD PERIOD - LDC: Salo (Sherman) 13:24 ..
BIWABIK -- Willmar Cardinal senior Phil Cleary skated to 45th place among 187 skiers in the boys 5k freestyle race at the Mesabi East Invitational cross-country ski meet Saturday. The annual event at Giant's Ridge Resort brought together 1,150 Nordic skiers from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan to compete in varsity and JV races. Girls Results TEAM SCORING -- (1) Duluth East 26 (2) Roseville Area 31 (3) Stillwater 32 .... Willmar 621 5K CLASSIC -- (1) Lindsey Marshall, Roseville ....
Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Litchfield at Redwood Valley, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Buffalo Lake-Hector vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 7:30 p.m. Ortonville at Lac qui Parle Valley, 7:30 p.m. Milbank, S.D. at Morris/Chokio-Alberta, 7:30 p.m. Minnewaska at Holdingford, 7:30 p.m. CAMDEN NORTH MACCRAY at Canby, 7:30 p.m. PHESANT Campbell-Tintah at Hancock, 7:30 p.m. Boys Hockey NON-CONFERENCE Redwood Valley at Becker, 7 p.m.
Boys Basketball Willmar 66, Moorhead 55 Southwest Christian 82, Central Minn.
MORRIS -- Tramel Barnes popped in 21 points and Montevideo stayed unbeaten in the West Central South Conference with a 64-46 victory over Morris Friday night. Montevideo (3-0, 6-1) dominated the boards by a 34-21 margin and also cashed 17-of-24 free throws to just 5-of-6 for the Tigers (1-2, 3-4). The Tigers held an early 12-11 lead, but then went into a shooting funk. Morris scored just five points in an eight-minute stretch, while Montevideo finished the half with a 29-17 lead. Tyler Grey added 14 points for the Thunder Hawks. Nolan Jaspersen had 12 points and Todd Bergeson 10.
Benson will host an eight-team wrestling tournament today beginning at 9 a.m. Lac qui Parle Valley and Minnewaska are also among area schools participating.
Sam Sussenguth, a 6-8 redshirt freshman from Willmar playing Division I basketball for North Dakota State, scored a season-high 10 points on Wednesday, but the Bison fell to Eastern Michigan 74-66 at Ypsilanti, Mich. Sussenguth, who had totaled five points in his previous four appearances off the bench, scored all his points in the last seven minutes of the first half by hitting 5-of-6 shots. Brett Winkelman, a sophomore forward, from Morris led NDSU (8-6) with 16 points.
The long-suffering Willmar Cardinals Nordic ski team finally will get into genuine snow -- following a 260-mile trip to reach Giants Ridge Ski Resort. The Giants Ridge web site reports excellent conditions following a 10-inch snowfall on New Year's Eve. The Cardinals compete today in the huge Mesabi Invite on part of the resort's rolling 40 miles of cross-country trails.