PAYNESVILLE -- Sometimes in the post-season a red-hot team can hits a snag and with one quick hook, find themselves watching the rest of the tournament. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa wasn't about to let that happen.
MORRIS -- Like a well-oiled machine, Montevideo was hitting on all cylinders Thursday night en route to a 25-20, 25-12, 19-25, 25-15 over MACCRAY in the Section 6AA-19 championship. Montevideo (25-2), which has now won 23 matches in a row, will take on defending 6AA champion Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 7 p.m. Saturday at the University of Minnesota-Morris in final. "We played very well the first two games," said Montevideo coach Joanna Naumann.
Ridgewater College will be the site of the Region 13 volleyball tournament beginning today. The Lady Warriors (29-4) meet Western Wisconsin Tech at 6 p.m. in the first semifinal Friday with Fergus Falls and Madison Area Technical College following at 8 p.m. The third-place match is at 11 a.m. and the championship is at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The winner advances to the NJCAA Division III National Tournament Nov. 17-18 at Rochester.
The Tribune area has only four volleyball teams remaining this season and all are in sub-section championships tonight. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Central Minnesota Christian are both attempting to return to the state tournament. BBE (27-3) faces Sauk Centre (22-4) at 7 p.m. in Paynesville in the Section 6AA-17 final. Montevideo and MACCRAY battle in the Section 6AA-19 championship at 7 p.m. in Morris. The winners will square off for the 6AA title match Saturday at UM-Morris with the winner advancing to the Class AA state tournament Nov. 9-11 at the Xcel Energy Center in St.
The Willmar Winged Foot Running Club, along with four other sponsors, will be taking a fan bus to the State Cross Country Meet Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield. The Willmar boys are the defending Class AA state champions. The bus will leave the high school at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $6 per person.
The Willmar Mustangs, a new semi-pro football team that will begin play next summer, will be holding tryouts at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Willmar Junior High field. For more informationor for those interested in playing but can't attend the tryout, call David Blom ar 320-894-4021 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Willmar Jaycees are sponsoring a Supershots Basketball Competition for boys and girls in grades 4-9 at 10 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the Willmar Senior High gym. Players shoot from seven positions on the court. First, second and third place winners advance to the state competition April 7 at the Target Center. For more information, Call Mark Herman at 320-214-7566.
Prep Football SECTION 5AA FINAL At St. Cloud State University Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City vs. Eden Valley-Watkins, 7 p.m. SECTION 5A FINAL At Fargodome, Fargo, N.D. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs. Wabasso, 3 p.m. Prep Volleyball SECTION 6AA-17 FINAL At Paynesville Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa vs. Sauk Centre, 7 p.m. SECTION 6AA-19 FINAL At Morris High School Montevideo vs. MACCRAY, 7 p.m. SECTION 2A-NORTH FINAL At Martin Luther College, New Ulm Central Minnesota Christian vs. Cedar Mountain/Comfrey, 6 p.m.
MORRIS -- Montevideo won its 21st straight match Tuesday and will face MACCRAY in the Section 6AA-19 title match Thursday at Morris. Montevideo upended Lac qui Parle Valley 25-18, 25-17, 20-25, 25-17 in one semifinal match. MACCRAY topped Benson 25-17, 25-11, 25-15 in the other semifinal. The winner of Section 6AA-19 will face the champion of Section 6AA-17 Saturday at UM-Morris. Montevideo 3, LQPV 1 Brook Moseng led Montevideo to the Section 6AA-19 title game with three ace serves and 13 kills.
FAIRFAX -- Kresson Vreeman, a 5-8 senior outside hitter/setter, had a spectacular all-around match in helping Central Minnesota Christian sweep Lester Prairie in the Section 2A-North semifinals Tuesday. The Bluejays (18-9) will now face Cedar Mountain/-Comfrey in the sub-section final at 6 p.m.