Boys Basketball Redwood Valley 90, BOLD 44 New London-Spicer 54, Yellow Medicine East 52 Montevideo 66, Minnewaska 56 Lakeview 61, Central Minnesota Christian 47 Litchfield 45, Dassel-Cokato 41 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 70, MACCRAY 50 Brainerd 60, Willmar 57 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 82, Benson 77 Girls Basketball Redwood Valley 67, BOLD 48 Sauk Centre 43, Morris/Chokio-Alberta 42 Minnewaska 53, Montevideo 48 Lakeview 53, Central Minnesota Christian 48 MACCRAY 53, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 50 Hancock 69, Ortonville 50 Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 61, Buffalo Lake-Hecto
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TRACY -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg won five of the final seven matches to pull away from Tracy-Milroy-Balaton and post a 40-28 win in the Camden Conference Tuesday. Kurt Timmons notched a pin in 1:03 to open the dual at 103 pounds for KMS before TMB won the next two matches.
SPICER -- Jacki Imdieke of New London-Spicer won the all-around and two individual events outright to lead the Wildcats to a 136-134.275 non-conference win over Willmar in gymnastics action Tuesday. Imdieke won the all-around with a combined score of 35.725, almost one-half point ahead of Willmar's Annalise Bratt at 35.25. Imdieke took first in the vault with a 9.175 and the floor exercise with a 9.1.
KIMBALL -- Phil Cleary finished third for the second straight meet to help Willmar place third at the Buffalo Invitational Tuesday at Powder Ridge. The Cardinal girls, paced by Katie Pakola's 16th-place finish, shaved off nearly eight minutes off their cumulated time from the last meet. Girls Results TEAM SCORING (cumulated time) -- (1) Mora 31:47 (2) St. Cloud Cathedral 31:57 (3) Buffalo 32:45 (4) St. Cloud Apollo 33:28 (5) St.
ALEXANDRIA -- Willmar held Alexandria scoreless for all of the first period and nearly 11 minutes into the second frame when Alexandria broke loose for three goals in 40 seconds to start an 8-0 landslide in girls hockey Tuesday. Alexandria's top line of Abby Williams, Michelle Anez and Kate DelZoppo accounted for seven of their team's goals. Alexandria went to 11-0.
Willmar meets Alexandria in hockey tonight with the girls team on the road and the boys team at home. The No. 6-rated Alexandria girls (5-0, 10-0), the defending champions in both the Central Lakes Conference and Section 2A, have six wins by shutout while averaging just under eight goals per game. The Willmar boys host Alexandria (2-2, 2-3) at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center in a conference game. The Section 4A rivals are both coming off one-goal victories, Alexandria 2-1 over St. Cloud Apollo and Willmar 5-4 over Prairie Centre.
Willmar (4-1) is at Brainerd (3-0) tonight in boys basketball, a game matching two teams each off to a 3-0 start in the Central Lakes Conference. The teams split last season, each winning at home. Rocori and St. Cloud Apollo also are 3-0 heading into tonight's action.
The Minnesota Twins' annual Winter Caravan will cruise into the West Central Tribune area Jan. 24-25, 2007. The Caravan will include pitcher Boof Bonser, infielder Jason Bartlett, and former Twin and current television analyst Bert Blyleven. Montevideo and Benson will be two of the stops on Jan. 24, then Morris, Glenwood, Litchfield and Willmar on Jan. 25. Specific times will be announced in the coming days.
The Yellow Medicine East boys basketball team will attempt to improve on its 5-0 record in a non-conference game against New London-Spicer at 7:30 p.m. today in Granite Falls. The Sting are one of four undefeated teams in the area, joining Montevideo (3-0), Redwood Valley (4-0) and Benson (5-0).