ST. CLOUD -- Eight wrestlers won both of their matches for Willmar Thursday as the Cardinals took two matches at the St. Cloud Apollo Triangular. Willmar opened with a 44-24 win over St. Cloud Apollo, a dual that counted in the Central Lakes Conference standings, before routing Zimmerman 48-18. Alex Johannes at 103 pounds, Erik Borgos at 119, Nick Braun at 125/130, Brandt Haglund at 135, Drew Larson at 145, Cody Stegeman at 152, Brandon Rieckman at 160/171 and Trent Molacek at 171/189 all went 2-0. Borgos was the only Cardinals (3-1, 8-4) to notch two falls. The Cardinals and St.
MADISON -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City stayed undefeated in the West Central South Conference by clipping Lac qui Parle Valley 56-8 Thursday. The Falcons improved to 4-0 in the conference and 9-1 overall.
Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Willmar at Edina, 7:15 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Benson at Montevideo, 7:30 p.m. BOLD at Morris, 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. St. Cloud Cathedral at New London-Spicer, 7:30 p.m. CAMDEN NORTH Renville County West at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, 7:30 p.m. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Minneota, 7:30 p.m. MACCRAY vs.
Boys Basketball Willmar 51, St. Cloud Apollo 45 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 61, Buffalo Lake-Hector 52 Holdingford 63, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 44 Girls Basketball St.
WILLMAR -- Riverland never let Ridgewater have control of the lead as the Blue Devils handed the Warriors their seventh straight loss by posting an 87-84 win the MCCC Southern Division Wednesday. The Blue Devils (1-2, 5-10) bolted to a 9-0 lead. The Warriors (0-3, 3-10) made a run to close within 16-14, only to have the visitors pull away again, 34-21. David Johnson finished with 29 points for the Warriors. Ridgewater's Allen Huselid had a hot first half, draining four 3-pointers, the final one making it 46-41, but again the Blue Devils answered.
WILLMAR -- The Lady Warriors punched in late for work, but once they put their work gloves on, they produced in Ridgewater's 60-49 win over visiting Riverland at the college gym on Wednesday. Down 14-2 nine minutes into the first half, the Lady Warriors dialed up the intensity.
New London-Spicer (10-2) will take a 10-game winning streak into Albany (9-1) tonight to face the Class AA No. 3-ranked Huskies in a key West Central North Conference girls basketball game. Albany, which averages 80 points a game, leads the conference at 5-0 with the unranked Wildcats right behind at 4-0.
The Willmar Cardinals will travel to St. Cloud today to compete in a triangular hosted by St. Cloud Apollo. Also competing will be Zimmerman. The meet begins at 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES St. Cloud Apollo at Willmar, 7:30 p.m. Alexandria at Little Falls Brainerd at Rocori Fergus Falls at St. Cloud Tech Sauk Rapids at Sartell CENTRAL MINNESOTA Holdingford vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Buffalo Lake-Hector, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH BOLD vs.
Riverland College of Austin plays Ridgewater College in a basketball doubleheader today at the college gymnasium in Willmar. At 6 p.m., the Lady Warriors (1-1, 7-6) look to win their second straight in the MCCC South Division after a comeback win against Minnesota West on Saturday. The Warriors (0-2, 3-8) will try to continue the improvement shown in a five-point loss to Minnesota West when they play the Blue Devils at 8 p.m.