Boys Basketball Montevideo 55, GFW 50 Morris 58, LPGE 44 Redwood Valley 58, Worthington 55 Wrestling Annandale Invite Quarterfinals: ACGC 67, Waconia 0 Semifinals: ACGC 43, Windom/MLBO 15 Championship: ACGC 51, Annandale/Maple Lake 12 Parkers Prairie Invite (1) Pelican Rapids 205 (2) Benson 181 (3) Crosby-Ironton 159 (4) Otter Tail Central 155.5 (5) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 136 (6) Foley 'B' 130.5 (7) Parkers Prairie 109.5 (8) Ortonville 59 Moorhead Invite Quarterfinals: Litchfield 61, Mandan (N.D.) 14 Semifinals: Coon Rapids 28, Litchfield 25 Third place: Litchfield
Willmar Community Education & Recreation will be holding two adult basketball tournaments this winter. The Winter Classic will be held Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Senior High Gym. Entry fee is $110 and is due by Friday, Jan. 19 at 4:30 p.m. The 3-on-3 tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Senior High Gym. Entry fee is $55 and is due by Friday, Feb. 9 at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call WCER at 320-231-8490.
The Willmar Cardinals swimming and diving team is participating in the True Team Section 3A meet today in Hutchinson. Diving starts at 10 a.m. and swimming at 1 p.m. The meet champion will advance to the True Team State Meet.
The Ridgewater College men's basketball game scheduled for today at Willmar against Grace College has been cancelled because the St. Paul-based school has dropped its program.
The Willmar Cardinals will host a wrestling quadrangular at the senior high school starting at 10:30 a.m. today. Guests are New London-Spicer, St. Francis and Glencoe-Silver Lake. Willmar and St. Francis are each getting votes in the Class AAA poll and New London-Spicer in AA.
PAYNESVILLE -- Cory Nietfeld became Paynesville's all-time leading scorer and helped lead the Bulldogs to a 78-62 win over Minnewaska in West Central North Conference boys basketball action Friday. Nietfeld, a 6-foot-3 senior, eclipsed the 1,286-point mark almost three minutes into the second half on a six-foot hook shot. Nietfeld broke the record set by Don Liestman, who played for Paynesville from 1955-58. The Bulldogs' guard/forward scored 20 points Friday and now has 1,297.
EDINA -- The Willmar Cardinals continued their hot streak against Class AAAA competition whipping Edina 68-62 on Friday at the Edina Community Center. Willmar (11-2) won its seventh in a row overall. The win avenged a 65-57 loss at Willmar a year ago to the Hornets. Scoring was balanced with Kyle Townswick and Ryan Hagemeyer out front with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Sophomore Jordan Smith had his biggest game with 10 points followed by Casey Sussenguth with nine, Michael Dunham eight and Cory Hanson seven.
By the time we arrived back at the lodge from an afternoon of goose and duck hunting, it was beginning to rain. During our dinner of Cajun pork chops, potatoes and green beans, the wind was blowing and lightening was flashing every few seconds. The worse the weather got, the more excited the guides became. "By morning, the weather will be awful and the hunting will be great," was the most often heard refrain. At 4:30 a.m., the heavy rain was coming down sideways. I was glad it is not hurricane season or I would have sworn we were in one. Even the dogs were excited.
Events/competitions WPSA Extreme Ice Races -- The Northern Lights Trail Snowmobile Club is sponsoring WPSA Extreme Ice Races Saturday and Sunday at Lake Hassel, which is 5½ miles north of Benson on Minnesota Highway 29. Kids Z-120 races are on Saturday and radar runs will be on Sunday. Admission is $10 for a day of $15 for the weekend. Kids ages 5 and under get in free. For more information, call Sandy Larson at 320-567-2173. Global Warming discussion -- The Montevideo Community Center will be holding a discussion about global warming Thurdsay, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo held the advantage in free throws and rebounding, which led to the Thunder Hawks' 71-59 win over Benson in West Central South boys basketball action Friday. Montevideo (5-0, 8-1) bolted to a 42-26 halftime lead. Benson got as close as seven points in the second half, but the Thunder Hawks' 44-34 advantage in rebounding and 10-point swing in free throws made (20-10) added up to the difference in the game. Nolan Jaspersen scored 19 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead Montevideo.