Weekly/monthly, etc. Blomkest Sportsmen's Club -- Monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Blomkest Community Center. Plans will be made for a fish fry at this meeting and annual dues are due. Willmar Rifle and Pistol Club -- Indoor range open to public Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. through April. Located in the basement of the Willmar City Auditorium. $1.50 per half-hour. Targets on sale. Rimfire rifles, rimfire or centerfire handguns only. No high-power/magnum loads.
The end of the first bow season is drawing to a close. With annoyances such as work, I have not spent nearly as much time hunting as is necessary. This is obvious by the fact I have yet to get the deer I started hunting over a month ago. By Sunday, I was about to give up on the possibility that I might take him this year. I would be too busy during the week to hunt and Saturday is the start of gun season. There were a few chores that needed to be done around the house that have been neglected for quite some time.
NEW LONDON -- Hunters enjoyed success during the fifth annual firearms deer hunt hosted for people with disabilities by the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Six hunters participated in the hunt, and five were able to harvest a deer. Six deer were taken in total, three does and three bucks (one hunter was able to fill a party tag and harvest two deer.) This year's hunt was held during the second weekend of the firearms season in the area, Nov. 11-14. The hunt helps Prairie Woods manage its deer population while also providing a hunting opportunity for people with disabilities.
KERKHOVEN -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg and Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City won their season-opening boys basketball games Friday and will face each other in the championship game of the KMS Invite today. The Fighting Saints beat Chokio-Alberta 48-44 and the Falcons pounded Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 74-51. The third-place game will start at 4 p.m.
BELGRADE -- New London-Spicer's Chad Henle (103 pounds), Shawn Hatlestad (119), Luke Reiter (125), Adam Luberts (145), John Nething (160) and Zach Borka (heavyweight) all won individual titles as the Wildcats won the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa title Friday night. NLS had 221.5 points to 133.5 for runner-up Eden valley-Watkins. Hatlestad was named the meet;s Most Valuable Wrestler, going 3-0 with a pin. Team scoring (1) New London-Spicer 221.5 (2) Eden Valley-Watkins 133.5 (3) Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 117 (4) Dawson-Boyd 108 (5) Browerville/Eagle Valley 101 (6) Holdingford 56.5 (7) Belgrade-Bro
HECTOR -- BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector made the first step of returning to the state tournament Friday by upending Morris/Hancock 66-6 in the West Central South Conference and season openers for both squads. The Warriors, who placed fifth at last year's Class AA State Tournament, got pins from Jacob Revier (103 pounds), Kyle Schulte (112), Patrick LeVasseur (130), Chris Harmon (140), Coy Hatch (145), Tyler Kramer (152), Sammy Steffel (160), Kyle Pietig (171), Brian Hagen (215) and Trevor Haney (275). Max Koehntop earned the Tigers' lone points with a pin at 189. BOLD/BL-Hector 66, Morris/Hancoc
Non-Conference St. James 120.75, Paynesville 105.95 Kacy Nehowig won the bars (8.4) and beam (8.2) and placed second on the vault (8.6) and floor (8.3) to win all-around for Paynesville. ALL-AROUND - (1) Kacy Nehowig, Pay, 33.5 (2) Marissa Romsdahl, SJ, 32.9 (3) Heidi Westman, SJ, 30.85 VAULT - (1) Romsdahl 8.8 (2) Nehowig 8.6 (3) Sara Winter, SJ, 8.5 BARS - (1) Nehowig 8.4 (2) Romsdahl 7.7 (3) Michelle Carvatt, SJ, 7.5 BEAM - (1) Nehowig 8.2 (2) Romsdahl 8.05 (3) Westman 7.85 FLOOR - (1) Romsdahl 8.35 (2) Nehowig 8.3 (3) Westman 8.15
Result Thursday Monticello 5, River Lakes 3 Monticello's Shay Klitze scored two goals in the second period to give his team a 4-2 lead. The Stars closed the gap to 4-3 on a Josh Engquist goal, but Monticello answered in the third on a score from Matt Krueger. River Lakes goalie Spencer Theis faced 48 shots on goal. Monticello................................2 2 1 -- 5 River Lakes..............................2 1 0 -- 3 FIRST PERIOD - Mon: Mitch Torrel (unassisted) sh, 7:57 ... RL: Brett Savelkoul (Blake Williamson, Josh Engquist) pp, 12:27 ...
WILLMAR -- Andrew Ford's layup in the final moments gave Ridgewater College a 94-93 win in overtime against Hibbing Community College on Friday. The Warriors needed another dramatic basket to get to overtime. Trailing 85-83 after the Cardinals scored with six seconds left in regulation, Tim Dreier went the length of the floor, but missed a layup. David Johnson, trailing the play, was there to tip the ball in just before the buzzer. Johnson finished with 31 points.
Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Invite (Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Chokio-Alberta), third place, 4 p.m.; championship, 6 p.m. Dawson-Boyd at Ortonville, 4:30 p.m. Alexandria at Minnewaska, 7:30 p.m. Rocori at New London-Spicer, 2:30 p.m. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at Redwood Valley, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Benson Invite (Hastings, Lac qui Parle Valley, MACCRAY), third place, 6 p.m.; championship, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo Lake-Hector at Renville County West, 7:30 p.m. Litchfield at Hermantown, 2:30 p.m. Hutchinson