MINNEAPOLIS -- The Willmar Cardinals advanced two relays to today's championship heat and Alissa Tinklenberg lowered two of her school records while swimming her way into the championship heat in both the 200 and 500 freestyle races. The three-day Class A state meet concludes this afternoon at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Tinklenberg, a freshman at her third state meet, is tied for second in the 200 freestyle after posting a 1:57.33 in Tuesday's preliminary heat.
Swimming and Diving CLASS A STATE MEET At U of M Aquatic Center, Minneapolis Swimming finals, noon College Wrestling MCCC Itasca at Ridgewater, 6:30 p.m. Thursday No events scheduled
Girls Hockey Willmar 7, St. Cloud Icebreakers 4
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two area divers fell short of advancing past the preliminaries at the Class A diving meet Monday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Beth Pollock, a sophomore from Willmar, missed advancing to the top 20 for the semifinal round by a fraction of a point and one place with a score of 116.15 for five dives. Junior Molly Hansvick of Litchfield finished 23rd in the original field of 32 divers with a score of 107.7. The Class A swimming preliminaries start at noon today.
The Ridgewater College wrestling team marks its home opener on Wednesday, hosting Itasca College at 6:30 p.m. in a MCCC dual meet. An incorrect day for the opener appeared in Monday's paper.
Late result Saturday VIRGINIA -- David Johnson's 31 points and 14 rebounds were not enough as Ridgewater College fell to Mesabi Range 84-70 on Saturday in men's community college basketball. Johnson, who scored 33 on Friday as the Warriors opened with a 88-76 win over Hibbing, dropped in 13 of 23 field-goal attempts from the paint. But overall, Ridgewater couldn't match their first-night intensity. "We played poorly and a lot of the guys looked tired," said Warriors' head coach Bob Knutson. Five players reached double figures for the Norsemen, who shot 51 percent from the field. Mesabi 8
Volleyball MVP Greta King Captains Chelsey Beilhartz, Megan Junkermeier, Greta King, Heather Thoma All-Central Lakes Greta King CLC Honorable Mention Megan Brown, Laurie Buer, Heather Thoma Senior Scholar-Athlete Megan Junkermeier All-State Academic Megan Junkermeier All-Conference team Alexandria -- Sam Dale, Maggie Snyder Brainerd -- none Fergus Falls -- Kacey Franklin, Sam Revering Little Falls -- Katherine Harms Rocori -- Sam Pfannenstein, Caitlin, Griffin, Angie Feldhege St. Cloud Apollo -- Danielle Lucia, Kelly Nier St.
Pheasant Volleyball CHOKIO-ALBERTA/HERMAN-NORCROSS -- senior Kara Engquist; junior Courtney Johnson; sophomore Megan Dierks CLINTON-GRACEVILLE-BEARDSLEY -- junior Mallory McNally HANCOCK -- seniors Tara Thielke, Alyssa Wagner; junior Erika Gramm; freshman Bree Holleman ORTONVILLE -- senior Chelsie Parady WHEATON -- senior Alex Peterson; juniors Julie Blume, Whitney Boom, Nicole Thiel Conference MVP Whitney Boom, Wheaton Coach of the Year Darla Thiel, Wheaton
No events scheduled
Swimming and Diving CLASS A STATE MEET At U of M Aquatic Center, Minneapolis Swimming preliminaries, noon Girls Hockey CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at St. Cloud Icebreakers, 7 p.m. St. Cloud Tech vs. River Lakes at Richmond, 7 p.m. Fergus Falls at Alexandria Sartell/Sauk Rapids at Little Falls (Non-Conference) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at Brainerd NON-CONFERENCE Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato at Princeton, 7:30 p.m.