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Brad Skoglund, who guided the Paynesville Bulldogs to the Class AA state baseball title this past spring, was named both the Coaches Association and Minnesota State High School League Class AA Coach of the Year. Paynesville went 21-6 this season.
PAYNESVILLE -- It was a dream shot -- the kind every kid practices just for fun. A flick of the wrist from a hard angle that skims over the goalie's shoulder and bangs off the crossbar into the goal. And that's just what Willmar's Scot Gregg did at the Koronis Civic Center Tuesday night in the opening game of the River Lakes Holiday Tournament. The senior center's goal wasn't the game-winner, but it helped the Cardinals put away Prairie Centre, 5-2. "I came across the blue line and got in behind the defense," said Gregg. "I saw the upper-right corner was open and I took a shot.
LITTLE FALLS -- Unbeaten Morris/Benson Area recorded four goals in the first period en route to an 8-0 win over Becker/Big Lake in the first round of the Little Falls Invitational Tuesday. Mitch Kleespies started the scoring 19 seconds into the game on assists from Mack Grunig and Jake Erickson. Kleespies also netted the first goal of the second period.
REDWOOD FALLS -- Eric Ellingworth scored on a 19-foot shot with 10 seconds left, lifting Redwood Valley to a 58-57 victory over St. James in the semifinals of the Redwood Valley Invitational on Tuesday. Redwood Valley (4-2) will face Lakeview at 7:45 p.m. in the final today. Trailing by as many as 11 points in the second half, the Cardinals rallied back. Dan Bonebright had 17 points, Ellingworth 15 and Craig Kodet 10 for Redwood. Redwood Valley 58, St. James 57 St. James 28 29 -- 57 Redwood Valley (4-2) 24 34 -- 58 ST. JAMES - 24 FG (4 3-pt); 5-14 FT; 17 fouls ...
OWATONNA -- Willmar trailed by only one after the first period, but North Wright County erupted for four goals in the second period before going on to blank the Cardinals 7-0 in the opening round of the Owatonna Invite Tuesday. North Wright County, made up from the Annandale, Monticello and St.
Boys Basketball WILLMAR BREMER BANK Third place: Becker vs. Duluth Central, 6 p.m. Championship: Willmar vs. New London-Spicer, 25 minutes after first game ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL INVITE Melrose vs. Milaca, 2:30 p.m. Litchfield vs. Sauk Centre, 4 p.m. Pierz vs. Concordia Acad., 5:30 p.m. Sauk Rapids vs. SC Cathedral, 7 p.m. REDWOOD VALLEY INVITE Third place: Sibley East vs. St. James, 6:30 p.m. Championship: Lakeview vs. Redwood Valley, 8 p.m. Girls Basketball REDWOOD VALLEY INVITE Third place: Sibley East vs.
Boys Basketball Bremer Bank Classic New London-Spicer 70, Becker 65 Willmar 71, Duluth Central 55 Redwood Valley Invite Lakeview 56, Sibley East 53 Redwood Valley 58, St. James 57 Boys Hockey River Lakes Invite Willmar 5, Prairie Centre 2 River Lakes 7, Redwood Valley 0 Little Falls Invite Morris/Benson 8, Becker/Big Lake 0 Granite City Classic Sartell 8, Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 4 Girls Hockey Owatonna Invite North Wright County 7, Willmar 0
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Boys Basketball WILLMAR BREMER BANK CLASSIC GAMES TODAY New London-Spicer vs. Becker, 6 p.m. Willmar vs. Duluth Central, 25 minutes after first game REDWOOD VALLEY INVITE GAMES TODAY Lakeview vs. Sibley East, 6:30 p.m. Redwood Valley vs. St. James, 8 p.m. Girls Basketball REDWOOD VALLEY INVITE GAMES TODAY Redwood Valley vs. Lakeview, 3 p.m. St. James vs. Sibley East, 4:30 p.m. Boys Hockey RIVER LAKES INVITE GAMES TODAY AT PAYNESVILLE Willmar vs. Prairie Centre, 6 p.m. Redwood Valley vs.
The wrestling publication The Guillotine ranks four Tribune Area wrestlers first in their weight class, according to Guillotine.com as of Dec. 22. Ben Meyer, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City sophomore, leads the Class A 103-pound weight class. Also in Class A, senior Joel Kerzman (145 pounds) and senior Sean Glenz (152 pounds), both of Paynesville, top their respective weight class. In Class AA, senior Stephen Westby of New London-Spicer is No.