Prep Volleyball SECTION 3AA-NORTH First Round 2. (8) Tracy-Milroy-Balaton vs. (1) Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at Olivia, 6 p.m. 3. (5) Yellow Medicine East vs. (4) Redwood Valley at Olivia, 7:30 p.m. 4. (7) Minnesota Valley Lutheran vs. (2) Springfield at Redwood Falls, 6 p.m. 5. (6) BOLD vs. (3) Renville County West at Redwood Falls, 7:30 p.m. SECTION 6AA-17 First Round 2. (8) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at (1) Sauk Centre, 7 p.m. 3. (5) Eden Valley-Watkins at (4) Osakis, 7 p.m. 4. (7) Holdingford at (2) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, 7 p.m. 5.
Prep Volleyball Section 2AAA First Round Waconia def. Willmar 25-17, 25-13, 25-18 Litchfield def. Worthington 23-25, 25-22, 25-18, 28-26 Section 6AA Sub-section 17 Play-in Long Prairie-Grey Eagle def. Paynesville 25-22, 22-25, 25-11, 25-13 Sub-section 19 Quarterfinals Benson def. Minnewaska 25-17, 20-25, 29-27, 25-15 Lac qui Parle Valley def. Morris 25-19, 23-25, 25-16, 25-22 Montevideo def. Ortonville 25-11, 25-17, 25-8 MACCRAY def. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 25-10, 25-10, 25-20 Section 2A North Quarterfinals Central Minnesota Christian def.
New London-Spicer was preparing for a road game Saturday for the Section 6AAA semifinals when it was informed that it will instead be hosting Staples-Motley at 7 p.m. Staples-Motley, the No. 2 seed which beat NLS 16-8 on Oct. 13, discovered it had an ineligible player during the Cardinals' season-finale 64-28 win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle. The Cardinals were forced to forfeit that West Central North Conference game and also moved them from the No. 2 seed in Section 6AAA to No. 3 and NLS moved up to the No.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Benson and Minnewaska girls tennis teams fell to their ranked opponents in the first round of the state Class A tournament Wednesday at Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center. The Braves, in their first state tournament in school history, lost to No. 1 Lourdes 7-0. The Lakers, in their third straight state tournament, fell to No. 3 St. James, 6-1. Benson and Minnewaska will meet in the consolation semifinals at 8 a.m. today at Life Time Fitness in Burnsville.
Late results Tuesday Section 3AAA Jackson County Central 54, Montevideo 22 Jackson County Central, the No. 1 seed, rolled out to a 47-0 lead at halftime and never looked back. Nathan Brandt completed only 4-of-7 passes for JCC, but two of them went for touchdowns of 36 and 48 yards to Jake Grages. Mike Amborn caught a three-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Grey to put Montevideo on the scoreboard in the third quarter. Amborn also caught a three-yard scoring pass from Grey in the fourth quarter.
Prep Volleyball Section 2AAA First Round 3. Fairmont at (1) Marshall, 7 p.m. 4. (9) Monticello at (8) New Ulm, 7 p.m. 5. (12) Mankato West at (5) Buffalo, 7 p.m. 6. (13) Willmar at (4) Waconia, 7 p.m. 7. (14) Worthington at (3) Litchfield, 7 p.m. 8. (11) Glencoe-Silver Lake at (6) Delano, 7 p.m. 9. (10) Dassel-Cokato at (7) Mankato East, 7 p.m. 10. Annandale at (2) Hutchinson, 7 p.m. Section 6AA-19 First Round 1. (8) Ortonville at (1) Montevideo, 7 p.m. 2. (5) Lac qui Parle Valley at (4) Morris, 7 p.m. 3. (7) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at (2) MACCRAY, 7 p.m. 4.
Girls Tennis State Tournament St. James 6, Minnewaska 1 Rochester Lourdes 7, Benson 0
NEW LONDON -- Mike Bonynge put New London-Spicer's offense on his back and the defense shut down Melrose for the last three quarters, leading to a 26-6 win for the Wildcats in the quarterfinal round of the Section 6AAA football playoffs Tuesday. NLS (7-2), the No. 3 seed, will play at No. 2 Staples-Motley at 7 p.m.
Minnewaska kicks off the Class A State Tennis Tournament today at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis. The Section 6A champion will face Section 2A champion St. James at 8 a.m. Following the match, Benson, representing Section 3A, will take on state power Rochester Lourdes at 10 a.m.
Sam Broderius, a senior setter for Buffalo Lake-Hector, notched the 2,000th set assist of her career last weekend in the Moorhead Invitational. Broderius, an All-Area selection as a junior, has 513 assists to date this season. She is only the 14th player all-time in the area to record over 2,000 sets assists in a career.