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STAPLES -- Jordan Holte pumped in 38 points to lead Minnewaska Area to a 73-64 victory over winless Staples-Motley in non-conference boys basketball action Saturday. Holte also led the Lakers with four 3-pointers, eight re-bounds and six assists. The Lakers (7-8) trailed 42-41 at halftime, then outscored the Cardinals (0-15) 31-23 in the second half. Ryan Kollman added 17 points and Jordan Johnsrud had six blocks and five steals for the Lakers.
STAPLES -- Kendall Spar tossed in 17 points and Chelsie Einerwold added 14 as Staples-Motley held off Minnewaska Area 44-41 in a non-conference game Saturday. Lindsay Solmonson and Sara Gregorson had 14 points apiece to lead Minnewaska (11-5). Gregerson, Ashley Chan and Shiona Beecher had seven rebounds each. Staples-Motley 44, Minnewaska 41 Minnewaska (11-5) 17 24 -- 41 Staples-Motley 28 16 -- 44 MINNEWASKA AREA - 15-57 FG (6-22 3 pt); 5-8 FT; 25 rebounds; 12 fouls ... Scoring: Lindsay Solmonson 14, Kaitlin Ilson 6, Ashley Chan 2, Shiona Beecher 5, Sarah Gregerson 14 ...
BENSON -- Morris/Benson Area scored three consecutive power-play goals to put away Windom 6-1 in non-conference boys hockey action Saturday. It was the ninth win in a row for Morris/Benson Area (16-1), which has outscored its opponents 116-27. Mark Conboy, Josh Griffith and Carl Lindblad scored with the man advantage for the Storm. Lindblad also netted a goal in the first period.
COLLEGEVILLE -- Ethan Vogt of Ridgewater placed third at 197 pounds, while Cody Pahan was third at 174 pounds Saturday at the North Country Open on the campus of St. John's University. Michael Barrie was fourth at 133 pounds and teammate Brian Wood was fifth at the same weight. "I thought we wrestled well," said Ridgewater coach Jesse Nelson. "Everyone that competed for us got at least one win. This is the time of the year to turn the corner and I think we're doing that." Pahan, a freshman from Glenwood, went 6-1 on the day. Vogt, a sophomore from Sauk Centre, was 5-1.
BENSON -- Emily Raj-ewsky, Brittany Shar-strom and Dani Staples scored two goals apiece as Morris/Benson routed Windom 8-0 in a girls' hockey game Saturday. Hannah Horecka needed to make only 10 saves to record the shutout. She did not face a shot in the second period. Morris/Benson 8, Windom 0 Windom................................0 0 0 -- 0 Morris/Benson Area (12-8).1 4 3 -- 8 FIRST PERIOD - MBA: Brittany Sharstrom (unassisted), 16:08 SECOND PERIOD - MBA: Emily Rajewsky (Sarah Kolden), 16:44 ... MBA: Dani Staples (Rajewsky), 15:54 ... MBA: Rajewsky (Sharstrom, Kolden), 2:15 ...
Results Saturday Red Rock Invite The Blackjacks, who finished fourth in the team race with 151 points, had three champions, including Justin Sather at 103 pounds, Cameron Jurgenson (130) and Luke Bothun (135). Mitch Grussing was the highest finisher for MACCRAY, taking second place at 189 pounds. Team scoring (1) Windom/MLBO 192½ (2) Minneota 160½ (3) Fulda/MCC 155 (4) Dawson-Boyd 151 (5) Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 134½ (6) United South Central 126 (7) MACCRAY 24 (8) Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 22 (9) Luverne/Hills-Beaver Creek 5½ How area wrestlers fared Key: (Weight, name, won-l
Atwater-Cosmso-Grove City had five individual champions Friday in Benson en route to winning the West Central South Conference tournament title, while Minnewaska Area claimed the title in the North Friday at Albany. ACGC chalked up 249 points. BOLD/Buffalo LakeHector was second with 224 points and Yellow Medicine East third with 213.5. BBLH won the overall South Division title based on a points system, while Minnewaska won the overall North title.
(All events 7:30 p.m. unless noted) Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Hillcrest Lutheran at Hancock Girls Basketball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH BOLD vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls NON-CONFERENCE Paynesville vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Brooten MACCRAY at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton
Boys Basketball Minnewaska 73, Staples-Motley 64 Alexandria 74, Litchfield 46 Waseca 70, Red.
New London native Aaron Barber shot a 2-over 72 and posted a two-day total of 143, failing to make the cut by one stroke at the BellSouth Panama Championship in Panama City, Panama, Friday. His start to the 2006 Nationwide Tour was similar to his 2005 start. Barber started last season missing the cut in Panama with round scores of 74 and 71. The next stop on the Nationwide Tour will be the Jacob's Creek Open Championship Feb. 16-19 in Adelaide, Australia.