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Willmar boosters to hold youth tournament The Willmar Basketball Boosters will hold youth basketball tournaments on the following dates: n Saturday, Feb. 25 -- Fifth- and sixth-grade boys and girls (open divisions). n Sunday, Feb. 26 -- Seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls (A&B divisions). There is a three-game guarantee and the cost is $110 per team. Registration deadline is Feb. 10. For more information, call Jon Saunders at (320) 235-4313, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Willmar girls hockey team hosts the only team it's beaten this season, Little Falls, for a chance at a second win at 7:30 p.m. today at the Willmar Civic Center. The Cardinals (1-14, 1-22) pounded the Flyers (0-13, 0-21) 10-3 in Little Falls Dec. 22.
GRANITE FALLS -- With senior wings Audrey Formo and Michelle Preuss combining for 38 points, Yellow Medicine East shot its way past BOLD 56-45 on Monday in West Central South girls basketball. The win kept YME on a pace with Benson, the South's other frontrunner. Each has two losses. The teams meet next Tuesday in Benson. Formo scored 22 points and hooked 12 rebounds. Preuss added 16 points. The Stings' Emma Volstad (nine rebounds), Megan Lecy and Kristina Kietzmann helped control BOLD's potent inside game.
Late result Friday LPGE/W-DC 5, Litchfield/DC 2 Amanda McManigle scored two goals and Nikki Ecklund had a goal and two assists to lead the Blue Devils. Andrea Dean and Molly Piepenburg led the Dragons with one goal and one assist each. LDC goalie Annika Danielson had 30 saves. LPGE/W-DC 1 1 3 -- 5 Litchfield/DC 1 1 0 -- 2 FIRST PERIOD - LDC: Andrea Dean (Molly Piepenburg) 9:11 ... LPG: Amanda McManigle (Nikki Ecklund) 10:52 SECOND PERIOD - LDC: Piepenburg (Dean, Kayla Salo) 7:08 ...
(All events 7:30 p.m. unless noted) Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Sartell at Willmar Alexandria at St. Cloud Apollo Fergus Falls at Brainerd Little Falls at Sauk Rapids St. Cloud Tech at Rocori WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls Morris at Benson BOLD at Montevideo WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at St. Cloud Cathedral New London-Spicer at Paynesville Melrose at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Albany at Sauk Centre CAMDEN NORTH Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs. Renville County West at Renville Dawson-Boyd vs.
Girls Basketball YME 56, BOLD 45 BBE 59, Paynesville 51 Minneota 50, CMCS 47
ROCHESTER -- Ridgewater's defense continued to bail out its struggling offense, holding Rochester to 21 points each half in a 62-42 Minnesota Community College Southern Division women's basketball victory Saturday. The win puts the Lady Warriors (4-2, 13-5) in sole possession of second place in the division behind Minneapolis, which beat Ridgewater Wednesday night in Willmar. "(Rochester is) a good team and they've had great games with Minneapolis, so we must have their number," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl, who's team beat the Yellow Jackets 76-57 Jan. 4 in Willmar.
The gymnastics meet originally scheduled for today between Willmar and New London-Spicer has been moved to Thursday in Willmar. The non-conference meet is schedule to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Kennedy Elementary School. New London-Spicer scored a team-record 139.85 in a win over Redwood Valley last Friday. The Wildcats are rated No. 10 in Class A.
New London-Spicer competed in the Class A True Team Gymnastics Meet Saturday in New Prague. The Wildcats were 10th in the 10-team meet wom by Perham with 187.1 points. New Prague was second with 181and Detroit Lakes third with 175.275. NLS had 169.025.
University of Minnesota-Duluth junior post Katie Winkelman of Morris scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds Saturday, but the Bulldogs (16-5) fell to St. Cloud State 72-54 at Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud. SCSU improved to 19-1. Jackie Carlson, a freshman from Litchfield, had two points and four rebounds for the Huskies.