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GROVE CITY -- Down 11-0 after three matches, Yellow Medicine East stormed back to win eight of the next 11 matches and upend Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 30-26 in a West Central South Conference wrestling match Tuesday. Tim Palm at heavyweight closed out the match for the Sting with a pin with only 34 seconds left in the match. YME trailed 26-21 with two matched remaining.
ST. CLOUD -- Phil Cleary placed fifth among 36 competitors, helping the Willmar boys to a third-place finish in the St. Cloud Apollo Nordic Ski Invite in a cold wind Tuesday at Powder Ridge. Cleary, who was eighth in the team's first meet last Thursday, finished in a time of 10:54. Kenny Nash was 16th in 13:56 and Andrew Halbitter 17th in 14:02. The Willmar girls were sixth among seven teams. Sara Damhof was the top Cardinal skier, finishing 16th in a time of 9:52. Willmar next competes in the St. Cloud Cathedral Invite Dec. 20. Girls Results TEAM SCORING -- (1) St.
HUTCHINSON -- The Hutchinson Tigers scored three times in the middle frame and added an open net goal as time expired to defeat the Willmar Cardinals 4-1 Tuesday in non-conference boys hockey. After a scoreless first frame, Hutchinson bolted to a 2-0 lead. With the Cardinals on a 5-on-3 power play, sophomore Joel Schendel snapped back a rebound on Dan Swanson's wrist shot to notch his first varsity goal and get Willmar within one.
COLD SPRING -- Jenn Wendlandt, a junior forward, scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Renae Henjum had another double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds to help New London-Spicer win its fourth straight after upending Rocori 40-33 in a non-conference game Tuesday. The Wildcats owned a 20-15 lead at halftime before holding on to improve their overall record to 5-1. The Wildcats outrebounded Rocori (1-4) 31-25 while shooting only 32 percent from the field. Cassidy Vogt piled up eight rebounds and four steals for New London-Spicer, which was 12-for-15 at the free-throw line.
WILLMAR -- Larry Player scored 12 points, Shawn Thissen 11 and Wesley Kitt 10 as Ridgewater College beat the St. Scholastic junior varsity 83-61 on Monday for their first winning streak of the season. Geoff Nelson, Dante Bogard and Marcus Smith each added eight points. Center Jake Meyers had seven points against his former school. Fourteen players scored for the Warriors. Warriors' first-year head coach Shawn Kopischke set up the game after a cancellation left his team a game short of a full schedule.
PAYNESVILLE -- Paynesville couldn't get the shots to fall in a 44-28 loss to Albany in the West Central North Conference opener for both teams Monday. The Bulldogs (0-1, 1-2) made only 13 field goals and no three-pointers. They did, however pull down 54 rebounds, which told the story on a poor shooting night for both teams. Cory Nietfeld paced Paynesville with eight points. He and Ben Moser pulled down 11 rebounds.
Late results Saturday ST. CLOUD -- Ridgewater's Dusty Myers took third place at 165 pounds to place the highest for the Warriors at the St. Cloud Invite Saturday. The Warriors, who sent only seven wrestlers, finished seventh of 12 teams with 56 points. Minnesota State-Mankato won the team title with 160 points. St. Cloud Invite Team scoring (1) MSU-Mankato 160 (2) Augsburg 133½ (3) St. John's 110½ (4) Dickinson State 94 (5) SW Minnesota State 82 (6) Northern State 64 (7) Ridgewater 56 (8) St.
Late results Saturday Milaca Invitational Team results Milaca 73, Mound-Westonka 0 Mound-Westonka 40, Braham 22 Litchfield 52, Braham 21 Milaca 60, Albany 14 Elk River 42, Albany 33 Litchfield 54, Elk River 22 (Championship) Milaca 37, Litchfield 17 (Third place) Albany 63, Mound-Westonka 13 (Fifth place) Elk River 52, Braham 24 How area wrestlers fared Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, falls) Litchfield 103: John Binsfeld 1-2 ... 112: Mike Knisley 2-1 (2) .... 119: James Seiffert 1-0; Aaron Seiffert 1-1 ... 125: Damian Heuriet 3-0 (1) ... 130: Brandon Skalberg 1-2 ...
Late result Saturday Holy Family Catholic 4, River Lakes 2 Holy Family Catholic of Victoria jumped to a 3-0 lead four minutes into the middle period, which proved too much for the Stars (1-5) to overcome. River Lakes' junior wing Al Naukjokas set up goals by Luke Harren and Zach Johnson. Shots on goal were even at 21 apiece. Holy Family Catholic 1 3 0 -- 4 River Lakes (1-5) 0 1 1 -- 2 FIRST PERIOD - HF: Nick Lano (Brandon Weinzieri) 6:04 pp SECOND PERIOD - HF: Travis Raser (unassisted) 16:03 ... HF: Lano (Weinzieri, Nick Matheson) 13:32 ...
(All events 7:30 p.m. unless noted) Boys Basketball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Benson CAMDEN NORTH Renville County West at Dawson-Boyd Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs. Lakeview at Cottonwood SOUTHWEST Marshall at Redwood Valley TOMAHAWK Buffalo Lake-Hector at Wabasso NON-CONFERENCE Rocori at Litchfield Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at New London-Spicer Hancock at Minnewaska Sauk Centre at Morris Girls Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Willmar at Hutchinson Benson vs.