Matt Wetterling, redshirt sophomore at North Dakota State from Willmar, finished third in NCAA Division I in pins with 18. The 184-pounder tied for ninth overall, counting Division II and Division III wrestlers, according to InterMat Wrestle.com, a web site run by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. He finished 25-7, the most wins on the Bison team, which will be eligible for NCAA post-season competition in the 2006-07 season. He also had the team's fastest fall -- 18 seconds vs. James Barker of Wisconsin Dec. 4 at the Northern Iowa Open.
WILLMAR -- Over two days of junior college baseball, the Ridgewater Warriors piled up four wins, 40 runs, two no-hitters, three shutouts and a winning poker hand -- four 10s and an ace kicker. The Warriors pummeled Riverland 10-0 and 10-5 on Saturday after crushing Minnesota West 10-0 and 10-0 on Friday in MCCC Southern Division games at Bill Taunton Stadium. The ace on Saturday was Zach Etter, a right-handed pitcher from Menagha who didn't allow the Blue Devils a hit over five innings while walking one. That was in Saturday's first game, giving Dwight Kotila's pitching staff consecutive no
Prep Baseball CENTRAL MINNESOTA Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Maple Lake, 5 p.m. CAMDEN SOUTH Dawson-Boyd at Minneota, 4:30 p.m. CAMDEN NORTH Renville County West vs. MACCRAY at Raymond, 5 p.m. PHEASANT Hancock at Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, 5 p.m. TOMAHAWK Minnesota Valley Lutheran at Buffalo Lake-Hector, 4:45 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Litchfield at Hutchinson, 4:15 p.m. Montevideo at Pipestone (2), noon Prep Softball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Morris at Montevideo, 4:30 p.m. CENTRAL MINNESOTA Maple Lake vs.
College Baseball Ridgewater 10, Riverland 0 Ridgewater 10, Riverland 5
WILLMAR -- Ethan Vogt's no-hitter highlighted the Ridgewater Warriors' sweep of Minnesota West in a concise doubleheader at Bill Taunton Stadium Friday afternoon. The twin 10-0 wins -- both in five innings -- required only three hours, including 20 minutes between games. Ryan Krause threw a three-hitter in the opener. Vogt followed with his first no-hitter since eighth grade.
Willmar Community Education and Recreation announces that it is offering on-line registration for summer swimming lessons. Starting 7:30 a.m. Monday and running through Wednesday, early on-line registration is available on your own PC or at the computer lab at Washington Learning Center. The WCER Web site is www.willmar.k12.mn.us/wash/CEbrochure/index.htm . Starting Thursday, registration will also be accepted by mail, walk-in, phone (231-8490) or drop box.
On a quiet Easter weekend in area sports, only the Ridgewater Warriors baseball team is scheduled. The Warriors (17-7) play host to Riverland College of Austin at 1 p.m. today at Bill Taunton Stadium. Zach Etter is scheduled to start the first game and either Jacolby Anderson or Andy Bauer the second game. Adam Ferrel, who has been dealing with an elbow injury, may pitch for the first time since the team's Florida trip.
ROCHESTER -- Ridgewater lost for the first time this season after it stranded 16 runners in a 5-4 loss to Rochester in the second game of a MCCC Southern Division doubleheader Friday. Sophomore Jenny Berge fueled the Lady Warriors (7-1, 7-1) in the first game by knocking in three runs in a 4-3 Ridgewater win, its seventh straight to start the season. Game One Ridgewater 4, Rochester 3 Berge's two-run single in the third inning scored Laura Suter (3-for-3) and Julie Vosejpka, who reached on an error.
Litchfield Invite Results Thursday The Litchfield boys and girls teams finished second each at their home invitational. Daren Sangren won the high jump, clearing six feet, and took second in the triple jump (39-11). Nick Davis won the discus (141-0) and added a second-place finish in the shot put (48-2). Natalie Devine won two events for the Dragon girls.
Late result Thursday Pheasant Ashby 5, Hancock 2 Hancock's lone runs came in the first inning when Casey Gramm scored on an error and in the fifth when Nate Holleman scored on Mitch Grunig's single. Grunig struck out eight and gave up only two hits and one earned run, but earned a no-decision in his five-inning start because of soreness. Ashby 000 202 1 - 5 6 * Hancock (1-1, 1-2) 100 010 0 - 2 5 4 HITTING - Ashby: Matt Ohren 2-for-4; Chris Rylander 1-for-3, 2 runs; Tim Evavold 1-for-3 ....