PAYNESVILLE -- Who would have thought a basketball scoring record would last 48 seasons? Certainly not Don Liestman. But his Paynesville boys basketball career scoring record did just that, until it was surpassed Friday by current Bulldogs' star Cory Nietfeld. Liestman played from 1995-58 and recorded 1,286 points. "With the three-point (basket), it's amazing (the record) hasn't been broken before," said the now 66-year-old Liestman. "I'm very happy for (Nietfeld).
REDWOOD FALLS -- Michael Felt drained eight of Redwood Valley's 15 three-pointers en route to producing a career-high 38 points in the Cardinals' 98-68 win over Jackson County Central Tuesday in the Southwest Conference. Felt had 12 points at halftime before erupting for six treys and 26 points in the second half, which saw the unbeaten Cardinals (5-0, 12-0) outscore Jackson County Central 60-40. Redwood Valley also got 19 points from Tyler Pendleton and 16 more from Aaron Marks.
CLARA CITY -- MACCRAY came out the halftime break with seven straight points and held close to that margin the en route to a 60-48 win over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in Camden Conference boys basketball action Tuesday. The Wolverines (5-2, 7-4) held a 27-23 lead at halftime and turned that into a 10-point advantage. Zach Thissen led MACCRAY with 24 points. Justin Koenen added 11 points. Matt Leese tallied six rebounds and six assists. MACCRAY 60, TMB 48 TMB 23 25 -- 48 MACCRAY (5-2, 7-4) 27 33 -- 60 TRACY-MILROY-BALATON - 22-51 FG (2-4 3-pt); 2-7 FT; 29 rebounds; 19 fouls ...
Willmar's nordic ski meet scheduled for Tuesday hosted by Little Falls at Camp Ripley was postponed. No make-up date has been announced.
Jon Kubat, a Southwest Minnesota State senior linebacker from Dawson, was named to the all-Northwest Region third team by Don Hansen's Football Gazette. Kubat was named to the all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference first team as he recorded a team-high 107 tackles and three interceptions. He finished his career with 252 tackles, 12th in school history.
The Ridgewater Warriors wrestling team will take on Dakota County in a 5 p.m. match today in Rosemount. The Warriors are coming off a 25-21 win over Itasca last Friday.
The Ridgewater College men's and women's basktball teams host Anoka-Ramsey today in MCCC Southern Division games in Willmar. The women's game begins at 6 p.m. and the men's game will follow at approximately 8 p.m.
COLD SPRING -- Rocori outscored Willmar 14-7 in overtime to beat the Cardinals 66-57 in a battle of top 10 Class AAA boys basketball teams Tuesday. The Central Lakes Conference win kept the Spartans unbeaten at 8-0 in the conference. Willmar dropped to 6-2 in league and will now need help to catch the defending Central Lakes Conference champions. No. 4-rated Rocori made 12 of 14 free throws in overtime and 21 of 25 for the game, ending Willmar's seven-game win streak. The teams meet again on Feb.
WILLMAR -- Sartell scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal with 39 seconds left in the second period to sink Willmar 5-4 on Tuesday in Central Lakes Conference boys hockey. Tanner Schraw, a sophomore wing, broke a 4-all deadlock after consecutive goals by Willmar's Jordan Gauer and Josh Aslesen had tied the game at 7:50 of the period. Gauer scored 23 seconds into the game but Sartell bounced in front 3-1, helped by a pair of powerplay goals. Joel Schendel scored off a shot from the point by Matt Kroneberger with an assist also going to Griffin Leitch to make it 3-2 after one. Ma
MORRIS -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City upended Morris/Chokio-Alberta 34-28 Tuesday night to stay tied for the lead in the West Central South Conference. Brittany Smith had 17 points for ACGC. Mackenzie Kontz had 11 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Tigers. ACGC 34, Morris 28 ACGC (5-1, 8-4) 17 17 -- 34 Morris/CA (4-2, 5-6) 11 17 -- 28 ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - 13-40 FG (2-8 3-pt); 6-13 FT; 30 rebounds; 13 fouls ... Scoring: Kjersten Karlsgodt 8, Sarah Lund 2, Kayla Dallman 7, Brittany Smith 17 ... 3-point shots: Karlsgodt 2... Rebound leaders: Miranda Hopp 6 ...