Cross County STATE TOURNAMENT At St. Olaf College, Northfield Class A boys, 10 a.m.; Class A girls, 11 a.m. Class AA boys, 1 p.m.; Class AA girls, 2 p.m. Prep Volleyball SECTION 6AA FINAL At UM-Morris Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa vs. Montevideo, 7 p.m. SECTION 2A FINAL At Gustavus College, St. Peter Central Minnesota Christian vs. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's, 7 p.m. College Volleyball REGION 13 PLAYOFFS At Ridgewater College Third-place match, 11 a.m. Championship, 1 p.m.
Prep Football SECTION 6AAA FINAL At St. Cloud State University Litchfield vs. New London-Spicer, 5 p.m. SECTION 6AA FINAL At Fargodome, Fargo, N.D. Morris vs. MACCRAY, 5:30 p.m. College Volleyball REGION 13 SEMIFINALS At Ridgewater College Ridgewater vs. Western Wisconsin Tech, 6 p.m. Fergus Falls vs. Madison Area Technical College, 8 p.m.
NEW ULM -- With one more victory Central Minnesota Christian will have participated in the Class A State Tournament for a unprecedented ninth time in a 10-year period. That's because the second-seeded Bluejays swept No. 5 Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 25-10, 25-22, 25-12 in the Section 2A-North final Thursday at Martin Luther College. Only Sleepy Eye St. Mary's, the Section 2A-South champion, is in the way of CMCS (19-9) reaching the state tournament, which is Nov. 9-11 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The two will meet Saturday at 7 p.m. at Gustavus Adolphus College in St.
PAYNESVILLE -- Sometimes in the post-season a red-hot team can hits a snag and with one quick hook, find themselves watching the rest of the tournament. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa wasn't about to let that happen.
MORRIS -- Like a well-oiled machine, Montevideo was hitting on all cylinders Thursday night en route to a 25-20, 25-12, 19-25, 25-15 over MACCRAY in the Section 6AA-19 championship. Montevideo (25-2), which has now won 23 matches in a row, will take on defending 6AA champion Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 7 p.m. Saturday at the University of Minnesota-Morris in final. "We played very well the first two games," said Montevideo coach Joanna Naumann.
Ridgewater College will be the site of the Region 13 volleyball tournament beginning today. The Lady Warriors (29-4) meet Western Wisconsin Tech at 6 p.m. in the first semifinal Friday with Fergus Falls and Madison Area Technical College following at 8 p.m. The third-place match is at 11 a.m. and the championship is at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The winner advances to the NJCAA Division III National Tournament Nov. 17-18 at Rochester.
The Tribune area has only four volleyball teams remaining this season and all are in sub-section championships tonight. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Central Minnesota Christian are both attempting to return to the state tournament. BBE (27-3) faces Sauk Centre (22-4) at 7 p.m. in Paynesville in the Section 6AA-17 final. Montevideo and MACCRAY battle in the Section 6AA-19 championship at 7 p.m. in Morris. The winners will square off for the 6AA title match Saturday at UM-Morris with the winner advancing to the Class AA state tournament Nov. 9-11 at the Xcel Energy Center in St.
The Willmar Winged Foot Running Club, along with four other sponsors, will be taking a fan bus to the State Cross Country Meet Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield. The Willmar boys are the defending Class AA state champions. The bus will leave the high school at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $6 per person.
The Willmar Mustangs, a new semi-pro football team that will begin play next summer, will be holding tryouts at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Willmar Junior High field. For more informationor for those interested in playing but can't attend the tryout, call David Blom ar 320-894-4021 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Willmar Jaycees are sponsoring a Supershots Basketball Competition for boys and girls in grades 4-9 at 10 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the Willmar Senior High gym. Players shoot from seven positions on the court. First, second and third place winners advance to the state competition April 7 at the Target Center. For more information, Call Mark Herman at 320-214-7566.