BURNSVILLE - Ridgewater belted four home runs - two from Zac McCann - Wednesday in its MCCC Southern Division opener, but managed only to split a doubleheader against Dakota County. Ridgewater (1-1, 15-7) led 7-4 going into the bottom of the seventh inning in the opener, but Dakota County (2-2, 12-10) collected four hits and four earned runs off Ridgewater right-hander Ethan Vogt to win 8-7. "We were just cruising along with a 7-4 lead," said Ridgewater coach Dwight Kotila of the first game. "Vogt pitched well, but they just found the gaps.
ROSEMOUNT - Laura Suter spun a no-hitter and went 4-for-6 at the plate on the day to help Ridgewater sweep Dakota County in an MCCC Southern Division doubleheader Wednesday. Suter opened the twinbill by stifling the Knights, allowing just one walk while striking out four to give the Lady Warriors (6-0, 6-0) a 12-0 win in five innings.
BENSON - The New London-Spicer boys and Benson/KMS girls won the four-team Benson/KMS Invitational on Tuesday. Wade Powers and Kolt Therkilsen were each double-winners for the Wildcats. Powers was first in both the shot put and discus, while Therkilsen won triple jump and high jump. The BKMS girls won three of the four relays. BOLD/BLH had three double-winners with Sam Broderius first in shot put and discus, Leah Ashburn first in long jump and triple jump and Kaelene Lundstrum winning high jump and the 400 dash.
EDEN PRAIRIE - Four teams representing the Willmar school district competed at the Minnesota Special Olympic State Basketball Tournament Friday and Saturday. The Full Court team reached the championship game where it fell to Rochester 46-35 to finish with a 4-1 record. The Blue Team, led by Cody Sommerville, went 4-2 and finished third beating Watertown 20-18.
Prep Baseball CENTRAL LAKES Alexandria at Willmar, 5 p.m. CAMDEN SOUTH Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at Dawson-Boyd, 5 p.m. CAMDEN NORTH Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs. Renville County West at Sacred Heart, 5 p.m. PHEASANT Ashby at Hancock, 5 p.m. WRIGHT COUNTY Watertown-Mayer at Litchfield, 4:15 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Yellow Medicine East at Morris, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at Melrose, 4:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City vs. MACCRAY at Raymond, 5 p.m. Foley vs.
WILLMAR -- Rocori's Chad Willenbring continued to haunt Willmar Tuesday in the Cardinals' home opener at new Taunton Stadium. The rangy 6-foot-4 right-hander gave up two first-inning runs, but shut down the Cardinals after that and the Spartans rallied for a 9-2 Central Lakes Conference victory. Willenbring, whose 17 second-half points led a Spartan rally that topped Willmar in the Section 8AAA basketball final, also went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double. After losing a 1-0 squeaker at Marshall to open the season, the Cardinals wasted no time erasing the goose eggs in front of the home cr
COLD SPRING -- Rocori rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tip Willmar 2-1 in the season and Central Lakes Conference softball opener for both teams Tuesday. The Cardinals (0-1, 0-1) put up their lone run in the top of the seventh inning on Allie Sweep's two-out single that scored Randiann Sather. Rocori (1-0, 1-0) responded with two runs after two outs.
The Ridgewater College baseball and softball teams are in action against Dakota County Community College of Rosemount today. The baseball team plays two games in Burnsville at 2 p.m. The softball team plays a doubleheader in Rosemount starting at noon.
Gustavus Adolphus junior Tanner Miest of New London posted the best qualifying time in the 110-meter hurdle preliminaries with a mark of 14.98 and bettered that with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 14.85 seconds to place first in the final at the Wartburg Select Meet last Saturday. The performance earned Miest the MIAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week award.
MADISON -- Ryan Sigdahl twirled a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts as Lac qui Parle Valley blanked Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 7-0 in a West Central South Conference game Tuesday. The Eagles (2-1, 4-1) plated six runs in the third inning, highlighted by a two-run single by Matt Enger. Sigdahl walked only one batter. A.J. Fredriksen had both hits for ACGC (0-1, 2-1). LQPV 7, ACGC 0 ACGC (0-1, 2-1) 000 000 0 - 0 2 2 LQPV (2-1, 4-1) 006 010 x - 7 7 1 HITTING - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: A.J. Fredriksen 2-for-3, 2b ....