Race cars are needed for the KRA Speedway Kandi Mall Car Show and Diecast Collectibles March 25-26 in Willmar. For reservations, call Paul Thompson at (320) 796-2950.
Dave Aus, a captain on the 1986-87 Willmar Cardinals hockey team that won a Central Lakes Conference championship, is head coach of the Blaine Tigers, who entered the Class AA state tournament on a 21-game unbeaten streak. Blaine, which started the season 3-4, topped Lakeville North in the quarterfinals, 7-2. Aus is the son of former Bethel College head coach Peter Aus, who formerly coached at Litchfield and Willmar.
The Willmar Community Education and Recreation will be sponsoring the Willmar Area After Shock Freestyle Wrestling Club. The club is open for those in grades 2-12. Two years of folk style experience is recommended. Practice begins Monday and will run into June. The fee is $40. March practices will be Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. and Thursday from 7:30-9 p.m. at the senior high school wrestling room. April practices will be Mondays and Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, call Jason at (320) 366-3676.
Dawson native Carrie Tollefson will be competing in the 3,000-meter final today in the World Indoor Track and Field Championship in Moscow. Tollefson qualified after winning the U.S. Track and Field Championships last month.
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater College women's basketball coach Carrie Ogdahl said she is hopeful she'll be able to attend the NJCAA Division III Tournament in Utica, N.Y., next week after giving birth to her third child, a boy, at 6 p.m. Thursday at Rice Memorial Hospital. Landon weighed seven pounds, five ounces, and was 19½ inches long, his mother said. The Lady Warriors leave Monday by bus for the national tournament.
Late results Thursday Section 3AA-North Montevideo 89, YME 77 Top-seeded Montevideo scored 20 consecutive points at the free-throw line in the second half before Nolan Jaspersen made a field goal to cap the scoring for the Thunder Hawks (22-3). Montevideo was 24-for-31 at the free-throw line in the second half and 31-for-40 for the game. Tyler Grey scored 16 of his team-high 25 points in the second half for Montevideo, which plays in the sub-section final today against No. 2 Benson at 2:30 p.m. at Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall.
Girls Basketball Section 8AAA Championship Willmar 38, Fergus Falls 34 Section 3AA Championship MACCRAY 65, St. James 57
Boys Basketball Section 5A-West FINAL TODAY at Minnewaska High School Clinton-Graceville/Beardsley vs. Royalton, 1 p.m. Section 5A-South FINAL TODAY at Minnewaska High School Osakis vs. KMS, 2:30 p.m. Section 5A-North FINAL TODAY at Minnewaska High School Ashby vs. Parkers Prairie, 6 p.m. Section 5A-East FINAL TODAY at Minnewaska High School Bertha-Hewitt vs. Hillcrest, 7:30 p.m. Section 3AA-South FINAL TODAY at Southwest Minnesota State, Marshall Luverne vs. Windom, 12:30 p.m.
NEW LONDON -- Section 5AA-North top-seeded New London-Spicer had no problems advancing after drubbing No. 8 Kimball 91-40 Thursday. The Wildcats (22-5), who had four players score in double figures, outscored Kimball (1-22) 43-17 in the second half after already owning a 48-23 lead at halftime. Tim Dreier netted 18 points and handed out 10 assists to ignite the Wildcats. Todd Herman followed with 16 points, Nick Carlson 14 and Justin Haats 10. New London-Spicer, which shot 55 percent (36-for-66) from the field, will now take on No.
Josh Rabe hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth, and the Minnesota Twins withstood a solo shot by Kevin Millar in a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Twins starter Kyle Lohse allowed one hit and struck out one in two scoreless innings. The Twins took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Ruben Sierra singled and scored on a groundout by Garrett Jones. Terry Tiffee singled in a run in the sixth to put Minnesota ahead 2-1.