Boys Basketball Bremer/Willmar Invite FIRST ROUND DEC. 27 New London-Spicer vs. Duluth Central, 6 p.m. Willmar vs. Becker, 8 p.m. THIRD PLACE DEC. 28 Losers, 6 p.m. CHAMPIONSHIP DEC. 28 Winners, 8 p.m. Sauk Rapids Invite FIRST ROUND DEC. 28 Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop vs. Mayer Lutheran, 3 p.m. Chatfield vs. Rockford, 4:45 p.m. Blake vs. Pequot Lakes, 6:30 p.m. Benson vs. East Grand Forks, 8:15 p.m. SECOND ROUND DEC. 29 Losers, 3 & 4:45 p.m. Winners, 6:30 & 8:15 p.m. THIRD ROUND DEC.
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Weekly/monthly, etc. Willmar Rifle and Pistol Club -- Indoor range open to public Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. through April. Located in the basement of the Willmar City Auditorium. $1.50 per half-hour. Targets on sale. Rimfire rifles, rimfire or centerfire handguns only. No high-power/magnum loads. For more information, email email@example.com . Prairie Woods ELC The following activities are offered by Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Register by calling PWELC, 354-5894 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
After hunting together as a group, our intrepid deer hunters generally know what the other members of the team are doing and perhaps even thinking. We do not waste a lot of time planning the individual hunts or even the weekend. None of the guys are really detail oriented people. Before deer season, my wife asked when Dick and Mary were going be at our place. Friday was as close as I could come to exact time. I had talked to Dick a couple of months ago and asked if he would make it for deer season. "Yes" was as far as we got into details.
FERGUS FALLS -- The Willmar Cardinals got the lift they were looking for heading into the holidays with a 76-40 win over Fergus Falls in Central Lakes Conference boys basketball Friday night. Thirteen players got in the Willmar scoring column. Senior guard Kyle Townswick struck for five 3-pointers on the way to a season-high 23 points. Senior post Ryan Hagemeyer was the only other Cardinal in double figures with 11. Willmar improved to 4-1 in the circuit and 4-2 overall.
There will be no paper on Monday because of Christmas. The Tribune sports staff of sports editor Scott Thoma and staff writers Rand Middleton, T.J. Bartelt, Jesse Fuchs and Amber Nohrenberg wish everyone a safe and joyous holiday.
Kara Karlsgodt, the 2004 female co-winner of the Tribune's Hengstler-Ranweiler award, leads Dordt College in rebounding with a 7.1 average. The junior from Atwater averages 8.8 points per game and has season highs of 14 points (twice) and 10 rebounds Nov. 29 at Morningside (Iowa) College. Dordt College is located in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Bonnie Hendrickson's University of Kansas Jayhawks are 5-5 in non-conference games after dropping a 63-48 decision to Indiana at Assembly Hall in Bloomington on Thursday. The Jayhawks host Northern Illinois on Dec. 29 and Xavier on New Year's Eve before launching their Big 12 campaign Jan. 3 at Iowa State. The 1981 Willmar graduate has a 34-34 record in her third year at Lawrence and is 192-96 lifetime, counting seven seasons at Virginia Tech.
REDWOOD FALLS -- Sophomore Mike Felt drained five 3-pointers en route to scoring a game-high 31 points and Dan Bonebright added 23 more points for Redwood Valley as the Cardinals outlasted Montevideo 81-76 in a non-conference battle of unbeatens Friday. Redwood Valley (6-0) reached its season average of 81 points a game, but the Thunder Hawks (4-1) fell 12 points shy of theirs as the Cardinals shot just under 50 percent (27-for-56) from the field.
PAYNESVILLE -- Behind 24 points from Cory Nietfeld and 21 from Ben Moser, Paynesville rallied past New London-Spicer 69-58 to stay on top in the West Central North Conference race Friday night. Nietfeld also led the Bulldogs (2-0, 5-1) with nine rebounds to go along with three steals. For New London-Spicer (1-1, 4-2), which cashed 21-of-29 free throws, Skylar Wachter and Jordan Radel had 15 points apiece and Wade Powers scored 14.