The Willmar Cardinals football team will look to win their second straight game at St. Cloud Tech tonight in a Central Lakes Conference battle. Willmar is 3-2 in the conference and overall. St. Cloud Tech is 3-1, 3-2.
Boys and girls can experience hockey free in full gear at the Civic Center by taking part in Greenhorn Hockey, sponsored by the Willmar Hockey Association. The two sessions offered are 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday. All equipment, plus skates if needed, is provided. Please arrive a half hour early to be fitted. Pre-registration is requested. For more information, call 320-796-6436.
The Ridgewater Lady Warriors face MSCTC-Fergus Falls tonight in a key MCCC Southern Division volleyball match. Ridgewater (7-0, 22-3) leads the division by one match over Fergus Falls (5-1, 16-9). A win would clinch at least a tie for the title.
The Prep Bowl will be split into two days from the current one for the 2007 football tournament, the Minnesota State High School League board voted Thursday. The board unanimously approved the change and, shortly afterward, approved a reshuffling of this year's state tournament games. Instead of the Class 4A and 5A championships being played back-to-back, the Class 2A and 4A games will be switched for better crowd control. The order for both the Prep Bowl on Nov. 24 and the semifinals Nov. 16-17 at the Metrodome will be: Nine Man, Class 1A, 4A, 3A, 2A and 5A.
GROVE CITY -- Yellow Medicine East kept pace with Montevideo in the West Central South Conference after posting a 25-22, 25-13, 25-22 sweep over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Thursday. The win puts YME (6-3, 9-6) two matches behind the idle front-running Thunder Hawks (8-1, 18-2) with three matches left for both teams. Kristina Kietzmann and Lizi Jeseritz both had six kills to pace a balanced attack for YME.
LITCHFIELD -- Three Litchfield players had at least six kills to lead the Dragons to a 25-15, 25-15, 25-17 win over Glencoe-Silver Lake in Wright County Conference play Thursday. Dani Heuer led the way with nine kills on 17-of-17 attacks. Brittany Euerle followed with eight kills in 27-of-27 attempts and Megan Lambertson added seven kills and led the team with five ace blocks. Kirsten Rosenow served five aces, Euerle had 23 digs and Ali Kraft had 12 assist for Litchfield.
Prep Volleyball Kerhoven-Murdock-Sunburg def. Lincoln HI 25-14, 25-11, 25-14 Minneota def. Renville County West 25-8, 25-16, 25-12 Sauk Centre def. Paynesville 25-7, 25-11, 25-8 St. Cloud Cathedral def. New London-Spicer 25-11, 25-19, 25-19 Albany def. Minnewaska 25-23, 25-19, 25-21 Yellow Medicine East def. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 25-22, 25-13, 25-22 Morris def. Lac qui Parle Valley 22-25, 16-25, 25-22, 25-19, 15-13 Lakeview def. MACCRAY 29-31, 25-15, 25-23, 25-18 BOLD def. Benson 25-23, 25-13, 26-28, 25-18 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa def.
Prep Football CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at St. Cloud Tech, 7 p.m. Alexandria at Little Falls Brainerd at Fergus Falls Rocori at Sauk Rapids (Non-conference) Bemidji at St. Cloud Apollo Sartell at Moorhead WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Yellow Medicine East at Morris, 7 p.m. BOLD at Paynesville, 7 p.m. Lac qui Parle Valley vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 7 p.m. Montevideo at Benson, 7 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Staples-Motley at Minnewaska, 7:30 p.m. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at New London-Spicer, 7 p.m. Albany at Melrose Sauk Centre at St.
OLIVIA -- The Paynesville girls were unstoppable and the Murray County Central/Fulda boys shaded Renville County West by one point at the BOLD Invitational cross-country meet on Thursday. Linda Keller led five Bulldogs in the top 10 for a 27 point total. Austin Hinrichs of MACCRAY took first in the boys race, the senior's third win of the season.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar divers each posted a personal best as the Wilmar Cardinals dumped Little Falls 108-73 Thursday to go to 5-2 in the Central Lakes Conference. Brooke Feichtinger and Alicia Alvarado finished in a near dead heat at 177.60 and 177.35, respectively, and Beth Pollock in third scored 159.95. Willmar 108, Little Falls 73 200 MEDLEY RELAY - (1) Willmar: A. Tinklenberg, Pakola, S. Frank, S. Tinklenberg; 2:04.25 (2) Willmar: Stevens, Zondervan, Alvardo, Kelly; 2:12.86 200 FREESTYLE - (1) Mary Morris, Wil, 2:07.33* ...