OLIVIA -- Another solid all-around performance from Kresson Vreeman and 10 kills from Tara Frikke ignited Central Minnesota Christian's 25-9, 25-23, 25-15 non-conference sweep over BOLD Monday. Vreeman, a senior setter/outside hitter, chalked up 14 kills, six ace serves, 18 assists and 17 digs to help the Bluejays (11-5) win their third straight match. Junior Cassie Ulferts, another setter/outside hitter for the Bluejays, amassed 19 assists and seven kills in 15 errorless attacks. Leah Miller had six kills for BOLD (9-9), which had only 15 as a team.
SARTELL -- Top-seeded Becker eliminated Willmar from the Section 8AA tournament Monday after upending the fourth seed 6-1 in the semifinals of the South sub-section at Gold's Gym. A victory would have secured Willmar a spot in the Section 8AA final four that begins next Tuesday in Grand Forks. Willmar (3-11) had won three of its last four matches, but senior Jenny Peterson at 1-singles was the only Cardinal to earn a point against the Bulldogs. Peterson rebounded to win the second and third sets -- both by a score of 6-2 -- after losing the opener 7-5 to Hannah Miller. Senior Trisha Foshau
REDWOOD FALLS -- All of the higher-seeded players won their matches Monday in the opening rounds of the Section 3A girls individual tennis tournament. Reaching the semifinals in singles were No. 1 Madeline Gail of Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, No. 2 Jill Hagestuen of Benson, No. 3 Melanie Gail of Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd and No. 4 Megan Seipel of New London-Spicer. The doubles semifinals will feature No. 1 Alissa Mattison-Sam Boushek of Redwood Valley, No. 2 Becky Meyer-Ashley Forstrom of MACCRAY, No. 3 Sam Gacke-Melissa Klein of Luverne and No.
Late results Saturday Montevideo Invite Ashley Briones won the 500 freestyle by nearly five seconds for Montevideo, which finished second behind Watertown-Mayer. Team scoring (1) Watertown-Mayer 608 (2) Montevideo 563 (3) Marshall 541 200 MEDLEY RELAY - (1) Marshall 1:58.87 (2) Watertown-Mayer 2:02.22 200 FREESTYLE - (1) Chelsea Caron, Mar, 2:04.72 (2) Kate Snyder, Mar, 2:07.77 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - (1) Cora Kugler, WM, 2:27.51 (2) Ashley Briones, Mon, 2:32.80 50 FREESTYLE - (1) Megan Geyen, WM, 24.16 (2) Kaylin Caron, Mar, 25.78 DIVING - (1) Megan Doom, Mar, 144.2 (2) Etty Hathaway
Prep Volleyball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Brainerd, 7:15 p.m. Alexandria at Rocori St. Cloud Tech at Sauk Rapids St. Cloud Apollo at Little Falls Sartell at Fergus Falls WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Morris vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 7:30 p.m. Yellow Medicine East at Benson, 7:30 p.m. Lac qui Parle Valley at Montevideo, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Paynesville at New London-Spicer, 7:30 p.m. Minnewaska at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 7:30 p.m. Melrose at St. Cloud Cathedral Albany at Sauk Centre CAMDEN NORTH Canby vs.
Prep Volleyball Redwood Valley def. Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 25-20, 25-14, 23-25, 25-18 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa def. Morris 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg def. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 25-7, 25-20, 25-22 Marshall def. MACCRAY 25-13, 25-18, 25-15 Central Minnesota Christian def. BOLD 25-9, 25-23, 25-15 Girls Tennis Section 8AA Becker 6, Willmar 1
ALEXANDRIA -- More evidence that the Willmar boys cross-country team runs in a class by itself was posted Saturday at the 34th annual Lions' Meet of Champions. The No. 1-ranked Class AA Cardinals put five runners in the top 10 and amassed only 24 points to outrace runner-up Stillwater by 81 points. The Ponies, ranked No. 8 in the Coaches Poll released Oct. 2, were second by 18 points to Willmar at the 2005 state meet. No. 2-ranked Roseville finished third, while No.
ROCHESTER -- For the second straight week, Ridgewater College took an early lead only to be overtaken -- this time by Rochester 25-8 on Saturday in Minnesota Community College South Division football. The Warriors (1-6) led 8-3 after one quarter on a 10-yard Desmond Moody-to-Jason Pawelk pass play and a pass to Dan Drexler for the two-point conversion. The Ridgewater defense did all it could to stifle the Yellowjackets, giving up just six first downs and 217 total yards and scooping up four fumbles for a 4-1 edge in takeaways. But the Yellowjackets' defenders allowed the visitors only 152 t
WILLMAR -- Josh Aslesen's penalty kick in the 35th minute of the first half was all the scoring as Willmar tipped conference rival Alexandria 1-0 in Central Lakes boys soccer Saturday at Hodapp Field. Ethan Vogel stopped nine Alexandria shots to claim a shutout. No. 10-seed Willmar starts Section 2A 4 p.m. Tuesday at No. 7 Worthington. Aslesen got pushed in the penalty box drawing the point-blank opportunity. "Josh hasn't missed a penalty kick all year," said head coach Richard Courtney. "We moved him to sweeper in the second half to help protect the lead.
Prep Volleyball NON-CONFERENCE Central Minnesota Christian vs. BOLD at Olivia, 7:30 p.m. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Morris, 7:30 p.m. MACCRAY at Marshall, 7:30 p.m. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven, 7:30 p.m. Hancock at Breckenridge, 7:30 p.m. Redwood Valley at Cedar Mountain, 7:30 p.m. Prep Tennis SECTION 8AA-SOUTH At Gold's Gym, St. Cloud Willmar vs. Becker, 1 p.m. St. Cloud Tech vs. Rocori, 3 p.m.