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OLIVIA -- BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector won the first nine matches and got six pins Tuesday to beat Benson 57-6 in the West Central South Conference. BOLD/BLH improved to 4-0 in the conference and 12-2 overall. Sam Moudry at 125 pounds, Chris Harmon at 135, Cole Neu-bauer at 140, Kyle Pietig at 171, Brian Hagen at 189 and Brent Christenson at 215 all notched pins for BOLD/BLH. Kevin Wersinger at 160 and Trent Lustfield at heavyweight both won decisions to earn Benson's points. BOLD/BLH 57, Benson 6 103: Brett Jahnke, BBLH, won by forfeit 112: Pat LeVasseur, BBLH, dec Brett Hoffman 8-3 119: T
BENSON -- Brittany Holm poured in 29 points to lead Benson over new London-Spicer 51-44 in a non-conference girls basketball game on Tuesday. The Braves were quick to take advantage of the absence of NLS's 6-foot center Renae Henjum, who has an injured knee. Holm, a 6-0 junior post, had 19 points by halftime and shot 13 for 23 for the game. Abby Fragodt added nine points and 11 rebounds and Nikki Linn made six assists. Jenn Wendlandt with 14 points and Ellary Asche with 10 were top scorers for NLS.
KERKHOVEN -- Esther Peterson scored 23 points, hooked 13 rebounds and made five steals as Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg handed Dawon-Boyd its first Camden North Conference loss Tuesday night, 54-42. It was the sixth straight win for the Fighting Saints (3-3, 8-3). Spencer Berget added nine points for KMS. Chelsie Kurtenbach had 12 points and nine rebounds for Dawson-Boyd (4-1, 8-2). Britta Helgeson had 11 points and Nikki Swenson 10 points and eight assists.
NEW LONDON -- Tim Dreier and Todd Herman netted 18 points each to lead New London-Spicer to a 79-58 West Central North Conference win over Albany Tuesday. With about 10 minutes remaining, the Wildcats (5-0, 10-1) held Albany (2-2, 3-3) scoreless for four minutes to pull away. Dreier paced the offense in the first half by scoring 14 points.
Four Willmar teams resume action today Willmar's girls basketball, wrestling, boys hockey and nordic skiing teams are in action today. Girls basketball will be in Cold Spring to battle with Rocori, wrestling hosts St. Cloud Cloud, boys hockey hosts Sauk Rapids and the skiers are at Mora.
Lac qui Parle Valley will be at unbeaten Montevideo in a key West Central South Conference boys basketball game today. LQPV (7-2) has won seven straight after opening the season with two losses and is currently one game behind the Thunder Hawks (3-0, 8-0) in the loop at 2-1. The game is one of 36 events scheduled today involving area teams.
The Willmar Baseball/Fastpitch Boosters hold their first meeting of 2006 at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the junior high school. Anyone interested in furthering the development of girls fastpitch and youth/amateur baseball in the area is encouraged to attend.
GROVE CITY -- The YME Sting were going nowhere against Atwater-Grove City-Cosmos until Kristen Hegna and Audrey Formo decided to take command Monday. With Yellow Medicine East trailing 28-17 in the second half, Hegna and Formo turned up the pressure in the ACGC backcourt, which led to a 46-35 win. The press produced a slurry of Falcons turnovers and the Sting shrank the lead to 32-29 before shutting down the Falcons' offense all together to move in front by 12 with a minute left. Hegna, a 5-5 guard, had all 13 of her points in the second half.
Late results Friday Little Falls Quad Pierz, rated No. 1 Class A, won all three duals in a quadrangular with three ranked teams. BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector, No. 5 in Class AA, beat Litchfield for its only win. Team scores Little Falls 41, Litchfield 19 Pierz 42, BOLD/BLH 18 Little Falls 40, BOLD/BLH 25 Pierz 46, Litchfield 11 Pierz 33, Little Falls 25 BOLD/BLH 27, Litchfield 25 How area wrestlers fared Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, falls) BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector 103: Brett Jahnke 1-2 ... 112: Pat LeVasseur 3-0 (2) .... 119: Tom Brenner 0-3 ... 125: Ross Neubauer 2-1 (1) ...
Late results Saturday New Prague Invite Jackie Imdieke placed fourth on the vault and Wendy Toops was fourth on the beam for New London-Spicer, which placed second. Team scoring (1) New Prague 138.35 (2) New London-Spicer 131.2 (3) New Ulm 128.1 (4) Prior Lake 128 (5) Mankato West 120.4 (6) New Prague JV 116.25 (7) Stewartville 115.9 (8) Mankato East 109.25 ALL-AROUND - (1) Melanie Deutsch, NP, 36.55 ... (T-7) Alexa Score NLS, 32.05 (9) Wendy Toops, NLS, 32.0 VAULT - (1) Krista Windschitl, NU, 9.25 ...