Willmar meets Alexandria in hockey tonight with the girls team on the road and the boys team at home. The No. 6-rated Alexandria girls (5-0, 10-0), the defending champions in both the Central Lakes Conference and Section 2A, have six wins by shutout while averaging just under eight goals per game. The Willmar boys host Alexandria (2-2, 2-3) at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center in a conference game. The Section 4A rivals are both coming off one-goal victories, Alexandria 2-1 over St. Cloud Apollo and Willmar 5-4 over Prairie Centre.
Willmar (4-1) is at Brainerd (3-0) tonight in boys basketball, a game matching two teams each off to a 3-0 start in the Central Lakes Conference. The teams split last season, each winning at home. Rocori and St. Cloud Apollo also are 3-0 heading into tonight's action.
The Minnesota Twins' annual Winter Caravan will cruise into the West Central Tribune area Jan. 24-25, 2007. The Caravan will include pitcher Boof Bonser, infielder Jason Bartlett, and former Twin and current television analyst Bert Blyleven. Montevideo and Benson will be two of the stops on Jan. 24, then Morris, Glenwood, Litchfield and Willmar on Jan. 25. Specific times will be announced in the coming days.
The Yellow Medicine East boys basketball team will attempt to improve on its 5-0 record in a non-conference game against New London-Spicer at 7:30 p.m. today in Granite Falls. The Sting are one of four undefeated teams in the area, joining Montevideo (3-0), Redwood Valley (4-0) and Benson (5-0).
DAWSON -- Ian Hansen and Matt Anderson each scored 20 points and Dawson-Boyd came back from six points down in the second half to upend Renville County West 74-66 on Monday in a Camden North boys basketball game. The Blackjacks, who trailed 34-32 at halftime, went on a 12-0 run to take a six-point lead. A pair of three-pointers by Anderson, a 5-11 freshman, keyed the burst, which eventually grew to a 15-point lead. The Jaguars' Brent Jansen led all scorers with 25 points.
Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Brainerd, 7:30 p.m. Sartell at Little Falls Rocori at Fergus Falls Sauk Rapids at Alexandria St. Cloud Apollo at St. Cloud Tech WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Benson vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 7:30 p.m. CAMDEN NORTH Central Minnesota Christian vs. Lakeview at Cottonwood, 7:30 p.m. MACCRAY vs.
Boys Basketball Dawson-Boyd 74, RCW 66
Boys Basketball CAMDEN NORTH Renville County West at Dawson-Boyd, 7:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball RCW 58, BOLD 49 Minnewaska 75, BBE 67 Wahpeton Invite Third place: Morris 56, Sisseton 36 Benson Invite Championship: Benson 75, MACCRAY 58 Third place: Paynesville 72, Hancock 39 Girls Basketball NLS 43, Alexandria 38 RCW 53, BOLD 40 Minnewaska 74, BBE 43 Montevideo Invite Championship: Montevideo 66, Ortonville 51 Third place:Hutchinson 39, CMCS 31 Wrestling Forest Lake Invite Willmar 33, North Branch 31 Monticello 55, Willmar 15 Third place: Henry Sibley 44, Willmar 28 Cass Lake Invite (1) Barnesville 190.5 (2) Greenbush-Middle River
BENSON -- Daniel Fragodt scored 36 points as Benson smashed MACCRAY 75-58 Saturday in the championship game of the Case IH Holiday Tournament. Often creating his own opportunities with takeaways, the tournament MVP canned 13-of-23 field-goal attempts and 10-of-12 free throw chances. Cory Nietfeld and Nathan Nietfeld combined to score 33 points to propel Paynesville to victory in the third-place game with Hancock. Championship Benson 75, MACCRAY 58 Fragodt had 21 of his points by halftime as the Braves (5-0) bounded to a 36-23 lead.