HOWARD LAKE -- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa earned a share of the Central Minnesota Conference volleyball title with a 25-23, 25-21, 25-21 win over Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Monday. The Jaguars (6-1, 24-3) would share the crown with Maple Lake if the Irish beat Rockford today. If Rockford wins, BBE captures the title outright. April Hansen smacked 13 kills to lead the Jaguars, followed by Ashley Lensing, who was 17-for-17 with 10 kills.
CLARA CITY -- MACCRAY socked Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 25-11, 25-19 and 25-19 on Monday to earn at least a share of the Camden North volleyball title. The Wolverines would earn the league crown outright with a Renville County West loss to Central Minnesota Christian today at Prinsburg. Kari Caspers with 10 kills and Ashley Beseman with eight led the Wolverine attack. Danelle Loomis supplied 25 assists and four ace serves.
Late results Friday RAYMOND -- Renville County West captured three of the top eight spots in the boys division to win the team title at the Camden Conference cross country meet Friday at Hawk Creek Country Club. Casey Lippert led the Jaguars with a time of 17:43 for second place. Nate Hoberg was sixth in 18:57 and Jared Lingbeek was eighth in 19:02.
Results Saturday Minnesota West 13, Ridgewater 7 Minn. West (2-0, 3-4) 7 0 3 3 -- 13 Ridgewater (0-3, 1-7) 0 0 0 7 -- 7 MW - Demetrius Washington 2 run (Omar Peart kick) MW - Peart 25 field goal MW - Peart 30 field goal Rgw - Dan Drexler 35 pass from Desmond Moody (Lance Bussler kick) Ridgewater Team statistics First downs: 5 ... Rushing: 36-65 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 3-19-67-3 ... Fumbles lost: n/a ... Penalties: 3-15 Individual statistics Rushing: Lance Bussler 8-4, Justin Laughlin 19-43, Zack Seibert 3-14, Desmond Moody 6-4 ...
Prep Volleyball CENTRAL LAKES Little Falls at Willmar, 7:30 p.m. Alexandria at Sartell, 7:15 p.m. St. Cloud Tech at Rocori, 7:15 p.m. Sauk Rapids at Fergus Falls, 7:15 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH BOLD vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 7:30 p.m. Benson at Montevideo, 7:30 p.m. Yellow Medicine East at Lac qui Parle Valley, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at New London-Spicer, 7:30 p.m. Paynesville at Minnewaska, 7:30 p.m. Sauk Centre at St. Cloud Cathedral, 7:30 p.m. Melrose at Albany, 7:30 p.m. CAMDEN NORTH Renville County West vs.
Prep Volleyball Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa def. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 25-23, 25-21, 25-21 MACCRAY def. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 25-11, 25-19, 25-19 Dawson-Boyd def. Ortonville 25-23, 25-17, 25-23 Renville County West def. Yellow Medicine East 25-20, 26-24, 25-18 Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop def. Redwood Valley 25-19, 25-16, 24-26, 25-4 Girls Tennis Section 6A championship Minnewaska 5, Melrose 2
WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater College Warriors continue to come up short, losing 13-7 to Minnesota West Saturday at Hodapp Field. The Warriors (1-7) had enough de-fense, but didn't score until late in the game on a 35-yard pass from Des-mond Moody to Dan Drex-ler. "These kids keep working for me," said Ridgewater first-year coach Rob Baumgarn. "That's been my biggest joy. They never quit." The visitors from Worthington scored a touchdown on the game's opening possession but the Warriors' defense, led by linebacker Blake Hagert, didn't break after that.
A Learn-to-Curl Open House is slated for Oct. 28 at the Willmar Civic Center. The free session runs from 1-9 p.m. Warm, loose-fitting clothing is advised and flat-soled shoes. Certified instructors will provide free instructions. The Willmar Curling Club with Community Education and Recreation sponsor a 15-week Wednesday night league.
The Minnewaska Area Lakers play Melrose at 7:30 a.m. today in the Section 6A tennis championship at Fargo Courrts Plus in Fargo. The Lakers (16-3) beat Melrose (17-2) 5-2 on Sept. 19.
MARSHALL -- Central Minnesota Christian nearly pulled off the upset of the tournament, taking unbeaten and defending Class AA state champion St. Cloud Cathedral to three games in pool play before losing and settling for fifth place. The Bluejays (14-6) beat Murray County Central 25-16, 25-15 and MACCRAY 25-17, 25-19 in pool play, then outlasted Fulda 29-31, 25-19, 18-16 for fifth place. Senior setter/hitter Kresson Vreeman had a strong all-around tournament with 40 kills, 40 assists, eight ace serves, two ace blocks and 32 digs. Tara Frikke had 26 kills, five ace serves and five ace blocks.