WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals couldn't hold a three-goal lead and settled for a 5-5 tie with Mankato East at Kennedy Field on Saturday afternoon. Josh Aslesen's penalty kick four minutes into the second half put Willmar up 5-2. But the momentum shifted to the Cougars as Willmar seemed to sit on the lead. Deploying its talented forwards, East fought back to tie the score on Adam Mohamed's second goal with four minutes left in regulation. Both teams had good chances in the second half of the 10-minutes of overtime.
DUPAGE, Ill. -- The Ridgewater Lady Warriors lost to the College of DuPage in pool play Saturday at the DuPage Invite and finished 1-2. DuPage won 30-26, 21-30, 15-13. Statistics will appear in Tuesday's paper.
Results Saturday New Prague Invite Team scores (1) Minnetonka 42 (2) New Prague 22.5 (3) Orono 22.5 (4) United South Central 21.5 (5) New London-Spicer 14.5 (6) Roseau 14 (7) Glencoe-Silver Lake 9 (8) Faribault 1 How New London-Spicer fared (Name, won-lost) SINGLES - (1) Megan Seipel 1-2 (2) Angie Wiegmann 1-2, 4th place (3) Courtney Edwards 2-1, 3rd place (4) Kelly Cappelen 1-2 DOUBLES - (1) Jennesa Johnson-Elizabeth Kampstra 1-2, 4th place (2) Wendy Toops-Lauren Rustad 1-2, 4th place (3) Renae Henjum-Becca Emery 1-2, 4th place Montevideo Invite Team scores Pipestone 4, MACCRAY 3
Volleyball NON-CONFERENCE Sleepy Eye vs.
College Football Northland 32, Ridgewater 6 College Volleyball College of DuPage def. Ridgewater 30-26, 21-30, 15-13 Prep Volleyball Pierz def.
The Willmar girls soccer team travels to Mankato to play Mankato East at 1 p.m. today in a non-conference match. The Cardinals' boys soccer team hosts Mankato East at 1 p.m. today.
The Ridgewater Warriors football team opens the 2006 season today against Northland College in St. Cloud. Only 45 players are on the Warriors' team this year, 10 below the average. Ridgewater was 4-5 last season under coach John Vraa, who resigned after 13 seasons. It was the only time Vraa did not have a winning season. Rob Baumgarn takes over as the new head coach.
For years I have hunted with a compound bow made in the early 1980s. When I bought it, the technology that went into making it was cutting edge. Cams, cables and pulleys at the end of the limbs decreased the amount of strength required to hold it from 70 pounds to between 35 and 40 pounds. This was a dramatic improvement over the old long bows used by Indians and archers of the middle ages. When a person pulls a 70-pound long bow to its full extension, he is holding 70 pounds. Needless to say, one does not hold at full draw for long periods of time.
Events/competitions Crow River Clean Up Day -- Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 a.m.-noon. The Crow River Organization of Water is holding the third annual watershed-wide clean up day. Family and friends will have the opportunity to help clean up the Crow River and its tributaries. Citizens in the following communities have begun organizing groups to take part in the clean up: Buffalo, Delano, Hanover, Hutchinson, Howard Lake, New London and Spicer, Rockford, St. Michael, Glencoe, Watertown, Dayton and Otsego, and Paynesville. For more information, call Diane Sander at 763-682-1933 ext.
DUPAGE, Ill. -- After getting swept by Minnesota Community College Conference rival Central Lakes in the opener of the College of DuPage Invite Friday, Ridgewater bounced back to sweep Illinois Valley to give new head coach Joe Sussenguth his first career win. The Lady Warriors dropped the first game to Central Lakes 30-16 before eventually being outlasted in the second game 30-26 and losing the final game 15-7.