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.
GLENCOE -- The Litchfield Dragons won all six of their matches Saturday to capture the title at the Glencoe-Silver Lake Invitational. Litchfield (22-5) had won 13 straight matches. After going 4-0 in pool play, the Dragons topped Glencoe-Silver Lake in the semifinals and New Life Academy in the championship. Megan Lambertson had 58 kills, Brittany Euerle 51, Jamie Wollin 19 and Dani Heuer 16 for Litchfield. Team scores (Pool play) Litchfield def. Lester Prairie 25-17, 28-26 Litchfield def. Spring Lake Park 25-16, 22-25 Litchfield def. St. Croic Luthran 27-29, 25-16 Litchfield def.
LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield survived a flurry of third-quarter fumbles to edge Watertown-Mayer 30-22 in Wright County Conference football Saturday. It was the Dragons' fifth straight win. Litchifeld (5-1, 6-1) is ranked No.
HUTCHINSON -- Marshall claimed the Section 2A True Team title on Saturday, while Willmar finished fourth in the seven-team field. Alissa Tinklenberg captured the lone first-place finish for Willmar, winning the 200 freestyle in 2:01.20. Marshall had 1,108.5 points to 1,056 for runner-up Fergus Falls and 1,030.5 for Hutchinson, the slight favorite entering the meet. Willmar divers had a solid meet with four top-10 finishes.
Prep Volleyball CAMDEN NORTH Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs. MACCRAY at Clara City, 7:30 p.m. Renville County West vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 7:30 p.m. Dawson-Boyd at Ortonville, 7:30 p.m. CENTRAL MINNESOTA Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Redwood Valley at Gibbon-Faoirfax-Winthrop, 7:30 p.m. Prep Tennis SECTION 6A Final at Fargo Minnewaska vs, Melrose, 7:30 a.m.
College Football Minnesota West 13, Ridgewater 7 Prep Football Litchfield 30, Watertown 22 Prep Volleyball Subway Invite MACCRAY def. YME 25-15, 25-19 SF Washington def. YME 25-18, 25-21 SF Washington def. MACCRAY 25-17, 25-19 YME def. Murray County Central 27-25, 22-25, 25-11 St. Cloud Cathedral def. Central Minnesota Christian 25-14, 22-25, 15-13 CMCS def. Murray County Central 25-16, 25-15 CMCS def. MACCRAY 25-17, 25-19 (Championship) St. Cloud Cathedral def. Windom 25-22, 17-25, 15-11 (Third place) Sioux Falls Washington def. St.
Sibley State Park Mt. Tom trail hike: 10 a.m. Oct. 19. Hike with a naturalist along part of the Mt. Tom trail to two of the parks scenic vistas, Little Mt. Tom and Badger Hill. Meet at the Mt. Tom parking lot to start the two-mile hike. Fish features and facts: 2 p.m. Oct. 19. We will examine fish parts, fish life, and Minnesota fish facts along with playing the Fish Facts Quiz. Mt. Tom story: 10 a.m. Oct. 20. Northern Kandiyohi County is a beautiful area of rolling wooded hills, wetlands and lakes.