West Central North Minnewaska 50, Sauk Centre 39 Minnewaska (5-3, 9-3) led the entire the game despite shooting only 29 percent (18-for-62) from the field. The Lakers were 13-for-17 at the free-throw line while Sauk Centre (1-5, 3-11) was 15 of 17. Sara Gregerson piled up 17 points, eight rebounds and five blocks to ignite the Lakers. Lindsay Solmonsen followed with 10 points while Shiona Beecher pocketed five steals and five assists. Sauk Centre (1-5, 3-11) 21 18 -- 39 Minnewaska (5-3, 9-3) 25 25 -- 50 SAUK CENTRE - 12-37 FG (0-0 3 pt); 15-17 FT; 30 rebounds; 14 fouls ...
COTTONWOOD -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg knocked off undefeated Lakeview with a late surge with a 54-50 win in Camden North girls basketball Thursday. The Fighting Saints (4-4, 9-4) went on an 11-0 run in the last two minutes to cap the upset win. Down seven points, Patina Queenan sank a three-pointer, followed by Spencer Berget's three-point play to cut the lead to one. Queenan, who made five treys overall, nailed her last one with about 40 seconds left to take the lead. Esther Peterson made two free throws to ice the win. Peterson led the Fighting Saints with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer sank six 3-pointers en route to a 53-39 West Central North Conference win Thursday over St. Cloud Cathedral. The Crusaders (3-4, 4-11) took a 13-4 lead before NLS (6-2, 11-6) connected from behind the arc to open up the game by halftime, 26-17. Jenn Wendlandt led the Wildcats with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Cassidy Vogt followed with 13 points and eight rebounds, and Ellary Asche added 11 points. Renae Henjum, injured the last two games, returned and played briefly but did not score.
COON RAPIDS -- Wesley Kitt scored a game-high 35 points with six 3-pointers for Ridgewater, but the Warriors couldn't overcome cold shooting as Anoka-Ramsey upended the visitors 85-74 in a MCCC Southern Division game Wednesday evening. Kitt scored 19 points in the first half, but Anoka-Ramsey repelled the sophomore's heroics by owning a 44-36 lead at halftime. Ridgewater (1-3, 6-10) got within five on four occasions in the second half, but the Golden Rams answered each time to fend off the Warriors. "We got manhandled on the boards and were horrible at the free-throw line," said Ridgewater
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City All-Area defensive back Micah Nordin has verbally committed to join the Augustana football program in Sioux Falls next fall. Nordin, a 6-2, 180-pound senior, was a three-year starter on defense for the Falcons. He had 57 tackles and three interceptions this season. Also a running back, Nordin ran for 758 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also averaged nearly 38 yards per kickoff return and also caught 15 passes for 173 yards.
There will be an organizational meeting for all Willmar Junior Olympic volleyball players and parents at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the junior high. For more information, call Rachel Smith at (320) 235-0328 or Bobbie Mattison (320) 235-1701.
The Minnesota Twins exchanged proposed figures Tuesday with three players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Right-hander Kyle Lohse and utility men Michael Cuddyer and Nick Punto were the only three eligible for arbitration, which is available to players with three years of experience in the major leagues. Lohse asked for $3.95 million, while the club offered $3.4 million. Cuddyer asked for $1.5 million, with the Twins offering $1.1 million. And Punto asked for $850,000, with the team offering $625,000. Hearings are scheduled in February.
Result Tuesday West Central Montevideo/YME 106, Melrose/Sauk Centre 81 Montevideo/Yellow Medicine East won all three relays.
Late result Tuesday Non-Conference Lakeview 65, YME 59 Kenton Johnson scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Sting (8-4). Luke Berg added 10 points. Lakeview's Cam Hauge scored 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. YME (8-4)..............................29 30 -- 59 Lakeview...............................29 36 -- 65 YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - 21-59 FG (3-11 3 pt); 14-25 FT; 36 rebounds; 22 fouls ... Scoring: Kenton Johnson 23, Luke Berg 10, Shawn Neu 7, Joey Coubal 5, Casey Luepke 5, Matt Wilson 4, Ryan Fromm 3, Dylan Hempel 2 ... 3-point shots: Berg 1, Neu 2 ...
Late result Tuesday Southwest Redwood Valley 59, Jackson CC 58 Redwood Valley (2-4, 5-8) shot only 29 percent from the floor and was outrebounded 44-27, but the Cardinals rallied to win in overtime. Katie Smith had 15 points, Caitlin Maguire 14 and Ana Johnson 12 for the Cardinals, who forced overtime after trailing by eight at halftime. Jackson CC (1-4, 4-9).......32 22 4 -- 58 Redwood Valley (2-4, 5-8).24 30 5 -- 59 JACKSON COUNTY CENTRAL - 23-62 FG (0-4 3 pt); 12-20 FT; 44 rebounds; 19 fouls ...