Girls Basketball Morris/CA 54, LQPV 44 ACGC 48, Paynesville 43 Dawson-Boyd 47, RTR 43 Glencoe-SL 40, BOLD 30
The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Community Education will be taking a fan bus to the state wrestling tournament March 2 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. ACGC qualified for state in Class A and opens again New York Mills at 7:30 p.m. The cost of the coach bus is $12 and will be leaving the high school at 4 p.m. A fan bus will also be going to the tournament March 3 and leaving the high school at 9 a.m. The cost of that trip is also $12. Students may ride only if accompanied by an adult. Call (320) 857-2651 by noon Thursday to sign up.
The Ridgewater Warriors baseball team is ranked No. 2 nationally in a poll released by Collegiate Baseball magazine for 2006, and No. 3 nationally in the NJCAA National Poll. Ridgewater is coming off a national runner-up finish in 2005, where it finished 37-8. Ridgewater returns its top five pitchers, led by All-American Adam Ferrell, and Ethan Vogt, a 2007 Gopher signee. The Warriors open their season March 9 in Fort Myers, Florida.
Alexandria Mustangs to hold open tryouts The Alexandria Area Mustangs Football team's open tryout is set for Sunday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The tryout and informational meeting takes place at Lakes Community Recreation Center in Alexandria. For more information on tryouts and the Mustangs, contact owner Rick Ties at (507) 358-7075 or head coach Todd Hendricks at (320) 974-3100. The Mustangs will play in the Great Plains Football League, an amatuer/semi-pro/minor league adult tackle football league.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Everything but the coin flip seemed to go Ridgewater's way as the regular season ended Saturday. The Lady Warriors avenged a four-point loss to Minneapolis earlier with a commanding 73-45 victory over the Marauders in the MCCC Southern Division finale.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minneapolis Marauders snuffed Ridgewater's flickering hopes for a post-season berth, crushing the Warriors 102-79 in the MCCC Southern Division finale on Saturday. The Warriors needed a win to earn a spot in the top four out of the South.
BENSON -- Dana Dierkhising broke the Section 6A individual all-around record en route to leading Melrose to the Class A state tournament for the 15th time on Saturday. Melrose, which won its ninth straight section title, had 145.05 points. New London-Spicer was second with 142.225 and Benson/KMS third with 136.6. Dierkhising's 38.8 all-around score shattered the old mark held by Katie Niehaus (38.35). Emma DeGeest of New London-Spicer was second all-around (35.75) and also qualified for state with a third on floor exercise and fourth-place finishes on vault and balance beam.
ELK RIVER -- Willmar's Caitlin Cooreman finished ninth in the all-around, but failed to qualify for the state meet in any events Saturday at the Section 8AA tournament. Cooreman posted a combined 34.85 from four events. Her highest finish individually was seventh on vault with a 9.3. Also finishing all four events for the Cardinals were Bethany Pollock (32.925), Brooke Barrett (28.5) and Jessica Wanner (27.6). "The girls were much improved from our conference meet," said Willmar coach Larry Selchow. "Bethany had a great meet with her personal best." St.
LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield scored 12 points in the last 1:50 to beat Little Falls 55-50 in non-conference action Saturday. Becky Smith and Brittany Euerle scored five points each and Emily Davis added two as the Dragons (18-6) came back from a 50-43 deficit. Smith led the team with 16 points, followed by Davis with 11 and Eeurle with 10. Litchfield 55, Little Falls 50 Little Falls (7-15) 30 20 -- 50 Litchfield (18-6) 30 25 -- 55 LITTLE FALLS - 18-34 FG (4-7 3 pt); 10-17 FT; 28 rebounds; 14 fouls ...
PIPESTONE -- Kenton Johnson drained a pair of free throws with 5.4 seconds remaining in the game to lift the Sting (11-10). Pipestone missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer. YME had as much as a 14-point lead in the first half and led 28-20 at halftime. Johnson had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds for YME. Luke Berg had 12 points and five assists and Ryan Fromm also had 11 points, including three 3-pointers. Matt Paulsen led Pipestone with 16 points.