A two-hour or 200-lap Enduro Race featuring 4-cylinder cars only is slated for 4 p.m. Saturday in Willmar. The entry fee is $100 with a $2,000 first-prize based on 75 entries. Grandstand admission is $5. Entry forms available at 941theloon.com or phone 320-905-3404.
The Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club and the Learn To Skate Program will be holding an open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Willmar Civic Center. There will be skating exhibitions, then an open skating period. Admission is free and rental skates will be available.
BRAINERD -- Willmar snapped a four-match losing streak in the Central Lakes Conference by sweeping Brainerd 25-13, 25-21, 25-16 Tuesday. The win nearly mirrored the Cardinals' first victory this year against Brainerd. Willmar (5-5, 8-12) gave up only one more point and had two less ace serves on Tuesday compared to its 25-11, 25-16, 25-22 sweep on Sept.
MONTEVIDEO -- The Montevideo Thunder Hawks extended their winning streak to 16 matches on Tuesday thumping Lac qui Parle Valley 25-21, 12-25, 25-19 and 25-18. The victory secured at the least a share of the West Central Conference South championship. Yellow Medicine East also won Tuesday to remain two matches back. Karie Blommel was the attack leader for Montevideo with 10 kills. "Karie showed great leadership," said Naumann. "Kara Nelson played a steady game. She got to loose balls, passed well and covered.
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer won for the third time in West Central North Conference action, beating winless Paynesville, 25-12, 25-19, 25-16 Thursday. The Wildcats (3-9, 4-16) threw up a strong attack, with Cassie Ziemer recording 11 kills on 17-of-17 attacks. Taylor Thompsen added six kills and four ace serves.
RENVILLE -- With the help of Megan Groen's 17 kills, Renville County West moved into a tie for first place in the Camden North Conference by upending Canby 25-17, 25-19, 22-25, 25-17 Tuesday. The Jaguars (15-5) improved to 4-1 in the loop, the same mark as idle MACCRAY (11-6).
College Volleyball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater vs. Anoka-Ramsey at Coon Rapids, 6:30 p.m. Prep Volleyball NON-CONFERENCE Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Osakis, 3:30 p.m. Girls Tennis SECTION 6A FINAL Minnewaska vs. Melrose at Fargo, 7:30 a.m.
Prep Volleyball Litchfield def. Annandale 23-25, 25-15, 25-16, 25-16 Willmar def. Brainerd 25-13, 25-21, 25-16 Minneota def. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 25-20, 25-18, 25-13 Tracy-Milroy-Balaton def. Dawson-Boyd 25-14, 25-11, 23-25, 25-14 New London-Spicer def. Paynesville 25-12, 25-19, 25-15 Minnewaska def. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 25-14, 20-25, 25-21, 25-16 Yellow Medicine East def. Benson 25-10, 25-21, 16-25, 25-19 Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop def. Buffalo Lake-Hector 25-15, 17-25, 25-18, 25-21 Montevideo def. Lac qui Parle Valley 25-21, 12-25, 25-19, 25-18 Morris def.
The Ridgewater men's soccer team, a first-year club program, will host its first-ever game in Hutchinson Wednesday. The Warriors will play North Iowa Area Community College at 3 p.m. at the Hutchinson Middle School soccer field. Admission is free.
In Section 2A boys soccer first-round playoff games today, Willmar is at Worthington at 4 p.m. and Central Minnesota Christian travels to Mankato West for a 7 p.m. match. Section 2A girls playoffs start Thursday with No. 10 Willmar playing at No. 7 Fairmont at 4 p.m.