Concordia senior hitter Danielle Dahl of Willmar and St. Benedict middle blocker Teri Knapper of Renville were both named to the All-MIAC Volleyball first team. Dahl recorded 245 kills with a .339 hitting percentage while Knapper had 392 kills and a .284 percentage. No. 1-seed Concordia (24-1) beat the No. 6 Blazers 3-2 in the conference playoff final Saturday at Moorhead.
Augustana outside hitter Terrin Post, a senior from Prinsburg, was named to the all-North Central Conference volleyball team Monday. Post led the Vikings with 4.14 kills-per-game in conference matches and was second overall. Augustana, ranked No. 6 in the North Central Regional, will face No. 3 Nebraska-Omaha at noon on Thursday.
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The boys and girls state cross country meet will be held today at St. Olaf College in Northfield. The Willmar boys, ranked No. 1 in Class AA, are the defending champions. Kaafi Adeys was fourth in Class AA individually last season. Abdi Awale was sixth. Nikki Swenson, a senior from Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, won the Class A girls' title in 2003 and was second each of the past two seasons, returns. She is ranked No. 1 in Class A. The Lakeville North girls are the defending Class AA champions, while St.
WILLMAR -- It took Ridgewater a game to get going, but after it got on track Wisconsin Tech had no answer for the Lady Warriors. Ridgewater gave up 26 points to the Wisconsin state runner-up in the first game before winning 30-10 and 30-18 to complete a sweep in the semifinals of the Region 13 tournament Friday. The Lady Warriors (30-4) will now meet Madison Area Technical College today at 1 p.m. in the championship match with the winner advancing to the NJCAA Division III National Tournament Nov.
Cross County STATE TOURNAMENT At St. Olaf College, Northfield Class A boys, 10 a.m.; Class A girls, 11 a.m. Class AA boys, 1 p.m.; Class AA girls, 2 p.m. Prep Volleyball SECTION 6AA FINAL At UM-Morris Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa vs. Montevideo, 7 p.m. SECTION 2A FINAL At Gustavus College, St. Peter Central Minnesota Christian vs. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's, 7 p.m. College Volleyball REGION 13 PLAYOFFS At Ridgewater College Third-place match, 11 a.m. Championship, 1 p.m.
Prep Football SECTION 6AAA FINAL At St. Cloud State University Litchfield vs. New London-Spicer, 5 p.m. SECTION 6AA FINAL At Fargodome, Fargo, N.D. Morris vs. MACCRAY, 5:30 p.m. College Volleyball REGION 13 SEMIFINALS At Ridgewater College Ridgewater vs. Western Wisconsin Tech, 6 p.m. Fergus Falls vs. Madison Area Technical College, 8 p.m.
NEW ULM -- With one more victory Central Minnesota Christian will have participated in the Class A State Tournament for a unprecedented ninth time in a 10-year period. That's because the second-seeded Bluejays swept No. 5 Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 25-10, 25-22, 25-12 in the Section 2A-North final Thursday at Martin Luther College. Only Sleepy Eye St. Mary's, the Section 2A-South champion, is in the way of CMCS (19-9) reaching the state tournament, which is Nov. 9-11 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The two will meet Saturday at 7 p.m. at Gustavus Adolphus College in St.
PAYNESVILLE -- Sometimes in the post-season a red-hot team can hits a snag and with one quick hook, find themselves watching the rest of the tournament. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa wasn't about to let that happen.
MORRIS -- Like a well-oiled machine, Montevideo was hitting on all cylinders Thursday night en route to a 25-20, 25-12, 19-25, 25-15 over MACCRAY in the Section 6AA-19 championship. Montevideo (25-2), which has now won 23 matches in a row, will take on defending 6AA champion Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 7 p.m. Saturday at the University of Minnesota-Morris in final. "We played very well the first two games," said Montevideo coach Joanna Naumann.