MURDOCK -- Junior fullback Mark Skoglund shredded the Pillager defense for 220 yards and five touchdowns in just the first two quarters as Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg ripped Pillager 54-16 on Wednesday. KMS shared the conference title with Browerville, which loss to United North. Skoglund, a 200-pound junior, tallied on runs of 22, 30, 38, 11 and 6 yards.
SAUK RAPIDS -- The Willmar boys won their third straight Central Lakes boys championship in cross-country with a perfect score of 15 and the Willmar girls placed second to Brainerd on Tuesday. Abdi Awale led the pack of Cardinals to the line with a winning time of 16:06. It was the second straight CLC individual title for Awale, who was third in 2004 and fourth as a freshman.
Willmar senior Jenny Peterson was eliminated from the Section 8AA individual tennis tournament Tuesday in Grand Forks. Peterson, the No. 4 seed from the South, fell 6-1, 6-2 to the top seed from the North, Lexi Moon of Fergus Falls.
Because of MEA, the high school football regular season comes to a close tonight for 19 of the 20 area school districts. MACCARY was the lone team playing on Tuesday. There will be no games played on Thursday or Friday nights. Playoffs begin next week.
MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo capped its West Central South Conference schedule with a 25-13, 25-12, 25-11 win over Benson Tuesday. The Thunder Hawks finished 11-1 in the league and are 21-2 overall. Taylor Skoglund's nine kills paced a balanced Montevideo attack. Karie Blommel followed with seven kills and Kat Schwachtgen added six. Calie Roggatz recorded 16 assists and Kara Nelson had 12 digs. Anne Bausman and Keri Mikkelson had four kills each for the Braves (5-7, 15-12).
GLENWOOD -- Laura Tvrdik piled up 13 kills and eight ace blocks Tuesday to help Minnewaska post a 25-27, 25-21, 25-19, 25-10 win over Paynesville in the West Central North Conference finales for both squads. Tvrdik was one of six players that were credited with accumulating a total of 24 ace blocks for the Lakers.
PRINSBURG -- Central Minnesota Christian forced a three-way tie for the Camden North Conference volleyball title Tuesday, handing Renville County West a 25-23, 25-19, 24-26, 25-12 loss. It means the Jaguars, MACCRAY and Lakeview will share the league title with 7-3 records. The Bluejays finish fourth at 6-4. CMCS' Kresson Vreeman pulled double duty, leading the team in kills with 20 and assists with 29. Cassie Ulferts recorded 22 assists and nine kills. Jenny Blom and Kari Mulder also had nine kills each. Megan Groen smacked 22 kills in 33-of-34 attacks to pace the Jaguars.
MORRIS -- Nikki Swenson, Jacob Henderson, the Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd girls and Montevideo boys all defended their respective titles Tuesday at the West Central South Conference cross country meet at Pomme de Terre Golf Course. For Swenson, who finished in a time of 15:07.07, its her fourth straight win at the conference meet as the senior helped LQPV/DB claim the girls title by 41 points over Montevideo.
FERGUS FALLS -- Mary Morris won the 200 individual medley and was a member in two winning relays Tuesday, but Willmar fell 104-82 to Central Lakes Conference champion Fergus Falls in its regular-season season finale. Alissa Tinklenberg pocketed two wins (200 freestyle and 100 backstroke) and Beth Pollock in diving also won for the Cardinals, who finished 6-3 in the CLC and 6-4 overall. Willmar, which won the 200 and 400 freestyle relays, is off until next Saturday when it will compete in the conference championships at Alexandria. Fergus Falls 104, Willmar 82 200 MEDLEY RELAY - (1) Fergus
MAYNARD -- MACCRAY, ranked ninth in the latest Associated Press Class AA football poll, rumbled over Fulda for a 56-6 win in Little Sioux Conference action Tuesday. It was the Wolverines' seventh straight win after opening the season with a 32-15 loss to Minneota. The Wolverines, who finish 7-1 in the league and overall, rushed 44 times for 346 yards and six of their eight touchdowns. Mitch Grussing led the way with 129 yards on 15 carries and three straight touchdowns.