Sibley State Park Mt. Tom trail hike: 10 a.m. Oct. 19. Hike with a naturalist along part of the Mt. Tom trail to two of the parks scenic vistas, Little Mt. Tom and Badger Hill. Meet at the Mt. Tom parking lot to start the two-mile hike. Fish features and facts: 2 p.m. Oct. 19. We will examine fish parts, fish life, and Minnesota fish facts along with playing the Fish Facts Quiz. Mt. Tom story: 10 a.m. Oct. 20. Northern Kandiyohi County is a beautiful area of rolling wooded hills, wetlands and lakes.
What do you do when people show up at your place with 15 or 20 squirrels? You eat them, of course. I suppose a person should expect a number of people when you invite them to a squirrel hunting competition. The results of the squirrel hunt were quite varied. We had young squirrels and old. We had both red and grays. We had to spend a fair amount of energy giving Damon a hard time for only getting one squirrel, since he was the organizer of the event. His excuse was he had a poodle and a three year old helping with the hunt.
College Football JUNIOR COLLEGE Minnesota at Ridgewater, 1:30 p.m. Prep Volleyball NON-CONFERENCE Subway Classic at Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall (BOLD, Central Minnesota Christian, Lac qui Parle Valley, MACCRAY, New London-Spicer, Yellow Medicine East), 9 a.m. Alexandria Invite (Renville County West), 9 a.m. Glencoe-Silver Lake Invite (Litchfield), 9 a.m. Swimming & Diving SECTION 2A TRUE TEAM Meet at Hutchinson (Willmar), diving, 10:30 a.m.; swimming, 3 p.m.
Prep Football Buffalo Lake-Hector 47, Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin 14 Montevideo 34, Paynesville 7 Staples-Motley 16, New London-Spicer 8 Pipestone 32, Redwood Valley 9 Ashby 46, Hancock 0 Sleepy Eye 26, Renville County West 0 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 19, Royalton 6 BOLD 15, Benson 8 Rocori 14, Willmar 7 Holdingford 30, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 20 Morris 22, Lac qui Parle Valley 12 Minnewaska 53, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 14 Yellow Medicine East 15, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 6 Watertown-Mayer at Litchfield, ppd.
WILLMAR -- For the second week in a row, Willmar found itself starting on its own 15-yard line late in the game and needing a touchdown to avoid defeat. Last week the Cardinals got it driving 85-yards for the game-winning TD at St. Cloud Tech. This week, the last-ditch drive ran out of time and downs at the Rocori 20-yard line. Thus, the Spartans escaped Hodapp Field with a 14-7 Central Lakes Conference victory in a game of hard-hits before about 1,200 fans on a breezy 39-degree evening. A couple of key elements varied from a week earlier.
STAPLES -- Despite not gaining any yards through the air, Staples-Motley snapped New London-Spicer's six-game winning streak Friday by posting a 16-8 victory that also moved the Cardinals into a first-place tie with NLS in the West Central North Conference. Junior fullback Kodeiy Lind almost literally carried the Cardinals' offense by piling up 202 yards on 47 carries. Staples-Motley attempted only three passes as its running game produced 300 yards on 64 carries. The Cardinals (5-1, 5-2) struck first on Caleb Nurnberger's two-yard TD run.
GRANITE FALLS -- Yellow Medicine East stayed in a tie for the lead in the West Central South Conference football title Friday with a 15-6 win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. The Sting are tied with Morris at 5-1 in conference action. YME (5-2) can clinch at least a tie for the title Wednesday with a win over Lac qui Parle Valley. Morris (5-1, 5-2) plays at ACGC (4-2, 5-2) on Wednesday (4-2, 5-2). YME at ACGC both struggled offensively from the start. On the first play from scrimmage, ACGC quarterback saw his pass bounce out of his receiver's hands and into a Sting defender's.
The annual Subway Volleyball Classic at Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall today will include six area high school teams: BOLD, Central Minnesota Christian, Lac qui Parle Valley, MACCRAY, New London-Spicer and Yellow Medicine East.
MADISON -- Pass-happy Morris put together a balanced attack and upended Lac qui Parl Valley 22-12 on Friday to stay in a tie for the West Central South Conference lead with Yellow Medicine East. Morris (5-1, 5-2) had 28 rushing plays and 23 pass plays for a total of 289 yards.
ROYALTON -- Mark Skoglund ran for 136 yards and a touchdowns and Joel Bauman had 112 yards rushing and a touchdown as Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg trimmed Royalton 19-6 in a Prairie South Conference football game Friday night. Skoglund's one-yard run opened the scoring in the second quarter for the Fighting Saints (5-2, 5-2), who remained one game behind Browerville in the conference race. KMS then took a 12-0 halftime lead after Sam Kavanagh caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Steinhaus. Royalton closed within 12-6 on a six-yard scoring pass from Shawn Lanners to Adam Snyder in the thi