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.
Prep Football CENTRAL LAKES Fergus Falls at Alexandria Brainerd at Sartell Sauk Rapids at Little Falls St. Cloud Apollo at Rocori (Non-conference) Willmar at Moorhead, 7 p.m. Bemidji at St. Cloud Tech WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Morris vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 7 p.m. Benson at Paynesville, 7 p.m. BOLD at Montevideo, 7 p.m. Lac qui Parle Valley vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 7 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at New London-Spicer, 7:30 p.m. St.
Prep Football MACCRAY 56, Fulda 6 Prep Volleyball Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa def. Buffalo Lake-Hector, 25-13, 25-19, 20-25, 25-17 Central Minnesota Christian def. Renville County West, 25-23, 25-19, 24-26, 25-12 Minnewaska def. Paynesville, 25-27, 25-21, 25-19, 25-10 Montevideo def. Benson, 25-14, 25-12, 25-11 New London-Spicer def. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 25-9, 25-22, 17-25, 25-21 Litchfield def. Watertown-Mayer, 25-20, 25-18, 25-21 BOLD def. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 22-25, 25-17, 26-24, 19-25, 15-5 Lakeview def.
FARGO -- In each of the last five girls tennis seasons, either Minnewaska or Melrose has won the Section 6A crown and advanced to the state tournament. Monday morning in Fargo, the Lakers won their third consecutive 6A title with a 5-2 victory over the rival Irish at Courts Plus. The Irish won section titles in 2002 and 2003. Melrose won the top two singles matches easily in straight sets, but Minnewaska managed to grab big wins at 3-singles and 3-doubles. Alexa Lagred won her 3-singles match after trailing Melrose's Amy Mueller 6-2.
Cross-country titles will be decided by many conferences today, including the following: n Central Lakes: At Sauk Rapids, Willmar is two-time defending boys champion. n West Central South: At Pomme de Terre Golf Course south of Morris, Nikki Swenson of Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd and Jacob Henderson of Yellow Medicine East rank as individual favorites. n West Central South: At Albany, the Paynesville girls are a contender.
HOWARD LAKE -- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa earned a share of the Central Minnesota Conference volleyball title with a 25-23, 25-21, 25-21 win over Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Monday. The Jaguars (6-1, 24-3) would share the crown with Maple Lake if the Irish beat Rockford today. If Rockford wins, BBE captures the title outright. April Hansen smacked 13 kills to lead the Jaguars, followed by Ashley Lensing, who was 17-for-17 with 10 kills.