ROCHESTER -- For the second straight week, Ridgewater College took an early lead only to be overtaken -- this time by Rochester 25-8 on Saturday in Minnesota Community College South Division football. The Warriors (1-6) led 8-3 after one quarter on a 10-yard Desmond Moody-to-Jason Pawelk pass play and a pass to Dan Drexler for the two-point conversion. The Ridgewater defense did all it could to stifle the Yellowjackets, giving up just six first downs and 217 total yards and scooping up four fumbles for a 4-1 edge in takeaways. But the Yellowjackets' defenders allowed the visitors only 152 t
WILLMAR -- Josh Aslesen's penalty kick in the 35th minute of the first half was all the scoring as Willmar tipped conference rival Alexandria 1-0 in Central Lakes boys soccer Saturday at Hodapp Field. Ethan Vogel stopped nine Alexandria shots to claim a shutout. No. 10-seed Willmar starts Section 2A 4 p.m. Tuesday at No. 7 Worthington. Aslesen got pushed in the penalty box drawing the point-blank opportunity. "Josh hasn't missed a penalty kick all year," said head coach Richard Courtney. "We moved him to sweeper in the second half to help protect the lead.
Prep Volleyball NON-CONFERENCE Central Minnesota Christian vs. BOLD at Olivia, 7:30 p.m. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Morris, 7:30 p.m. MACCRAY at Marshall, 7:30 p.m. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven, 7:30 p.m. Hancock at Breckenridge, 7:30 p.m. Redwood Valley at Cedar Mountain, 7:30 p.m. Prep Tennis SECTION 8AA-SOUTH At Gold's Gym, St. Cloud Willmar vs. Becker, 1 p.m. St. Cloud Tech vs. Rocori, 3 p.m.
Prairie Woods ELC The following activities are offered by Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Register by calling PWELC, 354-5894 or e-mail at email@example.com . Discount available on all classes for members. Open Climbing -- Indoor rock climbing wall. Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Reservations required, please call by Thursday. Sibley State Park The Interpretive Center is open daily. All Sibley State park programs are lead by the park naturalist or visiting expert. They are at the Interpretive Center and are free unless otherwise noted.
My son, Damon, heard about a competitive squirrel hunt held somewhere that sounded like a lot of fun. We could do something similar, but we could make up our own rules. We would cut down on the squirrel population, have prizes and eat the results. Sunday morning, participants could hunt squirrels anywhere they wanted and bring them to our cabin by noon for scoring. The best shots on three squirrels would be added up to determine the winner. Some people took the competition much more seriously than others. While some hunters were in the timber when dawn broke, others were not as dedicated.
NEW LONDON -- Interest in the deer hunt offered by the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center for people with disabilities is continuing to grow. All seven of the available blinds have already been spoken for, according to Mark Mertens, who organizes the hunt. This will mark the fifth annual firearms deer hunt for people with disabilities at Prairie Woods. It will be held during the second weekend of the regular firearms season, Nov. 11-14.
ST. CLOUD -- Cory Hanson scored on a 21-yard touchdown run with 1:55 remaining in the game, rallying the Willmar Cardinals to a 31-27 win over St. Cloud Tech in a Central Lakes Conference game Friday night. Not since the Cardinals beat both Brainerd and Alexandria in 2000 on the way to tying for the Central Lakes title have the Cardinals licked such a formidable foe on the road. Willmar (4-2, 4-2) outgained the Tigers 452-304.
WILLMAR -- After beating St. Cloud Apollo 4-3 for a second time in four days, Willmar advance to the semifinals of the Section 8AA-South tournament Friday. Willmar's third win in its last four matches gives the No. 4 seed a date with top seed Becker Monday at 1 p.m. at Gold's Gym in St.
The Willmar Cardinals will host their annual eight-team volleyball tournament today at the high school. In Pool A is Willmar, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Buffalo Lake-Hector and Breckenridge. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Benson, New London-Spicer and Parkers Prairie are in Pool B. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. Willmar is the defending champion.
Jake Nordin, a 6-3, 262-pound Northern Illinois University senior tight end from Lake Lillian, broke his left leg in the second quarter last Saturday against Ball State in Muncie, Ind. and will miss the remainder of the season. Nordin caught one pass for four yards in the game. He is the Huskies' third-leading receiver with 14 catches for 159 yards this season. Northern Illinois won the game, 40-28, to improve to 3-2. NFL scouts have been high on Nordin because of his blocking and pass-catching abilities. He has 54 career receptions.