WILLMAR -- Central Lakes won its fourth straight MCCC volleyball title on Sunday winning a hard-fought match with Ridgewater. The Raiders (30-3) prevailed in the final match of the three-day, eight-team state community college tournament 25-30, 30-27, 33-31 and 30-22. Ridgewater coach Joe Sussenguth said he couldn't be disappointed given the caliber of his team's play against the No. 1-rated team in NJCAA Division III. "I've never seen teams battle so hard," he said. "The games were physical and extremely well played.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Sam Boushek and Alissa Mattison of Redwood Valley took second place in doubles at the state Class A girls tennis tournament Saturday. Benson duo Abby Fragodt and Mackenzie Weber took fourth in the tournament held at Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center. Boushek and Mattison, both seniors, won their semifinal match against Betsy Wehseler and Farrah Steinke of Crosby-Ironton, 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5.
ALEXANDRIA -- The Willmar Cardinals won three events and placed fifth in the Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving meet for a second straight year. Freshman Alissa Tinklenberg won both the 200 freestyle (2:01.58) and the 500 freestyle (5:31.45), after placing second in both races in 2005.
COLLEGEVILLE -- Melrose captured the West Central Conference swimming and diving meet championship Saturday at St. John's University. Montevideo, which placed fourth, won the opening 200-medley relay with Ali Rongstad, Casey Schulte, Ashley Briones and Madi Eid in 1:59.65 Final standings: (1) Melrose 457 (2) Sauk Centre 434.5 (3) St.
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Events/competitions Middle Fork Crow Watershed District Open House -- The Middle Fork Crow Watershed District will hold an Open House Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Bell Tower Plaza in Spicer. The Open House will feature a public viewing of the 10-year Comprehensive Plan and the public will be able to make comments. The regular Board of Managers meeting will held after the Open House. Weekly/monthly, etc. Blomkest Sportsmen's Club Pancake Supper -- 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the Blomkest Community Center.
Sunday morning, Amanda left home before dawn to bow hunt the buck we have seen on occasion on the south place. My son and grandsons were having a guy's day of sleeping in, eating a big breakfast and doing guy things while mommy went after the winter supply of meat. I planned to be in the timber, not too far from where she planned to be, but the bed was warm and there is more than a week before the rut gets into full swing. I could get an extra hour or two of sleep and still go out in the afternoon. I was wondering if Amanda had stuck with her plan to go out early when the phone rang.
WILLMAR -- After Day 1 of 3 of the MCCC volleyball tournament, it would appear that Central Lakes College and host Ridgewater College are on a collision course. The Raiders posted a 6-0 game record on Friday at the college while the Lady Warriors went 5-1. Those two have accounted for the past six championships -- four by Central Lakes, including the last three, and Ridgewater in both 2001 and 2002. Joe Sussenguth, the first-year Ridgewater coach, points to Central Lakes as the favorite. "They've been rated No.
The Willmar Cardinals girls swimming and diving team competes today at the Central Lakes Conference championships hosted by Alexandria. The meet is scheduled to start at noon. As a result of preliminary competition Thursday at Alexandria, Willmar advanced three divers to the finals today: Alicia Alvarado, Brooke Feichtinger and Bethany Pollock. Fergus Falls is the defending champion. Montevideo and Minnewaska/Morris compete in the West Central Conference meet at St. John's University today, and Litchfield is at the Wright County Conference meet in Orono.
The high school football section playoffs resume today with eight semifinal games involving 10 area teams. Litchfield hosts Albany and New London-Spicer hosts Staples-Motley in Section 6AAA, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg hosts Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Dawson-Boyd is at Wabasso in Section 5A, MACCRAY is at West Central Area and Morris hosts Yellow Medicine East in Section 6AA, Buffalo Lake-Hector is at Lester Prairie in Section 4A and Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City is at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted in Section 5AA.