St. John's University sophomore Joe Schoolmeesters of Litchfield shot a two-under 71-71-72-214 to win the MIAC Men's Golf Championship title Monday at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. Schoolmeesters helped St. John's claim its third straight MIAC title. Erik Tone, a Gustavus Adolphus senior from Willmar, finished second, shooting an even par 73-73-70-216, leading the Gusties to a second-place tie with Augsburg. Concordia (Moorhead) junior Drew Dvorak of Litchfield led the Cobbers to fifth place, shooting 77-76-73-226.
Willmar's Abdi Awale and Jackie Johnson were named as Central Lakes Conference Performers of the Week Tuesday. Awale led the Willmar boys cross country team to a perfect score of 15 at the Willmar Invite Saturday. He placed first overall in a time of 16:07. Johnson finished 10th overall in 17:02 to lead the Willmar girls to a second-place finish at the Willmar Invite Saturday.
The Ridgewater Lady Warriors host Rochester in a junior college Southern Division volleyball match at the college. Ridgewater is 6-0 in the Southern Division and 21-3 overall.
ST. CLOUD -- After a long delay, the Willmar girls tennis team earned its second win of the season, beating Central Lakes Conference foe St. Cloud Apollo 4-3 Tuesday. The Cardinals (2-6, 2-10) arrived at St. Cloud Apollo High School ready to take the court after winning their first dual of the season on Thursday. But rain moved the action to Gold's Gym. Unfortunately, the teams had to wait for open space. "We went to Gold's but another team was playing and we didn't start until 6:30," said Willmar coach Erika Kath. Willmar split the singles matches with the Eagles, getting wins from No.
WILLMAR -- In a back-and-forth Central Lakes Conference dual meet, Willmar came from six-points down in the second half to submerge Sartell 97-89 Tuesday. The Sabres took a 58-52 lead after the 100 freestyle, but Willmar briefly went in front, 72-68, by winning the 200 freestyle before the Sabres tied it with two events left. Katie Pakola won the 100 breaststroke in a personal best 1:17.13 for a two-point 87-85 lead.
Late result Monday Non-Conference EV-Watkins 3, ACGC 1 Brittany Smith had seven kills and four ace blocks and Kjersten Karlsgodt supplied six more kills for Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (1-13), but the Falcons couldn't snap their losing streak. ACGC (1-13)...................20 22 25 18 EV-Watkins (9-6).............25 25 22 25 (Key: good-attempts-aces) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Serving: Heather Wall 12-13-0, Kjersten Karlsgodt 14-16-1, Stephanie Nelson 11-12-0, Ashley Schmeling 16-19-2 .... Setting: Rachael Ruzicka 35-48-6, Nelson 33-44-10 ....
LITCHFIELD -- Hutchinson rallied from an 0-2 hole to stun Litchfield 19-25, 22-25, 25-9, 25-23, 15-9 in a non-conference match Tuesday. Litchfield (9-5) made only eight errors in 134 attacks, but the Dragons piled up only 30 kills -- led by Megan Lambertson's 11 -- as Hutchinson's defense stifled its neighbor to the north. Dani Heuer trailed Lambertson with nine kills and Jamie Wollin piled up 20 digs.
Prep Volleyball Yellow Medicine East def. Morris 25-18, 25-13, 25-21 Sauk Centre def. New London-Spicer 25-21, 25-13, 25-10 Melrose def. Minnewaska 25-12, 25-12, 25-18 Springfield def. Buffalo Lake-Hector 25-20, 25-17, 25-10 MACCRAY def. Lincoln HI 25-14, 25-14, 21-25, 25-10 Hutchinson def. Litchfield 19-25, 22-25, 25-9, 25-23, 15-9 Russell-Tyler-Ruthton def. Dawson-Boyd 25-17, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22 Albany def. Paynesville 25-16, 29-27, 25-13 Benson def. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 25-17, 25-19, 25-21 Montevideo def. BOLD 25-17, 25-21, 25-18 Central Minnesota Christian def.
College Volleyball JUNIOR COLLEGE Rochester at Ridgewater, 6:30 p.m.
Result Tuesday Central Lakes Sartell 7, Willmar 0 No details were available. Sartell (9-2-1, 11-2-2)................2 5 -- 7 Willmar (0-11-1, 1-13-1)............0 0 -- 0 Statistics not available