REDWOOD FALLS -- All of the higher-seeded players won their matches Monday in the opening rounds of the Section 3A girls individual tennis tournament. Reaching the semifinals in singles were No. 1 Madeline Gail of Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, No. 2 Jill Hagestuen of Benson, No. 3 Melanie Gail of Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd and No. 4 Megan Seipel of New London-Spicer. The doubles semifinals will feature No. 1 Alissa Mattison-Sam Boushek of Redwood Valley, No. 2 Becky Meyer-Ashley Forstrom of MACCRAY, No. 3 Sam Gacke-Melissa Klein of Luverne and No.
Late results Saturday Montevideo Invite Ashley Briones won the 500 freestyle by nearly five seconds for Montevideo, which finished second behind Watertown-Mayer. Team scoring (1) Watertown-Mayer 608 (2) Montevideo 563 (3) Marshall 541 200 MEDLEY RELAY - (1) Marshall 1:58.87 (2) Watertown-Mayer 2:02.22 200 FREESTYLE - (1) Chelsea Caron, Mar, 2:04.72 (2) Kate Snyder, Mar, 2:07.77 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - (1) Cora Kugler, WM, 2:27.51 (2) Ashley Briones, Mon, 2:32.80 50 FREESTYLE - (1) Megan Geyen, WM, 24.16 (2) Kaylin Caron, Mar, 25.78 DIVING - (1) Megan Doom, Mar, 144.2 (2) Etty Hathaway
Prep Volleyball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Brainerd, 7:15 p.m. Alexandria at Rocori St. Cloud Tech at Sauk Rapids St. Cloud Apollo at Little Falls Sartell at Fergus Falls WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Morris vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 7:30 p.m. Yellow Medicine East at Benson, 7:30 p.m. Lac qui Parle Valley at Montevideo, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Paynesville at New London-Spicer, 7:30 p.m. Minnewaska at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 7:30 p.m. Melrose at St. Cloud Cathedral Albany at Sauk Centre CAMDEN NORTH Canby vs.
Prep Volleyball Redwood Valley def. Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 25-20, 25-14, 23-25, 25-18 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa def. Morris 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg def. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 25-7, 25-20, 25-22 Marshall def. MACCRAY 25-13, 25-18, 25-15 Central Minnesota Christian def. BOLD 25-9, 25-23, 25-15 Girls Tennis Section 8AA Becker 6, Willmar 1
ALEXANDRIA -- More evidence that the Willmar boys cross-country team runs in a class by itself was posted Saturday at the 34th annual Lions' Meet of Champions. The No. 1-ranked Class AA Cardinals put five runners in the top 10 and amassed only 24 points to outrace runner-up Stillwater by 81 points. The Ponies, ranked No. 8 in the Coaches Poll released Oct. 2, were second by 18 points to Willmar at the 2005 state meet. No. 2-ranked Roseville finished third, while No.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.