WILLMAR -- In the wake of Willmar's 47-26 win against Little Falls on Friday, junior guard Brin Hanson summed it up nicely: "We're on a roll." It was the Cardinals' eighth straight win -- all against Central Lakes Conference foes -- and kept them in full pursuit of front-runner St. Cloud Tech, still a game up in the standings. Willmar hosts another team on the move Monday when Litchfield (17-4) brings in a five-game win streak. Katie Holmgren had the hot hand for Willmar against the Flyers. The 6-foot forward had 10 points by halftime when Willmar led 23-16.
Though the terminology is sometimes interchanged, deer do not have horns, they have antlers. Horns continue to grow throughout the animal's life and are not shed each year. This is why we do not find cow horns scattered about the pasture. Antlers start growing in the spring, mature in the fall and fall off -- also know as shed -- in late winter. This is done to provide us outdoors-type people something to do when the ponds and lakes are not yet frozen enough for ice fishing and it is too early to go turkey hunting. We all go wandering about the woods looking for deer sheds.
Weekly/monthly, etc. Willmar Rifle and Pistol Range -- Lower level of city auditorium; non-mag. handgun, rimfire rifle. 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. $1.50 per half hour, pay at the door. Targets available for sale. 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. Cross Country Ski trails -- Open daily from 8 a.m.-sunset. Ski and snowshoe rental available. Trailhead hours on weekends are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
SPICER -- The 16th Annual Spicer Sunrise Lions Ice Derby saw more of some things and less than in others Feb. 4 at Green Lake's Saulsbury Beach. Also that day, the Minnesota Waterfowl Association hosted its annual Wood Duck Day, which builds houses for nesting birds. The Lions' annual winter fundraiser saw anglers bring in 35 fish, seven times the number registered last year. On the bottom side, approximately 300 people attended, down from 500 in 3005. "It went pretty well.
New London-Spicer will try to unseat perennial champion Melrose at the West Central Conference gymnastics meet today, starting at 10 a.m. in Long Prairie. The Dutchmen have won 15 straight conference titles. New London-Spicer's high score this season is 142, while Melrose has reached 144 twice. Also competing are 2005 runner-up Benson/KMS/Lac qui Parle Valley, Prairie Centre, Morris Area and Paynesville.
CLARA CITY -- After a season that saw three teams on top of the Camden Conference standings at one point, Lakeview claimed the crown after beating MACCRAY 59-53 Friday. Lakeview (10-2, 18-2) and MACCRAY (9-3, 15-6) were tied for the lead entering the conference finale, but it was Lakeview's improved shooting in the second half that won the title. MACCRAY owned a 27-23 lead at halftime, but the Lakers chipped away in the second half and made crucial free throws down the stretch.
Results Friday Rocori Quad Jeff Albright, Joe Sheridan, Jon Kerzman, Sean Glenz and Luke Frank all went 3-0 for Paynesville (20-9), which beat MACCRAY, Kimball and Rocori in the Rocori Quadrangular. Team scores Paynesville 52, MACCRAY 19 Paynesville 70, Kimball 3 Paynesville 44, Rocori 24 How area wrestlers fared Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, falls) MACCRAY Statistics not available Paynesville 103: Jeff Albright 3-0 (1) ... 112: Hayden Spaeth 2-0 (1) .... 112-119: Jordan Christian 2-1 ... 119-125: Joe Sheridan 3-0 (2) ... 125: Cody Fuchs 1-0 ... 130-135: Jon Kerzman 3-0 (1) ...
Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 1:30 p.m. West Central at Minnewaska, 2:30 p.m. Pipestone vs. MACCRAY at Clara City, 8 p.m. Girls Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Pipestone vs. MACCRAY at Clara City, 6:30 p.m. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Osakis Boys Hockey NON-CONFERENCE Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato at St.
Boys Basketball Redwood Valley 81, Jackson County Central 78 Annandale 54, Litchfield 38 Benson 71, Renville County West 55 Girls Basketball Willmar 47, Little Falls 26 Albany 60, New London-Spicer 57 Lakeview 59, MACCRAY 53 Benson 68, Montevideo 58 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 69, BOLD 35 Dawson-Boyd 72, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 58 Canby 68, Central Minnesota Christian 59 St.
BENSON -- Four players scored in double figures for Benson as the Braves stymied Renville County West 71-55 in a non-conference boys basketball game Friday. Aaron Hagen had 16 points, Daniel Fragodt 14, Jesse Holm 13 and Joey Fragodt 11 to pace the balanced attack for the Braves (14-3). Holm also grabbed 10 rebounds. Andy Erickson had 13 points for the Jaguars (6-13). Benson 71, RCW 55 RCW (6-13) 21 34 -- 55 Benson (14-3) 43 28 -- 71 RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - 21-51 FG (3-7 3 pt); 10-14 FT; 22 rebounds; 9 fouls ...