The Ridgewater men's soccer team, a first-year club program, will host its first-ever game in Hutchinson Wednesday. The Warriors will play North Iowa Area Community College at 3 p.m. at the Hutchinson Middle School soccer field. Admission is free.
In Section 2A boys soccer first-round playoff games today, Willmar is at Worthington at 4 p.m. and Central Minnesota Christian travels to Mankato West for a 7 p.m. match. Section 2A girls playoffs start Thursday with No. 10 Willmar playing at No. 7 Fairmont at 4 p.m.
Montevideo's Greg Liebl, a junior on the North Dakota State University cross country team, was named the NCAA Division I Independent Runner of the Week for the second time this season. Liebl won the individual title at the South Dakota State Classic in Brookings, S.D., Saturday in a time of 24:31.90 over the eight-kilometer run, which broke the meet record.
The semifinals and final of the Section 3A girls tennis tournament is today at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. No. 1 Litchfield and No. 5 Yellow Medicine East meet in the first match at 10 a.m. with No. 2 Benson and No. 6 New London-Spicer following at 11:30 a.m. The final is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. The semifinals and finals for the individual tournament is Thursday in St. Peter.
OLIVIA -- Another solid all-around performance from Kresson Vreeman and 10 kills from Tara Frikke ignited Central Minnesota Christian's 25-9, 25-23, 25-15 non-conference sweep over BOLD Monday. Vreeman, a senior setter/outside hitter, chalked up 14 kills, six ace serves, 18 assists and 17 digs to help the Bluejays (11-5) win their third straight match. Junior Cassie Ulferts, another setter/outside hitter for the Bluejays, amassed 19 assists and seven kills in 15 errorless attacks. Leah Miller had six kills for BOLD (9-9), which had only 15 as a team.
SARTELL -- Top-seeded Becker eliminated Willmar from the Section 8AA tournament Monday after upending the fourth seed 6-1 in the semifinals of the South sub-section at Gold's Gym. A victory would have secured Willmar a spot in the Section 8AA final four that begins next Tuesday in Grand Forks. Willmar (3-11) had won three of its last four matches, but senior Jenny Peterson at 1-singles was the only Cardinal to earn a point against the Bulldogs. Peterson rebounded to win the second and third sets -- both by a score of 6-2 -- after losing the opener 7-5 to Hannah Miller. Senior Trisha Foshau
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