GRANITE FALLS -- Yellow Medicine East stayed in a tie for the lead in the West Central South Conference football title Friday with a 15-6 win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. The Sting are tied with Morris at 5-1 in conference action. YME (5-2) can clinch at least a tie for the title Wednesday with a win over Lac qui Parle Valley. Morris (5-1, 5-2) plays at ACGC (4-2, 5-2) on Wednesday (4-2, 5-2). YME at ACGC both struggled offensively from the start. On the first play from scrimmage, ACGC quarterback saw his pass bounce out of his receiver's hands and into a Sting defender's.
The annual Subway Volleyball Classic at Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall today will include six area high school teams: BOLD, Central Minnesota Christian, Lac qui Parle Valley, MACCRAY, New London-Spicer and Yellow Medicine East.
MADISON -- Pass-happy Morris put together a balanced attack and upended Lac qui Parl Valley 22-12 on Friday to stay in a tie for the West Central South Conference lead with Yellow Medicine East. Morris (5-1, 5-2) had 28 rushing plays and 23 pass plays for a total of 289 yards.
ROYALTON -- Mark Skoglund ran for 136 yards and a touchdowns and Joel Bauman had 112 yards rushing and a touchdown as Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg trimmed Royalton 19-6 in a Prairie South Conference football game Friday night. Skoglund's one-yard run opened the scoring in the second quarter for the Fighting Saints (5-2, 5-2), who remained one game behind Browerville in the conference race. KMS then took a 12-0 halftime lead after Sam Kavanagh caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Steinhaus. Royalton closed within 12-6 on a six-yard scoring pass from Shawn Lanners to Adam Snyder in the thi
LITCHFIELD -- The Wright County Conference football game between Litchfield and Watertown-Mayer was postponed due to a power outage. Power went out about 10 minutes before the scheduled 7 p.m. kickoff. The game will be played at noon today in Litchfield.
Nominations are being accepted at the YMCA office in Willmar until Oct. 20 for the eighth annual Community Fitness Recognition Awards. Categories include Youth, Outdoor Adventure, Biking, Older Adult, Running, Skiing, Walking and Courage. The awards program, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the junior high cafeteria, is held in conjunction with the Nordic Ski Club's Spaghetti Dinner from 5-7 p.m. and the Glacial Lakes Grand Prix running series awards.
New London-Spicer can clinch its first West Central North Confernce football title ever with a win against Staples-Motley tonight in Staples. The Wildcats, who weren't regarded as one of the conference favorites when the season began, are 5-0 in the loop and 5-1 overall. A win would give the Wildcats a two-game lead over Staples-Motley (4-1, 4-2) with one game remaining.
ST. CLOUD -- For the second time in as many meetings this season, Willmar outlasted St. Cloud Apollo in five games, winning the Central Lakes Conference battle 23-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-12, 15-8 Thursday night. The victory was also the 300th of Willmar coach Mary Hanson's career in her 18th season as coach. She is the 30th coach in state history to achieve the mark, according to the Minnesota State Volleyball Coaches Association website.
GRANITE FALLS -- Montevideo won its 16th straight match and clinched the West Central South Conference title Thursday with a 25-21, 25-18, 22-25, 25-19 win over Yellow Medicine East. Montevideo has won the South title four of the last six years.
ST. PETER -- Two days after Benson qualified for the state tournament as a team, three members of the squad will also playing in the individual state tournament. Junior Mackenzie Weber and freshman Abby Fragodt paired to win the doubles title, while senior Jill Hagestuen fell to No. 1 seed and unbeaten Madeline Gail of Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd in the singles final Thursday at the Section 3A tournament at Gustavus Adolphus College. The Class A individual tournament starts Oct. 27 -- 8 a.m. for singles and 10 a.m.