The New London-Spicer gymnastics team is rated No. 10 this week by the Minnesota Girls Gymnastic Coaches Association. It's the first time this season the Wildcats have broken into the top 10. Perham leads with a 149.062 score, while Martin County West is ranked second at 143.150. New London-Spicer is ranked at 137.283 with a high score of 139.0.
The Willmar Blue Line Club is sponsoring a promotion to encourage fans to attend the Willmar vs. Litchfield/-Dassel-Cokato girls' hockey game at the Civic Center at 1 p.m. Saturday. Any students in grades K-12 wearing any kind of jersey will get in free.
The Cardinal Classic youth wrestling tournament for grades K-6 will be held starting at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ridgewater College in Willmar. Registration is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The fee is $8. Admission is $2 for ad-ults and $1 for students. The college wrestling team and Community Education and Recreation are co-sponsors.
COLD SPRING -- Andrew Nicklawsky was first in two individual events, including a come-from-behind touch-out in the 100 freesytle as Willmar beat Rocori 99-84 in a Central Lakes' swimming dual on Thursday. Matt Fuglestad won the 50 free and the butterfly and swam on two winning relays. Eric Hedy won the 200 freestyle and Steve Kluver took the 100 backstroke.
PAYNESVILLE -- River Lakes scored eight unanswered goals, including five straight in the first period, to down Willmar 9-1 in Central Lakes Conference girls hockey Thursday. The Cardinals tied the game at the 8:05 mark of the first on Emily Kack's goal with an assist to Mackenzie Anderson. Less than three minutes later, the Stars went on a scoring spree that started at the 5:48 mark with the first of two goals from Abby Rhoda. Amber Schultzenberg recorded a hat trick in the frame and picked up three assists as well.
BENSON -- Emily Jensen had 18 points, seven steals and five assists, boosting Benson to a 63-47 victory over Morris/Chokio-Alberta Thursday in a West Central South Conference game. Nikki Linn hit four 3-pointers for all her 12 points. Brittany Holm chipped in 15 points and seven rebounds. Morris/CA, which trailed just 29-28 at halftime, was led by Jasmine Henrich and Jodee Dittbenner with 14 points each. Benson 63, Morris/CA 47 Morris/CA (3-4, 4-9) 28 19 -- 47 Benson (5-2, 8-5) 29 34 -- 63 MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - 20-39 FG (0-5 3 pt); 7-19 FT; na rebounds; 15 fouls ...
Girls Basketball Willmar 45, Alexandria 25 Hancock 75, Hillcrest Lutheran 53 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 86, Maple Lake 79 Minnewaska 50, Sauk Centre 39 Benson 63, Morris/Chokio-Alberta 47 MACCRAY 51, Canby 46 Albany 83, Paynesville 58 New London-Spicer 53, St.
(All events 7:30 p.m. unless noted) Boys Basketball CENTRAL LAKES Sauk Rapids at Willmar Brainerd at Alexandria Fergus Falls at Little Falls St. Cloud Apollo at Rocori Sartell at St. Cloud Tech WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Morris vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City Lac qui Parle Valley at Benson Yellow Medicine East at Montevideo WEST CENTRAL NORTH Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at Minnewaska Paynesville at Sauk Centre CAMDEN NORTH Lakeview vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven Canby vs. MACCRAY at Clara City Dawson-Boyd vs.
Metro Alliance St. Cloud Cathedral 3, Lichfield/Dassel-Cok. 0 St. Cloud Cathedral scored all three of its goals on power plays. SC Cathedral............................1 0 2 -- 3 Litchfield/DC.............................0 0 0 -- 0 FIRST PERIOD - SCC: Matt Crandell (Robert Koopmeiners, Mike Bailey) 13:30 SECOND PERIOD - no scoring THIRD PERIOD - SCC: Elliot Russell (James Olmscheid, Nick Murray) 6:08, pp ... SCC: Dan Mueller (Crandell) 16:52, pp Goalie saves - St. Cloud Cathedral: 9-14-11-34; Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato: 9-9-15-33
PAYNESVILLE -- New London-Spicer took the top three spots in the all-around to beat Paynesville 133.85-121.05 in West Central Conference gymnastics Thursday. Courtney Edwards won the all-around title with a combined 33.95. She also won the floor exercise with an 8.95, took second on the balance beam (8.35) and tied for second on the vault with teammate Emma DeGeest (8.85). Wendy Toops was second all-around with a 32.6 and Alexa Score was third with a 33.2.