MORRIS -- Morris lit up the scoreboard for 38 second-half points and beat Paynesville 45-40 in West Central South football Friday. The Tigers fell into a 26-7 hole at halftime against a suddenly productive Paynesville ground game. The Bulldogs scored two touchdowns in the last two minutes of the first half to take a 26-7 lead.
GROVE CITY -- With the help of four turnovers, BOLD stunned previously unbeaten Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 20-12 Friday to move into a second-place tie in the West Central South Conference. BOLD (3-1, 3-2) turned two first-half fumble recoveries into 14 points and went into halftime with a 14-0 lead. ACGC (3-1, 4-1) had outscored its previous four opponents 51-26 in the first half. Mitch Neubauer scored on a four-yard run midway through the first quarter after Brian Hagen returned a fumble 30 yards to the ACGC 4.
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer survived a battle of balanced offenses with a third-quarter touchdown to beat Sauk Centre 13-6 in West Central North Conference football Friday. The Wildcats (4-0, 4-1) stayed in the conference lead, while the Mainstreeters (2-2, 3-2) fall two games back. NLS opened the scoring in the second quarter when Mike Bonynge scored from five yards out and Blake Williamson booted the extra point. Sauk Centre cut the deficit to 7-6 on a 25-yard scoring pass from Jake Berling to Zach Weller in the second quarter. The Wildcats capped the scoring on Auste
DAWSON -- Josh Aakre threw four touchdown passes -- two each to Cameron Jurgenson and Joe Anderson -- and Matt Anderson rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown to help Dawson-Boyd stun Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 32-8 in the Little Sioux Friday. Jurgenson hauled in the first two scores, covering 27 and 4 yards, before Aakre threw a 41-yard scoring strike and a 70-yard TD to Anderson as the Blackjacks owned a 26-0 lead at halftime. Dawson-Boyd 32, TMB 8 TMB (3-2, 3-2).....................0 0 0 8 -- 8 Dawson-Boyd (2-3, 2-3) ...14 12 6 0 -- 32 DB - Cameron Jurgenson 27 pass from Josh Aakre (point-a
Kris (VanEps) Sorenson, a former All-Area volleyball player from Renville, has been inducted into the Bethany Lutheran College Athletic Hall of Fame in Mankato. Sorenson, a 1988 graduate of Renville-Sacred Heart, earned All-Minnesota Community College Conference, All-State, All-Region 13 and NJCAA All-American honors while playing volleyball. At the time she completed her two-year career at Bethany Lutheran (it has since become a four-year institution), Sorenson was the NJCAA national leader for career kills with 1,001 and career aces with 165, while serving over 90 percent.
DELANO -- Litchfield bolted to a 30-14 lead, then held off Delano in the second half for a 30-26 win in Wright County Conference football Friday night. The Dragons' defense and special teams made up for the lack of offense early on. Jordan Lecher helped Litchfield answer a early Delano touchdown with a 90-yard kickoff return. A twopoint conversion made the score 8-6. Then Jared Flemming picked off a Delano pass and ran 22 yards for a 14-8 Litchfield lead. Nic Johnson and Kent Johnson each scored rushing touchdowns in the second quarter.
SWANVILLE -- Kevin Steinhaus threw five scoring strikes after completing 13-of-15 passes as Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg piled up 505 yards of offense in its 64-20 rout of Upsala/Swanville Area Friday in the Prairie South Conference. USA (1-4, 1-4) took the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, but KMS (3-2, 3-2) then scored 48 unanswered points.
New London-Spicer will be honoring the 1976 football team and late athetic director and coach Curt Pederson prior to the 7 p.m. Homecoming game today against Sauk Centre. Pederson died unexpectedly during New London-Spicer's homecoming game on Sept. 24, 1976.
The Willmar Cardinals will look to end a two-game losing streak tonight when they host the Fergus Falls Otters. Willmar (2-2) is coming off a 17-13 loss to Alexandria, while Fergus Falls (0-4) lost to Moorhead 24-7 last Friday night.
The Litchfield Dragons are the top seed in the upcoming Section 3A tennis tournament which begins on Monday. n No. 9 Luverne plays at No. 8 Pipestone and No. 10 MACCRAY is at No. 7 Montevideo on Monday. n In the quarterfinals on Thursday, Litchfield hosts the Luverne/Pipestone winner and No. 2 Benson hosts the MACCRAY/Montevideo winner. No. 5 Yellow Medicine East plays at No. 4 Redwood Valley and No. 6 New London-Spicer is at No. 3 Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd. n The semifinals and final are Oct. 10 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.