GROVE CITY -- Kasey Peterson's 17 kills and two ace blocks led Buffalo Lake-Hector to a non-conference volleyball win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Thursday. Peterson, who was 31-for-34 in attacks, also served two aces. Tiffany Larson added 11 kills and two ace serves. Sam Broderius had 44 assists. Brittany Smith connected for nine kills to lead the Falcons (2-23).
Prep Football Dawson-Boyd 28, Fulda 0 MACCRAY 42, Murray County Central 28 Prep Volleyball Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa def. Holdingford 25-17, 25-17, 25-17 Hancock def. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 25-10, 25-17, 25-8 Morris def. BOLD 19-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-18 New London-Spicer def. Minnewaska 25-22, 16-25, 25-21, 25-20 Worthington def. Redwood Valley 26-24, 25-23, 26-24 Buffalo Lake-Hector def. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 25-19, 19-25, 25-17, 25-6 Litchfield def. Delano 26-24, 25-17, 22-25, 23-25, 15-13 Benson def.
Prep Football CENTRAL LAKES Rocori at Willmar, 7 p.m. Alexandria at Brainerd Little Falls at Fergus Falls St. Cloud Tech at St. Cloud Apollo Sauk Rapids at Sartell WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 7 p.m. Benson vs. BOLD at Olivia, 7 p.m. Morris at Lac qui Parle Valley, 7 p.m. Paynesville at Montevideo, 7 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 7:30 p.m. New London-Spicer at Staples-Motley, 7:30 p.m. Melrose at St.
COLD SPRING -- The Willmar Cardinal swimmer paddled past Rocori 104-73 on Thursday for their sixth victory in Central Lakes Conference dual meets. Willmar (6-2, 6-3) has one dual left at Fergus Falls on Tuesday. Willmar scrambled its line-up against the Spartans, who are without a win this season. The opening event was notable for an all-sister quartet of Emily and Ashley Zondervan and Sarah and Alissa Tinklenberg.
FAIRMONT -- Willmar was ousted from the Section 2A playoffs Thursday as the No. 10-seeded Cardinals were blanked by Fairmont 4-0. No. 7 Fairmont owned a 3-0 lead at halftime and added an insurance goal in the second half. No other details were available. Willmar finished the season 1-15-1. Fairmont 4, Willmar 0 Willmar (1-15-1) 0 0 -- 0 Fairmont 3 1 -- 3 Statistics not available
MANKATO -- Mankato West scored two goals in the last minute of the first half and went on to drill the Willmar Cardinals 6-0 in boys playoff soccer Thursday. The No. 2-seeded Scarlets advance to the semifinals of the Section 2A playoffs. "They're an outstanding team," said Willmar coach Richard Courtney.
SARTELL -- Jenny Peterson will advance to the Section 8AA singles Tournament after winning her first two matches Thursday in the sub-section individual girls tennis tournament at Gold's Gym. Peterson secured a section final eight berth with a comeback 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-0 win over BriAnn Anderson of St. Cloud Apollo. The Willmar senior lost her next match and will play for a third-place seed today against Parul Kapoor of St. Cloud Tech. Willmar's other en-trants all lost first-round elimination matches. Willmar Singles Jennifer Peterson: def. Sara Peterson, Little Falls, 6-0, 6-0; def.
FULDA -- Dawson-Boyd amassed 351 total yards en route to a 28-0 Little Sioux Conference victory over Fulda Thurdsday night. The Blackjacks (3-4, 3-4) recorded 254 yards rushing and 97 through the air. Cameron Jurgenson caught two passes in the first half for touchdowns of 23 and 33 yards.
ANOKA -- In his first season as head coach, Joe Sussenguth guided the Ridgewater Lady Warriors to an outright MCCC Southern Division title. The Lady Warriors (7-0, 23-3) clinched the title Wednesday night with a 30-25, 30-22, 30-21 sweep of Anoka-Ramsey. "This is a difficult time in terms of the girls keeping their intensity up because we had already clinched a playoff spot," said Sussenguth. "But that wasn't a problem here. They played well." Hilary Groothuis had 11 kills, three ace serves and two ace blocks for Ridgewater.
The Willmar Cardinals boys soccer team, fresh off a 2-1 upset of Worthington on Tuesday, are hoping for more of the same when they face No. 2-seeded Mankato West at 7 p.m. today in Mankato. Willmar is the No. 10 seed. In other quarterfinals today, Albert Lea is at top-seeded Northfield, Southwest Christian plays at Marshall and Mankato East is at Mankato Loyola. n The Willmar girls soccer team, seeded No. 10, opens Section 2A action at 5 p.m. today at No. 7 Fairmont.