The pond (or lake) on my farm is part of a flood control project. It is designed to hold large amounts of water when we have sudden downpours or several inches of rain over several days. At normal pool, it holds 26 acres of water. This can be increased to over 60 acres over a few short hours during a torrential rain.
The Central Lakes Conference girls' tennis meet that was scheduled to be held today has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The tournament will not be made up.
Willmar Community Education and Recreation is taking registstration for teams interested in playing in the Winter Basketball Leagues. Teams can get more information or sign up online at www.willmarcer.com or call 320-231-8490. Classic League: Mondays beginning Nov. 27. Registration deadline is Nov. 20. Entry fee is $285 per team. Men's City League: Wednesdays beginning Dec. 6. Registration deadline is Nov. 27. Entry fee is $285 per team. Men's Masters League: Wednesdays beginning Dec. 6. Registration deadline is Nov. 27. Entry fee is $285 per team.
DALLAS -- The Ridgewater volleyball team won twice against Texas junior college teams at the Cedar Valley Invite Friday. The Lady Warriors swept host Cedar Valley 30-18, 30-16, 30-21 in their first match, then outlasted Richland College 30-32, 32-30, 28-30, 30-16, 15-9 in the second. Ridgewater will face Eastland College today in its final match of the round-robin, five-team tournament. Full results will be published in Monday's paper.
Late result Thursday Southwest Marshall 3, Redwood Valley 0 Redwood Valley (1-1, 7-3) couldn't get into a rhythm against Class AAA power Marshall (3-0, 9-1). Jordan Olerud had seven kills and Naomi U'ren served two aces to go along with her 13 assists for Redwood Valley. Redwood Valley (1-1, 7-3) 11 10 16 Marshall (3-0, 9-1) 25 25 25 (Key: good-attempts-aces) Redwood Valley Serving: Molly Madsen 3-5-0, Naomi U'ren 7-7-2, Jordan Olerud 3-5-1, Christal Greenslit 2-3-0, Taylor Solie 3-4-1, Janae Heiling 4-4-0, Makayla Walker 1-1-0, Chelcie Lueck 2-3-0, Jessica Henning 1-2-0 ....
College Football JUNIOR COLLEGE Rainy River at Ridgewater, 1:30 p.m. College Volleyball JUNIOR COLLEGE Cedar Valley College Invite at Dallas, Texas (Ridgewater), day 2 of 2 Prep Volleyball NON-CONFERENCE Ashby Invite (Benson), 9 a.m. Redwood Valley vs.
Prep Football Alexandria 17, Willmar 13 Yellow Medicine East 34, Montevideo 7 Pierz 34, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 12 BOLD 10, Lac qui Parle Valley 0 Blue Earth 22, Redwood Valley 20 Buffalo Lake-Hector 33, Renville County West 12 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 42, New York Mills 18 Minneota 35, Dawson-Boyd 24 New London-Spicer 36, Melrose 0 Litchfield 30, Orono 22 MACCRAY 56, Ortonville 18 Sauk Centre 15, Minnewaska 0 Morris 32, Benson 12 College Volleyball Ridgewater def. Cedar Valley (Texas) 30-18, 30-16, 30-21 Ridgewater def.
MAYNARD -- Justin Koenen ran for 146 yards and Mitch Grussing added 140 more as MACCRAY compiled 405 yards on the ground en route to a 56-18 rout of Ortonville in a Little Sioux Conferene game on Friday night. Koenen scored twice on the ground and also threw a touchdown pass covering 71 yards to Zach Thissen in the third quarter. The Wolverine defense forced six turnovers, including four interceptions. Koenen picked off two, while Brock Madsen and Tyler Dammann snared one each.
DANUBE -- Eric Schultz completed 9-of-16 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns to help Buffalo Lake-Hector defeat Renville County West 33-12 in the Southern Minnesota Conference Friday. It was the first win for the Mustangs (1-3, 1-3), who also beat RCW (0-4, 0-4) last year for their only win. The Mustangs shredded the RCW defense through the air in the first quarter after Mike Wold had opened the scoring on a 40-yard run.
MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo scored the game's first touchdown, but Yellow Medicine East controlled the rest of the game en route to a 34-7 win in West Central South Conference action Friday. The Thunder Hawks scored on Tyler Blomme's 10-yard run for a 7-0 lead, but the Sting (3-0, 3-1) held a 14-7 halftime lead and put up 20 points in the third quarter. Five players scored touchdowns for YME. The first two scores were on throws from Shawn Neu to Dylan Hempel and Kenton Johnson.