Kurt Huisman, a sophomore running back from Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, leads the Tribune coverage area in rushing yards after three weeks with 567. He also leads the area in touchdowns with six. Daniel Fragodt, a senior wide receiver from Benson, leads the area in receptions with 27 and in scoring with 40 points. Kent Johnson, a senior signal-caller from Litchfield, is the area passing efficiency leader.
Kristina Kietzmann, a 6-2 senior middle hitter, is the area leader in both kills-per-game at 3.92 and in kill percentage at .413. Amber Johnson of Montevideo is the serving percentage leader and Kresson Vreeman of Central Minnesota Christian leads in service aces.
WILLMAR -- Sergio Flores scored the tying goal late in the second half and nearly had the winning goal for Willmar with three seconds remaining as the Cardinals settled for a 2-2 tie with Fergus Falls in a Central Lakes Conference boys soccer match on Tuesday. "Both teams played really hard," said Willmar coach Richard Courtney.
Greta King, Willmar's 5-foot-11 junior setter/hitter, was named Central Lakes Conference Volleyball Performer of the Week Monday. King was 29-for-29 serving with four aces, had 29 assists, 28 kills, 26 digs and three ace blocks for the Cardinals, who went 1-1 last week.
MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo stayed in the front of the pack in the West Central South volleyball race, beating Yellow Medicine East 25-19, 24-26, 25-17, 25-15 Tuesday. The Thunder Hawks (14-2) are now 4-1, leading the league after Morris beat BOLD Tuesday. The Sting (6-5) fall to 3-2. Taylor Skoglund led Montevideo with 16 kills on 39-of-43 attempts. Kat Schwachtgen added nine kills and three ace blocks, Brook Moseng also had nine kills, and Calie Roggatz served five aces and had 21 assists. Kristina Kietzmann had 10 kills to pace YME, followed by Anne Jepson with nine.
NEW LONDON -- Three New London-Spicer players had six-or-more kills, leading a balanced offense to a 25-11, 25-19, 25-18 win over Minnewaska in West Central North Conference action Tuesday. Cassie Ziemer led the way with eight kills, followed by Taylor Thompsen with seven and Brianna Jacobson with six.
LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield (7-3) snapped BBE's 10-match winning streak, outlasting the Jaguars 25-22, 25-18, 17-25, 20-25, 15-9 in a non-conference match Tuesday. Brittany Euerle led the Dragons with 20 kills on 42-of-45 attempts. Megan Lambertson added 14 kills and a match-high four ace blocks. Katlyn Kiehn recorded 18 assists and Jamie Wollin had 13 digs. BBE's April Hansen uncorked 23 kills. Ashley Lensing added 15 kills and Heidi Lensing 13.
RENVILLE -- Paced by Casey Lippert's first-place finish the Renville County West boys won its invitational Tuesday, while Tara Hilgert of BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector won the girls' race on Stoney Creek Golf Course. Lippert crossed the finish line in 16:23, nearly 20 seconds faster than runner-up Austin Hinrichs of MACCRAY. RCW also had Nate Hoberg (fourth) and Jared Lingbeek (sixth) finish in the top 10 while the second-place Wolverines had Page Hoffman and Taylor Bodin place ninth and 10th, respectively. The cooperative of Sleepy Eye, Sleepy Eye St.
WILLMAR -- Senior Hannah Okins won her fourth match of the season for Willmar Tuesday in the Cardinals' 6-1 Central Lakes Conference loss to Fergus Falls at the high school courts. The Cardinals, in a rebuilding year, have yet to collect a win this season, but Okins has been a bright spot for the young squad. Okins has steadily moved up the lineup after starting the season at 4-singles. Her 7-5, 6-1 win Tuesday at 2-singles gives Okins a 4-4 record on the year.
Result Monday West Central North Minnewaska 22, Melrose 21 Statistics didn't appear in Tuesday's edition. Melrose (0-2, 0-3)..........7 0 6 8 -- 21 Minnewaska (1-1, 2-1)..0 14 0 8 -- 22 Mel - Seth Gieske 8 run (Chris Klaphake kick) Min - Michael Stansbury 6 pass from Jordan Hendricks (kick failed) Min - Stansbury 59 pass from Hendricks (Aaron Kessler run) Mel - Gieske 1 run (kick failed) Mel - Gieske 3 run (Brandon Schulzetenberg pass from Danny Beste) Min - Wyatt Paumen 33 pass from Hendricks (Stansbury pass from Hendricks) Melrose Team statistics First downs: not avai