GRANITE FALLS -- Canby won five individual titles to edge Yellow Medicine East for the team crown at the Dam Site Tournament Saturday. The Panthers recorded 166½ points, better than the Sting's 152½. Willmar finished fifth with 81 points. Austen Cole, at 103 pounds, and Matt Williams (119) won titles for YME. Drew Larson (135) and Trent Molacek (189) won their weight classes for the Cardinals.
MOORHEAD -- Willmar had to dig deep into its bench just to field a team for its non-conference clash with Moorhead Saturday. With five players all ready out with injuries, including two who received minor injuries in a car accident Friday, the Cardinals had only two regular starters against the Spuds in a 58-38 girls basketball loss. Sophomore guards Megan Brown and Briana Goldschmidt were involved in a minor accident on the way to the boys basketball game Friday and were not available to suit up. Moorhead took advantage, holding the Cardinals to 12 field goals and none from three-point ran
MOORHEAD -- Willmar made the most of the first week of 2006. On Saturday, the Cardinals spilled Moorhead 75-70 to end the week 3-0. While junior guard Kyle Townswick again led the scoring with 22 points, 6-foot-4 post Ryan Hagemeyer played a prime role in the victory. "He was big especially at the end of the game driving to the basket," said coach Steve Grove. "Overall, this was his best game." Hagemeyer finished with 13 points. Though only 6-2, Cory Hanson sometimes posted up because of a favorable matchup in height.
WILLMAR -- Joel Schendel scored the go-ahead goal with 4:33 left in the third period and Willmar went on to defeat Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 5-3 in boys hockey Saturday. It brought the Cardinals win total to four, equaling last season's total which included a forfeit win. For the Dragons (0-12) it was another tough loss -- their fourth in a row by essentially one goal (Willmar's fifth goal was an empty netter). Schendel, a sophomore right wing, scored 12 seconds after Andy Gilbertson's second goal inside a two-minute span locked the score at 3-all. The Willmar scoring play started when cent
WORTHINGTON -- The Ridgewater College Lady Warriors left their game back in Willmar Saturday and fell with a thud to Minnesota West 43-38. It was a sloppy game with the teams combining for 60 turnovers. Ridgewater had been averaging 64 points per game. Jamie Munson with 14 points and Terra Billiet with 11 were the leading scorers for Ridgewater. MN West 43, Ridgewater 38 Ridgewater (1-1, 10-4) 17 21-- 38 MN West (1-0, 8-8) 18 25-- 43 RIDGEWATER - 15 FG (1 3 pt); 7-16 FT; na rebounds; 19 fouls ...
WILLMAR -- Orono avenged a 3-0 loss to Willmar a year ago with a 6-0 victory over the Cardinals at the Civic Center Saturday evening in girls hockey. Willmar goalie Jessica Lohrman was busy as ever making 26 stops, 13 in the middle period. Orono (5-7-2) 3 3 0 -- 6 Willmar (1-15) 0 0 0 -- 0 FIRST PERIOD - Oro: Elise Jochims (Alyssa Flemmer) 4:58 ... Oro: Jochims (unassisted) 7:27 .... Oro: Kaycie Anderson (Brianna Berg) 13:36 SECOND PERIOD - Oro: Mollie Smith (Flemmer) 4:59 ... Oro: Anderson (Berg) 8:21, pp...
Wrestling Dam Site Invite (1) Canby 166½ (2) Yellow Medicine East 152½ (3) Wabasso 141 (4) Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 116 (5) Willmar 81 (6) Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 79 Benson Invite (1) Minnewaska 242.5 (2) Mahnomen-Wauban 205 (3) Benson 156 (4) Ortonville 154 (5) Chokio-Alberta/Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 142 (6) All-Stars 88 (7) Lac qui Parle Valley 72 (8) Richfield 40 Hopkins Invite (1) Prior Lake 228 (2) Montevideo 182 (3) Minnetonka 161½ (4) Hopkins 133 (4) Minneapolis South 123 (6) Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 106 (7) St. Thomas Academy 78 (8) Orono 77 (9) Benjamin School, Fla.
(All events 7:30 p.m. unless noted) Girls Basketball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Yellow Medicine East vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City NON-CONFERENCE BOLD at Norwood-Young America Renville County West at Buffalo Lake-Hector Lac qui Parle Valley at Ortonville
Yellow Medicine East vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, at Grove City, highlights four area girls basketball games on the schedule for tonight. The Sting (4-0, 7-3) will look to stay unbeaten in the West Central South Conference, while the Falcons (2-1, 5-4) want to stay in the hunt.
The Willmar Cardettes danceline team won their second invitational of the season Saturday at Alexandria. Willmar had 347 points, followed by Sartell at 338, Marshall at 320, Litchfield at 265, Detroit Lakes at 254, Alexandria at 251, Bemidji at 239, Rogers at 230 and Monticello at 217. Willmar is at the New London-Spicer Invite next Saturday.