WORTHINGTON - With half of their team playing in the Division III national volleyball tournament in Rochester, the Ridgewater Lady Warriors women's basketball team bravely succumbed to Dakota State JV 60-50 in their season opener. Jamie Munson, a 5-9 sophomore wing, pumped in 21 points and Jenny Cuningham, a 5-5 guard, added 13 points for Ridgewater. "Munson is our only low post available and she's only 5-9," said Ridgewater coach Carrie Ogdahl.
Two players from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and two from Central Minnesota Christian were among six area players named to the Coaches Association All-State Volleyball team Thursday. Selected from BBE were April Hansen and Ashley Lensing. The Jaguars qualified for the state tournament for the first-time since pairing in 1985. Kresson Vreeman and Hillary Slagter were picked from CMCS, which will be playing for third place today in Class A. Mary Sussenguth of Willmar and Leah Ashburn of Buffalo Lake-Hector were also named to the team.
Willmar swimmers are in good position after Friday's preliminaries of the Section 2A swimming and diving meet at the University of Minnesota-Morris. Senior Dana Guetter is first in the 50 freestyle (24.65) and the 100 free (54.59). Alissa Tinklenberg is in the top three in two events. Willmar and the Montevideo/Yellow Medicine East relays are first and third in the 200 medley relay. The meet continues at 2 p.m. today.
Prep Volleyball CLASS A STATE TOURNAMENT At Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Third Place Central Minnesota Christian vs. Kittson Central, 11 a.m. College Volleyball NJCAA DIVISION III TOURNAMENT At Rochester Semifinals 1. Central Lakes vs. Ridgewater, 11 a.m. 2. Brookhaven vs. William Rainey Harper, 11 a.m. Third Place Loser-1 vs. Loser-2, 1:30 p.m. Championship Winner-1 vs.
APPLETON -- Deer hunters heading to the fields and woods of west central Minnesota this weekend for the second weekend of the firearm season will enjoy moderate temperatures once again. With that in mind, Alyce Fust of the Appleton Meat Center encourages hunters to pay special attention to cooling their meat quickly and keeping it clean. She offers these two quick tips for hunters to keep in mind: When cooling or freezing meat at home, place it in shallow food containers with the meat no more than two or three inches in thickness.
ST. PAUL -- As people prepare for snow and winter recreation, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds snowmobilers of a new sticker requirement. Anyone planning to ride on a state or Grant-in-Aid snowmobile trail in Minnesota this winter must purchase a Minnesota Snowmobile State Trail sticker for their snowmobile. Generally, if people ride on groomed trails, they will need the sticker. Those who ride only on private land or on lakes would not need to purchase the sticker. The trail sticker price is $16 for an annual permit or $31 for a three-year permit.
Becker couple fined $1,300 for baiting waterfowl A Becker couple was fined $1,300 for hunting waterfowl over bait and shooting hour violations during opening day of the Minnesota waterfowl season. Denise Ann Eidem, 43, and her husband, David Alan Eidem, 45, both of Becker, were observed by conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Oct.
ROCHESTER - Ridgewater carries the No. 2 seed into the NJCAA Division III Tournament starting today at the Community and Technical College. It's a relatively short trip for the Lady Warriors (30-8), who will meet No. 7 Dutchess (N.Y.) Community College (18-4), Jamestown (N.Y.) (26-8) and No. 3 Brookhaven (Texas) College ((23-12) today in pool play. Central Lakes College (33-1) of Brainerd is the No.
WILLMAR - Coach Carl Shuldes will take 24 swimmers and divers to the Section 2A meet today in Morris. "That's the most in my three years," said Shuldes, who is also the boys swimming coach. "We brought up eight seventh- and eighth-graders this season and all qualified for section," he said. Willmar returns three state qualifiers from 2004: seniors Dana Guetter and Anita Nelson and eighth-grader Alissa Tinklenberg. Willmar's best shots at individual advancement will be Guetter in the 50- and 100-freestyle sprints and Tinklenberg in the 200 and 500 freestyles. Guetter and Tinklenberg have t
Ridgewater College right-handed pitcher Ethan Vogt, from Sauk Centre, has signed a national letter to play for the Minnesota Gophers. Vogt, who will receive a partial scholarship, went 10-1 with a 1.28 ERA for the national runners-up. He was named to the NJCAA World Series all-tournament team. This past summer, he pitched (8-1, 1.93 ERA) for the Thunder Bay Bordercats of the Northwoods League. Vogt, who signed Wednesday, is also a returning All-America for the Ridgewater wrestling team.