College Football JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater at Hibbing, 1:30 p.m. College Volleyball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater Invite (Anoka-Ramsey, Bethel JV, Bismarck (N.D.), Des Moines Area, Ellsworth (Iowa), Fergus Falls, Hibbing, Minnesota West, Vermilion, Western Wisconsin Tech), 9 a.m. Prep Football NON-CONFERENCE Oak Grove Lutheran (Fargo) at Lac qui Parle Valley, 2 p.m.
Prep Football Willmar 30, St. Cloud Apollo 26 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 19, Yellow Medicine East 0 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 17, New London-Spicer 16 Sauk Centre 25, Benson 16 St. Cloud Cathedral 28, Montevideo 8 Minnewaska 20, Morris 12 New Ulm Cathedral 42, Renville County West 0 Fairmont 28, Redwood Valley 0 Wabasso 30, Buffalo Lake-Hector 20 Eagle Valley 46, Hancock 14 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 36, Ogilvie 20 College Volleyball Ridgewater Invite Ridgewater def. Mesabi Range 30-25, 30-22 Riverland def. Vermilion 30-7, 30-21 Ridgewater def.
Late results Thursday Spooner, Wis. Invite Fueled by Linda Keller's first-place finish, the Paynesville girls won the 12-team field invite. The Bulldogs also had Kacy Nehowig (fifth), Tanis Beireis (ninth) and Briana Jaeger (10th) finish in the top 10. Dugan Flanders finished 11th to pace the Paynesville boys team, which finished fifth among 10 teams. BOYS Team scoring (1) Hayward 28 (2) Frederic 49 (3) Colfax 100 (4) Webster 106 (5) Paynesville 125 (6) Flambeau 177 (7) Cameron 195 (8) Boyceville 218 (9) Ladysmith 220 (10) St.
WILLMAR -- The KRA Speedway wrapped up the points championship on Thursday in the last night of regular racing. Feature winners were Danica Bleess, Hobby Stock; Matt Halls, Mod 4; Cory Crapser, Street Stock; Shane Sabraski, Midwest Mods; Dan Gullikson, Super Stock and Jason Thoennes, Modified. Points champions for the 2006 season are Tim Kallevig, Pennock, Hobby Stock; Halls, Big Lake, Mod 4; Cory Rosen, Milaca, Street Stock; Danny Bayer, Elrosa, Midwest Mods; Dave Mass, Isanti, Super Stock and Thoennes, Alexandria, Modified. The KRA has three more events in September: Special Race Night ne
WILLMAR -- First-year Ridgewater coach Joe Sussenguth saw a lot of improvement from his team Friday and the results accumulated to four wins for the Lady Warriors at their two-day round-robin invitational. Ridgewater (5-2) opened the day with a 30-25, 30-22 win over Mesabi Range before drubbing Bismarck 30-19, 30-12. The Lady Warriors then closed with a 30-15, 30-27 win over Ellsworth, Iowa, and a 30-23, 30-20 win over Des Moines Area Community College. "The kids are starting to see the potential they have," said Sussenguth, who is getting married today. "They played great today.
BENSON -- Sauk Centre's combination on offense proved to be too much for Benson as the Mainstreeters posted a 25-16 non-conference win in the season opener for both squads. Sauk Centre ran off 87 plays -- 51 on the ground and 36 through the air -- to amass 393 yards. The Mainstreeters had three players rush for more than 50 yards. Daniel Fragodt, who hauled in 11 catches for 207 yards and two touchdowns, gave Benson a 16-12 lead with a 27-yard field goal in the third quarter, but Sauk Centre blanked the Braves the remainder of the game.
FERGUS FALLS -- The Willmar Cardinals served up 20 aces and mowed down Fergus Falls 26-24, 25-23 and 25-19 in the Central Lakes Conference opener for both teams Thursday. Senior hitter Heather Thoma was perfect on 18 serves with 10 going for aces.
The Ridgewater Lady Warriors will be hosting a two-day volleyball round-robin invitational today and Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar. Ridgewater plays Mesabi Range at 2 p.m., Bismarck at 3 p.m., Ellsworth, Iowa, at 4 p.m. and Des Moines Area Community College at 8 p.m. Other teams participating are: Hibbing, Riverland, Rochester, Vermilion, Western Wisconsin Tech, Fergus Falls, Anoka-Ramsey, Minnesota West and Bethel JV.
MURDOCK -- Mark Skoglund and Sam Kavanagh scored first quarter touchdowns, but the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg offense was silent the rest of the way allowing Parkers Prairie to overtake the Saints 13-12 in the lidlifter Thursday. Skoglund broke around his left end and dashed 39 yards to paydirt on the Saints' first possession. The defense held and Kevin Steinhaus hooked up with tight end Sam Kavanagh for a 14-yard TD strike. A 48-yard pass to Juston Dooley down the middle set it up. But the Panthers controlled the ball, especially the second half when KMS ran just eight plays.
GROVE CITY -- Brittany Smith notched eight kills and 11 ace blocks as Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City outlasted Lac qui Parle Valley 25-18, 13-25, 25-15, 15-25, 15-13 in a West Central South Conference match Thursday night. The win pitted two first-year coaches -- Nichole Bergmann of ACGC and Brooke Swier of LQPV. Sara Lund gave the Falcons points 13 and 14 in the final game and match point came on a LQPV unforced error. Kalina Blackwell had six ace serves for ACGC and Toni Litzau had 25 digs. Christine Bendel had five kills for the Eagles.