Katie Winkelman, a junior forward from Morris, scored a game-high 23 points as the University of Minnesota-Duluth (2-1, 15-3) defeated Augustana 75-73 in a North Central Conference women's basketball game Thursday night. Alison Adamson, a junior guard from Willmar, scored 12 points and threaded seven assists for Augustana. Mary Kelling, a junior center from New London-Spicer, added 10 points for the Vikings (2-1, 13-4).
SAUK RAPIDS -- With two losses, the Willmar Cardinals cannot afford missteps against non-contenders in the Central Lakes girls basketball race. With Laura Nielsen scoring 17 points and nailing eight rebounds, the Cardinals never let the Sauk Rapids Storm (2-7, 4-8) entertain upset thoughts in a 62-41 win Friday. Willmar, which is chasing leader St. Cloud Tech, improved to 7-2 in the CLC and 11-4 overall. The Cardinals outrebounded the Storm 41-26.
The other morning while standing at the mirror shaving, I noticed something move behind me. A mouse had scurried in, stopped, and was watching me. Though not alarmed, I was surprised. With the type of house we have, underground and all concrete, it is unusual to have a mouse get in. My wife, on the other hand, would be both alarmed and surprised. Fortunately, she was still sleeping at this time. He sat there watching me with his beady, little eyes while I planned for his extermination. My first instinct was to slam the bathroom door shut and stomp on him.
No question, there is a shred of truth to the apathetic label. Over the years, we have been our own worst enemies. But that's slowly beginning to change, I believe. We've become more and more engaged, more and more informed and more and more willing to speak truth to power. Exhibit A: the current public lands brouhaha in Washington, D.C. Last month, I wrote a column about a measure that was inserted into the House-Senate Budget Reconciliation Bill without any public debate or hearing; inserted quite literally when no one was looking. Call it covert government. The provision by Reps.
Events/competitions Wild Game Feed -- The Victory Christian Fellowship in Grove City will be hold a Wild Game Feed Saturday, Jan. 21 at 206 Second St. South in Grove City. The guest speaker will be Neil Thielke with the United Foundation for Disabled Archers. Bring a wild game dish and get in free, otherwise the cost is $5 for adults and $2 for those under age 16. Bring your antlers, horns, mounted fish, pictures and trophies. For more information, call (320) 857-2680. Weekly/monthly, etc. Willmar Rifle and Pistol Range -- Lower level of city auditorium; non-mag. handgun, rimfire rifle.
New London-Spicer is hosting a danceline competition today with Willmar one of the participants. The event is slated to begin for 10 a.m. Willmar competes at approximately 3:30 p.m.
WILLMAR -- Brainerd scored five goals in the first period to put away Willmar, 8-0, in Central Lakes Conference girls hockey action Friday. The Warriors netted four of the goal in a 3:42 span. Aani Rangen recorded a hat trick for Brainerd, including the final goal with two seconds left in the game. Willmar goalie Ashley Hutton turned away 47 shots, including 22 in the second period. Brainerd 8, Willmar 0 Brainerd (5-4-2, 7-8-2) 5 2 1 -- 8 Willmar (0-10, 1-16) 0 0 0 -- 0 FIRST PERIOD - Bra: Aani Rangen (Alyssa Wiebusch) pp, 4:55 ... Bra: Emily Brink (Wiebusch) 6:58 ...
BENSON -- Zach Bothun's transition layup with 20 seconds left kept Montevideo undefeated and in first place in the West Central South with a 74-72 win over Benson Friday. The Braves (3-2, 6-2), who were down by as many as 12 points in the second half, tied the game on a Brady Collins free throw with 26 seconds left. Bothun made the layup in breaking Benson's pressure. Brady Johnson scored 11 of his 15 points in the first half for Montevideo (5-0, 10-0), which outrebounded Benson 44-29. Jon Altena also netted 15 points. Bothun and Tyler Grey followed with 13 each and Nolan Jasperson had 10.
Boys Basketball Edina 65, Willmar 57 Paynesville 91, Minnewaska 78 Redwood Valley 105, Renville County West 70 New London-Spicer 87, St.
(All events 7:30 p.m. unless noted) Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Lake Benton at Dawson-Boyd, 5:30 p.m. Swanville vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade SOUTHWEST Worthington at Redwood Valley Girls Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Hutchinson vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City Morris/Chokio-Alberta at Fergus Falls, 11 a.m. Swanville vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Brooten, 5:30 p.m. Wrestling NON-CONFERENCE St.