MINNEAPOLIS -- Mistie Persson, Montevideo/Yellow Medicine East diver, placed 17th in the Class A preliminary diving competition held Monday at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center. Her score for eight dives of 207.05 fell 1.20 points short of tying for 16th place, the final spot advancing to Wednesday's final round. The Section 2A champion was 15th after six dives. Defending state champion Julie Brummond of Blake leads with a score of 278.00. Thirty-two divers were entered in the competition. The diving finals and swimming preliminaries begin today.
Girls Hockey CENTRAL LAKES St. Cloud Icebreakers at Willmar, 7:30 p.m. River Lakes at St. Cloud Tech, 7:30 p.m. Alexandria at Fergus Falls, 7:30 p.m. Little Falls at Sartell/Sauk Rapids, 7:30 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato at Tartan, 7:30 p.m.
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WILLMAR -- Terra Billiet poured in 25 points to lead Ridgewater College to an easy 81-39 victory over Central Lakes College of Brainerd Saturday in junior college women's basketball. Billiet, a 6-foot sophomore post from Madison, also had 10 rebounds as the Lady Warriors controlled the boards, 57-30. Ridgewater, now 2-2, shot 47.6 percent from the field to 27.4 percent by the Raiders. Point guard Kayla Karnes distributed the ball for nine assists and also grabbed eight re-bounds.
The Willmar Golden Gloves Boxing Club drew 17 prospects opening week, seven of those returning fighters. The club welcomes boys and girls ages eight-and-up to its workouts held at 7 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday in the basement of the city auditorium. For more information, call Kirk at 235-1494 (days), 231-1136 (evenings).
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater College poured it on in the last 10 minutes of the second quarter to blow by Mesabi Range 90-83 on Friday at the college gym. "We talked before the game about both teams being hungry," said the Warriors' new coach Shawn Kopischke. "We had both started 0-2 and were both coming off a tough loss.
WILLMAR -- Together at last. Fortified by seven players off the national volleyball finalist, the Ridgewater Lady Warriors used a suddenly long bench to beat back Mesabi Range 75-62 on Friday in MCCC women's basketball. Terra Billiet, a middle hitter turned post player in a week's time, delivered 16 points and 10 rebounds, both team highs. It was the first win for Ridgewater, which lost twice last weekend with a team cobbled together with five regulars and a couple of temps. Mesabi, which came in 2-0, led at halftime 34-32 but couldn't stand up to Ridgewater's tenacious defense and rugged
Women's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE Mesabi Range at Ridgewater, 6 p.m. Men's Basketball JUNIOR COLLEGE Mesabi Range at Ridgewater, 8 p.m.
RICHMOND -- Marie Omann scored twice, but River Lakes couldn't hold off Brainerd, skating to a 4-4 tie in Central Lakes Conference action Thursday. Omann recorded the Stars' only goal in the first period, then tied the game at 3-3 in the second.
The basketball teams at Ridgewater College make their home debut today against Mesabi Range. Central Lakes and Minnesota West play first at the college with the women beginning at 2 p.m. and the men to follow. The Ridgewater women play Mesabi Range at 6 p.m. and the men play at 8 p.m. On Saturday, the Lady Warriors play Central Lakes at 5 p.m. with the men to follow. Mesabi and Minnesota West play at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.