WILLMAR — Lost momentum on a windy day helped the St. Cloud Apollo boys soccer team shut out Willmar 3-0 on Tuesday at the Kennedy School field. On a blustery day, Willmar had the advantage of playing with the wind in the first half. But Apollo's Abdifatah Farah scored, with his team playing into the wind, in the eighth minute. Logan Lommel made it 2-0 with a goal in the final minute of the first half.
WILLMAR—Dave Graves won Valley Golf's Club Championship during the 2018 Club Tournament on Sept. 8-9. In five, nine-hole rounds, Graves finished at 184, a stroke better than Josh Bernhagen and two shots ahead of Devin Johnson. Bill Iverson and Justin Wadsworth tied for fourth at 187 and Dustin Carlson was sixth with a 189. In the Presidents Flight, Troy Pederson shot a three, nine-hole round total of 116. Kyler Kerschner was second at 117, Mike Saulsburg was third at 122 and Ryan Scheffler and Tyler tied for fourth at 124.
ST. CLOUD — After a gut-wretching loss last week to Holy Family Catholic, New London-Spicer jumped on St. Cloud Cathedral early en route to a 55-7 win Thursday at Husky Stadium.
Dates listed for upcoming football games across the region were incorrect in Thursday's edition of the West Central Tribune. The correct schedule is as follows: (Games at 7 p.m. unless noted) Sept. 6 New London-Spicer at St. Cloud Cathedral Sept. 7 Hutchinson at Willmar
BRAINERD — Willmar's Carly Wedel and Caitlyn Ogdahl both had 13 kills and Wedel also had 16 set assists as the Cardinals defeated Brainerd in three games in their Central Lakes Conference opener on Thursday. The Cardinals won 25-23, 25-17 and 25-20. Willmar's Lydia Larson also had 14 set assists and Ogdahl had thee solo blocks. Willmar improved to 2-1 overall. The Cards play host to Alexandria at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Willmar 3, Brainerd 0 Willmar 25 25 25 Brainerd 23 17 20 Willmar
The football season is underway and the guys from the WCT Sports Show have their picks of some of week one's biggest games. Joe also introduces a new segment called "One Clap" where the show honors Minnesota Vikings legend Randy Moss and local athletes with a particularly strong week. The complete rundown of picks for week one by Jake, Joe and the rest of the Tribune staff is at the end of the video. Tweet us your thoughts @WCTSports.
Marshall downed Yellow Medicine East 5-2 on Wednesday but the result could have been different: The Sting won two singles matches and the other two singles matches went to three sets. YME's Whitney Tennis won in straight sets at No. 1 singles and No. 4 singles player Macie Sik battled back from a 6-0 loss in the first set to claim victory at No. 4 singles. Marshall 5, YME 2 Singles
MOORHEAD — Willmar girls finished 1-2-3 to lead the Cardinals to victory at the Shocky Strand Cross Country Invitational on Monday at Johnson Park. The Willmar boys placed second behind Moorhead. Willmar's Leah Hansen was the individual girls champion in 19:47.3, followed by teammates Heidi Schmitz in second (19:50.5) and Amel Dayib in third (19:52.3). All seven Cardinals girls runners placed in the top 14, with Elise Duininck narrowly missing a fifth place finish. She was sixth in 20:57.7.
WILLMAR—Andy Jacobson won the Eagle Creek Golf Club's Match Play Championship on Sunday. Jacobson defeated Danny Anderson 5-and-4 in the Championship Flight final. Jacobson earned his spot in the title match with a semifinals win over Matt Gorans in 19 holes. Danny Anderson defeated Jim Anderson in the other Championship semifinal 3-and-2. In Championship Flight third-place match, Gorans downed Jim Anderson 6-and-5. Scott Kragh defeated Luke Haugen in the First Flight championship match 2-and-1.
The Willmar 13U baseball team won the Minnesota Sports Federation A-Division championship during the July 27-29 state tournament in Marshall. In front, from left, are: Jacob Streed, Logan Bass and Aiden Peterson. In the middle, from left, are: Kadin Brabender, Jaydon Garnhardt, Max Mobley, Mattix Swanson, Dalton Adolphson and Jaxxon Sjoberg. In back, from left, are: coach Mike Swanson, coach Ken Adolphson and coach Matt Sjoberg. Not pictured are Chase Birchard and coach Gregg Wassink. Submitted photo