Result Thursday Non-Conference TMB 3, MACCRAY 0 Tory Brouwer had 12 kills and four ace blocks in MACCRAY's loss. Kayla Caspers added nine kills. Danielle Loomis served two aces and had 14 set assists. Destiny VanDeRiet and Danielle Goeman had eight digs each. MACCRAY (1-4, 6-8) 24 11 20 TMB 26 25 25 MACCRAY Serving: Hillary Aeikens 4-4-0, Brandi Woodring 5-7-1, Kari Caspers 4-5-0, Tory Brouwer 8-9-1, Danielle Goeman 9-9-1, Hilary Groothuis 6-7-1, Danielle Loomis 8-10-2 .... Setting: Loomis 45-49-14, Aeikens 23-24-8 ....
Prep Volleyball NON-CONFERENCE Willmar Invitational (Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Benson, Buffalo Lake-Hector, Montevideo, New London-Spicer, Parkers Prairie, Willmar), 9 a.m. Litchfield Invitational (Annandale, Howard Lake-Waverly/Winsted, Litchfield, Little Falls, Morris, Mound-Westonka), 9 a.m. St. James Invitational (Redwood Valley), 9 a.m. BOLD Invitational (BOLD, Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop, Hancock, Jordan, Lakeview, Minneota, Sauk Centre, Sleepy Eye St. Mary's), 9 a.m.
RENVILLE -- Renville County West put defending Class AAA champion Marshall on its heels and didn't let up, leading to a 23-25, 14-25, 25-20, 25-22, 15-9 win in non-conference volleyball action Thursday. After falling into a 2-0 hole, the Jaguars (10-8) started forcing the issue with their serving to keep Marshall, ranked No.
LITCHFIELD -- New London-Spicer and Litchfield are close in talent and results this fall and each has a one-point victory against the other this week. But on a 35-degree, gray Thursday the No. 5 Wildcats got the one that mattered. With a big victory from Jenna Overman-Angie Wiegmann at 1-doubles, NLS ousted the No.
LITTLE FALLS -- The Willmar Cardinals won their second straight dual meet on Thursday using an altered line-up to defeat outmanned Little Falls 108-72 in Central Lakes Conference swimming. Willmar's Brooke Feich-tinger won diving with a score of 159. Dana Guetter, in a rare dip in the 500-yard freestyle, went 5:37.73 to win. She also won the 200 freestyle and the 200 medley relay. Alissa Tinklenberg won the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, as well as the 200 medley relay. Aleasha Blokzyl won the 200 individual medley, the 100 backstroke and the 200 medley relay.
Willmar native Marilyn Lovander shot an opening round of six-under 65 and is in a three-way tie for second place at the Longs Drugs Challenge in Auburn, Calif. Cristie Kerr leads with a 62.
Carly Freiborg, a 5-10 junior setter, and her sister, Abby Freiborg, a 5-7 freshman outside hitter, have both played in all 18 matches for the 16-2 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire volleyball team this fall. The Freiborgs are from Sacred Heart and both were All-Area selections from Renville County West. Carly has 815 assists to go along with 57 kills, 32 ace serves and 132 digs. Abby has 42 kills, 22 assists, 23 ace serves and 146 digs.
Leaving home for the third Friday night in a row, the Willmar Cardinals football team travels to Alexandria this evening to play its Central Lakes Conference rival. Willmar (3-2, 3-2) is out to end a two-game slide while Alexandria (2-1, 3-2) wants to stay within a game of undefeated conference leader St. Cloud Tech, its opponent next week.
ALEXANDRIA -- The battle for second place in the Central Lakes Conference went to Alexandria, which hung a 4-3 loss on visiting Willmar in near-freezing temperatures Thursday. Ann Bergtrand got the winning point at 2-singles with a tight 7-6, 7-5 win over Willmar's Amanda Bredeson. Alexandria finished the CLC 7-2, while Willmar ended 5-3. Willmar got their points from Andrea Brown at No.
SAUK RAPIDS -- After a slow start, Willmar steadily improved throughout the match and eventually defeated Sauk Rapids 21-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-16 in a Central Lakes Conference volleyball match Thursday night. The win kept the Cardinals in a tie with Alexandria for first place with three conference matches left for each team. The win was also the 250th of Willmar coach Mary Hanson's career. "I saw Sauk Rapids play Saturday and they are much improved," said Hanson. "They switched its offense around a little and they served aggressively.