MINNEAPOLIS - The Litchfield tennis team won the consolation championship with a 6-1 victory over Virginia at the Class A state tournament on Wednesday at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center. Shanna Kinny, Natalie Nelson, Elise Bierbaum and Alanis Thesenvitz won singles matches, and the Dragons' doubles teams of Laney Huhner and Avery Stilwell and Neriah Lara and Vaida Behnke also earned points. The Blake School defeated Holy Family 7-0 to win its third-straight championship, and Rochester Lourdes defeated Osakis 6-1 in the third-place match.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Litchfield tennis team's solid season came to an end in a 7-0 loss to two-time defending Class A champion The Blake School on Tuesday at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center. The Dragons defeated Roseau 7-0 in the consolation semifinals Tuesday night and will play Virginia for the fifth-place trophy at noon today at Reed-Sweatt. Blake dropped just nine games in four singles matches in the opener.
MOORHEAD — The Willmar volleyball team won four matches and the Moorhead Invitational over the weekend. The Cardinals defeated Spring Lake Park and Win-E-Mac in pool play, then downed Moorhead in three sets before taking out Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in two sets in the championship match. Willmar, now 23-4, opens Section 8AAA play on Friday. Section play-in games are Wednesday. In the four matches, Carly Wedel had 28 kills, Grace Marti had 25 and Abby Volk had 24 kills. Caitlin Ogdahl had 22 kills and Sydney Olson had 19 kills.
NEW ULM - The Willmar WarHawks managed just 20 shots against New Ulm and Steel goalie Ryan Kenny turned them all back in a 1-0 win on Friday at the New Ulm Civic Center. The Steel's Tom Reilly scored the game's lone goal on an assist from Alec Moser at 16:31 of the second period. Kenny had seven saves in both the first and third periods and he made six stops in the second. Willmar goalie Luke Fry was almost as good, stopping 24 of the Steel's 25 shots. Both teams were 0-for-2 on the power play.
UNDERWOOD — The KMS volleyball team won two of four matches, including a two-set win over Sebeka in the fifth-place match at the Underwood Invitational on Thursday. The Saints also defeated Verndale but suffered losses to Underwood and Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley. KMS' Haylee Johnson had 23 kills and Lauren Krieger had 20 kills. Alex Walsh had 16 kills and two blocks, Lydia Wagner had 15 kills, and Mallory Rudningen had 70 set assists. Underwood Invite Team scores
For this week's football show, the guys take one of the most popular sports-related games and bring it to prep football. Curt and Jake go position-by-position and list off their picks for this week's fantasy football teams made up of area players. The final week of the regular season takes place on Wednesday.
For part 1 of a two-part Week 7 preview, Curt and Jake take a look at two of the top matchups in a blockbuster Friday of games. Two of the top teams in Class A and AA, respectively, go at it when BOLD plays host to ACGC, while BBE and KMS also face each other this weekend.
SARTELL - Minnewaska pushed top-seed Osakis to the brink but the Silverstreaks prevailed 4-3 in the Section 5A championship match on Wednesday at the Sta Fit Club. Osakis won three singles matches and gained a point at No. 3 doubles to hold off the Lakers. Karra Hanson got Minnewaska's win at No. 3 singles and the doubles teams of Greta Reichmann and Anna Vold (No. 1) and Alissa Thorfinnson and Cammy Mithun (No. 2) picked up the Lakers' other points.
It's hard to believe it's already here, but the soccer section tournaments are underway this week. Curt and Jake take a look at third-seed Willmar, which advanced to the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
WILLMAR - The Cardinal Pride Hall of Fame inducted six new members on Oct. 6 in conjunction with Willmar's Homecoming game against St. Cloud Apollo. The 2017 Class is: Lane Erickson; John Nelson; Deryl Ramey; Steve Schneider; Gene Spaulding; and Gayne Stone Tribune photographer Erica Dischino captured images from the reception and induction ceremony.