Wyatt White, a senior at New London-Spicer, verbally committed Nov. 19 to play baseball at Bemidji State University. During the 2016 season, batted .419 with 22 runs batted in, helping the Wildcats reach the Section 3AA championship game. White was a first-team 2016 Wright County All-Conference selection, first team 2016 West Central Tribune All-Area selection, and also was selected to the 2016 All-Section 3AA team. College Wrestling Ridgewater falls to Itasca
WILLMAR — The Ridgewater men's basketball team improved to 4-0 with a convincing 100-59 victory over Bethany Lutheran on Saturday at Ridgewater College. Jack Turnbull led the Warriors with 18 points, 12 coming on 3-point shots. The Warriors hit 18 of 29 from the 3-point line. Thirteen Warriors played and all 13 scored. Marvin Perkins had 13 points and Le'Darian McAllister had eight points and nine rebounds. Akeem Oglesby had seven points and six assists. The Warriors go for fifth-straight win at Crown College at 8 p.m. today.
ST. BONIFACIUS — Nine players scored in the Ridgewater women's basketball team's 37-32 win over Crown College on Monday night. Abby Olson led the Warriors with eight points and Sarah scored 7. Abby Olson and Sarah both had six rebounds and Salma had four steals. The Warriors are off until hosting the North Dakota State College of Science at 6 p.m. on Nov. 30. Ridgewater 37, Crown 32 Ridgewater................. 13 24 — 37 Crown................. 13 19 — 32 Ridgewater
The Willmar High School bowling team went 1-1 at the West Central Conference tournament earlier this month at the 7th Avenue Bowl and Tavern in Granite Falls. New London-Spicer also was 1-1. Undefeated Alexandria defeated Yellow Medicine East 3-1 in the finals. Alexandria advanced to the Dec. 3 prep state tournament at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis. In the WCC first round, Willmar defeated Ortonville 3-1 and NLS defeated Benson 3-2. Alexandria and YME both received first-round byes. In the second round, Alexandria defeated NLS 3-0 and YME downed Willmar 3-1.
MINNEAPOLIS—Willmar diver Erica Schramm earned 4.5 team points at the Class A Minnesota State Swimming and Diving Meet on Friday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Schramm, who scored 218.8 points through the semifinals on Thursday, finished tied for 12th with Grand Rapids' Amanda Hernesman with 305.7 points. The top 16 earned team points.
Kyle Wendorf scored a goal and had three assists and Riley Tigrett scored twice as the Willmar WarHawks defeated the La Crosse Freeze in a NA3HL game on Friday at the Willmar Civic Center.
Five Willmar swimmers competed in the preliminary round of the Class A Swimming and Diving Meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis on Thursday. The Cardinal 200-yard freestyle relay team consisting of Amanda Mathiasen, Edyn Saulsbury, Abby McCormack and Anna Backes jumped off the blocks first and finished in 19th place with a time of 1:42.34. They came in just 0.04 seconds slower than their qualifying time set at the Section 3A Meet last week. Visitation, who has won the event two years in a row, took first in the preliminary round at 1:38.48.
Minnesota State Tournament 9-man Quarterfinals Nov. 11 Grand Meadow 36, Edgerton/Ellsworth 0 Waubun 41, Stephen-Argyle Central 18 Cleveland 39, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 22 Cromwell 35, Ely 7 Semifinals U.S. Bank Stadium Thursday Cleveland 38, Cromwell 29 Friday Grand Meadow (12-0) vs. Waubun (12-0), 9 a.m. Final U.S. Bank Stadium Nov. 25 Cleveland (13-0) vs. Grand Meadow-Waubun winner, 10 a.m. Class A Quarterfinals Nov. 11 Rushford-Peterson 44, Murray County Central 21
Ridgewater volleyball made its tenth trip to the national championship match but fell just short of a fifth title as they lost to Harper (Illinois). The Willmar High School cross country runners continued their dominant season with a second place finish at NXR regional in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They finished just behind Edina who also beat them in the Class AA State Cross Country Meet.
Willmar diver Erica Schramm advanced to the finals of the 1-meter diving during preliminaries on Wednesday at the Minnesota State Swimming and Diving Meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Schramm recorded 218.80 points in prelims and semifinals to head into today's finals at No. 14. The top 16 divers advance to the finals. Fellow Card diver Olivia Welsh scored 207.90 points in prelims and semifinals but failed to qualify for the finals with an 18th-place finish.