Playoffs are underway for the Willmar Cardinals boys soccer team and the guys talk about their chances to make a serious run. Tennis has also reached that point in the season. The Cardinal team and a few individuals have made it to the next round in their section and the 6A tournament is also wrapping up. To round it out, the guys talk about Ridgewater football who has one of the best defenses in their conference.
WORTHINGTON — Baylie Kubesh had 29 assists, five kills and six digs, and Ridgewater volleyball stayed unbeaten in the MCAC with a 3-0 win at Minnesota West Wednesday. The Warriors won 25-14, 25-21, 25-16. Kubesh was one of five Ridgewater players with five or more kills. Hailey Leiding and Ashley Froelich led the way with 10 apiece. Catelyn Haug also had a strong game with six kills, a service ace and a team-best nine digs.
The Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA) will sponsor the first Minnesota Football Showcase. Set at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 3, the new partnership features an entire day of celebrating football throughout the state of Minnesota. The event will culminate in the 44th annual All-Star Football Game featuring outstanding senior football players from around the state. Kicking off at 3 p.m., the Showcase Game will be the 55th overall in Minnesota high school football history.
Clay and Jake start this week with a recap of some of last week's football games including the unofficial game of the week that was Hutchinson against Litchfield. Hutchinson defeated the previously undefeated Litchfield 30-19. The guys also talk about New London-Spicer's loss to Zimmerman and bring up the name of an aptly named kicker.
Wednesday, Oct. 12 College Volleyball Ridgewater at Minnesota West, 6:30 p.m., in Worthington Tennis Section 6A South Sub-section Semifinals At Fitness Evolution, Sartell #1 Minnewaska vs. #3 Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, 8 a.m. #3 Benson vs. #2 Osakis, 10 a.m. (Finals to follow semifinals) Thursday, Oct. 13 Swimming & Diving Sauk Rapids at Willmar, 6 p.m. Morris/Minnewaska at Litchfield, 6 p.m. Waconia at Montevideo, 6 p.m. Volleyball Willmar at Sauk Rapids, 7 p.m.
MORRIS — Morris/Chokio-Alberta volleyball team kept its conference undefeated streak going with a 3-0 victory over West Central Conference foe Minnewaska Tuesday night in Morris. The Tigers played a strong defensive game and progressively slowed down the Lakers as the match wore on. Seven Tigers recorded kills on the night, showing off a well-balanced offense. Carley Stewart led the way for the Lakers, earning five kills.
ST. CLOUD—The Willmar girls cross country team continued to ransack its competition, scoring an 18 to win the 11-team Tech Invite with ease on Tuesday. Sophie Schmitz (1st, 18:08.2), Jessa Hanson (2nd, 18:15.1), Kayla Rudie (3rd, 18:29.7) and Serena Monson (5th, 18:42.6) all finished in the top five, while Heidi Schmitz completed the scoring, placing seventh in 18:42.6. The Cardinals were so dominant that two top-10 finishers, Leah Hansen and Savannah Anez, didn't even factor into the team scoring.
BENSON — Lac qui Parle Valley's Keiser Freely and Jordyn Sterud won individual championships to lead the Eagles boys and girls teams to victories at the Benson Invitational on Monday at the Benson Golf Club. Freetly finished in 16 minutes, 54.0 seconds, about 20 seconds ahead of Central Minnesota Christian School's Matthew Van Eps. The boys race was expected to shape up as a battle between Freetly, Van Eps and Montevideo's Kurt TeBeest, but TeBeest was unable to race because of illness.
SARTELL - Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd opened up Section 6A-South tournament with a 5-2 defeat of Montevideo on Monday at the Fitness Evolution club in Sartell. LQPV/DB entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed and swept the fifth-seeded Thunder Hawks in singles to earn the victory. Ashtyn Oie played well at No. 3 singles, defeating Marrisa Rekow 6-0, 6-0. Anna Van Ravenswaay and Rachel West earned a victory for the Thunder Hawks at No. 1 doubles, defeating Karissa Jahn and Kamryn Siedschlag 6-0, 6-2.
ALEXANDRIA - The Willmar girls cross country team kept its undefeated streak going with yet another meet win at the Alexandria Lions Meet of Champions on Saturday. The Cardinals' 36 points was less than half of its closest competitor. All six Cardinal girls finished in the top-20, including three in the top-five. Sophie Schmitz finished just three seconds behind the winner to take second place. She was followed by Jessa Hanson in third and Kayle Rudie rounded out the top-five with a time of 18:25.7.