Area notebook: Minneota Vikings knock off KMS Fighting Saints

Visitors win Camden Conference volleyball match 25-11, 25-13, 25-16


KERKHOVEN — The Minneota volleyball team remained undefeated with a 3-0 victory over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg on Monday.

The Vikings beat the Fighting Saints 25-11, 25-13, 25-16.

Minneota is 4-0 in the Camden Conference. KMS fell to 3-3.

The Fighting Saints were led by Lauren Krieger, who had seven kills and eight digs. Makenna Kelley contributed four kills and three blocks Grace Collins had 18 set assists.

KMS is scheduled to play at 7:15 p.m. Thursday against Renville County West in Renville.


Minneota 3, KMS 0

Minneota (4-0) 25 25 25
KMS (3-3) 11 13 16
Stats not available
Serving (aces): Halie Nichols 1, Elsa Gjerde 1, Lauren Krieger 1 … Set assists: Grace Collins 18… Hitting (kills): Krieger 7, Maret Gjerde 5, Makenna Kelley 4, Kelsey Butler 3 … Blocking (aces): Kelley 3, Katie Klaphake 2 … Digs (5 or more): Nichols 12, Krieger 8, M. Gjerde 8, Collins 7, Kelley 5, E.Gjerde 5

Golden Gloves

Willmar starting practice

The Willmar Golden Gloves Boxing team has its first practice set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at the Willmar City Auditorium stage.

Training and conditioning will be helped every Monday and Wednesday evening through April.

A parental consent form must be signed. There is an $80 registration fee. Two photographs of your face above the shoulders and a copy of your birth certificate is required.

Participants are expected to be ready to go at 7 p.m. sharp and have appropriate athletic shoes, a mouthpiece and workout clothes.

Contact coach Kirk Davis at 320-979-2639 on his cell phone or at 320-235-9540.


Velasquez honored

Willmar boys soccer junior defender Jorge Zelaya Velasquez was named second-team All-State in Class A by the Minnesota State High School Soccer Coaches Association.

With Velasquez helping lead the defense, the Cardinals held teams to 1.8 goals per game while compiling a 7-6 record.

Velasquez is the first Willmar player to earn All-State honors since 2017, when defender Gerson Maldonado Garcia was first team All-State and a finalist for the boys Class A Mr. Soccer Award.

The MSHSSCA will host a digital banquet at noon Saturday to honor the All-State teams.

CLC honors top athletes

Central Lakes Conference performers of the week have been announced. They are:

  • From Sartell, girls soccer players Sophie Speckhard and Lauren Jaenisch;

  • From Sauk Rapids, girls swimmer Valeria Bonilla-Flores;

  • From St. Cloud Apollo, diver Paige Kunstleben;

  • From Alexandria, volleyball player Maddi Buysse;

  • From Fergus Falls, volleyball player Hannah Prody.

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