Card gymnasts continue hot streak

WILLMAR--Willmar's gymnastics team remained hot Thursday night, earning its second score of 145 or better on the season as the Cardinals defeated Sartell 145.45 to 141.325.

WILLMAR-Willmar's gymnastics team remained hot Thursday night, earning its second score of 145 or better on the season as the Cardinals defeated Sartell 145.45 to 141.325.

Sartell's Abigail Weber won on the bars and earned the all-around victory with a 37.275 but that was the only thing that didn't go in the Cardinals' favor. Erica Schramm took second with a 36.325 scoreline.

Willmar's Olivia Welsh and Bronwyn Tollefson earned wins on the balance beam and the floor exercise respectively.

The team's 145.45 score would place Willmar in the top-three in the state.

Willmar 145.45, Sartell 141.325


ALL-AROUND - (1) Abigail Weber, Sar, 37.275 (2) Erica Schramm, Will, 36.325 (3) Shelby Hall, Sar, 33.8

VAULT - (T-1) Weber, Sar, 9.350 (T-1) Kirah Kessler-Gross, Will, 9.350 (3) Schramm, Will, 9.225 (4) Presleigh Schrupp, Will, 9.125 (5) Bronwyn Tollefson, Will, 9.10

BARS - (1) Weber, Sar, 9.250 (2) Schramm, Will, 9.175 (4) Lydia Morrell, Will, 8.725 (5) Kessler-Gross, Will, 8.625 ... Schrupp, Will, 8.475 ... Abigail Coquyt, Will, 8.325

BEAM - (1) Olivia Welsh, Will, 9.40 (3) Tayva Carruthers, Will, 9.150 (4) Schramm, Will, 9.10 (5) Tollefson, Will, 9.025 (6) Lydia Morrell, Will, 8.725

FLOOR - (1) Tollefson, Will, 9.475 (3) Welsh, Will, 9.30 (4) Coquyt, Will, 9.275 ... Kessler-Gross, Will, 8.925 ... Schramm, Will, 8.825

Melrose 149.275, B/KMS/M 137.375

Benson/KMS/Montevideo ran into buzzsaw Thursday night as Melrose turned in a dominant performance with a 149.275 score. Kayla Austing took home all-around honors, winning all but the uneven bars.

Mariah Ahrndt was the leading scorer for B/KMS/M. She finished third in the all-around with a 36.4.


ALL-AROUND - (1) Kayla Austing, Melrose, 38.6 (3) Mariah Ahrndt, B, 36.4 (3) Makenna Helley-Wieland, B, 33.55

VAULT - (1) Kayla Austing, Melrose, 9.775 (4) Ahrndt, B, 9.20

BARS - (1) Mady Brinkman, Melrose, 9.875

BEAM - (1) Austing, Melrose, 9.575 (4) Ahrndt, B, 9.025

FLOOR - (1) Austing, Melrose, 9.70 (2) Ahrndt, B, 9.650 (T-4) Halle Hanson, B, 9.275

Girls Hockey

NWC 7, Willmar 1

North Wright County got the scoring started early and continued to do so often against Willmar Tuesday night.


NWC netted four first period goals, including the first three, to set the early tone. Willmar's Madison Garberding scored the Cardinals' lone goal of the day at 15:24 in the first period.

NWC 4 2 1 - 7

Willmar 1 0 0 - 1

FIRST PERIOD - NWC: Rachel Lenz (Lexy Fuerstenberg) 4:45 ... NWC: Amber Hieber (Samantha Och, Lily Johnson) 9:00 ... NWC: Molly Young (Alana Achterkirch) 12:55 ... Willmar: Madison Garberding (Mya Monson) 15:24 ... NWC: Och (Lenz, Sydney Lemke) 16:28

SECOND PERIOD - NWC: Brinna Martin 3:29 pp ... NWC: Mackenzie Bourgerie (Och, Lauren Rokala) 5:42 pp

THIRD PERIOD - NWC: Bourgerie (Hieber) 5:22

GOALIE SAVES - North Wright County: Anna LaRose 17 ... Willmar: Bryton Carlson 21

Boys Hockey


Alexandria 4, River Lakes 1

Alexandria peppered River Lakes' goalie Jonathan Terwisscha and came away with a Central Lakes Conference win on Thursday in Paynesville.

Alex' Mack Strong scored two goals and assisted on another, and Jack Westlund and Derek Pesta had the Cardinals' other goals. The Cards' Ben Doherty assisted on two goals.

Ryan Klosterman scored the Stars' lone goal unassisted at 9:25 of the second period.

Alexandria outshot the Stars 47-18. Terwisscha made 43 saves.

Alexandria 2 2 0 - 4

River Lakes 0 1 0 - 1

FIRST PERIOD - A: Derek Pesta (Micah Christenson, Derek Dropnik) 9:22 ... A: Jack Westlund (Cam Birkeland, Mack Strong)


SECOND PERIOD - A: Strong (Ben Doherty) 0:40 ... RL: Ryan Klosterman 9:25 ... R: Strong (Doherty, Westlund) 9:33

THIRD PERIOD - No scoring

GOALIE SAVES - Alexandria: Bailey Rosch 17 ... River Lakes: Jonathan Terwisscha 43

Prep Wrestling

NLS 39, GLP 36

Sam Stageberg (126), Cade Barrett (160), Nick Reiter (170) and Nick McKenzie (182) all won matches by fall to help lead new London-Spicer to a win over Glencoe-Lester Prairie on Thursday.

106: Blake Vagle, N, dec Zachary Voelz 4-2

113: Eric Williams, G, won by forfeit


120: Tanner Chmielewski, G, pin Nathan Vosika-Scherzberg 3:35

126: Sam Stageberg, N, pin Michael Meyer 2:39

132: Kole Polzin, G, won by forfeit

138: Abisai Anderson Sanchez, G, won by forfeit

145: Double forfeit

152: Dalton Kosek, G, won by forfeit

160: Cade Barrett, N, pin Jayden Ackerson, 0:56

170: Nick Reiter, N, pin Cody Rae 4:31

182: Nick McKenzie, N, pin Aaron Castillo 5:00

195: Josh Soine, N, won by forfeit

220: Sebastian Bitzan, N, won by forfeit

285: Paul Lemke, G, won by forfeit

MAHACA 43, United 36

Gage Wevley's pin late in his 220-pound match provided the winning points as Morris/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta defeated United in a dual match on Thursday in Morris.

106: Ethan Lebrija, M, dec. Griffin Johnson 10-6

113: Dalton Rose, M, pin Seth Hubbard 1:51

120: Trevon Johnson, U, won by forfeit

126: Layton Wittnebel, U, pin Ben Travis 0:55

132: Gideon Joos, M, pin Trevor Gearman 1:40

138: Jared Rohloff, M, dec. Christian Kanten 6-4

145: Chase Metzger, M, pin Slade Irvine 2:29

152: Brady Cardwell, M, pin Ethen Montantes 0:30

160: Peyton Mortenson, U, won by forfeit

170: Colton Struxness, U, pin Matt McNeil 1:17

182: Dakota Leupke, M, pin Quintin Lehmann 5:14

195: Austin Schmitt, U, pin Bain Laine 1:15

220: Gage Wevley, M, pin Cole Bungarden 5:34

285: Mason Hutt, U, won by forfeit

Minnewaska 40, BOLD 39

The Lakers downed BOLD on criteria on Thursday night at Minnewaska High School.

The teams finished the match tied at 39.

106: Jackson Stadsvold, M, pin Jesse Manderschied 5:32

113: Max Reichmann, M, pin Matthew Dooner 1:26

120: David Lilenthal, M, dec Zeke Walton 12-7

126: Mason Blair, M, pin Jordan Amberg 5:16

132: Blake Flann, B, won by forfeit

138: Anthony Maher, B, pin Adam Larson 0:47

145: Ryan VanLuik, M, won by forfeit

152: Drew Maher, B, dec Dylan Jergenson 6-1

160: Tyson Meyer, M, pin Jaden Huebsch 1:21

170: Riley Gass, B, won by forfeit

182: Hayden Tersteeg, B, pin Austin Johnson 2:40

195: Tyler VanLuik, M, pin Tim Peppel 1:11

220: Austin Einerson, B, pin Jakob Swalla 0:36

285: Zach Foesch, B, won by forfeit

ACGC 40, Benson 24

Shane Whitcomb (152), Taylor Fester (160) and Cullen Lewis (170) and CJ Toedter (182) all registered key wins to help ACGC rebound from a 12-point deficit and defeat Benson on Thursday in Benson.

Benson plays host to Minnewaska in a dual at 7 p.m. today.

106: Kelvin Ponce, A, pin Blake Nagler 1:08

113: Hunter Mondor, B, dec. Hayden Straumann 11-10

120: Nathan Bolduc, B, dec. Jake Mortenson 4-1

126: Skye Powers, A, dec Austin Whitcup 3-0

132: Adam Zosel, B, pin Aaron Lange 3:37

138: Dylan Stewart, B, pin John Rasmusson 3:34

145: Aaron Zosel, B, dec. Levi Lund 4-3

152: Shane Whitcomb, A, dec Jared Knutson 9-4

160: Taylor Fester, A, pin Jordan Bartz 2:28

170: Cullen Lewis, A, pin Dan Lenarz 4:15

182: CJ Toedter, A, pin Alex Wrobleski 1:57

195: Jesus Cardenas, A, won by forfeit

220: Tanner Fester, A, maj dec Grant Evenson 10-2

285: Ross Grussing, B, dec. Tanner Berghuis 3-1

Litchfield 50, Paynesville 15

Sam Tibbits (132), Logan Nelson (152), Kal Jackman (182) and Chase Liestman (285) all won matches by fall to lead Litchfield over Paynesville in a dual match on Thursday.

Paynesville's Connor Meagher (160) and Cameron Schmitz (170) scored 12 of the Bulldogs' points with pins.

106: Eddie Simes, L, maj dec Craig Schmitz 17-4

113: Ben Finneseth, L, dec. Gabe Nelson 14-9

120: Afton Kaping, L, dec Alex Mages 14-8

126: Ezra Kaping, L, dec Shawn Rue 4-2

132: Sam Tibbits, L, pin Daltin Christinsen 2:25

138: Andrew Loch, L, dec. Nick Gabrielson 11-4

145: Max Tibbits, L, maj dec Weston Roberg 10-2

152: Logan Nelson, L, pin Garth Utsch 5:33

160: Connor Meagher, P, pin Murphy Evans 1:13

170: Cameron Schmitz, P, pin Dylan Madsen 2:55

182: Kal Jackman, L, pin Tayler Veldkamp 0:52

195: Patrick Kranz, P, dec Logan Wagner 1-0

220: Tristan Revering, L, inj def Grant Ludwig

285: Chase Liestman, L, pin Stephen Peichel 1:34

Nordic Skiing

Haugen 14th at SJU race

Willmar Nordic skier Andrew Haugen placed 14th among boys racers and Laura Christianon placed 15th among the girls at the St. John's University race on Thursday.

The Willmar boys placed fourth in the six-team boys race and the Cardinals girls also placed fourth in the six-team girls race. Alexandria won both the boys and girls races and both teams were followed by St. Cloud Cathedral/Sartell and St. Cloud Tech.

Haugen finished in 16 minutes, 25 seconds. Teammate Erik Heen was 18th in 18:08, Blake Gibson was 19th in 18:22.0, Emauel Ciriaco-Vera was 20th in 18:52.0 and Ethan Haines was 23rd in 20:33.0

In the girls race, Christianson finished in 17:11.0. Katelyn Cook was 22nd in 18:06.0, Joely Palmer was 27th in 20:39.0 and Marina Moyers was 28th in 20:44.0.

Cathedral/Sartell's Riley Halstrom won the boys race in 13:53.0 and Alexandria's Karisa Bosek and Cathedral/Sartell's Lauren Bucholz tied for first in 15:11.0.

College Wrestling

St. John's 34, Ridgewater 12

Ridgewater won a trio of matches in a dual against St. John's Thursday afternoon.

Hunter Quiring and Bailey Eickhoff won by major decision and technical fall respectively. Nick Stafford earned the other Ridgewater victory at 174 pounds. He won by 17-11 decision.

Warrior wrestlers will compete at the Worthington Open on Saturday.

125: Anthony Hennen, S, won by forfeit

133: Noah Becker, S, won by forfeit

141: Graham Evavold, S, pin Kyler Votova 4:13

149: Hunter Quiring, R, maj dec Jake Fernholz 14-8

157: Bailey Eickhoff, R, tech fall Dan Gainer 18-3 4:00

165: Jack Barsody, S, won by forfeit

174: Nick Stafford, R, dec Mike Wagner 17-11

184: Luke Dodd, S, won by forfeit

197: Double forfeit

285: Quincy Spiering, S, maj dec Nathan Hellman 17-4

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