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PREP TOURNAMENT CENTRAL WINTER 2022

Coverage from the West Central Tribune:
Follow the latest tournament action and previews for west central Minnesota teams and athletes.
Benson standout goes 6-0 to win 195 junior bracket at NHSCA National Championships
Nine seniors, five juniors and sophomore make up this squad, which includes two BBE Jaguars and two CMCS Bluejays, as well as players from KMS, New London-Spicer, BOLD, ACGC, MACCRAY, Dawson-Boyd, Paynesville, Willmar, Renville County West, LQPV and Montevideo.
Led by Eli King's 35 points, Warriors beat Tigers, 74-58


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Section Tournament: Feb. 22, 24, 28, March 2, 5, 10, 11
State Tournament: March 16, 17, 18, 19
Patriots secure Class AA consolation championship with 60-44 win over Thunder Hawks
Thunder Hawks edge Rochester Lourdes in consolation semis, 56-54
Photo gallery of the Montevideo vs Providence Academy state quarterfinal game on March 16, 2022.
Top-seeded Providence Academy hold off second-half run by Montevideo to win Class AA quarterfinal, 68-55
Montevideo hopes to make the most of its first state tournament Wednesday against No. 1 Providence Academy

Dance Team
Section Tournament: Feb. 12
State Tournament: Feb. 18-19
Shadows edged by St. Cloud Cathedral; YME third at state dance meet
Lac qui Parl Valley/Dawson-Boyd, with its new coach, has a very strong Yellow Medicine East squad to contend with at the Target Center in Minneapolis as west central Minnesota sends six teams to compete, including ACGC, New London-Spicer, Minnewaska and Montevideo
Prep dance team report for Feb. 13, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Three-time defending state champion Shadows earn state berth, as do YME and Montevideo

Section Tournament: Feb. 8
State Tournament: Feb. 16, 17
Little Falls and Brainerd boys, Brainerd and Bemidji girls are headed to state after top performances
Boys Basketball
Section Tournament: March 1, 3, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18
State Tournament: March 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
The boys basketball state tournament pairings for Class A, AA, AAA and AAAA.
Jaguars fall to top-seeded Vikings 51-49 Saturday at Williams Arena
Second-seeded Jaguars fall to the defending state champ, losing 51-49 to Hayfield in Class A final
Top-seeded Minneapolis North ends Morris/Chokio-Alberta's title hopes in semifinals, 71-63. It's also nearly the end for Tigers head coach Mark Torgerson, who is retiring after 35 seasons.
Top-seeded Polars beat No. 5 Tigers 71-63 at Williams Arena
Section Tournament: Feb. 17, 18, 19, 25, 26
State Tournament: March 3, 4, 5
Braves junior wins his second straight title, leading a quartet of area champions: BBE's Walker Bents, Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield's Jude Link, and KMS' Trey Gunderson
Sixteen area wrestlers still in the mix for a state championship
Former BDRSH star Kelly Mahlum takes on a rebuilding project in the Oles
No. 2 Jaguars upset by Dover-Eyota, United North Central in Class A team tournament


Section Tournament: Feb. 9, 12, 17
State Tournament: Feb. 23, 24, 25, 26
The recipients of this years awards go to Vivian Jungels of Edina and Maggie Malecha of Northfield.
Prep hockey report from west central Minnesota for Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. Stars take fifth place in Class A with 2-0 win over Mankato East
Mirage were attempting to win back-to-back titles but fell flat after a strong first period.
Prep girls hockey report from west central Minnesota for Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Stars beat Luverne 4-2 to advance to the consolation final
The unseeded Stars fall 7-0 to top-seeded Warriors in the state Class A quarterfinals in St. Paul.

Section Tournament: Feb. 22, 24, 26, March 2
State Tournament: March 9, 10, 11, 12
The 18,950 fans witnessed an evenly matched pair of Northwest Suburban conference foes, with Andover (25-5-1) and Maple Grove (23-7-1) providing a high-octane track meet that featured disallowed goals, missed rebounds, bone-crunching hits, dramatic saves and a shot that rang off the crossbar and goalpost.
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New names among Class 2A title contenders, quarterfinals finish with 2 OT thriller
Prior Lake, Maple Grove make school history, only Hill-Murray has a title banner to its name
Prep boys hockey report from west central Minnesota for Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. Alexandria to play Fergus Falls for Section 6A title Thursday.
Prep boys hockey report from west central Minnesota for Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Litchfield/Dassell-Cokato lose quarterfinal to Providence Academy.
Prep hockey report from west central Minnesota for Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Fourth-seeded Monticello beats No. 5 River Lakes, 3-2 in Section 5A playoffs. Fergus Falls downs Willmar 8-0 in Section 6A.

Section Tournament: Feb. 23, 24, 25
State Tournament: March 3, 4, 5
Prep boys swimming and diving report for Saturday< March 5, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Cards are well behind state champion Breck/Blake, while Montevideo is tied for 26th.
Prep boys swimming and diving report forFriday, March 4, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Cardinals' 200 and 400 freestyle relays plus Colin O'Farrell get to swim Saturday, as do the Thunder Hawks' 200 medley relay and Austin Dunn in the 100 backstroke.
Willmar hopes to advance as many as possible Friday to Saturday's finals in Minneapolis
Prep boys swimming and diving report for Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, in west central Minnesota.
Prep boys basketball report for Feb. 24, 2022, in west central Minnesota: Willmar improves on many times heading into Saturday’s section finals

Gymnastics
Section Tournament: Feb. 10, 12
State Tournament: Feb. 18, 19
Prep girls gymnastics report for Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Fourth-ranked New London-Spicer winds up with a fourth-place finish in Class A meet in St. Paul.
Wildcats one of five teams back from last season's Class A state championship meet
Wildcats win with a school record score of 143.850
Wildcats sophomore excelling despite recurring knee injury



West central Minnesota high schools have won their share of Minnesota State High School League individual and team state tournament titles. Here's a list of individual and team championships by year according to MSHSL record books.


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