Area notebook: Three Cards honored by Central Lakes Conference

Willmar basketball players Abdihamid Abulldahi, Cade Roelofs and Jaida Reiman named performers of the week

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Willmar senior Abdihamid Abdullahi, right, looks for room to operate while Rocori's Jack Boos defends during a Central Lakes Conference game on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Big Red Gym at Willmar High School.
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WILLMAR — Abdihamid Abdullahi, Cade Roelofs and Jaida Reiman are all basketball players at Willmar Senior High School.
All three also have been recognized as Central Lakes Conference performers of the week.
Abdullahi, a senior guard, had 25 points on 10-for-19 shooting with six assists in two games last week for the Cardinals boys basketball team.
Roelofs, a senior forward, had 26 rebounds and two charges taken in two games for the boys basketball team.
And, Reiman, a senior forward on Willmar's girls basketball team, had 11 rebounds, nine steals and eight deflections in two games last week.
Other CLC performers of the week around the conference include:
* At Fergus Falls, boys hockey hockey player Isaac Johnson;
* At River Lakes, girls hockey player Kianna Roeske;
* At Sartell, girls basketball player Chloe Turner and boys swimmer George Larson;
* At Sauk Rapids, boys swimmer Jack Christoferson;
* At. St. Cloud Tech, gymnast Taylar Schaefer and wrestler Cody Brott;
* And, at Brainerd, wrestler Gabe Wagner.

Willmar senior Jaida Reiman takes an open shot at the basket as the Cardinals played host to the Fergus Falls Otters Feb. 17, 2022.
Willmar senior Jaida Reiman takes an open shot at the basket as the Cardinals played host to the Fergus Falls Otters Feb. 17, 2022.
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Another title for Hansen

Former Willmar Cardinal Leah Hansen has added another championship to her resume on South Dakota State's track and cross-country programs.
Hansen became the 5,000-meter race champion Saturday in the Summit League Indoor Championships at Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Hansen timed in at 16 minutes, 48.63 seconds to edge North Dakota State's Kelby Anderson (16:50.33) and South Dakota's Abrielle Jirele (16:59.41).
She also ran the 3,000 in 9:40.83, taking fourth. Anderson of NDSU won in 9:29.02.
Hansen, a sophomore business major, went undefeated in the 5,000 during the indoor season for the Jackrabbits.

Stingers seek applications

The Willmar Stingers baseball team is seeking applications for programs interested in receiving $2,000 worth of grants for youth softball and youth baseball teams.
It's part of the Northwoods League's 'Share the Glove' program. Twenty-two grants, 11 each in softball and baseball, will be awarded and are worth at least $2,000. Included is one set of catcher's gear plus a mitt, 10 fielding gloves, eight batting helmets, six bats and one bucket of practice balls, according to a press release from the league.
The equipment is from Rawlings and is intended for youth ages 9-12. The team must qualify as a 501(c)(3) organization and not be a for-profit business, political or religious organization.
The deadline is April 16. Call the Stingers at 320-222-2010 or visit for more information.

Free throw champs

A number of area athletes competed in the Knights of Columbus regional free throw contest Sunday at the Redwood Area Community Center in Redwood Falls.
The following winners go on to compete in the state competition April 2 at St. Cloud Cathedral High School.
Champions include: Wyatt Opdahl of Taunton; Colsen Texley of Hendricks; Gavie Louwagie of Spicer; Cade Hexem of Hendricks; Grant Henjum of Spicer; Connor Lanoue of Tracy; Addy Sorensen of Minneota; Allison Dolan of Milroy; Jaylyn Coequyt of Minneota; Emma Freidel of New London and Ayla Texley of Hendricks.


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