NEW LONDON — Brandon Adelman scored 39 points and he also had eight rebounds and four assists in New London-Spicer's win over Annandale on Saturday. The Wildcats' Ander Arnold had 17 points and 10 rebounds. NLS 72, Annandale 59 Annandale (9-11) 30 29 — 59 New London-Spicer (16-6) 36 36 — 72
WILLMAR — Willmar's Eldridge DeKraai's goal early in the third period gave the Cardinals a lead, but Redwood Valley's Luke Ryan countered with two-straight goals to complete his hat trick and lead his team to the win Saturday at the Willmar Civic Center. Ryan scored RV's first goal in the first minute of the second period to tie the game 1-1. Willmar's Tanner Bauman scored the game's first goal in the first period. RV's John Burman added an insurance goal in the third. RV goalie Kia Jacobson made 21 saves and Willmar's Gunnar Banks stopped 29 of 33 shots.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd Dance Team won Class A Jazz and High Kick championships at the Dance Team State Tournament on Saturday at the Target Center. LQPV/DB scored 572 of 800 points in Jazz to outdistance Zumbrota-Mazeppa, which scored 528 of 800. Yellow Medicine East was fourth at 520. Frazee was third with 524. LQPV/DB placed second in last year's state tournament. In the High Kick competition, LQPV/DB won with 618 of 800 points and YME was second with 596.
ANNANDALE — New London-Spicer tightened up the Wright County Conference West race with a win over Annandale on Saturday. The Wildcats limited the Cardinals to 12 second-half points. NLS' Emma Hanson scored 12 points and had nine rebounds and three steals. Mackenzie Rich and Ava Kraemer both scored nine points and Erin Knisley had eight rebounds. NLS 45, Annandale 36 NLS (18-6) 19 26 — 45 Annandale (16-5) 14 12 — 36
WILLMAR — Karmoga Lero scored 19 points and Ben Opsahl scored 17 in Rochester's win over the Ridgewater men's team on Saturday at Ridgewater College. Rochester 78, Ridgewater 62 Rochester 32 46 — 78 Ridgewater 33 29 — 62
SAUK RAPIDS—The Willmar gymnastics team posted its regular-season school record score and won the Central Lakes Conference championship on Saturday. The Cardinals' 148.85 broke the previous mark of 147.20 set in 2015. "This was a huge deal for our team to win this meet and post the score that we did," said Cardinals coach Jodi Mottinger. Sartell was second at 147.85, and all of the top four teams topped 140 points.
MORRIS — The unofficial battle for Stevens County was as competitive as advertised. The Morris/Chokio-Alberta Tigers edged their nearby rival Hancock in a 79-77 nailbiter Saturday afternoon at the University of Minnesota-Morris thanks to a big night by senior leader Camden Arndt. Arndt led all scorers with 29 points, knocking down 12 of his 16 shots, and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds.
GLENWOOD — A one point deficit at halftime proved to be no challenge for the Minnewaska Lakers, who bounced back to defeat BBE 54-46 Monday night, spoiling a big night by the Jaguars' Ashton Dingmann. Dingmann led all scorers with 19 points but the Lakers utilized a well-rounded attack to get the better of their visitors. Grant Jensen scored a team-high 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds while teammates Jack Blevins (13) and Luke Barkeim (11) each reached double figures on the scoresheet. Minnewaska 54, BBE 46
WILLMAR—Truly elite teams often prove their power with lopsided victories and wins against other strong opponents but sometimes they just have to grind out a win. That's what the Willmar Cardinals did Saturday night. Willmar struggled to separate itself from fellow Section 5AAA foe Big Lake but dominated the post to grab a 70-59 win. "Big Lake played really well," said Willmar head coach Dustin Carlson. "But our girls cranked up the defense in the second which led to improved offense. It's nice to grind out wins when we don't have our best stuff."
WILLMAR—The Willmar WarHawks trailed 2-0 through the opening two periods and pulled one goal back but gave up another for a 3-1 loss to the Breezy Point North Stars Friday night. The North Stars struck gold when Gunner Bourassa scored from a dangerous zone in front of the net in the first period, with an assist credited to former WarHawk Jacob Berkowitz. Carson Simon made it 2-0 just 30 seconds into the second period.