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WORTHINGTON -- Using a 12-2 run to open the second half Saturday night, the Northwestern College Junior Varsity Red Raiders built a 24-point lead and held off a strong late-game surge from the Minnesota West Bluejays to claim a 102-95 men's basketball victory in the final contest of the Sanford Regional Hospital Classic. Northwestern (2-1) nailed 13 3-pointers in the game, with 10 of those coming in the first half.
WORTHINGTON -- Combining the fine all-around scoring ability of sophomore pre-season All-American Dana Wagner, along with a pair of surges to end each half, Madison Area Technical College made Jessie Pelzel's 31st birthday a happy one Friday evening, as her sixth-ranked (pre-season National Junior College Athletic Association) Wolfpack came through with a hard-fought, 76-71, basketball victory over Minnesota West in the Lady Jays' Sanford Regional Hospital Classic opener. Pelzel, a native of Heron Lake and a 1996 graduate of Heron Lake-Okabena-Lakefield (HLOL) High School, had lots of family
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa -- Rushing the football 58 times for 356 punishing yards and scoring a pair of touchdowns late in the first half Friday night, the Central Lyon/George-Little Rock Lions claimed a 28-7 victory over the Okoboji Pioneers in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A state football tournament. CL/G-LR (12-0) advances to the state semifinals for the third consecutive season, as the Lions will take on Irwin-Kirkman-Manilla/Manning (12-0) on Monday, Nov.
WORTHINGTON -- In an exciting, action-packed game that was much closer than the final score, Madison Area Technical College (Wisconsin), pulled away with a late surge to claim a 96-81 victory over Minnesota West in a men's basketball opening game of the Sanford Regional Hospital Classic Friday night. The game started with a flurry as the teams exchanged five 3-pointers in the first 1:46 -- and a total of 100 points were scored in the first half. MATC, paced by the all-around scoring capabilities of pre-season All-American Chris Davis, broke out to an early 11-3 lead -- and then utilized a 10
WORTHINGTON -- Let the armchair quarterbacking begin! Tomorrow is the first day of the new nine-day firearms season for deer in Southwest Minnesota. In the past, hunters in this area had the choice of a two-day season, a four-day season one week later or the muzzle-loader season a few weeks after that. This changed a few years ago when political pressure required the Department of Natural Resources to offer a license that allowed a hunter to hunt all of the seasons with one license and the all-season license was born.
NORTHFIELD -- Once again getting stellar performances from each of their runners, the Adrian Dragons are Class A girls' cross country state champions. As expected, it was a close race for the team championship between the Dragons, Perham and Holy Family Catholic of Victoria. But -- for an unprecedented fourth consecutive time -- it was Adrian High School that stood on stage Saturday at the post-race awards ceremony, claiming the first-place trophy.
WORTHINGTON -- Behind a sparkling rushing performance from freshman running back Khiry Robinson Saturday afternoon, the Mesabi Range Norsemen rallied to capture a wild 36-34 victory over Minnesota West in the semifinals of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference state football tournament at Trojan Field. The victory sends Mesabi Range (5-5) to the state championship game next Sunday, when the Norsemen will take on Vermillion (27-26 winner over Central Lakes) in St. Cloud at 1 p.m.
NORTHFIELD -- Running in her fourth state high school cross country meet, Murray County Central senior Laura Christensen capped her fabulous career with a medalist performance Saturday, as she ran to a sixth-place individual performance at the Class A meet at St.
NORTHFIELD -- For the fourth year in a row, the Adrian Dragons have turned in an upper-half team performance at the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) state Class A boys' cross country meet. Competing in a 16-team field at St.
MARSHALL -- Allowing Westbrook-Walnut Grove to gain just 49 total offensive yards over the final three quarters Friday afternoon, the top-seeded and undefeated Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Wolverines claimed an 8-7 victory over the third-seeded Chargers to win the Section 3 9-Man championship in the first of four high school football games at the brand-new Regional Events Center's Mattke Field on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. C-G-B (11-0) advances to the Class 9-Man state tournament quarterfinals next Friday night, when the Wolverines will take on Section 2 champion Ald