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MONTGOMERY -- Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin's duo of Sierra Harder and Karina Fast ran tremendous races Thursday, qualifying individually for next week's state cross country meet (at Northfield, Nov.
WORTHINGTON -- While three-time defending champion Adrian is a solid favorite in both team competitions today, the races for individual honors appear to be quite wide-open, as more than 200 varsity runners -- about 100 girls and approximately the same number of boys -- converge on the Adrian Country Club for the Section 3A cross country meet. The 17-team event starts at 4:00 p.m.
MONTGOMERY -- After twice finishing second in major meets this fall on the sixth-runner tiebreaker, the Jackson County Central Huskies won the biggest race of 2008 without having to break a tie. The JCC boys are heading to the state cross country meet as Section 2A champions. Putting its top three runners -- Matt Kocak, Marc Strom and Justin Cook -- among the top seven finishers in the 117-runner field Thursday, JCC won the first-place trophy with a low score of 80 points. Perennial power Fairmont finished second with 86 points. "It's a great feeling," exclaimed an elated JCC co-head coach
WORTHINGTON -- When I go pheasant hunting I always check the sunset table in the hunting regulation handbook so I know when sunset is. If I am hunting an area and the designated times comes and if I am not back to the truck, I will unload my shotgun and walk back empty. I will relive the flushes and the feats of the dogs, but shooting after hours gives me no satisfaction. Shooting a pheasant 20 minutes after sunset is easier than at any other time. They are headed back to roosting cover and are easier to approach.
JACKSON -- While most area teams will be competing in Friday's Section 3A cross country meet at the Adrian Country Club, three area squads will make the long trip to Montgomery today to participate in the Section 2A meet at the golf course there. Jackson Country Central, Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin and Windom/Southwestern United will compete in the 18-school, state-qualifying meet, which begins with the 4,000-meter girls' race at 4 p.m. The longer, 5-000-meter, boys' event starts at 4:45 p.m. "Everybody is healthy and we are ready to run," said JCC sophomore Marc Strom, who has been a bi
LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Serving over 91 percent for the match, including 19 aces, Harris-Lake Park claimed an easy victory Wednesday night, sweeping Ruthven-Ayrshire in second-round action of the Class 1A, Region 3 high school volleyball tournament. Game scores were 25-12, 25-12 and 25-14. The victory was H-LP's 15th in a row, as the Corn Belt Conference runners-up (9-1) have not lost a match since being defeated at home by league champion North Sentral Kossuth five weeks ago on Sept. 16. "We do have some ability," said H-LP head coach Daryl Meyer after the match.
MORGAN -- Playing inspired football, the Fulda Raiders gave the third-seeded Cedar Mountain/Comfrey Cougars a real battle Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the Section 3A playoffs. But a pair of touchdown passes in the third quarter helped CM/C (6-3) claim a 22-13 victory, advancing the Cougars to Saturday's semifinals where they will meet second-seeded Springfield (a 12-0 winner over Murray County Central). Sixth-seeded Fulda (2-7) held the Cougars to 110 yards rushing, as the Raiders recorded 15 tackles for a loss during the game. Known for its passing game, CM/C did gain 244 yards t
ADRIAN -- Scoring on their first six possessions and utilizing a bruising rushing attack that netted 311 yards and six touchdowns Tuesday night, the fourth-seeded Adrian Dragons claimed a 42-7 victory over the fifth-seeded Southwestern United Wildcats in the first round of the Section 3A football tournament. Adrian (5-4) advances to the section semifinals Saturday afternoon, as the Dragons will travel to take on top-seeded Wabasso at 3 p.m.
LUVERNE -- Building double-digit leads within the first 20 points scored of each game Monday night, the sixth-seeded Fulda Raiders dominated their Section 3A South opening-round volleyball match against No. 11 Hills-Beaver Creek -- winning by scores of 25-12, 25-10 and 25-10 in the Luverne Elementary gymnasium. Fulda (9-17-1) advances to the quarterfinals Friday night, when the Raiders will take on third-seeded Murray County Central in the Luverne High School gym at 7:30 p.m.
LUVERNE -- Westbrook-Walnut Grove utilized the powerful kills of senior middle hitter Audra Schmidt and sophomore left-side spiker Taylor Elzenga, along with a scrappy floor game, to win its 16th match of the season Monday night, as the Chargers posted a sweep (25-11, 25-13, 25-22) over Ellsworth in opening-round action of the Section 3A South high school volleyball tournament at the Luverne Elementary School gymnasium. The seventh-seeded Chargers (16-13-2) have now won five matches in a row and will advance to tangle with second-seeded Southwest Christian in the tournament's quarterfinals at