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WORTHINGTON -- In an incredible performance, Lady Jay sophomore Stacy Bush "shot the lights out" at the Minnesota West gymnasium Saturday afternoon, as the guard from Hills sank 10-of-14 three-pointers and finished with a career-high 37 points. Bush drilled five treys in each half, as Minnesota West stretched a 47-36 halftime lead into an impressive 98-61 victory over the Itasca Vikings in community college women's basketball action. "Stacy was hot, as she was hitting her long shots from all angles," praised Minnesota West head coach Mike Fury.
WORTHINGTON -- In a wild game, which was delayed twice due to a city-wide power outage causing the lights to go out at the Minnesota West gymnasium, the Itasca Vikings prevailed in community college men's basketball action Saturday afternoon, earning a 72-66 victory over Minnesota West. Isaiah Farrar, a 6-5 sophomore from St. Paul Como Park High School, had a tremendous all-around game for the Vikings. Farrar scored 27 of his team's first 54 points and finished the game with 32 points and 16 rebounds. "He is a good all-around player," noted West head coach Justin Heckenlaible.
EDGERTON -- Alyson Drooger scored the eventual game-winning basket with just under a minute to play Friday night, as the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen girls' basketball team earned a 51-49 victory over the Fulda Raiders in a Red Rock Conference match-up. Fulda led 44-37 with about five-and-a-half minutes to play, but Edgerton rallied with seven straight points to tie the game, and Drooger later scored to break a 48-48 tie. After each team made a free throw to make it 51-49, Fulda's Lane Gehl missed a three-pointer at the buzzer to end the game. Drooger finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds, five
WORTHINGTON -- After going 17-0 in league play a year ago, the Southwest Star Concept Quasars return to the hardwood as the defending Red Rock Conference girls' basketball champions. Two-time defending Class A state champion Fulda was the conference runner-up at 16-1, while Edgerton (13-4), Adrian (12-5) and Murray County Central (10-7) each registered double-digit win totals to finish third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Red Rock Central also finished in the upper half of the standings with a 9-8 record, while Ellsworth was seventh with an 8-9 mark. Mountain
LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Southwest Star Concept had 10 girls score a point Monday night, including four in double digits, as the Quasars built a 41-11 halftime lead and earned a 72-29 non-conference basketball victory over the Harris-Lake Park Wolves in their season-opener. Brooke DeWall topped SSC with 19 points, seven rebounds, five steals and a shot block, while Michelle Olsem (12), Breanna Rients (10) and Katey Granstra (10) also scored in double figures. SSC jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the game's first four minutes.
WORTHINGTON -- How many of you like to cook? I mastered macaroni and cheese at a young age. I even passed this great skill on to my children, but they were promoted to the microwave version of this American mainstay. I really do like cooking. There is something about going out and harvesting a bird or animal and then bringing it home and eating it. Many hunters really like the hunting part but really don't care much for the eating part. I really don't like to hunt anything that I won't eat. There are a few exceptions, and one of them is crows.
WORTHINGTON -- Stretching a 31-27 halftime lead into a 60-32 bulge over the second half's initial 11-plus minutes Saturday afternoon, the Minnesota West Bluejays men's basketball team earned a 75-59 non-conference victory over the University of Sioux Falls JV Cougars. Minnesota West improves to 2-2 on the season and will host Missouri State-Mid Plains Wednesday at 7 p.m. "We played extremely hard on both ends of the court today," Bluejays head coach Justin Heckenlaible said after the game.
MANKATO -- Playing in the state high school football tournament for the third time in school history, the Section 3A champion Adrian Dragons made an impressive showing Saturday afternoon, defeating Section 2A champion Mankato Loyola in the quarterfinals at Blakeslee Stadium on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Grinding out 314 yards rushing on 64 carries, the Dragons moved the chains for 17 first downs and scored four touchdowns, building a 25-7 lead with 3:13 left in the game. The high-scoring Crusaders were held to just one touchdown during the game's first 47 minutes.
MANKATO -- After missing a pair of field goals earlier in Friday night's Class AA state quarterfinal football game with Triton, Luverne's Sebastian Sousa Soares booted a 28-yarder with two seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Cardinals to a thrilling 10-7 victory over the Cobras at Minnesota State-Mankato's Blakeslee Stadium. The victory sends the Cardinals (11-1) to the semifinals next Friday at 5:45 at Metrodome. Luverne will play either Moose Lake/Willow River or Pierz, who play tonight in St.
ADRIAN -- Coming off an impressive victory over Wabasso in the Section 3A championship game last Friday, the Adrian Dragons have been gearing up for their upcoming state tournament quarterfinal contest at Blakeslee Stadium on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Adrian (9-2) will square off with Mankato Loyola (10-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday. The high-scoring Crusaders rolled to a 45-17 victory over LeCenter (8-3) in the Section 2A finals last weekend. The winner will advance to the state semifinals at the Metrodome Nov.