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WESTBROOK -- Playing for the ninth time in four years and third time this season, the co-Southwest Ridge Conference champions Edgerton Flying Dutchmen and Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers hooked up in another classic football game Saturday afternoon in the Section 3 9-Man semifinals, with the Flying Dutchmen prevailing 14-6. Edgerton (8-2) advances to the section championship game, where it will take on the undefeated Wheaton Warriors (10-0) at 5:30 p.m. Thursday night at FargoDome in Fargo, North Dakota.
JACKSON -- Utilizing a bruising rushing attack that produced touchdowns on its first three possessions Saturday afternoon, Jackson County Central overpowered undefeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in the Section 3AA semifinals, as the Huskies earned a hard-fought, 37-29 victory. "It was kind like of like beauty versus the beast," exclaimed JCC head coach Tom Schuller.
LUVERNE -- Southwest Christian and Southwest Star Concept were each victorious Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Section 3A South volleyball tournament at the Luverne High School Gymnasium. SWC, the No. 2 seed, prevailed in a close Game 1 before earning a sweep over the seventh-seeded Red Rock Central Falcons, 25-23, 25-15, 25-12. RRC ends its season with a 12-14 mark. The third-seeded Quasars (20-7) extended their winning streak to 12 matches by defeating No. 6 Adrian, 25-10, 22-25, 25-15, 25-16.
LUVERNE -- Smacking a total of 32 spike kills and delivering 14 ace serves, the top-seeded Windom Eagles showed why they have a 26-2 won-loss record this season, as the well-balanced squad defeated Westbrook-Walnut Grove, 3-0, in the Sub-Section 3A South volleyball tournament quarterfinals Friday night at the Luverne Elementary Gym. Game scores were 25-9, 25-18, 25-19. With the victory, the Eagles advance to the tournament semifinals and will tangle with fourth-seeded Murray County Central at 6 p.m.
WORTHINGTON -- I spend a fair amount of my free time reading up on issues related to the outdoors and hunting. I have a high desire to stay knowledgeable on what I think are vital issues to the American sportsman. I also receive many e-mails from different government organizations and conservation groups that share tidbits that you don't normally hear about. The piece that can across my desk this week, disappointed me greatly. I became aware of the fact that 24,642 individuals were caught trespassing on railroad property last year.
BLUE EARTH -- Mountain Lake/Butterfield's girls came within a whisker of a state team qualification at the Section 2A cross country meet Thursday at the Riverside Town and Country Club. But the Wolverines, who had a pair of individual qualifiers, came up just three points short of a team bid. Jackson Country Central's tandem of sophomore Matt Kocak (17:09) and freshman Marc Strom (17:12) finished eighth and ninth, respectively in the boys' meet to qualify as individuals to next week's state meet in Northfield. The top five girls' teams were Fairmont (56), Blue Earth (73), ML/B-O (76), Windo
ADRIAN -- Utilizing its exceptional depth and balance, the Adrian Dragons made it a dual three-peat Thursday afternoon, winning both team titles at the Section 3A cross country meet. Sunny skies and a 55 degree temperature with light winds made for nearly ideal late-season running conditions for the 207 athletes -- representing 17 high school teams -- at the challenging Adrian Country Club. The top 10 individuals and the first two teams in each the girls' 4,000 meter race and in the boys' 5,000 meter event earned advancement to next week's state cross country meet, which will again be held N
WORTHINGTON -- While two-time defending champion Adrian is looking to repeat its Section 3A championship in both girls' and boys' cross country competition today, the young, well-balanced Jackson County Central boys' team is seeking to make a splash in the Section 2A meet. A total of 17 teams, including the Worthington Trojans, will take to the course in the Section 3A meet at the Adrian Country Club. The girls' 4,000 meter race is scheduled for a 4 p.m.
BREWSTER -- Murray County Central senior running back Scott Veenhuis suffered a knee injury at Fulda in the fifth game of the season (Sept.
ADRIAN -- Putting together a pair of long scoring drives to open the game Tuesday night, the second-seeded Adrian Dragons built a quick 14-0 lead on their way to an impressive 36-8 victory over No. 7 Red Rock Central in the Section 3A football tournament quarterfinals. Adrian (7-2) advances to Saturday's semifinal round, where the Dragons will host sixth-seeded Murray County Central at 3 p.m.