Daily Globe Sports
LUVERNE -- Paced by 17 and 15 kills from Alyssa Schmidt and Abby Halter, respectively, the seventh-seeded Red Rock Central Falcons won their sub-section 3A South volleyball tournament opener Monday night in four games over No. 10 Round Lake-Brewster, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-22. RRC (12-13) advances to play second-seeded Southwest Christian in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. Friday in Luverne. RL-B finishes the season with a 10-13 record. "We didn't play our best volleyball tonight, but we did enough to win and advance," RRC head coach Mary Shaner said following the match.
WORTHINGTON -- With all the rain that we have been having lately, it brings to mind the saying, "just like water off a duck". This really does seem to be perfect weather for a duck. It's just too bad that Southwest Minnesota doesn't really have any ducks. The two times I have been out I shot three shells and bagged two ducks. This is not what would be called good duck hunting. I saw almost no waterfowl in the sky anywhere these mornings. I did come across a really interesting duck hunting story this week and wanted to pass it on to you.
LAKEFIELD -- In the spring of 1968, the Twin Cities rock band T.C. Atlantic played at Windom High School's prom. The band had one hit record that just creeped into the Top 40.
SLAYTON -- Starting with a 20-yard touchdown reception by Tanner Loosbrock early in the third quarter Wednesday night, the Adrian Dragons scored 24 second-half points to close out the Little Sioux Conference football schedule with a 30-6 victory over Murray County Central. Adrian (6-2) finishes as the league runner-up and is the No. 2 seed in Section 3A. The Dragons host seventh-seeded Red Rock Central Tuesday at 7 p.m. MCC (3-5) is the No. 6 seed in the Section 3A tournament and will visit third-seeded Southwestern United Tuesday at 7 p.m.
GARRETSON, S.D. -- Playing on the new artificial turf at Garretson, the Luverne Cardinals scored four rushing touchdowns and secured an undefeated Southwest Conference championship with a 26-12 victory over Redwood Valley. Luverne (6-0, 7-1) churned out 351 yards on the ground, including a 157-yard effort from Phil Paquette (on 15 carries).
OKABENA -- Fueled by a 10-0 surge early in Game 1 Tuesday night, the Southwest Star Concept volleyball team earned a dominating sweep over the Murray County Central Rebels, 25-9, 25-12, 25-15, to finish second in the Red Rock Conference standings. SSC (10-1, 18-7) finishes a game ahead of the Rebels (9-2, 17-9) in the league standings, while Southwest Christian (11-0, 20-7) won the conference crown. "We played a beautiful match tonight," SSC head coach Rick Haberman said.
LUVERNE -- Running on the soggy grounds of the athletic complex west of Cardinal Field Tuesday afternoon, the perennial powerhouse Marshall Tigers won a pair of close team races and repeated as Southwest Conference cross country champions. Both the girls' and boys' races were contested affairs between the three teams that were expected to contend in both divisions. But when the final scores were calculated, the Tigers had the winning tally both times. "We had a solid all-around performance today," MHS head coach Mike Jacobs said after the post-race awards ceremony.
SLAYTON -- On a cold, wet day -- when several area junior varsity football games were postponed or canceled -- the Red Rock Conference cross country meet was run as scheduled. As expected, the Adrian Dragons dominated the event, winning both team titles and claiming an impressive 14 of the 20 all-conference individual awards. The Dragons had the individual champion in the girls' 4,000 meter race and had a 1-2-3-4 finish in the longer boys' 5,000 meter run. "It was a great day for us," declared AHS head coach Doug Petersen.
WORTHINGTON -- While defending champion Adrian is a heavy favorite to repeat as team champions in both the girls' and boys' races at today's Red Rock Conference cross country meet, tomorrow's Southwest Conference Meet figures to be a closely-contested battle for team honors. The Red Rock Conference holds its meet at the Slayton Country Club this afternoon, with the junior high races starting at 4:30 p.m. With both quality runners that will contend for individual honors, as well as outstanding team depth, Adrian is expected to win both team titles.
EDGERTON -- Austin Quade's 73-yard touchdown burst in the third quarter Friday night lifted the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers to a 14-6 victory over the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen in a showdown between the two Southwest Ridge Conference leaders. The victory pulls W-WG (4-1, 6-1) even with Edgerton (4-1, 5-2) atop the league standings and also puts the Chargers in the driver's seat for one of the top two seeds in the Section 3 9-Man tournament. "This was a fun game and a big victory for us," W-WG co-head coach Leo Theisen said following the game.