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FULDA -- Fueled by the strong rushing performances of Jeremy Storm and Tony Falk Thursday night, the Murray County Central Rebels impressively won their Little Sioux Conference football opener over the Fulda Raiders, 46-2. Storm (135 yards, three touchdowns) and Falk (210 yards, one touchdown) combined to rush the ball 22 times (11 each) for 345 yards and four touchdowns. Running behind a big, experienced offensive line, the pair broke off several big gains early and often. "This was a great team effort tonight," MCC head coach Chris Davis said after the game.
MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Impressively taking five of the top eight spots in the girls' 4,000-meter race Wednesday afternoon, the Adrian Dragons won the season-opening Wolverine Invitational at the Mountain Lake Golf Course and showed area cross country fans why they claimed the Class A state title last November. Adrian turned in place cards 3-4-6-7-8 to register a low score of 28 points, outdistancing second-place Waseca -- which also had five runners in the top 15, including the individual champion (Hannah McGraith, 15:31) -- by 12 points. The Dragons' Morgan Lynn (15:55) and Leslie Stover (15:56)
ADRIAN -- Loaded with depth and experience, both the Adrian Dragons girls' and boys' cross country teams appear to be even stronger than they were a year ago, when they both won Red Rock Conference and Section 3A titles. Bringing back everyone off last year's state champion team, Adrian's girls -- who won every meet they competed in -- will be looking for a repeat performance this fall. "Our girls have set a goal to get back to the state meet," head coach Doug Petersen said.
WILMONT -- Aaron Johnson delivered on the mound and at the plate Sunday afternoon, helping the Wilmont Cardinals complete a Region 13C amateur baseball playoff series sweep of the Jackson Bulls with a 7-4 victory. The victory caps the best-of-five series, improves Wilmont's season record to 25-4, and puts the Cardinals in the Class C state tournament for the third straight summer. Johnson picked up the victory, pitching the final 1 1/3 innings in relief of Ben Morrison, who was brilliant in his 7 2/3 innings of work. Johnson also drove in Josh Lowe with a one-out, go-ahead single in the Car
MARSHALL -- Losing a pair of games over the weekend, both the Luverne and Pipestone VFW baseball teams had their seasons come to an end at the District 3 Final Four Tournament at Legion Field. Pipestone, the second seed from the South, lost its opening-round game Saturday by a score of 2-1 to the North's top seed, Redwood Falls. Pipestone was eliminated later in the day, as Luverne, the top seed from the South, posted a 10-4 victory. Luverne had earlier fell 11-1 in five innings to the North's second seed, Marshall Blue. Redwood Falls beat Marshall Blue 2-1 in Saturday's final game, which
ELLSWORTH -- In a high-scoring, turnover-filled contest between neighboring schools, the Adrian Dragons defeated the host Ellsworth Panthers, 70-67. Adrian (12-8) claimed a three-point halftime lead, but Ellsworth (10-10) stayed close the entire second half, knotting the score at 55-all -- before the Dragons worked to an eight-point lead and held off the final Panther surge. Sam Lynn (21 points, five assists, six steals) and Brittany Bullerman (20 points, nine rebounds, three steals) had big games for the Dragons, while Erica Thier (11 points), Kayla Bullerman (six rebounds, four steals) and
Balanced scoring, defensive intensity, clutch shots and a well-timed shot block were all keys to an exciting 64-61 victory over Coon Rapids by the Worthington Trojans in the third place game of the Daily Globe-Trojan Holiday Classic Wednesday. "I like how we played tonight," said a pleased Trojan head coach Ron Vorwald.
Combining a big play offense with a reliable defense, the Minnesota West Bluejays football team defeated Fergus Falls, 35-7, Saturday in the Minnesota Community College Conference regular season finale for both teams. The victory capped an undefeated regular season for the Bluejays (4-0 Southern Division, 9-0 overall), who host Mesabi Range in the MCCC semifinals Saturday at 1 p.m.
The two top-seeded volleyball teams in Section 3AA South advanced to the semifinals in different fashions Friday night. Top-seeded Jackson County Central cruised to a sweep over eighth-seeded Luverne in the nightcap, after No. 2 Pipestone dodged a bullet by defeating No. 7 Martin County West in five games in the opener. With the victory, JCC advances to play Windom, a five-game winner over St. James, in Slayton at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. PA will again play in Windom, this time against Murray County Central, on the same night, also at 7 p.m. Pipestone Area 3, MCW 2