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Friday, Oct. 23 sports

Minnesota cross country

Thursday

Section 3A

Jackson County Central freshman Jessica Christoffer qualified for the state Class A girls cross country meet with a fifth-place finish at the Section 3A meet Thursday in Madison.

Christoffer had a 4K time of 15:32.63. The state meet is Saturday, Nov. 1 at St. Olaf College in Northfield.

Also for the Huskies, Jadin Bezdicek was 16th (16:28.11), Molly Boyum 46th (17:39.26), Jayni Anderson 57th (18:00.17), Kia Holm 59th (18:03.31), Annika Lilleberg 73rd (18:39.85) and Elyse Johnson 85th (18:58.69).

JCC's girls were sixth in the team standings. Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd and Redwood Valley are the girls teams advancing to the state meet.

Jackson County Central did not have a complete team in the boys meet as a runner had to drop out due to an injury.

Matt Ringkob was 94th (21:52.8), followed by Alec Fischer (115th, 23:33.08), Luke Pygman (116th, 23:34.27) and Wyatt Weier (119th, 24:15.9).

Canby/Minneota and Montevideo are the boys teams advancing.

Section 2A

Martin County West won the boys team title at the Section 2A meet in Blue Earth.

The Mavericks were first with 40 points, with Waseca also advancing as the Bluejays were second with 51 points.

MCW put all seven runners in the top 23 in the 141-runner field.

Jonah Mayo led the way as he was second in 16:34.5, followed by Matthew Viesselman (7th, 17:08), Joshua Bjerken (8th, 17;13.2), Nick Holm (9th, 17:14.2), Chris Kahler (14th, 17:35), Ramon Bowie (17:48.1) and Dylan Brockman (23rd, 17:50.5).

The MCW girls were third. Waseca won it with 46 points, Fairmont was second with 63 and the Mavericks third with 126 points.

Brooke Anderson led the Mavericks with a 17th-place finish in the 118-runner field with a time of 15:49.1, followed by Whitney Smith (20th, 16:06.7), Morgan Larson (28th, 16:28.2), Sara Carlson (30th, 16:30.9), Maggie Bachenberg (31st, 16;31), Sara Rynefors (45th, 17:04.4) and Emily Matejka (49th, 17:19).

Also, both the Martin County West boys and girls won academic gold awards for having team grade-point averages of 3.75 or better.

MCW's Stanetta Svoboda was the boys Coach of the Year, with Fairmont's Stew Murfield the Assistant Coach of the Year.

Gary Meurer of Waseca was the girls Coach of the Year, with Fairmont's Mark Determan Assistant Coach of the Year.

You can hear comments from coach Svoboda on MCW Coaches Corner at 8:15 a.m. Saturday.

Iowa cross country

There are state qualifying meets in Iowa Thursday.

Spirit Lake had two boys qualify for state from a Class 3A District at Carroll as Ryan Maris was fifth (18:02) and Alec Harrington seventh (18:04).

Estherville Lincoln Central had two boys qualifiers from a Class 2A District at Orange City, with Lee Christensen second (16:34) and Nic Peters eighth (17:18).

Minnesota high school volleyball

Thursday
Section 2A South Sub-Section
Quarterfinals
All matches at 7 p.m.
Martin County West def. Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain 3-0 (25-8, 25-13, 25-10)

MCW serving: Taryn Tumbleson 11-12, Jordan Gregory 10-10 (1 ace), McKenna Taylor 14-15, Molly Klima 15-17 (2 aces), Reilly Geistfeld 7-7.

Digs: Taryn Tumbleson 14, Molly Klima 8.

Solo blocks: Hailey Leiding 2.

Kills: Jordan Gregory 11, Hailey Leiding 8, Reilly Geistfeld 6.

Assists: Ellie Kuehl 32

The Mavericks are now 25-5 with a set record of 61-16. They'll play Saint Clair at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Saint James. The Cyclones rallied from down 2-0 to beat Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Thursday.

Other Section 2A South scores
Saint Clair def. Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 3-2 (21-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-11)
Windom def. United South Central 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-11)
Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial def. Alden-Conger 3-1 (18-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-16)

Section 2A North Sub-Section
Quarterfinals

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart def. Cedar Mountain/Comfrey, 25-11, 23-25, 25-7, 25-9
Mankato Loyola def. Springfield, 26-24, 27-25, 21-25, 29-27
BOLD def. Sleepy Eye, 25-23, 25-18, 25-19
Nicollet def. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's, 22-25, 25-20, 25-13, 20-25, 16-14

Friday

Section 3AA
First round
All matches at 7 p.m.
Fairmont (2-20) at Jackson County Central (25-4), 7 p.m. - on KRAQ

Other Section 3AA South Sub-Section matches
Worthington (6-21) at Pipestone (16-8)
Luverne (8-14) at Marshall (19-9)
New Ulm (7-20) at Saint James Area (16-10)

Section 3AA North Sub-Section
First round

Benson (6-19) at New London-Spicer (23-5)
Montevideo (11-10) at Litchfield (15-12)
Minnewaska Area (9-13) at Morris/Chokio-Alberta (17-8)
Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop (15-12) at Redwood Valley (22-5)

Section 3A South Sub-Section
First round
At Worthington

Heron Lake-Okabena (23-5) vs. Hills-Beaver Creek (10-10), 6 p.m.
Murray County Central (16-8) vs. Red Rock Central (18-7), 7:15 p.m.
At Windom
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (22-9) vs. Westbrook-Walnut Grove (19-10), 6 p.m.
Southwest Minnesota Christian (15-5) vs. Wabasso (18-5), 7:15 p.m.

Section 3A North Sub-Section
First round
At SMSU

Central Minnesota Christian (25-6) vs. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (13-16), 6 p.m.
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (15-11) vs. Lakeview (11-16), 7:15 p.m.
At Granite Falls
Minneota (19-8) vs. Canby (12-15), 6 p.m.
Dawson-Boyd (15-9) vs. MACCRAY (10-13), 7:15 p.m.

Iowa high school volleyball

Thursday
Cherokee def. Estherville Lincoln Central 3-2 (25-14, 18-25, 24-26, 30-28, 15-11)

Iowa high school football

Friday
MOC-Floyd Valley (5-3) at Spirit Lake (8-0)
North Union (2-6) at Estherville Lincoln Central (4-4)
Laurens-Marathon (1-7) at Harris-Lake Park (4-4)
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (7-1) at Remsen Saint Mary's (4-4)
Okoboji (2-6) at Sioux Center (7-1)
Emmetsburg (5-3) at Lake Mills (3-5)
West Lyon (7-1) at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (3-5)
Spencer (3-5) at Sergeant Bluff-Luton (6-2)
Sibley-Ocheyedan (4-4) at Cherokee (0-8)
George-Little Rock/Central Lyon (5-3) at Sheldon (3-5)

College volleyball

Friday
Concordia (Saint Paul) at Southwest Minnesota State, 7 p.m.
Minnesota State at Sioux Falls, 7 p.m.
Bemidji State at Minot State, 7 p.m.
Winona State at Wayne State, 7 p.m.
Minnesota-Duluth at Northern State, 7 p.m.
Upper Iowa at Augustana, 7 p.m.
Minnesota-Crookston at Mary, 7 p.m.
Saint Cloud State at Minnesota State, Moorhead, 7 p.m.
Concordia (Moorhead) at Gustavus, 7 p.m.
Hamline at Bethel, 7 p.m.
Saint Benedict at Saint Olaf, 7 p.m.

NBA preseason

Thursday
Indiana 88, Charlotte 79
Detroit 109, Philadelphia 103
New Orleans 88, Dallas 85

NBA preseason
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Chicago Bulls at Saint Louis, 7 p.m.

NHL

Thursday
Minnesota Wild 2, Arizona Coyotes 0
New York Islanders 3, Boston 2
Detroit 4, Pittsburgh 3 (OT)
Vancouver 4, Saint Louis 1
Nashville 3, Chicago 2
Calgary 5, Carolina 0
Los Angeles 2, Buffalo 0
Columbus 5, San Jose 4

College men's hockey

Friday
Bemidji State at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Alabama-Huntsville at Minnesota State, 7 p.m.
Denver at Minnesota-Duluth, 7 p.m.
Saint Cloud State at Union, 6 p.m.

College women's hockey

Friday
North Dakota at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Minnesota State at Mercyhurst, 2 p.m.
Wisconsin at Bemidji State, 7 p.m.

NFL

Thursday
Denver 35, San Diego 21

College cross country

Friday

Iowa Lakes hosts the ICCAC Region XI Championship Friday, Oct. 24 on the Emmetsburg campus. The women’s race is a 5k even at 3 p.m. with the men running an 8k at 3:45 p.m.

The NJCAA National Cross Country meet will be held on Nov. 8 in Lubbock, Tex.


Thursday, Oct. 22 sports

Minnesota cross country

Section 3A
At Madison Country Club
Girls, 4 p.m.; boys, 4:45 p.m.
Teams: Adrian, BOLD, Canby/Minneota, Hendricks, Heron Lake-Okabena, Jackson County Central, Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, Lakeview, Luverne, MACCRAY/Renville County West, Montevideo, Mountain Lake Area, Murray County Central/Fulda, Pipestone, Redwood Valley, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, Southwest Minnesota Christian/Edgerton, Springfield/Cedar Mountain/Comfrey, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, Windom, Yellow Medicine East.

The top two teams and the top eight individuals not on those teams advance to the state meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield on Saturday, Nov. 1.

In the boys race, there are no ranked teams or individuals. Canby/Minneota did get votes in the team ratings.

There's one ranked girls team, host Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd.

Jackson County Central's Jessica Christoffer is 12th in the individual girls ratings. Other rated girls are No. 3 Madison Schandelmeier of Luverne and No. 4 Alaysia Freetly of Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd.

Section 2A
At Riverside Town and Country Club, Blue Earth

Girls, 4 p.m.; boys, 4:45 p.m.
Teams: Belle Plaine/Holy Family Academy, Blue Earth Area, Fairmont, Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial/Nicollet, LeSueur-Henderson, Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther, Mankato Loyola/Cleveland, Maple River, Martin County West, Medford, Minnesota Valley Lutheran, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, Saint James Area, Sibley East, Saint Peter, Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's/Sleepy Eye/New Ulm Cathedral, Tri-City United, United South Central, Waseca, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton.

For the girls, No. 12 Martin County West is one of three ranked teams. The others are No. 5 Waseca and No. 8 Fairmont. The lone ranked individual is No. 6 Beth Stevermer of United South Central.

On the boys side, Martin County West is first in the team ratings, with Waseca sixth.

MCW's Jonah Mayo is 11th in the individual ratings. Shane Streich of Waseca leads the individual poll.

We'll have results Thursday evening during our volleyball coverage on 105.7 KRAQ.

Iowa cross country

There are state qualifying meets in Iowa Thursday.

Class 1A, Holstein: Alta-Aurelia, Ar-We-Va, Boyer Valley, Emmetsburg, Fort Dodge Saint Edmond, Harris-Lake Park, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Hinton, Lawton-Bronson, LeMars Gehlen Catholic, Logan-Magnolia, Northwest Webster, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, Missouri Valley, North Union (boys), Pocahontas Area (girls), Ridge View, Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sioux Central, South O'Brien, Remsen Saint Mary's, Trinity Christian, West Bend-Mallard (girls), West Harrison, West Lyon, West Sioux, Westwood, Woodbine.

Class 2A, Orange City Unity Christian: Cherokee, East Sac County, Estherville Lincoln Central, George-Little Rock/Central Lyon, KP-WC, OA-BCIG, Okoboji, Pocahontas Area (boys), Sheldon, Sioux Center, South Central Calhoun, Unity Christian, West Monona, Western Christian.

Class 3A, Carroll Kuemper Catholic: Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Denison-Schleswig, Glenwood, Harlan, Carroll Kuemper Catholic, LeMars, MOC-Floyd Valley, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Shenandoah/Essex (girls), Sioux City Bishop Heelan Catholic, Spencer, Spirit Lake, Storm Lake.

Minnesota high school volleyball

Section 2A South Sub-Section
Quarterfinals
All matches at 7 p.m.

Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain (8-20) at Martin County West (24-5)

The Mavericks have a set record of 58-16, while the Knights are 27-58. MLGHEC won a first-round match over Madelia Monday. MCW had a first-round bye.

Martin County West, which is ranked eighth in the state coaches poll and fourth in the state QRF, won the regular-season meeting between the teams 3-0 on Sept. 23.

We'll have coverage on 105.7 KRAQ.

Other Section 2A South
Saint Clair (14-12) at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton (14-7)
United South Central (8-16) at Windom (18-9)
Alden-Conger (18-6) at Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (21-7)

Thursday's winners play in the sub-section semifinals at Saint James on Tuesday.

Section 2A North Sub-Section
Quarterfinals
All matches at 7 p.m.

Cedar Mountain/Comfrey (8-17) at Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart (15-9)
Mankato Loyola (12-11) at Springfield (13-16)
Sleepy Eye (9-14) at BOLD (12-11)
Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's (14-12) at Nicollet (12-11)

Thursday's winners play in the sub-section semifinals at Glencoe on Tuesday.

The sub-section championship matches are at Mankato West on Thursday, Oct. 30, with the section championship match at Gustavus on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Iowa high school volleyball

Thursday
Estherville Lincoln Central at Cherokee

College volleyball

Wednesday
Ridgewater def. Minnesota West 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-21)
Northeast def. Iowa Lakes 3-1 (25-18, 25-22, 18-25, 25-9)
Nebraska def. Minnesota 3-2 (21-25, 16-25, 25-21, 25-19, 15-7)
Wisconsin def. Iowa 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-19)
Augsburg def. Saint Thomas 3-2 (19-25, 25-16, 18-25, 25-20, 16-14)
Saint Mary's def. Saint Catherine 3-0 (25-15, 29-27, 26-24)

Racing

The new 410 sprint car series founded by Tod Quiring of Big Game Treestands in Windom has a name – the National Sprint League.

The group recently announced five dates for 2015.

Four of those were at Knoxville Raceway (May 9, June 27, July 4, Aug. 29). The other is at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. on May 8. The May 8-9 Eagle-Knoxville weekend will offer a $20,000 bonus for a sweep of the features.

Jackson Speedway is under consideration for a date.

The point fund for the series will be $350,000. Drivers will still be able to vie for the Knoxville Championship Cup Series,

 which pays out more than $250,000 in cash and contingencies.

Weekly shows in Spencer

There will be weekly IMCA racing at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer next year.

A total of 14 nights of racing are planned. Races are scheduled Friday nights from May 15-July 31. Other races are scheduled for Aug. 21 and Wednesday, Sept. 16.

There were five dates in 2014.

Classes slated are IMCA modifieds, stock cars, sports mods, hobby stocks and sport compacts.

NBA preseason

Wednesday
Minnesota Timberwolves 110, Milwaukee Bucks 91
Houston 90, Orlando 89
Boston 100, Brooklyn 86
New York 103, Washington 100
Memphis 96, Cleveland 92
Atlanta 117, San Antonio 107
Los Angeles Lakers 94, Portland 86
Los Angeles Clippers 108, Phoenix 105

NHL

Wednesday
Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 3
Edmonton 3, Washington 2
Anaheim 4, Buffalo 1
Toronto at Ottawa, ppd.

Thursday
Arizona Coyotes at Minnesota Wild, 7 p.m.

Major League Baseball

World Series
Wednesday

Kansas City 7, San Francisco 2
(Series tied 1-1)


Wednesday, Oct. 21 sports

Minnesota high school football

Tuesday
Section 3AA
First round

Jackson County Central 32, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 31

Avery Henderson led the Huskies in rushing with 97 yards on 21 carries.

Keegan Moore rushed for 96 yards on 12 carries including a one-yard touchdown run. Paden Moore had 65 yards on 16 tries including a pair of TDs from one yard out.

Joe Brinkman was 4-for-9 passing for 58 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown pass to Caleb Will. Ryan Salzwedel caught the other three passes for 48 yards.

JCC (6-3) plays at top-seeded Luverne at 3 p.m. Saturday. The Cardinals beat eighth-seeded Windom 40-7.

Jaxon Nelson and Andrew Verhey each scored two touchdowns for Luverne. Nelson returned a punt 68 yards and a kickoff 78 yards. Verhey ran 19 yards for a TD and caught a 14-yard TD pass from Nick Overagaard.

On the other side of the bracket, third-seeded Pipestone beat sixth-seeded Martin County West 35-12.

Boyer Bouman threw three touchdown passes, 20 and 41 yards to Justin Rops and nine yards to Brayed Baartman. He also ran 75 yards for a touchdown.

Baartman returned an interception 40 yards for a score.

The Arrows (7-2) play at second-seeded Maple River Saturday. The Eagles held off seventh-seeded New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 21-20 in overtime.

The section championship game is Friday, Oct. 31 at Marshall.

Other Tuesday football scores

Section 3AAA
First round
Fairmont 14, Saint Peter 6
Belle Plaine 28, Sibley East 26
Blue Earth Area and Worthington had byes

Section 3A
First round

Minneota  had bye
United South Central 14, Murray County Central 13
Adrian 48, Saint Clair 7
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 42, Red Rock Central 14

Section 2A
First round

New Ulm Cathedral 41, Sleepy Eye 16
Minnesota Valley Lutheran 29, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 18
Springfield 34, Mankato Loyola 22
Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's 54, Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 6

Section 3 9 man
First round

Edgerton/Ellsworth 50, Hancock 0
Renville County West 21, Hills-Beaver Creek 20
Mountain Lake Area 58, Fulda 8
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 42, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 6

Section 2 9 man
First round

Nicollet 42, Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman 8
Madelia 54, Alden-Conger 14
Randolph 51, West Lutheran 6
Cleveland 24, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf 16

Iowa high school volleyball

Tuesday
Class 1A Region 1
First round

Central Lyon def. West Sioux 3-0 (25-6, 25-13, 25-9)
George-Little Rock def. Trinity Christian 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-21)
Newell-Fonda def. Remsen Saint Mary's 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-16)
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn def. Remsen-Union 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-19)
Algona Bishop Garrigan def. West Bend-Mallard 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-9)
Newell-Fonda 25-25-25, Remsen Saint Mary's 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-16)
Harris-Lake Park def. Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-20)
Class 2A Region 1
First round

North Union def. Emmetsburg 3-1 (25-18, 25-8, 22-25, 25-15)
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn def. South O'Brien 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-21)
Sibley-Ocheyedan def. Rock Valley 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-19)
Boyden Hull def. Akron-Westfield 3-1 (25-15, 23-25, 25-11, 25-19)

College volleyball

Tuesday
Dakota Wesleyan def. Mount Marty 3-1 (25-13, 16-25, 25-22, 27-25)

Wednesday
Minnesota West at Ridgewater, 7 p.m.
Iowa Lakes at Northeast, 7 p.m.
Augsburg at Saint Thomas, 7 p.m.
Saint Catherine at Saint Mary's, 7 p.m.

ICCAC Player of the Week

Iowa Lakes Community College freshman setter Rachel Sanow is co-Offensive Player of the Week in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference.

It's the second straight week she's been honored. Sanow averaged 10 assists and 2.5 digs per set for the Lakers last week.

NBA preseason

Tuesday
Minnesota Timberwolves 107, Indiana Pacers 89
Utah 105, Oklahoma City 91
Miami 90, Houston 85
Portland 93, Denver 75
Phoenix 114, Los Angeles Lakers 108
Golden State 125, Los Angeles Clippers 107

Wednesday
Minnesota Timberwolves at Milwaukee Bucks, 7 p.m.

NHL

Tuesday
Nashville 4, Arizona 3 (SO)
Boston 5, San Jose 3
New York Rangers 4, New Jersey 3 (OT)
Toronto 5, New York Islanders 2
Montreal 2, Detroit 1 (OT)
Winnipeg 3, Carolina 1
Chicago 4, Philadelphia 0
Dallas 6, Vancouver 3
Florida 4, Colorado 3 (OT)
Tampa Bay 2, Calgary 1 (OT)

Major League Baseball

World Series
Tuesday

San Francisco 7, Kansas City 1
(Giants lead series 1-0)

Wednesday
San Francisco (Peavy 6-4) at Kansas City (Ventura 14-10), 7:07 p.m.


Minnesota high school football playoffs

Section 3AA
Tuesday, Oct. 21
First round
Luverne 40, Windom 7
Jackson County Central 32, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 31
Maple River 21, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 20 (OT)
Pipestone 35, Martin County West 12
Saturday, Oct. 25
Semifinals
At higher seed
Jackson County Central (6-3) at Luverne (7-2), 3 p.m.
Pipestone (7-2) at Maple River (8-1), 3 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 31
Championship
At Marshall (SMSU)
Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.

Section 3AAA
Tuesday, Oct. 21
First round
Fairmont 14, Saint Peter 6
Belle Plaine 28, Sibley East 26
Saturday, Oct. 25
Semifinals

Fairmont (3-6) at Blue Earth Area (7-1), 3 p.m.
Belle Plaine (4-5) at Worthington (4-4), 3 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 31
Championship
At higher seed
Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Section 2AAAA
Tuesday, Oct. 21
First round
Dassel-Cokato (3-5) at Mankato East (4-4), 7 p.m.
New Ulm (1-7) at Waseca (7-1), 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25
Semifinals

Dassel-Cokato-Mankato East winner at Hutchinson (8-0), 2 p.m.
New-Ulm-Waseca winner at Marshall (8-0), 2 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 31
Championship
At higher seed
Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Section 3A
Tuesday, Oct. 21
First round

Minneota (8-0) had bye
United South Central 14, Murray County Central 13
Adrian 48, Saint Clair 7
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 42, Red Rock Central 14
Saturday, Oct. 25
Semifinals
At higher seed
United South Central (3-6) at Minneota (8-0), 3 p.m.
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (6-3) at Adrian (7-2), 3 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 31
Championship
At Marshall (SMSU)
Semifinal winners, 2:30 p.m.

Section 2A
Tuesday, Oct. 21
First round

New Ulm Cathedral 41, Sleepy Eye 16
Minnesota Valley Lutheran 29, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 18
Springfield 34, Mankato Loyola 22
Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's 54, Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 6
Saturday, Oct. 25
Semifinals
Minnesota Valley Lutheran (4-5) at New Ulm Cathedral (9-0), 7 p.m.
Springfield (4-5) at Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's (8-1), 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 31
Championship
At higher seed
Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Section 3 9 man
Tuesday, Oct. 21
Edgerton/Ellsworth 50, Hancock 0
Renville County West 21, Hills-Beaver Creek 20
Mountain Lake Area 58, Fulda 8
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 42, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 6
Saturday, Oct. 25
Semifinals
Renville County West (6-3) at Edgerton/Ellsworth (8-1), 3 p.m.
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley (6-3) at Mountain Lake Area (7-2), 3 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 31
Championship
At Marshall (SMSU)
Semifinal winners, noon

Section 2 9 man
Tuesday, Oct. 21
First round

Nicollet 42, Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman 8
Madelia 54, Alden-Conger 14
Randolph 51, West Lutheran 6
Cleveland 24, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf 16
Saturday, Oct. 25
Semifinals
Madelia (6-3) at Nicollet (8-1), 4 p.m.
Randolph (7-2) at Cleveland (7-2), 4 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 31
Championship
At higher seed
Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 20 sports

Minnesota high school football

Tuesday
Section 3AA
First round

Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (6-2) at Jackson County Central (5-3), 7 p.m.

The fifth-seeded Knights have a 6-2 record, while the fourth-seeded Huskies are 5-3.

LCWM started the season 4-0 with wins over Kimball, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, St. Clair and Medford. The Knights then lost to Maple River and Waterville-Elysian-Morristown before winning two straight to end the regular season, beating Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 35-6 and Mankato Loyola 26-13.

The Huskies ended the regular season with a 41-12 win over Redwood Valley.

The Huskies were 17th in the final state Class 2A QRF, while the Knights were 25th.

Pregame coverage on 105.7 KRAQ starts at 6:40 p.m., with kickoff at 7 p.m.

The LCWM-JCC winner gets the winner of the game in Luverne between the top-seeded Cardinals (6-2) and eighth-seeded Windom (1-7). The Cardinals won the regular-season matchup between those teams 34-7 on Oct. 10.

Saturday's game is at the site of the higher-seeded team.

JCC results

JCC Opponent Score
43 Fairmont 20
0 Luverne 13
31 Saint Peter 14
13 Marshall 42
56 Saint James Area 0
33 Windom 0
38 Pipestone 40
41 Redwood Valley 12

LCWM results

LCWM Opponent Score
31 Kimball Area 0
14 NRHEG 8
35 Saint Clair 26
41 Medford 20
12 Maple River 13
24 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 34
35 Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 6
26 Mankato Loyola 13

On the lower half of the bracket, sixth-seeded Martin County West plays at third-seeded Pipestone. Both teams are 6-2.

The Mavericks lost their opener, won five straight, lost to Springfield and then won their regular-season finale over Red Rock Central 38-18.

The Arrows won their opener, lost 21-14 to Fairmont, won three straight, lost to Class 3A state-ranked Blue Earth Area and have won two straight, beating Jackson County Central 40-38 in overtime and Windom 41-0.

That winner plays either seventh-seeded New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (3-5) or second-seeded Maple River (7-1). The Eagles won the regular-season game between those teams 13-0.

MCW results

MCW Opponent Score
18 New Ulm Cathedral 30
34 Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 0
21 Minnesota Valley Lutheran 0
42 Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 0
47 Sleepy Eye 14
66 Wabasso 15
7 Springfield 38
38 Red Rock Central 18

Pipestone results

Pipestone Opponent Score
14 Redwood Valley 13
14 Fairmont 21
52 Saint James Area 0
26 Saint Peter 0
18 Luverne 16
0 Blue Earth Area 14
40 Jackson County Central 38
41 Windom 0

Section 3AAA
First round
Saint Peter (2-6) at Fairmont (2-6), 7 p.m.
Sibley East (1-7) at Belle Plaine (3-5), 7 p.m.
Blue Earth Area (7-1) and Worthington (4-4) have byes

Section 2AAAA
First round
Dassel-Cokato (3-5) at Mankato East (4-4), 7 p.m.
New Ulm (1-7) at Waseca (7-1), 7 p.m.
Hutchinson (8-0) and Marshall (8-0) have byes

Section 3A
First round

Minneota (8-0) has bye
United South Central (2-6) at Murray County Central (3-5), 7 p.m.
Saint Clair (0-8) at Adrian (6-2), 7 p.m.
Red Rock Central (1-7) at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (5-3), 7 p.m.

Section 2A
First round

Sleepy Eye (2-6) at New Ulm Cathedral (8-0), 7 p.m.
Minnesota Valley Lutheran (3-5) at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton (4-4), 7 p.m.
Mankato Loyola (3-5) at Springfield (3-5), 7 p.m.
Cedar Mountain/Comfrey (4-4) at Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's (7-1), 7 p.m.

Section 3 9 man
First round

Hancock (0-8) at Edgerton/Ellsworth (7-1), 7 p.m.
Renville County West (5-3) at Hills-Beaver Creek (5-3), 7 p.m.
Fulda (2-6) at Mountain Lake Area (6-2), 7 p.m.
Westbrook-Walnut Grove (3-5) at Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley (5-3), 3 p.m.

Section 2 9 man
First round

Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman (0-8) at Nicollet (7-1), 7 p.m.
Alden-Conger (2-6) at Madelia (5-3), 7 p.m.
West Lutheran (4-2) at Randolph (6-2), 7 p.m.
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (6-1) at Cleveland (6-2), 7 p.m.

Ratings

Section 3AA does not have a team ranked in the final Class 2A football ratings by The Associated Press.

Luverne (6-2) and Pipestone (6-2) received votes, but missed out on the Top Ten. Hawley (8-0) leads the 2A poll.

Three other Big South Conference teams are ranked, with Blue Earth Area (7-1) sixth in Class 3A, with Marshall (8-0) eighth and Waseca (7-1) tied for ninth in 4A.

For the complete ratings, click here.

Iowa high school football

Spirit Lake is again second in this week's Iowa AP high school football ratings. The Indians (8-0) host MOC-Floyd Valley Friday.

Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire made the 8-man ratings at No. 10. The Titans are at Remsen St. Mary's Friday.

For the complete ratings, click here.

Minnesota high school volleyball

Monday
Section 2A South Sub-Section

First round
Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain def. Madelia 3-2 (23-25, 25-14, 19-25, 25-19, 15-13)
Alden-Conger def. Truman 3-0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-9)
United South Central def. Mountain Lake Area 3-0 (25-16, 27-25, 25-16)
Section 2A North Sub-Section
First round
Cedar Mountain/Comfrey def. New Ulm Cathedral 3-2 (25-23, 22-25, 25-18, 20-25, 15-9)
Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's def. Cleveland 3-1 (28-26, 25-17, 17-25, 25-15)
Sleepy Eye def. Minnesota Valley Lutheran 3-2 (25-27, 25-13, 16-25, 28-26, 15-11)
Section 3A South Sub-Section
First round

Hills-Beaver Creek def. Edgerton 3-1 (25-14, 24-26, 25-18, 28-26)
Red Rock Central def. Ellsworth 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-11)
Westbrook-Walnut Grove def. Fulda 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-21)
Wabasso def. Adrian 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-13)
Section 3A North Sub-Section
First round

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton def. Yellow Medicine East 3-2 (21-25, 25-22, 27-25, 21-25, 15-11)
Lakeview def. Hendricks 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-11)
Canby def. Renville County West 3-1 (25-18, 25-17, 22-25, 25-14)
MACCRAY def. Lac qui Parle Valley 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-17)
Regular season
Windom def. Heron Lake-Okabena 3-1 (11-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-21)

Ratings

Jackson County Central is rated first in Class 2A in the final poll of the season by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association. Stewartville is second and Marshall third.

The Huskies open play in the Section 3AA South Sub-Section tournament at home Friday vs. Fairmont.

Martin County West is eighth in the Class 1A ratings. The Mavericks host Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain in the Section 2A South Sub-Section quarterfinals Thursday in Trimont.

Heron Lake-Okabena and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton are tied for fourth in 1A, with Minneota sixth. Bethlehem Academy is first.

Prior Lake and Chaska are tied for the top spot in Class 3A.

For the complete ratings, click here.

Iowa high school volleyball

Tuesday
Class 1A Region 1
First round
West Sioux at Central Lyon, 7 p.m.
Trinity Christian at George-Little Rock, 7 p.m.
Remsen Saint Mary's at River Valley, 7 p.m.
Remsen-Union at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, 7 p.m.
West Bend-Mallard at Algona Bishop Garrigan, 7 p.m.
Storm Lake Saint Mary's at Newell-Fonda, 7 p.m.
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire at Harris-Lake Park, 7 p.m.

Class 2A Region 1
First round
South O'Brien at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 7 p.m.
Emmetsburg at North Union, 7 p.m.
Sibley-Ocheyedan at Rock Valley, 7 p.m.
Akron-Westfield at Boyden-Hull, 7 p.m.

Cross country

Jackson County Central freshman Jessica Christoffer has cracked the Class A girls individual cross country ratings as she is ranked 12th.

Martin County West is 12th in the Class A girls poll.

MCW’s boys are again rated first. The Mavs’ Jonah Mayo is 11th in the individual ratings.

Marshall is 10th in the Class AA girls team ratings.

NFL

Monday
Pittsburgh 30, Houston 23

NHL

Monday
Edmonton 3, Tampa Bay 2

NBA preseason

Monday
New Orleans 88, Washington 84
Cleveland 107, Chicago 98
Brooklyn 99, Philadelphia 88
Milwaukee 120, New York 107
Atlanta 117, Charlotte 114 (OT)
Dallas 108, Memphis 103
San Antonio 106, Sacramento 99

Tuesday
Indiana Pacers at Minnesota Timberwolves, 7 p.m.

College volleyball

Jackson County Central graduate Whitney Burmeister has been named Defensive Player of the Week in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Burmeister led the conference in digs last week with 72 digs for an average of 6.5 per set as the Mustangs went 3-0, with road wins over Wayne State, Upper Iowa and Winona State.

Her best match was Friday vs. Upper Iowa, where she had 30 digs, a career high.

She leads the Mustangs with 316 digs, an average of 4.27 per set.

SMSU is at home this weekend, hosting Concordia (St. Paul) and

Whitney Burmeister

Minnesota State.

College football

Minnesota West running back Thomas Timmons is the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Southern Division Offensive Player of the Week.

A freshman from Mobile, Ala., Timmons ran for 176 yards and three touchdowns in the Bluejays’ win over Mesabi Range.

Minnesota West is at Minnesota State, Fergus Falls to open the MCAC playoffs Saturday. Also in the South, North Dakota State College of Science is at Rochester.


Monday, Oct. 20 sports

Minnesota high school volleyball

Monday
Section 2A South Sub-Section

First round
Madelia at Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain, 7 p.m.
Truman at Alden-Conger, 7 p.m.
Mountain Lake Area at United South Central, 7 p.m.
Section 2A North Sub-Section
First round
Cedar Mountain/Comfrey at New Ulm Cathedral, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's, 7 p.m.
Sleepy Eye at Minnesota Valley Lutheran, 7 p.m.
Section 3A South Sub-Section
First round
Edgerton at Hills-Beaver Creek, 7 p.m.
Ellsworth at Red Rock Central, 7 p.m.
Fulda at Westbrook-Walnut Grove, 7 p.m.
Adrian at Wabasso, 7 p.m.
Section 3A North Sub-Section
First round
Upper bracket

Yellow Medicine East at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, 7 p.m.
Hendricks at Lakeview, 7 p.m.
Lower bracket
Renville County West at Canby, 7 p.m.
Lac qui Parle Valley at MACCRAY, 7 p.m.
Regular season
Heron Lake-Okabena at Windom
Redwood Valley at Litchfield

NFL

Sunday
Buffalo Bills 17, Minnesota Vikings 16
Green Bay 38, Carolina 17
Miami 27, Chicago 14
Detroit 24, New Orleans 23
Saint Louis 28, Seattle 26
Dallas 31, New York Giants 21
Baltimore 29, Atlanta 7
Washington 19, Tennessee 17
Arizona 24, Oakland 13
Denver 42, San Francisco 17
Jacksonville 24, Cleveland 6
Indianapolis 27, Cincinnati 0
Kansas City 23, San Diego 20

NHL

Sunday
Los Angeles Kings 2, Minnesota Wild 1
New York Rangers 4, San Jose 0
Calgary 4, Winnipeg 1
Anaheim 3, Saint Louis 0

NBA preseason

Sunday
Minnesota Timberwolves 112, Oklahoma City Thunder 94
Boston 95, Brooklyn 90
Chicago 101, Charlotte 96
Houston 90, Golden State 83
Los Angeles Lakers 98, Utah 91

College volleyball

Monday
Carleton at Wisconsin-Superior, 4 p.m.
Carleton vs. Finlandia at Superior, Wis., 6 p.m.


Sunday, Oct. 19 sports

College football

Saturday
Central Lakes 70, Ridgewater 18
Rochester 42, Fond du Lac 0
Minnesota State, Fergus Falls 39, Vermilion 38
Dakota College 42 North Dakota State College of Science 21
Minnesota 39, Purdue 38
Maryland 38, Iowa 31
Texas 48, Iowa State 45
South Dakota State 31, Northern Iowa 28
Missouri State 31, South Dakota 12
Sioux Falls 44, Southwest Minnesota State 20
Augustana 52, Wayne State 48
Saint Cloud State 55, Minnesota State, Moorhead 27
Minnesota-Duluth 43, Northern State 30
Mary 17, Minnesota-Crookston 10
Bemidji State 31, Minot State 17
Winona State 38, Upper Iowa 19
Saint John’s 29, Gustavus 19
Saint Olaf 17, Carleton 13
Concordia (Moorhead) 41, Augsburg 21
Saint Thomas 62, Hamline 24
Bethel 52, Chicago 21
Buena Vista 48, Luther 41

Top 25
(2) Florida State 31, (5) Notre Dame 27
(3) Mississippi 34, Tennessee 3
West Virginia 41, (4) Baylor 27
(7) Alabama 59, (21) Texas A&M 0
(8) Michigan State 56, Indiana 17
(9) Oregon 45, Washington 20
(10) Georgia 45, Arkansas 32
(14) Kansas State 31, (11) Oklahoma 30
(12) TCU 42, (15) Oklahoma State 9
(13) Ohio State 56, Rutgers 17
(17) Arizona State 26 (23) Stanford 10
(19) Nebraska 38, Northwestern 17
(22) Southern California 56, Colorado 28
(24) Clemson 17, Boston College 13
(25) Marshall 45, Florida International 13

NFL

Sunday
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills, noon - On KRAQ

College volleyball

Saturday
Wisconsin def. Minnesota 3-0
Iowa def. Northwestern 3-2
Texas Tech def. Iowa State 3-2
Indiana State def. Northern Iowa 3-1
Southwest Minnesota State def. Winona State 3-0
Minnesota State def. Augustana 3-2
Concordia (Saint Paul) def. Wayne State 3-0
Sioux Falls def. Upper Iowa 3-1
Minnesota State, Moorhead def. Minnesota-Crookston 3-0
Minnesota-Duluth def. Minot State 3-0
Northern State def. Bemidji State 3-1
Mary def. Saint Cloud State 3-1
Gustavus def. Luther 3-0
Saint Thomas def. Saint Olaf 3-0
Mount Mercy def. Dakota State 3-1
Waldorf def. Dakota State 3-1
Nebraska Wesleyan def. Dakota Wesleyan 3-0
Maranatha Baptist def. Bethany Lutheran 3-0
Wisconsin-Superior def. Bethany Lutheran 3-0

NHL

Saturday
Washington 2, Florida 1 (SO)
Boston 4, Buffalo 0
Montreal 3, Colorado 2
Ottawa 3, Columbus 2
Detroit 1, Toronto 0 (OT)
San Jose 4, New Jersey 2
Pittsburgh 3, New York Islanders 1
Philadelphia 6, Dallas 5 (OT)
Chicago 2, Nashville 1 (OT)
Saint Louis 6, Arizona 1
Tampa Bay 4, Vancouver 2

Sunday
Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings, 2 p.m.

College men's hockey

Saturday
Minnesota-Duluth 6, Minnesota State 2

College women's hockey

Saturday
Minnesota 2, Wisconsin 1 (OT)
Minnesota State 1, Saint Cloud State 1 (tie)
Minnesota-Duluth 1, North Dakota 0
Ohio State 1, Bemidji State 0

NBA preseason

Saturday
Indiana 98, Dallas 93
Detroit 104, Atlanta 100
Philadelphia 95, Orlando 84
Miami 111, San Antonio 108 (OT)
Denver 104, Los Angeles Clippers 93

Sunday
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder at Tulsa, 6 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 18 sports

Iowa high school football

Friday
Spirit Lake 48, Spencer 35
Okoboji 24, Cherokee 18
Estherville Lincoln Central 52, Osage 39
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 58, Harris-Lake Park 19
Algona Bishop Garrigan 35, North Union 12
Emmetsburg 47, Pocahontas Area 7
Sibley-Ocheyedan 40, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 30
MOC-Floyd Valley 17, Sheldon 9

College football

Friday
Minnesota State 38, Concordia (Saint Paul) 6

Saturday
Purdue at Minnesota, 11 a.m.
Iowa at Maryland, 11 a.m.
Iowa State at Texas, 7 p.m.
South Dakota State at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m.
South Dakota at Missouri State, 2 p.m.
Southwest Minnesota State at Sioux Falls, noon
Augustana at Wayne State, 1 p.m.
Saint Cloud State at Minnesota State, Moorhead, 1 p.m.
Northern State at Minnesota-Duluth, 1 p.m.
Mary at Minnesota-Crookston, 1 p.m.
Minot State at Bemidji State, 2:30 p.m.
Winona State at Upper Iowa, 6 p.m.
Saint John's at Gustavus, 1 p.m.
Saint Olaf at Carleton, 1 p.m.
Concordia (Moorhead) at Augsburg, 1 p.m.
Chicago at Bethel, 1 p.m.
Saint Thomas at Hamline, 1:10 p.m.
Luther at Buena Vista, 1 p.m.

College volleyball

Friday

Iowa Lakes def. Highland Community College 3-0 (25-6, 25-9, 25-9)
Rachel Sanow had 28 assists and digs.
Lydia Brandt had 8 kills and 9 digs, while Jordan Going and Andrea Orth both had 7 kills. Going had 4 blocks and Orth 10 digs.
Steph Baker recorded 13 digs and Shelbie Budmayr had 5 aces.

Waubonsee Community College def. Iowa Lakes 3-1 (25-11, 25-19, 20-25, 25-21)
Andrea Orth had 11 kills and 18 digs. Jordan Going had 11 kills and 5 blocks.
Lydia Brandt posted 11 kills and 8 digs.
Rachel Sanow recorded 42 assists and 13 digs, while Steph Baker had 26 digs.
The Lakers are 17-10 on the season.
They continue play in the Rock Valley College Invitational at 2 p.m. Saturday vs. Carl Sandburg College.

Other volleyball
Illinois State def. Northern Iowa 3-1 (25-20, 20-25, 25-17, 25-23)
South Dakota def. South Dakota State 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-15)
Southwest Minnesota State def. Upper Iowa 3-1 (25-23, 20-25, 26-24, 25-20)
Concordia (Saint Paul) def. Augustana 3-0 (26-24, 25-22, 25-14)
Wayne State def. Minnesota State 3-1 (25-20, 25-18, 21-25, 25-14)
Winona State def. Sioux Falls 3-1 (23-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-23)
Minnesota-Duluth def. Mary 3-0 (25-5, 25-7, 25-14)
Bemidji State def. Minnesota State, Moorhead 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 25-23)
Minot State def. Saint Cloud State 3-0 (28-26, 25-17, 25-23)
Northern State def. Minnesota-Crookston 3-2 (22-25, 25-20, 25-14, 18-25, 15-13)
Cardinal Stritch def. Dakota State 3-2 (25-17, 23-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-10)
Dakota State def. AIB 3-1 (21-25, 25-14, 25-10, 25-16)
Dakota Wesleyan def. Presentation 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-21)

Saturday
Wisconsin at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Northwestern at Iowa, 7 p.m.
Iowa State at Texas Tech, 10 a.m.
Northern Iowa at Indiana State, 6 p.m.
Sioux Falls at Upper Iowa, 3 p.m.
Southwest Minnesota State at Winona State, 4 p.m.
Wayne State at Concordia (Saint Paul), 4 p.m.
Augustana at Minnesota State, 4 p.m.
Mary at Saint Cloud State, 4 p.m.
Minnesota State, Moorhead at Minnesota-Crookston, 4 p.m.
Minot State at Minnesota-Duluth, 4 p.m.
Northern State at Bemidji State, 5 p.m.
Saint Benedict vs. Minnesota-Morris at Eau Claire, 10 a.m.
Hamline at Coe, 10 a.m.
Bethel at Wisconsin-River Falls, 10 a.m.
Macalaster at Carleton, noon
Hamline vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater at Cedar Rapids, noon
Bethel vs. Wisconsin-Stout at River Falls, noon
Saint Mary's vs. Saint Scholastica at Eau Claire, 12:15 p.m.
Macalaster vs. Wisconsin-LaCrosse at Northfield, 2 p.m.
Saint Benedict vs. Trinity (Tex.) at Eau Claire, 2:30 p.m.
Saint Olaf at Saint Thomas, 3 p.m.
Luther at Gustavus, 3:30 p.m.
Wisconsin-LaCrosse at Carleton, 4 p.m.
Dakota State vs. Mount Mercy at Forest City, 12:30 p.m.
Dakota State at Waldorf, 2 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran vs. Maranatha Baptist at Superior, Wis., 10 a.m.
Bethany Lutheran at Wisconsin-Superior, noon
Nebraska Wesleyan at Dakota Wesleyan, 4 p.m.

NHL

Friday
Anaheim Ducks 2, Minnesota Wild 1
Florida 1, Buffalo 0
Columbus 3, Calgary 2
Detroit 4, Toronto 1
Nashville 2, Winnipeg 0
Vancouver 2, Edmonton 0

College men's hockey

Friday
Minnesota State 5, Minnesota-Duluth 4 (OT)

Saturday
Minnesota-Duluth at Minnesota State, 7 p.m.

College women's hockey

Friday
Minnesota 4, Wisconsin 1
Saint Cloud State 5, Minnesota State 1
North Dakota 2, Minnesota-Duluth 1 (OT)
Ohio State 5, Bemidji State 1

Saturday
Minnesota at Wisconsin, 3 p.m.
Minnesota State at St. Cloud State, 7 p.m.
Minnesota-Duluth at North Dakota, 4 p.m.
Bemidji State at Ohio State, 11 a.m.

NBA preseason

Friday
Milwaukee Bucks 105, Minnesota Timberwolves 98
Charlotte 96, Washington 86
Orlando 99, Detroit 87
Dallas 108, Cleveland 102
Toronto 109, Oklahoma City 90
Miami 115, Golden State 108
Portland 121, Maccabi Haifa 74
Los Angeles Clippers 101, Utah 97


Friday, Oct. 17 sports

Iowa high school football

Friday
Spirit Lake (7-0) at Spencer (3-4)
Cherokee (0-7) at Okoboji (1-6)
Estherville Lincoln Central (3-4) at Osage (1-6)
Harris-Lake Park (4-3) at Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (6-1)
North Union (2-5) at Algona Bishop Garrigan (5-2)
Pocahontas Area (5-2) at Emmetsburg (4-3)
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (3-4) at Sibley-Ocheyedan (3-4)
Sheldon (3-4) at MOC-Floyd Valley (4-3)

Wrestling

Two more Jackson County Central wrestlers will compete at the Division I level.

Paden Moore is headed to Northern Iowa and Luke Norland to Northwestern.

Paden Moore is a three-time state place winner. He was fifth at 145 pounds as a freshman, second at 145 as a sophomore and third at 152 as a junior.

He is projected to wrestle at 157 or 165 pounds in college.

Paden follows his older brother Cooper to UNI.

Cooper, who will be a sophomore for the Panthers this season, is rated first at 165 pounds in the Mid-American Conference preseason rankings.

Norland is a three-time state place winner for the Huskies, placing fourth at 152 as a freshman, sixth at 152 as a sophomore and fourth at 160 last season.

He is projected to wrestle at 165 or 174 pounds in college.

Minnesota high school volleyball

Thursday
Minneota def. Windom 3-0 (28-26, 25-20, 25-15)
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton def. Marshall 3-2 (18-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-25, 15-12)
Luverne def. Fulda 3-1 (25-14, 22-25, 25-13, 25-22)

Iowa high school volleyball

Thursday
Harris-Lake Park def. Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 3-0 (25-12, 25-23, 25-19)
Storm Lake Saint Mary’s def. Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 2-1 (22-25, 25-20, 18-16)
West Bend-Mallard def. Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 2-0 (25-16, 25-21)
West Lyon def. Okoboji 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 26-24)
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn def. Hinton 3-2 (18-25, 16-25, 25-19, 25-18, 15-8)

Ratings

Three Lakes Conference volleyball teams rated in the latest volleyball ratings by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

Spirit Lake is in the ratings for the first time as the Indians are 14th in Class 3A.

Also, Western Christian is third in Class 2A and LeMars seventh in Class 4A.

For the complete ratings, click here.

College football

Thursday
Minnesota West 32, Mesabi Range 21

Thomas Timmons rushed for 176 yards on 16 carries for the Bluejays, scored three touchdowns on runs of 1, 17 and 82 yards.

Marcellous Brinkley ran the ball 16 times for 85 yards.

Colin Brons passed for 138 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown to RaQuan Carter.

Major League Baseball

Thursday
National League Championship Series
San Francisco 6, Saint Louis 3
(Giants win series 4-1)

NHL

Thursday
New York Islanders 4, San Jose 3 (SO)
New York Rangers 2, Carolina 1 (SO)
Los Angeles 1, Saint Louis 0 (SO)
Dallas 3, Pittsburgh 2
Washington 6, New Jersey 2
Montreal 6, Boston 4
Ottawa 5, Colorado 3

Friday
Minnesota Wild at Anaheim Ducks, 9 p.m.

NBA preseason

Thursday
Boston 111, Philadelphia 91
Chicago 85, Atlanta 84
New Orleans 120, Oklahoma City 86
Golden State 104, Denver 101
Phoenix 121, San Antonio 90
Utah 119, Los Angeles Lakers 86

NFL

Thursday
New England 27, New York Jets 25


Thursday, Oct. 16 sports

Minnesota high school football

Wednesday
Big South Conference

Jackson County Central 41, Redwood Valley 12

Avery Henderson rushed for 222 yards on 19 carries for the Huskies, scoring three touchdowns. He scored on runs of 8, 5 and 11 yards.

Paden Moore carried the ball 18 times for 86 yards and two TDs, scoring on runs of 4 and 6 yards.

Demonte Thomas added a five-yard TD run for JCC. Moore and Henderson each ran in a two-point conversion. Andrew Hesse kicked an extra point.

Joe Brinkman was 4-for-10 passing for 142 yards. Ryan Salzwedel caught each of those passes.

The Huskies had 320 yards rushing and 158 passing for 478 total yards, while holding the Cardinals to 50 yards on the ground and 207 in the air for 257 total yards.

JCC finishes the regular season with a 5-3 record. Section playoff pairings will be announced Thursday.

Other Big South Conference games
Pipestone 41, Windom 0
Blue Earth Area 31, Luverne 7
Fairmont 21, Saint Peter 7
Waseca 68, Saint James Area 0
Marshall 63, New Ulm 20
Worthington idle

Southern Minnesota Conference
Martin County West 38, Red Rock Central 18

The Mavericks finish the regular season with a 6-2 record.

Other Southern Minnesota Conference games
New Ulm Cathedral 47, Springfield 13
Minnesota Valley Lutheran 35, Sleepy Eye 21
Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's 56, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 0
Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 36, Wabasso 21

Southern Confederacy Conference
Hills-Beaver Creek 49, Heron Lake-Okabena 8
Edgerton/Ellsworth 40, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 6
Renville County West 57, Fulda 0
Mountain Lake Area 59, Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman 12
Nicollet 34, Madelia 16
Cleveland 49, Alden-Conger 26

Little Sioux Conference
Wednesday

Minneota/Lincoln HI 68, Adrian 0
Murray County Central 31, Lakeview 13
Lac qui Parle Valley 19, Canby 12

Minnesota high school volleyball

Section 3AA South Sub-Section seeds
1. Jackson County Central, 2. Marshall, 3. St. James Area, 4. Pipestone, 5. Worthington, 6. New Ulm, 7. Luverne, 8. Fairmont.
First round
Friday, Oct. 24

Fairmont at Jackson County Central
Worthington at Pipestone
Luverne at Marshall
New Ulm at St. James Area

Section 2A South Sub-Section seeds
1. Martin County West, 2. Windom, 3. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial, 4. Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton, 5. Saint Clair, 6. Alden-Conger, 7. United South Central, 8. Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain, 9. Madelia, 10. Mountain Lake Area, 11. Truman.
First round
Monday, Oct. 20

Madelia at Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain
Truman at Alden-Conger
Mountain Lake Area at United South Central
Quarterfinals
Thursday, Oct. 23

Madelia-MLGHEC winner at Martin County West
St. Clair at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton
Truman-AC winner at Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial
Mt. Lake-USC winner at Windom

Thursday
Minneota at Windom
Marshall at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton
Fulda at Luverne

Iowa high school volleyball

Thursday
Harris-Lake Park at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire at West Bend-Mallard
North Union and Saint Ansgar at Forest City
Okoboji at West Lyon
Sibley-Ocheyedan at Rock Valley
Hinton at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn

College football

Thursday
Mesabi Range (2-5) at Minnesota West (3-4), 11 a.m.

College volleyball

Wednesday
Iowa Lakes def. Ellsworth 3-2 (24-26, 25-13, 25-20, 20-25, 15-9)

Three Lakers had double-doubles.

Andrea Orth recorded 13 kills and 17 digs, Lydia Brandt 11 kills and 21 digs and Rachel Sanow had 47 assists and 10 digs.

Jordan Going posted 10 kills and 4 blocks, while Steph Baker had 16 digs.

The Lakers are 4-2 in the ICCAC and 16-9 overall. ILCC will be at the Rock Valley College Invitational Friday and Saturday.

Other college volleyball
Minnesota West def. Western Wisconsin Technical 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-19)
Augsburg def. Gustavus 3-0 (25-8, 26-24, 25-17)
Saint Thomas def. Concordia (Moorhead) 3-0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-18)
Saint Mary's def. Hamline 3-1 (25-22, 25-23, 17-25, 25-21)
Carleton def. Saint Catherine 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-19)
Saint Benedict def. Bethel 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-23)
Saint Olaf def. Macalester 3-0 (25-22, 27-25, 25-11)
Dakota State def. Presentation 3-1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-11, 25-8)
Briar Cliff def. Dakota Wesleyan 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 26-24)

Major League Baseball

Wednesday
American League Championship Series
Kansas City 2, Baltimore 1
(Royals win series 4-0)

National League Championship Series
San Francisco 6, Saint Louis 4
(Giants lead series 3-1)

NHL

Wednesday
Boston 3, Detroit 2 (SO)
Calgary 2, Chicago 1 (OT)
Arizona 7, Edmonton 4

NBA preseason

Wednesday
Brooklyn 129, Sacramento 117 (OT)
Detroit 104, Charlotte 84
Cleveland 98, Indiana 93
Toronto 92, Boston 89


Wednesday, Oct. 15 sports

Minnesota high school volleyball

Tuesday volleyball

Jackson County Central def. Saint James Area 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-6)

Four Huskies had perfect nights serving. Kathryn Nasby was 14-14 (1 ace), Rachel Johnson 10-10 (1 ace), Lacey Wacker 8-8 (2 aces) and Sydney Nyborg was 7-7. Also, Maggie Post was 10-11 serving and Kaylee Burmeister was 9-11.

Burmeister led JCC in kills with 13, Sydney Eddy had 11, Abby Benson eight and Nyborg seven. Johnson and Wacker each had 16 set assists.

Nasby had 16 digs to lead the Huskies in that department, with Burmeister recording 13 and Nyborg eight.

Abby Benson had four solo blocks and five assists, while Burmeister had three solos and two assists, Alison Benson had on solo and three assists and Eddy had five block assists.

JCC is 25-4 on the season.

Jackson County Central will open play in the Section 3AA South Sub-Section tournament on Friday, Oct. 24. Pairings will be announced Wednesday.

The West Division of the Big South Conference won all six crossover matches, each by a 3-0 score.

Other Big South Conference crossover matches
Marshall def. Saint Peter 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-20)
Pipestone def. New Ulm 3-0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-11)
Redwood Valley def. Waseca 3-0 (25-22, 25-8, 25-15)
Windom def. Fairmont 3-0 (25-7, 25-11, 25-15)
Worthington def. Blue Earth Area 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-16)

Valley Conference

Martin County West def. Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 3-1 (25-18, 25-16, 21-25, 25-12)

Reilly Geistfeld was 29-29 serving (4 aces) for the Mavericks. Also, Taryn Tumbleson was 17-18 (3 aces), Jordan Gregory 12-12 (2 aces) and Molly Klima 16-17 (2 aces).

Gregory and Hailey Leiding each had three solo blocks for MCW.

Ellie Kuehl and Tumbleson each had 15 digs for the Mavericks, with Gregory and Klima each having 14 and Geistfeld eight. Gregory paced Martin County West in kills with 15, Leiding had 10, Tumbleson and Geistfeld eight.

Kuehl had 42 set assists.

The Mavericks win the Valley Conference title outright with a 10-0 record and are 24-5 overall.

MCW opens Section 2A South Sub-Section play on Thursday, Oct. 23. Pairings will be announced Wednesday.

Other Minnesota volleyball Tuesday
Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial def. Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain 3-0 (25-10, 25-23, 25-18)
Madelia def. Mankato Loyola 3-1 (25-22, 13-25, 25-21, 25-14)
Alden-Conger def. Cleveland 3-0 (28-26, 25-20, 25-17)
Saint Clair def. Nicollet 3-2 (25-17, 25-21, 21-25, 22-25, 15-9)
Truman def. Mountain Lake Area 3-2 (19-25, 25-16, 25-23, 10-25, 15-10)
Hills-Beaver Creek def. Ellsworth 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-18, 25-4)
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton def. Edgerton 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-16)

Iowa high school volleyball

Tuesday
Spirit Lake def. Storm Lake 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-13)
LeMars def. Estherville Lincoln Central 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-17)
Spencer def. Emmetsburg 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-15)
Harris-Lake Park def. Remsen-Union 3-1 (25-21, 25-22, 24-26, 25-14)
George-Little Rock def. Okoboji 3-1 (27-25, 25-27, 25-21, 25-9)
Sheldon def. Sibley-Ocheyedan 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-14)
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn def. West Sioux 3-1 (25-18, 24-26, 25-14, 25-15)

Cross country

Tuesday
Big South Conference
At Windom Country Club
Small School
Girls

1. Redwood Valley 54, 2. Luverne 65, 3. Jackson County Central 74, 4. Pipestone 91, 5. Saint James Area 95, 6. Blue Earth Area 133, 7. Windom 166.
JCC results
Jessica Christoffer, 2nd, 15:05.5 (all-conference); Jadin Bezdicek, 10th, 16:08.3 (honorable mention); Jayni Anderson, 16th, 17:08.0; Molly Boyum, 20th, 17:32.9; Kia Holm, 26th, 17:47.8; Elyse Johnson, 39th, 18:48.2.
Boys
1. Redwood Valley 61, 2. Pipestone 68, 3. Luverne 72, 4. Blue Earth Area 84, 5. Windom 93, 6. Saint James Area 93, 7. Jackson County Central 209.
JCC results
Carter Heinrichs, 28th, 19:33.9; Warren Darling, 43rd, 21:08.0; Luke Pygman, 45th, 23:45.3; Alec Fischer, 46th, 23:45.3; Wyatt Weier, 47th, 24:00.3; Ryder Erman, 48th, 24:01.2.

Large School
Girls

1. Marshall 30, 2. Waseca 39, 3. Fairmont 69, 4. Worthington 105, 5. Saint Peter 137.
Boys
1. Marshall 38, 2. Waseca 43, 3. Worthington 75, 4. Saint Peter 91, 5. Fairmont 110.

Valley Gopher Conference
At Riverview Golf Course, New Richland

Girls
1. Martin County West 23, 2. Loyola 56, 3. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial/Nicollet 67, 4. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 89, 5. New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 135.
MCW results
Sara Carlson, 4th, 16:26; Whitney Smith, 6th, 16:35; Morgan Larson, 7th, 16:52; Maggie Bachenberg, 9th, 16:59; Sara Rynefors, 13th, 17:21; Emily Matejka, 22nd, 17:47; Brooke Anderson, 25th, 17:57.

Boys
1. MCW 23, 2. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial/Nicollet 83, 3. Loyola 85, 4. Blooming Prairie 119, 5. Maple River 146, 6. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 156, 7. USC 159, 8. New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 208, 9. Maple River 233, 10. Madelia/Truman 249.
MCW results
Jonah Mayo, 1st, 16:17; Matthew Viesselman, 2nd, 16:52; Nick Holm, 5th, 17:07; Chris Kahler, 6th, 17:13; Dylan Brockman, 9th, 17:22; Joshua Bjerken, 10th, 17:34; Ramon Bowie, 13th, 17:50.

Lakes Conference
At Emmetsburg Municipal Golf Course

Girls
1. Western Christian 50, 2. Spencer 55, 3. Emmetsburg 73, 4. Spirit Lake 82, 5. Le Mars 102, 6. Estherville Lincoln Central 153, 7. Storm Lake 208, 8. Cherokee incomplete.
Boys
1. Spirit Lake 52, 2. Storm Lake 89, 3. Le Mars 91, 4. Western Christian 91, 5. Emmetsburg 104, 6. Spencer 141, 7. Estherville Lincoln Central 116, 8. Cherokee incomplete.

Siouxland Conference
At Sioux Center

Girls
1. MOC-Floyd Valley 20, 2. Sioux Center 70, 3. Okoboji 78, 4. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 107, 5. Sheldon 109, 6. West Lyon 156, 7. Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 162.
Boys
1. MOC-Floyd Valley 47, 2. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 75, 3. Sioux Center 76, 4. Okoboji 123, 5. West Lyon 130, 6. Sheldon 130, 7. Central Lyon/George-Little Rock.

Minnesota high school football

Big South Conference
Wednesday
Redwood Valley (4-3) at Jackson County Central (4-3)

Both teams are looking for a win to try to secure a home game in the first round of their section playoffs.

The Huskies come in off a 40-38 overtime loss to Pipestone. JCC is fourth in the Section 3AA QRF, trailing Luverne, Pipestone and Maple River.

The Cardinals have won two straight, including a 43-19 victory at Saint James Area Friday. Redwood is fourth in the Section 6AAA QRF, trailing New London-Spicer, Melrose and Montevideo.

Our pregame coverage on 105.7 KRAQ starts at 6:40 p.m., with kickoff at 7 p.m.

It will be Parent's Night for JCC, with parents announced prior to the start of the game.

There will be a social immediately following the game at the Jackson Legion. Families are asked to bring a dish to share.

Other Big South Conference games
Windom (1-6) at Pipestone (5-2)
Blue Earth Area (6-1) at Luverne (6-1)
Fairmont (1-6) at Saint Peter (2-5)
Saint James Area (0-7) at Waseca (7-0)
New Ulm (1-6) at Marshall (7-0)
Worthington (4-4) is idle

Southern Minnesota Conference
Wednesday
Martin County West (5-2) at Red Rock Central (1-6)

The Mavericks look to end the regular season with a win after having a five-game winning streak broken with a 38-7 loss at Springfield. MCW was fifth in the Section 3AA football standings this week.

The lone win for the Falcons came by forfeit from Springfield. RRC is in the seven-team Section 3A field and will open the playoffs on the road Tuesday.

Other Southern Minnesota Conference games
Springfield (3-4) at New Ulm Cathedral (7-0)
Minnesota Valley Lutheran (2-5) at Sleepy Eye (2-5)
Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's (6-1) at Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart (2-5)
Wabasso (4-3) at Cedar Mountain Comfrey (3-4)

Southern Confederacy Conference
Wednesday
Hills-Beaver Creek (4-3) at Heron Lake-Okabena (0-7)
Edgerton/Ellsworth (6-1) at Westbrook-Walnut Grove (3-4)
Fulda (2-5) at Renville County West (4-3)
Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman (0-7) at Mountain Lake Area (5-2)
Madelia (5-2) at Nicollet (6-1)
Alden-Conger (2-5) at Cleveland (5-2)

Little Sioux Conference
Tuesday

Dawson-Boyd 29, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 0
MACCRAY 23, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 6
Wednesday
Adrian (6-1) at Minneota (7-0)
Lakeview (2-5) at Murray County Central (2-5)
Canby (3-4) at Lac qui Parle Valley (2-5)

Ratings

Luverne is ranked eighth in Class 2A in this week's Minnesota high school football ratings by The Associated Press.

For the complete ratings, click here.

College football

Jake Faber of Central Lakes has been named the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Northern Division Offensive Player of the Week for the third straight week fourth time this season.

A freshman, the Martin County West graduate was 20-for-37 passing for 327 yards and five touchdowns in a 59-7 win over Mesabi Range. He also rushed eight times for another 48 yards and one score.

Faber has thrown 25 TD passes this year in seven games for the NJCAA 10th-ranked, unbeaten Raiders. Central Lakes will host Ridgewater Saturday.

College volleyball

Tuesday
Southwest Minnesota State def. Wayne State 3-1 (25-27, 25-21, 25-21, 25-22)
Sioux Falls def. Augustana 3-2 (25-23, 29-31, 21-25, 28-26, 15-10)
Minnesota State def. Upper Iowa 3-1 (25-16, 25-18, 19-25, 25-22)
Minnesota-Crookston def. Saint Cloud State 3-0 (28-26, 25-18, 25-9)
Minnesota State, Moorhead def. Mary 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-17)
Minnesota-Duluth def. Bemidji State 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-20)
Concordia (Saint Paul) def. Winona State 3-1 (25-12, 25-23, 20-25, 25-14)
Iowa State def. South Dakota 3-0 (26-24, 26-24, 25-17)

Wednesday
Minnesota West at Western Wisconsin Technical, 6:30 p.m.
Iowa Lakes at Ellsworth, 7 p.m.
Augsburg at Saint Thomas, 7 p.m.
Saint Catherine at Saint Mary's, 7 p.m.
Briar Cliff at Dakota Wesleyan, 7:30 p.m.

NHL

Tuesday
Anaheim 4, Philadelphia 3 (SO)
San Jose 6, Washington 5 (SO)
Buffalo 4, Carolina 3 (SO)
Calgary 3, Nashville 2 (SO)
New York Islanders 6, New York Rangers 3
Dallas 4, Columbus 2
Toronto 3, Colorado 2 (OT)
New Jersey 2, Tampa Bay 1
Los Angeles 6, Edmonton 1

Major League Baseball

Tuesday
American League Championship Series
Kansas City 2, Baltimore 1

(Royals lead series 3-0)

National League Championship Series
San Francisco 5, Saint Louis 4 (10 innings)
(Giants lead series 2-1)

Wednesday
American League Championship Series
Baltimore (Gonzalez 10-9) at Kansas City (Vargas 11-10), 3:07 p.m.
(Royals lead series 3-0)

National League Championship Series
Saint Louis (Miller 10-9) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 8-13), 7:07 p.m.
(Giants lead series 2-1)

NBA preseason

Tuesday
New York 84, Philadelphia 77
Cleveland 106, Milwaukee 100
Atlanta 109, Miami 103
New Orleans 117, Houston 98
Oklahoma City 117, Memphis 107


Tuesday, Oct. 14 sports

Minnesota high school volleyball

Monday
Jackson County Central def. Martin County West 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-13)

Kathryn Nasby was 15-for-18 serving for the Huskies with one serve, Rachel Johnson 11-11 (1 ace), Maggie Post 11-11 (1 ace) and Lacey Wacker 13-14 (1 ace). Sydney Nyborg also had an ace serve.

JCC had two players reach double figures in kills as Kaylee Burmeister had 16 and Abby Benson 10. Wacker had 19 set assists and Johnson 17.

Abby Benson had six solo blocks and six block assists, Sydney Eddy had two blocks and four assists, Alison Benson two solo and one assist, Nyborg had one solo block and four assists and Wacker had a solo block.

Nasby had 17 digs, while Burmeister had 12 and Johnson nine.

Molly Klima was 10-11 serving for the Mavericks, Jordan Gregory 9-9, Reilly Geistfeld 8-8 (2 aces) and Hailey Leiding 6-9 (1 ace).

Leiding led MCW in kills with five. Ellie Kuehl had 15 set assists.

Klima had 13 digs and Taryn Tumbleson 11. McKenna Taylor, Geistfeld and Kuehl each had an ace block.

The Huskies are 24-4 on the season, while the Mavericks are 23-5.

Both teams close out their regular-season schedules Tuesday. More below.

Other Monday volleyball
Redwood Valley def. Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-22)
Maple River def. Waseca 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-17)
Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's def. Truman 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-16)
United South Central def. Madelia 3-1 (25-23, 25-23, 25-23)
Heron Lake-Okabena def. Ellsworth 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-8)
Southwest Minnesota Christian def. Red Rock Central 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-15)
Murray County Central def. Westbrook-Walnut Grove 3-2 (15-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-19, 15-13)
Edgerton def. Fulda 3-1 (25-27, 25-23, 25-16, 25-20)
Hills-Beaver Creek def. Adrian 3-1 (22-25, 25-16, 25-14, 25-18)

Tuesday volleyball

Jackson County Central hosts Saint James Area in a Big South Conference crossover match. The Huskies were second in the BSC's Western Division, with the Saints second in the Eastern Division.

JCC is 24-4 on the season, while SJA is 16-9. The Huskies beat the Saints 3-0 on Sept. 2.

Other Big South Conference crossover matches
Saint Peter at Marshall
New Ulm at Pipestone
Waseca at Redwood Valley
Fairmont at Windom
Blue Earth Area at Worthington
Luverne at Harris-Lake Park

Valley Conference

Martin County West at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton

The Mavericks are 9-0 in league play and will do no worse than share the conference title. The Bulldogs are 8-1 in the conference, losing to Loyola. MCW can win it outright with a win.

Martin County West is 23-5 overall, while JWP is 14-6.

Other Minnesota volleyball Tuesday
Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial at Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain
Madelia at Mankato Loyola
Cleveland at Alden-Conger
Saint Clair at Nicollet
Mountain Lake Area at Truman
Hills-Beaver Creek at Ellsworth
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at Edgerton

Iowa high school volleyball

Tuesday
Storm Lake at Spirit Lake
Estherville Lincoln Central at LeMars
Spencer at Emmetsburg
Harris-Lake Park at Remsen-Union
Clay Central-Everly at North Union
George-Little Rock at Okoboji
Sibley-Ocheyedan at Sheldon
West Sioux at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn

Cross country

Tuesday
Big South Conference
At Windom Country Club

4 p.m. - JV boys
4:30 p.m. - Varsity boys
5 p.m. - JV girls
5:30 p.m. - Varsity girls

All 12 schools will run together. New Ulm does not have a cross country team.

Medals will be awarded to the Top 7 Runners (1-7) in the Large School Division and Small School Division. These runners will be All-Conference.

The next 7 Runners (8-14) from the Large School Division and Small School Division will receive certificates. These runners will be All-Conference Honorable Mention.

The team that wins the varsity race will be declared “The Big South Conference Champions” and awarded a conference championship plaque.

Valley Gopher Conference

Martin County West will compete in the Valley Gopher Conference meet at Riverview Golf Course in New Richland.

Meet time is 4 p.m.

Lakes Conference

The Lakes Conference cross country meet will be held at Emmetsburg Municipal Golf Course

Monday
Red Rock Conference
At Slayton

Girls
1. Heron Lake-Okabena 30, 2. Adrian 51, 3. Mountain Lake Area 64, 4. Murray County Central/Fulda 71, Incomplete: Southwest Minnesota Christian/Edgerton. Individual: MaKayla Edwards (HLO) 16:11.
Boys
1. Murray County Central/Fulda 36, 2. Mountain Lake Area 50, 3. Adrian 54, 4. Heron Lake-Okabena 89. Incomplete: Southwest Minnesota Christian/Edgerton. Individual: Jack Erickson (MCC/Fulda) 17:38.

Ratings

Minnesota volleyball

Jackson County Central is third in this week's Class 2A ratings by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association. Stewartville is first in the 2A poll, with Marshall second.

Martin County West is tied for seventh in Class 1A.

There are four teams from Section 3A ranked, with Central Minnesota Christian second, Heron Lake-Okabena third, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton fifth and Minneota sixth. Bethlehem Academy is first.

Prior Lake continues to lead the Class 3A poll.

Minnesota cross country

Martin County West remains first in the Class A boys team ratings and 12th in the girls in the latest polls by the Minnesota Cross Country Coaches Association.

Waseca's Shane Streich is the top-ranked Class A boys runner.

Trinity at River Ridge leads the Class A girls poll. Emily Donnay of Eden Valley-Watkins leads the individual ratings, with Madison Schandelmeier of Luverne third and Kayla Huhnerkoch of Redwood Valley ninth.

Marshall is 10th in the Class AA girls team poll.

Iowa football

Spirit Lake remains second in Class 2A in this week's Iowa high school football poll by The Associated Press. Clear Lake is still first.

Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire is receiving votes in the eight-man ratings.

For the complete ratings, click here.

Minnesota high school football

Tuesday
Dawson-Boyd at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton
MACCRAY at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton

Section 3AA QRF

Luverne again leads the Section 3AA football QRF heading into the final week of the regular season.

Seed Team QRF W-L
1 Luverne 59.4 6-1
2 Pipestone 50.7 5-2
3 Maple River 43.8 6-1
4 Jackson County Central 35.6 4-3
5 Martin County West 33.5 5-2
6 Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 31.1 5-2
7 New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 25.8 3-4
8 Windom 14.8 1-6
9 St. James Area 9.3 0-7

If playoffs started today: 5 MCW at 4 JCC, 8 Windom at 1 Luverne, 7 NRHEG at 2 Pipestone, 6 LCWM at 3 Maple River.

For the complete ratings, click here.

NFL

Monday
San Francisco 31, Saint Louis 17

NHL

Monday
Colorado 2, Boston 1
Anaheim 5, Buffalo 1
Ottawa 1, Florida 0
Tampa Bay 7, Montreal 1

Major League Baseball

Tuesday
American League Championship Series
Baltimore (Chen 16-6) at Kansas City (Guthrie 13-11 or Shields 14-8), 7:07 p.m.
(Royals lead series 2-0)

National League Championship Series
Saint Louis (Lackey 3-3) at San Francisco (Hudson 9-13), 3:07 p.m.
(Series tied 1-1)

NBA preseason

Monday
Charlotte 99, Orlando 97
Toronto 81, New York 76
Chicago 110, Denver 90
Houston 95, Phoenix 92
Utah 102, Los Angeles Clippers 89

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