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JCC volleyball team drops opener to East Sept. 1, 2015

JACKSON - Mankato East defeated Jackson County Central 3-1 in the volleyball season opener for both teams Monday. Set scores were 25-23, 25-27, 25-20, 25-20.

Abby Benson led the Huskies in kills with 17. Sydney Nyborg was next with 16. Lacey Wacker had 37 set assists.

Abby Brinkman had 19 digs and Nyborg 14. Benson had six blocks.

Wacker was 13-15 serving, Ana Dunlavey 14-17 and Nyborg was 10-12. They each had one ace.

JCC hosts Heron Lake-Okabena Tuesday. It will be the season opener for the Wildcats.

It's a Huskies Fighting Cancer event. There will be a bake sale and silent auction starting at 5:30.

The focus is lung cancer this year, and that color is white. Fans are encouraged to wear white to the match.


Tuesday, Sept. 1 schedule Subject to change

Minnesota high school volleyball
Heron Lake-Okabena at Jackson County Central
Martin County West at Fairmont - on KRAQ
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at Windom
Fulda at Worthington
Alexandria at Marshall
Southwest Minnesota Christian at Luverne
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at Pipestone
Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial at Blue Earth Area
Madelia at Mountain Lake Area
Red Rock Central at Wabasso
Edgerton at Ellsworth
Adrian at Hills-Beaver Creek

Iowa high school volleyball
Okoboji tournament: Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, Harris-Lake Park, Okoboji, Spirit Lake
Alta-Aurelia at Emmetsburg
Spencer at MOC-Floyd Valley tournament
Harris-Lake Park and Unity Christian at West Sioux
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at Hinton
North Iowa at North Union

Major League Baseball
Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins, 7:10 p.m.

College volleyball
Drake at South Dakota State, 6 p.m.


Monday, Aug. 31 results

Minnesota high school volleyball
Mankato East def. Jackson County Central 3-1 (25-23, 25-27, 25-20, 25-20)
Litchfield def. Redwood Valley 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-15)
Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain def. Sleepy Eye Saint Mary’s 3-1 (14-25, 26-24, 25-19, 25-16)
Westbrook-Walnut Grove def. Edgerton 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-9)

Major League Baseball
America League

Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 3
Cleveland 4, Toronto 2
Boston 4, New York Yankees 3
Houston 8, Seattle 3
Oakland 11, Los Angeles Angels 5
National League
Miami 4, Atlanta 0
New York Mets 3, Philadelphia 1
Cincinnati 13, Chicago Cubs 6
Saint Louis 8, Washington 5
Colorado 5, Arizona 4
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, San Francisco 4
Interleague
San Diego 7, Texas 0


Lakers go 2-2 at Northeast tournament Aug. 31, 2015

NORFOLK, Neb. - The Iowa Lakes Community College volleyball team went 2-2 over the weekend at the Northeast CC Hawks tournament.

ILCC went 0-2 Friday, losing to a pair of nationally ranked teams, falling 3-1 to No. 20 Fort Scott (25-21, 30-28, 22-25, 25-15) and 3-1 to No. 4 Central (25-21, 25-20, 22-25, 25-17).

Saturday, the Lakers rallied to upset No. 14 North Dakota State College of Science 3-2 (15-25, 18-25, 25-21, 25-17, 15-9) and then beat Southeast CC 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-15).

Rachel Sanow had 182 set assists in the tourney for Iowa Lakes. She also picked up 49 digs and 23 kills.

Kirstin Martindale recorded 60 kills, 79 digs, five blocks and three aces, Megan Jensen posted 39 kills, 66 digs, 7 blocks and two aces and Megan Remund had 36 kills, 23 digs and four blocks.

Steph Baker was charted with 102 digs, while Kendall Moorehead had 56.

ILCC is 6-3 on the season. The Lakers will host No. 12 Kirkwood at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Laker Gymnasium.


Lady Jays fall to Blue Devils Aug. 31, 2015

WORTHINGTON - Riverland was a 3-1 winner over Minnesota West in Minnesota College Athletic Conference Southern Division volleyball Saturday. Set scores were 25-19, 23-25, 25-8, 25-16.

Martin County West graduate Bailey Tish had a double-double of 14 kills and 10 digs for the Lady Jays.

Becca Linder recorded 11 kills, seven digs and three blocks, Dani Hermeling had 23 set assists and Erin Swenson had five kills and 16 digs.

Minnesota West will host Rochester at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Arrows claim one-point win over Huskies Aug. 31, 2015

JACKSON - Class 2A top-ranked Pipestone edged Jackson County Central 15-14 in the Huskies' home football opener Friday night.

The Arrows had 236 yards rushing and 90 yards 90 passing for 326 total yards, while the Huskies had 196 on the ground and 53 in the air for 249 total yards.

Keegan Moore rushed for 124 yards on 26 carries for JCC. Ryker VanderWoude ran for 44 yards on 11 tries and caught two passes for 24 yards.

Easton Bahr ran for 23 yards and a 10-yard touchdown. He also threw for 53 yards.

Jacob Christopher returned an interception 84 yards for the other Jackson County Central touchdown.

JCC travels to Luverne next Friday.


Cardinals shut out Mavericks Aug. 31, 2015

SHERBURN - Redwood Valley rolled up 520 yards offense in claiming a 47-0 win over Martin County West Friday night.

The Cardinals rushed for 364 yards and passed for 156, while the Mavericks ran for 28 and 24 in the air for 52 yards.

Cade Johnson rushed eight times for 102 yards and was 4-for-7 for 89 yards.

MCW's Brandon Williamson was 3-11 passing for 24 yards.

The Mavericks play at Saint James Area Friday.


Sunday, Aug. 30 results

State amateur baseball tournament
Class C
Second round

Kimball 4, Ada 3
Hampton 11, Belle Plaine 1
Maple Plain 5, Morris 2
Luverne 4, Fort Ripley 2
Waconia 3, Sartell 2
Jordan 5, Chokio 3
New Ulm Brewers 11, Saint Patrick 1
Pelican Rapids 8, Spring Hill 3

Minnesota Senior Amateur Baseball tournament
Class B
At Belle Plaine
Championship

Prior Lake Pacers 4, Bloomington Crosstown Traffic 3
Third place
Southwest Outlaws 5, Jordan Millers 0

Major League Baseball
America League

Minnesota Twins 7, Houston Astros 5
Toronto 9, Detroit 2
Tampa Bay 3, Kansas City 2
Cleveland 9, Los Angeles Angels 2
Chicago White Sox 6, Seattle 5 (11 innings)
Texas 6, Baltimore 0
National League
Colorado 5, Pittsburgh 0
Washington 7, Miami 4
San Diego 9, Philadelphia 4
Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 1
Saint Louis 7, San Francisco 5
Chicago Cubs 2, Los Angeles Dodgers 0
Interleague
New York Mets 5, Boston 4
New York Yankees 20, Atlanta 6
Oakland 7, Arizona 4 (11 innings)

WNBA
Minnesota Lynx 71, Phoenix Mercury 61
Tulsa 76, Indiana 70
Los Angeles 60, San Antonio 52
Connecticut 72, Chicago 68
Seattle 69, Washington 59

NFL preseason
Houston 27, New Orleans 13
Arizona 30, Oakland 23

College volleyball
Stanford def. Minnesota 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-18)
Northern Illinois def. Iowa 3-1 (27-25, 25-17, 21-25, 30-28)


Saturday, Aug. 29 results

College football
Itasca 27, Minnesota West 7
Central Lakes 50, Dakota College-Bottineau 0

College volleyball
Riverland def. Minnesota West 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-8, 25-16)
Iowa Lakes def. NDSCS 3-2 (14-25, 18-25, 25-21, 25-17, 15-9)
Iowa Lakes def. Southeast CC 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-15)

State amateur baseball tournament
Class C
Second round
At Watkins

New Market 9, Watkins 2
Blue Earth 4, Owatonna 3
New London-Spicer 7, Delano 3
Plato 3, Lamberton 0
At Cold Spring
Cannon Falls 2, Bertha 1
Nisswa 8, Loretto 7
Green Isle 6, Faribault 2
Howard Lake 4, Lastrup 1

Class B
At Saint Cloud

Dundas 4, Cold Spring 3
Chaska 4, Rochester 3
Beaudreau's 6, Coon Rapids 1
Moorhead 7, Eagan 5

Minnesota Senior Amateur Baseball tournament
Class B
At Saint Peter

Prior Lake Pacers 7, Southwest Outlaws 5


Points season to wrap up at Jackson Speedway Aug. 29, 2015

JACKSON - After three weeks off, Jackson Speedway gets back to action Saturday night with Championship Night and the eighth annual Ultimate Kids Night/Big Bike Giveaway.

As of Friday afternoon, there were a total of 156 bikes to be given away. Also, in conjunction with Start Noticing, for Ultimate Kids Night there will be no smoking in the grandstand.

Hot laps start at 6:30 p.m., with racing to follow.

Following are the top 12 in the point standings in each class:

Outlaw sprints

  • 1. Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls 468 -
  • 2. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield 428 -40
  • 3. Derrik Lusk, Jackson 386 -82
  • 4. Kaley Gharst, Decatur Ill. 331 -137
  • 5. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D. 287 -181
  • 6. James Broty, Webster 240 -228
  • 7. Eric Lutz, Sioux Falls 235 -233
  • 8. Kevin Flowers, Hartford S.D. 234 -234
  • 9. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids 225 -243
  • 10. Derek Anderson, Estherville 212 -256
  • 11. Greg Valentine Racing, Spirit Lake 179 -289
  • 12. Cody Hansen, Nunda, S.D. 175 -293

IMCA A modifieds

  • 1. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube 355 -
  • 2. Roger Nielsen, Fairmont 343 -12
  • 3. Jeff Larson, Lakefield 323 -32
  • 4. Derrick Barglof, Sioux Rapids 273 -82
  • 5. Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn 262 -93
  • 6. Denny Anderson, Rochester 202 -153
  • 7. Josh Rogotzke, Sanborn 195 -160
  • 8. Curt Lund, Redwood Falls 177 -178
  • 9. Justin Anderson, Truman 174 -181
  • 10. Randy Klien, Currie 166 -189
  • 11. James Slawson, Milford 148 -207
  • 12. Mike Fogelmen, Okabena 145 -210

IMCA stock cars

  • 1. Luke Sathoff, Jackson 367 -
  • 2. Dustin Larson, Worthington 360 -7
  • (tie) Jim Larson, Rushmore 360 -7
  • 4. Gary Mattison, Sanborn 343 -24
  • 5. Levi Feltman, Jackson 263 -104
  • 6. Derrick Barglof, Sioux Rapids 255 -112
  • 7. Derek Voehl, Lakefield 222 -145
  • 8. Chris Palsrok, Sibley 173 -194
  • 9. Roger Verdoorn, Sibley 161 -206
  • 10. Devin Kuehne, Reading 151 -216
  • 11. Jake Masters, Graettinger 104 -263
  • 12. Andy Altenburg, Truman 99 -268

IMCA sport modifieds

  • 1. Jason Andrews, Estherville 378 -
  • 2. Danny Myrvold, Heron Lake 348 -30
  • 3. Dan Paplow, Dundee 346 -32
  • (tie) Randy Winter,  Winnebago 346 -32
  • 5. Lyle Sathoff, Armstrong 339 -39
  • 6. Eric Kinnetz, Milford 300 -78
  • 7. Kyle Steuber 18 Fairmont MN 287 -91
  • 8. Bruce Egeland 35 Marshall MN 256 -122
  • 9. Nathan Chukuske 7N Sherburn MN 253 -125
  • 10. Justin Schuder 20 Fairmont MN 232 -146
  • 11. Tom Brown 14B Heron Lake MN 201 -177
  • - Chance Larson 95 Ceylon MN 201 -177

IMCA hobby stocks

  • 1. Justin Luinenburg, Reading 376 Leader
  • 2. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake 369 -7
  • 3. Ryan Michelson, Estherville 326 -50
  • 4. Tyler Pospisil, Worthington 310 -66
  • 5. Merle Bass, Varina, Iowa 264 -112
  • 6. Megan Sandvig, Estherville 242 -134
  • 7. Malik Sampson, Worthington 229 -147
  • (tie) DJ Clinton, Estherville 229 -147
  • 9. Corey Schreiber, Jackson 208 -168
  • 10. Jeremy Wagner, Graettinger 203 -173
  • 11. Kyle Schley, Alpha 190 -186
  • 12. Austin Jahnz, St. James 189 -187

IMCA sport compacts

  • 1. Megan Sandvig, Estherville 376 -
  • 2. Nikki Taylor, Welcome 357 -19
  • 3. Bubba Brown, Jackson 346 -30
  • 4. Tori Groebner, Redwood Falls 334 -42
  • 5. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong 316 -60
  • 6. Jay Devries, Spencer 227 -149
  • 7. Kaytee Devries, Spencer 223 -153
  • 8. Ryan Westman, St. James 210 -166
  • 9. Robert Pottratz, Lynd 203 -173
  • 10. Nathan Sukalski, Fairmont 197 -179
  • 11. Cory Peters, Spencer 190 -186
  • 12. Blaney Markman, Jackson 181 -195

Friday, Aug. 28 results

Minnesota high school football
South Central District White

Pipestone 15, Jackson County Central 14
Redwood Valley 47, Martin County West 0
Luverne 21, Windom 15
Blue Earth Area 34, Saint James Area 16
South Central District Red
Fairmont 42, Jordan 26
Saint Peter 31, Worthington 30 (2 OT)
Marshall 35, Waseca 0
Belle Plaine 48, Albert Lea 14
Southwest District (West)
Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 28, Red Rock Central 7
Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's 34, Springfield 30
New Ulm Cathedral 48, Sleepy Eye 0
Wabasso 28, Minnesota Valley Lutheran 27
Southwest District (East)
Adrian 20, Lakeview 14
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 41, Murray County Central 13
Dawson-Boyd 12, Canby 8
Lac qui Parle Valley 38, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 0
Minneota 62, Ortonville 0
District 9 South (West)
Fulda 26, Heron Lake-Okabena 22
Mountain Lake Area 50, Nicollet 0
Madelia 58, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 6
Edgerton/Ellsworth 40, Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman 0
Hills-Beaver Creek 46, Cleveland 20

Iowa high school football
Spirit Lake 49, Estherville Lincoln Central 18
Okoboji 23, North Union 0
South O’Brien 33, Sheldon 12
Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 33, West Lyon 14
Spencer 24, Humboldt 13
Sibley-Ocheyedan 30, LeMars Gehlen Catholic 7
West Sioux 47, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 13
Harris-Lake Park 47, North Iowa 6
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 32, Northwood-Kensett 18

Cross country
Fairmont Earlybird Invitational
Girls

1. Fairmont 14, 2. Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial/Nicollet 20, 3. Pipestone 26, 4. Jackson County Central 33, 5. Heron Lake-Okabena 41, 6. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 41, 7. Saint Peter 44, 8. LeSueur-Henderson 47, 9. Blue Earth Area 76, 10. Saint James Area 91. Incomplete: Medford, Mountain Lake Area, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, United South Central.
Boys
1. Fairmont 21, 2. Pipestone 32, 3. Saint James Area 32, 4. Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial/Nicollet 37, 5. United South Central/Alden-Conger 46, 6. Heron Lake-Okabena 52, 7. Blue Earth Area 53, 8. LeSueur-Henderson 55, 9. Mountain Lake Area 57, 10. New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 68, 11. Saint Peter 74, 12. Medford 91, 13. Jackson County Central 92. Incomplete: Waterville-Elysian-Morristown.

College volleyball
Fort Scott def. Iowa Lakes 3-1 (25-21, 30-28, 22-25, 25-15)
Central def. Iowa Lakes 3-1 (21-25, 20-25, 25-22, 25-17)
Iowa State def. Dayton 3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-21)
Northern Iowa def. UC Davis 3-1 (25-18, 25-27, 29-27, 25-21)
Pacific def. South Dakota State 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-8)
Northern Illinois def. South Dakota State 3-0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-16)
Butler def. South Dakota 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-18)

State amateur baseball tournament
Class B
First round

Eagan 4, Shakopee 3
Moorhead 15, Monticello 2
Chaska 6, Isanti 3
Rochester 10, Blaine 8

Major League Baseball
American League

Minnesota Twins 3, Houston Astros 0
Toronto 5, Detroit 3
Kansas City 3, Tampa Bay 2
Cleveland 3, Los Angeles Angels 1
Texas 4, Baltimore 1
Seattle 2, Chicago White Sox 0
National League
Pittsburgh 5, Colorado 3
Miami 4, Washington 3
Philadelphia 7, San Diego 1
Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Chicago Cubs 1
San Francisco 5, Saint Louis 4
Interleague
Boston 6, New York Mets 4 (10 innings)
New York Yankees 15, Atlanta 4
Arizona 6, Oakland 4

WNBA
New York Liberty 81, Minnesota Lynx 68
Atlanta 90, Indiana 84
Washington 71, Phoenix 63
Tulsa 76, Los Angeles 66
Seattle 83, San Antonio 69

NFL preseason
Detroit 22, Jacksonville 17
New England 17, Carolina 16
Kansas City 34, Tennessee 10


Huskies, Mavericks open sub-district play at home Aug. 28, 2015

JACKSON - A talented Pipestone team will provide the opposition for the Jackson County Central football team as the Huskies open both their South Central District White Sub-District and home schedules Friday.

The Huskies and Arrows meet at 7 p.m. at Swearingen Field. Pregame coverage on 105.7 KRAQ starts at 6:40 p.m.

Pipestone returned 14 seniors from last year's team that was 10-3, winning a section title and advancing to the semifinals of the state Class 2A playoffs, losing to eventual champion Holdingford.

The Arrows opened their season with a 54-12 win over New Ulm. Jackson County Central dropped its opener to Maple River 17-15 on a field goal with 20 seconds remaining.

The Arrows have a new coach and a redesigned offense with more of a run-first approach, although quarterback Brayden Baartman did throw three touchdown passes last week.

Brayden Baartman has moved from wide receiver to quarterback to run the Arrows' attack under the tutelage of Offensive Coordinator Darren Baartman, former head coach at Jackson High School and JCC in the late 1990s.

Clay Anderson is the new head man at Pipestone. He's had stints at Albert Lea, Norwood Young America and LeCenter.

McKinley Bush ran for three touchdowns last week for Pipestone. Austin Moeller and Garret Ploeger ran for one each.

The JCC and Pipestone freshman teams are scheduled to play at 4 p.m.

The JCC Booster Club is planning a Tailgate Supper, serving pork chops on a stick for $3 starting at 5 p.m.

MCW

Martin County West will open its sub-district schedule Friday in Sherburn, hosting Redwood Valley.

Both teams are off to 1-0 starts.

The Mavericks beat Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial 33-28, while the Cardinals were 34-19 winners over Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop.

Brandon Williamson rushed for two TDs for MCW, returned an interception for a TD, returned a punt for a TD and also threw a touchdown pass.

Dan Kohler scored two touchdowns for Redwood in its opener. Cade Johnson, Logan Josephson and Brady Goblirisch each scored one.

Other games

In other games in the sub-district Friday, Luverne (1-0) is at Windom (1-0) and Saint James Area (0-1) plays at Blue Earth Area (0-1).


Thursday, Aug. 27 results

Minnesota high school volleyball
Windom def. Fulda 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-14)
Worthington def. Southwest Minnesota Christian 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-15, 26-24)
Mountain Lake Area def. Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's 3-1 (25-20, 25-18, 23-25, 25-21)
Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain def. Sleepy Eye 3-2 (25-16, 22-25, 20-25, 26-24, 15-11)

Iowa high school volleyball
Alta/Aurelia def. Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 3-0 (25-7, 25-10, 25-18)

Okoboji def. Clay Central-Everly 2-0 (21-8, 21-10)
Okoboji def. South O'Brien 2-0 (21-10, 21-15)
South O'Brien def. Clay Central-Everly 2-0 (21-11, 21-11)
Spencer def. Okoboji 2-1 (14-21, 21-15, 15-11)
Spencer def. South O'Brien 2-0 (21-15, 21-13)

Cross country
Spencer Invitational
Boys

1. Spirit Lake 78, 2. Storm Lake 84, 3. Western Christian 126, 4. Le Mars 139, 5. Algona 157, 6. Spencer 167, 7. Emmetsburg 174, 8. Okoboji 200, 9. North Union 202, 10. Estherville Lincoln Central 203, 11. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 232, 12. Cherokee 316, 13. Algona Bishop Garrigan 350.
Girls
1. Spencer 36, 2. Western Christian 92, 3. Spirit Lake 116, 4. Okoboji 135, 5. Emmetsburg 136, 6. Algona 136, 7. Estherville Lincoln Central 177, 8. Cherokee 223, 9. Odebolt-Arthur-Battle Creek-Ida Grove 250, 10. Algona Bishop Garrigan 255.

State amateur baseball tournament
Class B
First round
Dundas 10, Saint Michael 6
Cold Spring 10, Duluth 0 (7 innings)
Coon Rapids 8, Miesville 1
Beaudrau's 6, Forest Lake 3

Major League Baseball
American League

Tampa Bay Rays 5, Minnesota Twins 4
Los Angeles Angels 2, Detroit 0
Texas 4, Toronto 1
Kansas City 5, Baltimore 3
Chicago White Sox 4, Seattle 2
National League
Los Angeles Dodgers 1, Cincinnati 0
San Francisco 9, Chicago Cubs 1
New York Mets 9, Philadelphia 5 (13 innings)
Washington 4, San Diego 2
Pittsburgh 2, Miami 1
Saint Louis 5, Arizona 3

WNBA
Phoenix 81, Connecticut 80


Wednesday, Aug. 26 results

College volleyball
Minnesota West def. Anoka-Ramsey 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-20)
Iowa Lakes def. Northwestern JV 3-1 (20-25, 25-16, 17-25, 25-20, 15-7)
Morningside def. Dakota State 3-0 (25-23, 25-11, 27-25) --- Rachel Johnson 13 assists and 4 digs

Major League Baseball
American League

Minnesota Twins 5, Tampa Bay Rays 3
Houston 6, New York Yankees 2
Seattle 8, Oakland 2
Detroit 5, Los Angeles Angels 0
Toronto 12, Texas 4
Baltimore 8, Kansas City 5
Boston 3, Chicago White Sox 0
National League
New York Mets 9, Philadelphia 4
San Diego 6, Washington 5
Colorado 6, Atlanta 3
Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Cincinnati 4
Pittsburgh 7, Miami 2
Saint Louis 3, Arizona 1
San Francisco 4, Chicago Cubs 2
Interleague
Cleveland 6, Milwaukee 2

WNBA
Los Angeles 81, Indiana 79


Sammy Swindell to compete in Jackson Nationals Aug. 26, 2015

WINDOM - National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Sammy Swindell will compete in the Jackson Nationals at Jackson Speedway Sept. 4-5.

Backed by the newly formed team of CJB Motorsports and Mainstream Holdings, Inc., Swindell will debut a new paint scheme for his No. 1 while competing in the biggest weekend in Jackson Speedway history.

The two-day event boasts a $130,000 total purse, with $25,000 going to Saturday night’s winner. Second place will be worth $10,000, with $1,000 to start the event.

Swindell is a three-time World of Outlaws champion, a five-time Chili Bowl midget champion, 1983 Knoxville Nationals champion, three-time King’s Royal winner, and has won a number of other big events in his 40-plus year career.

Activities start at 3 p.m. Sept. 4 and 1 p.m. Sept.


Sammy Swindell

5. There will be fireworks both nights, including a display during Saturday’s intermission.

There will be live music, a bean bag tournament, a dunk tank featuring drivers, chances to win National Sprint League prize packages, a silent auction and other giveaways.


College volleyball notes Aug. 26, 2015

Michelle Van Epps, a 2013 Jackson County Central graduate, had 21 assists, nine digs, two kills and two block assists for the Dakota Wesleyan volleyball team as the Tigers opened their season with a 3-0 win over Presentation Tuesday night. Set scores were 25-20, 25-23, 25-14.

DWU goes to Grace University in Omaha for a triangular Saturday.

Minnesota West

The Lady Jays open their volleyball season Wednesday with a 6:30 p.m. match at Anoka-Ramsey.

MW was 7-5 in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Southern Division and 9-10 overall last season.

Middle blocker Becca Linder, a sophomore from Worthington, returns after leading the division in blocks last season.

Martin County West grad Bailey Tish returns to the team after missing last season due to an injury.

The Lady Jays open their home schedule at noon Saturday vs. Riverland.

Iowa Lakes

The Lakers play their first home match at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Laker Gym in Estherville, hosting the Northwestern College JV.

Coach Megan Bezdicek's team opened the season by going 3-1 at the Battle for the Dells tournament in the Wisconsin Dells last weekend.


Tuesday, Aug. 25 results

Iowa high school volleyball
Sioux Central def. Estherville Lincoln Central 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-20)

Boyden-Hull def. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 2-0 (21-14, 21-16)
West Lyon def. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 2-0 (21-7, 21-9)
West Sioux def. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 2-1 (21-14, 20-22, 15-10)

JV football
Jackson County Central 42, Maple River 26

Major League Baseball
American League

Minnesota Twins 11, Tampa Bay Rays 7
Houston 15, New York Yankees 1
Los Angeles Angels 8, Detroit 7
Toronto 6, Texas 5
Kansas City 3, Baltimore 2
Chicago White Sox 5, Boston 4
Seattle 6, Oakland 5
National League
New York Mets 6, Philadelphia 5
Washington 8, San Diego 3
Colorado 5, Atlanta 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Cincinnati 1
Miami 5, Pittsburgh 2
Saint Louis 9, Arizona 1
Chicago Cubs 8, San Francisco 5
Interleague
Cleveland 11, Milwaukee 6

College volleyball
Dakota Wesleyan def. Presentation 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-14)

WNBA
Atlanta 71, Connecticut 57


Wolves, Indians in first Iowa volleyball poll Aug. 25, 2015

DES MOINES - Harris-Lake Park and Spirit Lake both appear in the first volleyball ratings of the season by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

The Wolves are 13th in the Class 1A poll. HLP opens its season Saturday in the Clarion-Goldfield tournament.

The Indians, who open at the Humboldt tournament Saturday, are 14th in Class 3A.

Janesville is the top-ranked teams in Class 1A; Unity Christian is first and Western Christian second in 2A; Nevada is the Class 3A leader; West Delaware is first in Class 4A; and Bettendorf is first in 5A.

For the complete ratings, click here.


Monday, Aug. 24 results

Major League Baseball
American League

New York Yankees 1, Houston 0
Kansas City 8, Baltimore 3
Boston 5, Chicago White Sox 4
Oakland 11, Seattle 5
National League
New York Mets 16, Philadelphia 7
Atlanta 5, Colorado 3
Pittsburgh 5, Miami 2
Saint Louis 5, Arizona 3
Interleague
Cincinnati 12, Detroit 5
Chicago Cubs 2, Cleveland 1

NFL preseason
Tampa Bay 25, Cincinnati 11


Eagles edge Huskies on late field goal Aug. 24, 2015

MAPLETON - Maple River's Nathan Moore kicked a 23-yard field goal with 20 seconds remaining to give the Eagles a 17-15 win over Jackson County Central Saturday in the season opening football game for each team.

Easton Bahr ran 15 yards for a touchdown for JCC and threw a 90-yard touchdown pass Ryan Christopher.

Christopher kicked an extra point for JCC. The Huskies also picked up two points on a safety when Maple River was penalized in its own end zone.

The Eagles had 187 yards rushing and 75 yards passing for 262 total yards. The Huskies had 49 on the ground and 118 in the air for 167 yards.

Ryker VanderWoude ran for 53 yards for JCC. Bahr threw for 118 yards.

Jackson County Central will host Pipestone Friday.


Williamson leads MCW to win over LCWM Aug. 24, 2015

SHERBURN - Martin County West opened its football season with a 33-28 win over Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Saturday.

Brandon Williamson scored four touchdowns for MCW. He rushed for two TDs, returned an interception for a score, returned a punt for a TD and also threw for one.

Williamson rushed for 206 yards on 21 carries and was 8-for-17 passing for 82 yards.

Matt Moeller ran the ball 14 times for 53 yards. Jake Buntjer caught three passes for 38 yards and Richard Eckmann caught three balls for 25 yards.

LCWM had 375 yards offense, 132 rushing and 243 passing, while MCW had 251 on the ground and 82 in the air for 333 yards.

The Mavericks will host Redwood Valley next Friday.


Joe Brinkman, Kaylee Benson win titles Aug. 24, 2015

JACKSON - Joe Brinkman edged Brett Benson by one stroke to win the men's club title at Jackson Golf Club.

Brinkman had rounds of 75 and 80, while Benson went 77-79.

Flight winners were Tony Sadusky (Presidential), Mark Kocak (Captains), Tub Voss (1st), Gordy Olson (2nd) and Barney Olson (3rd).

Kaylee Benson won the women's club title with a 78.

Men's championship flight

  • 1. Joe Brinkman 75-80 - 155
  • 2. Brett Benson 77-79 - 156
  • 3. Brent Anderson 78-80 - 158

Kolander wins North Valley club title Aug. 24, 2015

LAKEFIELD - Curt Kolander won the club title at North Valley Golf Club by one stroke Sunday.

Kolander carded a 151 total, finishing one shot ahead of Jerod Hansen.

Flight winners were Mark Elmer (Presidential) and Ron Hash (1st).

In the Senior Flight, Ralph Wehmeyer had low gross and Jim Rademacher low net.

Championship flight

  • 1. Curt Kolander 151
  • 2. Jerod Hansen 152
  • 3. Brady Hall 158

Laker volleyball team starts season 3-1 Aug. 24, 2015

WISCONSIN DELLS - The Iowa Lakes Community College volleyball team went 3-1 at the Battle for the Dells tournament over the weekend.

On Saturday, the Lakers went 1-1.

ILCC defeated the No. 1 ranked team in NJCAA Division III, Madison College 3-2 (25-20, 19-25, 28-26, 16-25, 15-9) and falling to NJCAA Division I Wallace State 3-0 (25-22, 25-12, 25-19).

The Lakers went 2-0 Sunday, beating host South Suburban College 3-1 (25-19, 20-25, 25-21, 25-21) and Harper College 3-1 (25-22, 25-17, 17-25, 26-24).

Kirstin Martindale posted 57 kills, 40 digs and seven aces. Megan Remund recorded 33 kills, six blocks and six aces.

Rachel Sanow dished out 151 set assists while collecting 51 digs, 11 kills, and five aces. Steph Baker led the defense with 70 digs.

The Lakers have their home opener at 7 p.m. Wednesday vs. the Northwestern JV.


Iowa Lakes harriers participate in region time trials Aug. 24, 2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS - The Iowa Lakes Community College cross country teams participated in the Region XI Time Trials Saturday.

"Our conference is arguably one of the toughest in the nation with highly ranked teams and individuals on both the men's and women's sides," said Iowa Lakes coach David Peterson. "The course was very hilly and probably the toughest course we will run and high winds and humidity made it even more difficult.

"Our women ran very well. Rachel Ruddy picked up were she ended last season and went out early with the leaders and she was able to finish with a good time and a 11th place finish. Our men got caught up in the excitement of their first race at this level and at one point we had one runner beating the number one ranked runner in the nation and our second runner close behind. The fast pace, tough course and weather conditions proved to be a little much and we struggled late in the race but I think we learned a good lesson."

Women's results

  • Rachel Ruddy, 11th, 23:21
  • Alesha Hanson, 29th, 27:56
  • Frannie Feekes, 39th, 30:24
  • Mercedes Jochims, 40th, 30:40
  • Sami Rouse, 41st, 30:48

Men's results

  • Preston Jacobson, 56th, 22:24
  • Collin Daub, 60th, 24:07
  • Kevin Davis, 61st, 24:07

The Lakers go to Indianola for a meet at Simpson College Friday.


Sunday, Aug. 23 results

Amateur baseball
State Class C tournament
At Watkins

Green Isle 4, Wanamingo 0
Waconia 13, Saint Peter 3
Belle Plaine 3, Hadley 2
At Cold Spring
New Market 10, Hinckley 0
Loretto 5, Long Prairie 3
Lastrup 5, Fairmont 4

Major League Baseball
American League
Minnesota Twins 4, Baltimore Orioles 3 (12 innings)
Cleveland 4, New York Yankees 3
Texas 4, Detroit 2
Kansas City 8, Boston 6
Toronto 12, Los Angeles Angels 5
Oakland 8, Tampa Bay 2
Seattle 8, Chicago White Sox 6
National League
Arizona 4, Cincinnati 0
Philadelphia 2, Miami 0
Washington 9, Milwaukee 5
Chicago Cubs 9, Atlanta 3
New York Mets 5, Colorado 1
Saint Louis 10, San Diego 3
Pittsburgh 5, San Francisco 2
Interleague
Houston 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (10 innings)

WNBA
Phoenix Mercury 79, Minnesota Lynx 67
Chicago 66, Washington 64
Los Angeles 90, San Antonio 59
Indiana 80, New York 79
Atlanta 102, Connecticut 92

NFL
Pittsburgh 24, Green Bay 19
San Francisco 23, Dallas 6
Tennessee 27, Saint Louis 14

College volleyball
Iowa Lakes def. South Suburban College 3-1 (25-19, 20-25, 25-21, 25-21)
Iowa Lakes def. Harper College 3-1 (25-22, 25-17, 17-25, 26-24)


Saturday, Aug. 22 results

Minnesota high school football
South Central District

Maple River 17, Jackson County Central 15
Martin County West 33, Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial 28
Windom 26, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 24
Luverne 34, Worthington 0
Fairmont 27, Blue Earth Area 0
Pipestone 54, New Ulm 12
Redwood Valley 34, Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 19
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 50, Saint James Area 0
Marshall 68, Jordan 0
Southwest District
Red Rock Central 14, Ortonville 7
Adrian 25, New Ulm Cathedral 13
Springfield 20, Murray County Central 13
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 43, Sleepy Eye 12
Dawson-Boyd 12, Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's 0
Minneota 37, Wabasso 21
Minnesota Valley Lutheran 43, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 0
Canby 12, Lac qui Parle Valley 6 (OT)
Lakeview 6, Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 0
District 9 South (West)
Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman 33, Heron Lake-Okabena 12
Mountain Lake Area 36, Fulda 8
Edgerton/Ellsworth 26, Madelia 20
Hills-Beaver Creek 56, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 14
Cleveland 70, Nicollet 0

Amateur baseball
State Class C tournament
At Watkins

Lamberton 2, Shakopee 1
Delano 2, Sleepy Eye 1
Kimball 3, Nimrod 2
Cannon Falls 6, Roseau 2
At Cold Spring
Fort Ripley 5, Mora 1
Spring Hill 12, Sobieski 0
Saint Patrick 6, New Munich 0
Chokio 8, Hamburg 2

NFL preseason
Minnesota Vikings 20, Oakland Raiders 12
Philadelphia 40, Baltimore 17
Carolina 31, Miami 30
New England 26, New Orleans 24
Chicago 23, Indianapolis 11
New York Giants 22, Jacksonville 12
Denver 14, Houston 10
San Diego 22, Arizona 19

Major League Baseball
American League

Minnesota Twins 3, Baltimore Orioles 2
New York Yankees 6, Cleveland 2
Texas 5, Detroit 3
Kansas City 6, Boston 3
Tampa Bay 5, Oakland 4
Toronto 15, Los Angeles Angels 3
Chicago White Sox 6, Seattle 3
National League
Chicago Cubs 9, Atlanta 7
Pittsburgh 3, San Francisco 2
Washington 6, Milwaukee 1
Arizona 11, Cincinnati 7
Philadelphia 4, Miami 2
New York Mets 14, Colorado 9
San Diego 8, Saint Louis 0
Interleague
Houston 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

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