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Dragon boys down Windom, move on to semis

LITCHFIELD – The Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato boys hockey team defeated Windom 5-2 Thursday in the Section 3A quarterfinals.

The victory means the Dragons, seeded #2, will face #3 Marshall Saturday at Gustavus Adolphus in the semifinals. Marshall defeated Redwood Valley 3-1. Game time is 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Dragons fell behind 1-0 after just 25 seconds into the game, after committing a penalty just nine seconds in.

Brandt Pedersen evened the score at 4:26, but Windom again took a one-goal lead at 11:52 on Kyle Esperson’s second goal of the game. The Dragons, however, scored the equalizer just 26 seconds later to make it 2-2 after one period.

Pedersen scored his second of the game, and Blake Johnson added a goal in the second period. Ben Lindquist made it 5-2 with a late goal in the third period.

The Dragons outshot the Eagles 27-12. Darby Halonen stopped 10-of-12 shots in net for LDC.

Charger girls receive #6 seed in section, will travel to BSM

The Dassel-Cokato girls basketball team (5-19) received the #6 seed in Section 6AAA, and will travel to #3 seed Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the first round of the tournament Wednesday, Feb. 28.

The Red Knights are 17-8 on the season, with one game left to play.

If the Chargers win that game, they will face the winner of #2 Waconia and #7 Delano. That game will be Saturday, March 3.

DC girls fall to New London-Spicer, 61-48

COKATO – After a tight first half, the visiting New London-Spicer Wildcats rallied in the second half to take a 61-48 victory in girls basketball action Friday.

DC trailed at halftime by just one point, 30-29. But NLS outscored DC 31-19 in the second frame to take the victory.

Shea Oman led the Wildcats with 19 points, with Mackenzie Rich adding 18. DC was led by Katelyn Lee (14 points) and Abby Schmidt (10).

Look for a full recap in Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch.

DC will travel to Watertown-Mayer tomorrow (Tuesday) in the final game of the regular season.

Slow start dooms DC boys in loss to NLS, 69-59

NEW LONDON – The host Wildcats jumped out to a 22-point, 40-18 lead at halftime, and the Chargers were not able to recover in a 69-59 NLS victory Friday.

Trever Kaiser led DC with 18 points, while Sanders Asplin added 13 and Isaac Morris 12.

Brandon Adelman led the Wildcats with 20 points.

NL-S avenged an earlier 80-70 loss at DC.

Look for a full recap in Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch.

The Chargers will host Watertown-Mayer tomorrow (Tuesday).

LDC boys skate to 1-1 tie with New Prague

NEW PRAGUE – Filip Haataja scored the game-tying goal with 26 seconds left in the third period, and Darby Halonen stopped 39-of-40 shots in net, as the Dragons skated to a 1-1 tie with New Prague (11-11-3) in the regular season finale.

Look for a full recap in Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch.

LDC (13-11-1), the #2 seed in Section 3A, will now host the winner of #7 Windom and #10 Worthington Thursday. The Dragons defeated Windom 3-1 in the first game of the season.

If the team wins, they will face the winner of #3 Marshall and #6 Redwood Valley Saturday at Gustavus Adolphus. LDC defeated both teams earlier this season.

Charger wrestlers fall to Litchfield in section tournament

ST. CLOUD – The Dassel-Cokato wrestling team saw their team season come to an end at the Section 6AA tournament Saturday in St. Cloud, with a quarterfinal loss to Litchfield, 52-16.

The Chargers, seeded #7, defeated #10 St. Cloud Apollo 60-20 in the first round, picking up seven forfeits and four falls.

But the #2 Dragons proved to be too much, winning 10 out of 14 matches to pick up the victory. Litchfield advanced as far as the section finals, but fell to top-seeded Foley 29-26.

The Chargers will now head to Albany Friday and Saturday for the section individual tournament.

Look for a full recap of the team tournament in Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch.