Daily Globe Sports
GRANITE FALLS -- On a beautiful late-spring Saturday afternoon, along the banks of the Minnesota River at Richter Field, four high school baseball games were played in the Section 3A tournament, as the quest for a state tournament berth continued. At day's end, three of the surviving six competing teams (of the 20 that began the tournament May 21) had been eliminated, while the other three will continue to battle to become the one team to represent the section in the state tournament at Jordan and Chaska, June 12-14. Adrian, the top seed in the South, won its fourth consecutive playoff game
REDWOOD FALLS -- On a wet and windy afternoon and evening, the best girl track and field athletes in Section 3A battled their opponents -- and the nasty weather conditions -- in the coveted quest for a berth in next week's elite state meet, sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). The top two finishers in each of the 14 individual events, plus each of the winning relay teams qualified for the state event, which will be held at Hamline University in St.
REDWOOD FALLS -- Racking up 54 points in the three dashes, and tacking on 36.5 points elsewhere, Southwest Christians edged Montevideo, 90.5 to 88, to win the Section 3A boys' track and field team championship Thursday. Eagle sprinters Nicholas Pfeifle and Jordan Spronk will get to race against each again next week, as both qualified for the state meet, which will be run June 6-7 at Hamline University in St.
WORTHINGTON -- Many of you know that for years I have owned and trained Labrador retrievers. My house is home to the three musketeers. They are three black labs, all males, which range in age from 3 to 8 years. Decoy, Ace, and Gunner have been a big part of my outdoor experiences. All of these dogs have come from a local breeder at Round Lake Kennels, Thad Lambert. I have associated with this kennel evenings and weekends in what I call a passionate amateur status.
LUVERNE -- Tracy-Milroy-Balaton increased its 5-4 lead to 9-4 with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday night, as the third-seeded Panthers eliminated fourth-seeded Murray County Central with a 9-5 victory over the Rebels in the Section 3A baseball tournament at Redbird Field. T-M-B (18-4) advances to play MACCRAY Saturday at 3:30 p.m., in Granite Falls, while MCC ends its season with a record of 13-8. Isaac Dolan (four-plus innings, two strikeouts, three walks) and Anthony Dolan (three innings, five strikeouts, one walk) shared the pitching duties for T-M-B. Paul Counter (
LUVERNE -- Adrian's Adam Diekmann outdueled Wabasso's Johnny Pistulka Wednesday night, and the top-seeded Dragons scored a trio of runs in the second inning to earn a 3-1 victory over the second-seeded Rabbits in a Section 3A baseball tournament winner's bracket game at Redbird Field. Adrian (18-3) will play Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Saturday at 11 a.m., in Granite Falls, while Wabasso (17-6) plays Renville County West at 1 p.m., in Granite Falls. Diekmann twirled a complete game for the Dragons, allowing just three hits and one walk while fanning four batters. Pistulka was equally effectiv
LUVERNE -- David Schmidt struck out seven batters and allowed just five hits and three walks in a complete-game effort to help the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers defeat Springfield, 6-4 Tuesday evening in Section 3A baseball playoff action. Springfield's Christian Loomis also tossed a complete game, fanning five batters and allowing only three earned runs. Springfield (8-13) scored the game's first run in the bottom of the first, as Luke Amsden walked, stole second and was plated by Tyler Stark's single to left. T-M-B (17-4) tied the game with a run in the second, with Eric Lanoue reaching o
LUVERNE -- Murray County Central's Eric Wieneke and Justin Reinsma combined to allow just four hits Tuesday night, and teammate Jake Sweetman drove in a pair of runs to spark the fourth-seeded Rebels to a 2-0 victory over seventh-seeded Southwestern United in a Section 3A baseball tournament elimination game at Redbird Field. MCC (13-7) advances to play third-seeded Tracy-Milroy-Balaton -- which defeated ninth-seeded Springfield 6-4 in Tuesday's first elimination game -- tonight in Luverne at 7 p.m.
ADRIAN -- With two outs and the bases-loaded Saturday in bottom of the sixth inning, Adrian designated hitter Ben Suedkamp scorched a 1-0 fastball up the middle, plating Dragon teammates Glen Kruger and Brett Nowotny, capping a five-run, six-hit rally, as Adrian defeated Springfield, 9-8, in a first round double elimination game of the Section 3A -- south bracket -- high school baseball tournament. The come-from-behind victory propelled the Dragons (16-3) into the winner's bracket, while sending the Tigers to the left-side of the bracket with one loss. "It was like a thousand pounds was lift
ADRIAN -- Trailing 5-2 after four-and-a-half innings Saturday, Murray County Central plated 10 runs in the bottom of the fifth and claimed a 12-5 victory over Windom in an opening round game of the Section 3A high school baseball tournament. The victory advanced the Rebels (10-6) to the winner's side of the south bracket in the double elimination tourney, while sending the Eagles (7-13) to the left side of the bracket. A total of seven MCC players combined for 13 hits and nine different Rebels crossed the plate in the contest, which featured strong, swirling wind conditions -- that turned se