Daily Globe Sports
SLAYTON -- After falling behind 4-1 following the top of the second inning Tuesday night, Slayton chipped away and scored four runs on six hits during the final four frames to claim a 5-4 victory over Okabena in American Legion baseball action. With the game tied at 4 entering the bottom of the seventh, Jase Bly laced a one-out single to left-center and advanced to second on a throwing error on the relay back into the infield. Bly then moved to third on a passed ball and scored the winning run on a fielder's choice groundball off the bat of Mike Tentiger.
ST. PAUL -- Running a school-record time of 1:31.50 Friday afternoon, the Worthington Trojans boys' 4x200 meter relay team won its heat and qualified for today's finals at the Minnesota State High School League track and field meet at Hamline University. The Trojan team of Tom Mammen, John Mead, Aduo Omot and Travis Pedersen defeated Glencoe-Silver Lake's by .04 seconds to win the heat with the second fastest qualifying time.
MARSHALL -- Utilizing a clutch pitching performance by lanky junior Bryce Beyers, along with several stellar defensive plays and a three-hit, three-run first inning, the Pipestone Area Arrows are returning to the state baseball tournament for the fourth consecutive time. The Arrows defeated New Ulm, 4-2, in the Section 3AA championship game Thursday at Legion Field to earn their way back to the state tourney, which will be played in St.
WORTHINGTON -- The planning stages of any trip provides the excitement that builds right up to the day of departure. Planning and anticipation can last for two hours on a spur-of-the-moment trip or as long as a year or two for an elaborate trip. I have been planning a fishing trip for four years, if you can believe that. This trip planning started when my son, Brandon Rall, left for his service in the United States Marine Corp. That trip is happening right now.
FULDA -- Prior to last week's Section 3A track and field meet at Redwood Falls, Fulda eighth-grader Tiffany Gehl was enjoying a fine spring as a Raider distance runner. After finishing second in the 1,600 meter run at the Sub-Section 10 meet at Slayton May 22 with a time of 5:37.82, Gehl was the ninth best seed among the 16 qualifying competitors in the four-lap race -- also known as the mile -- entering the section finals. The weather conditions May 29 were nasty -- wet, cold and windy -- as the race began, but that did not seem to bother Gehl, who moved quickly to the front of the pack. "
WORTHINGTON -- With both its 4x200 and 4x400 meter relay teams coming off impressive winning performances at the Section 3A track and field meet (Redwood Falls, May 29), the Worthington boys are hoping to make the award's stand Saturday at the Minnesota State High School (MSHSL) meet. The elite event will be held in St. Paul at Hamline University, beginning at 3:00 p.m.
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.