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HERON LAKE -- Paul Counter hurled a complete-game gem for Murray County Central Tuesday, as he and the Rebels earned a 7-1 victory over Southwestern United in Red Rock Conference baseball action. Counter fanned 10 and walked three, while allowing four hits and one unearned run in going the distance. Brady Johansen was 3-for-4 with a two-run double in the fifth for MCC. Kyle DeLong also had a pair of RBIs for the Rebels. Ben Scheevel pitched the third and fourth innings for SWU.
WORTHINGTON -- Paced by dual first-place finishes by both Suze Peters and Ashley Aggen, the Worthington Trojans racked up 142 points and posted a 32-point team victory in the seven-team Wildcat Invitational Thursday. Windom won six events and edged host Southwestern United, 110-105 for second. Southwest Christian (78), Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (56), Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central (45) and Hills-Beaver Creek/Ellsworth (21) completed the girls' field. The boys' meet went down to the final event, where Tracy-Milroy-Balaton outscored Southwest Christian, 8-6, in the mile relay (4X400) -- a
HERON LAKE -- Striking for five runs in the third inning and receiving a solid mound outing from Nathan Haseman Tuesday afternoon, the Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin Wolverines baseball team earned a 7-5 victory over Southwestern United. With the victory the Wolverines improve to 3-9 overall and 2-3 in the Red Rock Conference, while SWU is now 3-6 overall and 3-3 in league play. "This was a very good win for us," ML/B-O head coach Shawn Naas said following the game.
WORTHINGTON -- Winning five events and claiming a trio of second place finishes, Worthington ran away with the boys' team title at the eight-team Trojan Invitational Thursday. Worthington's Travis Pedersen had a stellar day, earning four blue ribbons. Pedersen won both the 400 meter dash (51.90) and the triple jump (39-10). He also ran key legs on the Trojan 4X200 and 4X400 relay teams, which clocked winning times of 1:35.45 and 3:39.27, respectively. "The handoffs were a key in our relay events," Pedersen said.
LUVERNE -- In March of 1967, "Penny Lane" by the Beatles was climbing the charts, as the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War continued to escalate. The Worthington High School gymnasium was the scene of lots of dramatic basketball tournament games -- hosting, as usual, the District 7 and District 8 semifinals and finals. But in '67 it was also Worthington's turn for the Region 2 tournament. In the 60's, the regional tourney -- which featured the champions of Districts 5, 6, 7 and 8 -- had been alternating between either St.
WORTHINGTON -- Going 10-2 in league play a year ago, the Southwestern United Wildcats captured the Red Rock Conference baseball title on their way to a third-place finish in the Class A state tournament. Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove went 8-4 to earn the runner-up trophy, while Murray County Central and Edgerton were each 7-5 to tie for third. Adrian (6-6), Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin (3-9) and Cedar Mountain/Comfrey (1-11) rounded out the conference standings. CM/C will not compete in the Red Rock Conference this year, so each team will play 10 league contests (two against eve
WORTHINGTON -- The beginning of April is upon us, and area track and field teams have been gearing up for the season since practice began March 12. The Red Rock Conference figures to be a competitive league once again.
WORTHINGTON -- Another Red Rock Conference track and field season is set to begin. While every team has lost some key performers, there are many returning athletes who will look to help their squads succeed this spring.
PIPESTONE -- Over most of the past decade, the Pipestone Area Arrows have been a perennial powerhouse in girls' track and field. With nine girls returning with state meet experience, PA appears to be loaded again this year. "We are looking for our girls to be real competitive," says veteran head coach Todd Tinklenberg.
LUVERNE -- Senior Ben Uphoff, who runs both hurdle races and ran a key leg on Luverne's school record-setting (3:27.23) 4 x 400 meter relay team, is the only returning member of the "Magnificent Seven" -- the group that claimed the Class A boys' state track and field championship last June at Hamline University in St.