Daily Globe Sports
WORTHINGTON -- It started out about 20 years ago when the wildlife biologists determined that there was a significant number of waterfowl dying every year from lead poisoning. This research was done in the field and the results were indisputable. Different waterfowl feed on the vegetation that grows on the bottoms of lakes and streams. If one of these feeding ducks accidentally swallowed a lead pellet or two it had a better than average chance of dying from this action.
WINDOM -- Southwestern United and Murray County Central each won an elimination game Tuesday night at Island Park, staying alive in the Section 3A baseball tournament. Third-seeded MCC defeated No. 5 Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin in the opener, 12-4. Fourth-seeded SWU held on for a 7-5 victory over No. 6 Springfield in the nightcap. MCC (13-8) and SWU (10-11) square off tonight in another elimination game at 7 p.m.
ADRIAN -- It was a classic pitcher's duel at its finest Saturday in the second round of the Section 3A baseball playoffs, as the top-seeded Adrian Dragons scored the game's only run in the bottom of the seventh to defeat defending section champion and fourth-seeded Southwestern United, 1-0. Adrian (19-3) now plays second-seeded Wabasso at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Luverne. SWU (9-11) plays sixth-seeded Springfield at 7 p.m.
LUVERNE -- Winning the final event of the day Thursday -- the 4x400 meter relay -- the Pipestone Area girls won the Sub-Section 10 track and field meet by one point over their rivals to the south, the Luverne Cardinals. The Arrows totaled 174 points to edge Luverne, which had 173 points.
WINDOM -- Utilizing good depth in the field events, the Windom Eagles won the girls' team title of the Sub-Section 9 track and field meet Thursday, while Jackson County Central scored big in the day's final event -- the pole vault -- to pass up Cedar Mountain/Comfrey/Springfield to win the boys' team championship. Windom -- which won only two events -- racked up 144 points, topping CM/C/S (130½) by 13½ points. Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin (111½) edged Southwestern United (109½) for third, while JCC (91½), Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central (57) and Wabasso (50) completed the seven-tea
SLAYTON -- Murray County Central won a pair of games Tuesday, advancing to the winner's bracket semifinals of the Section 3A softball tournament. MCC, the top seed in the south, opened the day with a 15-5 victory over No. 8 Southwestern United in five innings. The Rebels then defeated fourth-seeded Adrian Area, 3-0, in a pitcher's duel. The Dragons defeated No.
LUVERNE -- Micah Boomgaarden's first career home run highlighted an eight-run third inning for Luverne Monday, propelling the Southwest Conference-champion Cardinals to an 8-3 baseball victory over the Red Rock Conference-champion Adrian Dragons at Redbird Field. Boomgaarden blasted a three-run homer to cap the scoring for the Cardinals (15-3) in the third inning, and the Luverne pitching trio of Andrew DeBoer (three innings pitched), Marc Boelman (two IP) and Caleb Bruynes (two IP) combined to strike out seven Dragons -- allowing just six hits, two walks and two hit batsmen. "It was nice to
WORTHINGTON -- Putting three golfers among the top six, the Jackson County Central Huskies won their sixth consecutive Sub-Section 9 boys' golf championship Monday at the Worthington Country Club. Windom, likewise, had three girls finish in the top six and claimed repeat team honors in the girl's meet -- shooting six strokes better than JCC. Both the JCC boys and the Windom girls will play in the Section 3A tournament at Marshall Friday. Joining the championship teams will be five additional qualifying individuals -- who will compete for the chance to participate in the state golf meet. Th
LUVERNE -- Pounding out 12 extra-base hits Friday, including four triples and a pair of towering two-run home runs from sophomore catcher Phil Paquette, the Luverne Cardinals baseball team earned a five-inning, 25-0 victory over the young visitors from Lincoln County (0-7). Paquette (3-for-3, one triple, two home runs, three runs scored, six RBIs) was one of six Cardinal batters to have a multiple-hit day.
PIPESTONE -- Sparked by a total of 11 top three places, including a one-two finish in the high jump, the Pipestone Area Arrows repeated as Southwest Conference girls' track and field champions Thursday. The Arrows racked up 140½ points to win the seven-team by 26½ points. Marshall (114) won a close battle for second over Luverne (109½) and Windom (103½). Worthington was fifth in the girls' meet with 95 points, followed by Redwood Valley (79) and Jackson County Central (54½). Redwood Valley showed its strength in the distance races and field events, as the Cardinals accumulated 192½ points