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MILFORD, Iowa — Among some tough competition, the Harris-Lake Park boys took seventh place Monday at the Okoboji Invitational. The Wolves’ top individual performance was a 41-foot, 3-inch leap by Skylar Cudmore, giving him third place in the triple jump. Cale Hellinga and Darin Hesebeck added fifth-place individual finishes to the effort. Sibley-Ocheydan girls took fifth place with 57 team points, highlighted by a new school record in the 4x100-meter relay. Tayler Wasmund, Jada Carlson, Erin Swenson and Erin Schwarzkopf ran it in 51.57 seconds to set a new Generals pace.
WINDOM — Dominic Freese outduelled Sam Huska to lead his Pipestone Area baseball team to a 5-0 win over Windom Area Friday, but the Eagles came back in the nightcap to prevail by the same 5-0 score. Freese allowed just four hits over seven innings in the opener and the Arrows touched Huska, one of the area’s top prep hurlers, for nine hits over six and a third-innings. Austin Moeller, Freese and Bayley Colemer all had two hits for Pipestone Area. In the second game, Taylor Quiring turned in a dominant mound performance for the Eagles, going the full seven and allowing only two PA safeties.
MARSHALL — Pipestone Area rode the stellar pitching of Shelby Bloemendaal to a 5-0 shutout softball victory over conference foe Marshall on Friday. Bloemendaal tossed seven impressive innings for the Arrows, striking out three and walking none. Tayla Sysavath and Tiffany Evans each went 2-for-3 on the night and Taylor Nesvold went 2-for-4 to lead the Pipestone bats. Pipestone Area improves to 8-0 on the season and will face Edgerton/Southwest Christian on Tuesday. R H E PA 100 002 2 — 5 8 0 Marshall 000 000 0 — 0 4 1 Lakeview 6, Adrian 5 ELLSWORTH — The Lakeview Lakers
REDWOOD FALLS — A hit, two walks and an error spelled the end of a big comeback and a winning streak for Worthington. The Trojans stormed all the way back from being down 7-1 early in Thursday’s game against Redwood Valley to knot it at 7-all in the top of the seventh. The Cardinals worked a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the inning to steal an 8-7 victory and snap a four-game road winning streak for WHS. “The boys rallied and came back,” Worthington coach Stacy Sauerbrei said.
JACKSON — Host Jackson County Central swept Luverne 6-0 and 15-8 in a high school softball doubleheader Thursday, as Moira Carlson went 4-for-4 at the plate in the second game. Kelsey Kannenberg threw a 1-hitter in the first game for JCC, striking out 12 batters. JCC secured only six hits against Luverne’s Ariel DeBeer but got a home run from Carlson, who was 1-for-3 in the game. The Huskies pounded out 11 hits in the second game. Jadin Bezdicek and Bailey Schneekloth helped the cause with two hits apiece.
EDGERTON — The bats came alive for Worthington Monday. Playing on the road against Edgerton/Southwest Christian, WHS took advantage of two home runs en route to a 16-1 victory. Carson Hagen had two hits, including a grand slam, and drove in five runs to lead WHS (5-2). Roque Soto had two hits, including a three-run home run. Trevor Wietzema also had two hits for the Trojans, who had 12 hits as a team in the game. “We continued to have a good approach at the plate,” WHS head coach Stacy Sauerbrei said. “It’s the cliché that hitting is contagious, and it certainly is, as is lack of hitting.
FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals routed the Cardinals of Luverne by a score of 13-2 on Monday evening in Fairmont. Jordan Ehlert picked up the win for Fairmont. Tieryn Arens came up with two doubles and a single for a total of three hits on the night. Payton Walser knocked two singles for the Cardinals. For Luverne, Kaitlyn Roberts took the loss on the mound in one inning of work, allowing seven runs.
ADRIAN — In a thrilling Red Rock Conference baseball matchup on Tuesday evening in Adrian, the Dragons took down the Flying Dutchmen of Edgerton/Southwest Christian by a final score of 7-6. Adrian was leading in the top of the seventh inning with one out when Edgerton collected two singles. Luke Nibbelink strode to the plate with Logan Rogers pitching for the Dragons.
EDGERTON — Edgerton/Southwest Christian defeated Adrian in high school softball Tuesday, 11-5, courtesy of strong team batting and timely run-producing. Tianna Top picked up the win for the Flying Dutchmen, striking out eight and walking three. Hope Veldkamp and Liz Buckridge each went 3-for-4, with Veldkamp picking up an RBI and Buckridge tallying two RBIs. Savanah Tinklenberg (RBI), Tanner Gunnink (2 RBI), Jenny Nelson (2 RBI), Kameron Kroh (3 RBI) each blasted two hits. For the Dragons, Devin Dreesen pitched and absorbed a loss.
PIPESTONE — Two early runs had Pipestone Area in the lead for quite a while Tuesday, but then the wheels came off. Canby scored four runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to go up 8-2 and the Arrows couldn’t recover. They dropped their nonconference season opener 9-3. It started out well for the home team. Boyer Bouman walked and stole second. He eventually wheeled around to score the game’s first run.