Tuesday high school sports roundup:
LUVERNE -- It’s still early in the season, but Worthington’s Nick Weg was in mid-season form Tuesday in a high school golf outing against Luverne.
Weg shot a 2-under par 34.
“The putter is working. Ten putts over the nine,” said the senior. “Had three birdies and one bogey. The bogey was on the first hole.”
Worthington’s boys defeated host Luverne 171 to 194. The Trojan girls also won, 192-202.
The Trojan girls’ Bailey Weg shot a season’s-best 42 for medalist honors.
On the boys’ side, Weg was supported by 45s from Lucas Boever and Preston Thavixay. Logan Powers had a 47. For Luverne, Carter Stemper shot a 44, Henry Hartquist a 48, Jack Golla a 51 and Colton Schutz a 51.
Maggie Putnam carded a 46 for the Worthington girls while Lillie Mahlberg had a 48 and Syria Freimuth a 56. Luverne’s McCall Stegenga and Morgan Gonerman both had 49s, while Paige Sandbulte had a 51 and Anna Huisman a 53.BEA at JCC
BLUE EARTH -- With four scores in the 30s, the Blue Earth Area boys defeated Jackson County Central 146-164.
On the girls side, the Huskies won by a three-stroke margin, 204-207.
For the BEA boys, Manning Lane was the medalist with a 35. Ashton Lloyd (36), Braden Gudahl (37) and Hunter Spencer (38) all had scoring rounds.
JCC was led by Jack Brinkman’s 39. Alec Kocak scored a 41 and Austin Haar and Carter Olson each had a 42.
On the girls side, BEA’s Mateja Lane was the medalist with a 41.
The Huskies were led by Regan Farmer and Megan Gallagher, who each had a 50. Sydney Sadusky and Neleh Hash each had a 52.Softball Worthington 19-13, Marshall 9-6
WORTHINGTON -- The bats produced for the Trojans, who drilled visiting Marshall 19-9 in the first game of a doubleheader and won 13-6 in the nightcap, which was called in the sixth inning due to darkness.
Hailey Cauwels was 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs, Kami Bird was 3-for-4 with two runs and six RBIs. Sydney Ponto was 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs. Stephie Bauman was 2-for-3 with three runs scored. And Payton Sauerbrei was 2-for-2 with two runs and RBIs.
In the second game, Haley Grimmius was 4-for-4 with two runs and seven RBIs. She hit three doubles in the contest.
Sauerbrei was 4-for-4 with four runs and an RBI. Ponto was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Cauwels had a hit and scored four times.
Grimmius went the distance on the pitcher’s rubber to win the first game, with two walks and seven strikeouts. Ponto pitched the second game, walking one and striking out five.
Marshall’s Shelby Versaevel hit a three-run home run in the first game.MLA/C 13, HL-O/F 0
MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey was in complete control of Heron Lake Okabena/ Fulda Tuesday night. Molly Carnell went 4-innings, allowing two hits, and striking out eight. Brooke Naas pitched one inning, with two strikeouts. Rylie Tollefson went 2-for-4 with three RBIs for the Wolverines. Taylor Naas went 1-for-1 with two RBIs, and Brooke went 1-for-3, with two RBIs.
Hannah Kazemba went four innings, walking 11, and striking out seven. Taylor Habermann went 1-for-2 batting for the Wildcats.Pipestone 7-8, Luverne 3-5
LUVERNE -- Adrianna Johnson pitched seven innings, struck out four, and walked zero in the first game for Pipestone Area. Rylee Olson was the losing pitcher for Luverne, going all seven innings, with six strikeouts, and five earned runs.
Mandi Miller went 2-for-3 with an RBI, Kaitlyn Draper went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Mara Taubert went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Arrows.
Olson went 1-for-4 with a homerun in the first, and Billi Connel went 2-for-4 for the Cardinals in game one.
Jessa Reinhert started game two for the Arrows, going five innings, allowing seven hits, and two walks. Johnson pitched in relief, going two innings, allowing three hits with one strikeout.
Olson pitched five innings allowing four runs, seven hits, and two strikeouts. Halle Hough pitched one inning in relief, allowing no hits.
Miller went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, Draper went 1-for-3 with a home run.
Olsent went 2-for-2 for the Cardinals, and Connell went 2-for-4.JCC 6-7, Windom Area 3-2
JACKSON -- Jackson County Central used solid pitching and timely hitting to earn a sweep over Windom Area.
In Game 1, JCC’s Blaney Johnson did not allow an earned run in seven innings. She walked one and struck out three. Offensively, Mackenzie Moss scored three times and had two RBIs, while Johnson drove in three runs. Mady Hamlett was 2-for-2 and Abagail Turner scored twice.
For the Eagles, Kaitlee Huska, Reegan Elder, Shelby Erickson and Paige Vancura each had two hits. Vancura drove in two runs.
In the nightcap, JCC’s Ashely Hinrichs allowed just two runs on six hits to earn the victory. The Huskies were led by Moss, Keylee Rossow and Jordann Schneekloth, who all had three hits. Heinrichs added two hits. Rossow also scored twice.
Elder led the Eagles with two hits, while Huska and Allison Letcher each drove in a run.Baseball HL-O/F 2, MLA/C 0
OKABENA -- Eli Fest went seven innings for Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda, allowing one hit, zero walks, and eight strikeouts. Brett Willaby, the losing pitcher for Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey, pitched five innings, allowing four hits, two walks, and nine strikeouts.
Fest went 2-for-2 for the Wildcats, and Andrew Madsen went 1-for-3 scoring both HL-O/F runs.Luverne 5-18 RV 2-2
LUVERNE -- Quinn Buss started game 1 for Luverne going three innings, allowing two runs. Jake Haugen pitched in relief, going four innings, striking out four, and allowing zero runs. Kyle Lechner was the losing pitcher for Redwood Valley, going five innings and allowing four runs, six hits, and three strikeouts.
Bryant Haas went 1-for-3 for Redwood Valley, and Brennen Sander went 1-for-3 as well. For Luverne, Colby Crabtree went 2-for-4, and Mark Sterrett went 2-for-3.
Luverne used four pitchers in game 2. Luverne’s offense couldn’t be stopped, scoring 18 runs, on 17 hits. Jade Smith went 2-for-3, Haugen went 2-for-2, Ben Serie went 3-for-4, Crabtree went 2-for-2, and Sterrett went 2-for-3. Kyle Lechner went 2-for-2 with a double for Redwood Valley.Adrian 9, RRC/W-WG 8
ADRIAN -- Lance Luettel hit a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning to lead Adrian to a narrow victory over Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove.
Grant Jansma earned the victory for the Dragons. He threw two innings and did not allow a run.
Luettel had two hits and drove in four runs, while Ian Stamer had a double and a triple, scored twice and stole two bases. Jansma had a double and drove in a run. Noah Reyne drew three walks and scored three times.
For the Falcons, Mason Irlbeck was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Austin Irlbeck had two hits and drove in a run for RRC/W-WG, which scored four runs in the sixth to lead 8-7.Track Fulda Invite
SLAYTON -- Cody Willard of Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central won both sprinting events at the four-team Fulda Invitational, taking the 100 in 11.55 and the 200 in 24.19.
Three other boys won two events. Justin Clarke of Murray County Central won the 800 meters (2:16.2.3) and the 1,600 meters (5:04.12). MCC’s Aaron Johnson won the 110-meter high hurdles (16.13) and the 300-meter hurdles (45.58). Sam Cheadle of Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda won the high jump at 6-0 and the triple jump at 39-4.
On the girls’ side, Morgan Gehl of HL-O/F captured the 1600 meters (5:20.68) and the 3200 meters (11:19.9). Samantha Untiedt of HL-O/F won the 100-meter hurdles (17.71) and the 300-meter hurdles (53.62). And Kelsey DeSmith of W-WG/RRC won the high jump (4-6) and the 100-meter dash (13.74).
MCC, W-WG/RRC, HL-O/F and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton competed. No team scores were kept.