High school roundup: Pipestone Area, Southwest Christian win Dick Davidson Invitational

Thursday, May 11 TRACK AND FIELD Dick Davidson Invitational SLAYTON -- In a tight boys finish, Pipestone Area scored 117 to runner-up Murray County Central's 114 to win the Dick Davidson Invitational on Thursday. Southwest Christian had an easier...

Thursday, May 11 TRACK AND FIELD Dick Davidson Invitational SLAYTON -- In a tight boys finish, Pipestone Area scored 117 to runner-up Murray County Central’s 114 to win the Dick Davidson Invitational on Thursday. Southwest Christian had an easier time winning the girls title, scoring 150.33 points to Pipestone Area’s 91.

Justin Kooiman was one of the stars for the Pipestone Area boys, winning both the 110-meter hurdles (15.76) and the 300-meter hurdles (42.01). The Arrows’ Tyl Woelber was his usual outstanding self in the long jump, winning in 20-08.5 -- more than two feet better than second-place Colton Taylor of Wabasso.

MCC’s Garhok Gathay won the high jump (5-6) and the triple jump (38-2). Teammate Ethan Swanson won the 100-meter race (11.44) and the 200 meters (23.52).

Chantel Groen of Southwest Christian captured three girls events, the 100 meter race (13.22), the 400 meters (1:04.14) and long jump (16-00.5). Hills-Beaver Creek’s Kourtney Rozeboom captured the weight events, winning the shot put with a 37-7.25 throw and the discus with a 103-0 toss.

Final girls team standings had Wabasso in third place with 78.33, followed by Hills-Beaver Creek with 74, Fulda 47.33, MCC 42, Westbrook-Walnut Grove and Heron Lake-Okabena each with 31, Adrian with 8 and Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 1.


For the boys, Wabasso was third with 77, followed by Southwest Christian 72, Hills-Beaver Creek 38, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 37, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 34.5, Fulda 24.5, Adrian 22, Ellsworth 12 and Heron Lake-Okabena 2.

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BASEBALL Worthington 9, Luverne 6 LUVERNE -- Easton Sauerbrei earned the victory on the mound, had a pair of hits and drove in two runs as Worthington defeated Luverne.

Sauerbrei allowed two earned runs in five innings. Logan Huisman threw an inning and Tucker Sorenson had three strikeouts to close out the game.

Huisman added two hits and two RBI.

Manny Dominguez had a hit and drove in two runs, while Shawn Hurley, Sorenson, Eli Gaul, Tyler Linder and Eric Heidebrink each had a hit.

The Trojans (12-5) hosts Adrian today.


Worthington 020 052 0 -- 9 9 6

Luverne 000 006 0 -- 6 5 5

Adrian 1, MCC 0 SLAYTON -- It was a pitching duel between Adrian’s Alex Loosbrock and Murray County Central’s Brady Kremer.

But in the end, a second-inning run was the difference for the Dragons in a narrow victory.

Nate Lonneman had two hits for the Dragons, while Landon Rogers  and Loosbrock each had a hit. Skylar Polzine drove in the lone run.

Loosbrock had 11 strikeouts and allowed two hits, while Kremer had eight strikeouts in a complete-game effort.

Adrian 010 000 0 -- 1 8 0

Murray County Central 000 000 0 -- 0 2 2


RRC/W-WG 12, MLA/C 7 LAMBERTON -- Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove earned at least a share of the Red Rock Conference championship with a victory over Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey.

Mitchell Willhite earned the win on the mound. He allowed two earned runs  and had five strikeouts in six and one-third innings.

Cole Pankonin was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and five RBI to lead RRC/W-WG (11-3, 8-1). Jordan Martius was 2-for-2, while Taylor Bunting was 2-for-5 and drove in a run.

MLA/C was led by Levi Stoesz, who had a two-run double. Dylan Hillesheim had a hit and drove in a run.

MLA/C 002 200 3 -- 7 6 4

Red Rock Central/W-WG 003 423 x -- 12 11 5

Marshall 7, Pipestone Area 5 PIPESTONE -- Pipestone Area jumped out to an early lead, but Marshall rallied back for a two-run victory.

Mason Penske earned the victory for the Tigers as he struck out six in seven innings.

Jacob Hess and Ryan Landmark each had two hits and drove in two runs for Marshall.

Isaiah Brynes had two hits for the Arrows.

Marshall 013 111 0 -- 7 7 2

Pipestone Area 210 020 0 -- 5 7 1

HL-O 3, E/SWC 2 HERON LAKE -- Scoring three runs from third base off of either errors or wild pitches, Heron Lake-Okabena edged Edgerton/Southwest Christian in a tight Red Rock Conference contest.

The Flying Dutchmen moved a runner to third base in both the sixth and seventh innings, threatening to tie the score. But the Wildcats registered back-to-back strikeouts to end the sixth and tagged a runner out on a close play at the plate in the seventh for the second out of that frame.

David Volk pitched the first four innings for HL-O (3-11, 3-6) and allowed two runs on two hits and four walks, while striking out eight and earning the victory. Logan Knutson pitched the last three innings, striking out four and walking none, while giving up a pair of hits.

Ethan Becker (1-for-2) scored two of HL-O's runs and Andrew Madsen (1-for-2) scored the other. Dylan Johanning also had a hit for the Wildcats.

Tannan Groen and Dayne Niemeyer each had singles and scored for E/SWC, while Jacob Van Dam and Jaden Bloemendaal also had hits for the Dutchmen.

Josh Agresto pitched six-plus innings for the E/SWC, recording four strikeouts.

E/SWC 000 110 0 -- 2   4   3

HL-O 102  000 x -- 3   3   1


SOFTBALL MCC 15, Adrian 2 ADRIAN -- Taking advantage of 10 Adrian errors, Murray County Central disposed of the Dragons in five innings.

Brooklyne Miller scored two runs and Amanda Muecke tripled for the Rebels. Muecke was the winning pitcher.

Devin Dreesen and Avery Balster pitched for Adrian. Balster had a good day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs.

Murray County Central 346 11 -- 15 4 0

Adrian 000 11 -- 2 4 10

RRC/W-WG  at MLA/C MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove and Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey split a conference doubleheader.

In the first game, RRC/W-WG won 3-2 before MLA/C took the nightcap, 17-6.

In Game 1, Hannah Stevenson earned the victory. She allowed two runs on five hits and had five strikeouts. Molly Carnell took the loss. She allowed one earned run and had nine strikeouts.

Haley Simonson had two hits for the Falcons, while Sophie Bellig had two hits and drove in run. Brittany Bierl had two hits and drove in a run. Meghan Shannon had two this.

Carnell had two hits, while Taylor Naas and Amber Eishen each had an RBI for MLA/C.

In the second game, Carnell earned the victory. She allowed three earned runs and had two strikeouts. Margo Stoesz led the Wolverines with two hits and three RBI, while Carnell had two hits and drove in two. Jaelin Renquist had three hits, while Merideth Sues (three runs scores), Naas and Destiny Sybounheuan each drove in two runs. Jordan Boldt scored three times.

Kaitlyn Rindfleisch had a hit and two RBI, while Shannon added a hit and two RBI for the Falcons.   

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 001 100 1 -- 3 9 2

Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey  000 000 2 -- 2 5 2


Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey 700 343 -- 17 17 2

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 100 050 -- 6 8 4

E/SWC 22, HL-O 9 EDGERTON -- Host Edgerton/Southwest Christian scored seven runs in the first inning and 11 in the second en route to a one-sided five-inning triumph over Heron Lake-Okabena.

Olivia Veldkamp, Emily Nerem, Jaidyn Henstra, Kailyn Jasper and Jordyn Smit all had two hits for the Flying Dutchmen, who improved to 14-3. Veldkamp connected for a home run. Jenstra had three RBIs and Smit had two.

Gabby Buckridge went the distance on the pitcher’s rubber for the Dutch, allowing four earned runs. She walked four and struck out four.

Faith Kazemba took the loss for HL-O.

Heron Lake-Okabena 004 50 -- 9 7 7

Edgerton/SWC 7(11)3 1x -- 22 20 3

PA at JCC JACKSON -- Pipestone won both legs of a doubleheader with Jackson County Central 8-0.

Mandi Miller was 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs and a run in Game 1 for the Arrows, while Tiffany Evans was 2-for-3 and scored twice.

Bailey Berkner was 2-for-3 for the Huskies in the game.

Pipestone Area’s Blaney Johnson got the win and allowed only one hit in Game 2.

Shelby Bloemendaal was 2-for-2 with two runs, 2 RBIs and a home run for PA, while Mandi Miller hit a solo home run, and Abby Hollingsworth was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

Pipestone Area 105 020 0 -- 8 9

Jackson County Central 000 000 0 -- 0 3


Jackson County Central 000 000 0 -- 0 1

Pipestone Area 100 142 x -- 8 9

Windom Area 6, St. James 3 WINDOM -- Maurissa Isaacs hit a two-run home run and Ellie Maricle allowed no earned runs to lead Windom Area past St. James.

Maricle struck out six in seven innings.

Shelby Erickson was 2-for-4 with a triple for the Eagles (12-6), while Sydney Erickson was 3-for-3 with a double. Maricle added a hit and two RBI.  

St. James 200 100 0 -- 3 7 1

Windom Area 031 020 x -- 6 9 3

GOLF WHS at Buffalo Lake BUFFALO LAKE -- Playing at Oakdale Golf Club -- the same course that will host the section tournament later this year -- Worthington finished fourth in a 10-team tournament.

Minnewaska shot a 341 to take the team title, while Morris Area was second with a 369. Luverne had a 383 and Worthington carded a 385.

Minnewaska’s Ashlyn Guggisberg was the medalist with a 76, while teammate Madelyn McGinty was second with an 83.

Shiori Legate from Morris Area was third with an 85. Worthington’s Anneke Weg fired an 87 to finish fourth.

New Ulm’s Abbey Frauenholtz and Luverne’s Hailey Remme finished fifth and sixth, respectively with an 89.

After Weg’s 87, Madelyn Odell had a 95, Maggie Putnam had a 100 and Bailey Weg fired a 103.

“We are continually improving this year, which is great,” WHS head coach Paul Barduson said. “I really think the girls can keep improving going into sections.”

The Trojans host Redwood Valley today.

HL-O at Fulda FULDA -- Cory Renneke shot a medalist’s round of 38 strokes to lead Fulda to a 168-211 win over Heron Lake-Okabena in the boys’ standings, and the Raiders’ Amber Breuker struck a 45 to become the girls’ medalist.

HL-O carded a 224 in the girls’ event. Fulda was incomplete.

Payton Marquardt had a 40, Brandon Everett a 44 and Joe Fischer a 46 to help the Fulda boys. For HL-O, Ben Sheldahl had a 46, Isaiah Schmid a 54, Ethan Untiedt a 55 and Kaleb Sydnes a 56.

Emily Schroer and Lynneigh Vrooman had 48s for the Raider girls. Heron Lake-Okabena was led by Brooke Freking with 52. Lexi Reusch had a 55, Sarah Madsen a 57 and Sam Freking a 60.

BOYS TENNIS St. James 7, Worthington 0

  1. JAMES -- St. James won all four singles and swept the doubles matches in a victory over Worthington.

“I thought we played smart points and we were patient,” WHS head coach Mike Marquardt said. “St James has a strong team and played aggressively. We responded well but we're unable to get them out of the driver’s seat.”
Worthington’s Blaine Doeden lost 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, while Kyle Janssen lost 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. At No. 3 singles, Sully Merrigan lost 6-3, 6-4, while Kipton Jensen lost 6-1, 6-3 at No. 4 singles.

In doubles, Pokway Taw and Cade Lindner lost 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1. The team of Ryan Newman and Carter Ponto lost 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles. Max Langerud and Lam Pham lost 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles for the Trojans.

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