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High school sports roundup: St. James Area softball team wins in a rout

MOUNTAIN LAKE - It was all St. James Area in Mountain Lake Friday, as the Saints pounded the Wolverines 13-0 in five innings in a high school softball game.

MOUNTAIN LAKE - It was all St. James Area in Mountain Lake Friday, as the Saints pounded the Wolverines 13-0 in five innings in a high school softball game.

Kayla Hanson, Brooklyn Mickelson and Nora Schmidt all collected three hits apiece as St. James Area had 11 as a team, and Mickelson allowed MLA just one hit overall.

Mickelson and Schmidt each hit a home run for the winners.

Hailey Pidde had the Wolverines’ only hit, a double.

St. James Area 425 20x -- 13 11 2

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Mountain Lake Area 000 00 -- 0 1 4

GOLF Sleepy Eye at RRC SANBORN -- Ben Laffen blistered the course with a 33 to lead Sleepy Eye to a 158-244 victory over Red Rock Central in boys competition, and Bailey Rutscher carded a 45 as the Sleepy Eye girls won 211-220.

Caleb Christiansen also broke 40 for the Sleepy Eye boys, with a 39. Logan Netzke had a 41.

For RRC, Cade Bittner led with 59 and teammates Jaden Prechel and Justin Klabunde each had 60. Alex Thillen had a 65.

Carley Baumann (51) and Maria Johnson (53) paced the RRC girls. Hannah DeCock had a 56 and Abby Meier a 60.

St. James at Windom Area WINDOM -- Sam Diemer shot a 39 and Paige Pigman came in with a 40 for the Windom Area Eagles in a match with St. James Area. The WA boys totaled 192 strokes and the girls totaled 205. St. James Area was incomplete.

Parker Alvstad (46) and Jackson Roll (49) aided the WA boys’ efforts. Clay Winrich led St. James Area with a 45.

For the Windom Area girls, Hallie Will chimed in with a 47.

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Luverne at JCC JACKSON -- Luverne’s Madison Crabtree and Jackson County Central’s Abby Benson shared medalist honors in the girls’ competition Friday, but it was Luverne that came out on top in the team score, 197-207.

Hailey Remme carded a 48 and Jenna Zewiske a 52 for the Cardinal girls. Julia Bohl (49) broke 50 for JCC.

The Huskies fared much better in the boys event as Scott Flatebo (39), Jack Brinkman (42), Austin Haar (42) and Alec Kocak (44) had solid days. JCC prevailed 167-202.

Coy Gonnerman and Carter Stemper both had 44s for Luverne.

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