High school sports wrapup: WHS golfers shine on cold Friday

Friday, April 28 GOLF HL-O at Worthington WORTHINGTON -- Cold weather at the Worthington Country Club didn't seem to bother the Trojans golf teams on Friday. Both the boys and girls squads shot their season's best in a double victory over visitin...

Friday, April 28 GOLF HL-O at Worthington WORTHINGTON -- Cold weather at the Worthington Country Club didn’t seem to bother the Trojans golf teams on Friday.

Both the boys and girls squads shot their season’s best in a double victory over visiting Heron Lake-Okabena. The boys carded a 156 to HL-O’s 234, and the girls had a 190 compared to HL-O’s 237.

Four Worthington boys shared medalist honors with 39 strokes -- Ben Koepsell, Jake Prunty, Nathoe Vorasane and Nick Weg. For the girls, Anneke Weg shot a medalist round of 42.

“They’re all minimizing their misses. That’s huge in golf,” co-coach Paul Barduson said. “Anneke was one swing away from breaking 40. She had a quadruple bogey on her last hole (going out of bounds.”

Bailey Weg shot a 45, Madelyn Odell a 51 and McKenna Prunty a 52.


Isiah Schmid led the Wildcat boys with a 53. Ethan Koep had a 59.

Samantha Freking had a 56 for the HL-O girls, and teammate Lexy Ruesch had a 59.

The Worthington JV boys shot a 178 on Friday.

JCC at RRC SANBORN -- Abby Benson shot a 39 and Scott Flatebo a 42 to lead Jackson County Central over Red Rock Central.

The Huskies outscored the RRC girls 206-236 and the boys outshot their hosts 1818-239.

Regan Farmer and Julia Bohl carded 53 and 54, respectively, for the JCC girls. Maria Johnson had a 52 for RRC and teammate Hannah DeCock had a 54.

Austin Haar (46), Carter Olson (46) and Zach Poelaert (47) aided the JCC boys effort. Jaden Prechel shot a 56 to lead the RRC boys, and Derek Werner came in at 57.

BASEBALL Worthington 4, Fairmont 1 FAIRMONT -- The Worthington Trojans scored four runs in the sixth inning to defeat Fairmont.


Austin Svalland led off the inning with a hit to start the rally. Easton Sauerbrei had the big hit in the inning, a two-run home run.

Meanwhile, Tucker Sorenson took care of everything on the pitcher’s mound. He went the distance on a one-hitter, walking two and striking out two.

“He was in command of the strike zone the whole way,” said WHS head coach Stacy Sauerbrei. “He was hitting hit spot. His off-speed stuff was really good.”

Eli Gaul collected a double for the Trojans.

Collin Steuber was the losing pitcher.

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Windom Area 2, PA 1 WINDOM -- Host Windom Area edged Pipestone Area 2-1, scoring a single run in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie.


Kobe Lovell and Luke Gilbertson combined on the pitcher’s mound for Windom Area, with Gilbertson the winning pitcher. He allowed just one hit in four innings of work and struck out nine while walking nobody.

Noah Kloss had two hits for the Eagles. Garrett Ploeger had two for Pipestone Area.

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Sleepy Eye 4, RRC/W-WG 2 LAMBERTON -- Jacob Berg pitched four innings and picked up the win as Sleepy Eye defeated Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove.

Skyler Reddemann took the loss for RRC/W-WG, which fell to 7-3 with the setback.

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JCC 4, Redwood Valley 1 REDWOOD FALLS -- Ryan Christopher went 3-for-4 at the plate and picked up the mound win as Jackson County Central outplayed Redwood Valley.

Christopher hurled six innings and allowed just four hits. Keegan Klontz pitched the last inning.

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MCC 11, T-M-B 1 SLAYTON -- A six-run first inning propelled Murray County Central past Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.

Kellan Johnson threw all five innings for the Rebels. He allowed one run on two hits while striking out 12.

Nate Everson had three hits for MCC, while Matt McNab had two hits. Brady Woldt, Brady Kramer and Justin Benda each drove in two runs for the Rebels.

Jake Tauer had a hit for T-M-B.

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Murray County Central 610 13 -- 11 9 1

SOFTBALL MLA 7, Springfield 3 MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Winning their fifth game in a row, Mountain Lake Area received a solid pitching performance from Molly Carnell, who surrendered just five hits over seven innings while striking out five.

Carnell, Taylor Naas, Hailey Pidde and Amber Eischen each collected a pair of hits, Naas and Eischen doubled.

Mountain Lake Area is 5-3 on the season.

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Mountain Lake Area 110 122 x -- 7 11 3

RRC/W-WG 4, T-M-B 3 SANBORN -- Shea Lanoue belted a three-run home run in the third inning for Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, but it wasn’t enough as Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove earned a one-run victory.

Hannah Stevenson was the winning pitcher. She went the full seven innings and gave up just three hits, walking three and striking out seven.

Lanoue took the loss.

RRC/W-WG scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. The run was scored when, with a runner on second base, a bunt hit was secured and on a collision at first base the base runner wheeled around third.

Stevenson had two hits and an RBI for RRC/W-WG. Kaitlyn Rindfleisch doubled and Theresa Merrick had an RBI.

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TRACK AND FIELD MLA Invite MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Murray County Central’s boys and girls track and field teams both finished first at the Mountain Lake Area Invite on Friday. The boys scored 164, while the girls scored 115.

On the girls side, MLA finished second (95), Cedar Mountain finished third (89), Heron Lake-Okabena finished third (85), St. James finished fifth (84) and Westbrook-Walnut Grove finished sixth (54).

On the boys side, MLA finished second (161), St. James finished third (99), Westbrook-Walnut Grove finished fourth (60), Cedar Mountain finished fifth (45) and Heron Lake-Okabena finished sixth (17).

MCC’s Ethan Swanson placed first in three events, winning the 100 meters in a time of 11.54 seconds, the 200 meters (23.77) and the 4x100 where he was joined by Garhok Gatchay, Zach Aanenson and Dakota Thunderhawk (48.18).

MLA’s Emily Jahnke won the 100-meter hurdles (18.04) and the 300-meter hurdles (52.53).

For complete results from the meet, visit

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