Monday sports roundup: E/SWC beats Cathedral in battle of state-ranked softball teams

Monday high school sports roundup: Softball E/SWC 8, New Ulm Cathedral 3 EDGERTON -- In a matchup of two state-ranked teams, Edgerton/Southwest Christian jumped out to a 4-0 first-inning lead and never looked back in a victory over New Ulm Cathedral.

Monday high school sports roundup:



E/SWC 8, New Ulm Cathedral 3

EDGERTON -- In a matchup of two state-ranked teams, Edgerton/Southwest Christian jumped out to a 4-0 first-inning lead and never looked back in a victory over New Ulm Cathedral.


Entering the day, the Greyhounds are ranked sixth in the state, while the Flying Dutchmen are at No. 8.

Sierra Van Dyke was dominant in the circle. In seven innings of work, she scattered eight hits, allowed one earned run and struck out 11.

At the plate, Jazzy Prins was 4-for-4 with two doubles, two singles, three RBIs and two runs scored. Gabby Buckridge was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while Jessa Nibbelink was 2-for-4 with two runs and two stolen bases. Hannah Nerem had two hits, scored twice and drove in two, while Liz Prins had two hits. Van Dyke helped her own cause with a two-run double.

E/SWC improved to 5-2 with the victory.   

New Ulm Cathedral 001 200 0 -- 3 8 1

E/SWC 402 110 x -- 8 14 1


PA 10-14, St. James 0-3


PIPESTONE -- Pipestone Area took two from visiting St. James Area, 10-0 in six innings and 14-3 in five.

Adrianna Johnson pitched a complete game in the opener, walking one and striking out eight and allowing just four hits. Kaitlyn Draper was 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs, and teammates Paige Ahrendt and Mari Taubert both had a pair of hits.

Madison Bray went 2-for-3 for St. James Area.

In the second game, Jessa Reinhart got the pitching victory after scattering six hits with a walk and four strikeouts. Mandi Miller and Taubert each had two hits and drove in two runs. Carmen Skyberg went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for the Arrows.

Bray went 2-for-2.

Pipestone Area is 7-1 on the season.

First game

St. James Area 000 000 -- 0 4 1


Pipestone Area 100 54x -- 10 14 0

Second game

Pipestone Area 116 33 -- 14 14 0

St. James Area 102 00 -- 3 6 3



Pipestone Area 5, Adrian 2

ADRIAN -- Adrian’s comeback attempt fell just short as Pipestone Area held on for a non-conference victory.

Reid Homann earned the victory for the Arrows. He threw six and one-third innings, allowed one run on two hits and struck out nine. Isaiah Brynes threw the final two outs.

Offensively, Brynes had a hit and scored a run, while Lucas Winter had a hit and drove in a run.

Six players saw time on the mound for the Dragons.

Ian Stamer had two hits, while Nathan Rahe had a hit and drove in a run. Brent Hokeness had a hit and drove in a run, while Brandon Schnoor had a hit and scored a run.

Pipestone Area 020 102 0 -- 5 3 2

Adrian 000 000 2 -- 2 5 5

Fairmont 8, Luverne 2

Luverne 11, Springfield 1

LUVERNE -- Fairmont defeated Luverne 8-2, but Luverne bounced back later with an 11-1 win over Springfield.

Joey Flohrs was the winning pitcher in the first game, as he scattered eight Luverne hits. Isaiah Bartels surrendered three runs and Quinn Buss five for Luverne.

Colby Crabtree and Gaige Nath both went 2-for-2 for Luverne.

In the second game, Jake Haugen got the mound win for Luverne. Isaac Fink took the loss.

Derek Lundgren went 3-for-4 for Luverne and Bartels rapped a double.




W-WG Triangular

WESTBROOK -- Cory Renneke continued his solid play for the Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda golf team with a medalist round of 40 in Monday’s triangular.

Renneke and the Coyote boys team finished with a team score of 178, while Adrian had a 189. Westbrook-Walnut Grove was incomplete.

On the girls side, Adrian had a 215, while the Chargers and Coyotes were incomplete.

After Renneke, Payton Marquardt scored a 44, Joe Fischer carded a 46 and Ethan Koep and Jaxson Tiesler each had a 48.

Adrian’s Brock Henning shot a 45, while Landon Runia had a 47, Logan Nogasek carded a 48 and Easton Braun finished with a 49.

Brady Ross led W-WG with a 45.

Brittany Erickson had a medalist round of 47 for the Charger girls, while Halle Steen scored a 51.

HL-O/F’s Sam Freking had a 55 to lead the Coyotes.

Adrian was led by Annika Elias, who had a 49. Gracia Elias scored a 54, Josi Altman had a 55 and Madelyn Odell carded a 57.


JCC vs Luverne

JACKSON -- Jack Brinkman and Regan Farmer each won medalist honors to lead the Jackson County Central boys and girls golf teams to victories.

Brinkman and the boys had a 170 compared to Luverne’s 193. Farmer and the JCC girls had a 220 to edge the Cardinals’ 223.

Brinkman had a 39, while teammates Scott Flatebo and Dan Eggink each had a 43. Austin Haar carded a 45.

Luverne was led by Henry Hartquist’s 46. Jack Golla had a 48, Carter Stemper finished with a 49 and Cooper Arends and Colton Schutz each had a 50.

Farmer’s 51 was followed by Ava Brinkman and Sydney Sadusky, who each had a 56. Neleh Hash finished with a 57.

Luverne was led by McCall Stegenga’s 53. Anna Huisman shot a 56, while Paige Sandbulte and Morgan Gonnerman each had a 57.

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