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Thursday roundup: Grimmius no-hits Fairmont, whiffs 17

Worthington’s Haley Grimmius struck out 17 batters in a 7-inning no-hitter Thursday to lead her Trojans fast-pitch softball team to a 6-1 victory over the Fairmont Cardinals.

Worthington’s Haley Grimmius struck out 17 batters in a 7-inning no-hitter Thursday to lead her Trojans fast-pitch softball team to a 6-1 victory over the Fairmont Cardinals.

Here’s a roundup of area spring sports action from Thursday:

SOFTBALL

Worthington 6, Fairmont 1

FAIRMONT -- Grimmius was in fine form on the road, walking just one and hitting two batters en route to the no-hitter. The only run she allowed began with a hit batter, who advanced and scored on passed balls.

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“Haley just pitched a terrific game, and our defense made some nice plays behind her to finish the no-hitter. It was fun to watch her pitch and a great way to get our first win of the season,” said head coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka.

On Saturday, St. Peter swept the Trojans in a doubleheader.

Hannah McNab led Worthington at the plate against Fairmont by going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Teammate Lauren Nelson was 1-for-3 and scored twice.

BASEBALL

A/E 14, MCC 4

ADRIAN -- In pounding out 12 hits against visiting Murray County Central in a five-inning game, Adrian/Ellsworth got two hits apiece from Marshall Wagner, Quinten Wolf, Evan Lenz and Dawson Krahling. Lenz drove in four runs and Wolf drove in three.

The Dragons scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning and added six more in the fourth.

Jaeden Deacan went 3-for-4 with a double for MCC.

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Lenz pitched three innings and Krahling two for Adrian/Ellsworth, with Lenz picking up the win.

Derek Kluis took the loss for MCC.

R-H-E

MCC 004 00 -- 4 7 2

A/E 602 6x -- 14 12 2

GOLF

Worthington at Fulda

FULDA -- The Worthington girls golf team defeated Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 195 to 215.

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The Trojans’ Lilly Mahlberg, a sophomore, was medalist for the meet, with a score of 44 strokes. Madison Beckmann had a 47 for WHS while teammates Tarren Spartz carded 49, Kendall Nixon 55, Ellie Weg 56 and Mia Nixon 63.

For Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda, Meakin Bang had a 47. Ellyson Bang had 51, Madelyn Koep 51, and Chrissy Hermeling 66.

Worthington also won the boys tournament, 171-180. Freshman Logan Powers shot a 36 for the Trojans. Tyler Jaycox had 40, Andrew Mulder 47, Waylon Crooks 48 and Cody Vorasane 58. Isaiah Schmid led HL-O/F with 41.

Redwood Valley at RRC

LAMBERTON -- Redwood Valley’s Conner Josephson for the boys and Julian Brown for the girls earned medalist honors with rounds of 40 and 47 strokes, respectively. The Cardinals outscored the Red Rock Central boys 184-210 and the Card girls prevailed 209-271.

Aiden Robish scored a 42 to help the Redwood boys. Justin Klabunde led the RRC boys with a 45.

Carlee Sell had the top RRC girls score, a 59.

H-BC at Luverne

LUVERNE -- The host Luverne Cardinal boys eased past Hills-Beaver Creek 167 to 200.

Leaders for LHS were Henry Hartquist with a 40, Brady Bork with 41, and Owen Sudenga and Cooper Arends both with 43.

W-WG at MCC

SLAYTON -- Lexi Herding tallied a 49 for medalist honors and Westbrook-Walnut Grove teammates Madison Martin (58), Ivy Paplow (59) and Emma Wahl (61) came in behind as the Chargers defeated Murray County Central 227-247 in girls golf action.

Ciera Tutt led MCC with a 52.

On the boys side, W-WG’s Nathan Kuehl had a 41 to lead his team to a 211-230 victory. Teammate Brady Ross stroked a 49.

Dawson Tutt had a 53 for MCC.

TRACK AND FIELD

New Ulm meet

Worthington finished in fourth place in both boys' and girls' competition at a Thursday afternoon meet in New Ulm.

Waseca (73 points) was first in the boys events, followed by Fairmont (67), Redwood Valley (47), Worthington (42) and New Ulm (27). For the girls, Fairmont took first (108.5 points), followed by Redwood Valley (60.5 points), Waseca (53), Worthington (29) and New Ulm (21).

Among the top performers for the Worthington boys were: Terbuto Ochothow (first in 110 hurdles, 17.55 seconds, and first in 300 hurdles, 46.02 seconds); Abagotte Opiew (first in triple jump, 40-11); Ofbeka Morke (first in 800 meters, 2:17.1); Jordan Melendez (second in 1600 meters, 5:01.01); Filmon Wolday (second in 3200 meters, 11:23.21); second in the 4 x 800 meter relay (9:06.65); and Charles Brands (third in high jump, 5-04).

Leading performances for the WHS girls were: Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor (first in 200 meters, 28.05 seconds); Bailey Newman (second in 200 meters, 28.54); Kadence Hyvari (second in discus, 81-06); second in 4 x 100 meter relay (55.22); third in 4 x 200 meter relay (2:07.16); third in 4 x800 meter relay (13:15.36); and Ivy Jenson (third in high jump, 14.11).

Windom Triangular

Windom had a total of 15 first-place performances, including eight by the girls and seven by the boys, during its three-team meet Thursday afternoon. The Eagles had 13 individual firsts (seven girls, six boys), along with two winning relay finishes (boys 4 x 800 and girls 4 x 200).

A total of 14 boys scored in the meet for Windom, and 10 girls contributed to the Eagles' point totals by placing among the top four in an individual event or by running on a first- or second-place relay team.

Boys winners for Windom included: Alex Altman (discus, shot put), Dylan Serreyn (triple jump, high jump), Carter Vancura (100 meters), Cameron Alm (800 meters) and the 4 x 800 meter relay team (Alm, Chance Elness, Eli Bordewyk and Aaden Nauman).

Girls winners for the Eagles were: Delaney Smith (shot put, discus), Jadyn Wormstadt (high jump), Hadley Sammons (100 meters), Lucy Stevens (200 meters), Gracie Bucher (800 meters), Kaylee Walklin (1600 meters) and the 4 x 200 meter relay team (Stevens, Sammons, Erika Lopez, Bucher).

Jackson County Central won the girls' competition with 58 points, followed by Windom with 54 and points and Pipestone Area with 46. In boys' action, Windom was first with 63 points, followed by JCC (58) and Pipestone Area (46).

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