Thursday sports roundup: Boltjes boys shine for Ellsworth in Red Rock Conference track

TRACK AND FIELD Red Rock Conference meet MOUNTAIN LAKE -- The Southwest Christian/Edgerton boys and girls won titles Thursday in the Red Rock Conference track and field meet in Mountain Lake. The SWC/E boys had 147.5 points. Murray County Central...


Red Rock Conference meet

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- The Southwest Christian/Edgerton boys and girls won titles Thursday in the Red Rock Conference track and field meet in Mountain Lake.

The SWC/E boys had 147.5 points. Murray County Central was second with 114 points, followed by Ellsworth with 102.

Meanwhile, the SWC/E girls scored 182 points to outscore runnerup MCC's 136.5.


Seven boys teams and eight girls teams competed.

Kade Boltjes and Sean Boltjes were a wrecking crew for the Ellsworth boys, with Kade winning the 100 meters (11.4), 200 meters (23.03) and the long jump (20-2.5). Sean won the 110-meter hurdles (16.08) and 300-meter hurdles (42.38).

Joshua Raak of SWC/Edgerton won two events -- the high jump (5-8) and pole vault (10-9).

Taryn Rauk of Hills-Beaver Creek captured the 100-meter dash (13.47), the 200-meter dash (27.82), the 400-meter run (1:03.12) and the long jump (15-6) on the girls’ side. Kourtney Rozeboom of H-BC won the shot put (38-6.5) and the discus (116-6). Southwest Christian/Edgerton’s Sommer Schaap won the 100-meter hurdles (16.67) and the triple jump (32-8.5).

For the complete meet results, go online at



MCC 14-16, HLO/F 3-3


SLAYTON -- Matthew Woldt picked up two victories as Murray County Central earned a sweep over Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda.

Woldt started Game 1 and threw the first inning. MCC’s Cameron Boerboom pitched four innings, giving up two hits, one earned run and striking out one. Justin Benda had three hits, scored three times and drove in two runs. Danny Blankenship had three hits, scored three times and drove in three runs. Nate Everson had two hits, while Kyler Deacon was 2-for-3 with two runs scores.

MCC took the second game by a score of 16-3. The Wildcats’ three runs came in the first inning helped on a two-run hit from Andrew Madsen.

Woldt pitched the complete five-inning game giving up four hits, one earned run and striking out two for the Rebels.

Blankenship was 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs, including a three-run triple in the third inning to tie the game. Mason Woldt was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

First Game

HLO/F 000 30 -- 3 3 2

MCC (10)02 2x -- 14 13 1


Second Game

MCC 008 17 -- 16 9 3

HLO/F 300 00 -- 3 4 4


E/SWC 14, T-M-B 0

TRACY -- Jaden Bloemendaal fired a 5-inning no-hitter as Edgerton/Southwest Christian rolled over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 14-0.

Bloemendaal, a senior, walked two and struck out five.

He also had a hit, scored two runs and drove in two. Landon Buckridge had a hit, two runs and two RBIs. Josh Agresto had three hits and three RBIs. Gabe Gilbertson, Devin Pietz and Tannen Groen all had two hits.

E/SWC 154 13 -- 14 12 1

T-M-B 000 00 -- 0 0 3


Luverne 13, Marshall 3

MINNEAPOLIS -- Luverne used an eight-run fifth inning to ease past Big South Conference rival Marshall.

Ben Serie started the game on the mound for the Cardinals, going four innings and allowing three earned runs, eights hits, and getting five strikeouts, walking six. Jack Haugen came in as a closer, going one inning, and allowing no hits.

The Cardinals’ leading batters were Tyler Reisdorfer 3-for-4, hitting a single, double, and triple, Jaxon Nelson went 2-for-3, with a double, and a single.

The Tigers’ starting pitcher was Isaac Schmidt who went four innings, and gave up seven earned runs.

Luverne will play on Saturday, May 19th against New Ulm in Luverne for the conference championship.

Marshall 200 01 -- 3 8 1

Luverne 130 18 -- 13 11 1



JCC 11, LCWM 10

JACKSON -- Kaylee Rossow had two hits and three RBIs, and Carson Schneekloth also had two hits as Jackson County Central edged Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 11-10.

The Huskies scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning for all the runs they needed.

Paige Sittig had three hits for LCWM, and Kierra Wilson had two hits.

Jordan Rogotzke and Blaney Johnson pitched for JCC, with Johnson picking up the win.

LCWM 220 410 1 -- 10 9 3

JCC 013 700 x -- 11 9 2


E/SWC 14-18, RRC/WWG 0-2

EDGERTON -- Edgerton/Southwest Christian finished off the Red Rock Conference season at 10-0 with a 14-0, 18-2 sweep of Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove. The Flying Dutchmen (14-3 overall) rained down 32 hits in the two games.

Gabby Buckridge went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the first game, and Jessa Nibbelink and Olivia Veldkamp added two hits apiece. In the second game, Nibbelink and Jasmine Jensen had three hits each, and Chynna Berning hit four doubles.

Sierra Van Dyke was the winning pitcher in the first game. Buckridge, Van Dyke and Addison Fleischman all pitched for E/SWC in the second game.

First game

RRC/WWG 000 00 -- 0 1 1

E/SWC 734 0x -- 14 12 2

Second game

E/SWC 635 4 -- 18 20 1

RRC/WWG 001 1 -- 2 2 2


MLA 8-11, Adrian 0-3

ADRIAN -- Molly Carnell had four hits and four RBIs in the first game of a doubleheader. The Wolverines won both games, 8-0 and 11-3.

Carnell was the winning pitcher in both games.

Adrian’s Avery Balster collected three hits in the opener. She was also the losing pitcher.

In the second game, Taylor Naas, Lexi Toll and Riley Tollefson each had a pair of safeties for the Wolverines.

First game

Adrian 000 000 0 -- 0 7 2

MLA 101 033 x - 8 13 2

Second game

MLA 405 101 0 -- 11 13 1

Adrian 000 030 0 -- 3 9 2


New Ulm 1, Pipestone Area 3

PIPESTONE -- Shelby Bloemendaal had great command on her pitches for Pipestone Area. Bloemendaal pitched the complete seven innings, striking out four and walking no one.

The Arrows’ leading batter was Bloemendaal, who went 2-for-3. Morgyn Carson went 1-for-3, and Logan Winter went 1-for-2 with a RBI.

The Eagles’ pitcher was Ashlyn Donner who pitched six innings.

New Ulm’s batting leader was Madison Portner, who went 2-for-3.

New Ulm 000 001 0 -- 1 7 3

Pipestone Area 00 003 0 -- 3 5 1


Windom Area 10, HLO/F 0

WINDOM -- Windom Area beat non-conference Heron Lake Okabena/Fulda.

Ellie Maricle pitched a spectacular complete game no-hitter, walking two and striking out seven.

The Eagles’ batting leaders were Shelby Erickson who went 1-for-3, with a triple and 2 RBIs, Jenna Brockmann who went 1-for-3 with 3 RBIs, and Paige Vancura who went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs.

HLO/F 000 00 -- 0 0 2

Windom Area 640 0x - 10 9 0


RRC Triangular

SANBORN -- Springfield eased to a girls golf victory in the Red Rock Conference Triangular, scoring 185 points as Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda had 217 and RRC 235. For the boys, Springfield had 162, HL-O/F 192, Mountain Lake Area 214 and RRC 222.

Makenna Winkelmann of Springfield carded 42 for girls medalist honors. Teammates Makenzie Lothert and Lacole Weisensel both had 47s.

Carley Bauman led RRC with a 48. Lynneigh Vrooman of  HL-O/F shot a 50.

Springfield’s Maverick Winkelman was the boys medalist with a 37, and teammate Mason Kretsch had a 39.

HL-O/F was led by Cory Renneke with a 41. Maleak Stewart paced MLA with a 48. Tyler Horning led RRC with a 51.


Adrian at MCC

SLAYTON -- Tyler Groves and Abby Hamman of Murray County Central were medalists as the Rebels took both the boys and girls team titles.

Hamman shot a 40 as the MCC girls prevailed 195-216 over Adrian, and Groves shot a 41 in the MCC boys’ 179-192 win.

Amber Boock and Ciera Tutt both finished with 50 for the MCC girls. Adrian got a 42 from Alexia Kemper.

Jack Pierson (42) and Cole Ahlers (43) posted solid scores for the MCC boys. Brady Henning (45), Landon Runia (47) and Mitchell Veld (48) led Adrian.


Luverne 6, Pipestone 1

LUVERNE -- Luverne took all but one match against Pipestone Area. The Arrows second doubles team of Riley Longstreet, and Cory Cooper won in three sets by a score of 3-6, 6-4, and 6-3.

The Cardinals took every other matchup. Mark Robinson won first singles (6-0, 6-2), Cade Ver Steeg won second singles (6-0, 6-1), Jim Erickson won third singles (6-1, 6,2), And Trey Baustian won fourth singles (7-5, 6-2).

At first doubles Luke Jarchow, and Matt Jelken won 6-0, 6-2, and at third doubles Matt Sehr, and Tyler Fick won 6-3, 7-5.

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