Thursday sports roundup: SWC/E sweeps Dick Davidson Invite

Thursday high school sports roundup: Track and field Dick Davidson Invitational SLAYTON -- Southwest Christian/Edgerton swept both the boys and girls titles during Thursday's meet. On the boys side, the Eagles narrowly defeated Pipestone Area. SW...

Thursday high school sports roundup:


Track and field

Dick Davidson Invitational

SLAYTON -- Southwest Christian/Edgerton swept both the boys and girls titles during Thursday’s meet.


On the boys side, the Eagles narrowly defeated Pipestone Area. SWC/E scored 138.5 points, compared to PA’s 133.5.

The Eagles ran away with the girls competition, scoring 170.33 points. Pipestone Area was second with 108.

Devin Tinklenberg won a pair of events for the Pipestone Area boys, capturing the 200 meters in 23.22 and the 400 meters in 50.34.

The Arrow girls’ Michelle Neece was a winner in the long jump (15-2.25) and the 100 meter dash (13.68). Southwest Christian/Edgerton’s Sommer Schaap won the triple jump (32-11) and the 100-meter hurdles (17.13).

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Adrian 4, MCC 3


ADRIAN -- Noah Reyne took a 1-2 pitch and hit a line drive into centerfield to give Adrian a walk-off victory.

The Dragons, who trailed 3-2 entering the seventh, scored twice in the bottom of the inning. With one out, Brandon Schnoor singled and stole second. He scored on an error to tie the game. With the bases loaded, Reyne delivered the game-winner.

Ian Stamer earned the victory on the hill. He allowed two earned runs on seven hits and struck out eight.

Schnoor scored twice in the game, while Marshall Wagner had a double and drove in a run. Nathan Rahe had a hit and an RBI.

For MCC, Nate Everson had two hits and scored twice, while Spencer Wajer had two hits. Danny Blankenship had a hit and drove in two runs.

MCC 100 020 0 -- 3 7 1

Adrian 000 020 2 -- 4 6 1



RRC/W-WG 1-8, MLA/C 0-10

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- In two tight games, Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove and Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey split a doubleheader. RRC/W-WG won the first game, 1-0. MLA/C took the nightcap 10-8.

In the first game, a fourth-inning run, which was scored on an error, was the difference.

Trenton Halvorson was the winning pitcher and he allowed three hits, walked two and struck out four in a shutout performance.

Jon Faber suffered the loss for the Wolverines.

In the second game, both offenses came alive. The teams combined for seven runs in the seventh inning, but MLA/C held on.

Abraham Stoesz started for MLA/C and earned the victory in five and two-thirds innings. Regan Syverson earned the save. At the plate, Stoesz and Mace Herrig each had two hits.

For RRC/W-WG, Noah Pankonin had a hit and drove in three runs.

Game 1

RRC/W-WG 000 100 0 -- 1 2 1

MLA/C 000 000 0 -- 0 3 2

Game 2

MLA/C 300 310 3 -- 10 9 6

RRC/W-WG 000 103 4 -- 8 7 3



Luverne 13-5, Marshall 6-10

MARSHALL -- Luverne overcame eight errors in the first game of a doubleheader for a 13-6 victory, but Marshall exacted revenge with a 10-5 win in the nightcap.

In Game 1, Rylee Olson earned the victory as she allowed no earned runs, did not walk a batter and struck out eight in seven innings.

Offensively, Sydne Johnson had four hits and drove in four runs for Luverne, while Kendall Buss had three hits and two RBIs. Courtney Nath had three hits and drove in a run, while Olson helped her own cause with a pair of hits and an RBI. Billi Connell had two hits and drove in two runs.

In the nightcap, Connell had two hits and drove in two runs. She had a solo home run in the fifth inning. Buss added two hits and two RBIs, while Johnson had a hit and drove in a run.

Game 1

Luverne 106 213 0 -- 13 17 8

Marshall 012 010 2 -- 6 7 1

Game 2

Luverne 000 211 1 -- 5 8 3

Marshall 021 322 x -- 10 11 2


MLA/C 12-12, RRC/W-WG 2-6

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- It took an inning for the Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey team to get its offense going against Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove in the first game of a doubleheader.

But once it did, the Wolverines were off and running. After a scoreless first inning, MLA/C scored 12 runs in the final four innings to capture the victory.

Rylie Tollefson had three hits to lead MLA/C, while Brooke Naas and Destiny Sybounheuan each had two. Tollefson, Jaelin Renquist, Margo Stoesz and Lexi Toll each drove in two runs. Taylor Naas, Tollefson, Brooke Naas and Sabrina Hanson each scored twice.

Molly Carnell earned the victory. She had four strikeouts and did not allow a run in the game.

In the nightcap, the Wolverines scored 10 times in the first three innings.

Carnell, Taylor Naas and Hailey Pidde each had two hits. Carnell and Sotesz each drove in three runs, while Pidde had two RBIs. Sybounheuan, Carnell and Tollefson each had two hits.

RRC/W-WG’s Haley Simonson and Bianca Weis each had two hits.

Game 1

RRC/W-WG 000 20 -- 2 3 1

MLA/C 052 23 -- 12 13 2

Game 2

MLA/C 226 020 0 -- 12 12 3

RRC/W-WG 210 003 0 -- 6 10 2


MCC 10, Adrian Area 0

ELLSWORTH -- Amanda Muecke twirled a four-hit shutout to lead Murray County Central past Adrian Area.

Muecke added three strikeouts for the Rebels.

Laney Brown had three hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs for MCC. Lily Schmahl had two hits.

For AA, Sam Moulton was 2-for-2, while Avery Balster and Kristina Cauwels each had a hit.

MCC 023 23 -- 10 9 0

Adrian Area 000 00 -- 0 4 3


E/SWC 14, HL-O/F 1

OKABENA -- Gabby Buckridge had two doubles and drove in two runs to lead Edgerton/Southwest Christian to a victory over Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda.

McKenzie Snyder added two hits and drove in a run, while Addison Fleischman had two hits and two RBIs. Jessa Nibbelink was 3-for-3 with an RBI.

Buckridge also earned the victory in the circle.

E/SWC 441 14 -- 14 15 1

HL-O/F 000 10 -- 1 3 2



Section preview tournament

BUFFALO LAKE -- Playing in a preview tournament on the same course that will host the section meet, the Worthington girls golf team shot a 398 to finish fourth out of nine teams.

“It was a windy, cold day, but we got it in,” WHS head coach Paul Barduson said. “But it was like a practice round in a sense to get ready for the section tournament.”

Minnewaska was the victors with a 315 on the day. Laker Emily Harste was the medalist for the day with a 75.

Annika Stensrud and Jaqueline Gossen, both from Minnewaska, tied with Fairmont’s Bergen Senf with a 79 in a three-way tie for second.

Worthington was led by Maggie Putnam, who had a 92. Bailey Weg carded a 96, while Lilly Mahlberg had a 102 and Kendall Nixon finished with a 108.


Boys tennis

Luverne 7, YME 0

LUVERNE -- Winning all matches except one in two sets, Luverne blanked Yellow Medicine East 7-0.

The only match that went three sets was at No. 1 singles where the Cardinals’ Matthew Jelken bested YME’s Ean Clarke 6-2, 3-6, 10-6.

Graham Cunningham won 6-2, 6-4 over Tyler Syring at No. 2 singles, Colin Schoeneman beat Jackson Torgerson 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles, and Pierce Cunningham beat Brandon Beyer 6-1, 6-2 at No. 4 singles.

Luverne’s Matt Sehr and Cole Stoltenberg at No. 1, Carson Ehde and Jordan Winter at No. 2, and Blake Frahm and Griffen Jarchow at No. 3 all won their doubles matches in straight sets.


St. James 6, Worthington 1 SAINT JAMES -- In a hard-fought match, St. James Area came away with a victory over Worthington.

The Trojans’ lone win came at No. 3 singles, and Kipton Jenson won it 6-3, 6-4.

Worthington had other close matches as well. At No. 1 singles, Blaine Doeden lost in a three-set match, as Lucas Doll prevailed 6-2, 1-6, 6-1. Cade Lindner, playing at No. 4 singles, also lost in three sets, to Landon Hoppe 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. Sullivan Merrigan lost 6-3, 7-5 at second singles.

The Trojans dropped all three doubles matches, but had some more close contests At No. 1 doubles, Ryan Newman and Ben Lopez were beaten 7-5, 7-5. At No. 2, Robby Souwankham and Colby Hastings were beaten 7-6 (3), 6-0. And at rhid doubles, Michael Sehnieder and Alec Langerud lost 6-4, 7-5.

Worthington hosts Redwood Valley on Friday.

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