PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall handles Luverne with strong run support

Photo by Sam Thiel Marshall’s Joe Blanchard dives into home plate to score in the bottom of the second during their game against Luverne on Thursday. The Tigers defeated the Cardinals 8-2.

MARSHALL — Three Marshall pitchers combined to allow just one hit as No. 7 Marshall defeated Luverne 8-2 on Thursday.

Logan Tomasek and Kenny Morris combined to allow one run on no hits over the game’s first six innings, while Ryan VanMoer put the finishing touches on the Marshall win.

Kaleb Bossuyt went 2 for 2 with an RBI and three runs scored to lead the Tigers, while Mason Penske added two RBIs on two hits.

Marshall (14-4) will host Jackson County Central on Saturday at noon for the Big South Conference Championship.

Luverne 000 100 1 — 2 1 1

Marshall 031 220 x — 8 8 1

HITTING: Marshall (Penske 2-3, 2 RBIs; Criquet-Danielson 1-2, RBI, run; Tomasek 1-2, run; Hess 1-2, RBI, run; Bossuyt 2-2, RBI, 3 runs; Boerboom 1-2, 2 RBIs).

PITCHING: Marshall (Tomasek 3.1-0-1-1-4-5; Morris 2.2-0-0-0-0-2; VanMoer 1.0-1-1-0-1-0

Canby 5, CMCS 0

PRINSBURG — The No. 9-ranked Canby Lancers keep winning. The Lancers pushed their winning streak to 13 games in a 5-0 win over Central Minnesota Christian on Thursday night.

Adam Durfee pitched six innings of shutout baseball and recorded 11 strikeouts in the win. At the plate he was 2 for 4 with a double, one RBI and two runs.

Noah Scott added two RBIs on two hits for Canby.

Canby (13-1) hosts Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg on Tuesday.

Canby 001 011 2 — 5 9 0

CMCS 000 000 0 — 0 4 0

HITTING: Canby (Merritt 2-4, RBI, run; A. Durfee 2-2, 2B, RBI, 2 runs; Scott 2-3, 2 RBIs; Mercer 2-4, RBI; Kack 1-2, 2 runs).

PITCHING: Canby (A. Durfee 6-3-0-0-2-11; Merritt 1-1-0-0-1-2).



GRANITE FALLS — Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove defeated Yellow Medicine East 9-1 on Thursday.

Trevor Pederson was 2-3 with a double and two RBIs. Taylor Bunting and Corey Maras each added two RBIs in the win.

Skylar Reddeman struck out eight batters over six innings to record the win.

Tom Lindstrom allowed six runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in the loss for YME.

RRC/WWG (14-3) will face Tracy-Milroy-Balaton and Wabasso in a doubleheader in Milroy today. YME (5-8) travels to Benson tonight.

RRC/WWG 102 003 3 — 9 8 0

YME 000 001 0 — 1 5 4

HITTING: RRC.WWG (Bunting 1-4, 2 RBIs, run; Pankonin 1-2, 2 runs; Maras 0-2, 2 RBIs, run; Pederson 2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs, run; Martius 1-3, run; Jackson 1-3, run; Willhite 1-3, RBI); YME (N. Lindstrom 1-2; Odegard 1-2, run; N. Peterson 1-3; Beckler 1-3, 2B, RBI; Schmidt 1-3, 2B).

PITCHING: RRC/WWG (Reddemann 6-5-1-1-2-8; Irlbeck 1-0-0-0-0-1); YME (T. Lindstrom 5.1-7-6-3-3-3; Knollenburg 1.1-1-3-2-4-2; Ulferts 0.1-0-0-0-0-1).

Wabasso 4, RCW 0

RENVILLE — Wabasso defeated Renville County West 4-0 on Thursday.

Nick Altermatt was 3 for 4 with three runs scored in the win.

CJ Theis added a double and an RBI.

Tony Franta pitched a complete-game shutout for the Rabbits, allowing just two hits and striking out five.

Wabasso will face Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove tonight in Milroy.

Wabasso 100 020 1 — 4 6 2

RCW 000 000 0 — 0 2 1

HITTING: Wabasso (Altermatt 3-4, 2B, 3 runs; Theis 1-3, 2B, RBI, run; Plaetz 1-4, 2B, RBI; Frericks 1-4).

PITCHING: Wabasso (Franta 7-2-0-0-2-5).

Dawson-Boyd 5, Minneota 2

(8 innings)

MINNEOTA — Dawson-Boyd defeated Minneota 5-2 in eight innings on Thursday.

Tyler Franzky was 1 for 4 with an RBI triple to lead the Blackjacks. DB also got two hits apiece from Cole Kosbab and Keaton Schuelke.

Alex Swenson pitched the final two innings in relief of Braden Thompson to get the win.

Preston Nuy allowed four runs on six hits over 7 1/3 innings for Minneota.

Dawson-Boyd (9-3) travels to Yellow Medicine East on Monday while Minneota (11-4) travels to Central Minnesota Christian on Monday.

Dawson 100 000 13 — 5 7 1

Minneota 100 010 00 — 2 7 3

HITTING: Dawson-Boyd (Schmitt 1-4, RBI; Braden Thompson 1-4, RBI; Kosbab 2-4, 2B, run; Franzky 1-4, 3B, 2 RBI, run; Schuelke 2-4, run); Minneota (Fox 2-3; Pohlen 2-4, RBI; Abraham 1-3, 2B; Buysse 1-4; Hennen 1-4).

PITCHING: Dawson-Boyd (Braden Thompson 6-6-2-1-4-3; Swenson 2-1-0-0-0-1); Minneota (Nuy 7.1-6-4-4-4-1; Buysse 0-1-1-0-0-0; DeVlaeminck 0.2-0-0-0-0-0).


WWG 176, Wabasso 190 (boys)

WWG 215, Wabasso

(incomplete) (girls)

WESTBROOK — Westbrook-Walnut Grove picked up a pair of wins over Wabasso in a dual on Thursday.

WWG topped Wabasso 176-190 in boys action.

Nathan Ross led WWG with a 39, followed by Cole Bunting at 45. Andrew Quade and Kyle Kuehl added 46s for the Chargers.

Isaac Hertling led Wabasso with a 45, followed by Garrett Sagedahl at 47. Trent Anderson recorded a 48 while Jacob Iverson finished at 50.

The WWG girls totaled a 215 to beat an incomplete Wabasso team.

Avoree Bakken paced WWG with a 47, followed by Brittany Erickson at 54. Halle Steen added a 56 while Gabby Grams carded a 58.

New Ulm 328,

Marshall 330 (boys)

BUFFALO LAKE — New Ulm defeated Marshall 328-330 in boys golf action on Thursday.

Mason Plante recorded the low round of both teams with a 3-over 75.

“It was awesome to see him step forward and show what he is capable of doing,” Marshall boys golf coach Kari Ehlers said. “When I saw him come in after his first nine he was seething at the fact that he tripled No. 9 because he hit two out of bounds. Shooting a 42 with an ugly hole was something he could work with as he blistered the back side with a 3-under 33. “He had six pars and three birdies. That is definitely something he should be proud of.”

Addison Clarin, Spencer Ehlers, and Landon Frost rounded out the team score with 85s. “Addison has been a consistent scorer for us this year,” coach Ehlers added. “Spencer had an off day at the course today. He had too many errant shots that cost him some strokes. Landon Frost had another personal-best 18-hole competitive round. It was a blast to see him concentrate on making good contact with the ball and have so much confidence standing over his shots.”

Brenden Archbold and Noah Versaevel rounded out the group with a 90 and 97, respectively.

Next up for the Tigers is the Big South Conference Meet in Worthington on Monday.


Red Rock



SLAYTON — The Murray County Central finished with 172.5 points to comfortably take first place at the Red Rock Conference Championships on Thursday night.

The Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central boys placed fifth with 57.5 points.

MCC had six individual wins.

Ethan Swanson took first place in the 100-meter dash (11.40 seconds), 200 (23.33 seconds) and 400 (52.80 seconds.

Mason Whitehead added wins in the 300 hurdles (42.90 seconds) and discus throw (120 feet, 3 inches), while Garhok Gatchay won the long jump (18 feet, 7 inches) for MCC.

WWG/RRC’s lone win came via Koua Vang in the pole vault, recording a height of 10 feet, 6 inches.

Dalton Piotter placed second in the 3,200 (10:49.61), while Ken Celedon, Jake Kleven, Matt Kleven and Pankonin combined for a second-place finish in the 4-x-800 relay (9:20.49).

Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central finished in third on the girls side with 89 points.

Southwest Minnesota Christian/Edgerton won the girls meet with 191 points.

Rachel Kedl won the high jump with her leap of 5-0. Ramsey Piotter’s 32-3 won her first place in the triple jump. She also placed second in the 300 hurdles (51.75 seconds).

The 4-x-100 relay team of Vanessa Kedl, Hannah Stevenson, Stephanie Amsden and Rachel Kedl took second place (56.63 seconds).

MCC’s lone girls win came in the pole vault, as Erica Gervais recorded a height of 7 feet, 6 inches.

Nicole Thovson finished second in the 100 (13.26 seconds) and 200 (27.83 seconds), while Emily Kathman took second place in the 3,200 (13:54.39).

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COTTONWOOD — Lakeview hosted the Camden Conference Championships on Thursday night, with Canby/Minneota and Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd claiming conference titles.

LQPV/DB won the boys title (132 points) with C/M in second place (124), while the C/M girls took first place (141.5) with LQPV/DB in second place (114).

The Lakeview boys placed third with 103 points, followed by Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (58) in fourth, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (41) in fifth and Yellow Medicine East in seventh.

The Lakeview girls placed third with 101 points, followed by TMB in fourth (66), YME in seventh (16) and RTR in ninth (6).

The LQPV/DB boys recorded five first place finishes. Keiser Freetly won the 1,600-meter run in 4:48.07, while Mike Kvaal took first in the 3,200 with a time of 10:24.68.

Stephen Martin, Jacob Conover, Kvaal and Freetly won the 4-by-400 relay in 3:41.71.

Joe Anyasike won the high jump at 5 feet, 8 inches, while Tomas Daniels recorded a first-place triple jump of 38-10.25.

Canby/Minneota boys won five events.

Cameron Anderson won the 200 (24.50 seconds) and pole vault (9 feet, 6 inches).

Carter Wente got wins in the 110 hurdles (16.59 seconds) and 300 hurdles (43.01 seconds), while Trevor Vandeputte won the 400 in 57.14 seconds.

Lakeview also won five boys events as a team. Jake Werner won the 100 (11.59 seconds) and Trenton Bahn took first in the long jump (20-2.5).

The Lakers won three of the four relay events. Kailen French, Luke Daniels, Werner and Bahn won the 4-by-100 relay in 46.35 seconds. French, Kilynn Taylor, Werner and Bahn won the 4-by-200 in 1:37.60, while 9:10.07 was the winning time in the 4-by-800 relay for Jared Goepferich, Andrew Loe, Parker Hoffman and Daniels.

Evan Swanson was RTR’s lone win in the discus throw at 120-11. He also placed second in the shot put at 42-5.

TMB’s Spencer Smith recorded a pair of second-place finishes on Thursday in the 200 (24.75 seconds) and the high jump (5-6).

YME’s top performer was Oscar Galvan, who placed second in the pole vault (8-6).

The Canby/Minneota girls team won five events on its way to a conference title.

Kameron King took first in the 300 hurdles (50.28 seconds) and Norah King added wins in the shot put (36-4) and discus throw (114-0).

Canby/Minneota’s team of Kalli Jelen, Emily Gillingham, Kaylie Hemish and Lizzy Gillingham won the 4-by-200 relay in 1:54.90, while Grace Drietz, Hannah Jelen, Abigail Rost and Ann DeSmet won the 4-by-800 in 10:37.10.

The LQPV/DB girls won three events. Sadie Thompson took first in the 800 (2:29.54) while Jordyn Sterud recorded wins in the 1,600 (5:36.36) and 3,200 (12:20.86).

Lakeview took first place in four events. Stephanie Pickthorn won the long jump (16-5) and triple jump (34-3) while Sierra Plotz won the 100 (13.14 seconds).

Samara Plotz, Mariah Schuler, Sierra Plotz and Destiny Bahn won the 4-by-100 in 53.40 seconds.

TMB recorded three wins in girls events. Kendra Ludeman won the high jump (5-3) and 200 (27.89 seconds), while the 4-by-400 relay team of Alecia Christian, Sarita Hook, Kaylee Kirk and Ludeman took first with a time of 4:18.83.

YME had two third-place finishes. Kaitlyn Ladwig was third in the pole vault (7-6), while Meeghen Dahlager took third in the triple jump (32-7).

RTR had two fifth-place finishes. Madison Witte placed fifth in the 100 hurdles (19.00), while Katie Ekema, Jaylen Miller, Brooke Thomsen and Shawna Thomsen took fifth in the 4-by-200 (2:06.55.

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