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2018 All-Area Softball Second Team, Honorable Mention

Shelby Versaevel, Jr. (Marshall) Versaevel led the Tigers at the plate with a .412 average. Her 21 hits included seven doubles and a triple, while adding 13 RBI. Morgan Radel, Sr. (Marshall) Radel finished with a .259 average in 2018. Her 13 hits included one double. The Marshall ...

2018 Area Softball Leaderboard

BATTING AVG Sydney Lanoue, TMB .569 Makenzie Buchert, RTR .531 Brooklyn Ludeman, TMB .514 Evelyn Dolan, TMB .487 Cora Eichten, Wab. .486 Sydney Larson, M/C .483 Johannah Nielsen, RTR .474 Emily Pohlen, M/C .450 Ellie Crumrine, TMB .449 Mary Bothun, DB .448 Jenna Frank, ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: SMSU holds annual Drown Classic golf tournament

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University Athletics hosted the Drown SMSU Golf Classic Friday. Jacob Baker, Jordan Jacobson, Tim Alger, Dan Schipper and Matt Bennett won the five-golfer scramble with a score of 52. The team was sponsored by Panka Insurance Agency. The team of Kevin ...

LEGION BASEBALL: Marshall starts Wood Bat Classic with loss to Albany

MARSHALL — The home team couldn’t get the bats going, as Albany defeated Marshall 7-2 to open the Wood Bat Classic on Friday. Marshall tallied just two hits in the game. Kaleb Welvaert went 1 for 3 with a double and a run scored, while Cody Greve was 1 for 1 with an RBI. Welvaert took ...

LEGION BASEBALL: Marshall, Milroy to host annual Wood Bat Classic

MARSHALL – The Marshall Legion baseball team, along with several other teams, will participate in the 18th annual Wood Bat Classic this weekend. Marshall, Albany, Morris, Minneapolis Post 1, Willmar, Foley and Wabasso will all compete in the round-robin tournament over the next three days, ...

WEDNESDAY BASEBALL: Granite Falls takes outs Madison, 7-0

MADISON – The Granite Falls amateur baseball team defeated Madison 7-0 on Wednesday. Colton Vien led the way for the Kilowatts with a 3 for 4 day at the plate with four RBI while Markus Kranz added a pair of hits, including a home run, and an RBI and Lucas Kruse went 1 for 3 with an ...

JAKE’S TAKE: A new home and new beginnings

MARSHALL – They say sports brings people together. For those who might disagree, I would tell them to look no further than the city of Marshall. Local team pride is a common thread that binds this community together. As a sports reporter, entering a sports hot-bed like this is one of the many ...

TRAP SHOOTING: Marshall trap shooting team takes third at state competition

MARSHALL – The Marshall trap shooting team took third place in Class 7A at the State trap shoot competition in Alexandria earlier this week. Marshall was represented by a team of 50 young men and women in the Varsity, Jr. Varsity and Novice classes. In squads of five, the team racked up ...

PREP BASEBALL: Five Tigers earn All-Conference honors for baseball

MARSHALL — The Big South Conference announced its all-conference baseball team on Monday and a few Marshall players made the list. Jake Hess was the lone Marshall senior named to the all-conference team. Hess batted .309 this year, with 16 RBI and 13 runs scored. He also struck out 21 ...

YOUTH BASEBALL: Blazing a trail in Cooperstown

MARSHALL — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper are two of baseball’s bright young stars on track to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, located in Cooperstown, New York. But Trout and Harper are already in a different ...

PREP ATHLETICS: Camden announces All-Conference teams for baseball, softball

MARSHALL — The Camden Conference announced its baseball and softball All-Conference teams on Monday. Led by the conference’s softball coach of the year Karl Campbell, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton had five individuals make the All-Conference softball team. TMB was represented by seniors Sydney ...

PREP BASEBALL: Five Rabbits lead the way with All-Conference honors

MARSHALL — The Tomahawk Conference announced its All-Conference baseball team over the weekend. Three Wabasso Rabbits made the team, as seniors Nick Altermatt, Jacob Plaetz and Kyle Jacobson were named All-Conference. Seniors Ty Kemp and Tony Franta were All-Tomahawk honorable ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Marshall A’s, Granite Falls halted by rain

MARSHALL – The Marshall A’s amateur baseball team and Granite Falls Kilowatts squared off on Sunday evening, getting through nearly three innings of play before Mother Nature intervened with a storm, leaving the game suspended tied at 4-4. Granite Falls got out to a quick start in the top ...

LEGION BASEBALL: Marshall Legion baseball places first at BOLD tournament

BIRD ISLAND – The Marshall Legion baseball team opened up its season with three wins in the BOLD tournament over the weekend, placing first in the tournament. The Mudcats defeated Benson 12-2, West St. Paul 4-3 and New London-Spicer 6-2. Against Benson, the Mudcats got on the board with ...

STATE GOLF: Strong scoring highlights final day of Class A meet

BECKER ― A pair of medals and a lot of good memories, experience and friendships are what area athletes took away from the second and final day of the State Class A Golf Meet on Wednesday at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker. Murray County Central's Abby Hamman and Dawson-Boyd's Tyler Lund ...