PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Camden champions are crowned
COTTONWOOD — The Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd boys and Canby/Minneota girls track and field teams each picked up a conference title on Thursday at the Camden Conference Championships.
LQPV/DB won the boys title with a team score of 191 points. Canby/Minneota came in second at 120, followed by Yellow Medicine East at 97. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton earned fourth place with 62 points, with Lakeview in fifth at 45. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (24), Central Minnesota Christian/Community Christian School (16) and MACCRAY/Renville County West (3) rounded out the field.
The Canby/Minneota girls had a winning score of 196, followed by LQPV/DB in second at 137. Lakeview took third at 58.5 points, with TMB (55) not far behind. The MACCRAY/RCW girls placed fifth at 45 points, followed by RTR (26), YME (24.5) and CMCS/CCS (15).
LQPV/DB had seven boys first-place finishes and five girls titles. Leading the boys to a team conference championship was Mike Kvaal, who won both the 800 (2:07.99) and 1,600 (4:48.30). Keaton Schuelke added a win in the 100 (11.69 seconds) while Bentley Boike won the 200 (23.98 seconds). Zeke Sather added a conference title in the 3,200 (10:34.43). Thomas Daniels won the triple jump at 42-3. The Eagles also won the boys 3,200 relay at 9:10.26.
Julie Overton led the LQPV/DB girls with wins in shot put (34-5) and discus (118-6.50). Avery Bartunek won a conference title in long jump with a leap of 16-3 in the finals. The Eagles also won the 400 relay (54.17 seconds) and 3,200 relay (10:52.13).
Leading the Lancers to a girls conference championship was nine individual titles, while the boys had four first-place finishes. Winning multiple conference titles were Grace Drietz and Kameron King. Drietz won the 800 (2:26.65) and 1,600 (5:18.47), while King won both the 100 hurdles (17.57 seconds) and 300 hurdles (52.20 seconds).
Lizzy Gillingham won the 100 in 13.16 seconds, while RyAnn Hansen won the 200 in 27.30 seconds. Traen added a win in the 3,200 (13:01.08). The Lancers also took home the 1,600 relay title at 4:14.04.
The Lancer boys won two relay races, taling a conference title in the 400 relay (46.96 seconds) and 1,600 relay (3:40.29). Carter Wente won the 110 hurdles in 15.42 seconds while Jared Josephson won the 400 title at 54.06 seconds.
YME had four boys and one girl with first-place finishes. Meeghen Dahlager won the girls triple jump after her leap of 34-9. Jacob Kluver won the boys long jump at 19-10, while Hunter Johnson took the conference title in high jump (6-0). Jahrell Ishmon recorded wins in both shot put (43-1) and 300 hurdles (44.02 seconds).
TMB had two first-place finishes in boys events and one girls conference title. The team of Michael Munson, Cobey Anderson, Tyler Vandendriessche and Fritz Landherr won the 800 relay with a time of 1:37.31. Vandendriessche also won a conference title in pole vault with a distance of 10-6. The TMB girls lone champion was Jordan Munson, who won the girls 400 in 1:01.54.
Lakeview had one boy and one girl win a conference title. Sierra Plotz won the high jump with a jump that measured 5 feet. Reid Bot won the discus throw with a toss of 131-6.
RTR’s best finish came in the girls triple jump, as Faith Thomsen finished second at 34-6. Zach Miller finished third in the 110 hurdles at 18.71 seconds.
SLAYTON — The Southwest Minnesota Christian/Edgerton boys and girls track and field teams swept the Red Rock Conference Championships on Thursday. SWC/E won the boys meet with a score of 140 points, while the girls tallied 157 points.
The Murray County Central boys finished third with 85 points, while the girls had a fourth-place score of 51. The Westbrook-Walnut Grove/ Red Rock Central boys (33) and girls (29) teams both placed sixth.
MCC’s Justin Clarke won the 1,600 with a time of 4:51.87. Aaron Johnson is conference champion in the boys 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.62 seconds.
The WWG/RRC boys were led by wins from Cody Willard in the 100 (11.71 seconds) and 200 (24.28 seconds). Dalton Piotter won the 3,200 after crossing the finish line at 11:13.76.
MCC’s Ashley Overgaauw was named conference champion for her time of 12:30.48 in the girls 3,200. Kelsey DeSmith was WWG/RRC top girls finisher, taking second in the high jump at 4-6.
Both MCC and WWG/RRC will compete in the first round of the Section 3A Championships next Thursday. WWG/RRC is in the East Subsection and will compete in Redwood Falls, while MCC will compete at the Southwest Subsection meet in Luverne.
RTR 4, Lakeview 3
COTTONWOOD — Lakeview and Russell-Tyler-Ruthton split a conference doubleheader on Thursday. RTR won Game 1 4-3 while Lakeview took the nightcap 10-4.
Kylea Baartman went 2 for 3 with a triple and RBI to lead RTR in the opener. In the circle, Baartman pitched a complete game and finished with four strikeouts.
Rhaegyn Petersen added three hits in the win.
Toree Heuberger and Carly Kosel led Lakeview with two hits apiece.
In Game 2, Grace Rausch led the Lakeview offense with three hits and an RBI. Kaitlynn Bot also drove in a pair of runs in the win.
Kya Alderson scored twice for RTR in the loss.
Both teams will open Section 3A Tournament play on Tuesday afternoon. Lakeview earned the No. 7 seed in Section 3A North and will play at No. 2 Lac qui Parle Valley, with first pitch set for 3 p.m. RTR earned the No. 5 seed in Section 3A South and will travel to Edgerton for a 3 p.m. first pitch against Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove.
Lakeview 000 001 2 — 3 8 1
RTR 001 003 — 4 10 1
HITTING: Lakeview (Schuster 1-4, 2 RBI; Imes 1-4, run; Rausch 1-3; Bot 1-2, RBI; Heuberger 2-3, run; Kosel 2-3, run). RTR (Johnson 1-4; Baartman 2-3, 3B, RBI; Burns 1-3, run; Petersen 3-3, 2B, run; Bruns 1-3, RBI; K. Alderson 2-3, RBI, run).
PITCHING: Lakeview (Johnson 6.0-10-4-4-1-6). RTR (Baartman 7.0-8-3-3-0-4).
RTR 001 010 2 — 4 5 3
Lakeview 301 600 x — 10 7 1
HITTING: RTR (Johnson 1-3, RBI, run; Baartman 1-4, RBI; C. Alderson 1-3, RBI; Mitchell 1-4; K. Alderson 1-2, 2 runs). Lakeview (Schuster 1-4, 2 runs; Imes 1-3, RBI, 3 runs; Rausch 3-4, RBI, 2 runs; Bot 1-4, 2 RBI, run; Kirckof 1-2, RBI, run).
PITCHING: RTR (C. Alderson 6.0-7-10-2-6-6). Lakeview (Schuster 7.0-5-4-1-5-3).
MCC 7, TMB 6
SLAYTON – The Murray County Central softball team defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 7-6 in 10 innings on Thursday.
Brianna Schmitz led the way for the Rebels with a 4 for 5 day at the plate while Laney Brown added three hits, including a home run, and three RBI and Amanda Muecke had a pair of hits and three RBI.
Muecke earned the win in the circle, going 10 innings while allowing six runs on 14 hits and striking out 10.
Ellie Crumrine led the way for the Panthers with a 3 for 5 day at the plate while Kiarra Danielson and Kylie Hensch each added two hits and an RBI.
Jadyn Lessman took the loss in the circle, going nine innings while allowing seven runs on 13 hits and striking out seven.
TMB will head into the Section 3AA tournament as the No. 7 seed in the South and will face No. 2 Luverne on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. while MCC will open Section 3A tournament play on Tuesday as the No. 2 seed in the South and will face No. 7 HLO/Fulda at 3 p.m.
MCC 7, TMB 6 (10 innings)
TMB 201 021 000 0 – 6 14 4
MCC 002 020 200 1 – 7 14 8
HITTING: TMB (Kiarra Danielson 2-5, RBI; Katelyn Danielson 2-5; Dolan 1-5, RBI; Hensch 2-3, RBI; Ludeman 1-5; Mayer 1-5; Lessman 2-5; Crumrine 3-5); MCC (Brown 3-5, HR, 3 RBI; Muecke 2-5, 3 RBI; Beckmann 1-2; Kuball 0-4, RBI; S. Christensen 1-5; Kleven 2-4; B. Schmitz 4-5).
PITCHING (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): TMB (Lessman 9-7-6-13-6-7); MCC (Muecke 10-6-3-14-1-10).
RCW 7, Canby 0
CANBY – The Canby baseball team fell to Renville County West 7-0 on Thursday.
Nolan Harding, Hunter Cleveland and Jordan Ries led the way for the Lancers with a hit each. Cleveland took the loss on the mound, going five innings while allowing seven runs on seven hits and striking out five.
Canby will face Dawson-Boyd today at 4:30 p.m.
RCW 7, Canby 0
RCW 140 200 0 – 7 7 1
Canby 000 000 0 – 0 3 6
HITTING: Canby (Harding 1-3; Cleveland 1-2; Ries 1-2).
PITCHING (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): Canby (Cleveland 5-7-5-7-2-5; Greeman 2-0-0-0-0-1).
TMB 8, DB 0
DAWSON – Jake Tauer was nearly perfect in his outing against Dawson-Boyd on Thursday, finishing one walk shy of achieving the mark. Instead the TMB starter settled for a no-hit performance, as he struck out seven in a complete-game effort to lead the Panthers to an 8-0 victory.
Griffin Radke led the way for TMB on offense with a 2 for 3 day at the plate and an RBI while Konnor Zick went 3 for 5 and Jake Byrne added a hit.
TMB (11-3) will face Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove today at 4:30 p.m. while Dawson-Boyd will face Canby today at 4:30 p.m.
TMB 8, DB 0
TMB 100 016 0 – 8 10 0
DB 000 000 0 – 0 0 1
HITTING: TMB (Radke 2-3, RBI; Zick 3-5; Byrne 1-2); DB (none).
PITCHING (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): TMB (Tauer 7-0-0-0-1-7); DB (NR).
RTR 8, CMCS 1
PRINSBURG — Russell-Tyler-Ruthton defeated Central Minnesota Christian School 8-1 on Thursday.
Cody Wichmann went the distance on the mound for RTR and recorded six strikeouts in the win.
Hayden Gravley hit a pair of doubles and added an RBI and scored twice. Aiden Wichmann and Payton Hess also scored twice for the Knights in the win.
RTR (6-6) hosts Renville County West on Monday.
RTR 100 031 3 — 8 13 1
CMCS 100 000 0 — 1 4 5
HITTING: RTR (Gravley 2-5, 2 2Bs, RBI, 2 runs; A. Wichmann 2-5, RBI, 2 runs; Hess 2-5, 2B, 2 runs; Ca. Hansen 1-4, run; Fischer 1-3, RBI; Johnson 1-4, RBI).
PITCHING: RTR (C. Wichmann 7.0-4-1-1-0-6).
COTTONWOOD — Yellow Medicine East defeated Lakeview 7-0 on Thursday.
Angel Jimenez pitched a three-hit shutout and finished with four strikeouts in the win.
Tate Schulte went 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Carter Sneller added two hits for YME.
Noah Jensen was 1 for 2 with a double to lead Lakeview.
YME hosts Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian on Monday while YME will play a pair of games at Lac qui Parle Valley on Saturday.
YME 000 130 3 — 7 8 2
Lakeview 000 000 0 — 0 3 1
HITTING: YME (Sneller 2-4, run; B. Knapper 1-4, run; Ta. Schulte 2-4, RBI, 2 runs; Jimenez 1-3, RBI, run; Anderson 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Peterson 1-3, RBI). Lakeview (Jensen 1-2, 2B; Mueller 1-3; Kvistad 1-3).
PITCHING: YME (Jimenez 7.0-3-0-0-1-4). Lakeview (Bahn 3.2-1-1-1-3-3; Mueller 3.1-7-6-5-1-2).
JORDAN – The Marshall boys golf team took fourth place at the Jordan Invite on Thursday morning, shooting a team score of 337. St. Peter took first with a team score of 304, followed by Blue Earth Area (323) and Detroit Lakes (326).
Spencer Ehlers led the way for the Tigers with an 80 while Landon Frost shot 84, Mason Plante had an 86 and Ethan VanHauwaert shot 87. Noah Puetz shot 89 and Tannyr Curry had a 101 to round out their scores.
Marshall coach Kari Ehlers said they’ve done a good job this season of 9-hole scoring but have struggled to put together multiple solid 18-hole scores.
“It was a tough day for us. The team has a decent 9-hole average this season but is struggling with putting together a string of successful 18-hole rounds. The Ridges is a great course in the fact that the players with good course management are going to succeed,” coach Ehlers said. “Our stats are very telling that the boys have some work to do before conference and sections. We will keep trying to hone in on the skills needed to be competitive.”
Marshall will compete in the Big South Conference Championships on Monday in Fairmont at 9 a.m. Frost said their biggest takeaway is being able to prove to themselves they can put a consistent team score and gain more confidence to start the postseason.
“Going into conference, we have to prove that we’re capable of getting low scores and put a strong 18 holes together and get the confidence we need going into sections,” Frost said.
WESTBROOK – The Westbrook-Walnut Grove boys and girls golf teams defeated Wabasso in dual action on Thursday. WWG shot a team score of 185 on the boys side and 213 on the girls side while Wabasso shot 204 on the boys side and recorded an incomplete team score on the girls side.
For WWG, Andrew Quade led the way for the Chargers with a 41 while Brady Ross shot 47, Nathan Ross had a 48 and Nathan Kuehl shot 49. Hunter Lein shot 56 and Ben Olson had a 59 to round out their scores.
For Wabasso, Tristan Kuehn led the way for the Rabbits with a 45 while Jayden Carlson shot 50, Noah Netzke had a 54, Jayden Goblish shot 55. Justin Bernardy shot 57 and Hunter Bernardy had a 60 to round out their scores.
For WWG, Halle Steen led the way for the Chargers with a 50 while Brittany Erickson shot 53, Lexi Herding had a 54 and Emma Wahl shot 56. Kate Jorgenson shot 62 and Ivy Paplow had a 65 to round out their scores.