PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall earns Big South Conference championships
FAIRMONT – The Marshall boys and girls golf teams wrapped up the regular season with some hardware, as the Tigers took home the Big South Conference West Division title on the boys side and the girls team edging out Waseca in a tiebreaker to win the conference on Monday.
Spencer Ehlers and Mason Plante led the way for the Tigers with a pair of 76s while Landon Frost and Ethan VanHauwaert both shot 84. Noah Puetz had an 87 and Tannyr Curry shot 95 to round out their scores.
Marshall coach Kari Ehlers said she was pleased with how they were able to play their own game and hit the shots they were comfortable with.
“Overall, I was happy with our performance. I think what was important was for us to play to our yardages,” coach Ehlers said. “Often times kids are thinking they have to play against the other guys they’re playing with, but my assistant (Charlie Kost) and I tell them they’re playing against the course. We have to make sure that we’re playing the shots that we’re good at and plan ahead and think through the hole.”
Three Marshall golfers also placed All-Conference: Plante (second overall), Ehlers (fourth overall) and Frost (13th overall).
Marshall will compete again on Thursday in the opening round of the Section 3AA meet at Buffalo Lake at 9 a.m.
On the girls side, Olivia Peterson led the way with an 82 while Ashtyn Eben shot 83, Rachel Schwarz had a 92 and Ramsey Nelson shot 99. Courtney Toulouse had a 103 and Brooklyn Gossen shot 107 to round out their scores.
Marshall girls coach Gretchen Flynn said they were able to keep the ball in play throughout their round and capitalized with their putting.
“We played well but scores overall were higher than expected. We putted very well and that was the difference overall. We kept the ball in play well, especially with the tight fairways on some of the holes,” Flynn said. “It was nice to have all of our lineup there for the second time this year so we were not quite sure what to expect. We played well enough to win but if we want to get out of sections, we need to improve our scores all around.”
Peterson said her short game was a key factor in her round and it was fun to play in one last conference meet with her teammates.
“I didn’t hit the ball great, but my short game made up for it,” Peterson said. “It was fun to play in one last conference tournament with these teammates.”
Toulouse added it was nice to finish the regular season on a high note and is proud of the way her team played.
“Tournaments like these are always so much fun,” Toulouse said. “I’m glad I got to play with such awesome teammates and get a team win in one last conference tournament. I’m so proud of all our girls.”
Three Tigers also placed All-Conference: Peterson (second overall), Schwarz (sixth overall) and Eben (12th overall).
Marshall will begin section play on Wednesday morning at Buffalo Lake at 9 a.m.
MORTON – The Wabasso boys golf team competed in the Springfield Invite on Monday, shooting a score of 414 to place fifth. Sleepy Eye took first with a score of 324, followed by Springfield (325), New Ulm Cathedral (346) and Cedar Mountain (356).
Justin Bernardy led the way for the Rabbits with a 91 while Tristan Kuehn shot 97 and Jayden Golbish, Jayden Carlson and Hunter Bernardy all had a 113 to round out their scores.
Wabasso will compete next in the section meet on Wednesday.
RTR 5, RCW 4
TYLER – The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton baseball team defeated Renville County West 5-4 on Monday.
Hayden Gravley led the way for the Knights with a 2 for 4 day at the plate while Payton Hess and Kyle Fischer each added a hit and combined for three RBI.
Hess earned the win on the mound, going six innings while allowing four runs on three hits and striking out three.
RTR (7-6) will face Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg today at 4:30 p.m.
RTR 5, RCW 4
RCW 013 000 0 – 4 3 3
RTR 010 040 x – 5 8 3
HITTING: RTR (Hess 1-3, 2 RBI; Gravley 2-4; Fischer 1-2, RBI; Wendland 1-3).
PITCHING (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): RTR (Hess 6-4-2-3-2-3; Gravley 1-0-0-0-0-2).
Border West 8, Canby 2
CANBY – The Canby baseball team fell to Border West 8-2 on Monday.
Hunter Cleveland led the way for the Lancers with a 2 for 3 day at the plate while Dylan Bruns and Tyler Sayre each added a hit and an RBI.
Evan Stoks took the loss on the mound, going two innings while allowing one runs on one hit and striking out four.
Canby will face CGB today at 4:30 p.m.
Border West 8, Canby 2
Border West 101 030 3 – 8 9 0
Canby 000 010 1 – 2 4 2
HITTING: Canby (Cleveland 2-3; Bruns 1-3, RBI; Sayre 1-3, RBI).
PITCHING (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): Canby (Stoks 2-1-1-1-3-4; Ries 2-1-1-0-3-0; Cleveland 2-3-3-5-0-5; Bruns 1-3-3-3-2-2).
Valley 8, RRC/WWG 5
LAMBERTON – The Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove baseball team fell to Redwood Valley 8-5 on Monday.
Jonah Hansen led the way for the Falcons with a 2 for 4 day at the plate with an RBI while Calvin Anderson added a hit and two RBI and Dominik Smith, Austin Irlbeck and Mason Irlbeck each had a hit.
Trenton Halvorson took the loss on the mound, going two innings while allowing six runs on four hits and striking out two.
RRC/WWG will face MACCRAY today at 4:30 p.m.
Redwood Valley 8, RRC/WWG 5
Redwood Valley 006 200 0 – 8 6 0
RRC/WWG 200 100 1 – 5 7 0
HITTING: RRC/WWG (M. Irlbeck 1-3; Willhite 1-3; A. Irlbeck 1-3, RBI; Calvin Anderson 1-4, 2 RBI; Hansen 2-4, RBI; Smith 1-2).
PITCHING (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): RRC/WWG (Halvorson 2-6-6-4-3-2; A. Irlbeck 2-2-2-2-0-0; Hansen 3-0-0-0-0-4).
COTTONWOOD – The Lakeview baseball team defeated Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian 6-1 on Monday.
Zach Mueller and Cody Caron led the way for the Lakers with a pair of hits and an RBI each while Alex Ross-Bahn added a hit and two RBI.
Ross-Bahn earned the victory in relief, going three innings while allowing one run on one hit and striking out two.
Lakeview will open section play on Saturday.
Lakeview 6, E/SWC 1
Edgerton/SWC 000 001 0 – 1 3 1
Lakeview 005 001 x – 6 9 1
HITTING: Lakeview (Jensen 1-3; Mueller 2-3, RBI; Sander 1-3; Cody Caron 2-4, RBI; Ross-Bahn 1-2, 2 RBI; Lienemann 2-3, RBI; Cayden Caron 0-0, RBI).
PITCHING (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): Lakeview (Jensen 4-0-0-2-2-2; Ross-Bahn 3-1-0-1-2-2).
KMS 3, TMB 0
SUNBURG – The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton baseball team fell to Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 3-0 in the Camden Conference Championship on Monday.
Konnor Zick, Jake Byrne and Anthony Axford led the way for the Panthers with a hit apiece. Byrne took the loss on the mound, going six innings while allowing three runs on seven hits and striking out four.
TMB earned the No. 5 seed in Section 3AA will open tournament play on Saturday against No. 4 Pipestone at 1 p.m. in Luverne.
KMS 3, TMB 0
TMB 000 000 0 – 0 3 1
KMS 102 000 x – 3 7 1
HITTING: TMB (Zick 1-3; Byrne 1-3; Axford 1-3).
PITCHING (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): TMB (Byrne 6-3-3-7-3-4).