PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Minneota/Canby earns pair of wins over Renville County West

MINNEOTA — The Minneota/Canby softball team earned a couple of wins on Tuesday, defeating Renville County West 18-0 in a five-inning doubleheader opener before a 7-3 win in Game 2.

Sydney Larson and Kenzie Tolk combined for a two-hit shutout in the Game 1 win. Larson struck out six batters over three innings, while Tolk added a pair of strikeouts in the final two frames.

The Vikings recorded seven extra-base hits (one triple, six doubles) in Game 1, including three doubles by Larson.

Larson pitched a gem in Game 2, allowing three runs on no hits with four strikeouts over seven innings.

Abby Hennen, Madison Sorenson and Summer Hennen each tallied two hits in the win.

Minneota/Canby (12-2) travels to Yellow Medicine East on Thursday.

Game 1

M/C 242 64 — 18 13 0

RCW 000 00 — 0 2 8

HITTING: Minneota/Canby (A. Hennen 2-3, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Johnson 1-4, 2 RBI, run; Larson 3-5 3 2Bs, RBI, run; Sorenson 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 runs; Konold 1-3, run; Rangaard 1-2, 2B, 2 runs; Buysse 2-3, 2B, RBI, 2 runs; Sanow 1-2, RBI, 3 runs).

PITCHING: Minneota/Canby (Larson 3.0-1-0-0-0-6; Tolk 2.0-1-0-0-0-2).

Game 2

RCW 003 000 0 — 3 0 3

M/C 130 003 x — 7 12 2

HITTING: Minneota/Canby (A. Hennen 2-4, 2 runs; Johnson 1-4, RBI, run; Pohlen 1-2, run; Sorenson 2-4, 3 RBI; Konold 1-4; Rangaard 1-3, 2B; Buysse 1-3, run; S. Hennen 2-2, run; Sanow 1-1, run).

PITCHING: Minneota/Canby (Larson 7.0-0-3-2-5-4).


Lakeview 0

LQPV 10,

Lakeview 9

COTTONWOOD — Lac qui Parle Valley picked up a pair of wins on Tuesday, defeating Lakeview 8-0 in Game 1 and adding a 10-9 win in Game 2.

Lakeview nearly erased a six-run deficit in the seventh inning of Game 2, but came up just short.

Kiana Imes went 2 for 3 with a triple and a run scored in the nightcap. Carly Kosel added a pair of hits and an RBI in the loss.

Josie Johnson had the only Lakers hit in Game 1, finishing 1 for 2 with a double.

Lakeview hosts Russell-Tyler-Ruthton on Thursday.

Game 1

Lakeview 000 000 0 — 0 1 2

LQPV 130 130 x — 8 9 1

HITTING: Lakeview (Johnson 1-2, 2B).

PITCHING: Lakeview (Johnson 6.0-9-8-5-3-0).

Game 2

LQPV 203 202 1 — 10 15 2

Lakeview 400 000 5 — 9 8 1

HITTING: Lakeview (Schuster 1-4, 2B, run; Imes 2-3, 3B, run; Rausch 1-3, 2 runs; Bot 1-2, RBI, 2 runs; Johnson 1-4, 2 RBI; Kosel 2-3, RBI).

PITCHING: Lakeview (Schuster 5.0-11-9-8-4-1; Johnson 2.0-4-1-1-0-1).

Sleepy Eye 3, Wabasso 1

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye defeated Wabasso 3-1 on Tuesday.

Jenna Frank was 2 for 3 with a solo home run to lead the Rabbits. Avery Carlson and Megan Rothmeier each added a double in the loss.

Wabasso hosts Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in a doubleheader on Thursday.


RCW 3, YME 1

SACRED HEART — Renville County West defeated Yellow Medicine East 3-1 on Tuesday.

Leading the Jaguars was freshman Tyler Froland, who finished 2 for 3 with an RBI. Riley Ashburn also drove in a run in the win.

Ayden Friese led the Sting with two hits in the loss.

YME hosts MACCRAY on Thursday.

YME 000 001 0 — 1 4 2

RCW 200 001 x — 3 5 0

HITTING: YME (Wilke 1-4; Jimenez 1-2, run; Friese 2-3, RBI).

PITCHING: YME (Anderson 6.0-5-3-2-4-4).

Adrian 17, RRC/WWG 16

LAMBERTON — The Adrian Dragons came away from an offensive slugfest with a win, defeating Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 17-16 on Tuesday.

Mason Irlbeck drove in five runs for RRC/WWG in the loss, while Cory Anderson added a pair of doubles.

RRC/WWG (4-9) hosts Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey on Thursday for a doubleheader.

Adrian 004 265 0 — 17 13 1

RRC/WWG 100 4(10)1 0 — 16 14 4

HITTING: RRC/WWG (M. Irlbeck 3-4, 5 RBI, 3 runs; Ca. Anderson 3-4, 3 runs; Co. Anderson 3-5, 2 2Bs).

KMS 13, Canby 1

(6 innings)

CANBY — The Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg baseball team used a nine-run sixth inning to defeat Canby 13-1 in six innings on Tuesday.

Jordan Ries drove in Hunter Cleveland in the second inning for Canby’s only run, while Kalib Greenman added the only hit for the Lancers.

Dylan Bruns struck out five batters over five innings for the Lancers in the loss.

Canby travels to Minneota on Thursday.

KMS 200 029 — 13 13 0

Canby 010 000 — 1 1 0

HITTING: Canby (Greenman 1-3; Cleveland 0-2, run; Ries 0-1, RBI).

PITCHING: Canby (Bruns 5.0-6-4-4-3-5; Kockelman 1.0-7-9-9-2-1).

Sleepy Eye 11, Wabasso 9

WABASSO — Sleepy Eye defeated Wabasso 11-9 in an eight-inning back-and-forth game on Tuesday.

Brock Rohlik recorded three hits and scored twice to lead the Rabbits. Ryan Liebl and Maverick Wagner each added a pair of hits in the loss.

Wabasso travels to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Thursday.

Sleepy Eye 020 331 02 — 11 17 1

Wabasso 000 045 00 — 9 9 7

HITTING: Wabasso (Carlson 1-3, run; L. Wagner 1-4, 2B, run; Liebl 2-4, run; Rohlik 3-4, 2 runs; M. Wagner 2-3, 2 runs).

PITCHING: Wabasso (Liebl 2.1-5-2-0-2-2; M. Wagner 1.2-4-2-1-1-1).


Sleepy Eye Invite

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye United boys golf team defeated Wabasso 152-215 in a dual on Tuesday.

Hunter Bernardy posted a 51 to lead Wabasso, while Tristan Kuehn carded a 53. Jayden Goblish added a 55, followed by Jayden Carlson at 56.

The SEU girls recorded a team score of 239, while Wabasso did not field a girls team.

Lakeview Invite

COTTONWOOD — Five area girls golf teams competed in an invitational held at Cottonwood Country Club on Tuesday.

Worthington won the invite with a team score of 383. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton finished second at 440, followed by Lakeview at 448. Minneota placed fourth at 478, while Canby did not register a team score.

Rylie Hess led RTR with a fifth-place round of 101. Skylar Borresen added a 104, followed by Allie Christianson at 106. Shae O’Leary completed the RTR score with a 129.

Kaitlin Fischer posted a 101 to lead Lakeview. Shay Gregoire added a 112, followed by Kennar Wee (116) and Aubrey Kaczmarek (119).

Minneota was led by Lauren Bowyer’s round of 12. Jeren Rost added a 114, while Emily Rybinski and Natalie Bot both posted 131s.

Canby’s lone golfer was Jayla Hulzebos, who finished her round at 106.

Red Rock


WESTBROOK — The Red Rock Conference held its third conference golf meet of the season. The boys played at Rolling Hills Golf Club near Westbrook, while the girls were at Farmer’s Golf and Health Club outside of Sanborn.

The Murray County Central girls held a 42-shot lead going into Tuesday’s meet and expanded it, finishing with the low team score of 383. Adrian came in second at 405, followed by Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda (430) and Westbrook-Walnut Grove (434). Hills-Beaver Creek added a 464, while Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey came in at 474. Red Rock Central finished at 495, while Southwest Minnesota Christian/Edgerton had an incomplete score due to not enough golfers.

Abby Hamman led MCC and was girls medalist with a 79. Cierra Tutt added a 95. Amber Boock carded a 103 while Kylie Frisk scored a 106.

Halle Steen carded a 102 to lead the Cargers girls. Emma Wahl finished at 105, while Lexi Herding (113) and Ivy Paplow (114) rounded out the WWG team score.

HLO/F won the boys meet with a team score of 324. WWG came in second place at 350, followed by Adrian (359) and SWC/E (368). RRC placed fifth at 384, while HBC’s score of 394 put them in sixth on the day. MCC and MLA/C did not have enough boys golfers to register a team score.

Andrew Quade led WWG with a 78, followed by Nathan Kuehl at 79. Brady Ross added an 88, while Colton Pilaczynski carded a 105.

MCC’s top golfer was Jack Pierson, who recorded a 77. Cole Ahlers added a 92, while Dawson Tutt finished at 93.

Track and Field

Section 5A

True Team

MONTEVIDEO — Yellow Medicine East competed at the Section 5A True Team meet.

Minnewaska Area finished as girls section champs, while Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta won the boys side. YME placed eighth in girls action, while the YME boys placed sixth.

Meeghen Dahlager won the girls triple jump with a distance of 33-0.5. Chelsea Hoernemann added a win in discus with a throw of 98-6, while she placed second in shot put with a throw of 31-8.5.

Rory Shackelford led the YME boys with a fourth-place time of 4:52.83 in the 1,600. David Hidalgo finished fourth in the 400 with a time of 55.33 seconds. Drake Lieser placed fourth in the 110 hurdles (18.38 seconds), while Jahrell Ishmon took sixth in the 300 hurdles (44.43 seconds). Ishmon also placed third in high jump (5-10). Hunter Johnson took third in discus at 123-3 and added a fourth-place distance of 41-3 in shot put.


Track and Field

Section 3A

True Team

PIPESTONE — The Canby/Minneota girls track and field team has qualified for True Team state after winning Monday’s Section 3A True Team meet with a team score of 758.5 points.

Ryann Hansen won the 400 with a time of 1:03.67, while she also had a first-place jump of 15-4 in the long jump.

Grace Drietz took first place in the 800 at 2:27.38, while Braelyn Merritt took second at 2:33.81. Drietz added a second-place finish in the 1,600 (5:14.94). Kameron King won the 300 hurdles at 52.58 seconds.

The Lancers added a win in the 1,600 relay (4:29.24), while placing second in the 400 (55.42 seconds), 800 (1:57.44) and 3,200 (10:47.73) relays.

The Murray County Central girls tied for seventh in the team standings with 440 points, followed by Lakeview in ninth (410), Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in 10th (377.5) and Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central in 12th (264).

On the boys side, Redwood Valley qualified for True Team state with 696 points. Canby/Minneota was the top area finish, placing third with 619.5 points. MCC took fifth at 487, followed by TMB in eighth (382), Lakeview in 11th (296) and WWG/RRC in 12th (239.5).

Started in 1987, Minnesota remains the only state to hold true team competitions in track and field according to the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association website. The top boys team and top girls team in each section automatically qualify for the True Team state meet, which will be May 17-18 in Stillwater.

The Canby/Minneota and MCC boys teams are still eligible to qualify for the True Team state meet as wild cards.


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