PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall girls hockey gets tripped up by Luverne, 5-0

Photo courtesy of Brennen Rupp/Rock County Star Herald Marshall’s Mia Whichmann controls the puck during their game against Luverne on Friday. Marshall fell to Luverne 5-0

LUVERNE – It was a battle between two of the top girls hockey teams in Section 3A on Friday night, as Luverne defeated Marshall 5-0.

Luverne held a 1-0 lead through the first period, added three goals in the second period and capped it off with another goal in the third period.

Luverne finished the game with a 43-19 advantage in shots on goal. Emma Klenken recorded 38 saves in net for Marshall.

Marshall (8-6) will travel to Worthington on Monday.

Boys hockey

Luverne 5,

Marshall 3

LUVERNE – Luverne defeated Marshall 5-3 on Friday.

The game was tied at one apiece through one period, with Marshall getting its goal on a Corbin Beernaert pass to Jackson Bladholm.

The Cardinals doubled up the Tigers in the second period. Marshall scored on a pass from Talan Plante to Braxton Meyer.

Luverne added a pair of goals in the third to seal the victory.

Marshall (3-11) will host Worthington today.

Boys basketball

Marshall 59,

St. Peter 42

ST. PETER – Marshall defeated St. Peter 59-42 on Friday.

Marshall was led by a hot shooting performance from Josh Baker, who made four 3-pointers and finished with 23 points.

Bryce Lance added 14 points and six rebounds in the win.

Marshall (13-2) will host Pipestone Area on Monday night in the final home game of the regular season.

Wabasso 68,

RRC 61

WABASSO – Wabasso earned a 68-61 win over Red Rock Central on Friday.

Sam Fenger led the way for Wabasso with 17 points. Isaac Kronback added 15 points in the win, while Matt Evink scored 11 points.

Dominik Smith scored 19 points to lead RRC.

Wabasso (8-7) will host Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Monday while RRC (5-10) will play at Hills-Beaver Creek today.

Girls basketball

Lakeview 58,

YME 47

GRANITE FALLS – Lakeview ended a three-game losing streak with a 58-47 win over Yellow Medicine East on Friday.

Aubrey Kaczmarek led the Lakers with 17 points and eight rebounds.

Kiana Imes added 14 points, six rebounds and six assists in the win, while Shelby Gravley finished with 10 points.

Lakeview (9-6) will travel to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton on Monday, while YME (2-12) will play at Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg today.

Minneota 48,

Canby 31

CANBY – Minneota earned a 48-31 win over Canby on Friday night.

McKenna Yost led the way for Minneota with 14 points.

Abby Hennen added 13 points and five rebounds in the win, while Natalee Rolbiecki recorded 10 points.

McKenzie Ruether scored 10 points to lead Canby.

Minneota (14-0) will play at Dawson-Boyd today while Canby (7-8) will host Wheaton/Herman-Norcross on Monday.

WWG 47,

Wabasso 45

WESTBROOK – Westbrook-Walnut Grove defeated Wabasso 47-45 on Friday.

Bethany Byers led the way for WWG with 18 points. Olivia Klumper added 15 points in the win, while Abby Wiggins finished with 12 points.

Sarah Franta scored 24 points to lead Wabasso.

WWG (7-8) will host Southwest Minnesota Christian on Monday, while Wabasso (8-7) will travel to Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Monday.


Marshall 60,

Luverne 18

LUVERNE – The Marshall wrestling team defeated Luverne 60-18 on Friday. Marshall’s other match against Ortonville was not available at press time.

Two Tigers each reached milestones in the win. Grant Louwagie recorded his 125th career win while Spencer Wambeke recorded his 60th career win, both on forfeits.

Landon Marthaler, Drew Chandler, Christian Vlaminck, Dylan Louwagie and Keiton Walerius also won by forfeit while Tate Condezo, Tucker Fiene and Kaiden Otto earned pins in the victory.

Marshall will start Section 3AA tournament play on Thursday with a matchup against Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle/Montevideo United at New London-Spicer at 6 p.m.


Girls basketball


DB 19

DAWSON — The Dawson-Boyd girls basketball team fell to MACCRAY 66-19 on Thursday.

Ella Johnson led DB with five points while Chelsie Husby and Kate Dahl each added four. Johnson led in rebounds with six while Husby, Madison Hansen, Paige Conover and Laney Bartunek led in assists with one each.

DB (1-13) will face Minneota at home today at 3:30 p.m.

Sleepy Eye 66,

Wabasso 51

WABASSO — The Wabasso girls basketball team fell to Sleepy Eye 66-51 on Thursday.

Sarah Franta led Wabasso with 22 points while Kelsey Fischer and Avery Carlson each added nine and Kelsey Frank had five. Franta led in rebounds with nine while Carlson led in steals with five.

Boys basketball

LQPV 62, TMB 60

TRACY — The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton boys basketball team fell to Lac qui Parle Valley 62-60 on Thursday.

Trevor Smith led TMB with 22 points while Christian Wendland added 15 and Jake Turner and Tony Nelson each had seven. Wendland led in rebounds with eight while Smith led in steals with four.

TMB (9-6) will face WWG at home today at 3:30 p.m.

RTR 96, YME 52

GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine East boys basketball team fell to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 96-52 on Thursday.

Cody Dahlager, Nikson Knapper and Caleb Jans led YME with 10 points each while Isaac Jimenez and Tyler Nordaune added seven each. Jimenez led in rebounds with three while Dahlager led in assists with three.

Aiden Wichmann led RTR with 23 points while Cody Wichmann and Dylan Anderson each added 15 and Hayden Gravley had 11. Cody Wichmann led in rebounds with five while Aiden Wichmann led in assists with two.

YME (0-15) will face Minneota today at 3:30 p.m.

WWG 67, MCC 47

SLAYTON — The Murray County Central boys basketball team fell to Westbrook-Walnut Grove 67-47 on Thursday.

Blake Schmitz led MCC with 17 points while Colton Mitchell added 10 and Nate Kleven recorded six. Dylan Johnson led in rebounds with eight while Schmitz led in assists with four.

Ethan Mischke led WWG with 23 points while Nathan Kuehl added 15 and Hunter Lien had 12.

MCC (8-5) will face SWC today at home at 7:15 p.m. while WWG (12-3) will face TMB on the road today at 3:30 p.m.


DB 61

CLARA CITY — The Dawson-Boyd boys basketball team fell to MACCRAY 67-61 on Thursday.

Micah Olson led DB with 21 points while Keegon Wicht added nine and Zeke Sather had seven. Gauge Liebl led in rebounds with six while Sather led in assists with one.

DB (2-13) will face Benson on the road on Monday at 7:15 p.m.




PIPESTONE — The Marshall wrestling team earned a pair of victories on Thursday, defeating Pipestone Area 46-27 and Luverne 57-15.

Against Pipestone Area, Dylan Louwagie, Tate Condezo, Lucas Stelter, Spencer Wambeke and Grant Louwagie won by forfeit, Josh Kraft and Tucker Fiene won by decision, Mitchell Bouwman won by major decision and Kaiden Otto won by fall for Marshall.

Against Luverne, Landon Marthaler, Drew Chandler, Bouwman and Otto won by fall, Dylan Louwagie, Condezo, Wambeke, Grant Louwagie and Keiton Walerius won by forfeit and Fiene won by decision for Marshall.

United triangular

MADISON — Multiple area wrestling teams competed in the Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle/Montevideo United triangular on Thursday. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove earned a pair of victories, defeating Wabasso 57-12 and United 36-30. United also defeated Wabasso 64-15.

For TMB/WWG, against Wabasso, Linkoln Carlson and Ayden Horner won by decision, Devin Carter, Alexander Schuh, Gabe Krick and Kalvin Crumrine won by forfeit, David Schuh won by major decision, Jeret Ankrum, Jayden Torgeson and Nic Willhite won by fall and Caden Johnson won by tech fall. Chase Irlbeck won by fall while Sam Welch and Hunter Taylor won by decision for Wabasso.

Against United, Carter, Alexander Schuh and Johnson won by fall, Horner won by forfeit and Torgeson, Krick, Eathan Martinez and Travis Willhite won by decision for TMB/WWG. Daniel Gunlogson, Zander Clausen, Dain Mortenson and Trey Teichert won by fall while Ethan Moravetz and Kadin Huntley won by decision for United.

For United, against Wabasso, Kameron Sather, Mortenson and Nolan Kwilinski won by forfeit, Gunlogson, Moravetz, Clausen, Tyler Schickedanz, Avery Wittnebel, Landon Olson and Teichert won by fall and Adrian Norman won by major decision. Tyler Bliss and Taylor won by fall for Wabasso.

TMB/WWG will compete today at Worthington at 11 a.m. while United will compete today at Benson at 10 a.m. and Wabasso will face RRC at home in the Section 3A tournament on Tuesday at 8 p.m.



SPRINGFIELD — The Minneota wrestling team earned a pair of victories on Thursday, defeating Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther 76-3 and Springfield 57-24.

Against MTML, Adam DeVlaeminck, Destin Fier, Peyton Gillund, Brock Fier and Branden Johnson won by fall, Troy VanKeulen, Alex Depestel, Jonah Gruenes, Conner Sik, Hudson Scholten, Jackson Esping and Barry Gronke won by forfeit and Zack Fier won by major decision for Minneota.

Against Springfield, DeVlaeminck, Eric Carrasco, VanKeulen and Esping won by forfeit, Destin Fier, Gillund, Eli Gruenes, Jonah Gruenes and Depestel won by fall and Scholten won by decision for Minneota.

Minneota will compete next Thursday in the Section 3A tournament at home against the winner of Adrian and Fulda/MCC at 6 p.m.

Girls hockey

Willmar 5,

Marshall 2

MARSHALL — The Marshall girls hockey team fell to Willmar 5-2 on Thursday.

Willmar jumped out to an early lead, scoring a pair of goals in the first period to take a 2-0 advantage after one. Marshall would get on the board with a goal from Kaitlyn Timm with 3:30 left in the second period to make it 2-1, but Willmar answered with two more goals in the third to push its lead to 4-1. Marshall wouldn’t go down without a fight, though, as Timm found the back of the net again, this time on a power play on the assist from Tessa Gannott to make it 4-2 with three minutes left, but Willmar added another score a couple of minutes later to bring it to the 5-2 final.

Willmar outshot Marshall 45-14 on the game. Emma Klenken had 40 saves.


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