PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall boys golf places second at Luverne Invite
LUVERNE – The Marshall boys golf team competed at a conference meet in Luverne on Thursday.
Marshall finished second as a team with a score of 175, eight strokes behind Luverne.
Four Tigers finished in the Top 10, led by Luke Ehlers with a fourth-place round of 42. Marshall coach Kari Ehlers was impressed by how he battled back from a rough start.
“It would have been easy for him to get down on himself after an eight on his first hole, but he did a good job of grinding out some good pars during his round,” coach Ehlers said.
Jayden Manthei carded a 43 to tie for fifth, followed by junior Evan Franson and senior Grant Horvath with 45s.
Coach Ehlers said poor tee shots kept the Tigers from finishing in first place as a team.
“The course is designed with tight fairways lined by a lot of old trees,” she said. “Our team had a tough time keeping their drives in play off of the tee and spent way too much time punching out of trouble. When you do not hit the fairways, you aren’t hitting greens in regulation.”
SANBORN – The Wabasso Rabbits hosted a golf quadrangular won by the Springfield boys with a team score of 189 on Thursday. Cedar Mountain finished second as a team at 197 followed by New Ulm Cathedral (210) and Wabasso (219).
Spencer Rohlik led Wabasso with a round of 53. Hayden Carlson and Ashton Thein added 55s, while Jayden Goblish recorded a 56.
None of the four schools fielded a complete team on the girls side. For the Rabbits, Jocelyn Jenniges carded a 63 to lead the way, while Chloe Rohlik finished with a 65.
Wabasso will travel to Winthrop Golf Club for a triangular on Monday.
RTR 5, MACCRAY 4
RUTHTON – Russell-Tyler-Ruthton scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat MACCRAY 5-4 on Thursday.
Aiden Wichmann went 2 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored to lead the Knights. Hayden Gravle added two RBI in the win.
Sam Nibbe earned the win in relief. Over three scoreless innings, he recorded three strikeouts and only allowed one hit.
RTR (3-0) will host Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove today.
MACCRAY 003 100 0 – 4 6 2
RTR 010 101 2 – 5 6 2
CMCS 10, TMB 6
MILROY – Central Minnesota Christian School defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 10-6 on Thursday in a game played at Yankee Field.
Andrew LaVoy went 2 for 3 to lead the Panthers, while Travis Willhite added a pair of hits in the loss.
Maddox Viessman got the start and allowed five runs while striking out three batters.
TMB (0-4) will travel to Murray County Central today.
CMCS 041 002 3 – 10 8
TMB 200 001 3 – 6 6
WESTBROOK – Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove defeated Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian 9-1 on Thursday.
Dominik Smith went 2 for 4 with a solo home run. Mason Irlbeck, Sam Kleven and Orion Knakmuhs each added a pair of hits in the win.
Irlbeck earned the win on the mound. Over five innings of work, he allowed one earned run on one hit with 11 strikeouts.
RRC/WWG (3-1) will travel to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton today.
E/SWC 000 100 0 – 1 2
RRC/WWG 232 011 – 9 10
COTTONWOOD – Lac qui Parle Valley used a 10-run first inning to defeat Lakeview 17-0 in four innings on Thursday.
Lakeview only recorded three hits in the season-opening loss. Kaitlynn Bot finished 2 for 2, while Carly Kosel added a hit in two at-bats.
Lakeview 000 0 – 0 3 3
LQPV (10)43 x – 17 11 0
COTTONWOOD – Lac qui Parle Valley completed the doubleheader sweep with a five-inning 16-2 win over Lakeview.
Kaitlynn Bot ended the game 1 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. Kiana Imes added a run scored in a 1 for 2 day at the plate.
Lakeview (0-2) will travel to Dawson-Boyd on Tuesday.
LQPV 841 21 – 16 10 0
Lakeview 000 20 – 2 4 3
Sleepy Eye 3
SLEEPY EYE – Wabasso opened a doubleheader with a 6-3 win over Sleepy Eye on Thursday.
Kelsey Fischer finished the game with a double and two RBI. Kylee Fogelson added two hits and an RBI in the win.
Sarah Franta recorded the win from the circle.
Wabasso 17, Sleepy Eye 11
SLEEPY EYE – The bats came out in Game 2 of the doubleheader as Wabasso outlasted Sleepy Eye 17-11.
Sarah Franta finished 3 for 5 at the plate with a double and three RBI. Kelsey Frank was 4 for 5 with a pair of doubles. Halle Huhnerkoch scored three runs in the win.
Wabasso will host New Ulm Cathedral on Monday.