PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wabasso competes in first conference meet of the season
BUFFALO LAKE — The Wabasso boys and girls golf team competed in its first conference meet of the season on Wednesday, with the boys team taking fifth and the girls team recording an incomplete team score.
On the boys side, Wabasso took fifth with a team score of 395, with Sleepy Eye United (336), Springfield (355), New Ulm Cathedral (371) and Cedar Mountain (379) anchoring the top four spots, respectively. Wabasso was led by Will Carlson who shot an 86 while Jayden Carlson had a 97 and Jayden Goblish and Ashton Thein both had a 106. Wyatt Soupir shot a 109 and Spencer Rohlik had a 128 to round out their scores.
On the girls side, Jocelyn Jenniges was the lone competitor for Wabasso, shooting a 126.
Wabasso will compete next today at home at 4:30 p.m.
Marshall 159, Montevideo 226 (boys)
Marshall 212, Montevideo 227 (girls)
MARSHALL — The Marshall boys and girls golf teams got their seasons underway on Tuesday afternoon, hosting Montevideo in a dual. The Marshall boys defeated Montevideo 159-226 while the girls team won 212-227 against the ThunderHawks.
On the boys side, Marshall was led by Luke Ehlers, who fired an even par round of 36 while Jayden Manthei added a 39, Evan Franson had a 41 and Grant Horvath had a 43. Sam Schwarz and Joey Fossum both shot 45 to round out Marshall’s scores.
“It was a strong start for us,” Marshall boys coach Kari Ehlers said. “Eighth-grader Luke Ehlers had an even par round of golf with 5 pars, 2 bogeys and 2 birdies. He was able to keep his first-ever varsity tournament jitters under control to lead us. Jayden, a ninth grader, was not far behind, as he scored a 39. He has a real love for the game of golf and really works on the little things that can take his scores down. Evan turned in a strong first competitive round of the year at 41 as the team rounded out their top four scorers with a 43 from Grant. Other scores from the Tigers were Sam Schwarz and Joey Fossum with a 45.”
On the girls side, Brooklyn Gossen led Marshall with a score of 46 while Grace Ehlers added a 54 and Bella Philips and Taylor Miller had a 56 each. Marshall girls coach Megan Nickel said she was pleased with their start to the season despite not having much experience on the course as a group.
“With the unknown coming into the season, we had a great start. Brooklyn led us with a score of 46, which included 2 birdies; she got out to a great start to the season,” Nickel said. “Sophomore Grace Ehlers added a 54 to the team score and Bella Philips and Taylor Miller both shot 56. Our team has had very little meet experience. A lot of nerves and adrenaline go into that first meet of the year, but I could not be prouder of how the girls responded.”
The Marshall boys will compete again today in Luverne at 4:30 p.m. while the girls team will compete today in Redwood Falls at 4:30 p.m.
RCW 5, Wabasso 4
WABASSO — The Wabasso baseball team fell to Renville County West 5-4 on Tuesday.
Will Carlson led Wabasso with three hits and an RBI while Colby Wall added two hits and an RBI. Carter Benz took the loss on the mound, going 2 2/3 innings while allowing four runs on five hits and struck out five.
Wabasso (2-1) will face Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart today at home at 5 p.m.
NEW ULM — The Wabasso boys and girls golf team competed in a triangular in New Ulm on Tuesday, with the Rabbits placing third on the boys side and the recording an incomplete team score on the girls side.
On the boys side, Wabasso had a team score of 213 while New Ulm Cathedral took first with a 201 and Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop took second with a 206. Wabasso was led by Jayden Carlson, who shot a 49, while Jayden Goblish had a 50, Ashton Thein had a 54 and Spencer Rohlik had a 60. Jamison Rohlik shot a 64 while Michael Rothmeier had a 75 to round out their scores.
On the girls side, all three teams recorded incomplete team scores. Wabasso was led by Jocelyn Jenniges who shot a 65 while Chloe Rohlik added a 71.