PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall boys golf places fifth, girls sixth at Fairmont Invite
FAIRMONT — The Marshall boys and girls golf team competed in the Fairmont Invite over the weekend, with the boys team placing fifth and the girls team taking sixth.
On the boys side, Marshall placed fifth with a team score of 354. Blue Earth Area took first with a score of 312, followed by Minnewaska Area in second (326), St. Peter in third (331) and Fairmont in fourth (337).
Marshall was led by Luke Ehlers who shot an 85 to place 16th while Grant Horvath shot an 87 to tie for 19th and Jayden Manthei had an 89 to place 26th. Sam Schwarz shot a 93 while Joey Fossum had a 96 and Evan Franson had a 98 to round out their scores.
“Luke led the team with an 85 and earned 16th place out of 58 golfers. Although he carded 2 birdies on the day, he was errant off the tee box and frequently found himself in trouble off of the tee box. Grant was close behind Ehlers with an 87. Grant had one blow up hole, but other than that played very consistently and hit many fairways with his drives. It was fun to see him have success at a big meet like this,” Marshall boys coach Kari Ehlers said. “Our third spot was taken by Jayden in 26th place. Jayden also had a consistent day of golf. He was able to fine tune his driver this past week and see some success by hitting a lot of fairways. I was really proud of the way Jayden carried himself knowing it was his first big varsity golf tournament of his career. Sam rounded out the top four spots with a 93. Also playing were Evan and Joey.”
On the girls side, Marshall took sixth with a team score of 429. St. Peter took first with a team score of 345, followed by North Union in second (375), Fairmont in third (385), Blue Earth Area in fourth (405) and Worthington in fifth (420).
Marshall was led by Grace Ehlers who shot a 104, followed by Taylor Miller with a 106, Brooklyn Gossen with a 109 and Mild Du with a score of 110. Bella Philips shot a 116 and Eryn Kraft had a 132 to round out their scores.
“This was many of the girls’ first 18 holes ever,” Marshall girls coach Megan Nickel said. “They are definitely learning a lot and are getting used to competitive play.”
The girls team will compete today at 2 p.m. in Worthington while the boys team will take on Pipestone Area today at 2 p.m.
MILROY — The Wabasso baseball team defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 17-12 on Friday.
Carter Benz led Wabasso with three hits and five RBI while Matt Evink added three hits and four RBI and Colby Wall had a hit. Adryen Tietz earned the victory in relief, going 4 2/3 innings while allowing no runs on two hits and struck out nine.
Nathan Fultz led TMB with three hits and two RBI while Joe Anderson added two hits and two RBI. Alexander Schuh took the loss on the mound, going 3 2/3 innings while allowing nine runs on 14 hits and struck out three.
Wabasso (5-2) will face MVL today on the road at 5 p.m. while TMB (0-8) will face RCW today on the road at 4:30 p.m.
YME 10, Redwood Valley 0
YME 16, Lakeview 0
MONTEVIDEO — The Yellow Medicine East baseball team earned a pair of victories on Friday, defeating Redwood Valley 10-0 in five innings and Lakeview 16-0 in four innings.
Against Redwood Valley, Cody Dahlager led YME with a hit and two RBI while Nikson Knapper added two hits and an RBI and Ty Schulte and Hunter Wilke each had a hit and an RBI.
Wilke earned the victory on the mound, going five innings while allowing no runs on two hits and struck out two.
Against Lakeview, Wilke led YME with three hits and two RBI while Knapper added a hit and two RBI and Tyler Nordaune had two RBI.
Knapper earned the victory on the mound, going four innings while allowing no runs on two hits and struck out six.
No Lakeview stats were available at press time.
YME (6-2) will face CMCS at home on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. while Lakeview (2-6) will face RTR at home on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
HLO/Fulda 6, RTR 2
HERON LAKE — The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton baseball team fell to Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 6-2 on Friday.
Sam Nibbe, Jack Christianson and Hayden Gravley led RTR with a hit each while Gravley and Cody Wichmann each had an RBI.
Nibbe took the loss on the mound, going four innings while allowing five runs on eight hits and struck out three.
RTR (5-3) will face Lakeview on the road on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
RTR 9, RRC/WWG 8
TYLER — The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton softball team defeated Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 9-8 on Friday.
Kya Alderson and Cora Alderson led RTR with three hits and two RBI each while Kiley Griesse added a hit and two RBI. Kya Alderson earned the victory in the circle, going seven innings while allowing eight runs on six hits and struck out 12.
No RRC/WWG stats were available at press time.
RTR (4-3) will face Lakeview on the road today at 4:30 p.m. while RRC/WWG (5-1) will face Adrian/Ellsworth at home on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.