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September 8, 2014
Area Roundup: Cardinal boys soccer thumps Hutch
WILLMAR — The Willmar boys soccer team dominated Hutchinson, allowing just one shot on goal — which led to an own-goal in the first two minutes — and won 3-1 in a non-conference match on Saturday in Hutchinson. Willmar’s Nick McLouth scored the tying goal in the 26th minute...
sports / prep
September 8, 2014 - 4:45pm
August 10, 2014
Amateur Baseball: Montevideo advances to Class C State Tournament
ROSEN — Montevideo lost in the Region 9C championship game Sunday but had already secured a berth in the Class C State Amateur Baseball Tournament with a victory over Madison earlier in the day. Montevideo opens the tournament against Howard Lake, the 12C third-place finisher,...
August 10, 2014 - 11:56pm
July 25, 2014
Amateur Baseball: Milroy rallies past Bird Island to win Cornbelt title
MILROY — Another close game between Milroy and Bird Island went in the Yankees’ favor Friday as the No. 4 seed rallied from an 8-3 deficit with six late runs to beat the visiting Bullfrogs 9-8 in the championship game of the Cornbelt League playoffs. It was the third one-run...
July 25, 2014 - 11:31pm
July 23, 2014
Golf: Jacobson four back entering MGA final day
GOLDEN VALLEY -- Willmar’s Andy Jacobson again played a steady, even-par round on Tuesday and remains four shots off the lead after round two of the 111th Minnesota Golf Association Amateur Championship at the Golden Valley Golf and Country Club. Jacobson, playing out of Eagle...
July 23, 2014 - 1:29am
July 10, 2014
Area Baseball: Bullfrogs break out late to down Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS — Logan Swan drove in runs in the fourth and sixth innings and Shawn Dollerschell provided the topper with a three-run home run in the eighth inning as Bird Island defeated Granite Falls 6-1 on Wednesday. Swan, Elliot Serbus and Jake Marcus all had two hits for Bird...
sports / prep
July 10, 2014 - 12:56am
July 9, 2014
Area Baseball: Lindstrom drives home Granite’s game-winner in 10th
GRANITE FALLS — Blake Lindstrom’s single to center field brought home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Granite Falls Legion team defeated Sacred Heart/MACCRAY 4-3 on Tuesday. In the bottom of the 10th Zach Fischer drew a walk, was sacrificed to second,...
sports / prep
July 9, 2014 - 12:17am
July 8, 2014
Area Baseball: Hill five-hits Granite Falls as Madison improves to 10-1
MADISON — Brandon Hill tossed a five-hit shutout, which was backed by a 13-hit attack, to help Madison topple Granite Falls 10-0 in five innings Monday. Madison scored in every inning and Hill, helping his own cause, invoked the 10-run rule with a one-out single to center that...
sports / prep
July 8, 2014 - 12:40am
July 6, 2014
Amateur Baseball Roundup: Lakers edge Stars to clinch No. 2 seed for CLL playoffs
SUNBURG — Jonah Johnson pitched an 11-inning complete game and Jordan Engler hit a walkoff single as Norway Lake-Sunburg took an 8-7, extra-inning win over Starbuck Sunday in the County Line League. The win secures the Lakers the No. 2 seed for the league playoffs that start...
July 6, 2014 - 11:35pm
July 2, 2014
Amateur Baseball Roundup: Vien tosses 2-hitter in 10-0 win for first-place Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO — Colton Vien tossed a two-hitter Wednesday with nine strikeouts and no walks to spark Land O’ Ducks South Division-leading Montevideo to a 10-0 win over Minneota. Mitch Christensen’s two-run single in the first inning was just the start for Montevideo (8-2 in...
July 2, 2014 - 11:48pm
July 1, 2014
Amateur Baseball: 1st-place A’s drub Willmar
MARSHALL — Cornbelt League frontrunner Marshall needed only eight hits Tuesday to thrash Willmar 17-5 and clinch at least a share of the league title. The A’s are 9-1 in the Cornbelt and have a two-game lead in the loss column with just two league games remaining. The A’s...
July 1, 2014 - 11:23pm
June 29, 2014
Amateur Baseball: NL-Spicer sinks Pirates
SPICER — A 16-hit attack and an eight-run third inning was more than enough for New London-Spicer to sink the Paynesville Pirates 13-2 Sunday in a County Line League game. The Twins sent up 13 batters to the plate in the third and got six hits — leadoff hitter Ben Kulset singled...
June 29, 2014 - 11:33pm
Amateur Baseball Roundup: Chuckers rally past Starbuck
GLENWOOD — Starbuck enjoyed a sizeable lead for the first half of its County Line League game with Atwater Sunday, but the visiting Chuckers rallied to collect a 9-8 win. Thanks to an 11 at bat frame in the second, Starbuck (2-7 in CLL) plated six runs, highlighted by Jake Amundson’s...
June 29, 2014 - 11:29pm
June 25, 2014
Area Baseball: Lange, Linn duel in EVW Legion’s win
WATKINS — The Eden Valley-Watkins Legion team scored the game’s only runs on a passed ball and a suicide squeeze in a 2-0 victory over Hector on Tuesday. Hector pitcher Tate Lange and EVW winner Logan Linn were front and center throughout the game. Lange allowed just one hit...
sports / prep
June 25, 2014 - 12:07am
June 13, 2014
Amateur Baseball: Lakers outslug Twins
SPICER — Norway Lake-Sunburg banged out 15 hits and New London-Spicer helped the cause with 12 walks in the Lakers’ 14-6 County Line League victory on Friday at Green Lake Diamond. The Lakers led 4-3 through six innings but then erupted for six runs in the seventh and three...
June 13, 2014 - 11:53pm
Amateur Baseball Roundup: Chuckers stymie Paynesville
ATWATER — JaColby Anderson drove in three runs and also struck out four over the final two innings in Atwater’s 8-3 County Line League win over Paynesville on Friday. Anderson relieved Vance Martin, who allowed just two unearned runs over seven innings to get the win. Paynesville’s...
June 13, 2014 - 11:50pm