Prep Baseball CENTRAL LAKES Fergus Falls at Willmar, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Lac qui Parle Valley at Benson, 5 p.m. BOLD at Montevideo (2), 5 p.m. Yellow Medicine East at Morris (2), 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Minnewaska at Melrose, 5 p.m. St. Cloud Cathedral at Paynesville, 4:30 p.m. CENTRAL MINNESOTA Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade, 5 p.m. CAMDEN Lincoln County vs. Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg, 4:30 p.m. Minneota at Dawson-Boyd, 5 p.m. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven, 5 p.m. Canby vs.
LONG PRAIRIE -- Paynesville's Cory Nietfeld hit for a natural cycle to lead the Bulldogs to a 15-12 win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in West Central North baseball action Tuesday. Nietfeld singled in the third inning, doubled in the six-run fourth inning, tripled in the five-run fifth and hit a three-run home run to highlight a four-run seventh which erased LPGE's 12-11 lead. The Bulldogs (5-1, 6-1) pounded out 18 hits.
MADISON -- This West Central Conference twinbill on Tuesday had duplicate five-inning blowouts with opposite outcomes. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City crushed Lac qui Parle Valley in the first game 15-3 only to have the roles reversed in game two with the Eagles pounding the Falcons 17-2. First game ACGC 15, LQPV 3 Jordan Tanner led the 17-hit parade for ACGC with four hits while Kyle Johnson went 3-for-4 with a double. Justin Schroeder went all five innings for the win getting seven strikeouts.
The Ridgewater Lady Warriors softball team hosts Fergus Falls in a doubleheader today beginning at 4 p.m. at the college field. The Lady Warriors are 18-2 in the Souther Division of the Minnesota Community College Conference and 20-4 overall.
Allie Sweep, a junior shortstop for the Willmar Cardinals, was selected the Central Lakes Conference Softball Player of the Week. In six games, Sweep batted .409 (9-for-22) with two home runs, one triple and seven RBI.
Ridgewater College pitcher Michael Riewer, freshman from Bertha, has been selected Minnesota Community College Conference Southern Division Player of the Week. Riewer extended his record to 3-0 when he threw a no-hitter with four strikeouts and one walk in an 8-0 win over Itasca College.
Litchfield native John Carlson has been named one of four captains for the 2007 Notre Dame football team. Carlson, who will be a senior tight end, caught 47 passes for 634 yards and four touchdowns last season for the Fighting Irish. Carlson was one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award for the top tight end in Division I last season. The award went to Matt Spaeth of the Minnesota Gophers.
WILLMAR -- Willmar faced its mirror image in St. Cloud Apollo in Central Lakes Conference tennis action Tuesday. The Cardinals, strong in singles, but inexperienced in doubles, edged the Eagles 4-3 at St.
ST. CLOUD -- Willmar got enough offense to force their Central Lakes Conference softball game into extra innings, but not enough to win the game in the remaining three frames, falling to St. Cloud Tech 8-7 in 10 innings Tuesday. The Cardinals (3-4, 3-7) tied the game with two outs in the seventh on pinch hitter Emily Klein's single to right-center field, scoring Bobbi Sather, who walked to start the inning. Willmar had runners on base in each of the last three innings, including first and second three times in the 10th.
LITCHFIELD -- A dropped third strike with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning allowed Marcus Buschette to score from third base as Litchfield rallied past Waconia 8-7 Tuesday in the Wright County Conference. Jarit Euerle swung and missed on a full-count pitch, but the Waconia catcher couldn't handle the pitch, allowing Buschette to score easily from third. Jordan Lecher hit an RBI single in the third and knocked in two more runs in the fourth with a single for the Dragons, who trailed 6-1 at one point.