MELROSE -- Melrose won on its home course by two strokes over St. Cloud Cathedral in West Central North boys golf Tuesday. New London-Spicer was the top area team, finishing fourth. Pierce Peters of Minnewaska, and Nathan Carlson and Chris Tobkin of New London-Spicer were the highest area finishers, tying for third at 39. Team scoring (1) Melrose 158 (2) St.
MORRIS -- Benson/KMS and Montevideo continue to duke it out for supremacy in the West Central South boys golf league. Led by senior Mitch Enderson's meet-best 36 at the Pomme de Terre Golf Club, Benson/KMS squeezed by Montevideo 159-163 on Tuesday. That allowed the Braves to pick up a point on the Thunder Hawks and knot the race for first with 26 points each after four meets. Team scoring (1) Benson/KMS 159 (2) Montevideo 163 (3) BOLD 164 (4) YME 173 (5) Lac qui Parle Valley 173 (6) ACGC 196 (7) Morris 201 Individual TOP FIVE - (1) Mitch Enderson, Ben, 36 (2) tie, Ross Benjamin, Ben; To
Results Tuesday West Metro Litchfield 5, Holy Family 2 Brian Ward at 1-singles didn't give up a game and the Dragons went on to improve to 3-1 in the conference and 4-2 overall. Andrew Tancabel and 2-singles, Peter Zender at 3-singles, Aaron Carlson-Dominick Devine and 2-doubles and Brennan Rosenow-Zach Hedtke and 3-doubles also prevailed for Litchfield. Singles (1) Brian Ward, Lit, def. Taylor Curtis 6-0, 6-0 (2) Andrew Tancabel, Lit, def. Sam Puff 6-0, 6-1 (3) Peter Zender, Lit, def. Chris Mullin 6-0, 6-1 (4) Reming Riehl, HF, def.
ALBANY -- Megan Bergeson went 4-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI to lead New London-Spicer to a 12-4 win over Albany in a West Central North Conference game Tuesday. Kelsey O'Fallon had three hits, including two doubles, and four RBI. Jessica Rosendahl allowed four runs on eight hits in the win, striking out nine and walking two. NL-Spicer 12, Albany 4 NL-Spicer (2-5, 2-6) 220 404 0 -- 12 16 0 Albany 001 300 0 -- 4 8 1 HITTING - New London-Spicer: Megan Bergeson 4-for-4, 3 runs, 3 rbi; Kelsey O'Fallon 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 2b's, 4 rbi; Taylor Thompsen 2-for-3, 2 runs;
TRACY -- Adam Rambow singled in the eventual winning run for MACCRAY in the seventh inning and Ben Ruter added insurance with a two-run double as the Wolverines stayed unbeaten by upending Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 9-6 Monday in the Camden Conference. MACCRAY (5-0, 9-0) scored only three earned runs as TMB (5-1, 5-4) committed five errors, but the Panthers kept pace with the help of Isaac Dolan's two-run homer and two-run double. Ruter finished with three hits while Tyler Dammann, who scored on Rambow's single, collected two singles and scored three times.
MORRIS -- Justin Schroeder's two-run double in the fifth inning broke a 3-3 tie and led Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City to a 9-5 win over Morris in West Central South Conference baseball Monday. Schroeder went 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI overall.
The West Central Tribune sports department received four awards in the 2006 Minnesota Associated Press contest. Competing in the under-20,000 circulation category, the Tribune was awarded second place in design and editing and third place in general excellence. Sports editor Scott Thoma was third in feature writing and reporter Rand Middleton tied for third in column writing.
The Minnewaska girls golf team continues its quest for perfection at Long Prairie today. The Lakers, the state Class A defending champs, will try to win their 14th straight meet. They will compete in the fifth West Central North meet, held at Long Prairie Country Club beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Willmar athletes and fans will see a lot of St. Cloud Tech today, as three Cardinals teams will take on the Central Lakes Conference rival Tigers. The baseball team hosts Tech at 5 p.m. at Bill Taunton Stadium, the softball team travels to St. Cloud for a 4 p.m. game and the tennis team hosts the Tigers at 4:30 p.m. at the High School tennis courts. The track and field will also be in action today, traveling to the Hopkins Invite, which starts at 4 p.m.
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to tip Bethany Lutheran JV 4-3 in the Warriors' regular-season finale Monday. Tyler Horning's double drove in the tying run, then the Willmar native stole third and scored on Matt Bauer's game-winning single. Originally scheduled as two 7-inning games, the format was changed to one 9-inning affair to accommodate Bethany Lutheran's lack of pitching depth after playing a number of games last week. "It was good for us to play in a nine-inning game, because that's how its played in the World Series," said Ridgewater co