WILLMAR -- Samantha Sommers won her third straight Cardinal Invitational championship on Monday afternoon, firing a one-under par-72 at the Eagle Creek Golf Club. "I hit the greens when I needed to," said the St. Cloud Apollo senior and two-time defending Class AA individual champion. "I was pretty straight off the tee and never got in trouble. This is my best score (so far)." Willmar's 12-team invitational was also the fourth stop on the Central Lakes Conference circuit. Alexandria shot a torrid 333, compared to a 366 for second-place Sartell.
GLENWOOD -- After falling behind New London-Spicer 2-0, Minnewaska pushed in four runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth for an 8-2 victory over New London-Spicer in the West Central North Conference Monday. Cassie Jacobs' two-run homer in the fifth made it 6-2. Nine players hit for the Lakers, including Alica Pfeninger who had two hits. Minnewaska has won three straight games. Kali Cordes threw a three-hitter for the win.
BENSON -- Katie Razink of Benson/Hancock struck out 13 Chokio-Alberta/Herman-Norcross batters in a 5-2 non-conference softball victory Monday. Razink saw her four-game shutout streak end in the third inning. She has given up only one unearned run in 56 innings pitched. Sarah Ahrndt broke up a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning with a sacrifice fly. The Brave/Owls added two more runs in the fifth. Ashley Lindahl led the team with two hits and an RBI. Benson/Hancock 5, Chokio-Alberta/HN 2 CA/HN 002 000 0 -- 2 1 1 Benson/Han.
CLARA CITY -- The Yellow Medicine East boys and Renville County West girls claimed closely-contested titles at the eight-team MACCRAY Invitational Monday. YME had 14 top-three finishes to edge New London-Spicer, who had 12 top-three finishes, by 12 points. Dan Johnson won the 100-meter dash (11.626) and the long jump (19-5) for the Sting. RCW had the same number of top-three finishes (10) as BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector, but the Jaguars had four more place in the top five to clip BOLD/BLH by 4½ points.
Prep Baseball ACGC 9, Morris Area 5 Minnewaska 4, Melrose 1 MACCRAY 9, TMB 6 Lakeview 5, KMS 4 RCW 11, Lincoln County 1 Minneota 8, CMCS 6 Benson 15, West Central 5 BLH 8, Springfield 7 EVW 3, BBE 2 EVW 6, BBE 4 Prep Softball Minnewaska 8, NLS 2 Benson/Hancock 5, Chokio-Alberta/HN 2 BOLD 15, RCW 2 Marshall 9, LQPV 4 ACGC 5, HLWW 4 YME 15, CMCS 1 Tennis LPGE 7, YME 0 MACCRAY 4, LQPV/DB 3 Boys Golf Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 168, MACCRAY 183 Central Lakes (1) Alexandria 298 (2) St.
Prep Baseball CENTRAL LAKES St. Cloud Apollo at Willmar, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Benson vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 4:30 p.m. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Lac qui Parle Valley (2), 4:30 p.m. Montevideo at Morris, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH New London-Spicer at Minnewaska, 5 p.m. Paynesville at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 5 p.m. CENTRAL MINNESOTA Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Maple Lake, 5 p.m. CAMDEN Renville County West at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, 4:30 p.m. Canby at Dawson-Boyd, 5 p.m. MACCRAY vs.
BENSON -- With only a couple of meets left, Benson/KMS inched closer to wrapping up the West Central South girls golf title with a 191 score Monday on its home course. Lac qui Parle Valley's Christine Bendel and Emily Ness of Benson/KMS each shot 45 to tie for medalist. Team scoring (1) Benson 191 (2) Lac qui Parle Valley 198 (3) Yellow Medicine East 201 (4) Morris 205 (5) BOLD 217 (6) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 224 (7) Montevideo 226 Individual TOP FIVE - (1) tie, Christine Bendel, LQPV, 45; Emily Ness, BKMS, 45 (3) tie, Holly Erickson, BKMS; Danni Graff, Mor, 47 (5) tie, Kara Maatz, LQ
GLENWOOD -- St. Cloud Cathedral won its third West Central North Conference meet by having Nate Hoefflin claim medalist honors for the Crusaders Monday. New London-Spicer had Chris Tobkin and Mike Freeman place in the top three to move into a second-place tie in the standings with Long Prairie-Grey Eagle. Team scoring (1) St.
ST. CLOUD -- The Willmar boys golf team finished seventh overall and sixth in the third Central Lakes Conference meet at the St. Cloud Apollo Invite Monday at Territory Golf Club. Alexandria won the team title with a 298. St. Cloud Tech was second with a 306. Willmar posted a 325. All six Willmar golfers posted rounds in the 80s, with Sam Warzecha leading the way with an 80. Team scoring (overall) (1) Alexandria 298 (2) St.
ROCHESTER -- Ridgewater split a doubleheader with MCCC Southern Division rival Rochester Monday, but still managed to secure the top seed for the Region 13A tournament. Rochester drubbed the Lady Warriors 10-1 in the opener as Ridgewater was held to just four hits.