GRANITE FALLS -- Livi Jeseritz and Abby Finken both delivered two-run singles that fueled a seven-run fourth inning that vaulted Yellow Medicine East to an 11-5 victory over Renville County West in a non-conference softball on Friday. Molly Anderson threw five strong innings for the win, departing with a 11-1 lead after giving up three hits. Ashley Vikander and Emma Volstand each added a pair of hits for the Sting. Amanda Schultz, the losing pitcher, and Trista Kleinhuizen each had a pair of hits for the Jaguars. YME 11, RCW 5 RCW 100 001 3 -- 5 5 6 YME (1-2) 101 720 x -- 11
GLENWOOD -- Andy Toop fired a five-inning one-hitter as the Minnewaska Area Lakers blanked the Benson Braves 10-0 on Friday in a non-conference baseball game. Aaron Kessler carried the big club. The Laker hit two doubles and singled to chase in three runs. Jon Hoffmann added a two-run triple and Wyatt Paumen and Ira Ammend each supplied a pair of singles. Luke Staton singled in the fourth for the Braves' only hit off Toop, who walked four and fanned five.
Results Thursday Optimist Invite Boys results Team scoring (1) Willmar 193 (2) Sartell 149 (3) St. Cloud Tech 100 (4) Rocori 84 (5) New London-Spicer 63 (6) Marshall 39 (7) Renville County West 27 (8) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 22 (9) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 20 Individual leaders (Winner, area in top 8) Hurdles 110 highs: (1) Evan Griffin, Sar, 16.28 (2) Jordan Schalmo, Wil, 16.99 (4) Justin Hanson, ACGC, 17.49 (5) Dan Knapper, RCW, 17.66 (7) Wade Elton, NLS, 18.43 (8) David Reeb, Wil, 18.82 ...
Prep Baseball Minnewaska 10, Benson 0 Litchfield 13, Kimball 3 Paynesville 9, Eden Valley-Watkins 4 RCW 17, CMCS 0 Prep Softball YME 11, RCW 5 Sauk Centre 4, BBE 1 Kimball 9, Litchfield 4 EV-Watkins 7, NL-Spicer 5 Nicollet 13, BL-Hector 1 Girls Golf New London-Spicer Invite (1) Minnewaska 332 (2) Albany 366 (3) St.
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater pitchers threw a two-hitter and one-hitter, respectively, in a pair of five-inning victories Friday over Dakota County in MCCC Southern Division softball. Lady Warriors hurler Laura Suter allowed just two hits in the first game, a 13-0 win. Angie Flaten followed up with a one-hit, 10-1 victory in the second game. Ashley Spanier powered Ridgewater's offense in the opener with two doubles and four RBI.
BENSON -- Benson drilled Redwood Valley 7-0 on Friday in non-conference tennis but the match was more closely contested than the final score might indicate. Steven James at 2-singles and Brett Johnson at 3-singles won tight matches. Ahren Bachman-Brandon Edlund were also pushed at 2-doubles by the Cardinals Brandon Arentson and Nick Ousky. Benson is 2-2. Benson 7, Redwood Valley 0 Singles (1) Daniel Fragodt, Ben, def. Cole Smith 6-2, 6-3 (2) Stevin James, Ben, def. Ian Larson 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) (3) Brett Johnston, Ben, def. Josh Lechner 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 (4) Ethan Ratliff-Crain, Ben, def.
Results Friday BOLD Dual At Olivia Josh Jacobs shot a 41 in BOLD's 22-stroke victory. Team scoring (1) BOLD 174 (2) RCW 196 Individual MEDALIST - Josh Jacobs, BOLD, 41 Area results BOLD - Josh Jacobs 41, Eric Hillesheim 42, Reid Neubauer 44, Jay Lippert 47, Brett Steffel 47 RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Kier Kienholz 47, Evan Engstrom 49, Ryan Marcus 51, Travis Holm 52 Dawson-Boyd Tri At Dawson Jake Baldwin shot a 39 and led Dawson-Boyd to the win.
NEW LONDON -- Defending Class A champion Minnewaska easily defended its New London-Spicer Invitational title Friday after having the medalist and its next three golfers place in the top 10. Freshman Sarah Roering shot a 38 on the front nine and a 41 on the back at Little Crow Country Club to tally a first-place round of 79.
GLENWOOD -- Andy Toop drove in six runs with a two-run double in the first inning, a three-run homer in the second inning and a solo homer in the fourth Thursday to power Minnewaska to a 10-3 West Central North Conference victory over Sauk Centre. Ira Ammend and Cass Kreitlow added two hits each for the Lakers (1-1, 1-1). Kreitlow went the distance for the win.
GRANITE FALLS -- Taylor Tollefson earned a complete-game victory and collected three hits at the plate Thursday to help Yellow Medicine East drub Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 13-3 in five innings in a West Central South Conference baseball game. The 10-run rule was invoked after Tollefson doubled off the wall to lead off the fifth and Shawn Neu singled up the middle to score pinch-runner Tyler Sand. Tollefson surrendered six hits and struck out five on the mound.