College Baseball JUNIOR COLLEGE Minnesota West at Ridgewater (2), 2 p.m. at Taunton Stadium College Softball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater at Minnesota West (2), 2 p.m. at Worthington
GROVE CITY -- The Renville County West girls and the Hutchinson boys took first place at the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City track and field meet on Tuesday. Abbey Schmidtman won the 100 dash (13.27) and Megan Erickson the 200 hurdles (51.82) for the first-place Jaguars. The Montevideo boys were second led by Nick Spaeth won both the 110 highs and the 300 intermediates in 14.83 and 40.95, respectively. Complete results will appear in Thursday's edition. YME boys win BOLD/BLH Invite OLIVIA -- The YME boys won nine events, including two relays, to win the title at the BOLD/BLH Invitational Tuesda
SAUK CENTRE -- Minnewaska continued its dominance in West Central North girls golf, winning a third straight league meet Tuesday. Emily Roering of Minnewaska took medalist honors with a 41 and teammate Allie Ostrander was third at 42. Team scoring (1) Minnewaska 173 (2) Albany 183 (3) St.
FERGUS FALLS -- Neither Laura Suter or Angie Flaten issued a walk while the three batters MSCTC-Fergus Falls pitchers walked all scored, helping Ridgewater remain unbeaten in the MCCC Southern Division as they swept a doubleheader Tuesday. Ridgewater (12-0, 14-2) used four doubles to earn a 5-2 win in the opener before going on to win 5-1 in the nightcap.
WILLMAR -- The wins didn't come without a fight, particularly at doubles, but the Willmar Cardinals blanked Sartell in a Central Lakes Conference boys tennis match on Tuesday 7-0. Willmar (3-1, 3-1) re-bounded from a 5-2 setback at Alexandria a day earlier. Sartell dropped to 1-4, 1-5. Jordan Baker-Trent Fader and Mitch Fader-Zach Burton both went overtime for wins at 1- and 2-doubles, respectively.
MINNEOTA -- Two big innings fueled two routs for Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg as the Fighting Saints swept Minneota in a Camden Conference doubleheader Tuesday. KMS (8-0, 9-2) scored 10 runs in the first inning en route to winning 14-0. The second game saw the Fighting Saints plate nine runs in the third before they went on to post a 11-1 win. Sarah Carlson collected two hits in both games for KMS. First game KMS 14, Minneota 0 KMS sent up 14 batters to the plate in the first. Steph Stassen capped the scoring with at three-run double.
MADISON -- Madeline Gail's sacrifice fly in the fifth stood up as the winning run as Lac qui Parle Valley beat Yellow Medicine East 5-4 in West Central South softball Tuesday. The Sting held a 3-2 lead in the fifth, but the Eagles (1-2, 2-4) rallied for three runs. Mindy Clark hit a two-run triple, then scored on Gail's fly out. Nicole Streich went the distance on a four-hitter for the win. She walked six and struck out six. Tiffany Volk doubled, tripled and had an RBI for LQPV.
RAYMOND -- Zach Thissen and Justin Koenen combined on a three-hitter as MACCRAY blanked Lakeview 6-0 to improve to 3-0 in the Camden Conference and 6-0 overall. Thissen gave up two hits through five innings and fanned nine.
PAYNESVILLE -- Paynesville scored runs in bunches to overwhelm Sauk Centre 11-4 Monday in West Central North baseball action. The Bulldogs (2-1, 3-1) plated three runs in the first inning, another three in the fourth and five in the sixth. Chuck Mackedanz had a two-run double in the fourth inning and finished with two hits and three RBI. Colby Peterson belted a three-run home run in the sixth inning. Keegan Meagher added two hits, including a double, and an RBI. Ben Moser went the distance for Paynesville, allowing four runs on eight hits.
GRANITE FALLS -- Senior Montevideo left-hander Tyler Kanten twirled a four-hitter and slugged a grand-slam homer as the Thunder Hawks blanked Yellow Medicine East 13-0 in a West Central South Conference game Monday. Kanten, Eldon Evans and Mike Amborn had two hits apiece. Andrew Walters doubled for the Sting. Shaun Neu got the loss.