GRANITE FALLS -- Jarett Berg's two-run double in the third inning stood up for Yellow Medicine East in a 2-1 victory over Lac qui Parle Valley in West Central South baseball Thursday. The Sting (3-1, 3-2) had a chance earlier in the game with runners on second and third in the first inning, but LQPV (2-2, 4-2) quelled the rally. The Eagles' Ryan Sigdahl drew a bases-loaded walk for LQPV's only run. YME's Taylor Tollefson went the distance in the pitcher's duel, allowing five hits, striking out six and walking two. Adam Paulson took the loss for the Eagles.
The Willmar girls golf team will host Litchfield at 4 p.m. today at Eagle Creek Golf Course. Willmar was in action Wednesday, finishing with a season-low 419 over 18 holes at the Alexandria Invite. The dual is a make-up from April 13 when it was postponed because of inclement weather.
The KRA Speedway Test 'n' Tune scheduled for Saturday has been canceled. However, the track workday will be held as scheduled from 10-3 p.m. The season opener is May 3.
The Ridgewater Warriors take their MCCC Southern Division-leading show on the road for a doubleheader against Itasca at 10 a.m. today at St. Cloud. The Warriors (13-1, 27-3) clinched the division Wednesday with a sweep Minnesota West. The Ridgewater softball team (14-0, 16-2) looks to remain undefeated in division play, hosting Riverland in a twin bill starting at 3 p.m. at the college field.
ALBANY -- Minnewaska continued to dominate the West Central North girls golf circuit, topping second-place Albany by 18 shots at the fourth conference meet Thursday. The Lakers shot a 165 and Albany followed with a 183. Kim Zylla of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle was the medalist with a 38. Marissa Mackedanz of Paynesville was second at 39 and Sarah and Emily Roering of Minnewaska tied for third with 40 each. Team scoring (1) Minnewaska 165 (2) Albany 183 (3) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 188 (4) St.
OLIVIA -- Benson/KMS and Lac qui Parle Valley had identical 194 scores, bu the tiebreaker for fifth best score went to BKMS in a West Central South Conference meet at Olivia Golf Club. Team scoring (1) Benson/KMS 194 (2) Lac qui Parle Valley 194 (3) YME 201 (4) BOLD 213 (5) Montevideo 214 (6) Morris 224 (7) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 236 Individual TOP FIVE - (1) Christine Bendal, LQPV, 40 (2) Courtney Knudson, YME, 43 (3) Holly Erickson, BKMS, 44 (4) Ashley Briones, Mon, 45 (5) Chloe Althmann, BOLD, 46 Area results ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - Heather Wall 55, Tisha Blomquist 59, Karla
APPLETON -- Montevideo shot a 157 behind a pair of 37s from Tony Klosterboer and Thomas Ward to take over first place in the West Central South boys golf race on Thursday. Benson/KMS, which was tied with the Thunder Hawks coming into the meet, is now one point back in the standings after shooting a 162. Isaac Rodriquez of BOLD and Joe Orr of Benson/KMS tied for third individually after posting 38s, while Taylor Olson of YME was fifth after he shot a 39. Team scoring (1) Montevideo 157 (2) Benson/KMS 162 (3) BOLD 167 (4) Yellow Medicine East 170 (5) Lac qui Parle Valley 176 (6) Atwater-Cosm
FERGUS FALLS -- It seems the Fergus Falls Otters have been playing possum. After an 0-4 start, Fergus Falls stunned Willmar 4-3 in Central Lakes Conference boys tennis on Thursday. "No one is more surprised than me," said coach Loren Holter. "We beat Sartell 7-0 and they lost to Sartell 5-2.
WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater Warriors captured the Minnesota Community College Conference Southern Division title outright for the ninth straight year under coach Dwight Kotila with a sweep of a doubleheader against Minnesota West. Ridgewater had to rally to win a game for the first time this season in the first game, edging Minnesota West 4-3. The Warriors then rode the left arm of Dave Deminsky in the second game in a 7-0 victory. "We're continuing to get good pitching," said Kotila. "Offensively, we scored enough to win.
WORTHINGTON -- The Ridgewater softball team continued its torrid romp through the Minnesota Community College Conferene Southern Division, pounding Minnesota West in a doubleheader sweep Wednesday. The Lady Warriors (14-0, 16-2) won 9-2 and 17-6 in six innings. "We're doing a really nice job of not walking hitters and we're making good contact at the plate," said Ridgewater coach Todd Thorstad. The Lady Warriors belted 30 hits in the two games, including seven extra-base hits.