GRANITE FALLS -- Benson/KMS had two girls in the top three to lead the Braves to a victory in the second West Central South conference golf meet of the season Monday. Kenzie Weber and Holly Erickson shot 48 each to tie for second and Benson/KMS finished with a 201.
ST. CLOUD -- Sartell and Samantha Sommers of St. Cloud Apollo repeated as winners at the second Central Lakes Conference girls golf meet of the season Tuesday at the Territory Golf Club. The Sabres beat runner-up Alexandria by 11 strokes while Willmar was eighth with a 428. Junior Dana Thompson paced the Cardinals with a 105. Sommers carded a four-over 76. Team scoring (1) Sartell 350 (2) Alexandria 361 (3) St. Cloud Tech 373 (4) Brainerd 377 (5) Rocori 393 (6) St.
MORRIS -- Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd claimed both the boys and girls titles Monday. The Eagles' boys squad had nine winners and 22 top-three finishes while the girls won 10 events and had 16 top-three finishes. Jameson Seigert won the 110-meter hurdles (18.28), high jump (5-10), long jump (18-3¾) and triple jump (38-5¼) for LQPV/DB. Complete results will appear in Wednesday's edition.
AUSTIN -- The Ridgewater bats were smoldering after collecting 25 hits that produced 28 runs en route to a doubleheader sweep of Riverland on Saturday. Including the 30 runs the Warriors collected in a sweep over Minnesota West on Thursday, Ridgewater has scored 58 runs in its last four games, four straight games of 10-or-more runs. Ridgewater won the opener 13-3 in six innings as Tyler Horning belted a pair of two-run homers among the 12 hits the Warriors collected.
WILLMAR -- Sophomore pitching pair Laura Suter and Angie Flaten continued to throw strikes, while the Ridgewater hitters did their part on Saturday at the Ridgewater College Field. The Lady Warriors swept a pair from Rochester on the hilltop field 10-0 and 8-5. That hiked the team's record to 10-0 in the MCCC Southern Division with eight double headers left on the schedule over the next two weeks. Flaten, who is from Middle River, threw a seven-hitter with no walks in the second game. She's now 7-0. Suter (5-2) won her fifth straight and posted her second shutout in a row.
BENSON -- MacKenzie Weber's 18-hole score of 86 led the host team of the Benson/KMS girls invitational to first place on Saturday at the Benson Golf Course. Holly Erickson's 95 helped Benson/KMS shoot a 382 and win by nine strokes over Litchfield. Kim Zylla of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle fired an 83 to finish first individually, three shots up on Weber, the runner-up. Defending champion Minnewaska did not return.
MORRIS -- Paynesville scored in double figures in every game Saturday at the Morris Invitational to win the championship with ease. The Bulldogs drubbed Ortonville 10-1 in the quarterfinals, stymied Morris 10-4 in the semifinals and hammered West Central 15-1 in the title game. Statistics were not available for Paynesville at press time. Morris, which edged Foley 5-3 in the third-place game, had Heather Gagner go 9-for-10 at the plate and Katie VanKempen and Megan Brandt collect five hits apiece. Team scores Morris 18, Hillcrest Lutheran 2 Paynesville 10, Ortonville 1 Semifinals Paynes
MARSHALL -- Lac qui Parle Valley posted two victories against teams a class bigger than itself Saturday to win the Marshall Invitational. The unbeaten Eagles (4-0) never trailed against Marshall en route to opening the tournament with a 7-4 over the host school. Lac qui Parle Valley then pounded out 11 hits against Willmar and scored in every inning but the first to claim the championship with a 15-2 win in five innings. Willmar (1-3) picked up its first win of the season in its opening-round game by upending West Fargo 6-3.
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Four Willmar High School basketball teams competed on Saturday and Sunday at the Special Olympics Spring Games held at Eden Prairie High School. About 1,200 athletes participated. It was the final year of competition for Kenny Kight, Robert Hinseth and Bobby Nelson. Eric Wankerl earned his Willmar varsity letter and Danny Kulset earned his letter from New London-Spicer. An awards banquet was held for the team Monday night at the Elk Club lodge.
Prep Baseball CENTRAL LAKES Sauk Rapids at Willmar, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City vs. BOLD at Bird Island, 5 p.m. Benson at Morris, 5 p.m. Montevideo vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH St.