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Adam Kampsen, a sophomore third baseman from Paynesville, is leading the Northern State baseball team in numerous offensive categories this season. Kampsen's 10 home runs, 32 RBI, nine doubles, 23 runs scored, slugging percentage of .765 and batting average of .409 are all team-high marks for the Wolves.
PAYNESVILLE -- Albany won the third West Central North Conference meet of the season Tuesday with St. Cloud Cathedral, breaking a first-place tie with Minnewaska in the standings in the process. Albany's Ben Kasner and Josh Wolford tied with Minnewaska's Evan Peters for medalist honors at 37. Team scoring (1) Albany 154 (2) St.
SAUK CENTRE -- Albany moved into a first-place tie with Minnewaska after the Huskies won the second West Central North Conference meet of the season Tuesday. Minnewaska's Sarah Roering (42) was one shot behind medalist Briana Bruce of St. Cloud Cathedral. Team scoring (1) Albany 176 (2) Minnewaska 181 (3) St.
MADISON -- Eddie Massee just missed hurling a no-hitter, allowing only a bloop single in the sixth inning as Lac qui Parle Valley blanked Montevideo 9-0 in a West Central South Conference game Tuesday. LQPV had runners in scoring position in the fifth inning, needing a run to invoke the 10-run rule and secure Massee's no-hitter. But the Eagles were unable to score and Montevideo then got a bloop single by Brady Johnson in the next inning.
PAYNESVILLE -- New London-Spicer knocked off undefeated Paynesville 2-1 in West Central North Conference baseball action Tuesday. The Wildcats (3-2, 4-2) scored two unearned runs in the sixth inning. NLS' Mike Danielson and Brian Pieh combined to two-hit the defending state Class AA champions. Danielson pitched the first six innings and gave up one run. He struck out nine without walking a batter.
GROVE CITY -- Benson/Hancock scored in every inning to give pitcher Katie Razink plenty of support Tuesday as the Brave/Owls blanked Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 15-0 in the West Central South Conference. Benson/Hancock (2-1, 6-1) piled up 21 hits, while Razink struck out six and held the Falcons (1-3, 2-4) to two singles. Emily Jensen and Tilly Paulsrud had four hits each, while Ashley Lindahl and Jenny Flaten both had three more for Benson/Hancock.
Boys Golf CENTRAL LAKES Conference meet at Brainerd (also a 20-team invitational), 8 a.m. NON-CONFERENCE McLeod West Invite (Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Buffalo Lake-Hector, MACCRAY), 12:30 p.m. Girls Golf CENTRAL LAKES Conference meet at Alexandria (also an 18-team invitational), 9:30 a.m. NON-CONFERENCE McLeod West Invite (Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Buffalo Lake-Hector, MACCRAY), 12:30 p.m.
Prep Baseball LQPV 9, Montevideo 0 BOLD 23, Benson 3 ACGC 7, Morris 6 NLS 2, Paynesville 1 Minnewaska 13, LPGE 5 Rockford 12, BBE 3 Litchfield 6, Waconia 3 KMS 4, Lakeview 2 Sleepy Eye 5, BL-Hector 4 Hancock 8, Wheaton-HN 3 Prep Softball Benson/Hancock 15, ACGC 0 LQPV 10, YME 6 Minnewaska 9, Albany 5 Sauk Centre 7, NL-S 1 Paynesville 11, Melrose 1 MACCRAY 19, RCW 3 MACCRAY 7, RCW 4 BBE 10, Rockford 7 BOLD 8, Cedar Mountain 6 Waconia 7, Litchfield 6 Tennis Sartell 7, Wilmar 0 LPGE 6, LQPV/DB 1 Montevideo 4, Melrose 3 Benson 6, NL-Spicer 1 Litchfie
FERGUS FALLS -- Ridgewater clinched at least a tie for the MCCC Southern Division title after posting 19-3 and 16-0 victories over MSCTC-Fergus Falls Tuesday. The Lady Warriors (16-2, 16-2) scored in all 10 innings of the doubleheader after racking up 32 hits. Julie Vosejpka ignited the offense by going 7-for-10 and hitting for the cycle over the two-game period.
GROVE CITY -- The Willmar boys were first and the Rocori took first in the girls' division at the eight-team Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Invitational on Tuesday. The meet started with a couple of stellar performances in the first hour. Zach Bothun, Montevideo senior, drilled the long jump with a leap of 21-6.