REDWOOD FALLS -- Benson/Hancock pitcher Katie Razink allowed one run in 12 innings to lift the Brave/Owls to the championship game of the Section 3AA softball tournament Tuesday. Razink blanked Lac qui Parle Valley 10-0 in five innings, then led Benson/Hancock (21-5) to a 3-1 win over two-time defending Class AA champion Jackson County Central in the loser's bracket final. The Brave/Owls will face Pipestone Area in the section championship game at 5 p.m.
MONTEVIDEO -- Justin Koenen hurled a complete game and collected three hits at the plate Tuesday to spark MACCRAY past Yellow Medicine East 7-4 in a loser's bracket game of the Section 3AA tournament. The Wolverines (12-8) will now take on Montevideo today at 7 p.m. in Granite Falls in another loser-eliminated game. Koenen singled twice and doubled to drive in a run while striking out nine and limiting YME (12-8) to four hits.
NEW LONDON -- Michael Danielson and Brian Pieh combined for a two-hit shutout to lead New London-Spicer to a 2-0 win over Howard Lake-Waverly/Winsted in the Section 5AA quarterfinals Tuesday. Danielson picked up the win in five innings, allowing both hits. He struck out six. Pieh earned the save in two innings, striking out three. The Wildcats scored both runs in the fifth inning on an Austen Hadley single and Pieh's double. Hadley and Pieh finished with two hits each. NLS plays Litchfield at 4:30 p.m.
Prep Baseball Section 2AAA Wilmar 8, Mound Westonka 0 Section 3AA Montevideo 4, Redwood Valley 3 MACCRAY 7, YME 4 Section 5AA-20 NLS 2, HLWW 0 Litchfield 8, Kimball 5 Paynesville 19, Maple Lake 1 ACGC 12, EVW 2 Section 6AA-19 Morris 9, Browerville 0 West Central 2, Minnewaska 1 Prep Softball Section 2AAA Willmar 3, Sartell 1 Section 3AA Benson/Hancock 10, LQPV 0 Benson 3, Jackson 1 Boys Golf (1) *Mankato West 313-298-611 (2) Willmar 320-306-626 (3) Mankato East 314-317-631 (4) Marshall 317-319-636 (5) New Ulm 321-319-640 (6) Waconia 323-319-642 Secti
Prep Baseball SECTION 6AA-19 At Morris Staples-Motley or Ottertail Central vs. Browerville or Morris, 5 p.m. Breckenridge or Wadena-Deer Creek vs. Minnewaska or West Central, 7 p.m. SECTION 5AA-20 At Litchfield Paynesville vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, 4:30 p.m. At Eden Valley New London-Spicer vs. Litchfield, 4:30 p.m. SECTION 3AA Winner's bracket At Granite Falls Lac qui Parle Valley vs. BOLD, 5 p.m. At Pipestone Pipestone vs. Windom, 5 p.m. Loser's bracket At Granite Falls MACCRAY vs. Montevideo, 7 p.m. At Pipestone Jackson County Central vs.
REDWOOD FALLS -- Dutch and Ian Hansen of Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd and the MACCRAY doubles team of Matt Skoglund and Travis Wubben accomplished a couple of firsts at the Section 3A tennis tournament Tuesday. The Hansens, who qualified for state in doubles the last two years, will compete in singles after Dutch beat Ian for the section title. Skoglund and Wubben became the first doubles team from MACCRAY to earn a state trip after beating the Luverne team of Nick Heronimus and Tim Sawtelle in the true second match. Dutch Hansen had the tougher time in his semifinal match, beating Mont
COLLEGEVILLE -- Litchfield claimed the top two prizes Tuesday at the Section 6A individual tournament as Brian Ward won the singles title while Brian Holmgren and Miguel Montano paired to win the doubles crown. Litchfield will also have Peter Zender and Andrew Tancabel participating in the state tournament after they fell 6-3, 7-5 to Holmgren and Montano in the doubles final. Ward shut out Nate Curriel of Benson 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals before upending Shane Ecklund of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in the championship.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Willmar 17U soccer team is 2-0 after beating West Side of Minneapolis 4-3 on Sunday at Blake High School. Scoring for Willmar was Angel Guzman, Matt Kroneberger and Abiezer Buenfil Cruz (2). Elvis Pineda and Ethan Vogel shared time goal. Willmar holds its home opener at 6:30 p.m. June 5 in Eden Prairie against Eden Prairie at Hodapp Field.
Memorial Day/Law Day 5k Saturday in Willmar Male Results Place, Name, Age, City Time 1. Jon Schmidt, 35, Willmar 19:06 2. Jamie Haugen, 35, Olivia 19:13 3. Nathan Hoberg, 16, Blomkest 19:54 4. Garrett Erickson, 15, Willmar 19:54 5. Matthew Weitzel, 14, Willmar 19:55 6. Eric Lewis, 42, Spicer 19:56 7. David Hartz, 48,Cold Spring 19:58 8. Micah Driscoll, 33, Kerkhoven 20:12 9. Phil Cleary, 17, Willmar 20:15 10. Danny King, 18, Willmar 20:23 11. Gary Keller, 51,Waite Park 20:25 12. Mike Hanson, 39, Willmar 20:33 13. Kenny King, 18, Willmar 20:37 14.
MORRIS -- The fifth-seeded Morris Tigers (8-11) got a spark from Andy Lembcke's two-run homer and Chase Rambow's six solid innings on the mound to advance to today's sub-section semifinals with a 9-0 win over Browerville. The Tigers will face either top seed Staples-Motley or Ottertail Central at 5 p.m. in Morris. Rambow struck out nine while giving up only two hits before Lembcke fanned three in the seventh inning.