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.
DANUBE -- MACCRAY scored 26 runs and took advantage of 14 Renville County West errors in a Camden Conference doubleheader sweep Tuesday. The Wolverines (2-0, 6-1) won the first game 19-3 in five innings on nine hits and 10 RCW errors, then took the second game, 7-4. MACCRAY scored 13 runs in the fourth inning of Game 1 and Hilary Groothuis held the Jaguars to three hits. She struck out 10 and walked one. She also picked up the win in the second game in relief of Tory Brouwer, going five scoreless innings.
GLENWOOD -- Karly Watson and Erica Olson had keys hits as Minnewaska Area remained unbeaten with a 9-5 win over Albany on Tuesday in West Central North softball. Watson, the Lakers' No. 9 hitter, slashed a bases-loaded single to drive in two runs in the third to overcome an early Huskies' lead. Olson singled in the third for two more runs as the Lakers scored three runs in back-to-back innings for a 6-4 lead. Watson finished 3-for-3 and Olson 2-for-4 with three RBI. Teri Paulzine, the second of three Laker pitchers, got the win.
The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Track and Field Invitational is set for 4 p.m. today at Grove City. Area teams slated for the event are Minnewaska Area, Montevideo, Renville County West and Willmars, plus the host Falcons. Willmar's depth should make it the favorite in both the girls and boys divisions.
The Willmar Cardinals (5-2) will attempt to extend their winning streak on the baseball field to five games this afternoon when they play Central Lakes Conference rival Sartell. The first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. Willmar beat St. Cloud Apollo and Little Falls late last week in Central Lakes Conference competition, and then won the Marshall Invitational on Saturday.
Area athletic directors should not that nominations for the Tribune's Hengstler-Ranweiler Award, honoring the top male and female athlete in the area on June 5, are due Thursday. Athletes must be in three sports and have been named all-conference in at least two of them.
SACRED HEART -- Renville County West trailed by six runs early, but rallied to overtake Minneota 9-8 on Monday in Camden North baseball. It was the first win for the Jaguars (1-3, 1-4), who piled up 10 hits after getting one-hit in a loss to Tracy-Milroy/Balaton on Thursday. But it was the arm of Ryan Schjenken that won the game for the Jaguars. He came into the game in the third inning with his team trailing 7-1 and no outs.