MONTEVIDEO -- Cedar Mountain/Comfrey parlayed two hits and five walks with five MACCRAY errors and upset the top-seeded Wolverines 4-3 in the Section 3A-North Tournament Tuesday. MACCRAY (17-2) beat Ortonville 8-4 in the first game. The Wolverines will face Sleepy Eye in the consolation round at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Montevideo. First round MACCRAY 8, Ortonville 4 Christine Condon, Sam Narragon, Kristie Eschen and Brandi Bodin had two hits apiece for the Wolverines. Hilary Groothuis got the win, scattering seven hits and six walks, while striking out eight.
GLENWOOD -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg saw its softball season end in a flurry of errors as Osakis won the Section 5A second-round game 14-7 Tuesday. The Fighting Saints (14-5) held a 6-3 lead after five innings, but Osakis stormed back with eight runs in the sixth. KMS starter Brianne Riley gave way to Patina Queenan, but damage was all ready done. Both pitchers gave up seven runs, but none of Queenan's were earned. The Saints' defense committed five errors. Queenan and Jasmine Bredeson had two hits each to lead KMS.
MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo scored four runs in the second inning, then rode that lead to a 5-0 win over New London-Spicer in non-conference baseball action Tuesday. The Thunder Hawks (11-9) pressed the issue on the bases in the first couple of innings, with resulted in scoring opportunities that were cashed in. Jon Altena highlighted the four-run second with an RBI triple to right field. Brady Johnson hit a bloop RBI single to right. Johnson and Altena combined for a two-hit shutout. Johnson picked up the win, throwing the first five innints.
Prep Baseball Willmar 8, Brainerd 7 Lac qui Parle Valley 8, Minneota 4 Ortonville 6, Hancock 5 MACCRAY 15, BOLD 14 Benson 9, Chokio-Alberta 1 Montevideo 5, NLS 0 RCW 12, YME 6 Prep Softball Section 5AA Maple Lake 6, ACGC 4 HLWW 8, Paynesville 3 Section 5A Browerville 4, BBE 2 Osakis 14, KMS 7 Section 3A Wabasso 10, RCW 1 MACCRAY 8, Ortonville 4 Cedar Mt.
Prep Softball SECTION 3AA-South At Lac qui Parle Valley Minnewaska vs. Lac qui Parle Valley, 4 p.m. (Continued from Tuesday) Prep Tennis SECTION 8AA At Alexandria Individual tournament (Willmar), 9 a.m. SECTION 6A At St. John's University Litchfield vs. Staples-Motley, 10 a.m. Benson vs.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals boys and girls track and field team got in one last meet before the Section 2AA meet at Gustavus Adolphus College May 31 and June 2. It was the hottest day of the year, over 80 degrees with a 25 miles-per-hour wind, and at least one runner needed care for dehydration. The four-team meet Tuesday at Hodapp Field included section rivals Waconia, Marshall and Hutchinson. Team points were not kept. Girls relays set best-times of 50.34 in the 4x100, the 4x200 (1:46.94) and the 4x400 (4:05.92). Greta King and Bri Fernholz ran on all three.
BECKER -- Four individuals from the area placed in the top 14 Tuesday at the Section 5A-17 meet to qualify for the Section 5A meet next Tuesday in Cold Spring. Stacy Brisendine of New London-Spicer tied for third at 85 while Marissa Mackedanz of Paynesville was sixth at 87, Kalli Swanson of Litchfield tied for ninth at 92 and Karin Hanson of Litchfield came in 12th at 95 to make the field for the Section 5A meet. First place Albany had a 368 and runner-up St. Cloud Cathedral 378 to advance as a team. Team scoring (1) Albany 368 (2) St.
REDWOOD FALLS -- The MACCRAY Wolverines fell a point short in a bid to upset No. 1 seed Worthington Tuesday in the Section 3A tennis semifinal round. The Wolverines tilted their strength toward doubles but fell short of a sweep there and fell 4-3 to the Trojans. Worthington had topped MACCRAY 5-2 in the regular season. The Wolverines' Travis Wubben-Matt Skoglund won at 1-doubles, reversing an early season 3-set loss to Tim Ross-Nate Peterson with a 7-5, 6-2 win.
CLARA CITY -- Tyler Steen and Zach Thissen homered for the second straight day and Aaron Pauling also went deep for MACCRAY as the Wolverines beat former Two Twelve Conference rival BOLD 15-14 in Ron Lauer's last home game as MACCRAY's head coach. Thissen delivered the winning hit when he singled to right field with one out in the seventh to knock in Jordan Smith. Thissen, who has homered in MACCRAY's last three games, had driven in three runs in the previous inning on his three-run homer.
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City blanked Litchfield 4-0 and Paynesville routed Kimball 10-0 in the quarterfinals of Section 5AA Monday. Top-seeded Maple Lake escaped Eden Valley-Watkins' upset bid, 5-1. No. 2 Howard Lake-Waverly/Winsted routed New London-Spicer 10-0. ACGC and Maple Lake meet at 4:30 p.m. today in Kimball, while Paynesville and HLWW meet at 4:30 p.m. today in Maple Lake. The final is slated for Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Loretto.