PRINSBURG -- Home runs from Tyler Steen and Zach Thissen ignited MACCRAY's 14-3 win over Central Minnesota Christian Monday in the Camden Conference finale. Thissen slugged a solo homer in the second en route to going 3-for-5 and driving in three runs. Steen launched a two-run homer in the fourth to push MACCRAY's lead to 13-3. Jake Aalderks doubled and singled twice to drive in two runs for the Wolverines, who also got two hits apiece from Steen, Justin Koenen and Brock Madsen.
Ridgewater College is offering a summer volleyball league for area high school teams. The league runs Tuesday and Thursday nights on Aug. 1, 3, 8 and 10 with a tournament Aug. 12. Early registration ends June 5 and the cost is $120 per team. For more information, contact Joe Sussenguth, Ridgewater volleyball coach, at (320) 231-7681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Joe Schoolmeesters of Litchfield fired a one-under 71 Monday at Koronis Hills in Paynesville to win a qualifying event for the Minnesota Golf Association Players' Championship. Ryan Walsh (71) of Atwater and Eric Peterson (74) of Benson also finished in the top five to qualify for the Players' Championship June 20-22 at the TPC in Blaine. Mitchell Mackedanz (76) of Paynesville was two shots off of fifth place and will be the second alternate.
Tickets for the 46th annual Hengstler-Ranweiler Awards Banquet are now on sale. Tickets are by reservation only. The H-R Awards Banquet honors the top male and female high school athletes from the area. The banquet begins at 6 p.m. on June 5 at Ridgewater College. Tickets are $9 and include a meal. Nominated athletes receive a complimentary ticket. To order, e-mail email@example.com or call 1-800-450-1150 (Scott at ext. 332 or Jesse at ext. 371).
HUTCHINSON -- Evan Kohli overcame seven walks by tossing a three-hitter with nine strikeouts as Hutchinson nipped Willmar 3-1 in a non-conference baseball game Monday. Hutchinson scored two unearned runs in the first inning off losing pitcher Ross Van Hauen, who finished with an eight-hitter in going the distance. "We had chances to make plays in that first inning and we didn't do it," said Willmar coach Brad Dean. "That was the difference.
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- Ridgewater College bowed out of the NJCAA Division III World Series on Monday, losing to Suffolk County Community College of Selden, N.Y., 5-2. "We finished 31-10 and in fifth place here," said coach Dwight Kotila, disappointed the Warriors' post-season run had come to an end.
SARTELL -- The Willmar boys team tennis season ended with a 5-2 loss to Elk River in the Section 8AA team tournament Monday. The Cardinals (10-9) won one match each in singles and double, and gave No.
CLARA CITY -- Alex Sweep and Nick Phynyo rallied to win a three-set match at 3-doubles to give MACCRAY a 4-3 win over Rewood Valley in the quarterfinals fo Section 3A on Monday. The Wolverines, who avenged an earlier 4-3 loss to Redwood Valley, will not meet top-seeded Worthington at noon today in Redwood Falls in the semifinals. Luverne faces Pipestone in the other semifinal at 1:30 p.m. The championship will follow at 3:30 p.m. Zach Rieger won a three-set match against Cole Smith at 1-singles to get MACCRAY started.
Prep Baseball Hutchinson 3, Willmar 1 Paynesville 15, Maple Lake 2 MACCRAY 14, CMCS 3 Hancock 14, Parkers Prairie 3 Holdingford 5, BBE 3 Montevideo 9, RCW 2 KMS 10, ACGC 8 College Baseball NJCAA Division III Tournament Suffolk 5, Ridgewater 3 Prep Softball Section 5A Paynesville 10, Kimball 0 ACGC 5, Litchfield 0 Tennis Section 8AA Elk River 5, Willmar 2 Section 6A Staples-Motley 5, NLS 2 Benson 7, Melrose 0 Litchfield 7, Minnewaska 0 Section 2A Pipestone 5, YME 2 MACCRAY 4, Redwood Valley 3 Boys Golf Central Lakes (1) Brainerd 301
Prep Baseball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Brainerd, 5 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Chokio-Alberta at Benson, 5 p.m. BOLD vs. MACCRAY at Raymond, 5 p.m. Lac qui Parle Valley at Minneota, 5 p.m. New London-Spicer at Montevideo, 5 p.m. Morris at Breckenridge, 7:30 p.m. Renville County West vs.