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.
ST. CLOUD -- German exchange student Venessa Dutzi of St. Cloud Tech shot par-36 in dampness and cold to earn medalist honors at the Central Lakes Conference meet played at the Territory Golf Club on Monday. Because of the disagreeable weather, the meet was cut back to nine holes and all scores doubled to remain consistent with the new conference format of 18-hole meets. Dutzi's official score of 72 was 10 strokes better than the runner-up from St. Cloud Apollo, Samantha Sommers, the defending Class AA champion. Sartell won the meet with a score of 366.
PRINSBURG -- Yellow Medicine East scored 13 runs in the second inning and recorded 21 hits en route to a 29-0 win over Central Minnesot Chrisitian Monday. Audrey Formo went 4-for-6 with three doubles.
Result Monday MACCRAY Tri At Raymond Barry Rothwell shot a 37 for medalist honors, leading MACCRAY to a 164, which was 38 strokes better than Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at 202. Team scoring (1) MACCRAY 164 (2) Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 202 (3) Canby 218 Individual MEDALIST - Barry Rothwell, MAC, 37 Area results MACCRAY - Barry Rothwell 37, Cody Strand 40, Ben Perry 42, Cody Haas 45
Late result Saturday Litchfield 6, Carlos 5 Jason Hoff knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning for Litchfield, scoring Ed Estrada, who singled and advanced to second on a Carlos error. It was the season opener for both teams. Carlos had taken a 4-0 lead in the first inning against Litchfield starter Terry Euerle. Litchfield rallied back to take a 5-4 lead before Carlos tied it in the ninth. Hoff led Litchfield with three hits. Carlos (0-1) 400 000 001 0 - 5 7 1 Litchfield (1-0) 002 120 000 1 - 6 10 2 HITTING - Carlos: Ben Bruggman 1-for-4; Mike