Todd Herman, a two-time All-Area boys basketball selection from New London-Spicer, signed a letter of intent with St. Cloud State University Tuesday, the school reported. Herman, a 6-foot-4 wing who was second in the area with a 21.4 points-per-game average, led the Wildcats to the state Class AA tournament in March. He also averaged 8.6 rebounds and was selected to all-West Central Conference teams three times.
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater captured the top seed for this weekend's Region 13 tournament after sweeping a doubleheader from Minnesota West Tuesday. Laura Suter hurled a three-hit shutout in the Lady Warriors' 7-0 win in the opener and Ridgewater won the second game 8-1 behind Angie Flaten's six-hitter. Rochester and Minnesota West open the region tournament Friday at 1 p.m.
PAYNESVILLE -- Minnewaska beat up on Paynesville pitching, handing the defending Class AA champs an 8-2 loss Tuesday. The Bulldogs (8-2, 10-2) took a 2-0 lead after the first inning, then struggled, allowing 10 hits. Cass Kreitlow pitched a three-hitter, striking out 10 without walking a batter. Jon Hoffmann hit a two-run home run in second inning, giving the Lakers (5-4, 9-4) a 3-2 lead. Aaron Kessler went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI for the Lakers.
MORRIS -- Eddie Massee gave up only four hits in a complete-game performance to help Lac qui Parle Valley edge Morris 4-2 Tuesday night and clinch at least a share of the West Central South Conference title. The win gives LQPV a 9-0 record in the loop and 12-2 overall. BOLD or Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (4-3) would have to win their final five conference games and LQPV lose its final three in order to grab a share of the crown. Massee allowed both earned runs in the fifth.
CANBY -- Jared Johnson threw a five-inning no-hitter as Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg needed only five innings to blank Canby 11-0 Tuesday in the Camden Conference. It was the area's fourth no-hitter in baseball this season. Paul Beckman slugged a two-run homer in the first and Nate Schlagel hit a solo home run in the fifth.
Prep Baseball LQPV 4, Morris 2 Minnewaska 8, Paynesville 2 Chokio-Alberta 1, Hancock 0 Hancock 14, Chokio-Alberta 4 Lester Prairie 8, BL-H 6 ACGC 3, Montevideo 1 MACCRAY 12, Dawson-Boyd 2 KMS 11, Canby 0 HLWW 10, BBE 8 Litchfield 6, Annandale 5 Prep Softball Willmar 9, Rocori 0 YME 9, ACGC 5 KMS 17, Minneota/Canby 2 KMS 13, Minneota/Canby 1 Paynesville 5, Albany 4 HLWW 5, BBE 2 Benson/Hancock 1, Montevideo 0 MACCRAY 12, Tracy-MB 1 SC Cathedral 7, NL-Spicer 2 BOLD 8, BL-H 0 New London-Spicer 7, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 5 Annandale 10, Litchfield 4 Minnewaska
Amateur Baseball NON-LEAGUE Canby at Sacred Heart, 7:30 p.m. Boys Golf NON-CONFERENCE Albany Invite (Benson/KMS, Minnewaska, New London-Spicer), noon
SAUK CENTRE -- Sarah and Emily Roering placed first and second, respectively, to lead Minnewaska to a 21-stroke win over an eight-team field at the Sauk Centre Invitational Tuesday. The Roerings shot a 40 each, with Sarah taking first with the better handicap. Courtney Boe took fourth for the Lakers, who finished with a 169. Team scoring (1) Minnewaska 169 (2) St.
LONG PRAIRIE -- St. Cloud Cathedral extended its lead in the West Central North Conference to three points over Minnewaska after edging Albany by two strokes in the sixth meet of the season Tuesday. Albany's Eric Harlander fired a one-under 35 to claim medalist honors while Evan Peters and Matt Chan both had 39s to help Minnewaska place third, three shots behind the Crusaders. Team scoring (1) St.
West Metro The Litchfield doubles team of Andrew Tancabel and Calvin Pehle advanced to the finals of the West Metro Conference tournament Tuesday. The duo lost the championship match, but earned all-conference honors. Dragons' singles player Brian Holmgren made it to the semifinals and also lost, but earned all-conference. Brian Ward, Litchfield's normal No. 1 singles player, didn't compete because of illness.