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.
SAUK CENTRE -- Benson earned no less than a tie for first place in the final West Central Conference tennis standings with a 6-1 win over Melrose on Tuesday, a meet moved to nearby Sauk Centre due to wet courts in Melrose. Benson ends up 7-1 in the loop. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle also has one loss. Benson 6, Melrose 1 Singles (1) Daniel Fragodt, Ben, def. Sergio Meyer 6-0, 6-0 (2) Nate Curriel, Ben, def Jacob Ellering 6-0, 6-0 (3) Juan Ortiz, Ben, def. Mitchell Ellerfing 6-0, 6-1 (4) Justin Brinkman, Mel, def Matt Hagestuen 5-7, 6-1, (7-4) Doubles (1) Josh Gladis-Pat Murphy, Ben, def.
WILLMAR -- Three-set matches had been trouble for Willmar's Andy Neis and Troy Hafner. But not Tuesday. The 3-doubles duo outlasted Monticello 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-1 to give the Cardinals a 4-3 win in a Central Lakes Conference match. "Monticello is in the section, so it was a good one for us to win," said Willmar head coach Loren Holter. Neis and Hafner had struggled in three-setters this season, losing every one of the five or six they were in, according to Holter. The Cardinals (8-6) took a 3-1 lead at the midway point of the dual, but Monticello tied it by winning the next two. Monticel