BELGRADE -- St. Cloud Cathedral won both the boys and girls meets at the rain-shortended Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Invitational Tuesday. The Cathedral boys had 173 points. New London-Spicer was second with 136 and BBE third with 80. The Crusader girls had 176 points. Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball was second with 101, BBE third with 97 and NLS fourth with 83. The complete results will appear in Thursday's paper. In the Redwood Valley Invite Tuesday, the Redwood Valley girls and boys both finished first. The results will appear in Thursda's paper.
GRANITE FALLS -- New London-Spicer swept all three doubles matches and won two three-set matches in singles en route to beating Yellow Medicine East 6-1 in a West Central Conference dual Tuesday. David Bloomquist-Colin Wright (1-doubles), Austin Lothert-Ryan Woodhull (2-doubles), Robbie Pieh-Alex Wiegmann (3-doubles) and Jackson Wright (3-singles) all won their matches in straight sets for the Wildcats (2-0, 3-3). YME (0-2, 1-3) got its lone point at 1-singles when Eric Dubbelde beat Nick Thompson 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. NL-Spicer 6, YME 1 Singles (1) Eric Dubbelde, YME, def.
MURDOCK -- Steph Stassen went 5-for-7 and drove in four runs on the day to help Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg sweep Dawson-Boyd in a Camden Conference doubleheader Tuesday. Stassen had three RBI singles in the first game as KMS (5-1, 5-1) used 10 hits to post a 12-6 win. Stassen then collected two more singles in the second game as the Fighting Saints won 9-2. Patina Queenan gave up only two hits in the nightcap. Laura Zimmer had a run-scoring triple in both games for KMS. Tiffany Viessman drove in four runs with three hits in the opener for Dawson-Boyd (1-3, 3-3).
SAUK CENTRE -- Kasie Rust tossed a no-hitter and Laura Tvrdik had three hits as Minnewaska Area blanked Sauk Centre 2-0 in a West Central North Conference game Tuesday. Rust walked two and struck out 11 in her complete game. The Lakers (3-0, 4-0) opened the scoring in the third inning when Tvrdik led off with a triple and scored on Javen Pauley's single. In the sixth inning, Ashley Olson singled, Ashley Chan walked and both runners moved up on a wild pitch before Tvrdik's groundout plated Olson with the second run.
GRANITE FALLS -- Yellow Medicine East hit three home runs and collected 14 hits to outslug Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 13-10 Tuesday. The homer parade started in the third inning with Audrey Formo's solo shot, pinning the Sting to a 4-1 lead.
WILLMAR - The Litchfield Dragons swept Willmar at singles and also won two points in the hotly-contested doubles matches for a 6-1 victory Monday. Litchfield's singles lineup of Brian Ward, Peter Zender, Brian Holmgren and Miquel Montano each won in straight sets as the Dragons (4-0) seized the non-conference match in windy conditions. At 2- and 3-singles, Marco Vazquez and Matt Hallstrom each had second set leads but couldn't hold it and each lost 6-3, 7-5. Typical of the doubles fireworks was No.
RICE - Kelly Myhre shot a 90 to lead Willmar to a fifth-place finish at the Central Lakes Conference girls meet on Monday. Sartell fired off a 353 for first place. The Sabres now lead St. Cloud Tech by one point and third-place Alexandria by two points. Willmar is fourth with 10½ after two of the 10 scheduled 18-hole meets. Samantha Sommers of St. Cloud Apollo shot a 78 for medalist. Vanessa Dutzi, an exchange student attending St. Cloud Tech, finished second one stroke back. Beth Jacobson was second low for fifth-place Willmar (354 strokes) with a 96.
ALEXANDRIA - Alexandria shot a 296 to capture first place in the Central Lakes Conference meet Monday at the Alexandria Country Club. Willmar took eighth in the CLC event after shooting a 354. Derek Hilding led Willmar shooting an 85. Sam Warzecha shot an 86. Alexandria, which beat runner-up Brainerd by 25 strokes, took the first four individual spots led by Bryce Hanstad at 72. "We're still looking for some scores in the 70s," said Willmar coach Dave Ellwood.
RAYMOND - Zach Thissen limited Renville County West to just two hits and three MACCRAY players collected two hits apiece Monday as the Wolverines beat RCW 11-1 in six innings in the Camden North Conference. Thissen did issue six walks and give up a solo home run to Tadd Tepfer in the sixth inning, but the junior struck out six in his complete-game win. The Wolverines (2-0, 3-2) gave Thissen plenty of support as they scored four runs in the second, one in the fifth and six in the sixth.
MORRIS - Montevideo pitcher Betsy Zacharias helped her own cause Monday, driving in the winning run as the Thunder Hawks edged Morris Area 7-5 in a West Central South Conference game. Montevideo (2-1, 2-2) trailed 5-4 entering the seventh inning before Zacharias drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a single.