PAYNESVILLE -- The Paynesville girls were second to St. Cloud Cathedral in the Section 5A-18 meet Thursday, while the St. Cloud Cathedral boys also were first. The Paynesville girsl were first in the 4 x 200 and 4 x 800 relays. Kacy Nehowig was second in the 3,200, Anna Kotten was second in the 100 hurdles and the Bulldogs' 4 x 400 relay was also second. Ashley Lensing of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa was first in three events; the high jump (5-0), pole vault (8-6) and 100 hurdles (16.6). Heidi Lensing was first in the long jump (16-11/2). The Paynesville boys were sixth.
BUFFALO LAKE -- Derek Hilding regained his form to shoot a 75 on Thursday to lead Willmar to fourth place on Day 1 of the two-part Section 2AA boys golf tournament. At 320, Willmar is only seven strokes behind first-round leader Mankato West at 313. The top six teams will play Tuesday morning back at Oakdale with the best two-round score earning a pass to the state meet. The top five individuals based on their two-round score will also advance. Hilding was followed by Tom Wagner with a 70 and Tyler Wahl at 80.
BUFFALO LAKE -- Willmar's Kelly Myhre shot 91, Jenna Bernhagen a season-best 93 and Beth Jacobson a 99 on Thursday to each qualify for the final stage of the Section 2AA girls golf tournament next week. The Cardinal team fell three strokes short of advancing after shooting a 389 at the Oakdale Golf Course. The top six team moved on to the state-qualify round on Tuesday, also at Oakdale.
Late result Wednesday WILLMAR -- Jordan Olson pitched a four-hit shutout and the Willmar Rails scored 10 runs in the sixth to beat Sacred Heart 12-0 in seven innings in a Cornbelt South League game Wednesday. Olson struck out two and walked two. Willmar led just 2-0 through the first five innings, then collected eight hits and scored 10 runs in the sixth. Matt Sagedahl and Steve Wetterling hit back-to-back RBI doubles and the second time through the order they each smacked two-run singles. Cory Schwantes also drove in two runs in the inning. Willmar 12, Sacred Heart 0 S.
Late result Tuesday Section 2A-North Holy Trinity 4, BL-Hector 2 The Mustangs outhit Holy Trinity 7-3, but committed four errors. BL-Hector 000 002 0 - 2 7 4 Winsted Holy Trinity 000 103 x - 4 3 1 HITTING - Buffalo Lake-Hector: Alyssa Kubesh 2-for-4; Jordan Duehn 1-for-3; Karissa Scharmer 1-for-4; Sarah Buboltz 1-for-2; Erin Daak 1-for-3; Toni Markgraf 1-for-2 .... Winsted Holy Trinity: Rachel Stifter 1-for-3; Kim Bestul 1-for-3, 2 runs; Lindsey Ide 1-for-2, 2-run HR, 2 rbi PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Buffalo Lake-Hector: Sarah Buboltz (L) 6-3-4-*-*-3 ....
Boys Golf SECTION 3A At Marshall Section meet, 9 a.m. Girls Golf SECTION 3A At Marshall Section meet, 9 a.m. Track and Field SUB-SECTION 3A-WEST At Redwood Falls (Area teams: Redwood Falls, Renville County West), 4 p.m. Amateur Baseball CORNBELT Bird Island at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m. New London-Spicer at Starbuck, 7:30 p.m. Regal at Granite Falls, 7:30 p.m. NON-LEAGUE Raymond at Fairfax, 7:30 p.m.
Baseball BBE 10, Osakis 6 YME 4, Lakeview 3 NL-Spicer 8, Benson 7 Paynesville 3, ACGC 2 Minnewaska 6, Staples-Motley 0 Softball Section 8AAA Willmar 7, Sauk Rapids 0 Track & Field Section 5A-18 Boys results (1) St. Cloud Cathedral 203 (2) Holdingford 114 (3) Melrose 113.5 (4) Albany 80 (5) Zimmerman 76.5 (6) Paynesville 43.5 (7) Zimmerman 52 (8) St. John's Prep 39 Girls results (1) St. Cloud Cathedral 164 (2) Paynesville 117 (3) Albany 94 (4) Holdingford 89 (5) Melrose 75 (6) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 62 (7) Zimmerman 52 (8) St.
The Willmar Rails blanked Sacred Heart 12-0 in seven innings in Cornbelt South League action Wednesday. No report was available.
The Willmar girls' softball team hosts Central Lakes Conference foe Sauk Rapids at 5 p.m. today in the Section 8AAA tournament. The Cardinals (14-3) are the top seed and received a bye in the first round. Sauk Rapids, whom the Cardinals beat 11-0 and 8-5 in the regular season, advanced Tuesday with a 6-5 win over Rocori. Annandale plays at Sartell in the other winner's bracket semifinal today. Willmar hosts the next round on Saturday.
Tickets for the 46th annual Hengstler-Ranweiler Awards Banquet on June 5 at Ridgewater College are now on sale. Tickets are by reservation only and can be paid for at the door the night of the banquet. The H-R Awards Banquet honors the top male and female high school athletes from the area. The banquet begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $9 and include a meal. Nominated athletes receive a complimentary ticket. To order, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-450-1150 (Scott at ext. 332 or Jesse at ext. 371).