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The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights improved to 3-0 on the season with a 3-2 victory over MACCRAY in a Camden Conference game Thursday in Tyler.

The Knights did their scoring early, getting all three of their runs in the first two innings. Dain LaRock led the team at the plate, going 2-for-2 with an RBI. Brandon Kerr had a hit and an RBI, and Luke Wiering was 2-for-3.

Shay Wabeke earned a complete-game victory for the Knights. He allowed two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and four walks.

RTR is back on the diamond today with a home game against Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg.

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RTR-Shay Wabeke. WP-Wabeke.


A six-run fourth inning provided the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton baseball team with enough offense to hold off a late rally by Central Minnesota Christian on Thursday, as the Panther snuck out a 6-3 win in Tracy.

CMCS starter TJ Stoel loaded the bases with two walks and an error before four TMB hits brought in the six Panther runs.

Jordan Lanoue was 1-for-2 for TMB with two RBIs, while Austin Gleis added an RBI single to his two stolen bases.

Parker Lanoue was credited with the win for TMB (4-1 overall, 2-1 Camden Conference), allowing three runs on six hits and four walks. Lanoue also struck out five. Tayler Carlson entered in the sixth inning to end the CMCS rally and pick up the save.

The Panthers will look to make it three in a row in the Camden Conference today, as they travel to Dawson to take on the Blackjacks.

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C-TJ Stoel, Austin Bulthuis; TMB-Parker Lanoue, Tayler Carlson. WP: Lanoue. LP: Stoel. S-Carlson.

Rebels split with Wolverines

Thursday’s Red Rock Conference baseball doubleheader between Mountain Lake and Murray County Central in Slayton could certainly be classified as a tale of two games. Each team invoked the 10-run rule, with MCC winning the first game 13-3 in five innings and Mountain Lake taking an 11-1 win in five innings in Game 2.

MCC pitcher Sam Erickson was on his game in the opener. He struck out 13 batters and allowed just one hit and one walk. One of the three runs MCC allowed was earned.

Jordan Ahlers had a big game at the plate for MCC, crushing a double and a grand slam. He had five RBIs in the game. Nick Petersen went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs.

Things took a quick turn for the Rebels in Game 2. Mountain Lake scored eight runs in the first inning to take control right away. MCC used four pitchers in the game. They combined to allow eight hits and 15 walks.

The Rebels (2-3 overall, 2-2 RRC) return to action Saturday with a non-conference road game against Wabasso.

Game 1

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MCC-Sam Erickson. ML-Nathan Adrian. WP-Erickson. LP-Adrian. 2B: MCC-Nick Petersen 2, Jordan Ahlers. HR: MCC-Ahlers.

Game 2

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MCC-Grant Rohrer, Mitch Reinsma (1), Jordan Ahlers (1), Peterson (5). ML-Andrew Hirsch. WP-Hirsch. LP-Rohrer. 2B: ML-Austin Watkins 2.

Wabasso 9, Sleepy Eye 1

The Wabasso Rabbits belted 12 base hits en route to a 9-1 win over the Sleepy Eye Indians in Tomahawk Conference baseball on Thursday in Sleepy Eye.

Led by Neil Eichten’s 2-for-4 performance with a pair of doubles and three RBIs, the Rabbits were able to take a 7-1 lead after three innings and coasted to the win. Seth Guetter picked up the victory on the mound for Wabasso, allowing just three hits in seven innings of duty.

Blake Altermatt, Scott Jenniges and Josh Altermatt all had a pair of singles in the win, while Dirk Pistulka went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs.

Wabasso (2-2 overall, 2-2 Tomahawk) hosts New Ulm Cathedral for its next contest. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight in Milroy.

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W-Seth Guetter; SE-Ethan Silfies, Matt Schroepfer (3). WP-Guetter. LP-Silfies. 2B: W-Neil Eichten 2.

KMS 8, Lakeview 7

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for an 8-7 walk-off win over Lakeview Thursday in a Camden Conference game in Kerkhoven.

Each team had just four hits in the game, and each team also committed four errors.

Lakeview’s Randy Louwagie tossed 6 1/3 innings in the losing effort. Only three of the eight runs KMS scored on him were earned. He walked six batters and struck out two.

Wyatt Schuster was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI for the Lakers, and Travis Varpness had two RBIs.

The Lakers fall to 0-2 after the loss and will look to rebound Tuesday with a road game against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.

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LV-Randy Louwagie. KMS-Cameron Hjelle, Rylan Hatlestad (5). WP-Hatlestad. LP-Louwagie. 2B: LV-Wyatt Schuster.

RCW 12, Dawson-Boyd 1

Mitch Treml struck out 16 as Renville County West rolled to a 12-1 win in Camden Conference baseball over Dawson-Boyd Thursday in Dawson.

The Blackjacks scored their only run on a solo home run by Justin Lee in the bottom of the fourth. Lee was 2-for-2 with an RBI. Daniel Baldwin struck out six, but allowed 12 runs on 11 hits in his seven innings pitched while his defense made nine errors behind him.

Treml held Dawson-Boyd to just three hits and hit a two-run home run to help his cause. Colin Thompson drove in three runs for RCW with a triple, while Griffin Schaub added a double to his three RBIs.

The Blackjacks drop to 0-3 on the season (0-3 Camden) with the loss and will look to snap the streak today when they host Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.

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RCW-Mitch Treml; D-Daniel Baldwin. WP-Treml. LP-Baldwin. HR: RCW-Treml; D-Justin Lee. 3B: RCW-Colin Thompson. 2B: RCW-Griffin Schaub.

Area softball

TMB blasts Lakers in sweep

The Lakeview Lakers were unable to contain Tracy-Milroy-Balaton’s offense in a Camden Conference doubleheader Thursday in Tracy. The Panthers scored 12 runs in the fifth inning of a 22-5 victory in Game 1, then came away with an 8-2 win in the second game of the twin bill.

Jenny Welu got the win in the circle in both games. She gave up just one earned run in four innings in the opener. In the second game she tossed all five innings, holding the Lakers to five hits and no walks. Neither of the runs TMB allowed in the second game were earned.

At the plate Alexis Buysse had five hits over the two games. Courtney Paczkowski added four hits.

Welu went 3-for-3 at the plate in the opener, a game in which the Panthers piled on 18 hits. Sara Stoneberg also had three hits, and Casey Iverson showed her power, pouding a double and a home run. Iverson had four RBIs in the game.

The Panthers (4-0 overall) play at Dawson-Boyd today in Dawson.

Game 1

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TMB-Jenny Welu, Kylie Lessman (5). LV-Sadie Stelter. WP-Welu. LP-Stelter. 2B: TMB-Alexis Buysse, Casey Iverson, Sara Stoneberg 2; LV-Rachel Kurtenbach. HR: TMB-Iverson.

Game 2

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LV-Anissa Peppersack, Stelter (4). TMB-Welu. WP-Welu. LP-Peppersack. 3B: TMB-Galiya Bitton.

Wabasso 10, Sleepy Eye 3

Kimberly Frank struck out 10 batters and also had two hits at the plate to lead the Wabasso softball team to a 10-3 Tomahawk Conference win over Sleepy Eye Thursday in Wabasso.

Frank worked all seven innings for the Rabbits and gave up eight hits and three walks to go with her 10 strikeouts.

Shawna Rogotzke and Kendra Eichten each had two hits for Wabasso, which had eight hits and drew four walks off Sleepy Eye pitcher McKayla Ahlrich.

Both teams had four errors in the game.

Wabasso will play two different teams today in Wabasso. First the Rabbits will take on conference foe Springfield, then will face Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

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SE-McKayla Ahlrich. W-Kimberly Frank. WP-Frank. LP-Ahlrich. 2B: SE-Jordyn Domeier.

YME 9, RCW 8

A six-run fourth inning helped the allowed the Yellow Medicine East softball team to overcome six errors and pull out a 9-8 win over Renville County West Thursday in Granite Falls.

YME scored its nine runs on just six hits. Danie Roden and Megan Odegard each had a double for the Sting in the game.

Jordan Glad tossed the first three innings for YME, during which RCW scored seven runs. Allie Trudel tossed the final four innings and gave up one run. She got the victory.

YME (2-1 overall) stays home for a doubleheader today against Paynesville.

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RCW-Molly Elliot, Cassidy Fransen (4). YME-Jordan Glad, Allie Trudel (4). WP-Trudel. LP-Fransen. 2B: YME-Danie Roden, Megan Odegard.

KMS sweeps Dawson-Boyd to stay unbeaten

A couple of stout pitching performances led Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg to two Camden Conference victories over Dawson-Boyd Thursday. Samantha Dunn pitched for KMS in a 6-1 win in Game 1, then Erin Haglund tossed a shutout for the Fighting Saints in the next game, a 9-0 KMS victory.

Andrea Lee and Amber Borstad both had doubles for Dawson-Boyd in the Game 1 loss. Borstad knocked in the team’s lone run.

In Game 2, Dawson-Boyd’s Nicole Jurgenson hit a home run but didn’t touch home plate and was called out. Haglund held Dawson-Boyd to three hits in the shutout.

The Blackjacks are now 3-2 overall and 2-2 in conference action. They play against today with a doubleheader against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in Dawson.

Game 1

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KMS-Samantha Dunn. DB-Sadie Zaiser. WP-Dunn. LP-Zaiser. 2B: DB-Andrew Lee, Amber Borstad.

Game 2

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KMS-Erin Haglund. DB-Brooke Franzky. WP-Haglund. LP-Franzky. 2B: KMS-Courtney Olson, Haglund. 3B: DB-Nicole Jurgenson; KMS-Kalli Forsell.

Rebels take 2 against MLA

After 32 runs and one wild finish, the Murray County Central softball team was able to pick up a home sweep of Mountain Lake Area on Thursday in Slayton. The Rebels blasted the Wolverines for a 15-4 win in five innings in the opener before needing a Kendra Blomgren three-run home run in the seventh inning to claim Game 2, 17-12.

Blomgren finished the day 4-for-8 with three RBIs for MCC, which trailed 11-7 entering the seventh inning of the night cap. Ashley Clarke was the pitcher of record for the Rebels in Game 1, striking out four and walking three over five innings. She also belted a two-run home run during a 10-run second inning for MCC. Kristi Bose pitched all seven innings and earned the win in Game 2 after a 2-for-4 and four RBI performance at the plate earlier in the day.

The Rebels improve to 5-1 on the year and 4-1 in the Red Rock Conference after the sweep. MCC next travels to Tracy to play Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Monday.

Game 1

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ML-Signey Stoeze, Janessa Peters (5); MCC-Ashley Clarke. WP-Clarke. LP-Stoeze. HR: ML-Paige Brown; MCC-Clarke. 3B: MCC-Taylor Schreier. 2B: MCC-Sophie Nepp.

Game 2

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MCC-Kristi Bose; ML-Janessa Peters. WP-Bose. LP-Peters. HR: MCC-Kendra Blomgren. 2B: MCC-Alissa Carlson, Ashley Clarke 2; ML-Peters 2, Paige Brown 2.

Area boys’ tennis

YME 4, Minnewaska 3

Thanks to two forfeits, the Yellow Medicine East boys’ tennis team snuck out of Glenwood with a 4-3 win over Minnewaska Area.

No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles were forfeited to the Sting in favor of Grant Elliot and the duo of Ammon Bennett and Chris Zabel. YME’s other two victories came at No. 3 singles where eighth grader Shane Nokleby defeated Minnewaska’s Carter LaMont 6-1, 6-1; and No. 2 doubles. James DeJager and Cody Speh needed three sets to defeat Cole Mercier and Collin Stumpf 3-6, 6-2, 6-0.

The Sting improve to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the West Central Conference with the win and will travel to Milbank (S.D.) today for their next match.


No. 1 – Jake Pederson (M) def. David Nowacki 7-6 (7-0), 5-7, 10-3

No. 2 – Carl Thorfinnson (M) def. Brandon Repsher 6-1, 6-1

No. 3 – Shane Nokleby (Y) def. Carter LaMont 6-1, 6-1

No. 4 – Grant Elliot (Y) won by forfeit


No. 1 – Austin Pauly & Joe Weaver (M) def. Todd Nowacki & Matt Virnig 6-0, 6-2

No. 2 – James DeJager & Cody Speh (Y) def. Cole Mercier & Collin Stumpf 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

No. 3 – Ammon Bennett & Chris Zabel (Y) won by forfeit