PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Fischer, Graff lead Marshall to SWC wins at Windom

WINDOM – Marshall improved its record to 4-2 on the season and 3-1 in the Southwest Conference as the Tigers racked up 12-6 and 8-2 wins over Windom Area on Thursday.

In Game 1, Miranda Fischer led MHS, offensively, with double, triple and two RBI as she went 4-for-5 at the plate.

The Tigers picked up three RBI from Ashley Stattleman as she went 3-for-4 with a double. Callie Graff ended up with a double as well with a 3-for-5 effort.

Marshall got RBI from a lot of different places as Madison Radel finished with two and Sadie Zahrbock had one.

Callie Graff went the distance inside the pitching circle, striking out ten batters while walking eight and gave up six runs (five earned) on nine hits.

In Game 2, it was Miranda Fischer pitched all seven innings, allowing just two runs on two hits and striking out six batters while walking four.

She added two more doubles to her total in the nightcap along with a RBI. Julia Marshall and Radel each finished with two RBI to go with one from Zahrbock.

Sutton DeWanz and Madison Maras chipped in the RBI for the Eagles in the second game.

Game 1

Marshall 12, Windom Area 6


Windom Area1100111-691

HITTING: Marshall (Fischer 4-for-5, double, triple, two RBI; Graff 3-for-5, double; Stattleman 3-for-4, double, three RBI, Radel 2-for-4, two RBI; Marshall 2-for-4, two RBI; Zahrbock 2-for-4, RBI;) Windom Area (Besey 3-for-4; Dewanz 2-for-4; Huset; 2-for-4, double, RBI;).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Marshall (Graff 7-9-6-5-8-10); Windom Area (Besey 7-18-12-11-5-3).

Game 2

Marshall 8, Windom Area 2


Windom Area1000001-224

HITTING: Marshall (Fischer 2-2, two doubles, RBI; Zahrbock 2-for-3, RBI; Marshall 1-for-3, two RBI; Radel 1-for-2; two RBI); Windom Area (Dewanz 1-for-3; Janson 1-for-3; Maras 1-for-3, double, RBI; Riodarden 0-for-3, RBI).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Marshall (Fischer 7-2-2-2-4-6); Windom Area (Rioardan 6-7-8-6-5-1).

RECORD: Marshall (4-2 overall, 3-1 Southwest).

Atwater-Comos-Grove City 9, Yellow Medicine East 3

GRANITE FALLS – The Falcons of Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City used a six-run seventh inning to defeat Yellow Medicine East on Thursday.

Payton Wilner went a perfect 4-for-4 from the plate with three RBI to lead the Falcons in the victory.

Leading the Sting was Becca Rigge, who went 2-for-4, adding a RBI and a run scored.

Katie Peterson got the win for ACGC. She allowed three runs on eight hits over seven innings, striking out two and walking four.



HITTING: Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (Rylie Wilner 1-for-3, single, walk, three runs; Jacey Nelson 1-for-4, single, RBI; Hannah Wilner 1-for-4, double, RBI, run; Payton Wilner 4-for-4, four singles, three RBI, run; Mickena Inselmann 1-for-4, double, RBI, run; Maree Lee 2-for-4, two singles, RBI, run); Yellow Medicine East (Megan Odegard 1-for-3, single, walk, RBI; Becca Rigge 2-for-4, two singles, RBI; Hailey Enstad 2-for-4, two singles; Mariah Norell 1-for-4, single, run; Brooke Blue 1-for-3, single, run; Sam Rigge 1-for-2, single).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (Katie Peterson 7.0-8-3-3-4-2); Yellow Medicine East (Mariah Norell 7.0-10-9-3-1-4).

Murray County Central 14-14, RRC/WWG 0-1

SLAYTON – Murray County Central earned two big wins over Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove, winning 14-0 and 14-1 in a Red Rock Conference doubleheader Thursday.

In Game 1, Jade Giese was one of the Rebels’ main producers, offensively, going 3-for-4 from the plate while driving in two runs and scoring three runs of her own. MCC received a triple and an RBI from Kristi Bose and RBI double each from Abby Lee and Makenzie Schmitz.

Bose went the full five innings on the mound and struck out two while allowing just one hit and no walks. Mikaela Smith had the lone hit for the Falcons in game one.

In Game 2, Giese added a double to her total to go with three more runs scored. Lissa Carlson had a big day offensively as well, driving in two runs as she finished the game with two doubles to her name. The Rebels also got doubles from Shmitz and Bose, who scored three runs.

Taylor Price recorded the lone RBI for the Falcons with a double while Smith, Olivia Bittner and Conner Bottger also recorded hits.

Bailey Jacobson pitched the full five innings for the Rebels. She struck out three while walking three and allowing one run on four hits. Bittner went the full game for the Falcons and had three strikeouts against seven walks.

Game 1

MCC 14, RRC/WWG 0 (5 Innings)

RRC/WWG 00000-013


Hitting: MCC (Giese 3-4, two RBI, two runs; Bose 1-for-2, triple, RBI; Lee 1-for-2, double, RBI; Schmitz 1-for-2, double, RBI) RRC (Smith 1-2).

Pitching: MCC (Bose 5-1-0-0-0-2) RRC/WWG (Willhite 4-11-14-12-4-2)

Game 2

MCC 14, RRC/WWG 1 (5 Innings)



Hitting: MCC (Giese 2-for-3, double, run; Carlson 2-for-4, two doubles, Schmitz 1-for-2, double, Bose 1-for-2, double, three runs) RRC (Smith 1-for-3 single, Bittner 1-for-3; Bottger 1-for-2; Price 1-for-2, double, run)

Pitching: MCC ( Jacobsen 5-4-1-0-3-3) RRC/WWG (Bittner 4-8-12-10-7-3; Stevenson 1-2-1-0-1-0).


Wabasso 3, Sleepy Eye 1

MILROY – The Wabasso Rabbits defeated Sleepy Eye 3-1 in Tomahawk Conference action on Thursday.

Dirk Pistulka pitched a complete game for the Rabbits, going all seven innings and allowing just one run on three hits. Pistulka also struck out six Sleepy Eye batters while walking just one.

Neil Eichten knocked in a RBI double in the third inning to score Nick Altermatt for Wabasso’s first run of the game. The Rabbits added two more runs in the fourth inning, including one via a bases-loaded walk.

Sleepy Eye0010000-131


HITTING: Sleepy Eye (Brandon Polesky 1-for-3, single, run; Kolten Nienhaus 1-for-3, single; Miqueas Alvarez 1-for-3, single); Wabasso (Neil Eichten 1-for-4, double, RBI;Dirk Pistulka 1-for-3, double; Josh Altermatt 1-for-2, single, walk, run; Beau Taylor 1-for-3, single, run; William Klann 1-for-1, single, walk; Nick Altermatt 1-for-2, single, walk, run).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Sleepy Eye (Dylan Klein 3.2-3-3-1-3-3; Marc Riederer 2.1-3-0-0-3-1); Wabasso (Dirk Pistulka 7.0-3-1-0-1-6).

RECORDS: Wabasso (4-4, 3-3 Tomahawk).

Central Minn. Christian 16, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 6

TRACY – With the game tied 4-4, Central Minnesota Christian pounded out nine runs in the top of the fourth en route to defeating Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 16-6 in Camden Conference baseball action Thursday in Tracy.

Tanner Stoel picked up the win on the mound for the Bluejays. Austin Bulthuis went 2-for-4 with three RBI at the plate, while Ryan Brouwer was 2-for-2 with an RBI.

Riley Steffes took the loss for TMB on the mound. Tanner Phelps went 2-for-2 to lead the Panthers at the plate, while Tayler Carlson was 1-for-3 with a triple. Brady Lanoue also went 1-for-3 and Austin Gleis added an RBI.



HITTING: Central Minnesota Christian (Austin Bulthuis 2-4, three RBI; Ryan Brouwer 2-2, RBI); Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (Brady Lanoue 1-3; Tayler Carlson 1-3, triple; Tanner Phelps 2-2; two runs scored; Austin Gleis 0-2, RBI).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Central Minnesota Christian (Tanner Stoel 7-7-6-1-3-10); Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (Spencer Smith 2 1/3-3-2-2-1-1; Riley Steffes 2/3-4-7-4-6-0; Derek Larson 1-1-4-3-5-0; Gleis 3-2-3-3-7-0).

RECORDS: Central Minnesota Christian (1-1, 1-0 Camden); Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (2-4, 1-3 Camden).

Lac qui Parle Valley 10, Canby 3

CANBY – Lac qui Parle Valley put up three runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to take a 6-1 lead and cruise to a 10-3 victory in Camden Conference baseball action against Canby Thursday in Canby.

Garrett Olson went six innings and collected the win on the mound for the Eagles, earning seven strikeouts and giving up five hits, two runs and two walks. Olson also went 3-for-4 at the plate. Ty Kanstrup also went 3-for-4, finishing with three runs and one RBI.

Kristian Leppke blasted two home runs, finishing 3-for-4 with three RBI at the plate for the Lancers. Adam Durfee was 2-for-3, while Tanner Kack, Sawyer Kraus and Riley Full went 1-for-3. Bryce Gorder took the loss on the mound for Canby, giving up 13 hits, 10 runs (4 earned) and two walks, while striking out five batters.



HITTING: Lac qui Parle Valley (Dylan Lillejord 1-3, double, two runs; Brandon Hill 2-3, double, three RBI; Ty Kanstrup 3-4, three runs, RBI; Garrett Olson 3-4; John Nielsen, 1-4, double, RBI); Canby (Kristian Leppke 3-4, 2 home runs, 3 RBI; Adam Durfee 2-3; Tanner Kack 1-3; Riley Full 1-3, Sawyer Kraus 1-3).

PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Lac qui Parle Valley (Garrett Olson 6-5-2-2-2-7; Austin Haas 1-2-1-1-0-0); Canby (Bryce Gorder 7-13-10-4-2-5).

RECORDS: Lac qui Parle Valley (6-3, 4-0 Camden); Canby (1-2, 1-2 Camden).

RCW 7, Dawson-Boyd 3

SACRED HEART – Dawson-Boyd took an early 3-0 lead, but couldn’t hold on as Renville County West went on to win the Camden Conference matchup 7-3 Thursday in Sacred Heart.

Hayden Johnson picked up the win on the mound for the Jaguars, working the final four innings. Johnson struck out three and gave up two hits, no runs and five walks. At the plate, Griffin Schaub went 4-for-4, while Johnson was 2-for-3 with two RBI.

Daniel Baldwin took the loss on the mound for the Blackjacks, going five innings, giving up seven hits, six runs and two walks and striking out five. Michael Lee batted 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, while Donny Bothun, Jordan Bothun and Donny Bothun added a hit apiece.


CLARA?CITY – MACCRAY overcame a 2-0 deficit by scoring four runs apiece in the fifth and sixth innings to defeat Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 8-3 in a Camden Conference game Thursday.



HITTING: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (R. Fischer 2-for-4, B. Wiering 3-for-4 RBI); MACCRAY: (Derick Sommers 3-for-4, Caleb Melin 1-for-2, Dylan Abraham 1-for-3, Connor Cronen 1-for-4 two RBI, Tyler Moffenbier 2-for-3, two RBI)

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (Austin Schwing (L)); MACCRAY (Moffenbier (W) 6.0-7-3-2-5-5, Melin (S) 1.0-2-0-0-1-1).


Montevideo Invitational

MONTEVIDEO – Five teams battled it out on the track at the Montevideo Invitational Thursday in Montevideo, including two area teams.

Jacob Pederson won the 100-meter dash in 11.12 seconds and the 200 dash in 23.27 for Yellow Medicine East, which finished second as a team with 76 points.

Jacob Carroll won the 800 run (2:10.40) for the Sting, while teammate Sergey Schuler was second (2:11.56). Carroll collected his second win of the day, finishing first in the 1,600 run in the time of 4:59.59. Schuler was second with a 5:09.25.

Josh Hoernemann won the shot put (39-feet-6.5 inches), followed by Isaac Svobodny who finished second (39-3.5). Talon Wilson added a fourth-place finish with a put of 35-9. Hoernemann also took first in the discus with a throw of 128-11.

Paxton Dandurand was second in the 300 hurdles (48.93) for YME, while Andrew Lubrant was fourth. Victor Rivera took third in the 110 hurdles and fourth in the long jump. Tyson Velde finished second in the high jump (5-7), while Chase Richter was third (5-7).

Joe Weeding was second in the 100 dash (11.73), fourth in the 200 dash (25.31) and fifth in the 400 dash (1:00.26) for Lac qui Parle Valley.

Blake Trygestad was third in the 800 run (2:15.14) for the Eagles, while John Wagner took third in the 1,600 run (5:09.52). Noah Jensen added a third-place finish in the shot put (37-11.25) and a fourth-place finish in the discus (100-3).

YME had nine girls place top-five at the event. Leading the way for YME in the short-distance track events was Ashley Balfany, who took first place in the 100 hurdles (17.20). Amber Balfany finished second in the 100 (13.59), and Elena Arce finished fifth in the 400 (1:12.50).

Jordan Hinz (2:45.09) and Kaitlyn Ladwig (2:45.70) finished third and fourth, respectlively, in the 800, while Cassie Weir was the second-fastest in the 1600 (6:05.11).

In the field events, YME had two top-three finishers in the high jump, as Chyanne Sand and Samantha Lecy both cleared 4-7. Sand also won the shot put with a throw of 28-9.25.

For LQPV/DB, they were led by Sydney Wittnebel in the field events. Wittnebel won both the triple jump (33-4) and the long jump (14-5). Kaitlin Connor finished second behind Wittnebel in the triple jump (31-10), while Rachel Jensen took second in the long jump (14-3).

Four LQPV/DB girls placed in shot put. Amanda Miller (28-7.25), Chelsea Mackenzie (27-2.5), BreeAnna Seelye (27-1.5) and Rachel Jensen (26-6) finished second through fifth, respectively.

Rounding out the LQPV/DB scoring in the field events was Justine Lee, who finished tied for fifth in the high jump (4-5).

On the track, Sydney Bartunek was the fastest in the 800 (2:41.68) and the 1,600 (6:00.52).

No team scores were available on the girls side.


TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Montevideo 78, 2. Yellow Medicine East 76, 3. BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector 32, T4. Lac qui Parle Valley 19, T4. Montevideo (JV) 19, 6. Ortonville 12.

100 DASH: 1. Jacob Pederson (YME) 11.12, 2. Joe Weeding (LQPV) 11.73.

200 DASH: 1. Jacob Pederson (YME) 23.27, 4. Joe Weeding (LQPV) 25.31.

400 DASH: 1. Preston Herfurth (M) 54.36, 5. Joe Weeding (LQPV) 1:00.26.

800 RUN: 1. Jacob Carroll (YME) 2:10.40, 2. Sergey Schuler (YME) 2:11.56, 3. Blake Trygestad (LQPV) 2:15.14.

1,600 RUN: 1. Jacob Carroll (YME) 4:59.59, 2. Sergey Schuler (YME) 5:09.25, 3. John Wagner (LQPV) 5:09.52.

110 HURDLES: 1. Adam DeZeeuw (M) 16.18, 3. Victor Rivera (YME) 19.59.

300 HURDLES: 1. Adam DeZeeuw (M) 45.42, 2. Paxton Dandurand (YME) 48.93, 4. Andrew Lubrant (YME) 55.04.

400 RELAY: 1. Montevideo 49.83, 2. YME 50.26, 5. LQPV 58.83.

800 RELAY: 1. Montevideo 1:41.17, 2. YME 1:41.56.

1,600 RELAY: 1. Montevideo 3:47.16.

DISCUS: 1. Josh Hoernemann (YME) 128-11, 4. Noah Jensen (LQPV) 100-3.

HIGH JUMP: 1. Troy Diggins (M) 5-7, 2. Tyson Velde (YME) 5-7, 3. Chase Richter (YME) 5-7.

LONG JUMP: 1. Jack Spaeth (M) 18-3.5, 4. Victor Rivera (YME) 16-3.75.

SHOT PUT: 1. Josh Hoernemann (YME) 39-6.5, 2. Isaac Svobodny (YME) 39-3.5, 3. Noah Jensen (LQPV) 37-11.25, 4. Talon Wilson (YME) 35-9.

TRIPLE JUMP: 1. Travis Dreyer (M) 38-5.


TEAM STANDINGS: Not available.

100 DASH: 1. Ashley Peterson(BOLD/BLH) 13.02, 2. Amber Balfany (YME) 13.59.

200 DASH: 1. Morgan Reidinger (MONTE) 28.91.

400 DASH: 1. Morgan Reidinger (MONTE) 1:06.14, 5. Elena Arce (YME) 1:12.50.

800 RUN: 1. Sydney Bartunek (LQPV/DB) 2:41.68, 3. Jordan Hinz (YME) 2:45.09, 4. Kaitlyn Ladwig (YME) 2:45.70.

1,600 RUN: 1. Sydney Bartunek (LQPV/DB) 6:00.52, 2. Cassie Weir (YME) 6:05.11.

100 HURDLES: 1. Ashley Balfany (YME) 17.20, 4. Kaitlin Connor (LQPV/DB) 18.40.

300 HURDLES: 1. Kami Oschendorf (MONTE) 54.22.

400 RELAY: 1. BOLD/BLH 56.96, 4. Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd 1:00.22.

800 RELAY: 1. Montevideo 2:00.25, 2. Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd 2:03.44, 3. Yellow Medicine East 2:04.95.

1,600 RELAY: 1. Montevideo 4:55.02, 4. Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd 5:05.86.

DISCUS: 1. Kendra Quezada (BOLD/BLH) 91-3, 2. Rachel Jensen (LQPV/DB) 90-07, 5. Amanda Miller (LQPV/DB) 77-0.

HIGH JUMP: 1. Lexi Quigley (MONTE) 4-8, 2. Chyanne Sand (YME), 3. (tie) Samantha Lecy (YME) and Alexis Schmitz (MONTE) 4-7, 5. (tie) Justine Lee (LQPV/DB) and Jessica Tastad (MONTE) 4-5.

LONG JUMP: 1. Sydney Wittnebel (LQPV/DB) 14-5, 2. Rachel Jensen (LQPV/DB) 14-3.

SHOT PUT: 1. Chyanne Sand (YME) 28-9.25, 2. Amanda Miller (LQPV/DB) 28-7.25, 3. Chelsea Mackenzie (LQPV/DB) 27-2.5, 4. BreeAnna Seelye (LQPV/DB) 27-1.50, 5. Rachel Jensen (LQPV/DB) 26-6.0.

TRIPLE JUMP: 1. Sydney Wittnebel (LQPV/DB) 33-4, 2. Kaitlin Connor (LQPV/DB) 31-10.


Canby Triangular

CANBY -The Canby girls and the Lac qui Parle Valley boys came out on top in a Camden Conference triangular meet Thursday in Canby.

Abi Morris shot a 48 to earn medalist honors and lead the Lancers to a first-place team finish with 209 points. Natalie Morris carded a 50 to take second place, while Jenna Huber came in with a 55 to take fifth place.

Lac qui Parle Valley finished second as a team with 239 points, led by Abby Stender’s third-place finish (53).

On the boys side, LQPV’s Riley Sigdahl was the medalist, firing a 39 to capture top honors. The Eagles edged Russell-Tyler-Ruthton by one stroke (186-187) to win the team award, while Canby was third with a team total of 199.

Hunter Burns carded a 43 to finish in second-place for the Knights, followed by Jeremy Alsaker, who finished fourth with a 46, and Derrick Whiting, who finished fifth with a 47.

Dylan Smith led Canby with a 46 on the course, while Landon Anderson was seventh with a 49.


TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Lac qui Parle Valley 186, 2. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 187, 3. Canby 199, 4. Canby JV (incomplete), 5. LQPV JV (incomplete), 6. RTR (incomplete).

LQPV: 1. Riley Sigdahl 39, 6. Jaden Kallhoff 48, 8. Joe Arnold 49, 9. Hunter Lind 50, 10. Harrison Patzer 51, 14. Jamison Warner 53.

CANBY: 3. Dylan Smith 46, 7. Landon Anderson 49, 12. Nolan Fink 52, 13. Matt Slaba 52, 16. Jack Citrowske 54, 15. Austin Polejewski 54.

RTR: 2. Hunter Burns 43, 4. Jeremy Alsaker 46, 5. Derrick Whiting 47, 11. Nathan VanDrunen 51, 17. Christian Johnson 55, 19. Jacob Peterson 66.


TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Canby 209, 2. Lac qui Parle Valley 239.

CANBY: 1. Abi Morris 48, 2. Natalie Morris 50, 5. Jenna Huber 55, 6. Mallory Fink 56, 7. Haily Citrowske 62.

LAC QUI PARLE: 3. Abby Stender 53, 4. Ali Dahle 55, 8. Shannon Busse 65, 9. Callie Ludvigson 66, 10. Taylor Dahl 69.


Luverne Triangular

LUVERNE – Yellow Medicine East dropped to 1-6 overall after losing 7-0 to Class A No. 10-ranked Luverne and falling 4-3 to Pipestone Area at the Luverne Triangular on Thursday.

Luverne 7, Yellow Medicine East 0


No. 1: Jonny Vajgrt (L) def. Brandon Repsher, 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2: Andrew Jelken (L) def. Shane Nokleby, 6-0, 6-0.

No. 3: Erik Wohnoutka (L) def. James DeJager, 6-0, 6-0.

No. 4: Jacob Jarchow (L) def. Cody Speh, 6-0, 6-0.


No. 1: Blake Ziegler/Cory Stroeh (L) def. Ammon Bennett/Noah Lusti, 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2: Hunter Robinson/Chris Jelken (L) def. Miles Jensen/Cody Zimmer, 6-0, 6-1.

No. 3: Toby Sengvongxay/Dalton Schoeneman (L) def. Nick Schindele/Isaiah Werner, 6-0, 6-0.

Pipestone Area 4, Yellow Med. East 3


No. 1: Brandon Repsher (YME) def. Trace Lueck, 6-1, 6-2.

No. 2: Nate Baatz (PA) def. Shane Nokleby, 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 10-4.

No. 3: James DeJager (YME) def. Joe Morgan, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-7.

No. 4: Cody Speh (YME) won by forfeit.


No. 1: Jared Carlson/Bill Smith (PA) def. Ammon Bennett/Noah Lusti, 6-1, 6-1.

No. 2: Alex Abrahamson/Elijah Everson (PA) def. Miles Jensen/Cody Zimmer, 6-3, 6-2.

No. 3: Tyl Woelber/Tristen Pals (PA) def. Nick Schindele/Isaiah Warner, 6-1, 6-0.