PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: MHS boys win St. Cloud Apollo Invitational

PREP BOYS AND GIRLS GOLF

St. Cloud Apollo Invitational

ST. CLOUD – The Marshall Tigers boys and girls golf teams participated Thursday at the Saint Cloud Apollo Invitational, with the boys winning their meet.

The Tiger boys were led by a 1-under 71 from Matt Bennett, the top overall score at the event. Brent Haukom finished in a three-way tie for third after he shot a 2-over 74.

Alex Buysse (6-over 78) and Jacob Baker (7-over 79) were the final two Tiger boys to post sub-80 scores.

Marshall boys coach Allen Lucht felt his team improved their play from the last tournament.

“It was a team effort,” Lucht said. “The boys played really well and it was cool to watch. The team is starting to get where we should be at this time of the year with a 302.”

Lucht was especially pleased with the play of Bennett, who won the tournament and with Alex Buysse, who broke out of a slump and put together a nice par streak.

The Tiger girls posted a fifth-place finish, led by an 81 from Hanna Peterson. Jessica Blanchard shot an 84, followed by an 87 from Kami Love.

Marshall coach Nancy Blanchard was pleased with her team’s play.

“The girls held up very well,” Blanchard said. “It was a pretty cold day, but they fought through it. I thought the girls chipped and putted really well. This is one of the bigger tournaments as far as the number of teams. We got 10th last season, so to jump up to 5th was pretty cool to see.”

WCC Championships

BENSON/MONTEVIDEO – The West Central Conference concluded its boys golf season Thursday in Benson and Montevideo.

The Yellow Medicine East boys finished second with a combined 341 strokes, 18 strokes behind WCC champion Minnewaska Area.

YME finished third in the overall standings, one point behind second-place Bird Island-Olivia-Lake Lillian.

Tomahawk Conference Dual

SANBORN – The Wabasso boys and girls golf teams lost to Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s in a Tomahawk Conference dual on Thursday in Sanborn.

The Wabasso boys were led by a 10-over 46 from Chase Haase. The top golfer for the Rabbit girls was Brooke Maasch, who shot a 18-over 54.

Boys

TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 190, Wabasso 220.

WABASSO: Chase Haase 46, Shawn Zollner 56, Talon Irlbeck 58, Garrett Sagedahl 60, Connor Huhnerkoch 64, Jacob Iverson 72.

Girls

TEAM STANDINGS: Sleepy Eye St. Marys 231, Wabasso 252.

WABASSO: Brooke Maasch 54, Jenna Henriksen 58, Skylar Maasch 67, Anna Rohland 73, Lena Riekemann 74.

BOYS TENNIS

Redwood Valley 5, Yellow Medicine East 2

REDWOOD FALLS – Yellow Medicine East closed their boys tennis regular season Friday, losing to Redwood Valley 5-2. Matthew Virnig defeated Jaden Rasmussen in singles, while James DeJager and Ammon Bennett topped Cole Pettis and Sam Christesen in doubles.

The Sting are the No. 7 seed in the Class A Section 3 Tournament, and will play at No. 2 seed Montevideo on Monday.

Singles

No. 1: Tyler Hagen (R) def. Brandon Repsher 6-2, 6-1.

No. 2: Armondo Davilla (R) def. Shane Nokleby 6-0, 6-3.

No. 3: Max Russel (R) def. Cody Speh 6-4, 6-1.

No. 4: Matthew Virnig (Y) def. Jaden Rasmussen 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

Doubles

No. 1: James DeJager/Ammon Bennett (Y) def. Cole Pettis/Sam Christesen 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.

No. 2: Logan Dehncke/Nathan Passe (R) Noah Lufti/Cody Zimmer 6-1, 6-1.

No. 3: Michael Davilla/Beau Nesburg (R) def. Miles Jensen/Nick Schindele 6-0, 6-0.