Tuesday Sports Roundup: Trojan girls golf wins another meet, area track and field teams meet in Luverne – The Globe



Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 6, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 1

HERON LAKE – The HL-O/F baseball team dropped to a 1-2 record to start the season with a 6-1 home loss to TMB on Tuesday.

After the Panthers initially took a 1-0 lead after the first inning, the Coyotes tied the game with a run in the second inning. TMB added two runs in the third inning and then three more in the seventh as HL-O/F was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Tim Salentiny started the game for the Coyotes, pitched five innings, striking out three and giving up one earned run. Sam Goedtke finished the game for HL-O/F in the final two innings, allowing two hits, three walks, three earned runs and recording two strikeouts.

At the plate, Brenton Erdmann went 2-for-2 and had two stolen bases, Keegan Spittle went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and Goedtke went 1-for-3.

Next up for the Coyotes is a road game at Martin County West on Thursday.

Jackson County Central 9, Maple River 5

MAPLETON – The JCC baseball team earned its first win of the season with a solid performance against St. James on Tuesday.

For the Huskies (1-2), Bryson Powers scored four goals, Gage Johnson scored two goals and Clay Malchow, Trey Rossow and Noah Thompson scored one goal each.

Trey and Brett Rossow along with Thompson collected two hits each for the Huskies at the plate and on the mound, while Johnson pitched the first three innings and struck out three batters. Malchow and Thompson finished the game and helped seal the Huskies' win.

Next up for JCC is a game in Jackson against Redwood Valley on Thursday.

Edgerton/SWC 8, Lakeview 2

EDGERTON – The Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian baseball team is undefeated at 2-0 on the season after an 8-2 win over Lakeview. This came after a 9-6 win over Canby last Friday to open the season.

Next up for the Flying Dutchmen is another home game on Thursday against Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey.

Marshall 9, Luverne 5

LUVERNE – The Luverne Cardinals baseball team lost for the first time this season after a 9-5 loss to Marshall.

The Cardinals (1-1) opened the season with a 4-2 road win over Fairmont before returning home and falling to the Tigers.

Luverne will be back Friday for a Big South Conference game against Windom, which lost to Worthington on Tuesday night.

Soft ball

Edgerton/SWC 8, Murray County Central 1

EDGERTON – Reigning Class A state champion Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Chistian won its season opener with a Red Rock Conference victory over Murray County Central on Tuesday.

The Flying Dutchmen (1-0) had their first two scheduled games postponed, forcing their season opener to wait until Tuesday.

They came into the game early, often going on a five-run burst in the first inning before scoring a run in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to cap their score.

Ana Veldkamp, ​​Elliot Fleischman and Alyda Vande Griend each collected two hits for E/SWC and Vande Griend had a pair of RBIs each along with Maddie Feikema. Veldkamp and Reese Vande Griend each scored two goals.

Feikema also started the game for the Dutch and pitched a complete game with three strikeouts and just one earned run allowed.

For the Rebels (2-1), Tuesday's game marks their first loss. Thea Schneider, Elyse Paulzine and Calleigh Doeden each had two hits and Doeden had the team's only RBI. Paulzine scored the team's only run.

Schneider also pitched a complete game for MCC, giving up eight hits, six walks and three earned runs while also collecting four strikeouts.

Both teams will play next Thursday, with the Flying Dutchmen taking on Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey and the Rebels hosting Adrian/Ellsworth.

RRC/W-WG 17, Adrian/Ellsworth 2

ELLSWORTH – The Adrian/Ellsworth softball team remains winless in its young season after a lopsided 17-2 loss to Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove.

The Dragons (0-2) opened the season last Friday, losing to Luverne by the same score of 17-2.

Next up for A/E is a road game against Red Rock Conference rival Murray County Central on Thursday. Both teams will look to bounce back from Tuesday's defeats.

Jackson County Central at St. James doubleheader

ST. JAMES – The JCC softball team split its road doubleheader with St. James on Tuesday.

The Huskies (2-1) narrowly lost the first game 2-1 before completely dominating the second game with a big 16-1 win.

The first game was tied until the ninth inning before the Saints pulled off a dramatic win.

JCC responded well in the second game, scoring four runs in the first inning, five in the second and five more in the fourth to surge ahead.

Next up for JCC is the home opener against Edgerton/SWC on Friday.

Windom at Pipestone Doubleheader

PIPESTONE – The Windom Area softball team also bowed out of its doubleheader on Tuesday, losing the first game against Pipestone before coming back and winning the second.

The Eagles (2-1) were defeated 3-2 by just one run in the first game. They also responded well in the second game and secured a 6-4 win.

Next up for the Eagles is a Big South Conference home game against Worthington on Friday.


Luverne in Worthington

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington High School boys and girls golf teams were in action Tuesday afternoon in a matchup against district rival Luverne.

The Trojan girls golf team competed in its second event of the season after winning the invitational to Worthington last Saturday in a meet that included many teams from across the region. The Trojans won again against Luverne on Tuesday.

The WHS boys team made its spring season debut on Tuesday and narrowly lost to Luverne.

In the girls' event, the Trojans defeated the Cardinals by a score of 214 to 235 and also took the top three individual finishes in the meet.

Leading the WHS in the individual rankings was senior Madison Beckmann, who took first place with a nine-hole score of 50. She was followed by junior Claire Mahlberg and freshman Claire Meyer in second place overall with a score of 53. Senior Abryona Erwin shot a 58 to place sixth overall and round out Worthington's team finish.

Other golfers competing for WHS included senior Regan Schaefer, who scored 59 points, and junior Peyton Nickel, who scored 60 points.

Kayla Blomendaal shot a 54 through nine holes to pass the Cardinals and finish fourth overall in the competition. Teammate Perceyis Trierweiler finished the race with a 56, placing fifth overall.

On the boys' side, Worthington narrowly lost to a strong Luverne team 161-164. The Trojans had the lead at times throughout the game, but in the end the Cardinals emerged victorious.

The individual medalist of the meet was Luverne senior Henry Hartquist with a nine-hole final score of 35. Trojan senior Andrew Mulder was a few shots behind at 38, good for second place overall and first among Trojan golfers .

The rest of the individual scoring was close as Luverne's Owen Sudenga shot a 40 to secure third place. Worthington rounded out the top five with Logan Powers (senior) scoring 41 points and Spenser Nickel (junior) scoring 42 points. Tyler Arends finished fifth with 42 points.

Senior Wesley Widboom scored 43 points to place seventh overall for WHS, and freshman Gerret Larson and junior Ryan Dorcey each scored 55 shots to round out the participating Trojan golfers.

Both the Trojan boys and girls golf teams will be in action on Thursday with a meet against Western Christian in Hull, Iowa.


Luverne Cardinal Relays

LUVERNE – Many area track and field teams returned to Luverne to compete in the Luverne Cardinal Relays.

For the Worthington Trojans, it was their second meeting of the season after putting in solid performances against many of the top athletes from across the region on Saturday.

In the team standings, Worthington placed second overall on the boys side with a score of 111, while the girls team placed seventh out of ten teams with a score of 37.

Leading the WHS with three first places was outstanding junior athlete Jacari Swinea. Swinea won the 100 meters with a time of 11.76 seconds and the 200 meters with a time of 23.63 seconds. He also won the 4×200 meter relay with a time of 1:34.94 along with teammates Welbaka Morke, Mak Lia and Tethlouch Gach.

The Trojans' other first-place finishes on the boys side included Gach, who won the 300-meter hurdles with a personal record time of 43.63, and junior Fanuel Wolday, who won the 3,200 meters with a time of 9:51.09.

Gach finished second in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in 17.09 seconds. Wolday finished second in the 1,600 meters with a final time of 4:28.49, a personal record. Junior Isaiah Bates finished second in the 400 meters with a time of 56.28 seconds, which was a personal record for him.

Rounding out the top three finishes for Worthington were freshman Caleb Meyer's second place finish in the high jump with a personal best of 5 feet, 10 inches, third place in the discussion for junior Christian Kleve and the team consisting of Ywa Blu Say, Jose Escalante, Christian Martinez and Lucio Ramirez placed third in the 4×100-meter relay.

For the girls, junior Grace Bates took third place in the 400 meters with a time of 1:06.88 and the team of New Gora, Addison Gerber, Madi Singler and Pham Gora took fourth place in the 400 meters with a time of 53.98 the 4×100 meter relay. The Gora twins, along with Bates and Sara Esquivel, placed fourth in the 4×200-meter relays with a time of 1:58.32, and junior Kenadie Thiner was fourth in the pole vault.

The host school, Luverne, took first place in the team rankings for both boys (119.5) and girls (158.5). The boys' individual victories included Ryan Fick in the 800 meters, Eljiah Woodley in the shot put, Tyler Rolfs in the pole vault and the team of Dylan Ommen, Fick, Isaac DeBates and Darius Dolo in the 4×400 meter relay.

For the girls, Jenna DeBates won both the 800-meter run and 1,600-meter run, Augusta Papik won the 100-meter hurdles, Reinha John won the 300-meter hurdles, Taya Johnson won the shot put and Corynn Oye won the pole vault .

In the boys' team rankings, Redwood Valley placed third (96.5), Hills-Beaver Creek fourth (78), Edgerton/SWC fifth (74), Windom Area sixth (65), Pipestone Area seventh (27) and Adrian/Ellsworth eighth (25), Westbrook-Walnut Grove ninth (17) and Canby/Minneota 10th (7).

Other individual winners in each area included A/E's Alec Murphy in the 400-meter run and E/SWC's Aidan Schaap in the long jump and triple jump.

In the girls' team standings, Redwood Valley placed second (117), Canby/Minneota third (106), Hills-Beaver Creek fourth (55) and Pipestone Area fifth (45.5) for the top spot Rounding out five. Rounding out the top 10 were Edgerton/SWC in sixth place (40.5), Windom Area in eighth place (26), Adrian/Ellsworth in ninth place (19.5) and Westbrook-Walnut Grove in 10th. Place (19).