The 2021 Section 1A True Team Meet was different than normal. Because of COVID restrictions, three sites (Chatfield, Dover-Eyota,
Triton) hosted three meets with all the scores getting tabulated “virtually.” GMLOKS and LFCMC were among those in Chatfield. RPH was at D-E. All races were ran in rainy conditions. Five total squads under the “Journal 11” umbrella qualified for the state meet. The big winners were Aaron Thauwald’s GMLOKS girls (848 points). They repeated (2019) as Section 1A True Team champions, making state, topping second place LFCMC (800), third place Chatfield (752), St. Charles (696), and Pine Island (663). RPH (480) took eighth of 15 teams. Via Wild Card, the Burros and Gophers also made state. LFCMC has now qualified four straight years (2017-2019, 2021). Team GM made hay in the relays and with depth across events. They had someone top five in 16 of 18 events. The 4×200 (Ellie Buchholtz, Hailey Hindt, Anna Oehlke, Chantle Reiland) and 4×800 (Aubrie Schneider, McKenna Hendrickson, Shelby Beck, Kendyl Queensland) each took first while the 4×100 (C-Reiland, Kailyn Schneider, Buchholtz, Oehlke) and 4×400 (Beck, Hendrickson, Kaylin Mensink, K-Queensland) each took second. Individually, Hailey Hindt won three events total (100-hurdles, 300-hurdles, Triple Jump) to lead her team. Sister Madison Hindt also scored high in the hurdles (2nd 100-H, 7th 300-H). Aubrie Schneider won the 3,200. Anika Reiland had three second place finishes (100, 200, 400). McKenna Hendrickson had a second (800). The Queensland sisters, Kendyl (3rd High Jump, 7th 800) and Lauren (6th 1,600, 9th-tie H-Jump), and Lexy Foster (3rd Shot Put, 6th Discus), each had a pair of top ten finishes. Shelby Beck (Pole Vault), Jaselyn Sathre (T-Jump) and Becca Hoffman (Discus) each took fifth. Leading Lori Anderson’s LFCMC girls was Brielle Ruen. She had three top three finishes including the programs only first (1st 400, 3rd 100, 3rd 200, 8th Long Jump). Addie Miner (2nd P-Vault, 4th 3,200) had two top four finishes. The girls 4×200 (Jersey Ristau, Aubrey Daniels, Morgan Pickett, Macayla Brogle) and 4×800 (Ellie Howard, Sahara Morken, Katelyn Kleiboer, Brooklyn Simon) each took second. The 4×400 (Lynsey Ruen, Lillyan Kiehne, Lauren Brogle, J-Ristau) took third. Kiehne (4th 800, 4th 1,600) added two individual top fives. M-Brogle (4th 400, 6th L-Jump, 8th 200) had three top tens. L-Ruen (4th 300-H, 6th 100-H) and Sydney Taylor (4th Discus, 9th Shot) had two top tens. Madison Simon (3rd P-Vault) also finished top five. Pickett (800), Morken (3,200), and Kelly Ristau (High Jump) had sixth place finishes. For Jeff DeBuhr’s Gophers, Jaelyn LaPlante (1st H-Jump, 4th L-Jump, 5th 100, 8th 200) had three top five finishes. Zayda Priebe (1st Discus, 5th Shot) had two top fives. Aletta Strande (3,200) took second. The 4×100 (Rylee Burnett, Evy Goldsmith, Chloe Berg, Lauren Cole) and 4×800 (Abbi Gillespie, Katie Dornack, Belle Carr, Peyton Ellis) each took third. Tessa McMahon (5th 1,600, 9th 800) and Becca Fox (3rd 300-H, 8th 100-H) had two top tens. Burnett (8th 100) and Dornack (9th 1,600) added individual top tens. Anna Kivimagi (300-H) took sixth. RPH’s squad was led by Brielle Rasmussen (5th 200, 6th 100).
On the guys’ side, Pine Island (830) beat LFCMC (803), St. Charles (776.50), GMLOKS (776.5), and Chatfield (639). RPH (576.5) took sixth (of 15 teams). LFCMC and GMLOKS each qualified for the state True Team meet by “Wild Card.” LFCMC has gone three straight years. Alex Aiken’s runner-up Burros did so without stand-out Carson Kiehne and lost Ben Snyder during the event (injuries). Snyder (T-Jump) won an event before leaving. Jayce Kiehne (800) and the boys 4×800 (Chase Christianson, Mason Howard, Luke Ruen, J-Kiehne) also took first. Carson Ruen (1,600, 3,200) had two seconds. The 4×100 (Henry Liew, Grant Kennedy, Jake Gathje, Seth Semmen) took second. Will Harvey (3rd 300-H, 6th 110-H, 7th H-Jump) had three top tens. Semmen (2nd Discus, 8th 100), Caleb Kunz (3rd 110-H, 6th 300-H), and J.T. Rein (5th 200, 6th 100) had two top tens. Jake Gathje (3rd P-Vault), Jacob Peterson (4th Discus), and Christianson (5th High Jump) finished top five. The 4×200 (Harvey, Carter Clarke, Gathje, Rein) took third. For Austin O’Hare’s GMLOKS squad, Garrison Hubka (1,600, 3,200) led the way with two firsts. Riley Paul (1st Shot, 7th Discus) also took first, as did the boys 4×100 (Ethan Imm, Luke Speer, Blake Ludemann, Jack Bruggeman) and 4×200 (Jacob Kerrins, Speer, Ludemann, James Howard). Kerrins (400) added a second. The 4×400 (Kerrins, Howard, Ludemann, Christian Hjelmen) and 4×800 (Hjelmen, Brendan Kennedy, Erik Shaw, Andrew Imm) each took third. Christian Luthe (3rd Discus, 4th Shot) had two top fives. Howard (6th 200, 8th H-Jump) added two top tens. Cam Ruechel (4th 400), Luke Speer (5th L-Jump), and Ethan Imm (5th T-Jump) also finished top five. For Chatfield, Cole Johnson (3rd H-Jump), Sam Backer (4th 100, 4th 200, 9th L-Jump), Treyton Lanning (4th 1,600, 6th 800), Eli Hopp (5th 400), and Mason Clemens (5th Shot) had top five finishes. RPH was led by Ben Wieser (1st Discus, 2nd Shot), Aaron Prinsen (2nd 300-H, 5th 110-H), and Tyler Rislov (3rd 3,200). Relays had around 14 teams competing and individual events 20-30 competitors. The “state meet” will be held locally at multiple sites. Chatfield and the LFCMC/GMLOKS squads are in Elgin. Two of four boys and girls “Wild Card” entrants came from Section 1A.
Warrior Baseball Improves to 16-3
It wasn’t a perfect week for Caledonia baseball. It was a big week as they played five games. They won four, Warrior pitching staff surrendering zero runs in those contests. On Monday, Brad
Augedahl’s group faced perennial baseball power and rival La Crescent/Hokah in a doubleheader. LC/H ended the Warriors’ state hopes in 2019, and Caledonia got a little redemption. The Warriors won game one 2-0 on the strength of an Austin Klug 2-run home run in the third inning. It was his fifth yard-shot of the year. He got all hit stats (1-3, 2 RBI, R) on that hit. Devin Vonderohe pitched a one-hit shut-out (7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K, Win). Thane Meiners (2-2, R) and Casey Schultz (2-3) added multiple hits. Eli Ranzenberger (1-2, 2B) added an extra base hit. Game two was again a low scoring affair. Meiners (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 11 K, Win) pitched a two-hit shut-out, as the Warriors won 3-0. Caledonia had just one hit. They capitalized on six Lancer walks. All three Caledonia runners to score, reached via walk. Two plated on passed balls. Schultz (1-3) had the lone Warrior RBI. Tuesday had Caledonia battling Lewiston-Altura in another key TRC-East match-up. One night after Warrior pitching surrendered zero runs in 14 innings to LC/H, it gives up 13 runs to L-A in six innings (five walks, three hit batters, and 13 hits). L-A scored three in the first but Cal took a 5-3 lead after 3 ½ innings. The Cardinals tied it 5-5 in bottom of fourth. But L-A they had four run fifth and sixth innings to seal a 13-6 verdict. Meiners (2-4, two 2B, R), Klug (2-3, 3B, 2 R), Andrew Kunelius (2-3, 2 RBI), and Schultz (1-4, 2 RBI) led Caledonia. The boys rebounded on Thursday, handling R-P 10-0 in five innings. Klug (2-3, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) and Brady Augedahl (2-3, 2 R, 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) combined for a one-hit shut-out. It was Klug’s first mound work of the year. Ayden Goetzinger (1-1, 2B, 2 RBI), Kunelius (2-4, RBI), Meiners (1-3, 2 RBI, R), Staggemeyer (1-2, R), Jeremiah Jacobson (1-1, 2 R), Schultz (1-3, RBI), and Vonderohe (1-2, R) helped. Ten Warriors registered a hit. Caledonia ended the week playing their third Wisconsin team, Holmen. Meiners singled and Jake Staggemeyer had an RBI-double in the first for one run. Klug scored on a Schultz RBI-single in the sixth for another. Vonderohe took it from there, pitching a two-hit shut-out (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, Win) days after pitching a one-hit shut-out versus LC/H. Caledonia prevailed 2-0. Meiners (2-3, R), Staggemeyer (1-3, 2B, RBI), Schultz (1-3, RBI), and B-Augedahl (2-2) led the offense. Heading to the last week, #5 in AA Caledonia (12-2, 16-3) and L-A (11-2, 11-5) are battling for the TRC-East title.
Mostly Good News For Chatfield Baseball
Chatfield baseball had an excellent week. The Gophers went 3-0 including notching their biggest win of the year, snagging two one-run victories. But they lost a key senior in the process, a tough blow. Brian Baum’s group started by beating D-E 10-6. The score was 3-3 after three, but Chatfield took 4-3 and 8-6 leads after four and five innings, adding insurance runs in the sixth and seventh. The Gophers had 12 hits, all singles. D-E had six hits, all singles. Caden Nolte (4-5, 4 RBI, 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, Win) led the cause doing double duty. He was one of four Chatfield pitchers. Ben Fretland (2-4, RBI, R), Tate Karver (2-3, R), Seth Goetzinger (1-1, 3 R, 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K), Henry Gathje (1-4, RBI, R), and Max Aug (1-4, 2 R) helped. The Gophers then hosted TRC-West leader, #9 in AA PEM. The Bulldogs led 7-4 heading the sixth, but scored five runs in the inning to lead 12-4. Chatfield replied with an eight-run bottom of the sixth to tie it 12-12. The Gophers had six singles, three walks, and a hit batter in the inning. In the bottom of the seventh, Gathje walked, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and scored on an error for the wild walk-off win. The final was 13-12! Drew O’Connor (2-5, 2 RBI, R, 1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, Win) did double-duty. Eight different Gophers had an RBI and nine scored. Gathje (1-1, 3 R, 4 BB), Goetzinger (2-2, R), Fretland (2-4, RBI, R), Rylan Ostby (1-1, RBI, R), Cory Erickson (1-3, RBI, 2 R), and Austin Koenigs (0-2, RBI, 3 R) got in on the Gophers best win of the year. Chatfield avenged a 2-0 loss. Team Chatty finished the week hosting St. Charles. The squads exchanged first inning home runs, Harper Schaber hitting a 2-run blast for SC, Goetzinger a solo shot for Chatfield. After trailing 3-0 after ½ an inning, the Gophers scored six straight to lead 6-3. It was 6-4 heading to the seventh. The Saints plated one but left the bases loaded in the seventh, leaving Chatfield with its second one-run win of the week, 6-5. They avenged an 8-3 loss. Seniors Goetzinger (3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, Save), Nolte (6 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, Win), and Gathje (3-3, 2B, 3 RBI) led the charge days after losing classmate Max Aug to (season-ending) injury. Luke Carrier (2-4, R), O’Connor (1-3, RBI), Koenigs (1-3, R), and Connor Jax (1-2, R) helped. The Gophers (8-4, 11-6) won’t catch PEM (11-2, 14-3) in the West. They are one of four teams in the TRC with 10 wins (Caledonia and L-A).
FC Girls, Wiebke, Fishbaugher Big Winners at TRC Golf Meet
The Three Rivers Conference put on its annual league golf meet at Eastwood Golf Course in Rochester. The biggest winners were FC’s girls, an FC guy, and a Caledonia girl. On the gals side, Aaron Mensink’s Fillmore Central girls avenged their only two losses of the year. The Falcons (382) bested Caledonia (384) for the team title. LARP (410) took third and Chatfield (445) fourth of eight teams. PEM, St. Charles, and W-K also competed. The Warriors beat FC 192 to 210 and 185 to 186 in two regular season meetings. Warriors and Falcons sat atop the leaderboard. Caledonia senior Jenna Wiebke (82) was medalist over FC sophomore Courtney Hershberger (88). Falcon Marissa Topness (93) and LARP’s Halle McElmury (93) tied for third. Ally Jilek (99 > 8th) and Libby Jilek (101 > 10th-tie) each finished top ten for Caledonia, joining Wiebke. Lexie Hoscheit (102) took 12th to round out the Warriors scoring golfers. Chloe Morem (100 > 9th) and Lily Miller (101 > 10th-tie) joined Hershberger and Topness in the top 10, FC’s scoring foursome. Mollie Henry had a 103 (13th place) to pace Chatfield. The last time the TRC Meet was held (2019), FC’s Madison Scheevel was meet medalist (78) and Caledonia ended FC’s five-year reign as team champion (363 to 370). On the guys’ side, La Crescent/Hokah (328) topped nearest foe LARP (349). Luke Rye’s Tro-Card conglomerate had two losses on the season, and both were the Lancers. After those squads, it was a log-jam with FC (383), W-K (383), D-E (384), and Caledonia (386) all finishing within three strokes. Chatfield (412) took eighth. St. Charles and PEM also competed. FC junior Jake Fishbaugher and LC/H’s Ryan Nutter each shot 74s to co-medal. LARP’s Andrew Hoiness tied with LC/H’s Owen Davison (77s) for third place. Tro-Card Anders Shurson (82) tied with W-K’s Joe Stumpf (82s) for fifth. Caledonia guys Dominick Konkel (84) and Evan Hawkins (87) finished seventh and eighth. Carson Thompson (92 > 13th place) and Grady Hengel (98) rounded out LARP’s scoring golfers. Colton Johnson and Bralyn Burnett shot 96s to pace Chatfield (they outside the top 15). Six Lancers shot sub-95 with four finishing top ten. In 2019, LC/H also topped LARP. Owen Davison was the meet medalist (76). FC’s Fishbaugher (84) and LARP’s Hoiness (88) were each in the top 10.
Chatfield, RPH, and Caledonia/SG Athletes Win TRC T/F Titles
Track and field for Journal 11 schools has been dominated by “SEC” large conglomerate programs GMLOKS and LFCMC. But Chatfield, RPH, and C/SG each have a handful of good athletes. At the TRC Meet, at least one from each school was crowned conference champion. Chatfield had two relays and one individual win races. The girls 4×100 (Rylee Burnett, Jaelyn LaPlante, Evy Goldsmith, Lauren Cole) bested PEM (52.91 to 53.85). The boys 4×100 (Braden Thompson, Isaac Erding, Thad Evans, Sam Backer) bested PEM also (45.63 to 45.99). Zayda Priebe won the discus title over PEM’s Lauren Rott (116’1” to 115’8”). Priebe also took third in the shot. Sam Backer took second in both the 100 and 200. He fell to PEM’s Kyler Bade in the 100 (11.16 to 11.20) and 200 (22.30 to 22.88). Backer’s 100 time set a Chatfield record (electronic timing). Joanna Salerno (100-hurdles), Becca Fox (300-hurdles) and the boys 4×800 (Treyton Lanning, Alex Rowland, Logan Thompson, Gabe Erding) all took second. The later lost to Cotter 8:51 to 8:51.49. RPH’s top performer was Tyler Rislov, who pulled the tough feat of winning both the 1,600 (4:41.4) and 3,200 (10:56.8). Rislov topped St Charles’ Andrew O’Hara (4:49.96) and PEM’s Baylor Hagen (11:31.61) respectively. Tro-Cane Aaron Prinsen had two seconds (110-H, Pole Vault) and a third (300-H). Ben Wieser (Discus, Shot Put) had two seconds, both to PEM’s Leo Silha. Dalton Hoel (800), Emma Geiwitz (Triple Jump), and the girls 4×200 (Brielle Rasmussen, Tayler Helgemoe, Geiwitz, Allison Papenfuss) all took second. Rasmussen (100, 200) and Hoel (Long Jump) added fourth place finishes. For Caledonia/SG, Chris Pieper (6’4”) beat PEM’s Kaiden Peter’s (6’0”) for the High Jump title. Pieper also took second in the Long Jump. Mitchell Reynolds took second (Triple Jump) to PEM’s Nick Wozney, though each went 38’2”. Wozney got it on an earlier attempt. Logan Banse had a third (Discus) and a fourth (Shot). Team-wise, PEM’s boys (242 to 149) and girls (233.5 to 136) both bested St. Charles for top honors. RPH’s boys took third (117) and girls fifth (75). Chatfield’s girls (125.5) and boys (88.5) each took fourth. The C/SG boys (82) took fifth (of 10 total teams).
Go Wild In Adams
Mabel-Canton’s softball season has been middle of the road this year. But the performances of a couple players one Friday night in Adams were anything but middling. Versus Southland, seniors Jordyn Newgard and Kenidi McCabe each hit two home runs, they combined to score nine runs, and combined to drive in 12! Newgard was 4-for-4 (two HR) with 8 RBI and four runs. She hit a two-run and a grand slam homer. McCabe was 4-for-5 (two HR) with 4 RBI and five runs. She hit a solo and a three-run homer, bringing her season total to five. Each has batted in 25-plus runs (Newgard 29, McCabe 26). Newgard’s RBI total and teammates hitting two home runs in the same game likely hasn’t happened in the “Journal Sports” era. As for the game, it was a semi-typical SEC offensive contest through four innings. M-C led 10-6. The Cougars then had an 11-run fifth. They got the win 21-8 in five innings. Lauren Wyffels (2-5, 2B, RBI, R), Emily Carolan (2-2, RBI, 5 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, Win), Thea Snyder (1-3, 3 RBI), Molly Lee (1-3, RBI, 3 R) also helped the cause. Kati Bergey’s Cougars are 7-6, 9-9.
M-C baseball came back from down 4-0 to beat SG 8-4, executing a couple suicide squeezes along the way. FC/L baseball beat R-P 7-6, scoring the go-ahead run in the top of seven. Chatfield softball had a notable week, losing 6-5 to D-E. They then led PEM 8-1 only for the Bulldogs to pull even at 8-8. Chatfield prevailed 11-8 in eight. Sydney Allen, Alexis Hinckley, and Brynn Irish all had three RBI while Kennedie Schmaltz hit a home run. The Gophers then downed Goodhue 12-0 behind Peyton Berg’s two home runs. They ended the week losing a big TRC-West game 7-1 to St. Charles. The Saints (11-2, 16-2) win the division over Chatfield (8-4, 12-5). Regan Hanson, Hope Sexton, and Lauren Mensink all drove in three runs, Hanson homered, as FC/L beat R-P 13-2. GMLOKS track and field squads each won the SEC Meet, which basically was GMLOKS versus LFCMC. Lanesboro boys and girls golf teams won the SEC Meet. Hayden Lawstuen took second while Chloe Schnelby was the girls’ medalist. Caledonia’s girls beat LC/H’s 181 to 238 to wrap up a 10-0 season. Jenna Wiebke medaled with a 37.
Baseball (5/17 – 5/21)
L-A 11, FC/L 2 (FCL: Wilson Storhoff 2-2, 2B, RBI. Storhoff had both FC/L hits)
Spring Grove 4, M-C 8 (M-C: Alex Arneson 2-4, RBI, 2 R; Fred Williams 2-3, two 2B, 2 RBI, R; James Arneson 4 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, Win; Colton Heintz-Kuderer 2-4, R; Randy Gerard 1-3, R; Robert Michels 1-2, R; Cayden Tollefsrud 1-4, RBI. SG: Logan Brumm 1-2, 2 RBI; Nathan Solberg 0-4, 2 R; Isaac Griffin 6 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, Loss. M-C trailed 4-0, but put three up in the fourth and four in the fifth. James Arneson came in to get relief win. Cougars had nine walks, three HBPs. SG walked two. Cougars snapped a 10-game losing streak to SG)
#5 in A Randolph 14, GMLOK 1  (GM: Nick Fetterly 1-3, 2B; Gavin Sweeney 1-2. Bulldogs > 6-8, 8-9)
FC/L 7, R-P 6 (FCL: Bryce Corson 2-2, 4 R; Dillon O’Connor 1-3, 2B, RBI; W. Storhoff 1-3, RBI, R; Cooper Ferrie 1-4, RBI; Ryan Holmen 3 2/3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 3 K, Win; Garrett
Gossman 2 1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 0 K, No Decision; Stephan Schultz 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, Save. R-P: Malachi Bunke 1-3, 2 R; Evan Loney 1-2, 2 R; Tommy Ekern 0-2, RBI, R. RP led 4-2 thru four innings only for Falcons to post a three-run fifth to lead 5-4. They added another in the sixth to lead 6-4, only for Trojans to score two in their half of the inning to tie game at six. In the top of seven, O’Connor’s RBI-double scored Schultz for the go-ahead run. RP opened the bottom of the inning with two walks. Schultz came in and got three straight outs. Teams combined to walk 19. Falcons avenge a 12-2 loss. Trojans > 2-12, 4-13. Falcons > 1-11, 3-13)
M-C 1, W-K 11  (M-C: Jaymeson Tollefsrud 1-2, RBI. Cougars had three hits)
#5 in A Randolph 12, Spring Grove 0  (SG: Ezra Griffin/I. Griffin/Caleb Griffin/Brandon Jahnke 1-2. Two young Randolph pitchers combined to walk no one and allow only four hits while backed by a no-error defense. Lions > 8-6, 8-9)
M-C 0, Southland 10 (M-C: C. Tollefsrud 2-2, two 2B. Cougars 6-9, 6-11)
Softball (5/17 – 5/21)
#5 in AA Cotter 11, R-P 1  (R-P: Aviana Anderson-Ingram/Ellie Ekern 1-2)
D-E 6, Chatfield 5 (C: Kara Goetzinger 3-4, 2B, 2 R; Jaiden Zimmerman 2-4, 2 RBI, R, 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, No Decision; Alexis Hinckley 2-3, 2 RBI. Eagles built a 6-3 lead through six. Gophers scored two in the bottom of the seventh, both with two outs. Tying run was on first base but a pop-out ended it)
FC/L 2, L-A 8 (FCL: Ellie Anderson 2-3, 2B, RBI, R; Abby Bothun 2-2)
M-C 0, Goodhue 10 (M-C: Kenidi McCabe/Jordyn Newgard/Emma Tollefsrud/Emily Carolan 1-3)
Caledonia/SG 1, La Crescent/Hokah 6 (CSG: Ashly Ideker 1-2, RBI; Amber Stemper 2-3. Lancers expanded a 3-1 lead with a three-run fifth); LC/H 10, C/SG 8  (CSG: Dana Augedahl 2-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 R; Claire Buttell 2-5, 2B, RBI, 3 R; Brianna Stemper 2-5, 2B; Paige Klug 1-4, 2B, 2 R. Lancers led 7-4 heading to the bottom of seventh. Warriors scored three in the inning, all without a hit, to tie the game at seven. In extra innings, the Lancers scored three in the top of the ninth. Warriors had back-to-back doubles to score one run, and loaded bases with two out. A line-out ended the game. Each team had five extra-base-hits)
R-P 2, FC/L 13  (FCL: Regan Hanson 2-4, HR, 3 RBI, R; Hope Sexton 3-3, two 2B, 3 RBI, R; Lauren Mensink 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R; E. Anderson 1-3, 2B, RBI, R; Addison Schoepski 2-3, 2B, RBI, 2 R; A. Bothun 1-2, 2B, RBI, 2 R; K.J. Corson 1-3, 3B, R; Addie Peters 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, Win. RP: Hailey Jenkins 1-2, 2B, RBI; Brooke Johnson 2-2, R; Isabelle Olson 1-3, R. Falcons won 7-5 in ten innings in teams’ first meeting)
Chatfield 11, PEM 8  (C: Sydney Allen 4-5, 3 RBI, 2 R; A. Hinckley 3-5, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R; Brynn Irish 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI; Peyton Berg 3-4, R; Kennedie Schmaltz 1-4, HR, RBI, R; K. Goetzinger 2-5, R; J. Zimmerman 1-4, 2B, 2 R, 6 2/3 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, No Decision; Claire Springer 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, Win. Gophers led 8-1 heading to the bottom of sixth. Bulldogs scored five, all with two out, to pull to down 8-6. PEM then tied the game in the bottom of seven (left runners on first and second). Chatfield scored three in the eighth to win)
L-A 13, C/SG 3  (C/SG: Tayler Kohlmeier 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI; D. Augedahl 2-3. C/SG won 13-0 earlier in season)
GMLOK 0, #1 in A Randolph 7 (GM: Lily Hughes 6 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, Loss. R: Morgyn Otte 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 R, 2 BB, 17 K, Win. Bulldogs > 8-4, 10-5)
Pine Island 2, M-C 1 (M-C: K. McCabe 2-4, R; Lauren Wyffels 1-3, RBI; J. Newgard 2-4, 2B; E. Carolan 7 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, Loss. Panthers scored two in the first and M-C one in the third)
Goodhue 0, Chatfield 12  (C: P. Berg 2-3, two HR (6), 5 RBI (22), 2 R; K. Schmaltz 2-3, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 R; K. Goetzinger 2-2, 3B, RBI, 2 R; A. Hinckley 2-3, R; J. Zimmerman 1-2, R, 3 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, Win; C. Springer 1-2, R, 1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K; B. Irish 1-2, R; S. Allen 1-3, R)
Caledonia/SG 4, R-P 2 (C/SG: Grace Privet 2-3, 2B, RBI, 1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, Win; P. Klug 2-4, 5 2/3 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 7 BB, 6 K, No Decision; B. Stemper 1-3, RBI, R; A. Stemper 1-3, R. RP: A. Anderson-Ingram 2-3, R; Emarie Jacobson 6 1/3 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, Loss. Warriors plated three in top of the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie. Warriors > 4-9-1, 5-12-1. Trojans > 0-15, 1-18)
#5 in AA Cotter 12, FC/L 2  (FCL: H. Sexton 1-3, 2B, RBI; R. Hanson 1-3, 2B. Falcons > 2-10-1, 4-13-1)
St. Charles 7, Chatfield 1 (C: A. Hinckley 1-3, RBI; J. Zimmerman 1-3, 2B, 3 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, No Decision. SC: Brenna Koeppel 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 12 K, Win; Jade Krenik 3-4, two 2B, 2 RBI; Grace Buringa 2-4, two, RBI, 2 R. In a battle atop the TRC-West, Saints clinched the division with the win. They led 2-1 before putting up a six-hit, five-run fourth inning. Saints had five doubles)
Track and Field
(5/21 & 5/22)
SEC Meet (GMLOKS’ boys (88) topped LFCMC’s boys (82). GMLOKS’ girls (107) topped LFCMC’s girls (74). L/P also competing. GM boy firsts: Riley Paul (Shot Put, Discus), Jack Bruggeman
(200), Garrison Hubka (800), James Howard (High Jump), Luke Speer (Long Jump), Ethan Imm (Triple Jump), the 4×100** (Jacob Kerrins, Speer, Blake Ludemann, Howard), the 4×200* (Kerrins, Speer, Ludemann, Howard), 4×400*** (Ethan Imm, Bruggeman, Erik Shaw, Jayden Brink), and 4×800*** (Christian Hjelmen, Andrew Imm, Cam Ruechel, Hubka). Christian Luthe (Shot, Discus) had two seconds. E-Imm (100), Ruechel (400), A-Imm (800) added a second. GM girl firsts: Anika Reiland (100, 200, L-Jump), Hailey Hindt (100-hurdles, 300-hurdles, T-Jump), Naomi Warmka (1,600), Lauren Queensland (3,200), Lexy Foster (Shot), Becca Hoffman (Discus), the 4×200*** (Reiland, Chantle Reiland, Madison Hindt, H-Hindt), and the 4×800*** (Shelby Beck, Warmka, Kendyl Queensland, McKenna Hendrickson). Anna Oehlke (100, 200, L-Jump) had three seconds. Beck (P-Vault), K-Queensland (T-Jump), and Foster (Discus) added seconds. FCMC boy firsts: Will Harvey (110-H, 300-H), Seth Semmen (100), Jared Peterson (400), Carson Ruen (1,600), Jeremy O’Connor (3,200***), and Caleb Kunz (Pole Vault). Chase Christianson (200, H-Jump) and J.T. Rein (110-H, L-Jump) had two seconds. LFCMC girl firsts: Morgan Pickett (400), Brooklyn Simon (800), Kyla Hellickson/Kelly Ristau (H-Jump – tie), Addie Miner (P-Vault), the 4×100 (Lauren Brogle, Macayla Brogle, Lillyan Kiehne, Brielle Ruen), and the 4×400*** (Jersey Ristau, Kiehne, M-Brogle, Ruen). Lynsey Ruen (100-H, 300-H) had two seconds)
*, **, and *** denote one, two, and three person/team events.
Golf (5/17 – 5/22)
(B) La Crescent/Hokah 169, Caledonia 189 (C: Dominick Konkel 40, Cole Welsh 48, Eli Nolte 50, Josh Molling 51, Evan Hawkins 52. LCH: Owen Davidson/Ryan Nutter 40s*, Ben Kerska 43, Carson Reider 46, Wyatt Farrell 47, Liam Farrell 52. Warriors > 2-10); (G) LC/H 238, Caledonia 181 (C: Jenna Wiebke 37*, Lexie Hoscheit 45, Miranda Schroeder 49, Libby Jilek /Ally Jilek 50s. LCH: Alyssa Tollefson 56. At MaCalGrove GC)
(B) St. Charles 209, LARP 190 (LARP: Andrew Hoiness 42*, Grady Hengel 48, Jonah Sievers 49, Isaiah Ramussen 51, Carson Thompson 54, Ander Shurson 55. SC: Kooper Vaughn 47, William Davidson 53, Gavin Warmkagathje 54, Drew Maloney 55. LARP > 7-2); (G) St. Charles 204, LARP 218 (LARP: Alexa Agin 52, Haley Krull 53, Halle McElmury 54, Isabelle Kahoun 59. SC: Lily Sullivan 47*, Emma Cage 48, Katie Hoffman 53, Ellie Schram 56. LARP > 4-6. At Ferndale GC)
(B) Houston 310, G-E Inc., (H: Ethan Knutson 59. G-E: Damon Ellingson 57*. At Northwood GC. Hurricanes > 1-9)
(B and G) SEC Meet (Lanesboro’s boys (348) topped Southland (367) of four complete teams, which also included GMLO (379) and Kingsland (427). Houston and G-E were incomplete. Rebel Max Schmitz (81) was medalist. Burros Hayden Lawstuen (2nd > 83), Clay Schwichtenberg (3rd > 84), Caden Anderson (6th > 90), Cale Anderson (7th > 91), and Kaden Stettler (9th-tie > 99) all finished top 10, as did GMLO’s Taylor Glynn (4th-tie > 86), Dakota Steinkamp (7th-tie > 91), and Ethan Kassel (9th-tie > 99). All made All-Conference. Lanesboro’s girls (537) bested G-E (586) and Houston (588), the only three teams involved. Burro Chloe Schnebly (108) medaled with teammate Jessie Schreiber (133) taking second. Hurricanes Paige Twite (3rd > 134) and Erin Walters (5th > 139) finished top five. Said four girls made All-Conference. Just 15 girls competed)
*The Fillmore County Journal Sports is a written collaboration of Paul Trende and Lee Epps.