Last year could’ve been a year of great things for Chatfield softball. An annulled season per COVID changed all that, ending the senior class of 2020’s softball story without a true culmination. The 2021 season started with a lot of new faces on the team, but those players guided the Gophers to a 4-1 week, a strong start to the season. At Pine Island, Chatfield only managed a few hits. Panther pitcher Bella Mehrkens tossed a three-hitter with 12 Ks, but she also walked eight. In the seventh, in a 2-2 game, Jaiden Zimmerman walked for a fourth time, advanced on a sacrifice, went to third on a passed ball, and was driven in by a Kara Goetzinger RBI-single, the game-winning hit. The Gophers got the narrow 3-2 win. Goetinzger (1-3, RBI) and Peyton Berg (1-4, RBI, R) had the Gophers two RBIs. Zimmerman (7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, Win, 0-0, 4 BB, 2 R) went the distance on the mound for her first varsity win. Pitching then took the forefront for the Gophers over the next three games. Versus La Crescent/Hokah, Zimmerman (3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, Win), Claire Springer (3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K), and Goetzinger (1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 K) combined for a two-hitter and 15 strikeouts. The Gophers got the 4-0 win. Goetzinger (2-3, 2B, RBI, R) joined Alexis Hinckley (2-3, RBI) and Devann Clemens (2-2) in authoring a pair of hits. Berg (1-4, HR, RBI, R) had the biggest shot, a first inning solo home run. Kennedie Schmaltz (1-3) scored two runs.
A night later, it was again shutout city at Lewiston-Altura. Zimmerman (5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K, Win) and Springer (2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K) combined to no-hit the Cardinals. Offensively, Berg (2-3, 2B, 4 RBI, R) drove in four runs. She had a pair of 2-run hits. Zimmerman (2-5, 2 R) and Sydney Allen (2-3, 2B, RBI, 2 R) also had multiple hits. Hinckley (1-3) and Goetzinger (1-4) added RBIs. Josie Koenigs (0-1, 2 BBs) scored twice. Jerry Chase’s group then were off to Lake City for a four-team tournament on Saturday. For a second time in the week, a Gopher foe was held hitless. Springer (2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, Win) and Goetzinger (3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 7 K) surrendered zero hits in five innings versus Kenyon-Wanamingo. Aided by a six-run first and a four-run fourth, Chatfield prevailed in five innings 13-1. Goetzinger (2-4, 3B, inside-the-park-HR, 5 RBI) was the offensive star, totaling seven bases in just two hits. Berg (2-3, 2B, 3B, 3R) also had two extra-base hits. Springer (2-4, 2B, RBI) and Brynn Irish (2-3, 3B, 2 R) gave the Gophers six total extra-base-hits. Hinckley (1-2, RBI, R) and Schmaltz (0-3, RBI, 2 R) also put up some numbers. The Knights had six errors. The Gophers couldn’t go perfect on the week though. Versus St. Anthony, Chatfield trailed 4-2 heading to Huskies top-of-seven. St. Anthony scored eight runs on eight hits, plating five with two outs. The Gophers fell 13-3. Hinckley (2-3, 2B, RBI), Zimmerman (1-4, 2 RBI), Goetzinger (1-2, R), and Tatum Allen (1-1, R) did work offensively for Chatfield, which had just five hits. For the week, Goetzinger (8 RBI) and Berg (6 RBI) combined to drive in 14 runs. Zimmerman went 3-1 on the mound (19 IP, 13 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 23 K). Gopher pitching combined for 48 strikeouts over 33 innings pitched. Chatfield is 2-0, 4-1.
A Week of Seventh Inning Heroics
It was a crazy week of close games on the baseball diamonds. Spring Grove, Rushford-Peterson, and Caledonia all won in walk-off fashion while Chatfield got a win because of a bottom of the seventh three-run surge. The SG, R-P, and Chatfield wins all came the same Thursday night.
Lions Walk-off Walk Versus GMLOK
Spring Grove’s Isaac Griffin pitched 14 strikeouts in what was a classic pitchers’ duel until it turned into a pitchers’ nightmare for visiting Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland. Griffin issued only three free passes, but the last led to a Dustin Copley single putting GMLOK ahead 1-0 in the sixth inning. After issuing only one walk during the first six innings, two Bulldog relievers combined to walk three and hit two batters in the final seventh inning. With two outs, both the tying and winning Lion runs were scored with RBI walks by I-Griffin and Nathan Solberg (GW-RBI). In the cold, SG prevailed at home 2-1. Each team had three hits. Caleb Griffin (1-3, 2B), I-Griffin (1-3, RBI), and Solberg (1-3, RBI) had the Lions base-knocks. Lucas Huesinkveld (1-3, R, 2 SB), Copley (1-3, RBI) and Nick Fetterly (1-3) had GMLOK’s hits. Jaxon Strinmoen collected the win facing just two batters, as starter Isaac Griffin was one out away from a complete game but had to leave due to the pitch count. Heusinkveld (3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K), Fetterly (3 2/3 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, Loss) and Copley (0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K) pitched for the Bulldogs. GMLOK fell to Southland a night later, and SG lost to W-K and Lyle/Pacelli in their two other games (see “Baseball” for more). The Lions are 2-1, 2-2. The Bulldogs are 0-2, 1-2.
Trojans Walk-off Versus Falcons
The hero on the Rushford baseball diamond on April 15 was senior Hale Stensgard. A game between R-P and W-K was back and forth. R-P scored first (1-0) but trailed after three (3-1). A four-run Trojans fourth put R-P ahead (5-3). W-K tied it in the sixth (5-5) only for R-P to go back ahead in their half of the inning (6-5). W-K then plated two in the top of seventh to take the lead (7-6), setting up the final half inning of heroics. Justin Ruberg singled, stole second, and was plated by a Tommy Ekern double to tie the game (7-7). Stensgard then authored a walk-off double scoring Ekern for the 8-7 Trojan win! Evan Loney (2-3, 2B, 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 4 K, No Decision) did dual work for the Trojans. Stensgard (2-4, 2B, RBI) and Ekern (2-5, 2B, RBI, R) also had two hits. Logan Skalet (2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 K, 2 BB, 1-2, 2B, 2 R) collected the win. Ruberg (1-3, R), Malachi Bunke (1-4, 2B, RBI, R), Riley Tesch (1-3, 2 R), and Hadyn Kahoun (1-3, R) helped the Trojans collect five doubles and 11 total hits. Eight of nine Trojan batters recorded a hit. The teams issued 15 combined walks. Jordan Aug’s group also beat Schaeffer early in the week and fell to St. Charles later (See ‘Baseball’ for more). The Trojans are 1-1, 2-1.
Gophers Score Three in Seventh, Down LC/H
The contest in La Crescent between the host Lancers and visiting Gophers was a pitching duel. The only run scored through six innings of action came in the fifth. A walk and an error allowed Lancer Zach Bentzen to make third. Logan DeBoer than singled him in for a 1-0 lead. Trailing by that score in the top of the seventh, Chatfield loaded the bases courtesy of a single and a pair of walks. Seth Goetzinger then tied the game with an RBI-single. Henry Gathje followed with a sacrifice fly, scoring another Gopher run. Chatfield added an insurance run. The Lancers got two on with two out in the bottom of the inning, but a line-out ended the threat. Brian Baum’s group prevailed 3-1. Gopher pitchers Caden Nolte (4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) and Ben Fretland (3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K) combined to allow just five hits and zero earned runs. The later collected the relief win. Goetzinger (2-3, RBI), Austin Koenigs (2-4, 2B), and Tate Karver (2-2, R) had two hits. Connor Jax opened the top of the seventh with a pinch-hit infield single (and scored the tying run). Lancer starting pitcher Brandon Abenet (6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K) pitching six good innings. LC/H reliever Bentzen (1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K) took the loss with a blown save. The Gophers then fell to L-A 8-5 (See “Baseball”). Chatfield is 1-1, 1-1.
Warriors Walk-off in 11-10 Win Over Pine Island
In the highest scoring walk-off game of the week, Caledonia baseball and Pine Island posted a combined 21 runs in their Saturday affair. It was a “crooked-numbers” game laden with walks, 26 total between the teams. All seven times a team scored in its half inning, it put up multiple runs. It was 7-7 after just three innings, as PI went for two and Cal three in the second, then PI five and Cal four in the third. The Warriors scored a pair in the fourth for a 9-7 lead. Pine Island went ahead in the sixth via a three-run inning. In the bottom of the seventh, trailing 10-9, Warrior Devin Vonderohe and Casey Schultz both reached on infield hits. A walk to Andrew Kunelius loaded the bases. Brady Augedahl then ended the game with a 2-run single to centerfield, as Caledonia prevailed 11-10! It was Augedahl’s only official at bat of the game, but he reached all five trips to the plate (1-1, 4 BBs, 3 R, 2 RBI). Schultz (2-4, 2 R) was the only Warrior with multiple hits. Eight players had at least one. Austin Klug (1-4, 3 RBI) and Gabe Morey (1-3, 2 RBI) joined Augedahl in plating multiple runs. Kunelius (1-2, 2B, 3 R) and Thane Meiners (1-4, RBI, R) helped. Ayden Goetzinger got the win, entering in the top of the seventh with two Panthers on and no out, getting three outs in just two batters. PI’s Nick Grande (2-4, 3 RBI, R), Carl Schutz (2-3, RBI, R), Nick Bauer (2-4, 2 R), and Graham Majerus (2-4, RBI, R) each had two hits. Catcher Riley Kuehl walked five times (0-0, 2 R). Thirteen of the 21 runners to score made base because of a walk. Brad Augedahl’s group is 0-1, 1-1.
Burro Boys Golf Starts Year Strong
The season is young, but the one golf team that has put up some eye-catching numbers early has been Lanesboro’s boys. In their opening match, they beat G-E 163 to 278. Clay Schwichtenberg posted a 38 to medal with Caden Anderson and Cale Anderson each notching 40s. In their second match of the year, they beat Kingsland 166 to 249. Cale Anderson medaled with a 40, with brother Caden and Hayden Lawstuen each notching 41s. Schwichtenberg went for 44 while non-scoring golfers Kaden Stettler (53) and Reece Benson (58) also were below 60. Gavin Merkel and Nick Eickhoff each had 48s for the Knights, as the meet took place at Lanesboro Golf Course. But maybe the Burros’ best showing was winning Southland’s six-team tourney. Lanesboro (355) was 29 strokes better than second place Faribault B.A. (384) at the 18-hole shindig. GMLO took third (405). Southland’s Max Schmitz used a front nine 37 to post the lowest individual score, a 78. B.A.’s Brayden Larson and Lanesboro’s Lawstuen tied for second with 80s. Lawstuen went 40/40. GMLO’s Taylor Glynn took fourth with an 84. The meet featured 31 golfers. Ten shot below 100. Lanesboro had four do so, as Caden Anderson (89, 5th place), Cale Anderson (91, 6th place), and Stettler (95, 9th place) also achieved the feat. Clay Schwichtenberg shot a 101. GMLO’s Dakota Steinkamp shot a 98 to round out the top 10. The meet was held at Adams’ Cedar River Country Club. Lanesboro’s boys are 2-0 in the SEC.
GMLOKS track and field hosted a five-team meet, with the boys and girls winning each handily. The gals had first places in 12 of 17 events, the boys 11 of 16 events. Senior Hailey Hindt (100-H, 300-H, 4×400) had three firsts, as did sophomore Anika Reiland (200, 400, 4×200). Chantle Reiland also had three first places (H-Jump tied, 4×100, 4×200). Three girls relays teams took first. All four boys relay teams took first. Blake Ludemann (4×100, 4×200, 4×400) and Christian Hjlemen (800, 4×400, 4×800) each had three firsts. Luke Speer (200, L-Jump) had two individual firsts. LFCMC’s teams each took first at the three-team L-A invite. Senior Carson Kiehne won three events (100, 200, 400) and set the FC record (49.50) in the 400-meters, surpassing Andy Bunge’s mark from the 1970s. Ben Snyder also had three firsts (800, L-Jump, H-Jump tie). Finally, Chatfield hosted a four-team meet that also featured RPH. The host Gophers won both the boys and girls team competitions, both narrowly over the Tro-Canes. RPH senior Ben Wieser dominated the throws, winning Shot Put by 9’ and Discus by nearly 25’. GMLOK softball trailed Southland 8-4 heading to the bottom of the seventh, scored four to tie and force extra innings, only for Rebels to score six in the top of eight, post a 14-8 win. Girls golf teams FC and Caledonia, boys golf team GMLO and LARP, each won meets to all improve to 2-0 on the year. Warrior Jenna Wiebke (42, 45) medaled twice, while FC’s Chloe Morem (44) shot a lower round. Warrior Dominick Konkel (41, 42), LARP’s Andrew Hoiness (41), and FC’s Jake Fishbaugher (42) shot low boys rounds.
Baseball (4/12 – 4/17)
Southland 16, FC/L 1  (FCL: Gunner Benson/Dillon O’Connor 1-2. Falcon pitching walked 12, gave up 13 hits. FC/L had nine base runners, seven by walk)
Spring Grove 3, W-K 12 (SG: Eli Solum 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Brandon Jahnke 1-2, RBI; C. Griffin 1-4, run, 2 2/3 IP, 3 H, 4R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, Loss; N. Solberg 1-3, 2 R. SG jumped out 3, watched W-K score 12 unanswered)
Schaeffer Academy 1, R-P 11  (R-P: M. Bunke 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, 3 SB; E. Loney 3-3, RBI; T. Ekern 2-4, 2B, 3 R. 3 SB; Easton Wilcenski 3-3, RBI, 3 R; J. Ruberg 2-3, 2B, RBI, R; Alex Ronnenberg 3 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 11 K, Win, 1-3, R. Trojans had a six-run third)
FC/L 5, W-K 13 (FC/L: Jordan Peterson 2-3, R; D. O’Connor 1-3, 2B, RBI; Ty Sexton 0-1, 2 R. Falcons > 0-1, 0-3)
R-P 2, St. Charles 9 (R-P: R. Tesch 2-3, RBI; H. Kahoun 2-3; A. Ronnenberg 1-3, R)
L-A 8, Chatfield 5 (C: Cory Ericson 2-4; H. Gathje 1-2, RBI, R; A. Koenigs 1-4, 2 RBI; S. Goetzinger 0-1, 2 R, 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, No Decision; Luke Carrier 1-2, R. Gophers led 3-0 early and 3-2 heading to the sixth. L-A plated four in the inning (6-3). Chatfield got two back a ½ inning later (6-5). But L-A put up two more in the top of the seventh. Only one of L-A’s eight runs was earned, as the Gophers had seven errors)
Caledonia 3, PEM 4 (C: A. Kunelius 1-2, R; C. Schultz 1-3; Thane Meiners 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, Loss. Warriors had just two hits. PEM jumped out 4-0 after two. Warriors scored three in the top of the seventh, and had runners on second and third, but a ground-out ended the game)
Southland 5, GMLOK 3 (GM: L. Heusinkveld 2-4; Christian Jacobsen 1-2, 2 R; Devin Carr 1-3, 3B, R; D. Copley 1-3, 2B, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K; Connor Munson 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, Loss)
SG 1, L/P 11 (SG: N. Solberg 2-3; Jonah Udstuen 1-2; C. Griffin 1-2, 2 SB, 2 2/3 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, Loss. L/P out-hit SG only 7 to 4, but three doubles sparked a pair of four-run innings. It was 9-0 before the Lions scored with a walk and back-to-back singles. L/P’s two All-SEC pitchers combined for 12 strikeouts)
Softball (4/12 – 4/17)
FC/L 3, Southland 8 (FC/L: Lauren Mensink 1-3, RBI, R; Hannah Storlie 1-2, R; Addie Peters 1-2, RBI. Falcons issued seven walks with five ’s, Rebels three walks with 10 Ks. Southland had a four-run third making it 5-1)
R-P 22, Schaeffer Academy 3  (R-P: Hailey Jenkins 2-3, 3 RBI, 4 R; Rylin Hoel 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 4 R, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 4 K, 6 BB; Isabelle Olson 2-3, RBI, 3 R, 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 K, 4 BB, Win; Kadence Keenan 1-2, 2 RBI; Emarie Jacobson 1-1, 3B, 2 RBI, 3 R. Trojans had a 10-run fourth. Lions issued 15 walks)
R-P 1, W-K 10 (R-P: Aviana Anderson-Ingram 3-4, RBI; I. Olson 2-4, 2B. Falcons had a six-run fourth)
W-K 4, FC/L 3 (FC/L: H. Storlie 1-3, 2B, R; Kaci Ruen 1-3, R; Hope Sexton 1-3, 2B; Abby Bothun 1-2, RBI; A. Peters 7 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, Loss. Falcons > 0-2, 0-3)
GMLOK 8, Southland 14  (GM: Lucie Voigt 3-5, two 2Bs, 3 RBI, R; Nicole Hanson 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI; Zoe Scrabeck 2-5; Alexys Harwood 2-4, RBI, 2 R; Lily Hughes 8 IP, 12 H, 14 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 11 K, Loss; Kelly Hanson 2-4. Southland led 6-4 after six and 8-4 heading to the bottom of the seventh where Bulldogs scored four to force extra innings. Rebels scored six in the top of the eighth. GMLOK > 0-1, 1-1)
PEM 7, Caledonia/SG 5 (C/SG: Teagan Lange 3-4, RBI, R; Ashley Ideker 2-4, 2B, RBI; Brianna Stemper 2-4, 2B, RBI, R; Amber Stemper 1-3, R; Grace Privet 2-4, RBI, R, 7 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3K, Loss. The Warriors rallied with a big four-run fifth inning but fell two runs short after trailing 7-0. C/SG out-hit the Bulldogs 11 to 10 and had two errors to three for P-E-M but stranded seven runners to four for the Bulldogs. C/SG > 0-1, 0-3)
M-C 25, R-P 4  (MC: Emily Carolan 2-3, 4 RBI, R, 4 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 4 K, 7 BB, Win; Jordyn Newgard 2-3, 2B, 4 RBI, 3 R; Gwen Tollefsrud 2-3, 3 RBI, 2 R; Lauren Wyffels 1-1, 3B, 2 RBI, 4 R; Thea Snyder 1-1, 2 RBI, 2 R; Emma Tollefsrud 1-2, 2 RBI, 3 R. RP: Ellie Ekern 1-1, R; Rebecca Magin 1-1, RBI. Trojan pitching walked 21 Cougar batters. M-C had a 12-run first inning); R-P 5, M-C 11 (MC: J. Newgard 2-4, two 3Bs, 3 RBI, 2 R; L. Wyffels 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R; Molly Lee 1-4, 2B, 3 RBI; T. Snyder 1-2, RBI, R; E. Carolan 7 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, Win. RP: R. Magin 3-3, RBI; H. Jenkins 2-4, R; I. Olson 2-4, 2 R; E. Ekern 0-3, RBI, R. M-C > 0-0, 2-0. R-P > 0-2, 1-4)
Track and Field
(4/15 & 4/16)
Chatfield Invite (Girls: Chatfield 68.5, RPH 63.5, LCH 46, W-K 3. Boys: Chatfield 63.5, RPH 56, LCH 46.5, W-K 2.
Chatfield girls firsts: Aletta Strande (3,200**), Becca Fox (300-hurdles***), Zayda Priebe (Discus), the 4×100 (Rylee Burnett, Lauren Cole, Ahna Schild, Chloe Berg), the 4×400 (Cole, Fox, Joanna Salerno, Anna Kivimagi), & the 4×800*). Fox (100-hurdles) added an individual second. Chatfield boys firsts: Eli Hopp (400), Alex Wright (3,200**), Sam Backer (Long Jump), Braden Thompson (Triple Jump***), the 4×100 throwers** (Blake Thompson, Mason Clemens, Lynn Borgen, Erik Seha), the 4×200** (Braden Thompson, Isaac Erding, Hopp, Sam Backer), & the 4×800*. Hopp (Pole Vault) added an individual second. RPH girls firsts: Allison Papenfuss (200), Tayler Helgemoe (400), Emma Geiwitz (T-Jump***), Elizabeth Jandt (Shot), the 4×200 (Papenfuss, Geiwitz, Kenna Gallion, Brielle Rasmussen). Geiwitz (Pole Vault, Long Jump), Papenfuss (100), and Jandt (Discus) added individual seconds. RPH boys firsts: Ben Wieser (Shot Put, Discus), Tyler Rislov (1,600), Aaron Prinsen (110-hurdles*, 300-hurdles**, Pole Vault)
L-A Invite (Boys: LFC 99, DESC 61, L-A 35. Girls: LFCMC 85, L-A 50, DESC 48. Burro gal firsts: Brielle Ruen (100), Lillyan Kiehne (3,200), Addie Miner (3,200*), Madison Simon (P-Vault), Sydney Taylor (Discus), the 4×400 (Morgan Pickett, Macayla Brogle, Kiehne, B-Ruen), 4×200*, and 4×800*. B-Ruen (200), Miner (400, Pole Vault), and Simon (800) added individual seconds. Burros boy firsts: C. Kiehne (100, 200, 400), B. Snyder (800, Long Jump, High Jump – tie), Jeremy O’Connor (3,200**), Will Harvey (110-hurdles, 300-hurdles), Jayce Kiehne (High Jump – tie), Caleb Kunz (Pole Vault – tie), Seth Semmen (Discus), the 4×200*, the 4×400 (Chase Christianson, Mason Howard, Luke Ruen, J-Kiehne), & 4×800** (Isaac Snyder, Sawyer Johnson, O’Connor, Carson Ruen))
GMLOKS Invite (Boys: GMLOKS 146, Cal/SG 64, Cotter 51, D-E 35, L/P 18. Girls: GMLOKS 175.5, Cotter 100.5, D-E 34, L/P 19, C/SG 16. GMLOKS boys firsts: L. Speer (200, Long Jump), C. Hjelmen (800), Andrew Imm (1,600), Ayden Howard (110-hurdles*), Ethan Imm (Triple Jump), Riley Paul (Shot Put), the 4×100 (Brendon Kennedy, Jack Bruggeman, Blake Ludemann, James Howard), 4×200 (Jacob Kerrins, Bruggeman, Ludemann, J-Howard), 4×400 (Cam Ruechel, Kerrins, Ludemann, Hjelman), the 4×800 (Hjlemen, Josh Meskill, A-Imm, Erik Shaw). Paul (Discus) added an individual second. Cal/SG boys first: Reid Bjerke (100), Chris Pieper (High Jump). Bjerke (200) added an individual second (200). GMLOKS girls firsts: Anika Reiland (200, 400), Naomi Warmka (1,600), Hailey Hindt (100-hurdles, 300-hurdles), Chantle Reiland/Shelby Beck (High Jump), Anna Oehlke (Long Jump), Jaselyn Sathre (Triple Jump), Lexi Foster (Shot Put), the 4×100 (C-Reiland, Katie Popenhagen, Emma Grafe, Oehlke), the 4×200 (C-Reiland, A-Reiland, Ellie Buchholtz, Madison Hindt), & 4×400 (Beck, McKenna Hendrickson, Kendyl Queensland, H-Hindt). M-Hindt had two seconds (100-H, 300-H). Cal/SG’s girls didn’t have a first place finisher. The 4×100 (Eliza Welscher, Stevie Bulman, Alexis Schuldt, Alexis Schoeder) took second)
*For track, asterisks (*, **, ***) mean events had just one, two, or three competitors.
Golf (4/12 – 4/15)
(B) Chatfield 204, St. Charles 213 (C: Tadyn Burnett 45*, Colton Johnson 48; Landon Crowson 54, Ethan Cole/Bralyn Burnett 57’s. SC: Kooper Vaughn 50); (G) Chatfield 241, SC 223 (C: Breya Kobs 55, Paige Erickson 56. SC: Emma Cage/Lily Sullivan 49’s*. At SC GC)
(B) LARP 199, Caledonia 206 (LARP: Andrew Hoiness 42*, Anders Shurson 49, Grady Hengel 53, Carson Thompson/Jonah Sievers 55’s. C: Dominick Konkel 44, Evan Hawkins 49, Eli Nolte 51); (G) LARP 243, Caledonia 194 (C: Jenna Wiebke 42*, Ally Jilek 47, Libby Jilek 50, Lexie Hoscheit 55. LARP: Hallie McElmury 55, Alexa Agin 57, Haley Krull 60. At MaCalGrove CC)
(B) Houston 287, GMLO 219 (GM: Ethan Kassel 51*, Taylor Glynn 52, Dakota Steinkamp 56, Ben Kraft 60. H: Owen Gaustad 58. At Cedar River GC)
(B) D-E 217, Caledonia 191 (C: D. Konkel 42*, E. Hawkins 48, Cole Welsh 50, E. Nolte 51. DE: Carter Boynton 49, Michael Pittenger 51. Eagles don’t have a girls team. At MaCalGrove GC)
(B) LARP 197, St. Charles 220 (LARP: A. Hoiness 46, G. Hengel 49, A. Shurson/C. Thompson 51s, J. Sievers 53. SC: K. Vaughn 45*. LARP’s boys are 2-0); (G) LARP 241, St. Charles 216 (LARP: A. Agin 51, H. Krull 48. SC: L. Sullivan 47*, E. Cage 54. LARP’s girls are 0-2. At ST. Charles GC)
(B) Chatfield 231, PEM 220 (C: C. Johnson 45; E. Cole 53, L Crowson 58. PEM: Julian Heppner 48*, Matthew Besse 52. Gopher boys are 2-2); (G) Chatfield 252, PEM 249 (C: B. Kobs 58. PEM: Kayla Kujath 49, Ruby Nielsen 58. Gophers girls are 0-3. At Piper Hills GC)
(B) Kingsland 225, Houston 239 (K: N. Eickhoff 51, G. Merkel 52, Kaden Rath 60. H: Owen Gaustad 50*, Ethan Knutson 57. Knight boys are 1-2. Hurricane boys are 0-3. At Valley High GC)
(B) W-K 195, Caledonia 199 (C: D. Konkel 41, E. Hawkins, 45, C. Welsch 49. WK: Joe Stumpf/Kedron Reimers 46s; Tanner Passe 47, Henry Meyer 56. Falcons were eight shots better at the fourth golfer. Warrior boys are 1-2); (G) W-K 270, Caledonia 207 (C: J. Wiebke 45*, A. Jilek 53, L. Jilek 54, Miranda Schroeder 55. WK had no one under 60. Warrior girls are 2-0)
(B) LC/H 166, FC 216 (FC: Jake Fishbaugher 42, Luke Hellickson 56. LCH: Owen Davision 34*, Ryan Nutter 40, Carson Reider 44, Ben Kerska 48. Falcon boys are 2-1); (G) LC/H 269, FC 188 (FC: Chloe Morem 44*, Courtney Hershberger 45, Marissa Topness 47, Aubrey Larson 52. Falcon girls are 2-0. At Harmony GC)
(G) Southland Tourney (Seven girls total from Alden-Conger, Lanesboro, and Faribault B.A competed. Lanesboro’s Chloe Schnebly (121) took third to B.A.s Ashley Rost (108) and AC’s Emma Kleinschrodt (115))
*Fillmore County Journal Sports page is a written collaboration by Paul Trende and Lee Epps.