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Medford captures weekend tourney

Minneota Principal Jeremy Frie came to Minneota from his teaching position in Medford, MN.
Saturday, Medford's baseball team came to Minneota and won the first Minneota Invitational Tournament, beating Edgerton 11-4 and Minneota, 12-4. Minneota defeated Edgerton 6-4 in the first game.

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Softball team falls at Benson

Benson/Hancock defeated Minneota's softball team, 11-1 on Friday at Benson.
Sara DeSmet was 2-3 for the Vikings. She also knocked in a run.
Brandi Merritt and Payton Boerboom each added a single in the loss.
Minneota-Canby is now 4-4 on the year and plays a doubleheader Tuesday at Dawson-Boyd.  read entire story. . . .

Minneota golfers fifth at Marshall

The Minneota girls, short two of the top finishers, Allison Bot and Rachel Knutson, finished fourth at Friday's Marshall's Girls Golf Invitational on Friday. They fired a 419.
Marshall won the event by firing a 326.  read entire story. . . .

Viking boy golfers fourth at Marshall.

Minneota's boy golfers shot a solid 371 and finished fourth at the Marshall Golf Invite on Friday.
Marshall Black won the event with a 317. Jacob Baker of Marshall Black was the medalist with a 75.
Minneota got an 87 from Leo Buysse. Others were Brock Fox 88; Jonothan Piehl 93 and Ryan Twedt 103.
The golf Monday at Ortonville.  read entire story. . . .

Softballers split with RCW

The Minneota-Canby softball team split a doubleheader with Renville Co. West on Thursday.
They rallied from a 11-1 deficit but still lost the first game, 14-12, but bounced back for a nice 7-4 win in the second game.
The team is now 4-3 on the year and plays at Benson today.  read entire story. . . .

Guttormsson leads strong start for Viking girl golfers

Led by their three veterans, including Heidi Guttormsson’s medalist round of 42, Minneota’s girls started their season with a round of 190, with wins over Dawson/Boyd and Tracy/Milroy/Balaton.
They followed that up with an even better score, a 188 on Monday at Tyler as they swept Russell-Tyler-Ruthton and Lakeview for a 4-0 start in the Camden Conference.  read entire story. . . .

Eye-popping boys' golf scores for D-B Blackjacks

Dawson-Boyd, defending state champions, had an eye-popping score of 149 and had two players under par last Friday.  
“Our boys came in at 186 and TMB had 217. We were 1-1 on the day and Dawson is exceptional again this year,” said Coach Hagen.
“Jon Piehl’s 42, Leo Buysse’s 43, Brock Fox’s 47 and Ryan Twedt’s 54 got us the 186.”  read entire story. . . .

Pesch sidearms Lakeview for 12-2 win

Henry Pesch's dad J. D. Pesch says he's taught a lot of kids how to pitch during his coaching days.
"But I couldn't get Henry to pitch until he started winging it sidearm," J. D. Pesch said.  read entire story. . . .

Viking softballers lose to Benson

Benson/Hancock 11, Minneota/Canby 1
Addie Forbord allowed just one earned run and struck out seven, and she also drove in a run and scored twice to lead the Brave Owls to a non-conference win on Friday in Benson.
Brittany Kurkosky doubled in three trips and drove in three runs, and Danielle Himley drove in two runs in the deciding sixth inning with a pinch hit single.  read entire story. . . .

Vikings let 'em slip away-twice

It was a tough week for Vikings baseball team.
They lost a pair of close contests, 5-3 to Adrian and 5-4 to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.  read entire story. . . .

Knutson gets the out

Minneota’s Matt Knutson went high to grab this throw and came down on the base to get Logan Rogers of Adrian out at first base. Staff Photo by Sue Jacobson.  read entire story. . . .

Track team sweeps at Pork Chop

The Pork Chop meet at Clear Lake gives Canby-Minneota a chance to see what kind of track teams South Dakota has — but this time, it was the Lancers who were showing off — especially the boys’ relay teams.  read entire story. . . .

Softball squad picks up three wins in first week

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

Coach Jim Rolbiecki would like to eliminate the first inning of the Viking softball games — after that, his team has done pretty well.
They lost the opener to Morris Area-Chokio/Alberta, 11-5; split with Tracy-Milroy 11-7 with a 21-4 loss and on Tuesday swept  Russell-Tyler-Ruthon, 22-2 and 20-12.  read entire story. . . .

Bauman off to a good pitching year

Minneota-Canby pitcher Brook Bauman let a pitch fly as she threw a complete game win over Tracy on Monday.
Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

On the Bench with Byron Higgin: Guebert wins Miss Basketball Award

Madison Guebert of Eastview was named Miss Minnesota Basketball 2015 on Saturday by the state girls basketball coaches association.
Guebert, a senior guard, was a two-time Pioneer Press player of the year and helped the Lightning earn four consecutive Class 4A state tournament berths and one championship.  read entire story. . . .

Clay Target League grows fast

The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL) will host more than 8,600 registered student athletes representing 243 trap shooting and 25 skeet shooting high school teams for the 2015 spring season.  read entire story. . . .


Team       W-L ALL
Renville County West 2-0 3-1
Lac qui Parle Valley 1-0 2-0
Lakeview 1-0 1-0
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 1-0 2-1
Canby 1-0 2-1
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 1-0 1-1
Minneota 0-1 2-2
Dawson-Boyd 0-1 0-1
Central Minnesota Christian 0-1 0-2
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 0-1 0-2
MACCRAY 0-2 0-3  read entire story. . . .