Area roundup: Cathedral sweeps BLHS, Sleepy Eye downs MLA in 5
Cathedral 14, BLHS 5 (Game 1)
Cathedral 3, BLHS 1 (Game 2)
HECTOR — No. 7-ranked New Ulm Cathedral swept No. 3-ranked Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart in a Tomahawk Conference softball doubleheader on Friday by scores of 14-5 and 3-1.
The win gives Cathedral at least a share of the Tomahawk Conference title.
In the first game, the Greyhounds were led by Jenna Hotovec’s 4-for-4 game, which included three doubles, a homer and three RBIs. Sydney Helget also was 3 for 5 with a double and a home run. Kiah Helget got the win in Game 1, giving up nine hits and five walks while fanning eight.
In Game 2, Cathedral was led by Megan Haala’s 3-for-3 game, which included a double and two RBIs. Haala also got the win in Game 2 with seven hits and three walks allowed while fanning eight. Kiah Helget also was 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI.
Emilie Hable led BLHS in Game 1, going 3 for 4 with two doubles. Jadah Borth led BLHS in Game 2 at the plate, going 2 for 3.
Cathedral (14-1, 12-1) is at Nicollet Monday, while BLHS (11-2, 8-2) is at Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s for a doubleheader on Monday.
Sleepy Eye 14, MLA 4, 5 innings
SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye downed Mountain Lake Area 14-4 in five innings of nonconference softball action on Friday.
The Indians were led by Katelyn Tauer’s two doubles and two RBIs, while Brooklyn Moldan was 2 for 4 with four RBIs, Morgan Klein was 2 for 2 and McKenna Strong had a hit and two RBIs.
Katelyn Tauer got the win for Sleepy Eye, giving up six hits and striking out six.
Sleepy Eye hosts Minnesota Valley Lutheran for a doubleheader on Monday.
MCW 5, MVL 0
SHERBURN — Martin County West shut out Minnesota Valley Lutheran 5-0 on Friday in nonconference softball action.
Alyssa Ulrich led the Chargers with two hits. Becca Kuck took the loss in six innings, giving up five runs on three walks and five strikeouts while fanning five.
MVL is at Sleepy Eye for a doubleheader Monday.
Nicollet 11, ML/GHEC/T 0, 6 innings
TRUMAN — Marah Hulke hit two home runs and pitched Nicollet to an 11-0 shutout win over Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman on Friday in six innings of Valley Conference softball action.
Hulke got the win in the circle with 15 strikeouts, no walks and one hit allowed. She was also 3 for 3 with two homers, three RBIs and three runs scored.
Brook Gohr and Brooklyn Bode were each 2 for 3 for Nicollet, while Leah Bode was 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs.
Nicollet (12-4, 5-1) hosts No. 7-ranked New Ulm Cathedral on Monday.
Madelia 1, USC 0
MADELIA — Madelia shut out United South Central 1-0 on Friday in nonconference softball action.
Abby Jacobs had a hit and drove in Madelia’s run, while Corban Tatro had a hit and scored the run. Tatro got the complete-game win, striking out 13 and allowing just one hits.
Madelia (8-6) hosts Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman on Monday.
Madelia 7, MLA/C 4
MOUNTAIN LAKE — Madelia defeated Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey 7-4 on Friday in nonconference baseball action.
Carter Florez got the complete-game win for Madelia, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk while fanning six. Kaden Johnson and Elijah McCabe each went 2 for 3 with an RBI for Madelia.
Madelia (6-11) hosts MLA/C on Thursday.
Cathedral defeats CM in golf meet at Mayflower
FAIRFAX — New Ulm Cathedral defeated Cedar Mountain 186-191 on Friday in a Tomahawk Conference golf meet at the Mayflower Country Club.
The Cathedral girls’ top golfer was Kayla Goblirsch, who shot a 43, while Logan Haala led the Cathedral boys with a 38.
New Ulm 5, Worthington 2
HUTCHINSON — New Ulm downed Worthington 5-2 on Friday in nonconference boys’ tennis action.
Winning for New Ulm was No. 1 singles player Isaac Blumhoefer (6-0, 6-1), No. 2 singles player Max Gieseke (6-0, 6-1), No. 3 singles player Joey Gag (6-1, 6-0) and No. 4 singles player Ben Brownfield (6-2, 6-2). The No. 3 doubles team of Parker Sunderman and Dylen Carreon also won (7-5, 6-1).
Prep Track and Field
NUHS boys finish 3rd, girls 4th at Waseca Invite
WASECA — The New Ulm boys’ track and field team took third out of five teams, while the New Ulm girls took fourth out of five at a Waseca track and field invite on Thursday.
The New Ulm boys got a second-place and first-place finish from Logan Kletscher in the 100 (11.89) and pole vault (10-03), respectively, a first-place finish by Easton Clark in the 400 (54.22), a second-place finish in the high jump by Ethan Lieb (5-04), a second-place finish in the pole vault by Marqavion Haefner (10-0). and a second-place finish by Dylon Schroeder in the discus (122-08).
Paige Kalis took first for the girls in the 100 (13.4) and the long jump (16-06.5), while Emily Pearson took first in the pole vault (9-06).
BLHS 1, Nicollet 0
NICOLLET — Nicollet lost a nonconference softball game with Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 1-0 on Thursday.
Hayley Selby gave up one hit and four walks for one earned run in the complete-game loss while fanning 16 for the Raiders. Leah Bode added the Raiders’ lone hit of the game.
No stats were given for BLHS.