Area roundup: Marti, Cathedral boys open golf season with win

Staff photo by Travis Rosenau New Ulm Cathedral’s Will Marti tees off at a Tomahawk Conference golf meet at New Ulm Country Club on Tuesday afternoon.

Area roundup: Marti, Cathedral boys open golf season with win


Cathedral boys 173 , MVL 184, Cedar Mountain 195

MVL girls 221, Cathedral 238, Cedar Mountain Inc.

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral junior Will Marti’s strong start to his 2024 season helped lift the New Ulm Cathedral boys golf team to a Tomahawk Conference golf triangular victory on Tuesday at New Ulm Country Club.

The Catheral boys took first with a 173, while Minnesota Valley Lutheran took second (184) and Cedar Mountain finished third (195).

Marti turned in a nine-hole score of 41, leading all golfers at the meet to end as medalist. He was followed closely by junior teammate Owen Strei, who shot a 42. MVL senior Ben Pearson finished tied for second with a 42, while Cathedral senior Joey Fingland shot a 44 for fourth. MVL junior Nathaniel Lukasek shot a 45 to take fifth, while Cathedral senior Ben Blomberg and Cedar Mountain sophomore Carson Schiller both turned in a 46 to tie for sixth.

Cedar Mountain senior Carter Schiller shot a 49 to take ninth.

MVL won the girls side of the meet with a 221, defeating Cathedral (238) and Cedar Mountain, which was incomplete.

MVL freshman Jorga Brown made herself known in a big way Tuesday, finishing eight strokes ahead of second and medaling with a 46. MVL senior Mackenzie Merseth finished tied for second with a 54, while senior teammate Gabbie Bleick turned in a 56 to tie for fourth and sophomore Eden Grubbs shot a 65 to complete MVL’s scoring.

Cathedral senior Kaitlyn Furth tied for second with a 54, while sophomore teammate Alaina Blomberg shot a 56 to finish tied for fourth. Cathedral junior Maddie Gilles carded a 63, while eighth-grader Chloe Gilles completed Cathedral’s scorecard with a 65.

Cedar Mountain had two players compete on the girls side as sophomores Bailey Woodford and Jaylyn Welter shot a 61 and 62, respectively.

Both the Cathedral boys and girls team will travel to Fairfax’s Mayflower Golf Club next on Friday to take on MVL. Cedar Mountain will play Butterfield-Odin and Springfield in a triangular on Thursday at Mayflower Golf Club.

Springfield boys 180, GFW 234

WINTHROP — The Springfield boys golf team took down Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 180-234 on Tuesday in a Tomahawk Conference golf meet at Winthrop Golf Club.

Both school’s girls teams were incomplete.

Braiden Davis of Springfield medaled with a 41, while teammates Ben Potter shot a 44 to finish second and Easton Jensen shot a 45 for third. Dylan Simonson shot a 50 to finish Springfield’s scoring and take fifth.

GFW was led by Carson Lee’s 49, which put him at fourth overall, while Cole Jacobson turned in a 56 to take sixth.

GFW’s Jenna Schweiss led four girls golfing at the meet with a 48, while Springfield’s Mavri Winkelmann shot a 49 to take second.


Springfield 6, GFW 0

Springfield 14, GFW 1 (6 innings)

WINTHROP — Springfield swept Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 6-0 and 14-1 in a Tomahawk Conference baseball doubleheader.

Game 2 was called after six innings due to the 10-run rule.

Noah Neperman got the win in Game 1 for Springfield, getting eight strikeouts and allowing three hits in five innings pitched. Jackson Ludewig was 2 for 2 with two RBIs, while Aiden Moriarty was 1 for 3 with three RBIs. Russell Beers added two hits for the Tigers.

Dominic Rose took the loss for GFW in Game 1, getting four strikeouts while allowing five hits and five earned runs in four innings pitched. Layton Uecker-Hamre, Dylan Bernstein and Kaden Rieke all collected a hit for the Thunderbirds.

In Game 2, Kade Nachreiner got the win for Springfield, striking out six while allowing one hit and one run in six innings pitched. Jakob Nachreiner was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, while Kade Nachreiner and Moriarty each had a hit and two RBIs.

Uecker-Hamre took the loss on the mound for GFW, getting two strikeouts and allowing four earned runs in 1 2/3 innings. Bernstein got the Thunderbirds’ lone hit, with Derick Rose scoring a run.

Springfield hosts Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Thursday. GFW travels to play Sleepy Eye on Thursday.

MVL 11, BLHS 0 (5 innings)

MVL 14, BLHS 1 (5 innings)

HECTOR — Minnesota Valley Lutheran swept a Tomahawk Conference doubleheader against Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart Tuesday, winning 11-0 and 14-1, both in five innings.

The games were called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

Zach Riederer and Josh Vanderplas combined to throw a 5-inning no-hitter in Game 1, striking out seven. Riederer, Bradyn Kube, and Connor Bode each had two hits each, with Kube leading the way with 3 RBIs. Gage Stanoch also added a 2-run single.

Kaden Peterson threw three hitless innings Game 2, picking up seven strikeouts. Peterson also had two hits while Riederer, Kube, Bode, Vanderplas, and Petersen all had extra base hits. Stanoch added another 3 RBIs in Game 2.

MVL (3-0, 3-0) hosts Wabasso on Thursady at Mueller Park.

Sleepy Eye 5, Wabasso 0

Sleepy Eye 9, Wabasso 0

WABASSO — Sleepy Eye swept Wabasso in a Tomahawk Conference baseball doubleheader on Tuesday, winning 5-0 in Game 1 and 9-0 in Game 2.

Cody Schultz got the complete-game win on the mound in Game 1, allowing four hits and two walks for no runs while striking out eight. Austin Ecker, Caden Evers and Landon Wendinger each had a hit in Game 1, with Wendinger drawing two walks and stealing two bases and Uecker stealing two bases. In Game 2, Isaac Lendt got the win on the mound in all seven innings, allowing five hits and three walks for no runs while fanning nine. Uecker had two hits, including a double, and four stolen bases, while Wendinger doubled and Winsten Nienhaus singled and stole three bases.

Joe Liebl took the Game 1 loss on the mound for Wabasso, allowing four hits and two walks for two earned runs while striking out three in four innings. Liebl, Jaxson Wagner and Will Flowers each singled for Wabasso in Game 1. In Game 2, Ethan Jenniges took the loss in three innings, allowing four walks and three hits for four earned runs while striking out one. Liebl had a single and a double to lead Wabasso at the plate in Game 2.

Wabasso (0-3, 0-3) is at Mueller Park to take on Minnesota Valley Lutheran next on Thursday in conference action, while Sleepy Eye (2-1, 2-1) hosts Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in conference action Thursday.


New Ulm 13, Fairmont 0 (5 innings)

FAIRMONT — New Ulm shut out Fairmont 13-0 in five innings Tuesday in a Big South Conference softball game on Tuesday.

The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

Ramsey Hopp got the win for the Eagles, getting seven strikeouts with no walks and two hits in three innings. Abby Rathmann added two hitless and walkless innings with a strikeout.

At the plate, Hopp was 1 for 1 with a double, two walks and an RBI, while Gracie Linbo was 1 for 3 with two runs scored, two stolen bases and two RBIs. Amber Lee and Kenzie Enter each turned in a hit and an RBI, with Enter recording a triple and three runs scored.

New Ulm hosts Mankato West on Thursday.

Wabasso 2, Sleepy Eye 0

Wabasso 4, Sleepy Eye 0

SLEEPY EYE — Wabasso shut out Sleepy Eye twice in a Tomahawk Conference doubleheader on Tuesday, winning Game 1 by a score of 2-0 and Game 2 by a score of 4-0.

Avery Carlson pitched both shutouts for the Rabbits. In Game 1, she allowed four hits and three walks while striking out eight. In Game 2, Carlson allowed five hits and a walk while striking out five.

Carlson also was 2 for 3 with a run scored in Game 1, while Macy Rohlik was 3 for 3 with two RBIs. In Game 2, Annabelle Struntz led the Rabbits at the plate, going 1 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.

Katelyn Tauer took the loss in both games, allowing seven hits and two walks for two runs in Game 1 and four runs on five hits and a walk in Game 2. She struck out 12 in Game 1 and struck out four in Game 2.

At the plate for Sleepy Eye in Game 1, Tauer led the way by going 2 for 3. In Game 2, Tauer was 2 for 3 again, while Julia Berkner also went 2 for 3.

Wabasso (2-1) hosts Minnesota Valley Lutheran in conference action on Thursday, while Sleepy Eye (1-3) is at Winthrop to take on Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Thursday in a conference game.

Cleveland 21, Nicollet 17

NICOLLET — Cleveland downed Nicollet 21-17 Tuedsay in a Valley Conference softball game.

Leah Bode took the loss in the circle for the Raiders, getting nine strikeouts and allowing 12 earned runs in seven innings pitched. Bode was also 4 for 5 at the plate with a home run, five runs scored and four RBIs, while Cason Forbrook was 2 for 5 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored. Kamryn Truebenbach also hit a home run and added another hit and two RBIs, while Madison Kettner was 3 for 5 with three RBIs and Matilda Carleton was 2 for 5 with two RBIs.

Nicollet travels to Martin County West on Friday.

MCW 7, Madelia 4

MADELIA — Martin County West defeated Madelia 7-4 Tuesday in a Valley Conference softball game.

Corban Tatro took the loss for the Blackhawks, getting four strikeouts while allowing 10 hits and five earned runs in seven innings pitched. Veronica Ibeling went 2 for 3 with an RBI, while Makayla Sorenson and Lauryn Grev each had a hit and an RBI for Madelia.

Madelia plays MCW in Welcome on Friday.


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