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West Central Area softball
June 20, 2018
Kreft, Pattrin top Pheasant Conference honors
West Central Area and Brandon-Evansville are well represented on this year's All-Pheasant Conference softball teams. WCA senior Brianna Kreft...
June 20, 2018 - 9:15am
June 4, 2018
Softball: Eagles run through WCA to take 6A crown
The West Central Area softball team clinched its best season in more than a decade when it beat Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 22-1 last Thursday, but...
June 4, 2018 - 9:25am
May 29, 2018
Softball: New York Mills shuts down WCA run
There was no stopping top-seeded New York Mills on Tuesday. West Central Area softball, up against Class A’s No. 1 team and defending state...
May 29, 2018 - 9:54pm
May 24, 2018
Softball: WCA captures subsection crown with matching 7-3 wins
A season’s worth of work paid off for the West Central Area softball team on Thursday. “I think just thinking about our end goal (made the...
May 24, 2018 - 9:05pm
May 18, 2018
Softball: WCA wraps up regular season with 16 wins
The West Central Area softball team wrapped up its regular season with a 16-4 record after taking care of Benson in a 7-3 game on Thursday night. The Knights pulled away with four runs in the third inning. Brianna Kreft had a two-run single in the inning. Madi Hansen added a home...
May 18, 2018 - 6:08pm
May 15, 2018
Softball: Knights roll to 15-4
The West Central Area softball team upped its record to 15-4 on Monday by beating Hancock (3-13) 13-3 in six innings. The Knights had 13 hits, led by a 3-for-4 night from Hannah Anderson and two doubles from Kaitlyn Sanstead. The run support made things easy for Brianna Kreft and...
May 15, 2018 - 10:21am
May 14, 2018
Softball: WCA goes 2-1 over the weekend
The West Central Area softball team went 2-1 over the weekend after sweeping Hillcrest Lutheran Academy on Friday and losing in Willmar on Saturday. The Knights took the first Friday night game, 10-0, and the second game, 12-2. Both games only lasted six innings. Senior Brianna...
May 14, 2018 - 12:39pm
May 8, 2018
Softball: WCA sweeps Ortonville
The West Central Area softball team snapped back after being swept by Brandon-Evansville last week with a Pheasant Conference doubleheader sweep of its own when Ortonville came to Barrett on Monday night. "The girls were back to playing how they have all year," WCA head coach Vanessa...
May 8, 2018 - 1:49pm
May 6, 2018
Softball: B-E sweeps WCA in doubleheader
The Brandon-Evansville softball team extended its winning streak to five games after sweeping a Pheasant Conference doubleheader in Barrett against the West Central Area Knights last Friday night. “This was a huge win for our team,” B-E head coach Kasi Sieling said. “Last...
May 6, 2018 - 7:40pm
May 2, 2018
Softball: Knights sweep Ashby in a doubleheader
The West Central Area softball team turned what could have been a 14-inning night into a nine-inning night by sweeping the Ashby Arrows in a home doubleheader. The Knights took the first game, 12-2, in six innings and ended the second game in just three innings with a 15-0 score....
May 2, 2018 - 3:11pm
April 30, 2018
Softball: Knights flying high after big rally puts them at 8-1
The West Central Area softball team had a breakout season last year with a young group that went 17-7, but the Knights couldn’t help but feel...
April 30, 2018 - 10:13pm
April 29, 2018
Softball: Knights now 7-1 after a busy week
The West Central Area softball team wrapped up eight games in seven days by sweeping a doubleheader against Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Friday night. The Knights have gotten off to a 7-1 record after downing the Wolverines (2-2) by scores of 14-7 in the opener and 8-3 in game...
April 29, 2018 - 12:10pm
April 25, 2018
Softball: Knights sweep doubleheader against WHN
The West Central Area softball team hosted Wheaton-Herman-Norcross for a Pheasant Conference doubleheader on Tuesday night. In both games the Knights jumped out early with leads and held onto them, taking the first game 14-4 and the second, 10-5. "Seeing the team come out and compete...
April 25, 2018 - 12:27pm
April 23, 2018
Softball: Knights go 2-1 over the weekend
The West Central Area softball team went 2-1 over the weekend with a Friday night Pheasant Conference competition with Hancock in Barrett and a double header with Tri-City United in the Irish Sports Dome in Rosemount on Saturday. The Knights beat the Owls 13-3. Tri-City United beat...
April 23, 2018 - 3:28pm
April 20, 2018
Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
After nearly six weeks playing in the gym, the West Central Area softball team was finally able to get outside for the season opener on Thursday night. The Knights kicked off their season with a 5-1 win over Browerville. “It was great to see the girls finally outside and working...
April 20, 2018 - 12:53pm