After picking up an 8-5 win over Jackson County Central on Saturday, the Minnewaska softball team ended its season with a 9-4 loss to Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta. The Lakers and Tigers split the regular-season series. Morris won the first bout 3-1 on May 15, but the Lakers came back for revenge the following day and won 4-3.
The Brandon-Evansville trap shooting team took first place in Class 2A, Conference 6 this season with 12,479 total points, with Kingsland High School in second at 11,434. Osakis fell to fifth with 8,294 points. The Chargers' Colton Sherman, Michael Schroeder and Jake Nohre took the top three spots in the conference and were also among the top 100 shooters in the state. In rounds of 25 targets, Sherman has a season average of 24.6 targets shot per round. Schroeder has an even 24 average, and Nohre has a 23.7.
Standings after week three
The Alexandria trap shooting team competed in the final week of regular-season competition on Monday, May 22. Joe Brezina led the way with a perfect score of 50, with 16 shooters behind him that shot 45 or more targets. Erik and Jeremy Knight each had perfect second rounds of 25. Jeremy added a 23 in the first round to finish with a 48, while Erik had a 22 to total 47 targets on the day. Gavin Greengo and Connor Lerfald also had 47s.
The Minnewaska and West Central Area boys and girls track and field teams competed in the subsection 21 meet on Thursday, with the top five finishers in each event and the top two relays advancing to sections. The Minnewaska girls took first as a team with 171 points, while the boys were second with 122 behind Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta's 139.5. The WCA boys took third, while the girls fell to fourth.
The Brandon-Evansville baseball team wrapped up its regular season with an 8-1 win over New York Mills (10-9) on Thursday and will bring a 10-8 record into the 6A-East playoffs. Eagles senior Evan Welter hit a sacrifice fly to score Josh Olson in the sixth inning, but the Chargers had already built a comfortable 8-0 lead.
The Minnewaska girls track and field team racked up 185 points on Wednesday to take home the West Central Conference title. Freshman Ellie Danielson finished first place in the 400 (1:03.76), 800 (2:26.01) and high jump (4 feet, 10 inches) and joined Kristin Glover, Emma Kovarik, and Mariah Beckius for first place in the 4x400-meter relay. Beckius took first in the 100 and 200 with respective times of 13.04 and 26.72, while Natasha Nemmers won both throwing events with a shot put distance of 34 feet, 1.5 inches and a discus throw of 105 feet, 11 inches.
The Minnewaska softball team started the Section 3AA tournament just how they wanted to with a five-inning, 11-1 win over second seeded Yellow Medicine East on Tuesday afternoon. But then in the evening they went up against third seeded New London-Spicer, a team they didn't play in the regular season, and lost 6-1. Morgan Hess scored the lone run against the Wildcats and also recorded a 2-for-3 day with a hit-by-pitch and two stolen bases. Bailey Stewart knocked in Hess in the first inning of the contest, and Kaitlyn Lange and Alisha Vigil also had hits in the game.
As the third seed in the 6A-West Subsection, the West Central Area softball team opened the playoffs on Tuesday with a 7-4 win over sixth seeded Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley. The Knights (14-5) had their late-inning struggles continue in the seventh inning, but luckily they had a 7-0 lead at that point and were able to hold the Wolverines to four runs and secure the win.
The West Central Area softball team led Upsala 4-0 going into the bottom of the seventh inning on Thursday and led Wheaton-Herman-Norcross 7-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, but they dropped both contests and head into sections with two straight losses.