Wolverines, Knights Take Home Pheasant Conference Crowns 18 May 18

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

Pheasant Conference Championships
ORTONVILLE – The Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley boys track and field team is the Pheasant Conference champions after taking first at the conference championships from Ortonville on Thursday. For the girls it was West Central Area edging Ashby/Brandon-Evansville for the conference crown. 

The Wolverines had a score of 103, nine ahead of Ortonville, and were led by Cedrick Barnes who took second in the 200, first in the 100, long jump and as part of the 4×100 relay team.
Ashby/Brandon-Evansville took third and were led by James Strese who won each the shot put and discus events. Sean Nachbor took first in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, and was part of the 4×200 relay team that also took first for Wheaton/Herman-Norcross, who finished fourth. 
West Central Area took fifth with Kyle Schill placing first in the 1600 and 3200, Hancock’s John Kellenberger took first in the 800 for the Owls who were seventh overall. 

The Lady Knights took first in eight events for a 158, 21 points ahead of Ashby/Brandon-Evansville. The Knights got top finishes from Ella Van Kempen, Teagan Nelson, Amanda Drechsel, Demar Bumgardner, Victoria Valleramos, Brynn Fernholz, 4×100 and 4×800 relay.
The Chargers got big performances from Aanika Anderson and Jacey Schlosser. Anderson took first in the 100, 200, and 400 while Schlosser did so in shot put and discus. Wheaton/Herman-Norcross took fourth with top finishes from their 4×200 and 4×400 relay teams. Hancock was seventh. 

Boys All-Conference
– Cedrick Barnes 100 (1st), 200 (2nd), Long Jump (1st) / Janik Hau 100 (2nd), High Jump (2nd) / Alex Sigler 800 (2nd), 1600 (2nd) / 4×100 (1st) Jason Murphy, Cedrick Barnes, Mason Zimmel, Janik Hau / 4×400 (2nd) Michael Haukos, Kevin Fischer, Antonio McLain, Preston Reedy. 
ABE: Derrick Novotny Pole Vault (1st) / Dierk Goeden Pole Vault (2nd) / James Strese Shot Put (1st), Discus (1st) / 4×100 (2nd) Derrick Novotny, Morgan Storey, Jake Rein, Nathan Bauman.
WHN: Zach Stueve 400 (1st) / Sean Nachbor 110 Hurdles (1st), 300 Hurdles (1st) / Austin Morrow 300 Hurdles (2nd) / 4×200 (1st) Uriel Guzman-Cruz, Andrew Stueve, Sean Nachbor, Michael Franzese / 4×400 (1st) Ethan Nachbor, Austin Morrow, Sean Nachbor, Zach Stueve. 
WCA: Kyle Schill 1600 (1st), 3200 (1st) / Kade Runge 3200 (2nd)
HANCOCK: John Kellenberger 800 (1st) / Noah Kannegiesser Long Jump (2nd) / Mason Schmidgall Triple Jump (2nd)

Girls All-Conference
WCA: Kaylyn Ulrich 100 (2nd), 200 (2nd) / Ella Van Kempen 1600 (1st) / Teagan nelson 3200 (1st) / Amanda Drechsel 100 (1st), High Jump (2nd) / 4×100 (1st) / 4×200 (2nd) / 4×800 (1st) / Demara Bumgardner High Jump (1st) / Victoria Valleramos Long Jump (1st) / Morgan Woodle Long Jump (2nd) Triple Jump (2nd) / Brynn Fernholz Triple Jump (1st)
ABE: Aanika Anderson 100 (1st), 200 (1st), 400 (1st) / Olvia Otto 800 (2nd) / Catherine Koefod 300 Hurdles (1st) / 4×400 (2nd) / 4×800 (2nd) / Jacey Schlosser Shot Put (1st), Discus (1st)
WHN: Emma Schmidt 400 (2nd) / Amber Findlay 300 Hurdles (2nd) / 4×200 (1st) / 4×400 (1st)
CGB: 4×100 (2nd)

MACA 10, BOLD 1 / MACA 12, BOLD 2
MORRIS – Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta ended the regular season with a doubleheader sweep over BOLD on Friday from Eagles Park in Morris.
Liz Dietz allowed an unearned run in game one over five innings on six hits with four strikeouts. Kenna Kehoe tossed two innings of scoreless relief. Dietz, Emma Bowman, and Whitney DeMaris each had two hits with an RBI.
In game two the Tigers used a nine-run third to power their way to a 12-2 win and the sweep. Dietz tossed three scoreless innings. Bowman and Bailey Marty each had two hits with two RBI’s. The Tigers end the regular season 17-2, 13-1 in the West Central Conference. 

Brandon-Evansville 3, Minnewaska 1
GLENWOOD – Sara Jacobson and Mikenna Pattrin combined for 11 strikeouts and allowed an unearned run on four hits as Brandon-Evansville defeated Minnewaska 3-1. Jacobson tossed three hitless innings before Pattrin came in relief for the final four earning the win. Pattrin was 2-3 with and RBI at the plate, Alena Shores picked up a pair of RBI’s and the Chargers go into the postseason on a 13-game winning streak, 14-4 on the year. Rachel Erickson took the loss for the Lakers, allowing three runs on seven hits. Minnewaska is 7-11. 

Kimball 22, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 1

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 4, Melrose 1

Sauk Centre 3, Minnewaska 0 / Minnewaska 4, Sauk Centre 2
GLENWOOD – Minnewaska took advantage of four Sauk Centre errors to salvage a split in a baseball doubleheader on Friday.
The Mainstreeters Jacob Zollman shutdown the Lakers lineup in game one, striking out 10 over 5.2 scoreless innings on four hits. Jake Freese pitched six innings and took the loss, allowing three runs on nine hits. Colin Weidauer was 2-3.
In game two the Lakers scored three unearned runs on four Streeter errors for a 4-2 win in game two. Ryan Christenson earned the win, allowing two runs over five innings. Isaiah Testa picked up the the lone RBI and Minnewaska improved to 12-5. Dylan Haskamp took the loss for Sauk Centre, allowing four runs (one earned) on three hits, striking out nine. Sauk Centre is 10-6. 

Border West 5, Ortonville 4
ORTONVILLE – Austin Kipp went 3-3 with three RBI’s and lead Border West past Ortonville 5-4 on Friday.
Sam Adelman was 2-4 with an RBI and run, Nelson Schmidt stuck out eight over 5.2 innings for the win, Spencer Ellison closed it out for the save and the Bucs improve to 10-3. Elijah Cloos went the distance for the Trojans, taking the loss, Dexter Tweeter had two RBI’s as they fall to 8-5.

West Central Area 7, Otter Tail Central 1