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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Girls place 5th at Arrow Relays By Coach Joan Zieske Tuesday, May 4, WWG/RRC traveled to Pipestone to compete in the Arrow Relays. It was some very tough competition for the Chargers as they were in the A Division. Although they didn't place, Ashley Anderson put the shot 27' 1" for a personal best, Abby Knott leaped 29' 6-1/2" in the triple jump for an all time best and Britta Engen and Sarah DeCock both jumped their best in varsity competition in the high jump. Thea Engen ran a personal best in the 3200 run and placed 5th with a time of 13:10.12. Krystle Sell led the team in points with 12, followed by Kelley Nelson 11, Abby Knott 8.5, Jessica Olsem 6.5, Jenna Zempel 6.5, Amanda Buresh 3, Lindsey Anderson 2.5, Thea Engen 2.5, Amber Wallman 1, Emily Eisfield 1, Jonna Maas 1 and Dianne Zimmerman .5. Team Totals: TMB 119, Pipestone 108, Luverne 98- 1/2, Worthington 63, WWG- RRC 56, RTR-LB 50, MCC 44 - 1/2, Redwood Valley 19. Individual placings for WWG-RRC: 4x800 Relay: 4th, Kelley Nelson, Amber Wallman, Emily Eisfeld, Jonna Maas, 11:07.78 100 Hurdles: 3rd, Jenna Zempel, 17.78 100 Dash: 5th, Krystle Sell, 13.38 4x200 Relay: 5th, Amanda Buresh, Dianne Zimmerman, Abby Knott, Lindsey Anderson, 1:54.88 1600 Run: 3rd, Jessica Olsem, 5:46.97 400 Dash: 2nd, Krystle Sell, 64.09 300 Hurdles: 3rd, Abby Knott, 50.86 800 Run: 2nd, Kelley Nelson, 2:31.5 200 Dash: 5th, Lindsey Anderson, 28.1 3200 Run: 5th (personal best), Thea Engen, 13:10.12 4x400 Relay: 2nd, Amanda Buresh, Krystle Sell Kelley Nelson, Abby Knott, 4:18.9 Medley Relay: 5th, Jenna Zempel, Amanda Buresh, Thea Engen, Jessica Olsem, 4:56.6 Olsem leads team at Wildcat Invitational BY Coach Joan Zleske WWG-RRC competed in the Wildcat Invitational Thursday, May 6th at Worthington. Jessica Olsem Falcon Arrow Relay medalists sonal best in the triple jump. Abby jumped 30'4" and placed 4th and Thea jumped 28' 6 - 1/2". Indidual point totals: Jessica Olsem 16, Kelley Nelson 14, Abby Knott 12, Krystle Sell 12, Amanda Buresh 11, Lindsey Anderson 9, Thea Engen 8, Dianne Zimmerman 2, Jonna Maas 2, Sandy Zeug 2, Emily Eisfeld 2, Jenna Zempel 1.5, Amber Wallman 1 and Britta Engen 1. Team totals: TMB 155, Windom 113, Worthington 110 - 1/2, WWG-RRC 93 - 1/2, SWU 76, Worthington JV7. Individual placing for WWG-RRC: Long jump: 5th, Krystle Sell, 13' 3" Triple jump: 4th, Abby Knott (personal best), 30' 4" 4x800 Relay: 4th, Kelley Nelson, Emily Eisfeld, Jonna Maas, Thea Engen 100 Hurdles: 6th, T, Jenna Zempel, 17.8 100 Dash: 4th, Krystle Sell, 13.56 4x200 Relay: 4th, Amanda Buresh, Dianne Zimmerman, Sandy Zeug, Britta Engen, 2:03.22 1600 Run: 1st, Jessica Olsem 5:48.6; 6th, Amber Wallman, 6:57 4x100 Relay: 4th, Jenna Zempel, Dianne Zimmerman, Sandy Zeug, Lindsey Anderson, 56.84 400 Dash: 2nd, Amanda Buresh, 64.62; 4th, Krystle Sell, 65.65 300 Hurdles: 3rd, Abby Knott, 51.81 800 Run: 1st, Kelley Nelson, 2:34.37; 3rd, Thea Engen, 2:49 200 Dash: 2nd, Lindsey Sports Members of the 4 x 800 Relay Team Matt Moldan, Sam Furth, Alex JoHnson, Garrett Gransee Boys break relay record By Coach LeBoutillier On Tuesday, May 4th, the boys' track and field team traveled to Pipestone for the Arrow Relays. The Chargers competed in the Class A division, which is the larger schools at the meet. The 4 x 800 meter relay team set a new school record in the event on their way to a first-place finish. The old school record was 8:45.20 and the new record is 8:41.17. Relay members are Matt Moldan, Sam Furth, Alex Johnson, and Garrett Gransee. Another first place finish was garnered by high jumper Mark Engen. He won the event with a leap of 6 feet. led the team in points as she placed first in the 1600 Anderson, 28.02 4 x 800 M. Relay meter run and third in. the 3200 Run: 3rd, Jessica lst,(new school record), Matt 3200 meter run. Kelley Olsem, 13.11 Moldan, Sam Furth, Alex Nelson was the 2nd highest 4x400 Relay: 2nd, Johnson, Garrett Gransee. point getter for the team and Amanda Buresh, Krystle 8:41.17 placed first in the 800 run. Sell, Kelley Nelson, Abby Abby Knott and Thea Knott, 4:27.5 Engen both jumped a per- WWG Charqer girls defeat SSC tor second win boys golf of the season team defeats RRC Jamie Munson and Jasmine Madson led the Charger girls golf team to their second win of the season. Jamie earned another medalist honor by out-scoring the next per- son by 8 strokes. Jasmine continues to play well, shooting a 52. Jenny Heinrich came in with a 59 and Ashley Hansen a 61. We have been close most of the season, so it was nice to see the girls get a victory. We are peaking at the right time with tournament approaching quickly. Ellie Vondracek and Amanda Deprez led the B team, both 62, followed by Danielle Osland, 71, and Whitney Frank, 76. Charger girls make it two in a row The girls golf team went 2-0 on the week and improved to 3-6 overall with a win over RRC. Jamie Munson was medalist with a 43. Jenny Heinrich added a 48 to give WWG a nice one two punch. It was the first time all season we have had 2 scores in the 40's. Jamie has medaled in the last 4 meets she has played. Jenny's 48 was a career low. Stephanie Comnick's 59 rounded out' the scoring. Both the A squad and B squad boys golf teams improved to 7-3 on the sea- son with wins over RRC. Jordan Winter regained his swing from last season, earn- ing medalist honors with solid-season low of 41. Daniel Schneider just missed a share of medalist honors with a 42. Kenny Willers, 46, and David Schulz, 47, rounded out the scoring. The nice thing about this team is that all 6 players have the ability to go low. Ryan Hoffman, 47, and Austin Quade, 48 led the B squad, followed by Pete Krentz, 51. High Jump - 1st, Mark Engen, 6 ft. 4 x 400 M. Relay - 2nd, Garrett Gransee, Sam Furth, Matt Moldan. ?dex Johnson, 3:40.77 800 M. Run - 3rd, Matt Moldan, 2:07.93 3200 M. Run - 5th, Mark Zimmerman, 11:35.0 300 M. Hurdles - 5th. Alex Johnson, 45.50 1600 M. Run - 5th, Mark Zimmerman, 5:09.0 Medley Relay -6th, Mark Engen, Brian Theisen. Sam Furth, Garrett Gransee, 4:03.18 Team Points: Redwood Valley, 110; Luverne, 102; Pipestone Area, 80; MCC, 71: Worthington, 60; RTRJLB, 57; WWG-RRC, 41; TMB, 37 Coach LeBoutillier com- mented, "We were excited to run a great 4 x 800 relay time. We can run better yet! We had a good day and the weather was favorable." Wednesday, May 12, 2004 Page Falcons pick up pair of win,, The Falcons picked up a pair of wins in softball action last week. Good defense and pitching led the team to two shut-out wins over Edgerton and Southwest United. Both games were conference match-ups. With the wins the Falcons stand alone on top with a 5-0 conference record. Their over-all record is 6-5. On Tuesday. the Falcons defeated Edgerton 5-0. Mel Schmidt picked up the win allowing just two hits, six strikeouts and eight walks. RRC/WWG exploded for four runs in the bottom of the first on singles by Julia Grams. Savanna Evans, Jen Olsem. Blair Meyer and Mel Schmidt. Missa Altermatt also added a 2 rbi double and Mel Quade a sac bunt. One additional run was scored in the bottom of the sixth. Julia Grams went 2-4 and Blair Meyer 2-3 to lead the Falcons offense. The defense had a great game, plang errorless ball and 10 EdgertQp Edgerton-- 0 0 0! Falcons -- On ThursdaY, Falcons hosted United in their fen Again, the strong in the bottom 1st, scoring 9 adding 2 in 4th to end the ten-run rule. Mel and Missa bined for the pitched the first two i allowing no and one walk. the last 3, allowing one strikeout and o The Falcons had five walks and strikeout. Mel 2. (2 rbi's), Savanna 2, (a 2 rbi tri Schmidt 2-3 1-3, (2 rbi's). SWU 00000 Falcons 9 0 0 2 - RRC/WWG Jr. Hi! Baseball update Last week our Jr. High Baseball team played three games. On Monday, the team traveled to Slayton to play MCC. The 7th grade used a 5-run second inning to go on to win 9-6. Matt Fox, Kyle Bauman, Bevern Kedl. and Marcus Madson each had 2 hits. Brian Benedict, Justin Knakmuhs, Josh Merrick and Tyler Derickson each had 1 hit. Kyle Bauman pitched the complete game, striking out 7: - The 8th grade used a 14 hit attack to come away with a 12-8 win. RRC/WWG used a 5-run fourth inning to do most of the damage. Blake Walker and Josh Fredrickson each had 3 hits. Eric Altermatt and Justin Knakmuhs had 2 hits apiece. Turner Nickel, Travis Erickson, Bevern Kedl, and Brian Benedict had 1 hit. Eric Altermatt pitched 4 innings and struck out 6. Josh Fredrickson got the final 3 outs. On Thursday, May 6, the 7th grade was defeated 10-9 by MLBO, which was their first loss of the season. RRC/WWG scored 6 runs in the first inning, but MLBO battled back to come back from a 9-8 deficit in the last inning. RRC/WWG took a 1 run lead when Colton Knutson scored on Tyler Derickson's single. Kyle Bauman, Justin Golfers enjoyed nice weather last week as they squared off RRC. Boys golf team picks up win #6 Kenny Willers, 42, and Derek Eichner, 43, played well in wind as WWG boys golf team picked up victory number 6 on the year at home vs. SSC. David Schulz and Jordan Winter both carded 48's to count on varsity. The win moves WWG to 6-3 on the year and keeps them unbeaten in the conference. Knakmuhs, Josh and Tyler had 2 hits. Brian Bevern Kedl and Madson had 1 hit. In the 8th grade it was a pitchers' RRC/WWG winnin Blake Walkers' run first held up, as he got J gle and scored Fredrickson's hit. picked up another hit third, but was third base. Blake the complete game, out 8 batters. The final week, included a 13-9 win over RRC/WWG used by Marcus Madson, Kedl, and Josh grand slam to score in the third RRC/WWG used 11 the win. Josh Kyle Bauman pick up the pitching The 8th recover from first inning, al defeated 7-2. sored their 2 runs first inning. Blake Walker Travis Erickson reaching base wit Eric Altermatt the other hit The 7th grade 1 and the 8th the season Saturday, May 22nd tournament at MCC. The B squad e SSC by 6 strokeS. Knakmuls had a care wed by. of 44, follo Quade (51), Ryan (52) and Dominicl " (53).