The Minnesota Baseball Coaches Association has released their All-State Baseball teams for the 20-13 season.
The Southwest Conference has released their 2013 All-Conference Boys Tennis Team
Carter Lindner, JR, Worthington
Andrew Johnson, SO, Worthington
Dillon Pederson, SR, Worthington
Joey Vajgrt, SR, Luverne
Jonny Vajgrt, JR, Luverne
Scott Nelson, SR, Luverne
Dustin Deutsch, SR, Luverne
Blake Ziegler, JR, Luverne
Levi Carstensen, SR, Pipestone
Taylor Rebstock, SR, Redwood Valley
The Southwest Conference has released their 2013 All-Conference Baseball Team
Blake Rogers, SR, Worthington
Deron Soderholm, SR, Worthington
Ryan Lee, JR, Worthington
Kyle Luhmann, SR, Jackson County Central
Tanner Menke, SR, Jackson County Central
Taylor Christopher, SR, Jackson County Central
Skyler Wenninger, SR, Luverne
Reed Skattum, SR, Luverne
Matt Overgaard, SR, Luverne
Josh Slieter, JR, Luverne
Gunnar Olson, JR, Luverne
Colton Peterson, SR, Marshall
Aaron Mathiowetz, SR, Marshall
Derek Buysee, SR, Marshall
Logan Swann, SR, Redwood Valley
The Southwest Conference has released their 2013 All-Conference Softball Team
KC Riley, SR, Worthington
Brooke Klontz, SR, Jackson County Central
Marita Rasche, SR, Jackson County Central
Jasmine Erickson, SR, Jackson County Central
Brittany Woodke, JR, Jackson County Central
Tasia Woelber, SR, Pipestone
Tiffany Woelber, SR, Pipestone
Paige Petersen, SR, Pipestone
Amanda Haupert, SR, Pipestone
Kelly Nettik, JR, Pipestone
Ellen Dahl, JR, Luverne
Tara Sudenga, JR, Luverne
Kristen Reisdorfer, JR, Luverne
Brooke Louwagie, SR, Marshall
The Minnesota Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association has also released their Team and Individual Academic Honors for the 2013 season.
Teams earning Gold Awards (Team GPA of 3.75 or greater) include Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in Class A
Teams earning Silver Awards (Team GPA of 3.50 or greater) include Adrian, Windom and Southwestern United in Class A. In Class AA, Jackson County Central and Luverne earned Silver Awards as well.
A number of area athletes will take part in the 25th annual Minnesota High School All-Star Girls Softball Series on June 9th, co-sponsored by the Minnesota High School Fastpitch Coaches Association and the National Softball Association. In all, 72 seniors have been chosen to take part in the All-Star Series. The event will be held at Caswell Park in North Mankato on Sunday June 9th with opening ceremonies to begin at 11:30am
The Minnesota Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association has released their All-State Team for the 2013 season.
On the Class A All-State Team, Mountain Lake Area senior Janessa Peters and Murray County Central senior Taylor Schreier were chosen to the Class A All-State Second Team.
On Monday, Worthington Trojan Senior Jon Vorwald signed a letter of commitment to continue his basketball career at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota.
Vorwald, who has played on the varsity level since his sophomore season and a 2-year starter for the Trojans, averaged 9.5 points and 4 assists and drew 11 charges in 18 games his senior season. He also earned All-Conference honors in the Southwest Conference this season.
Former Southwestern United Baseball standout Kirk McBreen, now a senior second baseman for the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers, has been named to the 2013 Great Plains Athletic Conference's All-Conference honorable mention baseball team.
McBreen, a Heron Lake native and 2009 graduate from Southwest Star Concept high school in Okabena, started all 49 games this season for the Tigers, hitting for a .289 batting average with 5 doubles and 16 RBI's. He also led the team in stolen bases with 14 and had a stellar fielding percentage of .950
Former Worthington Trojan baseball stanout Steven Kremer, now a sophomore at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, was named to the All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference's second team this week.
Kremer, a native of Wilmont, played in 35 games with 29 starts and finished second on the team with a .374 batting average and second with 13 doubles. He also ranked second in slugging percentage (.566) and fourth in RBIs (22).