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AMATEUR BASEBALL: Watertown spoils Saints’ home opener

DASSEL – The home opener for the Dassel-Cokato Saints was an exciting one. Hosting the Watertown Red Devils, the Saints nearly rallied back but the comeback attempt came up short as Watertown held on for an 8-7 win April 30 to open the amateur baseball season.

Watertown grabbed the lead with three runs in the top of third only to see D-C answer back in the bottom half. The Saints cut into that deficit with two runs in the bottom of the third to get back within one.

The back and forth matchup would continue in the seventh. After Watertown scored two runs in the top half to extend their lead to 5-2, D-C had the answer once again. The Saints scored four runs in the bottom half to take a 6-5 lead.

Down for the first time in the game, there was no panic for the Red Devils. They answered the call with three runs in the top of the eighth to take back to the lead. Despite one run from the Saints in the bottom half, Watertown held on for the win to spoil the Saints’ home opener.

For Watertown, Ben Smith and Ryan Hangartner led the way with two hits apiece. Smith also had two RBI while Pat Tschida went 1-for-3 with a triple, run scored, and an RBI.

D-C was led at the plate by Michael Leffler. He went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI. Paul Jacobson scored two runs in the leadoff spot, while Ben Lindquist added two RBI.

PREP BOYS GOLF: Clark leads Chargers in pair of meets

SPICER – A chance to get away from conference play allowed the Chargers to play 18 holes at Little Crow Country Club May 6. D-C finished in fourth place as a team out of 10 teams with a score of 364. New London-Spicer Black won the meet with a team score of 323.

The Chargers also had two golfers finish in the top-15 as individuals. Nathan Clark cracked the top-10 with a seventh palce finish, while Dylan Johnson took 12th place.

New London-Spicer Invite

at Little Crow Country Club

1. New London-Spicer Black, 323

2. Minnewaska, 332

3. Benson, 363

4. Dassel-Cokato, 364

5. Willmar, 371

6. Morris, 375

7. New London-Spicer Gold, 389

8. Melrose, 399

9. LQPV, 426

10. Minnewaska JV, 433

Top 10 Individual Results

1. Cole Harste (Minnewaska), 72

2. Noah Dietz (NL-S), 73

3. Peyton Coahran (NL-S), 74

4. Zach Gugisberg (Minnewaska), 82

5. Charlie Hanson (Morris), 83

6. Ben Peterson (Benson), 84

7. Nathan Clark (D-C), 85

8. Jake Rooney (NL-S), 86

9. Riley Larson (Minnewaska), 88

10. Brady DeHaan (Benson), 89

Individual Results

Medalist 

Cole Harste (Minnewaska), 72

Dassel-Cokato Team Finishers

• Nathan Clark, 85

• Dylan Johnson, 90

• Logan Benson, 93

• Travis Olson, 96

• Kaden Johnson, 96

• Paul Ylitalo, 98

WCC West Meet

ANNANDALE – With another 18 holes in the book when it comes to conference play, the Chargers continue to put up some good scores as the end of the regular season approaches. Playing at Southbrook Golf course, D-C turned in a team score of 349 which was good enough for third place.

“In much better conditions than last week, the boys returned to Southbrook,” Chargers coach Todd Goudy said. “In arguably their best performance of the season, the team took third place out of eight. On a course that demands accuracy, the boys were able to keep their ball in play and minimize big numbers”

Glencoe-Silver Lake took second place, while New London-Spicer finished in first.

Peyton Coahran of NL-S was the medalist with a round of 75.

D-C was led by Clark who once again turned in a solid performance. After shooting a 42 on the front, he finished things off with a 40 on the back for a total of 82.

Kaden Johnson (86) and Paul Ylitalo (87) also posted sub-90 rounds for the Chargers.

Wright County Conference

at Southbrook Golf Course

Team Results

1. New London-Spicer, 322

2. Glencoe-Silver Lake, 339

3. Dassel-Cokato, 349

4. Litchfield, 352

5. Annandale, 368

6. Rockford, 380

7. HLWW/Maple Lak,e 382

8. Watertown-Mayer, 387

Individual Results

Medalist

Peyton Coahran (New London-Spicer), 75

Dassel-Cokato Team Finishers

• Nathan Clark, 82

• Kaden Johnson, 86

• Paul Ylitalo, 87

• Logan Benson, 94

• Travis Olson, 94

• Dylan Johnson, 95

PREP GIRLS GOLF: Chargers keep improvement coming

The Dassel-Cokato girls golf team is on the home stretch of conference play. With just one match left to play, the Chargers find themselves sitting in sixth place in the conference standings after competing at Little Crow Country Club and Albion Ridges Golf Course this past week.

D-C has a six-stroke lead over Rockford heading into the final conference match of the season.

Litchfield Invite

LITCHFIELD – With two girls playing the first varsity rounds of their careers, the Dassel-Cokato Chargers had their work cut out from them. D-C finished in sixth place overall as a team with a total of 227 at the Litchfield Invite May 6. New London-Spicer won the meet with a score of 198.

Mackenzie Kohls had a round to remember for the Chargers. She broke 60 for the first time in her career with a score of 58.

Brooke Harmala led the way for D-C with a score of 55, while Rachel Gram finished with a round of 56. Payton Amundson also shot a 58 for D-C.

Litchfield Invite

at Litchfield Golf Course

Team Results

1. New London-Spicer, 198

2. Montevideo, 198

3. Litchfield, 198

4. Waconia, 199

5. Litchfield JV, 207

6. Dassel-Cokato, 227

7. Watertown-Mayer, 228

8. St. Anthony Village, 233

Individual Results

Medalist

Ava Hanson (NL-S), 43

Dassel-Cokato Team Finishers

• Brooke Harmala,  55

• Rachel Gram,  56

• Payton Amundson, 58

• Mackenzie Kohls,  58

• Daralyn Goldsberry, 72

• Allie Marx, 86

WCC West Meet No. 6

SPICER – Back in conference play, the Chargers took on Little Crow Country Club. D-C finished in third place as a team with a score of 229. NL-S won the meet with a score of 211.

AnnaMarie Witt led the way for the Chargers by posting a score of 52. That was good enough to tie for second place as an individual.

Kaisa Harmala was in second place for D-C with a score of 56, while Brooke Harmala turned in a round of 58.

Wright County Conference

at Little Crow Country Club

Team Results

1. New London-Spicer, 211

2. Litchfield, 221

3. Dassel-Cokato, 229

4. Annandale, 232

5. HLWW/Maple Lake, 233

6. Watertown-Mayer, 241

7. Rockford, 342

Individual Results

Medalist

Ava Hanson (New London-Spicer), 43

Dassel-Cokato Team Finishers

• AnnaMarie Witt, 52

• Kaisa Harmala, 56

• Brooke Harmala, 58

• Lora Mayfield, 63

• Mackenzie Kohls, 63

• Payton Amundson, 66

WCC West Meet No. 7

ANNANDALE – In the second to last conference meet of the season, D-C kept the improvement rolling with a third-place finish at Albion Ridges Golf Course May 11. The Chargers finished in fourth place as a team with a total score of 208. NL-S claimed the top spot, turning in a team score of 181.

Senior Brooke Harmala led the way for the Chargers with a round of 47. That was good enough for eighth place overall as an individual. Payton Amundson shot a 50, while Kaisa Haramala carded a 53 to round out the top three for D-C.

The Chargers will close out conference play Friday afternoon at Timber Creek Golf Course.

Wright County Conference

at Albion Ridges Golf Course

Team Results

1. New London-Spicer, 181

2. Litchfield, 198

3. Annandale, 207

4. Dassel-Cokato, 208

5. Watertown-Mayer, 213

6. Rockford, 219

7. HLWW/Maple Lake, 221

Individual Results

Medalist 

Alex Peterson (Dassel-Cokato), 77

D-C Team Finishers

• Payton Amundson, 50

• Lora Mayfield, 63

• Kaisa Harmala, 53

• Mackenzie Kohls, 58

• Brooke Harmala, 47

• AnnMarie Witt, 64

Overall Team Standings

1. New London-Spicer, 1,576

2. Litchfield, 1,628

3. Annandale, 1,701

4. Watertown-Mayer, 1,731

5. HLWW/Maple Lake, 1,752

6. Dassel-Cokato, 1,837

7. Rockford, 1,843

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Five DCL wrestlers place in AA Individual tournament; Link, Simes place 2nd

ST. MICHAEL – After finishing second at the Class AA team championship Friday morning, seven DCL wrestlers participated in the Class AA Individual tournament later that afternoon.

By the end of the session five of the wrestlers had placed, finishing in the top six.

Two of them (Jude Link at 160 and Eddie Simes at 152) finished second, while Victor Franco (113) placed fourth, and Jerry Simes (138) and Hayden Hoernemann (220) placed sixth.

Tate Link (170) and Beau Nelson (195) lost their first two matches, and did not place.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

DCL wrestlers take second at Class AA Team State Tournament

ST. MICHAEL — The Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield wrestling team finished second at the Class AA team state tournament Friday morning at STMA high school.

DCL, ranked #4 in the latest “Guillotine” rankings, squared off against Fairmont/Martin County West, ranked #3, in the semifinals.

Trailing 23-10 going into the 160 pound match, DCL won the last six matches to score a 41-23 victory. The team got big victories in tossup matches from Jerry Simes at 138 (Simes, ranked #5, defeated #3 Lucas Jagodzinske), and at 170, where #7 Tate Link defeated Blake Jagodzinske (#4 at 160) by a 4-3 score.

DCL also got pins from Jude Link (160), Will O’Brien (182), Hayden Hoernemann (195), and Brenden Rokala (285). Beau Nelson’s major decision at 220 sealed the victory.

The team’s reward was to then face off against #1 Simley, ranked second in the nation and featuring seven wrestlers ranked in the top-25 nationwide.

Simley defeated DCL by a score of 68-6. DCL’s only win came at 113, where Victor Franco rallied from a 5-0 late third period deficit to throw and pin Peyton Spychalla, ranked #3.

DCL decided to hold out undefeated Jude Link at 160 against top-ranked Cael Berg, as the two are anticipated to meet in the individual championship later today.

The Individual tournament begins at 2 p.m. and will be broadcast on Prepspotlight.tv.

Check out next week’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.