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(high school softball)

(game 1) (#14-4A)Le Mars (19-4/6-0) 10 Western Christian 5  /  (game 2) (#14-4A)Le Mars (20-4/7-0) 7 Western Christian 2

(LE MARS) -- Le Mars ran their record to 7-and-0 in the Lakes Conference and 20-and-4 for the season as the 14th-rated (4A) Lady Bulldogs swept a conference doubleheader from Western Christian Monday night at the Bulldog Complex in Le Mars.  The victories set the stage for a showdown for the Lakes Conference lead Tuesday night against Estherville/Lincoln Central in Le Mars.  In game one Monday night, Madison Heidebrink had a three-run double in the first to key a four-run inning and Janessa Milbrodt added a two-run homer in the fifth to lead Le Mars to a 10-5 victory over the Wolfpack.  Emily Ellefson and Holly Schneider led an eight-hit attack with two hits each.  Molly Renken survived a night were she walked six and gave up ten hits to get the pitching win.  She struck out eight.  In game two, Le Mars scored seven runs in the first two innings and went on to beat Western 7-2.  Molly Renken and Janessa Milbrodt combined to throw a three-hitter with Renken picking up the win.  Madison Heidebrink and Molly Renken had back-to-back home runs in the second inning for the Lady Bulldogs.  Emily Ellefson also had a pair of RBI doubles.

Remsen-Union 2 Gehlen Catholic (14-9/7-5) 1

(REMSEN) -- Brittany Weikel drilled a two-run, ground-rule double through the fence in left-center in the fifth inning to rally Remsen-Union to a 2-1 War Eagle Conference softball win over Gehlen Catholic Monday night in Remsen.  A two-out error extended the fifth inning for the Rockets and they capitalized by loading the bases ahead of Weikel's hit.  Lisa Gunter's squeeze bunt gave the Lady Jays a 1-0 lead in the third.  Kim Schroeder won the pitcher's duel with Amber Timmins.  Schroeder threw a five-hitter with eight strike outs but had to escape a bases-loaded threat in the sixth.  Timmins fired a six-hitter with six strike outs.  The loss drops Gehlen Catholic to 14-and-9 for the season and 7-and-5 in the W-E-C.  The Rockets improve to 11-and-7 with their fourth straight victory.


(high school baseball)

(game 1) Le Mars (12-2/6-0) 5 Western Christian 1  /  (game 2) Le Mars (13-2/7-0) 6 Western Christian 0

(LE MARS) -- Le Mars returned to the win column Monday night with a Lakes Conference doubleheader sweep of Western Christian at the Bulldog Complex.  Le Mars improves to 7-and-0 in conference play and 13-and-2 for the season.  In game one, the Buldogs erupted for four runs in the top of the seventh inning to snap a 1-1 tie and Le Mars beat the Wolfpack 5-1 in a game that was a make-up from an earlier postponement at Hull.  Colin Borchers threw a four-hitter for Le Mars and Hunter Rowe paced a seven-hit attack with two hits and a RBI.  Conner Delfs keyed the four-run seventh with a two-run double.  In game two, the Bulldogs struck for four runs in the second inning with Levi TeBrink's two-run single the key hit as Le Mars won 6-0.  Jacob Lemoreaux threw a three-hit shutout with five walks and seven strike outs.  Le Mars travels to Rock Rapids Tuesday to play Central Lyon in a jv/varsity twinbill.

Gehlen Catholic (5-9/5-6) 16 Remsen-Union 4

(REMSEN) -- A seven-run first inning launched Gehlen Catholic to a 16-4 pounding of Remsen-Union Monday night in War Eagle Conference baseball action in Remsen.  Mitchell Flack had a two-run double and Blake Wiltgen added a RBI single in the first as Gehlen took advantage of three Rocket errors in a 12-batter opening frame.  Zach Wurth paced a 13-hit attack for the Jays with four hits, including a RBI triple in the fifth inning.  Blake Wiltegn worked the first five innings to get the pitching win, holding the Rockets to three hits and striking out six.  Austin Herbst worked the final two innings.  The victory improves the Gehlen record to 5-and-9 and 5-and-6 in the W-E-C.  Gehlen has won five of the last six games.


(little league)

Orioles 17 Giants 14
Mariners 17 Marlins 6

Hawks 12 Falcons 3

Warriors 17 Lions 15
Chargers 15 Rockets 6
Eagles 13 Spartans 5
Broncos 8 Panthers 4

Liberty 2 Comets 0
Sting 1 Storm 0
Rockers vs. Raiders - no score reported
Stars 9 Sparks 3

Blue Jays 2 Rangers 1 (make-up from Thursday, June 14th)

(American Association baseball)

Fargo-Moorhead 7 Sioux City Explorers 0


(major league baseball scores from Monday, June 18)


N-Y Yankees     6  Atlanta         2
Cleveland      10  Cincinnati      9
N-Y Mets        5  Baltimore       0
Houston         9  Kansas City     7
Chi Cubs       12  Chi White Sox   3
Milwaukee       7  Toronto         6
Arizona         7  Seattle         1
San Francisco   5  L.A. Angels     3
Texas           2  San Diego       1





(high school softball)

(#13-3A)Estherville/Lincoln Central 10 (#14-4A)Le Mars (20-5/7-1) 2

(LE MARS) -- 13th-rated (3A) Estherville/Lincoln Central forged a first place tie in the Lakes Conference softball race with a 10-2 win over 14th-rated (4A) Le Mars Tuesday night at the Bulldog Complex.  The Midgettes took advantage of five errors and rapped out 14 hits to hand the Lady Bulldogs their most lopsided loss of the season.  Kendall Bosch led the way with four hits and five RBI's for E-L-C.  She was also the winning pitcher, scattering eight hits and recording 12 strike outs.  RBI doubles by Madison Heidebrink and Kennedy Rolfes accounted for the two Le Mars runs.  The loss drops Le Mars to 20-and-5 for the season and 7-and-1 in the Lakes Conference.

(high school baseball)

Le Mars (14-2) 14  Central Lyon 3

(ROCK RAPIDS) -- Levi TeBrink fired a four-hitter and was backed by an 11-hit attack as Le Mars improved to 14-and-2 for the season with a 14-3 pounding of Central Lyon in non-conference baseball action at Rock Rapids Tuesday night.  The game was a make-up from a May postponement.  Hunter Rowe and Kendall Candor hits home runs and both finished with two hits and two RBI's.  Parker Rolfes had three doubles and drove in three runs for the Bulldogs.

(little league)

Astros 8 Royals 2
Rangers 6 Twins 0
Nationals 2 Indians 0
Padres 3 D'Backs 1
Tigers 3 Red Sox 2
Blue Jays 2 Phils 0

Reds 14 Marlins 13
Giants 12 Cards 3

Rockies 14 Dodgers 8
White Sox 6 Cubs 1
Angels 8 A's 6
Braves 12 Yankees 4
Pirates 11 Mets 6

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 6 Fargo-Moorhead 0

(major league baseball results)


Atlanta        4  N-Y Yankees     3
Cleveland      3  Cincinnati      2, 10 Innings
Pittsburgh     7  Minnesota       2
Detroit        6  St. Louis       3
Tampa Bay      5  Washington      4
N-Y Mets       5  Baltimore       0
Boston         7  Miami           5
Kansas City    2  Houston         0
Chi Cubs       2  Chi White Sox   1
Toronto       10  Milwaukee       9
Seattle       12  Arizona         9, 10 Innings
Oakland        3  L.A. Dodgers    0
L.A. Angels   12  San Francisco   5
Texas          7  San Diego       3

Philadelphia   7  Colorado        2

(N-B-A finals)

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James and the Miami Heat are one win away
from an NBA championship. James had 26 points, 12 assists and nine
rebounds before dealing with leg cramps late, Dwyane (dwayn) Wade
and Mario Chalmers each scored 25 as the Heat rallied from 17
points down to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-98 to take a 3-1
series lead in the NBA Finals.







(high school softball)

Le Mars (21-5/8-1) 12 Storm Lake 0, 3 innings

(LE MARS) -- Le Mars returned to the win column Wednesday night with a 12-0 win over Storm Lake in a Lakes Conference softball match-up that was shortened to three innings by the 12-run rule.  Molly Renken and Janessa Milbrodt combined to no-hit the Tornadoes, facing the minimum of 21 batters in the three inning contest.  The Lady Bulldogs scored six runs in the second inning and five more in the third to end the game early.  Kylee Lang and Ashley Phelan had three RBI's each to pace the Le Mars offense.  The Lady Bulldogs improve to 21-and-5 for the season and 8-and-1 in the Lakes Conference.

(game 1) Gehlen Catholic 16 Unity Christian 0, three innings   /  (game 2) Gehlen Catholic (16-9/9-5) 10 Unity Christian 1

(LE MARS) -- Gehlen Catholic swept a War Eagle Conference softball doubleheader from Unity Christian Wednesday night, winning the first game 16-0 in three innings and then taking game two 10-1.  The sweep improves the Lady Jays record to 16-and-9 for the season and 9-and-5 in league play.  Amber Timmins threw a three-inning no-hitter in game one.  Gehlen had their biggest inning of the season, scoring 14 runs in the second inning.  Timmins and Abby Freking had two hits and four RBI's each to lead the Lady Jays offensively.  Timmins had another three RBI's in game two, collecting a double and triple.  Lisa Gunter also doubled and tripled for the Lady Jays.  Alison Schnepf threw a four-hitter for the Jays.

(high school baseball)

Le Mars (15-2/8-0) 11 Storm Lake 0, 5 innings

(LE MARS) -- Parker Rolfes belted a three-run homer to cap a five-run fifth inning for Le Mars to bring an end to an 11-0, ten-run rule victory over Storm Lake Wednesday night at the Bulldog Complex.  Rolfes also had a single in the second inning.  Hunter Rowe had a two-run double in the fourth for the Bulldogs.  Chris Eckstaine improved to 4-and-1 for the season with a two-hit shutout.  Eckstaine struck out six.  Le Mars improves to 15-and-2 for the season and 8-and-0 in the Lakes Conference.

(game 1) Gehlen Catholic 12 Unity Christian 2, 5 innings  /  (game 2) Gehlen Catholic (7-9/7-6) 6 Unity Christian 3

(LE MARS) -- Michael Whitehead earned a victory and a save to help pitch Gehlen Catholic to a War Eagle Conference doubleheader sweep of Unity Christian Wednesday night at the Riverview Complex.  Whitehead threw a three-hitter with ten strike outs in game one as Gehlen won 12-2 in five innings on the ten-run rule.  Eric Oetken pitched into the seventh in game two, scattering six hits while striking out four.  Whitehead relieved Oetken after a lead-off single in the seventh and promptly struck out all three batters he faced to preserve a 6-3 victory over the Knights.  Austin Herbst and Angel Chagolla led the offense in the game one victory with two hits and two RBI's each.  The Jays scored six runs in the fourth inning to break the game open.  In game two, Eric Oetken had two hits, including his first career home run.  Dylan Kneip also had a RBI hit.  Gehlen improves to 7-and-9 for the season and 7-and-6 in the War Eagle Conference.

(little league)


Reds 9 Orioles 4

Hawks 13 Foxes 10
Foxes 12 Falcons 10


Lions 17 Spartans 11
Broncos 17 Rockets 7
Eagles 8 Warriors 7
Chargers 14 Panthers 10

Sparks 5 Sting 0
Storm 3 Stars 0
Liberty 4 Rockers 0
Comets 2 Raiders 0

(American Association baseball)

Fargo-Moorhead 6 Sioux City Explorers 5

(major league baseball results)


Atlanta        10  N-Y Yankees     5
Kansas City     2  Houston         1
Milwaukee       8  Toronto         3
Arizona        14  Seattle        10
Texas           4  San Diego       2
Cleveland       8  Cincinnati      1
Minnesota       2  Pittsburgh      1
St. Louis       3  Detroit         1
Washington      3  Tampa Bay       2
N-Y Mets        4  Baltimore       3
Boston         15  Miami           5
Chi White Sox   7  Chi Cubs        0
Oakland         4  L.A. Dodgers    1
L.A. Angels     6  San Francisco   0


Philadelphia    7  Colorado        6






(high school softball)

(#9-2A)Emmetsburg 1 (#14-4A)Le Mars (21-6/8-2) 0, eight innings

(EMMETSBURG) -- Senior pitcher Faith Schmidt did it all Thursday night for the ninth-rated (2A) Emmetsburg girls softball team.  Her eighth inning two-out double to right-center plated Katie Degen from first base for the game's only run as the E-Hawks clipped 14th-rated (4A) Le Mars 1-0 in Lakes Conference softball action at Emmetsburg.  It was Schmidt's third hit of the game.  In the pitching circle Schmidt threw a five-hit shutout, striking out 12.  Molly Renken was the tough luck loser in this pitchers duel.  Renken scattered seven hits while walking one and striking out six.  Le Mars left the bases loaded three times in the game and stranded 12 base runners.  Emily Ellefson had three of the five hits for the Lady Bulldogs, who fall to 21-and-6 for the season and 8-and-2 in the Lakes Conference.  The loss drops the Lady Bulldogs a game behind league leader Estherville/Lincoln Central.

(high school baseball)

Le Mars (16-2/9-0) 11 Emmetsburg 0, five innings

(EMMETSBURG) -- Hunter Rowe gave up a hit to the first batter he faced Thursday night and then held Emmetsburg hitless the rest of the way to pitch Le Mars to an 11-0, five inning victory over the E-Hawks in Lakes Conference baseball action at Emmetsburg.  Rowe finished with a one-hitter with no walks and six strike outs.  Rowe also led the offense with three hits and a RBI.  His two-run double was the key hit in a five-run fifth inning that gave the Dogs a ten-run rule verdict.  Chris Eckstaine had two hits and three RBI's for Le Mars and Kendall Candor added two hits to Le Mars' ten-hit attack.  The Bulldogs improve to 16-and-2 for the season and 9-and-0 in the conference.

Gehlen Catholic (8-9/8-6) 5 (#10-1A)South O'Brien 3

(PAULLINA) -- Gehlen Catholic continues their remarkable turnaround from an 0-and-7 start to the 2012 season with their eighth win in their last ten games.  The Jays knocked off number-ten (1A) South O'Brien 5-3 Thursday night in War Eagle baseball play at Paullina.  Mitchell Flack threw a six-hitter for the Jays and saved his only three strike outs of the night for the seventh inning to end the game with two runners on base.  Blake Wiltgen and Angel Chagolla delivered sacrifice flies in the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie.  The Jays are 8-and-9 for the season and 8-and-6 in the W-E-C.


(little league)

Blue Jays 4 Indians 2
Phils 3 Royals 1
Tigers 1 Padres 0
Astros 3 D'Backs 0
Nationals 5 Twins 0
Red Sox 0 Rangers 0, tie

Mariners 6 Cards 4


Pirates 8 Yankees 4
A's 19 Cubs 14
Mets 7 Angels 6
Braves 13 Dodgers 12
White Sox 11 Rockies 2


(American Association baseball)

Wichita 19 Sioux City Explorers 10

(major league baseball results)


Detroit      2  St. Louis      1, 10 Innings
Oakland      4  L.A. Dodgers   1
Pittsburgh   9  Minnesota      1
Washington   5  Tampa Bay      2
Boston       6  Miami          5


Colorado     4  Philadelphia   1

(N-B-A finals)

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James was named MVP of the NBA Finals after
leading the Miami Heat to the title in five games following a
convincing 121-106 win over Oklahoma City last night. It's the
second title in six seasons for the Heat but the first for James,
who led the rout with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists.






(high school softball)

Gehlen Catholic (17-9/10-5) 11 South O'Brien 1

(PAULLINA) -- Gehlen Catholic scored in every inning enrote to an 11-1 victory over South O'Brien in War Eagle Conference softball play at Paullina Friday night.  Abigail Krienert and Shannon Smith combined for five RBI's to lead the Lady Jays.  Krienert's two-run single in the third inning keyed a four-run frame that extended a 2-1 lead to 6-1.  Kreinert finished with three RBI's.  Abby Freking and Alison Schnepf paced an 11-hit attack with two hits each.  Amber Timmins threw a four-hitter in the pitching circle with two walks and seven strike outs.  Gehlen takes a 17-and-9 record and 10-and-5 W-E-C mark into Monday's match-up with top-rated Akron-Westfield at the Riverview Complex.  The game will be carried on KLEM.

(#6-3A)Estherville/Lincoln Central 5 (#1-1A)Akron-Westfield 1
Le Mars (22-6) 7 (#4-1A)Newell-Fonda 3
(#1-1A)Akron-Westfield (26-1) 1 (#4-4A)Bishop Heelan 0
Denison-Schleswig 10 Le Mars (22-7) 3

(SPENCER) -- The Le Mars Lady Bulldogs split a pair of games Friday at the talent-deep field Spencer Softball Invitational.  Le Mars, which fell from the ratings in Class 4A this week after losses to state-rated Estherville/Lincoln Central and Emmetsburg, rebounded with a 7-3 victory over number-four (1A) Newell-Fonda Friday afternoon.  Le Mars erased a 2-1 deficit with a five-run third inning, sparked by two-run singles by Madison Heidebrink and Emily Pick.  Heidebrink finished with two hits and two stolen bases while Pick drove in a third run with a sixth inning ground out.  Freshman Janessa Milbrodt picked up the win in the pitching circle with a five-hitter with seven strike outs.  In game two Friday night, Denison-Schleswig spoiled Freshman Jayme Kelly's varsity debut with a 10-3 win over Le Mars.  Kelly struggled with eight walks and surrendered nine hits in five innings of work.  Madison Heidebrink and Janessa Milbrodt had two hits each as Le Mars fell to 22-and-7 for the season.  Top-rated (1A) Akron-Westfield  suffered their first loss of the season, losing 5-1 to tenth-rated 9#a) Estherville/Lincoln Central.  The Westerners bounced back with a 1-0 win over fourth-rated (4A) Bishop Heelan to improve to 26-and-1.


(high school baseball)

Sioux City North 7 Le Mars (16-3) 2

(SIOUX CITY) -- Colan Borchers was roughed up for five runs on five hits in just two innings of work by Sioux City North Friday night as the Stars turned back Le Mars 7-2.  Evan Culver had two RBI's for the Stars.  Robert Neustrom got the win on the mound with a five-hit performance through five solid innings of work.  The Bulldogs fall to 16-and-3 as they head to Carroll Saturday and Sunday in the Kuemper Tournament.

Remsen St. Mary's 15 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 3
Spalding Catholic 7 Sioux Central 2
Gehlen Catholic (9-9) 3 Sioux Center 0
North Union 1 Unity Christian 4
(semifinals) Spalding Catholic 6 Remsen St. Mary's 5   /  North Union 3 Gehlen Catholic (9-10) 1

(GRANVILLE) -- Blake Wiltgen struck out 12 and limited Sioux Center to four hits to pitch Gehlen Catholic to a 3-0 win over the Warriors in the quarterfinal round of the Spalding Catholic Tournament.  The victory evens the Jays season record at 9-and-9.  North Union scored twice in the first inning and went onto beat Gehlen Catholic 3-1 in the semifinals Friday night.  The Jays were limited to just three hits by North Union's ace Brett Thackery.  Austin Herbst threw a three-hitter for the Jays with three walks and three strike outs.


(American Association baseball)

Wichita 13 Sioux City Explorers 4



(high school softball)

(#1-1A) Akron-Westfield (27-1) 4 (#2-2A)North Union 3, nine innings
(#1-1A)Akron-Westfield (28-1) 7 Le Mars (22-8) 2
Le Mars (23-8) 8 (#10-1A)Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 1

(SPENCER) -- Dana Hedlund and Brandi Davis combined on a four-hitter as top-rated (1A) Akron-Westfield beat Le Mars for the second time this month, 7-2 at the Spencer Invitational Saturday.  Janessa Milbrodt and Jayme Kelly, both freshman pitchers for Le Mars, combined to limit the hard-hitting Westerners to just three hits.  Four errors were costly however.  Brandi Davis had two RBI's for A-W.  Jess Van Otterloo and Holly Schneider had RBI hits for Le Mars.  Janessa Milbrodt fired a three-hitter with six strike outs in an 8-1 win over number-ten (1A) Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn in the Lady Bulldogs final game at the Spencer Invite Saturday afternoon.  A six-run third inning, sparked by Madison Heidebrink's two-run single, broke the game open.  Kylee Lang launched a two-run homer in the second inning for the first runs of the game.  Le Mars takes a 23-and-8 record into the final week of the regular season, facing Spirit Lake on the road Monday night.


(high school baseball)

3rd place game- Gehlen Catholic (10-10) 6 Remsen St. Mary's 5, eight innings

(GRANVILLE) -- Solomon Freking worked all eight innings and got the win as Gehlen Catholic won a see-saw extra inning battle with Remsen St. Mary's 6-5 Saturday afternoon in the third place game of the Spalding Catholic baseball tournament in Granville.  Freking gave up 11 hits but walked only one and struck out two.  Angel Chagolla knocked in two runs for the winners and Michael Whitehead had two hits and a RBI.  Gehlen is 10-and-10 for the season.

Le Mars (17-3) 4 (#1-1A)Council Bluffs St. Albert 3
(semifinals) (#3-1A)Lawton-Bronson 8 Le Mars (17-4) 0

(CARROLL) -- Le Mars opened play at the Kuemper Tournament in Carroll Saturday with a 4-3 upset victory over top-rated (1A) Council Bluffs St. Albert as Parker Rolfes checked the Falcons to four hits.  Rolfes walked five but struck out seven.  Rolfes also belted a two-run homer in the game for the key offensive blow of the game as the Bulldogs built a 4-0 lead through the first three innings.  All the Falcon runs came in the final two innings, including two in the bottom of the seventh to pull St. Albert to with a run before Rolfes could subdue the rally.  In the semifinals Saturday evening, number-three (1A) Lawton-Bronson shutout Le Mars 8-0 behind Luke Skinner's five-hitter.  Skinner walked five but struck out six.  Colan Borchers and Conner Delfs had two hits each for Le Mars.  The Bulldogs take a 17-and-4 record into Sunday's third place game.

(American Association baseball)

Wichita 5 Sioux City Explorers 2

(APFL indoor football)

Sioux City Bandits (12-0) 68 Kansas Koyotes 24






(high school baseball)

(3rd place game) Carroll 11 Le Mars (17-5) 0, five innings

(CARROLL) -- Hayden Ostrich threw a two-hit shutout against Le Mars Sunday as Carroll claimed third place in the Kuemper Catholic baseball tournament with an 11-0, five-inning victory.  Conner Delfs and Andy Heffner had the Bulldogs lone hits.  The Tigers scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and claimed a ten-run rule victory in the next half-inning.  Le Mars falls to 17-and-5 with the loss.  They'll travel to Spirit Lake Monday for Lakes Conference action.

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 5 Wichita 0


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