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Blooming Prairie Golfer Tommy Braaten Ties School Record

Blooming Prairie senior Tommy Braaten shot a 71 at Waseca’s Lakeside Course on Monday, tying a school record reached two other times, according to coach Cory Hendrickson.

Braaten’s 71 equaled a mark set by Mike Ressler in 1987 and repeated by Steven Busho in 2004. Braaten earned the medalist honor Monday with his even-par score. Lucas Noble took fourth with a 77. Blooming Prairie shot 328 to finish second behind Waseca’s 320. The meet was a tuneup for the Gopher Conference meet, scheduled for the same course this Thursday. The Awesome Blossoms will be trying to catch Maple River later this week. Hendrickson says the Eagles have a 12-stroke lead over BP based on regular season matches.

On the girls side, Blooming Prairie’s Taylor Christianson shot 85 to win the medalist award. Jessica Ressler was sixth with 97.

Hendrickson said, “Today was a warm up for Thursday’s end-of-the-year Gopher Conference 18-hole tournament. Some of our golfers are starting to peak at the right time of the season and hopefully that continues through the conference and section meets over the next couple of weeks.”

Owatonna’s girls golfers played a weather-shortened event Monday, finishing fourth at a quad at Austin. Team scores were Mayo 164, Albert Lea 179, Austin 189 and Owatonna 226.

Huskies baseball dropped a 12-0 game to Rochester Mayo on Monday at Fuller Field in a makeup game. The Spartans scored eight runs in the fourth inning, leading to the five-inning victory. OHS goes to Faribault on Tuesday for a 4:30PM game at Bell Field. The time change to an earlier start was announced Tuesday morning.

NRHEG spotted Blooming Prairie a first-inning run then went on to a 7-2 victory on the baseball diamond in New Richland. Jack Schultz fanned nine and surrendered seven hits. WEM jumped ahead of Medford and scored a 10-3 win. Stewartville blanked Triton 3-0. The Cobras had a bases-loaded, no-one-out scenario in the third inning but failed to score.

NRHEG softball rallied late past Blooming Prairie for a 4-1 win. The Panthers scored in the first inning. The teams single runs in the fifth. NRHEG plated a pair in the sixth for the win.

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