All games will be played at Franklin Rodgers Park in Mankato, Minn.
From Staff Reports
UMAC baseball tournament
The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference baseball tournament is this Thursday through Saturday in Duluth, Minn.
St. Scholastica is the No 1. seed and will play No. 4 Northland College in the first round. No. 2 Bethany Lutheran College will play No. 3 Northwestern College in the other first round game.
All games will be played at Wallace Wade Stadium.
From Staff Reports
Presentation junior named to UMAC
Presentation College junior infielder Michelle Stratton was named to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference First-Team on Monday.
Stratton was the lone Saints’ player on either the first team or honorable mention team. She led PC in batting average (.371), slugging percentage (.661), on base percentage (.406), hits (46), RBIs (44), home runs (7) and total bases (82).
Northwestern College won the team sportsmanship award, an accolade that is selected by the UMAC coaches to best represent sportsmanship throughout the entire season. Each team had one representative on the individual sportsmanship award list. Stephanie Mastel was PC's representative.
From Staff Reports
Matt Donlan signed a national letter of intent to play for the South Dakota State men’s basketball team next season. The 6-foot-6 Donlan comes to SDSU from Capital Christian High School in Sacramento, Calif., where he averaged 17.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game as a senior in 2011-12 in leading the Cougars to a Sac-Joaquin section championship with a 27-6 record.
Six-foot-11, 230-pound center Chris Larson will transfer from the University of Oregon to the St. Cloud State men’s basketball team. Larson was a redshirt junior for the Ducks last season. Prior to last season at Oregon, Larson played two seasons at Black Hawk Community College in Moline, Ill. In his final season at the junior college, he averaged 6.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game.
Jamestown College senior and Britton-Hecla graduate Robert Nelson finished second in the discus throw and sixth in the shot put this past weekend at the Ron Masanz Invitational at Moorhead, Minn. He had a mark of 152-2 in the discus and a toss of 43-6 in the shot put.
Goshen (Ind.) College junior and Timber Lake graduate Sam Jones recently won the high jump at the Mid-Central College Conference meet in Upland, Ind. His winning jump of 6-foot-7 broke his own prior Goshen College record in the high jump. Jones was one of three competitors to clear 6-feet-7, a provisional qualifying mark for the NAIA Outdoor Championships to be held in late May.
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The Austin Suther File
Family: Wayne and DeAnn Suther; brothers, Adam (30), Alex (24); sister, Adrienne (28).
High school: Suther graduated from Langford in 2008, where he was an outstanding football, basketball and track and field performer for the Lions. He was a three-time state champion in track and field in the long jump, the 200-meter dash and as a member of the 400-meter relay team.
College: Suther will graduate from Northern State in spring 2013 with a degree in secondary education and history.
Most memorable athletic accomplishment: “Either the state championships in track or just playing in the state basketball championship my senior year.”
Up next: Suther will compete in his last Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference track and field meet this Friday and Saturday in Bismarck, N.D.: “We are just going to come out and try running as hard and as good as we can,” Suther said about his last conference meet. “We have got some good teams — Mankato, Moorhead and Augie — they all have just phenomenal teams and the boys are just really good. You have to go out and run your hardest and hope for the best.”