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ELGIN, Minn. — Cotter caught fire in the fifth inning as it defeated Chatfield 5-0 to win the Section 1AA East sub-section softball championship on Thursday in Elgin, Minn.

The Ramblers scored all five of their runs in the fifth inning, including a three-run home run by Alison French.

The offensive outburst marked a major change of pace for games between the Ramblers and Gophers after the four previous matchups had resulted in 1-0 finishes.

Isabel Northrop pitched a complete-game 2-hitter, striking out 14.

Cotter plays Rochester Lourdes in the Section 1AA semifinals on Tuesday.

Section 1AAA

Winona 10, K-M 0

AUSTIN, Minn. — The Winhawks made easy work of Kasson-Mantorville in their first game in the Section 1AAA Tournament at Todd Park in Austin, Minn.

Annika Anderson pitched a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts in six innings in the circle and was 3-for-4 at the plate.

Lauryn Hamernik was 2-for-5 with double and four RBIs, while Paige Grafton was 2-for-3.

Winona is back in action against Northfield back at Todd Park on Tuesday.

BASEBALL

WIAA Division 3

regional quarterfinals

Arcadia 4, C-FC 2

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. — Arcadia jumped out to an early lead and Cochrane-Fountain City never caught up.

The Raiders scored three runs in the top of the first and supplemented their tally with one run in the second.

Nathan Breska was 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and a run at the plate for Arcadia and got the win on the mound, allowing two runs on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks.

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Jake Waters and Noah Schank had RBIs for the Raiders, while Chase Patzner, Brody Larson and Tyler Berg scored runs.

Dresden Lambert was 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI for the Pirates.

Arcadia will now play top-seeded Viroqua on Tuesday.

TRACK AND FIELD

Big 9 Conference meet

Carter Briggs and Colten Brand continued their stellar season at the Big 9 Conference Meet on Thursday.

Briggs and Brand finished first (4:23.40) and second (4:23.86) in the 1600 and second (9:54.62) and third (9:57.32) in the 3200 to earn All-conference honors.

They weren’t the only Winona distance runner that did well. On the girls side, Anni Skillicorn earned All-conference thanks to a second-place finish in the 1600 (5:07.88) and a third-place finish in the 3200 (11:48.10). Emily Carrie took seventh in the 3200 (

Winona sprinters Anissa Lee and Marquetta Berlin-Burns continued their impressive season as well.

Lee’s coming out party continued, as she finished second in both the 100 (12.53) and 200 (25.84). Berlin-Burns was right behind her finishing third in the 100 (12.60) and fourth in the 200 (26.21). They were also a part of the 400 relay team that finished second (50.03).

Terrell Hall finished fourth in the 100 (11.51) and fifth in the 200 (23.11) to lead the Winona sprinters on the boys side.

Chloe Hughes took sixth in the 300 hurdles (49.27) while Carolline Dahlke took fourth in the discus (102-00).

LOCAL

Amateur Baseball

Whitehall Wolves 10, Winona Chiefs 7

WHITEHALL, Wis. — The Winona Chiefs opened up their 2019 season with a 10-7 loss.

The Wolves smashed 15 hits and five home runs. Four starters registering two or more hits with two more RBI.

The Chiefs scored six runs in the seventh. David French led the offense going 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

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