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FAST FORWARD: A Look At What’s Ahead In Local Sports

Wolverines open playoffs at home

The high school spring playoffs get underway this week. For the Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey fastpitch and baseball teams, the start of the post-season will mean one final chance to play on the home turf. In Section 2A fastpitch, the Wolverines received the fourth seed and a first-round bye. MLAC will open the playoffs Thursday in Mt. Lake, facing either fifth-seeded Sleepy Eye or 12th-seeded Madelia. Action at the Munson Field softball complex begins at 5 p.m.

For more on this story, see the May 22, 2019 Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Girls fall to league, section frontrunners

The Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey fastpitch team couldn’t climb out of an early hole Friday afternoon, falling 7-5 at Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s in the regular-season finale. St. Mary’s led 5-1 after three innings and held a 7-1 lead going into the final inning before MLAC rallied for four runs. MLAC got on the board in the top of the second when Brooke Naas singled, advanced on a wild pitch and a fly ball out and scored when Destiny Sybounheuan reached on an error.

For more on this story, see the May 22, 2019 Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Boys fourth at RRC

Southwest Christian/Edgerton swept the team titles Thursday at the Red Rock Conference track and field meet, held at Slayton. For the boys, SWCE scored 140 team points. Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey was fourth with 73 points. The SWCE girls scored 157 points. MLAC was seventh with 28 points.

For more on this story, see the May 22, 2019 Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Girls golfers top Falcons

The Mt. Lake Area girls and Springfield boys claimed victories in a golf triangular Thursday at Farmers Golf and Health Club in Sanborn. MLAC’s girls scored a 223 for the win. Red Rock Central finished with a 238.

For more on this story, see the May 22, 2019 Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Wolverines head to playoffs with sweep

Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey jumped to early leads in both games of a doubleheader Thursday, earning a sweep over Madelia at Mt. Lake. The Wolverines won the opener 8-1, then claimed the nightcap 7-4. In the opener, MLAC jumped to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Brett Willaby scored on an error and Regan Syverson hit a two-run single. MLAC added a run in the fifth on a Mace Herrig groundout. Then, in the sixth, Drake Harder scored on a passed ball and Abe Stoesz and Zach Spinks drove in runs on sacrifice flies. Willaby added a basesloaded walk in the seventh.

For more on this story, see the May 22, 2019 Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.