1. Park 1. Forest Lake 3. Maple Grove 4. Lakeville North 5. Chanhassen 6. Shakopee 7. Centennial 7. Farmington 9. Stillwater 9. East Ridge Others receiving votes: Elk River, Eastview, Rosemount, New Prague, Champlin Park, North, Rogers, Woodbury.
1. Maple Lake 2. Rochester Lourdes 3. Pipestone Area 4. Cotter/Hope Lutheran 5. Zumbrota-Mazeppa 6. Park Rapids Area 7. Chatfield 7. Norwood-Young America 9. Thief River Falls 9. Annandale 9. Le Sueur-Henderson Others receiving votes: Esko, St. Peter, St. Cloud Cathedral, Moose Lake/Willow River, Sauk Centre, St. Agnes, Virginia.
Class 1A Softball Rankings4/29/2019
1. Randolph 2. New York Mills 3. Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's 4. Cherry 5. NCE/UH Titans 6. New Ulm Cathedral 7. Badger/GB-MR 8. Edgerton/SW MN Christian 9. Hayfield 10. Kimball Area Others receiving votes: Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, Carlton, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Brandon-Evansville, Sebeka, Browerville, Cleveland, Wabasha-Kellogg, Red Lake Falls.
Early-Season Baseball, Softball Stars Stand Out4/29/2019
A baseball hitter from Litchfield, a pitcher from Wadena-Deer Creek and a softball pitcher from Browerville/Eagle Valley are making headlines as the MSHSL spring seasons begin to heat up with April turning to May.
Litchfield senior Owen Boerema (pictured) had two hits in a recent 10-2 victory over Kimball, which gave him a state-record streak with hits in 34 consecutive games. The previous record had stood for 36 years; 33 games by Deer River's Tim Gullickson.
On the mound, Wadena-Deer Creek senior Justin Dykhoff opened the season by throwing three no-hitters in his first four starts. Through those four games Justin allowed only one hit and zero runs in 24 1/3 innings, while also picking up one save as the Wolverines got off to a 7-0 start.
And in softball, Browerville/Eagle Valley sophomore pitcher Marissa Callahan had a no-hitter, a one-hitter and a two-hitter with 29 total strikeouts in three wins last week. She hasn't given up a run in 24 innings.
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