SPARTAN ROUND-UP: Golf team hosts invite
Scott Archambeau tied for fourth place to lead the Superior High School boys golf team to a fourth-place finish in its own Spartan Invitational Wednesday at the Nemadji Golf Course.
Archambeau carded a 79, along with Ben Emmel of Duluth Denfeld. Chase Hoople of Chippewa Falls was the medalist with a 76. Ben Resnick of Rice Lake and Brady Sephenson of Washburn tied for second with 77s.
River Falls won the 11-team event with a score of 327. A log jam followed with Eau Claire Memorial next at 333; followed by Chippewa Falls, 334; and Superior, 335.
Other Spartan scores were: Taylor Burger, 83; Grant Sorensen, 86; Joey Eliason, 87; Ethan Buhr, 91; and Trevor Dalbec, 102.
Superior golfs again in the Scott Miller Invitational today and Saturday in Hayward.
The Spartans will then play in the Stillwater Invitational at 2 p.m. Monday.
Superior Spartan Invitational
At Nemadji Golf Course
1. River Falls, 327; 2. Eau Claire Memorial, 333; 3. Chippewa Falls, 334; 4. Superior, 335; 5. Ashland, 343; 6. Duluth Denfeld, 350; 7. Rice Lake, 357, 8. Cloquet No. 1, 367; 9. Duluth Marshall, 367; 10. Cloquet No. 2 374; 11. Washburn, 424.
Top 10 Individuals
1. Chase Hoople, CF, 76; 2. (tie) Ben Resnick, RL, and Brady Stephenson, Wash, 77; 4. (tie) Scott Archambeau, Sup, and Ben Emmel, DD, 79; 6 (tie). Matt Fladten, ECN, and Gavin Douglas, Ashland, 80s; 8. (tie) Jaxon Knotek, RF, and Blake Skoggin, RF, 82s; 10. Taylor Hakes, CF, 82.
Superior High School
Boys Golf Roster
Coaches — Dan Schulz and Brad Larson
Senior — Seth Lamoreaux.
Juniors — Scott Archambeau, Ethan Buhr, Keifer Eales, Chase Elder, Sam Kline.
Sophomores — Brady Heytens, Gabriel Anderson, Joseph Eliason, Kobie Kmecik.
Freshmen — Chase Archambeau, Taylor Burger, Trevor Dalbec, Spencer Heinbuch, Ian Johnson, Jackson Krull, Cayden Laurvick, Dayton Podvin, Keagan Rice, Grant Sorenson, Caden Willie.
The Spartans lost twice at Rice Lake Monday by scores of 5-3 and 4-2.
Brandi Goldberg and Erin Thompson hit home runs for the Spartans, who played at Duluth East Thursday.
Johanna Hrdlicka was the winning pitcher in both games for Rice Lake (10-2-1).
Claire Dostal had two hits and Brooke Scheurer and Megan Fell tripled to lead the Warrior bats in the first game. Scheurer had three hits and Sam Soley two RBIs in the second game.
Up next for Superior (6-5) is the 23rd annual Becker (Minn.) tournament on Saturday.
Quarterfinal games at 10 a.m. Saturday include Anoka vs. St. Michael-Albertville, Rocori vs. Lakeville North, Superior vs. New Ulm, and Becker vs. Park Center.
Organizers believe the field this year may be the best ever with three teams currently ranked in Minnesota and three teams that advanced to last year’s Minnesota state tournament.
Anoka (8-1) is currently ranked No. 1 among 4A schools; Rocori (8-0) is No. 3 and Becker (8-1) is No. 5 in 3A.
NOTE: The Spartans defeated Duluth East 9-0 on Tuesday.
Walks and errors proved costly for the Superior High School baseball team in a 7-4 loss to Duluth Denfeld Tuesday evening at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex.
Spartan pitchers walked six batters with three of them eventually scoring runs and Superior’s two errors helped the Hunters score the go-ahead runs in the sixth inning.
Gunnar Johnson and Keith Montgomery pitched for the Spartans, allowing six hits with six strikeouts and six walks.
Brody Russell was the complete-game winner for Denfeld, allowing six hits with four strikeouts and three walks.
Jarrod Smith and Ben Gibson tripled and Cody Brown drove in two runs for the Hunters, who are in first place in the Lake Superior Conference with a 4-0 record.
Johnson had a RBI triple and a single for Superior. Montgomery added two hits, Brett Austin had an RBI single and three stolen bases, and Alex Kaske singled.
Denfeld took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Gibson tripled and stole home.
Superior took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the second.
Montgomery singled and scored on Johnson’s triple. After Johnson scored on Austin’s single, Austin stole three straight bases, the last when he scored on a successful double steal.
Denfeld tied the game in the fourth. After loading the bases on walks, Johnson struck out two batters, but Brown followed with a two-run single.
The Hunters took a 4-3 lead in the fifth when Jarrod Smith walked and scored on Adam Shykes double and then made it 7-3 with a three-run sixth inning.
Superior’s final run came in the seventh when Kaske singled and eventually scored on an error.
Superior, which lost to Duluth Marshall 6-4 in eight innings Thursday, plays at Proctor at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
SPARTAN SPIN: The Spartan JV defeated Duluth Denfeld 8-0. Spencer Udeen started and pitched five innings for the win, allowing one hit while striking out seven. Conner Fonger pitched the last two innings allowing no hits, one walk and striking out two. The Spartans had seven hits, with Mason Moen leading the way with a double, single and two RBIs. Fonger, Isaac Rios, Max Curtis, Drake Samarzia and Udeen had one hit apiece.
Duluth Denfeld.............. 010 213 0 — 7 6 1
Superior...................... 030 000 1 — 4 6 2
The Spartans came up short in a 4-3 loss to Ashland Tuesday at SHS tennis courts.
Shaun Petrovich was Superior’s lone singles winner with a 6-1, 6-7, 10-5 win over Carson Honkala in the No. 2 slot.
The Spartans other two wins came in doubles matches — Kaleb Ullan and Dylon Ion swept Steven Koehler and Eric Korpela, 6-4, 6-3; and Jack Androsky and Alex Beebe downed Casey Hiltz and Orion Pergolski, 7-5, 6-2.
The Spartans are at Cloquet at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Ashland 4, Superior 3
Singles — Porter Beilfuss, A, def. Kyle Gondik 6-1, 6-0
Shaun Petrovich, SHS, def. Carson Honkala 6-1, 6-7, 10-5
Erik Van Horn, A, def. June Jang 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Ben Mikkonen, A, def. Reed Rhenstrand 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Austin Rasmussen/Jared Tollas, A, def. Grant Anderson/Matt Larsen 6-2, 6-1
Kaleb Ullan/Dylon Ion, SHS, def. Steven Koehler/Eric Korpela 6-4, 6-3
Jack Androsky/Alex Beebe, SHS, def. Casey Hiltz/Orion Pergolski 7-5, 6-2
Track and field
The Spartan boys finished first and the girls were second at the Duluth Denfeld Quad Tuesday evening at Public Schools Stadium.
The Spartan boys won 10 events, led by Brendan French, who finished first in the 110 and 300 hurdles and Nathan Ferrando, who won the 800 and long jump.
Josiah McDonald won the shot put, Joseph Miller won the discus, and Superior swept the relays by winning the 400, 800, 1,600 and 3,200 events.
The Spartan girls had five winners, led by Daisy White, who won the shot put and discus. Payton Gentry won the 100 hurdles, Carlee Noonan won the pole vault, and Caroline Becker won the high jump.
Superior is back in action at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Esko Invitational, followed by the Rice Lake Invitational at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Boys Team Scores
1. Superior, 122; 2. Duluth Denfeld, 74; 3. Duluth Marshall, 30; 4. Duluth East, 23.
3,200-meter relay — Superior, 9:06; 110 hurdles — Brendan French, SHS, 19.4; 100 meters — Jonathan Burt, DM, 11.3; 800 relay — Superior, 1:39.5; 1,600 — Evan Ruikka, DM, 5:04; 400 relay — Superior, 45.7; 400 — Burt, DM, 51.9; 300 hurdles — French, SHS, 43.8; 800 — Nathan Ferrando, SHS, 2:13.9; 200 — Burt, DM, 23.8; 3,200 — Joseph Kebbekus, 11:05.3; 1,600 relay — Superior, 3:43.3; long jump — Ferrando, SHS, 18-09.5; triple jump — Brendan Hill, DD, 37-02.75; shot put — Josiah McDonald, SHS, 36-10; pole vault — Derek Huston, DD, 10-06; high jump — Matthew Campbell, DE, 5-03; discus — Joseph Miller, SHS, 102-06.
Girls Team Scores
1. Duluth Denfeld, 107; 2. Superior, 94; 3. Duluth Marshall, 45; 4. Duluth East, 23.
3,200-meter relay —Denfeld, 11:01; 100 hurdles — Payton Gentry, SHS, 18.7; 100 meters — Samantha Mark, DM, 13.1;800 relay — Duluth Marshall, 1:54.7; 1,600 — Phoebe Koski, DE, 5:37.5; 400 relay — Duluth Denfeld, 54.5; 400 — Rachel Yagoda, DD, 1:06; 300 hurdles — Alyvia Dobs, DD, 52.0; 800 — Ashlee Siegle, DM, 2:38.3; 200 — Isabelle Stauber, DM, 29.0; 3,200 — Riley Pohl, DD, 12:40.6; 1,600 relay — Duluth Denfeld, 4:35.8; long jump — Yagoda, DD, 14-07.5; triple jump — Jenna Maciver, DD, 29-06.75; shot put — Daisy White, SHS, 32-05; pole vault — Carlee Noonan, SHS, 8-06; high jump — Caroline Becker, SHS, 4-08; discus — White, SHS, 101-11.