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Tuesday's Results: St. Croix Central, Osceola win MBC track titles; Somerset is boys golf champion

St. Croix Central senior Trevor Nelson set a school record in the triple jump in his win at the Middle Border Conference meet.

Three teams were crowned as Middle Border Conference champions on Tuesday, despite weather that was severely uncooperative.

St. Croix Central and Osceola won MBC track championships, while Somerset narrowly won the MBC boys golf title. The weather conditions forced suspension of the MBC boys tennis championships.

Central overpowered the competition to win the MBC girls track title. Central's girls rolled up 147 points in winning the title. Osceola finished second with 117.5 points and New Richmond was third with 102 points.

Osceola and New Richmond waged a fierce battle for the boys track championship. Last year the Chieftains edged the Tigers by five points for the title. This year's team competition was even closer, with Osceola winning by two points. The Chieftains finished with 159 points, compared to 157 points for the Tigers.

St. Croix Central girls won the title by dominating the action on the track. Senior Katheryn Holter won the 100 and 200 meter dashes. The Panthers picked up a huge amount of points in the distance races, led by junior Liv Moll, who won championships in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter races.

In the 2017 MBC boys golf championships played at Ellsworth, the New Richmond boys won the tournament championship by shooting a 331 score. That was four strokes ahead of Somerset and Amery, which tied for second place at 335. New Richmond senior Tom McKinney was the medalist at the conference tournament, shooting a 75. Somerset senior Alex Lahde finished second at 76.

The second place finish allowed Somerset to win the overall conference championship by the slimmest of possible margins. Somerset won the team title with 72 points, compared to 71 for New Richmond. 

Amery's Thomas Christensen finished as the overall season champion with 87 points. McKinney was second in the individual season standings, with Somerset's Austin Perry finishing in third.

Tuesday was not an optimal day to try playing the Middle Border Conference boys tennis tournament. The start of the tournament was delayed for several hours at the New Richmond courts because of the early rain, with play beginning at 1 p.m. But the second wave of rain that came through around 5 p.m. forced postponement of the tournament, with most brackets in the semifinal round.

Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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