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Tuesday's Results: New Richmond girls soccer is MBC champion; Osceola sweeps MBC track titles

The New Richmond, Somerset and St. Croix Central 400 meter relay teams ran side-by-side at the 2018 Middle Border Conference track meet in Osceola on Tuesday.1 / 5
New Richmond sophomore Joe Powers (second from left) took second place in the 110 high hurdles at the conference meet.2 / 5
One of the closest finishes in the Middle Border Conference meet came in the boys 100 meters. St. Croix Central's Frank Holter (second from right) edged out New Richmond's Cole Birch (center) for the championship.3 / 5
New Richmond's Mallorie Brinkman and St. Croix Central's Claire Moll are shown competing in the 400 meter dash at the conference meet.4 / 5
St. Croix Central senior Nathan Strader was the champion in the pole vault event at the 2018 Middle Border Conference meet.5 / 5

Middle Border Conference championships were decided Tuesday in track and girls soccer, and Wednesday, MBC titles will be determined in boys golf and boys tennis.

The New Richmond girls soccer team locked up the MBC championship with a homefield 10-0 win against Amery on Tuesday. The Tigers went unbeaten through the 2018 MBC season. This was an emotional Parents Night for the Tigers. At halftime, the Tigers released 13 balloons in honor of teammate Megan Bennig, who last October. Bennig wore jersey #13 with the Tigers.

In the Middle Border Conference track meet, Osceola swept the team championships. The battle for the boys title was hotly contested between Osceola and St. Croix Central. Osceola captured the title with 144 points, compared to 141 for the Panthers. Amery was third in the boys results with 113 points, followed by New Richmond with 107.5 and Somerset with 73.

In the girls team competition, Osceola ran away with the title. The Chieftains scored 166 points, with St. Croix Central in second at 137 and New Richmond in third with 99.5.

St. Croix Central had a number of individual champions in the meet. For the girls, senior Liv Moll won two titles, in the 800 and 1,600. Also winning events were Marie Hamlin in the 3,200, Mia Krogseng in the high jump and Kolbi Juen in the triple jump. For the Panther boys, Frank Holter won the 100 meters, Nathan Strader won the pole vault and Zac Bringgold won the high jump.

New Richmond had three event wins, all in the boys meet. Brandon Haag topped the 300 hurdles and Dylan Minke won the 200 and 400 dashes. Minke drew one of the biggest fan reactions, making up a huge amount of ground in the home stretch to win the 400 meters.

Somerset had a pair of two-event winners in the field events. James Schachtner won the long jump and triple jump for the Spartan boys, with Eve Goldstein winning the shot put and discus throw.

The Middle Border Conference boys tennis championship will be determined Wednesday with the second day of the two-day MBC tournament at Baldwin-Woodville. The New Richmond Golf Club will be the location for the MBC boys golf tournament on Wednesday.

In other events Tuesday:

-- The New Richmond baseball team moved to 5-0 in the MBC with a 9-1 win over Amery. Reece Lucas pitched the Tigers to victory, allowing two hits in five innings. Amery won the non-conference game that followed, 6-3.

-- The Somerset girls soccer team went to Altoona and scored a 10-0 victory. Senior Anna Rybacki led the charge with five goals.

-- The New Richmond softball team played a close game, but lost at Baldwin-Woodville, 9-4.

More results will be added as they are received.

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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