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Area Sports Roundup: Sept. 5, 2022

Jamie Quesnel captured the Labor Day Classic Golf Tournament on Monday at GreatLIFE Worthington, firing a three-under-par 68 to post a five-shot victory over second-place-finisher Michael Hoxter.

Quesnel, of Lakeville, wrapped up his fourth career Labor Day Classic victory on Monday. He previously won the tourney in 2008, 2013 and 2014.

Finishing behind Hoxler, of Sioux Falls, in third place at five-over-par was Stephen Rubis of Apple Valley. Taking fourth in Monday afternoon’s final-four championship round was Bret Taylor of Booneville, Iowa at +14.


The Minnesota West Bluejays football team fell behind 22-0 in the first quarter Saturday afternoon and couldn’t recover as they were defeated 44-19 on the road by North Dakota State College of Science.

Brock Starley tossed a 31-yard TD pass to Ian Stamer just 14 seconds into the second quarter to close Minnesota West to within 22-7, but NDCSCS followed with a pair of touchdowns to build a 34-7 advantage. The Bluejays completed a 15-play, 65 yard drive with 26 seconds left before halftime when Starley threw a scoring pass to Stamer from one yard out, making it a 34-13 game at intermission.

NDSCS got a touchdown on its opening drive of the third quarter to make it 42-13. A third Starley TD pass, this time to Stephen Lewis, made it 42-19 later in the third, but a Starley pass on the subsequent two-point conversion attempt was picked off and taken all the way back for two defensive points for the home team.

Starley passed for 228 yards in the game for Minnesota West, now 0-2 this season. Lewis was the Jays’ leading receiver with six catches for 81 yards. Minnesota West rushed for just six total yards on 23 carries in the game.

Defensively, Tate Gaul and Ke’Untay Felton has five unassisted tackles and four assisted to pace the Bluejays. Minnesota West is once again on the road this Saturday, as it plays Mesabi Range.


In high school soccer Friday night, the Worthington High School boys soccer team improved to 5-0 on the season with a 5-0 victory at Waseca.

The Trojans got goals from Alan Flores and Bayron Echeverria in the first half to take a 2-0 lead at intermission. Danny Banegas had a pair of goals in the second half and Kaine Vela also scored for the seventh-ranked-in-the-state Trojans.

WHS will play its next match on Thursday on the road at New Ulm.


In girls action, the Trojans had three good opportunities to score their initial goal of the season, but wound up dropping a 9-0 decision at home to Waseca. The girls will next play Tuesday at home against Sioux Falls Christian.

In high school football Friday night, it was:

Sibley Ocheyedan 15, Okoboji 6 Spirit Lake 47, Forest City 0 Sheldon 17, South O’Brien 0 Western Christian 27, Boyden Hull Rock Valley 20 Central Lyon George Little Rock 42, Sergeant Bluff Luton 0 Hartley Melvin Sanborn 50, Gehlen Catholic 35 West Lyon 43, Estherville Lincoln Central 14 Harris-Lake Park 49, Northwood Kensett 0 Renville County West 52, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 12

Edgerton 48, Madelia 16

Martin County West 40, St. James Area 7

Marshall 10, Fairmont 0

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