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Muskrats split with Washburn

Chase Gates is up to bat for the Muskrats, with teammate Henry Savelkoul leading off at first base, in the Muskrats’ non-conference game with Washburn played at Lansford.

By LaVonne Erickson

The MLSGKB Muskrats stepped out of regional play on Tuesday, May 3rd when they hosted Kip Erickson’s Washburn Cardinals in two five inning games.

MLSGKB held the Cardinals scoreless for four innings and allowed them to just score one run in the game in the top of the fifth. The Muskrats won the contest by a score of 4 to 1 as they scored three runs in the bottom of the first and another run in the bottom of the fourth.

On the mound and getting the win for the Muskrats was Dalton Moberg, with Henry Savelkoul behind the plate doing the catching.

Zane Wenstad at bat for the Muskrats.

For the game, Washburn scored their 1 run on 5 hits, committed 1 error, and left 9 base runners stranded on the bases. MLSGKB scored their 4 runs on 6 hits, committed 2 errors, and left 6 men stranded on the bases.

Credited with hits for the Muskrats were: Statler Olson - a double; Chase Gates - a single; Talon Thompson - a single and a double; Henry Savelkoul - a single; and Wyatt Schmidt - a single.

Talon Thompson was behind the plate catching for Zane Wenstad in the Muskrats’ second game against Washburn. On first base for the Muskrats is Clay Froseth.

The Cardinals came back and won the second game as they defeated the Muskrats 10 to 8. Washburn scored the first run of the game in the top of the first, but MLSGKB came back and scored two runs of their own to take the 2 to 1 lead. Washburn managed to regain the lead in the top of the third when they scored two runs and then added another two runs in the top of the fourth and five runs in the top of the fifth to give them the 10 to 2 lead. The Muskrats fought back and scored six runs in the bottom of that inning, but it wasn’t enough as Washburn went home with the 10 to 8 win.

Noah Kelly takes a swing at the ball in the Muskrats’ game with Washburn.

On the mound and taking the loss for the Muskrats was Zane Wenstad, with Talon Thompson behind the plate catching.

MLSGKB finished the game with 8 runs on 9 hits, committed 5 errors, and left 7 runners stranded on the bases. Washburn scored their 10 runs on 7 hits, committed 5 errors, and left 7 runners stranded on the bases.

Getting hits for the Muskrats in the game were: Henry Savelkoul, Chase Gates, Dalton Moberg, and Berkley Santos, all with a single; Statler Olson - two singles; Clay Froseth - two singles; and Talon Thompson a triple.

KBMLS takes two games from Central McLean

Hallie Schmidt heads to first after getting a hit, as teammate, Becca Schoenberg crosses home base to score for KBMLS in their game against Central McLean.

By LaVonne Erickson

On Monday, May 2nd, the Kenmare/Bowbells/Mohall Lansford Sherwood Kamels hosted Central McLean for a regional doubleheader.

Central McLean started off the game with three runs in the top of the first inning, but by the end of that inning the game was tied at 3 to 3 as KBMLS scored three runs of their own. The game remained tied until the top of the third when Central McLean scored two runs to go up 5 to 3. However, their lead didn’t last long as KBMLS came up big in the bottom of that inning scoring a total of 9 runs to make it a 12 to 5 game in favor of the Kamels. KBMLS’s defense held Central McLean scoreless for the next two innings while putting two runs on the board for themselves in the bottom of the fourth and came up with the winning run in the bottom of the fifth to end the game by the 10-run rule. Final score was 15 to 5.

Winning battery for KBMLS was Calli Brackenbury, pitcher, and Hallie Schmidt, catcher.

KBMLS finished the game scoring their 15 runs on 8 hits, committed 5 errors, and left 6 girls stranded on the bases. Central McLean scored their 5 runs on 8 hits, committed 3 errors, and left 10 base runners stranded on the bases.

Kayla Mortensen crosses home plate and is met by her teammates after getting a home run which scored herself, Hayley Southam, and Allison Voigt.

Getting hits for KBMLS in the game were: McKayla Neubauer - a grand slam home run; Janie Savelkoul - a single; Hallie Schmidt - a single; Hayley Southam - a double; Allison Voigt - a single and a triple; and Kayla Mortensen - a three run homer.

The KBMLS Kamels also won the second game of the doubleheader as they beat Central McLean by a score of 9 to 3.

On the mound and getting the win for KBMLS was Janie Savelkoul, with Annika Christenson, catching.

KBMLS finished out the game scoring their 9 runs on 8 hits, committed 6 errors, and left 5 girls stranded on the bases. Central McLean scored their 3 runs on just 1 hit, committed 6 errors, and left 8 girls stranded on the bases.

Earning hits in this game for the Kamels were: McKenzie Foltyn - a single; Janie Savelkoul - a single; Hannah Hagen - two singles; Destiny Hardy - a single; and Bailee Moorhead - three singles.

Varsity Track and Field
Rugby Meet

The MLS boys’ and girls’ varsity track and field teams took part in the Rugby Invitational Track and Field Meet on Saturday, April 30th. Results for the Mavericks from that meet were:


Skylar McLain: 4th in Discus, and 5th in Shot Put.


Jacob Gates: 4th in High Jump; and 4th in Long Jump.

400 Meter Relay: 7th - Stephen Ellingson, Dillon Mortensen, Riley Strand, and Jacob Gates.

800 Meter Relay: 6th - Stephen Ellingson, Dillon Mortensen, Riley Strand, and Jacob Gates.

MLS 6th graders win the Mohall Tournament

MLS won the 6th grade tournament held in Mohall on Saturday, April 30th. Team members are left to right, back row: Lauren Steeves, Ryan Morlock, Tyler Woloson, Coach Wally Beckman, Jacob Undlin, Matthew Brendsel, Cordell Klokstad, Alex Kopichanski, Gannon Hall, and Kylie Abernathey. Front row, left to right: Parker Johnson, Luke Steeves, Levi Lenton, Joe Savelkoul, Blake Nehring, and Steele Olson.

The Mohall Lansford Sherwood School District hosted a boy’s 6th grade basketball tournament on Saturday, April 30th with games being played in both the old gym and the Donald M. Kolbo Auditorium at the MLS-Mohall School.

Opening round games began that morning at 9:00 a.m.

In the Mavericks’ first game, MLS defeated Minot Ryan 44 to 20. Scoring for the Mavericks: Jacob Undlin 13, Tyler Woloson 10, Joe Savelkoul 8, Matthew Brendsel 6, Ryan Morlock 4, Steele Olson 2, and Gannon Hall 1.

Other opening round games had Velva edging Bottineau 20 to 18; Kenmare beat Surrey 26 to 13; and DesLacs/Burlington nipped Lewis and Clark/Berthold by a score of 18 to 17.

Results from the consolation round:

Semi-Finals: Minot Ryan beat Bottineau by a score of 33 to 22; and Lewis and Clark/Berthold got past Surrey 28 to 25.

The 7th place game was won by Surrey as they beat Bottineau, however, that score was not available.

Lewis and Clark/Berthold went home with the 5th place hardware, as they beat Minot Ryan 23 to 15.

Semi-final results in the winner’s bracket:

Mohall beat Velva 46 to 22. Scoring for the Mavericks: Joe Savelkoul 12, Jacob Undlin 9, Gannon Hall 8, Ryan Morlock 5, Steele Olson 2, Tyler Woloson 2, Levi Lenton 2, Luke Steeves 2, Cordell Klokstad 2, and Parker Johnson 2.

The other semi-final game was won by DesLacs/Burlington as they knocked off Kenmare 33 to 16.

Velva won the 3rd place game, as they defeated Kenmare 24 to 21.

The championship game was won by the MLS Mavericks, as they beat DesLacs/Burlington 38 to 25. Scoring for the Mavericks: Jacob Undlin 14, Joe Savelkoul 6, Steele Olson 6, Gannon Hall 6, Luke Steeves 2, and Levi Lenton 2.

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