Local Sports Notebook: Wohlford excels as a college lacrosse goalie

Rochester's Garrett Wohlford has been honored for his lacrosse play at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon.

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Garrett Wohlford, shown here in his senior year at Century, excelled as a freshman goalie for the Concordia University Wisconsin men's lacrosse team in 2016.

Rochester's Garrett Wohlfordhas been honored for his lacrosse play at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon.

Wohlford is a freshman goalie at Concordia. He has been named the Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference. He was also named first-team All-Conference.

Wohlford, a Century grad, led the conference in save percentage (59.8) and helped Concordia rank as the second-best defensive team in the league (45 goals allowed). He was ranks fourth nationally in Division III in save percentage (.611) and 21st in goals against average (7.63).

Wohlford started all 17 games in goal and set the program's game record for saves with a 21-save performance during a 23-12 road victory over Beloit. He helped Concordia finish 12-5.



Hayfield's Tyler Nelsonrecently completed his record-setting baseball career at Division II Bemidji State University.

Nelson started 49 of the team's 50 games this year and was named first-team All-Conference in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. He was also named to the Academic All-NSIC team.

Nelson batted a stellar .434 this season and set a single-season school record with 89 hits and six triples during the 2016 season. He had an 18-game hitting streak at one point.

Nelson also set a Bemidji State all-time record with a .375 career batting average. He finished second in school history for most hits (194) and runs scored (115) in a career. He led the Beavers in seven offensive categories this season, including RBIs (45) and runs scored (45).


Two Rochester Community and Technical College softball players have been named Division III All-American by the NJCAA.

RCTC sophomore pitcher/infield Sammy Hoganwas named first-team All-American and outfielder Christina Stanger, a sophomore from Stewartville, was named to the second team.

Hogan led the team in hitting (.523), doubles (24), home runs (11) and RBIs (64) and was also the Yellowjackets' No. 1 pitcher. On the mound she was 18-9 with one save and a 2.46 ERA.


Stanger batted .394 with 11 doubles, nine homers and 46 RBIs.


Carolyn Arndt, another Century grad, is also an athlete at Concordia University Wisconsin.

Arndt competes in cross country and both the women's indoor and outdoor track and field teams at Concordia. Arndt is a middle distance runner and she has been on a pair of relays that have set school records.

During the indoor season, Arndt ran the 400-meter leg of a relay that set a school record in the distance medley relay. This outdoor season she ran one of the four 800-meter legs of the 3,200 relay that set a school mark.

Arndt recently placed third in the open 800 run at the NACC Conference Championships.

Kasson-Mantorville grad Sam Meixellis also a member of the Concordia women's track and field teams. She is a freshman sprinter.



Red Wing's Tesha Buckhas announced she will transfer to the University of New Mexico for her final season of women's college basketball.

Buck had played the first three seasons of her college career at Wisconsin-Green Bay, but the guard decided to leave the team following the 2015-16 season.

She finished her career at Division I Green Bay with 1,003 points and was a starter for all three seasons at the school. Buck helped guide Green Bay to a 28-5 mark during her junior year, but saw her playing time decease from her first two seasons. She played in 32 of the team's 33 games during the 2015-16 season, but made just six starts.


Kasson-Mantorville football coach Broc Threinenran in the Scheels Med City Marathon on Sunday and he did very well. Threinen finished 14th overall in 3:05.36. The time for the 39-year-old was good enough to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

Guess the K-M players can't question their coach if he ever gets on them about conditioning.

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