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Torgerson nominated for Hengstler-Ranweiler Award

Morris Area's Jacob Torgerson has been named as a nominee for the 53rd Annual West Central Tribune Hengstler-Ranweiler Award.

In baseball, Torgerson has been the Tigers’ top defensive player at shortstop and one of their top two pitchers the last two years. Through the early stages of the season, he had a 1.58 earned-run average, 47 strikeouts, and just seven walks in 51 career innings.   

As a two-year letter winner in basketball, Torgerson broke into the starting lineup as a senior and helped lead the Tigers to a 19-8 mark. The team was 35-19 during his career. Torgerson averaged 6 points and 3.2 assists this winter and 5.5 points and 2.5 assists in his career. He had 296 points, 95 rebounds, 134 assists, and 36 steals in his career.

As a football player, Torgerson was a two-year starter and all-conference performer at quarterback and safety. He adjusted well as the Tigers moved from being a passing team to a run-oriented attack his senior season, given freedom to audible at all times. He finished his career with 2,140 passing yards and 22 scoring passes.

The Hengstler-Ranweiler Awards are presented annually to the area's outstanding male and female high school athletes.

The award is named after Herb Hengstler and Lefty Ranweiler, two longtime sports editors at the West Central Tribune in Willmar.

There are 43 nominees this year and winners will be announced June 11.