WORTHINGTON — The most successful season in Worthington boys’ soccer history came to a sudden and frustrating end Saturday night.
Rob Van Hofwegen scored the eventual winner just 3:05 into the game to lead sixth-seeded Southwest Christian to a dominant 3-0 victory over third-seeded Worthington in the second round of the Section 2A playoffs.
ST. PAUL — Running a school-record time of 1:31.50 Friday afternoon, the Worthington Trojans boys’ 4x200 meter relay team won its heat and qualified for today’s finals at the Minnesota State High School League track and field meet at Hamline University.
REDWOOD FALLS — Racking up 54 points in the three dashes, and tacking on 36.5 points elsewhere, Southwest Christians edged Montevideo, 90.5 to 88, to win the Section 3A boys’ track and field team championship Thursday.
Eagle sprinters Nicholas Pfeifle and Jordan Spronk will get to race against each again next week, as both qualified for the state meet, which will be run June 6-7 at Hamline University in St. Paul.
MARSHALL — At the turn, the Red Rock Central Falcons were in the lead over Lakeview and Minneota, and with nine holes to play, it was any team’s tournament.
“We had the lead at the turn and thought we had a good chance to in it,” RRC head coach Steve Wegman said. “But the lowest scores from Lakeview and Minneota were too much to overcome.”
SLAYTON — Pipestone Area’s Bree Woelber and Murray County Central’s Colleen Everson were the big winners in the girls’ competition at Thursday’s Sub-Section 10 track & field meet, as each athlete won a trio of events.
SLAYTON — For Southwest Christian’s Jordan Spronk, the obstacles this season have been more than just the other competitors.
After pulling his hamstring earlier this season, Spronk will be one of many runners advancing from Thursday’s Sub-Section 10 track & field meet.
“(The hamstring) doing fantastic, and I think it’s healed up again,” Spronk said. “I’m running about close to 100 percent now, and I have to tell you, I pretty much consider it a miracle.”
WORTHINGTON — For seven holes, Windom’s Hunter Johnson was cruising through Monday’s Sub-Section 3A golf tournament at Worthington Country Club.
However, even with a double bogey and a bogey on Nos. 8 and 9, respectively, Johnson finished with a 73 to lead Windom to a team score of 316 to advance to the Section 3A tournament.
WORTHINGTON — One round wasn’t enough to decide a winner for the girls’ Red Rock Conference medalist.
Red Rock Central senior Sarah DeCock and Southwest Christian eight-grader Emaleigh Vreeman needed two holes to determine the top spot.
DeCock came out on top as the RRC girls shot a 409 to claim the conference title.
On the boys’ side, Westbrook-Walnut Grove carded a 343 to claim the victory.
WORTHINGTON — Paced by a trio of gold-medal performances from Nicholas Pfeifle Thursday afternoon, the Southwest Christian Eagles claimed the Class A boys’ track and field team title at the 56th Annual Trojan Relays at a cold and wet Trojan Field.
BLUE EARTH — Jackson County Central finally met its match Monday, as the host Blue Earth Buccaneers knocked off the Huskies’ boys and girls golf teams in a non-conference duel at the Estherville Golf Club.
SLAYTON — Southwest Christian’s boys and Luverne’s girls won team titles at the Section 3A True Team Monday.
With a total of 12 teams participating in each division, and with the high-scoring of the meet’s concept, team scores were in the triple digits.
Winning seven events, including three relays, Luverne ran away with the girls’ team title, as the Cardinals racked up 675 points to repeat as true team sectional champions.
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