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SPORTS BRIEFS: Gehl named NJCAA DIII Player of the Week

WORTHINGTON -- Minnesota West's Tiffany Gehl was named the NJCAA DIII Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her outstanding play in two Lady Jay victories last week.

Gehl shot 13 of 24 from the field in a win over Rochester on her way to scoring 33 points in the game. In her next game against Riverland, Gehl led the Lady Jays with 38 points to go along with eight rebounds.

Gehl's 20.7 points-per-game average are tops for Minnesota West as well as the Minnesota College Athletic Conference.

"We are really proud of Tiffany and her accomplishments. She is certainly deserving of the award as she has been one of leaders on the Lady Jays team this season," said head coach Mike Fury.

The Lady Jays face Minnesota State-Fergus Falls in the opening round of the NJCAA Region 13A tournament Saturday in Coon Rapids.

Worthington Area Girls softball

to hold fundraiser

The Worthington Area Girls Softball teams will be holding a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The players will be working as servers for tips at Pizza Ranch and will receive 10 percent of the sales for that night for their teams.

New swim lesson sessions begin Monday at Worthington YMCA

A new session of swim lessons at the Worthington Area YMCA begins Monday.

Swim lessons are held Monday through Thursday nights from 6 to 7 p.m.

There are also swim lessons held after school, starting at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays and at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call the Worthington Area YMCA at 376-6197.

WHA hosting pancake breakfast

The Worthington Hockey Association is hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on March 10 at the Worthington Ice Arena on the Nobles County Fairgrounds.

The public is invited to attend.