WORTHINGTON -- Forty minutes wasn't enough to decide Sunday’s Region XIIIA Championship. One overtime didn’t do it either. In an epic, two-overtime thriller, Rochester Community and Technical College defeated Minnesota West 88-84 to win the region and advance to the NJCAA women’s basketball National Tournament.
WORTHINGTON -- All four of the top seeds were victorious Saturday in the Section 3A South boys basketball tournament. Top-seeded Russell-Tyler-Ruthton defeated eighth-seeded Fulda 76-58 in the day’s first game before fourth-seeded Murray County Central won a close game over fifth-seeded Red Rock Central, 46-40.
WORTHINGTON -- M’Kayla Mike said the Minnesota West women’s basketball team is just trying to enjoy the moment. Mike and the Lady Jays weren’t overlooking a tough Ridgewater team on Saturday. Nor were they thinking about the potential national tournament berth that could be waiting after this weekend.
WORTHINGTON -- It was the same play twice in a row. And each time, it worked for Nyamer Diew. The sophomore on Worthington’s girls basketball team hit a layup and drained a 3-pointer to turn a two-point deficit into a three-point lead as the Trojans hung on for a 79-75 victory over Southwest Christian on Thursday night.
WORTHINGTON — Jacob Prunty has been around the Worthington wrestling program for as long as he can remember. On Friday, the senior — and son of head coach Mark Prunty — wrestled in his final home match.
WORTHINGTON — Despite looking up and seeing a three-goal deficit early in Thursday’s boys hockey game, Worthington didn’t seem to have any panic. The Trojans answered with a pair of first-period goals, but Redwood Valley held on for an 8-3 victory.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington boys hockey team has numbers this year. And according to head coach Paul Olsen, that’s going to make a big difference in a lot of ways.
WORTHINGTON — Even though it’s only been a couple weeks of practice for the Worthington girls hockey team, senior Alyssa Bousema already sees the team bonding together. “We are getting closer as a family already, it’s crazy,” she said. “We work as a team better when we’re communicating. I feel like we are closer, so that helps us. We’ll do better if we’re more involved with each other and when we get to know each other better.”
LUVERNE -- Nathan Boneschans never scored a touchdown in his life. But in a few short moments that all changed. Boneschans, a senior lineman for Worthington’s football team, scored on a 91-yard interception return in Tuesday’s Section 3AAA playoff game against Luverne. “It was my first ever touchdown in my career. It just felt so good,” Boneschans said.
WORTHINGTON — Larry Myer has played in a variety of places for more people than can be counted. “I’m just a solo guy,” Myer said. “It’s just about as true...