TYLER -- The Luverne Cardinals gave Marshall a run for its money Monday at the Sub-Section 3AA golf meet at the Tyler Golf Club, but in the end, the Tigers were too much for the Cardinals. Marshall fired a 374 on the girls' side and a 309 on the boys' to advance to Friday's section meet in Willmar. The Luverne girls finished with a 379, while Worthington fired a 411 and Pipestone Area finished with a 417. Marshall's Kayla Johnson fired a 90 to win medalist honors, while Luverne's Jessica Dorhout finished third with a 91. Kaia Nowatzki finished with a 94, while Erika Rust shot a 96.
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. "I had a double on eight and a bogey on nine; other than that, it was pretty smooth," Johnson said.
WORTHINGTON -- The early-season offensive struggles of the Worthington Trojan baseball team seemed like a distant memory Saturday. A night after scoring 14 runs against Edgerton, Worthington (6-6, 9-7) swept Redwood Valley, 15-3 and 8-6 in a Southwest Conference baseball doubleheader. "It was a good day," Worthington head coach Pat Shaughnessy said. "We did a good job all the way through the order. In the first game, a few guys carried us and had real good days.
WORTHINGTON -- It didn't matter if Worthington's Kristen Dierks was on the mound or at the plate Friday, she was dominant either way. Dierks allowed four hits and struck out nine batters, while going 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Worthington to a 20-0 five-inning victory over Lincoln County in the play-in game of the Section 3AA playoffs. "I thought I did pretty good," Dierks said.
EDGERTON -- Adrian Area's Karli Meyer is on a roll. A day after throwing a near perfect game, the freshman pitcher hurled another gem as the Dragons defeated Edgerton 4-2 in a Red Rock Conference softball game Wednesday. "I pitched all right, but I think the team really backed me up on the hits that I gave up," Meyer said. "I think it was a team effort." The AA (4-5, 6-9) defense was solid on the few plays it had to make Wednesday. The Dragons did not commit an error behind Meyer, who allowed six hits and two earned runs. "I thought we played very well.
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. "Our whole conference is so tight," RRC head coach Steve Wegman said. "It was a playoff for the girls, and there were a couple others right there. Same with the boys, it's just so tight.
WORTHINGTON -- It was all about the pitching Monday afternoon. Pipestone Area's Bailey Bouman and Chelsey Evans combined to allow two hits as the Arrows swept past Worthington in a Southwest Conference softball doubleheader. Bouman allowed one hit and no runs while striking out 15 in a 9-0 victory in Game 1, while Evans allowed one hit and no runs while striking out 10 in a 10-0 decision in Game 2. Neither pitcher allowed a walk. "It was definitely the Bailey Bouman and Chelsey Evans show today, and they were on fine display," Worthington head coach Sam Baumgartner said.
WINDOM -- After having just four hits in a Game 1 loss in Friday's Southwest Conference softball doubleheader, the Worthington Trojans had four consecutive hits in the Game 2 en route to a 5-4 victory and a split on the day against the host Windom Eagles. "It was nice that they came out with their hitting shoes on in the first inning of the second game, and we had four hits in a row and a couple of runs," Worthington head coach Sam Baumgartner said.
WORTHINGTON -- There is only one word to describe Worthington's Travis Pedersen's day at the 56th Annual Trojan Relays Thursday. Perfect. In his last home meet, the senior won all four events to lead Worthington to an overall team title in Class AA with 199 points. "It's a great way to end a great year here," Pedersen said. "All my time spent has really paid off by winning my last home meet.
ELLSWORTH -- After striking out five times in the first two innings, Worthington head coach Sam Baumgartner pulled his team aside before the start of the third. "It seemed like the first couple of innings we were pressing a little bit and chasing some pitches that were out of the zone," Baumgartner said. "We talked about that in the third inning to make the pitcher shoot strikes and don't chase anything.