LUVERNE -- The 12th seeded Ellsworth Panthers gave the sixth seeded Fulda Raiders all they could handle Monday night in the opening round of the sub-section 3A tournament. Fulda, however, swept the Panthers in a tightly-contested match. "It was a good match," Fulda head coach Jessica Hogan said. "We started out kind of sluggish, but then we found our rhythm there towards the end of Game 1." After winning the first game, 25-22, Fulda (14-8-2) used a big run to capture Game 2, 25-13.
OKABENA -- In the last regular season match for both teams, the Southwest Star Concept Quasars defeated the Worthington Trojans in a non-conference volleyball tilt Thursday night. SSC (19-7) won the first game, 25-17, before dominating the next two, 25-10, and 25-12. "It was definitely not what I had anticipated for this evening," Worthington head coach Jen Clark said.
WORTHINGTON -- With neither team able to move the ball early in the first quarter, Jackson County Central faced a fourth-and-three on its own 34-yard line. Instead of snapping to the punter, upback Torey Stewart received the ball and scampered for a first down. "It looked like they were going to return every kick we had back anyway," JCC head coach Tom Schuller said. "So the risk wasn't as big as you think. We had about three yards to go, and we figured against the wind we'd kick it 25 yards.
WORTHINGTON -- Even with last week's victory over Redwood Valley, the Worthington Trojan football team is still playing for its playoff life. "It all depends on the outcomes of a number of games; our game and other people's games that we're close too," Hale said. "St. Peter, Worthington and Jordan are going for the 7-8-9 spots, so we won't know until after the games tonight." Worthington (2-3, 2-5) will host Jackson County Central (3-2, 5-2) tonight at 7 p.m.
WORTHINGTON -- In a tightly-contested match, the Worthington Trojans came away with a 3-1 victory over the Redwood Valley Cardinals in a Southwest Conference volleyball tilt Tuesday night. "This is really good," Worthington head coach Jen Clark said. "It gives you that confidence.
JACKSON -- With 277 yards on the ground, the Jackson County Central Huskies ran away from the Windom Eagles, 45-21, in a Southwest Conference contest Friday night. "Anytime you get (45 points) you better not be losing football games," JCC head coach Tom Schuller said. "We did a nice job of running the ball and mixing it up a little bit." JCC (3-2, 5-2) was able to find the end zone first in the game.
WORTHINGTON -- If the Worthington Trojan football team is going to make the playoffs, it's now or never. "We're in last place, so if we continue losing, obviously, we'll stay in last place," Worthington head coach Dennis Hale said. The Trojans (1-3, 1-5) find themselves looking from the bottom up in a nine-team section. Only the top eight teams will advance to the playoffs this season, and Hale described the playoff outlook as "bleak." Worthington did not help its cause in a 28-0 loss last week at the hands of Marshall. "The Marshall game did not go well, period," Hale said.
ADRIAN -- Behind a defensive effort that forced four second-half turnovers and an attack that scored 20 unanswered points, the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks defeated the Adrian Dragons, 20-7, in a Little Sioux Conference football match-up Thursday night. Adrian (5-2, 5-2) lost for the second straight week, after falling to T-M-B a week ago. "We haven't taken two hits for quite a while, so it'll be different for us," Adrian head coach Randy Strand said. "We hope to come back.
SLAYTON -- One night after suffering its first conference loss of the season, the Murray County Central Rebel volleyball team rebounded with a sweep over Adrian Tuesday night in a Red Rock Conference match-up. "I was a little bit (worried) that they would think about last night, but before the game, we talked about it," MCC head coach Donna Johansen said. "We don't want that to happen again. They came out ready to do their thing." MCC (8-1, 14-5) won the first game, 25-14, before coming back with a 25-11 victory.
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Trojan volleyball team continued its winning ways with a sweep over Edgerton Monday night in a non-conference match. The Trojans (12-4-1) won the first two games in close contests, 25-22, and 25-23. Worthington then completed the sweep with a 25-14 victory in Game 3. "Until the last game, I was pleased with a lot of our game," Edgerton head coach Randy Butson said. "I thought we started out pretty strong, and then we actually got a little stronger.