LUVERNE -- Despite outgaining the No. 2 Class AA team in the state, the Worthington Trojans fell to the Luverne Cardinals, 31-7, in a Southwest Conference football contest Friday night. "It kind of went as I thought," Luverne head coach Todd Oye said. "Worthington is a lot better than their record shows. Their offense is really coming.
WORTHINGTON -- After a 58-12 loss a week ago, the Worthington Trojan football team is trying to pick up the pieces and move on. "I forgot about it; we're moving on," Worthington head coach Dennis Hale said. "There's nothing to benefit us by dwelling on that game. We picked up the pieces on Monday and started focusing on Luverne." The Trojans (1-1, 1-3 ) will travel to Luverne tonight to face the defending Class AA state runner-up Cardinals (3-0, 4-0). "They have a very good quarterback returning," Hale said. "They have good receivers and good running backs, that's why they are rated No.
WORTHINGTON -- After a nine-day layoff, the Windom Eagles swept the Worthington Trojans in a Southwest Conference volleyball contest Thursday. "It was a battle. Give Worthington a lot of credit," Windom head coach Ron Wendorff said. "They played hard and scrapped. I thought our kids were a little rusty from a nine-day layoff.
EDGERTON -- After losing the first game, 25-12, the Southwest Christian Eagles found themselves in a hole against Red Rock Central Tuesday evening in a Red Rock Conference volleyball tilt. "I could see the girls were really trying hard, and the girls were over-swinging," SWC head coach Dan Broekhuis said. "We were over-passing and popping things up. The girls allowed me to help them work through it a little bit, so I appreciate that." The Eagles (5-0, 13-4) responded with a 25-14 victory in Game 2, followed by a tight 25-22 win in the third game.
WORTHINGTON -- Behind 193 yards and four touchdowns rushing from Michael Bellmore, the Brandon Valley Lynx defeated the Worthington Trojans 58-12 in a non-conference football match-up Friday night. "I'm disappointed in myself, and I'm disappointed in the effort," Worthington head coach Dennis Hale said. "When you get beat that bad, it's a lot more than one side of the ball." Offensively, the Lynx (4-1) had 387 total yards, with 243 of those yards coming on the ground. "The offensive line blocked well, and Michael Bellmore ran really well," Brandon Valley head coach Chad Garrow said.
WORTHINGTON -- A week after winning its first game of the season, the Worthington Trojan football team will try to win its second game in a row tonight. Last week, the Trojans (1-2 overall, 1-1 in conference) defeated the Windom Eagles 26-12 in a Southwest Conference match-up. "I think we got better again. That's my main thought," Worthington head coach Dennis Hale said. "It was a conference game and a conference win, so that was good. I think just the main thing for these guys is they needed a win to get some confidence and believe in what we're doing.
JACKSON -- Behind Megan Bezdicek's 16 kills, the Jackson County Central Huskies swept the Worthington Trojans in a Southwest Conference volleyball match Thursday. "The crowd was saying, 'you can't stop her' and she was on fire," JCC head coach Teresa Van Epps said of Bezdicek's night. "It just goes to show that kid is a player, and those kids don't come around that much. We have such a great core around her too, so that makes it fun and exciting." JCC (11-2 overall, 1-1 conference) defeated Worthington (6-3, 1-2) 25-21 in the first game, before winning Game 2, 25-14.
LUVERNE -- With each team winning three matches, the Luverne and Worthington girls' tennis contest came down to the No. 2 singles. Luverne's Amy Herman defeated Worthington's Kaylee Williamson in a tight match, 6-3, 6-2, to give Luverne four points and its first victory of the season. "We haven't won a match yet, so it feels pretty good that I could decide it for us," Herman said following the match. "I had some problems at the beginning.
FULDA -- Facing a two-game deficit on the road in a tight Red Rock Conference volleyball match-up, the Southwest Star Concept Quasars had their backs against the wall. "I was thinking that we needed to do whatever we can to win Game 3, and then go from there," SSC head coach Rick Haberman said. "I think all the girls thought too that we're still in it, but obviously we need to take care of Game 3.
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington football team found the offense it had been looking for all season as the Trojans earned their first victory of the season with a 26-12 win over Windom Friday night. "It feels great," Kyle Vaske said. "It's been about a year since we won, and it's about time we won again." Vaske was 15-of-27 for 199 yards in the air to lead a Trojan offense that struggled to score points in the first two weeks. "I have to go prove myself everyday," Vaske said.