WORTHINGTON -- While this weekend marks the start of Viking Days at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., alum Floyd Nelson still remembers his playing days as a Viking. "I really enjoyed my years at the college," Nelson said. "They were good to me, and in turn, I think I was good to them." Known as "Baldy," Nelson graduated from Augustana in 1942. Nelson received his nickname from one of his father's employees. "I went into the office, and I said, 'Dad, I need 50 cents for a haircut,'" Nelson recalls.
ELLSWORTH -- Behind 11 kills from Audra Schmidt and 12 team aces, the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers gave interim head coach Kelly Quade her first victory Tuesday night against Ellsworth. "If they didn't win, I don't know if I could have gone to practice tomorrow," Quade said. W-WG defeated Ellsworth in four games, 23-25, 25-14, 25-6, 25-18. With head coach Natalie Ross on maternity leave and another coach in crutches with a broken foot, Quade has acted as the head coach for the past four matches. Schmidt led the way for the Chargers offensively and defensively.
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington volleyball team took a break from Southwest Conference action to sweep Central Minnesota Christian Monday night. In three close games, the Trojans defeated the Bluejays, 25-19, 25-23, 25-20 to complete the three-game sweep. "I think that they played well, they were ready to play," Worthington head coach Jen Clark said. "We've been focusing and talking about celebrating and keeping that energy there. Tonight, they really worked hard at that, and it showed in our play. When we didn't do that, we fell behind in that second game.
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.
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.
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.