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.
WORTHINGTON -- The Marshall Tigers volleyball team proved too much for the Worthington Trojans in a 3-0 sweep Thursday night. "It's a little disappointing," Worthington head coach Jen Clark said. "We had hoped to stick with them a little longer and give them a run. We didn't really do that." Marshall defeated the Trojans 25-12, 25-14, 25-14. "We did some good things," Marshall head coach Dan Westby said. "It was kind of like an Oreo, the beginning and the end weren't the best, but what was in the middle was pretty good." This was Marshall's (2-0, 7-1) first road match of the year.
WORTHINGTON -- With two losses by a combined 13 points in the first two weeks of the season, the Worthington Trojan football team will try to get its first win tonight against Windom in a Southwest Conference match up. Worthington head coach Dennis Hale said his team is feeling pressure in its second conference contest. "You always put pressure on yourself no matter what you do if you're a competitor -- whether you're playing pingpong or coaching football," Hale said.
WORTHINGTON -- Every time the Worthington volleyball team needed a big point Tuesday against Red Rock Central, it looked to Holli Aggen. Aggen had the game-winning point in the first and second games and had two aces at a crucial time in the fourth game to lead the Trojans to a 3-1 victory over the Falcons. "I did okay, I think we all hit pretty hard," Aggen said. "I think we could have pulled away harder, if we would have talked and picked ourselves up.
WORTHINGTON -- Behind three singles victories, the Pipestone Area girls' tennis team defeated the Worthington Trojans Monday afternoon. The Arrows (3-7, 2-0) were also victorious at No. 1 doubles for the 4-3 victory over the Trojans (3-7, 0-2). "I knew it was going to be close; I knew it was going to be a 4-3 (score)," Worthington head coach Mike Marquardt said. "I was really hoping that it would be in our favor, but you had a third set match at four singles, a third set match at third doubles. For the most part, those are really tough positions because it gets really competitive.
PIPESTONE -- For the second week in a row, the Worthington Trojan football team was on the wrong end of a one-touchdown game. In the Southwest Conference opener for both teams, the Pipestone Area (2-0) defense shut out the Trojans, 7-0, Friday night. "It's very disappointing; I hate losing," Worthington head coach Dennis Hale said. "We never scored, but our defense played well.
WORTHINGTON -- Coming off a last-minute non-conference loss to Fairmont last week, the Worthington Trojan football team looks to rebound in their Southwest Conference opener. The Trojans (0-1) will travel to Pipestone Area to face the Arrows (1-0) today at 7 p.m. The Arrows are coming off a 19-6 victory over Lac Qui Parle Valley last week, while Fairmont defeated the Trojans, 12-6. "It certainly was a game that was up for grabs for both teams," Worthington head coach Dennis Hale said of last week's loss.
LUVERNE -- Ahead of Worthington, 17-16, in the first game, the Luverne Cardinals volleyball team looked poised to win the first game in its Southwest Conference opener. "In the first game, we came out strong," Luverne head coach Kristin Schomacker said.