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.
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.
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.
EDGERTON -- The Pipestone Area volleyball team continued its winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Southwest Christian Tuesday. The Arrows won 25-22, 25-17 and 25-17 to improve to 2-0 this season. "I thought we played pretty well as a team," Pipestone Area head coach Todd Texley said. "Our defense and passing came around tonight, which enabled us to run a little better offense.
WORTHINGTON -- Tad Leistico met Todd Sapp for the first time last month at the Yankton Pro Am. That day, Sapp was the victor. However, Monday at the Labor Day Classic, Leistico returned the favor. "I beat Tad in Yankton a couple of weeks ago," Sapp said. "I got first and he got second. I guess this is his turn. Now I think we're even." Leistico shot a final-round 75 to win the 2007 Labor Day Classic at Worthington Country Club.
FAIRMONT -- With a minute left in a tied game and facing a fourth and nine from Worthington's 23 yard line, Fairmont head coach Mat Mahoney had a decision to make. "I got to give a lot of credit to my coaching staff any my players," Mahoney said. "They were telling me to go for it, so we decided to go for it and we made a big play, and that was the outcome of the ballgame." The Cardinals converted on the fourth down play and later scored en route to a 12-6 victory in the season opener for both teams. "It's disappointing," Worthington head coach Dennis Hale said. "It was a hard-fought game.
WORTHINGTON -- After three weeks of practice, the Worthington Trojan football team will finally take the field for its season opener at 7 p.m. tonight in Fairmont. "I think the first game you're really anxious every year," Worthington head coach Dennis Hale said. "You wait and you wait for that first game, you practice three weeks and it seems like it takes forever." Worthington has not played Fairmont recently, and because the Cardinals have a new coaching staff Hale said he doesn't know what to expect tonight. "We haven't played them now in a while in the regular season," Hale said.