WORTHINGTON — The early bird gets the worm, they say, and the Worthington Trojans proved it is true Tuesday on their home wrestling mat. Winning the first four matches of the night with conviction, the Trojans defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove, 61-12, in a clash of two teams from the south portion of Section 3AA. “They’re a common section opponent and have a lot of good, young talent on their team,” Worthington head coach Mark Prunty said of the Panthers. “They’re dangerous.
WORTHINGTON — Pit four unbeaten college basketball teams against each other in a rare Sunday matinee and you’ll likely have something fun to watch. Minnesota West Community and Technical College’s basketball teams —both unbeaten on the year in their respective divisions —will host an equally stout pair of teams from Anoka-Ramsey. The womens game begins at 1 p.m.
WORTHINGTON — The Bluejays were on the brink of victory, heading into the final match of their wrestling dual Wednesday at Minnesota West Community and Technical College’s Center for Health and Wellness against Ridgewater College, but the Warriors prevailed. West won one of its four matches wrestled on the night and fell 23-21 to Ridgewater. Jared Nickman — wrestling at 165 pounds for the Jays against Matt Meyer — won his bout in an 8-4 decision for the team’s only head-to-head victory of the evening. “We knew the dual would be close.
WORTHINGTON — It has been said before that if it isn’t broke, you shouldn’t fix it. So the Worthington Trojans girls basketball team didn’t. Time after time, the Trojans fed junior guard Ana Boever behind the arc and, time after time, she drained them. Worthington dispatched Luverne Tuesday night, 74-28, at Worthington High School. Boever hit six of her seven total three-pointers in the first half. “I just came out fired up and ready to play,” Boever said after the game.
WORTHINGTON — Outdoor baseball made a return to Minnesota with the opening of Target Field almost four years ago and, while the weather outside may be a little too frightful for peanuts and cracker jacks right now, baseball will be here before long. The Minnesota Twins have taken notice. The 2014 Twins Winter Caravan got off to a start on Monday and has stops planned in nearly 50 communities across the Midwest, including two locally, in Worthington and Windom.
WORTHINGTON — It wasn’t a startling effect that Mankato East really imposed on Worthington, in a boys hockey game played Saturday afternoon, but it was enough for them to rattle the homestanding club and gain a 7-1 win. East — with the help of its physicality, depth and an unrelenting play on defense — dropped the Trojans to 4-10 on the season and showed themselves to be a much stronger team than the one Worthington previously fell to, in the first game of the year, 5-3. “We definitely saw a different Mankato East team now than we did in the first
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College freshman Jared Nickman knew that, on paper, Friday night’s wrestling dual for his Bluejays may hinge on his effort. He rose to the challenge. The Bluejays received four forfeits from Northland along the way and got the win as a team, 28-22. Competing in one of only two matches that would actually be counted for the night on the scoreboard, Nickman defeated Northland freshman Brett Schurman by 9-3 decision.