Caleb Nelson is the Daily Globe sports writer. He hails from southwest Iowa and served as sports editor at the Audubon County Advocate Journal there for 2 ½ years before moving to Worthington in October 2013. Caleb trys to enjoy life and everybody that he meets. He enjoys music, playing guitar and drums, and is an avid sports fan.
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WORTHINGTON — Even after fighting off a slightly sluggish start in their shot selection, the Minnesota West Bluejays made quick work of distancing themselves from Ridgewater College in their mens basketball contest Saturday afternoon at the Center for Health and Wellness in Worthington. Minnesota West seemingly rolled in all aspects of the game through much of the tilt’s final 26 minutes and ousted the Warriors, 80-67. There was trouble starting for the Jays and trouble finishing, but as they say, a win is a win.
SEATTLE — Fulda coach and educator Brad Holinka has had a lasting impact in the lives of young men for many years, and one of those men now makes his...
WORTHINGTON — Playing toe-to-toe with Redwood Valley through at least the first period, the Worthington Trojans were unable to make enough hay late in their boys hockey game and fell in a game of runs, 8-5. The loss, on Thursday night at the Worthington Ice Arena, dropped the Trojans to 2-16 on their season following the club’s second-to-last tune-up prior to the onset of the section tournament. “We had talked in the locker room before the game about how we wanted to come out with a quick start,” Worthington head coach Nate Grimmius said followi
WORTHINGTON — Larger success often comes as the fruit of many smaller decisions made and then acted upon. Consider, then, the Worthington Stingrays swim team. Home to 41 swimmers ranging...
WORTHINGTON — A strong start for the Worthington Trojans against Morris-Benson Area wouldn’t stick. Running on vapors after a busy schedule of games and little practice time — sans one of their leading players in junior defender Allison Kremer due to an injury suffered in a Friday night game at St.
WORTHINGTON — Elation was in the air for the Worthington Trojans gymnastics team Friday evening. Not only did Worthington defeat Pipestone Area in dominating fashion and remain undefeated (9-0), but the team broke records, made memories — as well as momentum — that they can now tote with them the rest of their journey together. “Overwhelmed” was the only word head coach Joni Reitmeier could use to describe her feelings after the 140.125 to 117.675 result was deemed final. It was the first time the sixth-year coach had seen one of her teams top that mark. “I’m so excited.
WORTHINGTON — In unrelenting fashion, the Worthington Trojans rolled over Redwood Valley Thursday night, in their final wrestling dual of the regular season. The result, a 66-7 triumph for the hometown Trojans, caps a run over the last several days in which the team has won eight of their last nine outings. Worthington finishes the regular season at 11-7 and has plenty to be proud of as the postseason looms ahead. “The main thing after a match is that — every time — we want to get a little bit better, and I think we did that,” Trojans head coach Mark Prunty commented.
WORTHINGTON —The Minnesota West Community and Technical College Lady Jays have long been known for their offensive prowess but, as the last few games have indicated, they’re not playing too badly on the defensive end either. Masking early shooting woes against Riverland Community College on Wednesday night in Worthington with staunch defense, West eventually came around in both phases of the game to double up on the Blue Devils, 88-44, handing them their sixth loss in the last seven outings. “This is how it’s supposed to be,” Lady Jays head coach Mike Fury said following the triumph.
WORTHINGTON — Worthington unfolded an early advantage after three forfeits received in the lower weights and cruised past Sibley-Ocheyedan, 54-22, in a non-conference interstate wrestling dual Tuesday night. “We started this dual three or four years ago. Our triangulars are only home every three years, so we wanted to get some home and away duals,” Worthington head coach Mark Prunty said. “Sibley-Ocheyedan is nice and close and they bring a nice crowd in.
WORTHINGTON — A slow start for both teams Tuesday night at the Worthington Ice Arena led to a rout for the Luverne Cardinals over Worthington in a matchup of two area Southwest Conference girls hockey clubs. The Cardinals, racking up 50 shots through the first two periods, posted a 12-1 victory over Worthington and moved to 20-3 on their season as they head into their final game before the postseason begins. “It has kind of been our Achilles’ Heel all year long.