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 — It seems there are some games you’re just one step away from taking the prize, and the Worthington Trojans boys basketball team had that kind of an effort Friday night. The Redwood Valley Cardinals —a quick and athletic team that currently sits one game behind Southwest Conference leader Marshall —got a hard-earned 79-70 road win Friday night against the Trojans at Worthington High School. “Worthington played an exceptional game.
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ELLSWORTH — A spoonful of defensive tenacity made the buckets go down for Southwest Christian in a battle of top 10 boys basketball teams at Ellsworth Thursday. In what has become a rivalry between a couple of Red Rock Conference teams who have each laid claim to their share of state tournament hardware over the years, Class A’s sixth-rated Eagles cruised early and picked up a 78-60 road win over the 10th-ranked Panthers. “I still give the credit to our defense because it led us the whole way,” SWC head coach Jamie Pap said.
At the risk of sounding much older than I really am, I’m going to say that Sunday afternoon’s AFC title game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots was just like old times. Tom Brady squared off with Peyton Manning in the postseason for the fifth time in the last decade. What could be better? Then, in stark contrast, there were the postgame interviews at the NFC game.
WORTHINGTON - Take a poll of members of this winter’s Worthington gymnastics team and they will give you a unanimous answer for the success they’ve had: they get along with each other. Sure, the team is likely to have its quarrels now and again but overall they look out for each other and have helped one another out as they’ve grown together. A little hard work has also gone a long way, gymnastics coach Joni Reitmeier explained late last week. “These girls have dedicated their time to this sport and their team,” she said.
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College sophomore Ben Goodwin plowed through a perfect day at Saturday’s 24th annual Worthington Open wrestling tournament. He won three matches and gold for his weight bracket, made up of a mix of 174-pound and 184-pound wrestlers.
WORTHINGTON — If you would have taken a poll of any wrestler or coach on the Adrian Dragons’ bench Friday night in Worthington, they would probably admit it wasn’t their sharpest effort of the season. The Worthington Trojans gave them everything they could handle. In the end, Class A’s No. 6-ranked Dragons had enough in the tanks for a 34-25 victory against a local non-conference opponent. “It wasn’t pretty but we’ll take it,” Adrian head wrestling coach Gregg Nelson said. “Worthington wrestled very well and, in some spots, they wrestled better than they could have.
WORTHINGTON — In its heyday, Worthington’s wrestling dual with nearby Adrian was a date both teams circled at the beginning of the season. It’s still a big rivalry today. Class A’s fourth-ranked Adrian Dragons will travel to face unranked, but steadily improving, Worthington Thursday night. Both teams are poised to make for an exciting night of wrestling. Wrestling for the B squad begins at 6 p.m.
WORTHINGTON — Putting together a much better start Thursday against an offensively adept Fairmont girls hockey club, the Worthington Trojans were unable to make enough hay out of their own offense and fell 10-0 at the hands of the Cardinals. The loss was a non-conference one and the Trojans, now 0-12, go into a long break before hosting Southwest Conference opponent Morris/Benson Saturday, Jan. 18. “It was a great start, and the girls were definitely fired up tonight,” Trojans head coach Eric Milbrath said after stepping away from the ice.
WORTHINGTON — For the second time in as many battles, Marshall proved itself too much for the Worthington girls hockey team to contain. This time, a 10-0 setback came to the Trojans on their home ice Tuesday night. It was Marshall’s second win in a row, following a 4-0 shutout against Morris/Benson last week. The Tigers defeated Worthington 13-0 in Marshall on Nov.