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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JACKSON — Jackson County Central junior Kaylee Burmeister likely doesn’t have a problem enjoying playing basketball and volleyball for the Huskies. It’s in her blood. The forward cemented herself further into her family’s history recently on the basketball court. In a loss to Fairmont in the Section 3AA tournament, Burmeister became the third and final sibling of her family to score 1,000 points. Kaylee’s older sister Leah, another JCC graduate, is not far behind, with 930 points. All four sisters are among their school’s top six all-time scorers.
MARSHALL — They’ve had to fight adversity all season long, so Friday evening’s South Section 3A final was just another verse to a recurring song for Southwest Minnesota Christian’s girls basketball team. Despite a valiant second-half effort, the Eagles, unranked and seeded second in the sub-section tournament, fell short to Class A’s eighth-ranked Wabasso, 56-52, at Southwest Minnesota State University’s R/A Facility in Marshall. It was the second outing in a row the Eagles had to rally back after they defeated Fulda for the second time this season in the sub-section quarterfinals
MARSHALL — Each time Edgerton Southwest Christian sliced Canby’s lead Thursday night during their Section 3A boys basketball final, the Lancers reliably had a comeback. That’s how the ball bounces from time to time. For the first time in three seasons, Southwest Christian will miss out on a trip to the Class A state basketball tournament.
MARSHALL — The Section 3A boys basketball tournament reaches its yearly decisive point yet again tonight at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, and Southwest Minnesota Christian will be in on the thick of it all for the third time in as many years. The Eagles, the winners of 25 games this season and the loser of just two, will face what appears on paper to be an equally capable team from Canby tonight (March 6) in the section final game at 8 p.m. The Lancers boast a 24-4 record and were the winners of the southern division of the Camden Conference.
WORTHINGTON —Worthington’s boys basketball team tried its hand at the Willmar Cardinals in section tournament play recently and succeeded. Now the girls basketball squad has the same opportunity. Willmar — Section 2AAA’s sixth-seeded club — comes to Worthington High School tonight for a 7 p.m. Section 2AAA girls basketball quarterfinal. The winner of the contest goes on for a Saturday night game in St.
ADRIAN — I returned home Sunday afternoon from a busy but enjoyable weekend of covering the state wrestling tournament in St. Paul. There were so many success stories produced by local wrestlers there that it was almost mind boggling. There were 28 state qualifiers from the Daily Globe coverage area. Of those wrestlers, 15 remained alive entering Saturday’s portion of the tournament. Thirteen received medals. Of those, there were four champions, two runners-up, three thirds, two fourths and two fifths.
View photos by the Daily Globe from the individual portion of the 2014 Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament.
ST. PAUL — The goal for any wrestler is to reach the state tournament and win three matches there. If those goals are not met it is considered a disappointment...
ST. PAUL — Anthony Luft seems to have a knack for making big moves at big moments of big matches at the state wrestling tournament. Saturday was just another chapter to that story for the Worthington senior. Showcasing his ability to score from anywhere and at any time, Luft squeaked out a 9-7 decision in overtime with Simley senior Cortez Arredondo to make himself a back-to-back state champion. “It’s pretty awesome,” was all Luft could muster of winning again.