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 — The time is now for the Trojans to step up in boys soccer action, as they prepare for a third-round Section 2A tilt at Mankato West. Fourth-seeded Worthington comes into tonight’s game (Tuesday, Oct.
EDGERTON — Mountain Lake Area has gotten used to earning big leads early in games and keeping them. They’re unbeaten, in part, because of it. Friday night proved itself no differently for the No. 3 ranked Wolverines, as they survived their tallest 9-man test thus far, 48-18, against fellow third-ranked Edgerton/Ellsworth on the road. The win pushes the maroon and white to 7-0 while E/E falls to 6-1. “It was really huge for us to get a big lead, because they’re a strong and physical team,” MLA coach Tim Kirk said.
ADRIAN — Adrian couldn’t keep going from a 14-6 advantage it held at halftime Thursday night against Class A seventh-ranked Dawson-Boyd. The sixth-rated Dragons had their momentum taken away Thursday night at home en route to a 34-20 loss in Little Sioux Conference football play to the D-B Blackjacks. It was Adrian’s first setback this year, as the blue-and-gold fall to 6-1 on the season with still a lot of meaningful football to go. “The season isn’t over. It’s just one ballgame,” Adrian football coach Randy Strand said after his team’s loss.
EDGERTON—All one has to do is look at this week’s 9-Man football rankings and see how big this Friday’s game pitting Mountain Lake Area against Edgerton/Ellsworth really is. The two clubs are tied for third place this week by the Associated Press. MLA comes off a 79-6 thumping achieved last week at home over Randolph while the Flying Dutchmen beat Fulda 68-14. It all comes to a head on Friday night, and both coaches know it. “This game is huge, and our guys need to come out and play a full game of disciplined football,” MLA coach Tim Kirk said.
SHELDON, Iowa — The Sheldon Orabs volleyball team, ranked second in Iowa’s Class 3A, didn’t finish last season the way they would have hoped, with a loss to Unity Christian in the opening round of the postseason. Coming into 2013, the squad won its first 17 outings and has given up just three matches for the year.
SIBLEY—For Sibley-Ocheyeden senior Leah Seivert, a newspaper article was all it took to jolt her into action. Some six years removed from a 5K race she and her mom once prepared for, the younger Seivert is still running. She’ll graduate next May, but is enjoying one last hoorah for the Generals’ girls cross country squad, hoping to earn a state title in her final try. She has come out with a silver effort in all three of her previous attempts. “My mom found this ‘couch to 5K’ program.
WORTHINGTON —How you finish is what leaves a legacy, and Minnesota West proved itself worthy of a win Wednesday night at Worthington High School.