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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LAKE PARK — For three volleyball seniors at Harris-Lake Park, varsity volleyball action has been a way of life for the past four years. Seniors Miranda Brueggeman and Noreen Morrow have had balls set to them for all that time from setter Macy Gunderson. They’re quite the trio, Wolves coach Daryl Meyer said. The Wolves (31-10) have their other four seniors, as well as a couple of underclassmen, helping in the effort. It makes for a solid group. The Wolves have their 10 losses, but just one came to a Class 1A school.
SHELDON, Iowa — Sheldon volleyball coach Eric Maassen knows that whenever you play in a regional final match you are going to be in for a battle. The coach will lead his Orabs into the Class 3A Region 1 final tonight in Estherville against Garner-Hayfield/Ventura (26-7). Sheldon (33-4) enters the tilt coming off a five-set win over Unity Christian. The Cardinals come in off of a five-set triumph of their own over Forest City. Set scores for Sheldon’s semifinal match were 25-22, 25-27, 23-25, 25-7, 15-13. “It was a great match.
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West finished the opening run of basketball games at its new Center for Heath and Wellness on a high note Saturday night. The men and women’s basketball...
FORT DODGE, Iowa —Leah Seivert became a four time silver medalist at the Iowa Cross Country Championships Saturday at Lakeside Golf Club north of Fort Dodge. Seivert ran neck and neck with Griswold’s Rebekah Topham through much of the 4K distance’s early goings.
MARSHALL — The Jackson County Central football team passed another test Friday night, and through it they are on to state. The Huskies used their usual offensive weaponry on the ground to whittle away Maple River 23-7 for the Section 3AA football title at Southwest State University’s Mattke Field in Marshall. It wasn’t exactly a cruise or anything flashy, but the blue-and-white will take wins however they can get them, coach Tom Schuller said after the game. “We’re excited, but the goal is always to get another game,” Schuller said. “It’s kind of like a semester test.
MARSHALL — Tracy-Milroy-Balaton rounded up a second half that wore Adrian down Friday afternoon in Marshall. The No. 3 seed Panthers pulled away to eliminate Section 3’s top-seeded Dragons 35-14 in the Section 3A football championship at Southwest State University’s Mattke Field. “We just played our hearts out tonight,” T-M-B quarterback Brett Swenhaugen said after the game. “Our running game and our line really picked it up in the second half. That gave me time to throw. It was all our line.
MARSHALL — In a battle of Wolverines Friday, the only question that remained was which colored team would escape. That question was answered in overtime as maroon-and-white Mountain Lake Area knocked off defending state champion Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley in football’s 9-Man Section 3 final. In a battle befitting two undefeated teams seeded No. 1 (C-G-B) and No.
WINDOM —Momentum is everything in the sport of volleyball. Once you lose it, it is hard to regain. Marshall threw Jackson County Central off balance with an offensive prowess few will ever be able to match on Halloween night Thursday in Section 3AA volleyball’s south sub-section final. The Tigers won on set scores of 25-12, 25-16, 22-25, 25-12 to end JCC’s season. Marshall (28-3) advances to Saturday’s section final at Southwest State University in Marshall against Morris Area/Chokio Alberta (19-5). “We lost to them in conference and it was a close match.
SIBLEY, Iowa — Leah Seivert embarks on Iowa’s state cross country meet for the fourth time Saturday. The Sibley-Ocheyedan senior will have a little help from her friends this time around.
WINDOM — Tuesday’s volleyball doubleheader in Windom solidified Section 3A’s semifinal round. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton was victorious in a 25-15, 25-17, 25-17 sweep over Southwest Christian. In the nightcap, Murray County Central pulled off a five-set win over Red Rock Conference rival Southwestern United 25-12, 10-25, 25-21, 24-26, 15-12. Those two teams will face off Thursday at Southwest State University in Marshall with the winner advancing to the section title match Saturday. T-M-B 3, SWC 0 Tracy-Milroy-Balaton lived up to its No. 1 seed Tuesday evening with its win.