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MARSHALL — Things went sour for the Worthington Trojans in the first game of their doubleheader with Marshall Tuesday, looked brighter in the middle of the nightcap, then finished on a sour note as the Tigers earned a sweep. Marshall won the first game 15-4 in five innings and the second 30-11 in six. The Tigers scored in every inning of both games but led just 15-11 heading into the fourth inning of the second game. Unfortunately for the Trojans, they were outscored 15-0 the rest of the way and allowed 10 runs in the sixth inning when everything seemed to go wrong for them.
HERON LAKE — The Heron Lake-Okabena baseball team recorded its first victory in two years Tuesday when the Wildcats scored five first-inning runs and made them hold up for a 7-5 win over Murray County Central. David Volk went 3-for-4 at the plate and Angel Esqueda got two hits in three trips for the Wildcats. Volk also pitched well, walking just one and striking out three batters in five and one-third innings. Logan Knutson came on to get the win. Murray County lost despite getting 13 hits. Noah Lupkes and Brady Woldt both went 3-for-4 at the plate.
FAIRMONT — The Worthington Trojans led 2-0 after two innings in their Big South Conference clash with Fairmont on Tuesday, but the Cardinals finished strong for a 7-4 victory. Kale Fritz came on in the third inning for Fairmont and shut down the Trojans from the fourth inning through the seventh. Worthington used three pitchers, starting with Nate Russell, who pitched two and two-thirds, Jed Jewett who went one and one-third and took the loss, and Brandon Veen who pitched the final two innings and allowed two unearned runs.
OKABENA — Two of the top pitchers in the Red Rock Conference locked horns Tuesday. A three-run top of the fifth was enough run support for Mountain Lake Area senior Signey Stoesz to out-duel Ida Rogers-Ferguson of Heron Lake-Okabena, 4-2, in the Wildcats’ season opener. The two pitchers combined to strike out 17 and walk only two as both worked all seven innings. HL-O took an early 2-0 lead with a pair in the home half of the first, but MLA got one back in the top of the third. The Wolverines then hung a 3-spot in the fifth to bring the score to its eventual final.
EDGERTON — In a battle of two of the area’s top pitchers, Murray County Central’s Paul Mesner got the better of Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian’s Luke Drooger on Tuesday — largely due to Flying Dutchmen errors. E/SWC committed six errors as MCC won the battle, 7-4, in the first game of the spring season for both teams. Mesner pitched five innings and allowed one run on one hit. He walked five and struck out seven. Drooger went five and one-third innings, allowing five hits and six runs, but only two which were earned. He walked two and struck out nine.
The Blue Mound Figure Skaters competed at Skate Parade in Minneapolis from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. Skating in close to 200 team and individual events, BMFS took second place while competing against 18 other skating clubs. They will be in action again Saturday and Sunday at the Sioux Falls Ice Classic. Thirteen members of the team will be representing BMFS in the final competition of the season. The skaters will also be able to represent the club at the end of July at the World's Competition, which will be held in Blaine at the Schwan's Super Rink.
ADRIAN — Adrian won by the skin of its teeth in overtime Friday night. Down by 16 with 10 minutes remaining, the Dragons battled back to pull off the 72-69 victory over the Fulda Raiders. With just 14 seconds remaining in overtime, Jodi Bents sunk a clutch three to give the Dragons a 71-69 advantage. A late free throw by Mikayla Jeffers extended the lead to 72-69 and put the game out of reach for Fulda.
The Worthington girls 12U hockey team took second place in the District 4 Tournament held Feb. 13-14 in Fairmont. This qualified them for the regional tournament held Feb. 26-28 in...
BLUE EARTH — The Worthington High School boys basketball team lost its fifth straight Monday night in a 57-42 loss to host Blue Earth Area, and for the second game in a row the offense struggled. Three games ago the Trojans hoped they’d turned a corner in a 78-76 loss on the road against a strong Redwood Valley team. But they dropped a 63-45 game against St. James Area in their next contest, and they lost again on Monday to another team with a losing record. BEA is 4-20 on the year.