Daily Globe Sports
EDGERTON — In a Red Rock Conference overtime thriller, the Southwest Christian boys basketball outlasted Hills-Beaver Creek 80-77 on Friday night in Edgerton. Patriot Cooper Vaughn hit a buzzer-beating runner in the lane to force overtime at 70-70. Down three with seconds to go, Zach Scholten shot a three for the Patriots, but it rimmed out and the game ended in a victory for the Eagles. “It was a very well-played game,” said SWC coach Jamie Pap. “We grabbed the lead mid-way through the first half, and H-BC never led again in the game.
OKABENA — A balanced effort was key in Heron Lake-Okabena’s girls’ basketball victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove Thursday night, 63-45. Kailey Wendland scored 17 for the Wildcats. Courtney Place piled on 15 points and eight rebounds. Gabi Stenzel added 11 and Sarah Schmid scored 10 with seven rebounds.
FULDA — It seems as if the Fulda Raiders’ boys basketball team has a flair for the dramatic. With one second left in the game, Fulda picked up its seventh win of the season over Ellsworth Tuesday night, 41-40. That win also marked Fulda’s fifth victory decided in the last minute. With the game tied at 40 all, Fulda drew up a play for the usual last-minute suspect, Leighton Gehl.
GEORGE, Iowa — George-Little Rock gave Sibley-Ocheyedan nothing in the way of offense Tuesday as the Siouxland Conference rivals closed out their regular season girls basketball schedules. The Mustangs never surrendered more than six points in a quarter on their way to a 56-21 victory. Mia Graham had a nice night for G-LR with a game-high 20 points and five assists. Teyha Graham added 11 points and two steals.
The Blue Mound Figure Skaters competed at the Frosty Blades competition in Blaine on February 6 - 8. Competing in seven team events and more than 200 individual events, the local skaters came home with the first place trophy with 931 points. Twenty four teams were represented at this competition. Front row (left to right): Augusta Papik, Joanie Munt, Elisabeth Kelm, Maranda Thier, Kendall Buss, Brielle Watters, Marisa Thier, and Mara Thier.
PIPESTONE — In Pipestone, Minneota — the top-rated team in Minnesota Class A — put together three straight falls at 126, 132 and 138 pounds to take control over its match with the Arrows, eventually winning 57-10. Henry Pesch pinned Emerson Winter in 1:26, Kyle Hennen pinned Jacob Hunt in 4:13 and Bryce Bruner pinned Garrett Ploger in 46 seconds to give powerful Minneota a sure hold on the dual. Pipestone Area’s Michael Suda, the state’s third-ranked Class A wrestler at 120 pounds, became involved in a tight match with Minneota’s Brendan Reiss, but Suda prevailed 10-8.
FULDA — Leighton Gehl has a knack for big shots. And Tuesday night was just another example for the freshman on the Fulda boys basketball team. Gehl hit a shot with 1.8 seconds remaining to give the Raiders a 61-58 victory over Adrian. On Tuesday, the Raiders trailed by four at halftime. Fulda took a six-point lead with 2:30 remaining in the game. Brady Lonneman hit a shot for Adrian and Taylor Recker hit a shot as the Dragons were making a comeback. With the game tied in the final minute, Fulda turned the ball over.
MARSHALL — Senior Teegan Wyffels and eighth grader Sydney Mauch scored four goals apiece Tuesday night as the Marshall Tigers ended the Worthington Trojans’ girls hockey season, 11-0. In the Section 3A opener for both teams, the Tigers controlled the action early, moving to a 3-0 first period lead while not allowing a single WHS shot on goal.
EDGERTON — Balanced scoring from Edgerton piloted the Flying Dutchmen to a win over the Adrian Dragons. Mia Wassink led Edgerton with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Jessica Jasper scored 12 points with six rebounds. Tanner Gunnink added eight and nine rebounds. Breanna Nelson tacked on eight points and eight boards. HL-O 66, MCC 48 SLAYTON — Big nights from Kailey Wendland and Courtney Place spurred Heron Lake-Okabena to a victory over Murray County Central. Wendland scored 21 points for HL-O along with eight rebounds.
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Nic Lutmer surpassed the 1,000 career points mark Friday night as Central Lyon dominated Sibley-Ocheyedan in a boys’ high-school basketball battle. Lutmer scored 27 points with 10 rebounds. “He’s pretty unselfish; he only took 13 shots tonight and made 11. We are a team that prides ourselves on balanced scoring. He really works his butt off in the offseason. Give credit to the other kids, they do a nice job of getting the ball to Nic and Grant.