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WORTHINGTON -- There are some folks who can remember a weather event from 30 years ago, or if it snowed last Halloween. I, for one, cannot. If there is not a record kept, I don't do well in total recall of those types of events. Other things do seem to stay in my memory bank for a long time. I wrote a story a few years back about the Southwest Bow Benders Archery Club. They are one of the largest, most active clubs, not only in Minnesota, but in the Upper Midwest. How many of you knew Worthington supports this great organization?
WORTHINGTON -- The Minnesota West Lady Jays softball team improved its overall record to 5-4 with a doubleheader sweep of the Ridgewater Warriors Wednesday afternoon at the Minnesota West Athletic Complex. The Lady Jays, who moved to 3-1 in the MCAC Southern Division standings, claimed the first game in five innings, 11-3, before holding off the Warriors (5-6, 0-2), 11-8, in Game 2. "This is huge," MW head coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka said following the sweep. "You always want to win at home.
WORTHINGTON -- Twice rallying in the late innings and erasing a three-run deficit each time Saturday afternoon, the Minnesota West Bluejays swept an early-season community college baseball doubleheader by capturing a pair of victories over the Northland Pioneers. Minnesota West scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra frames in the opener and went on to win 7-6 in nine innings. The Bluejays then scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth in the nightcap to change a 6-3 deficit into a 9-6 advantage on their way to a 10-6 victory -- improving their overall record to 4-2, w
WORTHINGTON -- In their home-opening doubleheader Saturday afternoon, the Minnesota West Lady Jays earned a split with the St. Cloud Tech Cyclones at the Minnesota West Athletic Complex. The Cyclones overcame the Lady Jays' late-game rally to win the opener, 9-6, in eight innings. The Lady Jays salvaged the split with 4-0 shutout in the nightcap. Christine Kazemba pitched all 15 innings for Minnesota West, suffering the loss in Game 1 by allowing six earned runs on 13 hits and four walks while striking out three.
EDGERTON - A week ago, Southwest Minnesota Christian High School, based in Edgerton, won its fifth Class A boys' basketball state championship. After a runner-up finish in 2012, the Eagles - who won four straight titles from 1999-2002 - capped a remarkable 30-1 season with a well-played 81-73 victory over Maranatha Christian Academy of Brooklyn Park in the first of four championship games at Target Center. The tournament was the 101st edition of the ever-popular annual event, which has fluxuated in total attendance in recent years.
WORTHINGTON -- Where on earth is Wally's Wood Duck World? This is the name of a pheasant hunting spot Thad Lambert and I used to frequent east of Worthington. It was a shallow slough that never had any water in it in the fall, but seemed to be a paradise for a large number of wood ducks in southwest Minnesota during the spring and summer months when it was still wet. Spring is wood duck time, and there is no better time to get involved in a little outdoor project to benefit wildlife. Many species of wildlife have very specific needs, and helping them takes lots of money, expertise and time.
MINNEAPOLIS -- For the fifth time in school history, Southwest Minnesota Christian -- based in Edgerton -- is the Class A boys' basketball state champions. Playing at Target Center Saturday, the Eagles rallied from a seven-point second half deficit to claim the title with an 81-73 victory over Maranatha Christian Academy in a very well-played championship game, which featured 14 lead changes and was tied four times. Southwest Christian senior guard Dominic Nibbelink, who started for the Eagles in last year's state championship game loss to undefeated Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, scored 10 straig
MINNEAPOLIS -- As the final seconds ticked down Saturday at Target Center and it became apparent that Southwest Christian's comeback was complete, Eagles' eighth-year head coach Jamie Pap leaped skyward in jubilation celebrating the tremendous accomplishment of a state basketball championship. For Pap, who has a career record of 158-49, the feeling was special as the Eagles' were so close to claiming a title last March. After winning state-tournament games over Fosston (59-41) and Rushford-Peterson (46-44), Southwest was defeated by Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (54-45) in the championship clash.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Three of Southwest Christians players were honored with all-tournament recognition Saturday after the Eagles had claimed the Class A state championship at Target Center. Senior guard Dominic Nibbelink, 6-1, who scored 29 points and dished off seven assists in the championship game was honored, as were 6-5 junior center Leighton Sampson and 5-9 senior sparkplug Klint Knutson, who was a repeat selection from last year when the Eagles brought home the second-place trophy. Both Knutson and Nibbelink were starters for Southwest last season, while Sampson played briefly in the 2012
MINNEAPOLIS -- Thanks to a typical, hustling help and recover man-to-man defensive scheme -- along with a sparkling 33-point performance from 6-5 junior center Leighton Sampson -- Southwest Minnesota Christian High School is back in the Minnesota State High School League's (MSHSL) Class A boys' basketball state championship game. Playing at Target Center Friday afternoon, the tight-knit Eagles vaulted to an early 25-9 lead on undefeated Upsala and utilized a well-poised 18-9 run over a span of seven minutes and 22 seconds of the second half to hold off the Cardinals and earn a hard-fought 71-