Daily Globe Sports
LUVERNE — Carly Serie provided some big-time heroics for her Luverne girls hockey team Thursday night. The Cardinals, who have the No. 2 seed in the Section 3A tournament, finished off its home schedule against New Ulm, which happens to be the top-seeded team in the upcoming postseason. The Eagles won the first meeting between the two squads 9-2. This time, Serie provided a much different outcome. The game went into overtime at 4-4.
REDWOOD FALLS — Nic Putnam, Carson Hagen and Trevor Wietzema put an exclamation point on Worthington’s 55-19 victory over Redwood/River Valley Thursday night in high school wrestling, winning the final three matches by fall. Putnam pinned Isaai Ramirez in 1:55 at 195 pounds, Hagen pinned Dan Koller in 3:28 at 220 and Wietzema pinned Dylan Ulferts at 285 in 1:05. Hser Moo Pwae and Cody Michelson also picked up falls for WHS at 120 and 160 pounds, respectively. “We were really happy with five pins,” said Worthington head coach Mark Prunty, whose team is now 17-5 in duals.
MELROSE — The Worthington Trojettes competed in their conference meet Saturday and came away with finishes of second and fifth place. Worthington took second in jazz and fifth in high kick. Four Trojettes were named to the all-conference team. Katherine Luke and Laura Koepsell made the all-conference squad in jazz with Nicole Prins and Mary Haberman earning the honor in high kick.
EDGERTON — Issac Fest splashed a clutch three-pointer with two seconds left to send the contest to overtime. Then, in OT, the Heron Lake-Okabena Wildcats finished beat Edgerton, 85-79, in boys basketball Friday night. Trey Cranston was unstoppable. The senior scored 37 along with 14 rebounds and six assists Heron Lake-Okabena. Travis Behrends also had a double-double, scorind 22 and corralling 11 boards. Dakota Schmid added 10 and Fest finished with six. Edgerton was led by Mason Sluis with 25 points. Luke Drooger netted 20 with eight assists.
EDGERTON — A pair of double-doubles spurred the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen to a win over Murray County Central Thursday night in girls high school basketball competition. Tanner Gunnink led all scorers with 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Edgerton. Mia Wassink scored 16 points along with 11 rebounds. Jenny Nelson added 10 points and four steals. Jade Giese scored 16 for the Rebels while Sierra Van Iperen scored 15 points along with 10 rebounds. With the win Edgerton moves to 5-6 and will travel to Luverne on Monday.
FULDA — Mountain Lake Area outlasted Fulda 80-74 in a Red Rock Conference overtime thriller. Fulda led most of the first half, but MLA tied the game on a free throw before the break. The Wolverines started fast in the second half and went up by as many as 12. The Raiders, however, executed well and fought back to keep the game close. Down three in the closing seconds of regulation, Leighton Gehl popped a shot from beyond the arc to send the game to overtime. In the extra frame, MLA hit six free throws to put the game out of reach. Caleb Bargen scored 21 points to propel the Wolverines.
EDGERTON — Solid outings from Taylor Reiss and Charlie Josephson led the Minneota Vikings’ 15-1 opening run, resulting in an 80-50 thrashing of Southwest Minnesota Christian. Reiss led all scorers with 25 points, 17 rebounds, and five steals. Emily Stienessen added 21. Josephson scored 11, grabbed seven rebounds, and dropped six dimes. Michelle Jerzak tallied 10. Ann Pater had 12 points for SWC. Alexis Knutson scored nine goals along with four assists and four steals.
ST. JAMES — All but two weight classes went the way of the Worthington Trojans in a dual meet at St. James Area on Tuesday. One of the two bouts the Trojans lost was by forfeit as the visitors prevailed 59-9. Worthington won seven other matches by fall, beginning at 120 pounds where Hser Moo Pwae pinned Mario Garcia in 3:58. At 132, the Trojans’ Jeffrey Camacho pinned Chase Bottin in 2:31 and at 152 Mason Byrne won by fall in 3:30 over Bransen Petersen. At 170 pounds, Worthington’s Vince Riley pinned St. James Area’s Shawn Hillesheim in 3:09.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Trojans boys basketball team is gearing up to fight cancer with a winning team, the American Cancer Society. The Trojans will be taking on the Ellsworth Panthers in their Coaches vs. Cancer event. Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
GARRETSON, S.D. — Murray County Central saw Winner (S.D) dominate in the paint Saturday as the Rebels dropped a 60-57 nailbiter in the Border Clash in Garretson, S.D. The Warriors finished the game with a 38-18 advantage in the rebounding department. They also made 50 percent of their shots from the floor. Both factors helped them recover from a 28-21 halftime lead for MCC. Cole Bassett finished the game 6-of-13 shooting for 18 points and four steals. Grant Rohrer poured in 17 points to go with nine rebounds and three blocked shots for MCC.