Daily Globe Sports
ROUND LAKE -- Displaying exceptional balance at the net, Harris-Lake Park remained undefeated in high school volleyball, as the Wolves defeated across-the-border rival Round Lake-Brewster (0-4) in three straight games Saturday afternoon. Game scores were 25-12, 25-18 and 25-12. "Our girls played their roles very well this afternoon," declared H-LP head coach Daryl Meyer after the match.
LUVERNE -- Senior running back Phil Paquette rushed the ball 22 times for 107 yards and a touchdown Friday night, leading the Luverne Cardinals to a 27-11 victory over Jackson County Central in the Southwest Conference-football opener for both teams. Junior quarterback Ryan Hoff was 6-for-14 passing for 112 yards and a 29-yard touchdown strike to Zack Clark (four receptions for 54 yards) for the Cardinals, and both Matt Fodness (16 carries for 49 yards) and Zach Olson (two carries for 33 yards, two receptions for 58 yards) rushed for a touchdown to spark Luverne. "We made a lot of mental mis
EDGERTON -- Putting together a sustained drive -- on the ground -- late in the game, Hills-Beaver Creek/Ellsworth scored with 2:20 left in the fourth quarter and edged Edgerton, 13-12, in a Southern Confederacy football contest Friday night. The Patriots (2-0) gained 67 of their 112 rushing yards in the last quarter.
WORTHINGTON -- The 2008 high school volleyball season is under way, with most of the Red Rock Conference teams starting league action last Thursday night. Here is a brief look at each of the teams in the league, along with Tracy-Milroy-Balaton of the Camden Conference. Adrian Dragons Three starters return for the Dragons, who finished 2007 with an overall record of 14-16. Senior outside hitter Kourtney Kramer, senior right-side hitter Katy Slater and junior defensive specialist Trysten Lange are returning starters and will look to provide solid play for head coach Katie Prunty's squad. Se
BREWSTER -- In a wild, exciting game that featured seven pass interceptions, two long touchdown runs and a 42-yard field goal, the Wildcats of Southwestern United earned a 29-13 victory over Sleepy Eye Public Friday night. It was SWU's first win in the Southern Minnesota Conference, as the Wildcats dominated the second half. SWU seniors Ben Scheevel and Tyler Obermoller both had big statistical games for the Wildcats (1-1), who had a total of 316 yards of offense. Scheevel intercepted three passes in the game, including a key pick to stop a Sleepy Eye drive in the fourth quarter. Obermolle
WORTHINGTON -- So just how do you know how many fish there are in any given lake at any given time? The answer is that you don't. What can be done is measure the fish populations of a lake and compare that data to the same data from previous surveys to determine if the numbers are up, down or about the same as the last time you checked. You can then compare this data to the data from other lakes to make a determination as to where the lake falls in the greater scheme of fish populations.
TRACY -- As expected Tracy-Milroy-Balaton senior Ryan Tholen won the boys' individual title at the 10-team Panther Invitational cross country meet Thursday. Tholen clocked a time of 17:49 over the 5,000-meter course at the Tracy Country Club, winning the race by 23 seconds. In the girls' race, Pipestone Area junior Amanda Schoonhoven finished a solid second with a time of 16:29 over a 4,000-meter course. Worthington sophomore O.J.
ADRIAN -- On a clear and calm afternoon with the temperature at 65 degrees, a trio of high school cross country teams competed in the Dragon Invitational Thursday. Utilizing its remarkable depth, the host Adrian Dragons dominated the meet, winning both the girls' and boys' team titles in convincing fashion. First, the three-time defending state champion AHS girls put six girls among the top seven finishers and tallied a winning score of 19 points on scoring places 1-3-4-5-6. Later, the three-time defending section champion Dragon boys had five of the first six runners, including a 1-2-3 fi
OKABENA -- After falling behind by a game on two separate occasions Thursday night, the Southwest Star Concept Quasars rallied to defeat the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen in five exciting sets in the Red Rock Conference volleyball-opener for both teams, 19-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19, 15-10. Edgerton (0-1, 1-2) jumped out to a quick lead on its way to the victory in Game 1 and then scored a pair of late points to capture the Game 3 victory. SSC, though, steadily pulled away from the Flying Dutchmen in Games 2, 4 and 5 to gain the match victory. "We didn't come out ready to play in the first game and
ADRIAN -- For at least the past three seasons, the Adrian Dragons have been the dominant high school cross country program in the area, winning an amazing six section team championships in that span. Yes, in 2005, 2006 and 2007 -- AHS has won both the girls' and boys' titles, while hosting the Section 3A meet each of those years. The Dragon girls have showed their remarkable depth and balance by winning three consecutive state championships over that same span, while the Adrian boys have steadily climbed -- at the state meet -- from eighth to third to second. "It has been a great three year