Daily Globe Sports
REDWOOD FALLS -- With nine first-place performances Thursday afternoon, the Worthington Trojans boys' track and field team captured the team title at the Southwest Conference meet. "Both our boys team and our girls team performed very well today," Worthington co-head coach Mike Traphagen said after the meet. "Our boys came in as the favorites and stepped up to the challenge, while our girls gave Luverne a good run." Worthington, which also won the Southwest Conference meet championship in 2006, scored 185.5 points to take home the first-place trophy.
SLAYTON -- Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin's girls' track and field team continued its mid-season surge and the Murray County Central boys utilized its depth Thursday, as the Wolverines and the Rebels won Red Rock Conference team championships. Fulda claimed team runner-up honors in each division. ML/B-O won the girls' team title in convincing fashion, racking up 134 points. Fulda edged Southwest Christian, 102½ to 96 for second, while MCC (90½) just nipped Southwestern United (88) for fourth. Adrian (78), Westbrook-Walnut Grove (61) and the combination of Hills-Beaver Creek/Edgerton/Ellswo
WORTHINGTON -- Paige Olson's two-out RBI-single in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday afternoon scored Christy VanDyke from third base to give the Luverne Cardinals a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Worthington Trojans in the second game of a Southwest Conference softball doubleheader. Worthington (3-9, 6-12) claimed a 5-3 victory in the opener before Luverne (4-8, 6-9) came from behind to earn the split. "We're playing our best ball of the season right now," Worthington head coach Sam Baumgartner said after the second game.
SLAYTON -- In the spring when Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater was seeking the Republican Party's nomination to challenge incumbent Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson in the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election, Worthington freshman Jerry Fiola was being honored as the Spartan Junior High Honor Student of the Year. In that same spring when former Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (South Dakota) and Kansas University distance runner Billy Mills -- then training with the United States Marines -- was gearing up to complete his "dream" of making the U.S.
WINDOM -- The host Windom Eagles and the Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central Chargers won the team titles of the Eagle Invitational track and field meet Monday. Winning five events, Windom racked up 152 points to win the girls' division by an 18-point margin over Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin. W-WG/RRC won nine events and scored 189 points to easily win the boys' team championship, while ML/B-O was a solid second with 126 points. Southwestern United (85) edged W-WG/RRC (83) for third place in the girls' division of the six-team meet, while Martin County West (50) and Wabasso (46) compl
WORTHINGTON -- Taking advantage of a trio of errors in the top of the sixth inning Tuesday afternoon, the Marshall Tigers put together a five-run frame to claim an 8-7 victory over the Worthington Trojans in a Southwest Conference baseball game. Marshall, which had lost seven straight games entering Tuesday's contest, is now 3-5 in league play and 5-8 overall. Worthington is 4-5 in the conference and 6-6 overall. "We had one bad inning defensively, and it's frustrating because we didn't make the routine plays," Worthington head coach Pat Shaughnessy said after the game.
EDGERTON -- Katie Hadler twirled a five-inning no-hitter Monday, as the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen earned a 12-2 victory over Southwestern United in Red Rock Conference softball action. Hadler fanned nine batters and issued seven walks, including five in the third inning when the Wildcats scored a pair of runs. Hailey Van Kley drove in three runs and went 3-for-3 with a single, a double and a triple to lead Edgerton at the plate. Hadler was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, and Sammi Vanden Bosch also had a pair of hits for Edgerton (4-3, 6-9). Kasey McNab tossed a complete game for SWU,
LUVERNE -- Pounding out 18 hits and receiving a two-hit shutout from Zach Olson Monday, the Luverne Cardinals picked up a 10-0, five-inning victory over the Windom Eagles in a Southwest Conference baseball contest. Olson struck out eight batters and walked two.
WORTHINGTON -- The 2008 fishing opener is tomorrow. This should be an interesting day. The weather guessers, as I call them, have forecast rain and wind for tomorrow. This will make for some very challenging conditions, especially if there is thunder and lightning associated with this forecast. I can fish in the rain, but if nature adds some fireworks I will be somewhere else besides the water come tomorrow. If the conditions allow, then a decision will have to be made as to where to start the 2008 opener. For some anglers, this is no decision at all.
WORTHINGTON -- Paced by a trio of gold-medal performances from Nicholas Pfeifle Thursday afternoon, the Southwest Christian Eagles claimed the Class A boys' track and field team title at the 56th Annual Trojan Relays at a cold and wet Trojan Field. SWC scored 127 points to win a close team race, with Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central finishing with 117 points to capture second place -- six points ahead of Murray County Central's third place total of 111 points. Adrian (90) clipped Fulda (89) for fourth place, while Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin (72) edged Hills-Beaver Creek/Ellsworth/