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LOON LAKE -- Getting a well-balanced performance from all five scoring runners -- especially from its lead duo of Meredith Hentges and Emily Turner -- the Windom/Southwestern United girls' cross country team finished a solid second in the KKOJ/KRAQ/Subway Invitational Thursday, hosted by Jackson County Central at the Loon Lake Golf Course. Blue Earth Area was even better balanced, as the Buccaneers put all five of their counting runners between eighth and 13th -- giving them first place in the 10-team meet with a low score of 52 points. The Eagles, however, tallied an impressive score of 64
LOON LAKE -- Jackson County Central took three of the top four places, four of the first nine and five of the top 18 Thursday, as the Huskies dominated the team segment (by 42 points) of their own meet -- the KKOJ/KRAQ/Subway Invitational at the Loon Lake Golf Course with 36 points. While the Huskies were impressively winning their second consecutive meet title (JCC had won last week's Worthington Turkey Trot), the race for individual honors narrowed from a three-person battle to a duel between JCC's Matt Kocak and Worthington's O.J.
WORTHINGTON -- The pheasant roadside counts are out and the numbers are either really good or really bad depending on your point of view. Over all the pheasants counted declined about 25 percent. That's bad, but the numbers are still at or above the 10-year averages, and in my book that is really good. What all this means is that the pheasant-hunting season is at hand. Pheasant opener is Oct. 11 and runs until Jan. 4, 2009. The ending date used to be late December and was changed to Jan. 1, but now they have changed that again to end on a weekend.
WORTHINGTON -- As expected, Murray County Central senior Laura Christensen defended her individual championship Thursday afternoon at Prairie View Golf Links, gradually pulling away from the front pack of four and claiming her second consecutive Turkey Trot cross country first-place trophy. While Christensen was dueling with Pipestone Area runners Amanda Schoonhoven and Ann Marie Dykstra, along with Cheyenne Bowers from St.
JACKSON -- Fans attending Thursday night's Southwest Conference volleyball showdown between Jackson County Central and Windom definitely got their money's worth, as the Huskies captured a thrilling 3-2 victory (25-23, 19-25, 22-25, 25-18, 20-18) over the Eagles to remain undefeated. JCC (8-0, 1-0), ranked seventh in the latest Class AA state rankings, won Game 1 and later rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat the defending Class A state runner-up and now second-ranked Eagles (8-2, 0-2) in front of a frenzied crowd that created an electric environment. "There was a tremendous atmosphere in here
WORTHINGTON -- Putting all five of its scoring runners among the top 15 overall finishers, the Jackson County Central Huskies dominated the team segment of the Turkey Trot cross country meet Thursday afternoon at Prairie View Golf Links. The Huskies went 2-3-5-11-14 in the team scoring to finish with a low score of 35 points -- winning the team title by 35 points over second-place St.
OKABENA -- There was a card shower in process this past week with lots of mail going to Sherwood Acres on the southern edge of Okabena. The reason for all the cards was that four days ago -- Sunday, Sept. 7 -- Warren "Lefty" Gentry celebrated his birthday.
WORTHINGTON -- Both defending team champions and the 2007 girls' individual winner -- Laura Christensen of Murray County Central/Fulda -- return today, seeking repeat performances at the 41st annual running of Worthington's Turkey Trot cross country meet. The 12-team meet will again be held at Prairie View Golf Links, where it has been since 1993.
MARSHALL -- Once again getting a balanced performance from both its girls and boys, Adrian won a pair of team championships at the Marshall Invitational cross country meet Monday. Running at Independence Park, a total of 15 teams were represented in the event, which featured 78 finishing runners in the girls' 4,000-meter race and had 73 boys complete the longer 5,000-meter distance. Individually, Murray County Central senior Laura Christensen nipped Adrian senior Leslie Stover in a close race to win the girls' individual crown.