Daily Globe Sports
ADRIAN -- Jumping out to a quick five-point lead in Game 1 Tuesday night, the Southwest Star Concept Quasars set the tone early in their three-game victory (25-18, 25-18, 25-14) over the Adrian Dragons in a key Red Rock Conference volleyball match. SSC (7-5, 5-0) led from start to finish in both Games 1 and 2 before scoring six straight points midway through Game 3 to grab a five-point lead on its way to completing the sweep. "We have been stressing the importance of getting off to a good start, and we did just that tonight," SSC head coach Crystal Fast said following the match.
SLAYTON -- Murray County Central distance-running ace Laura Christensen celebrated her 18th birthday Tuesday in grand fashion, as the senior cross country runner won her fourth consecutive race of the season -- and led her teammates to the girls' championship of the Rebel Invitational at the always-challenging Slayton Country Club. Getting stronger as the 4,000-meter race progressed, Christensen handled the course's hills without any problems and broke away from the 32-runner varsity field, winning by 18 seconds with a time of 16:22.
EDGERTON -- Dominating on both sides of the ball Friday night, the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen rolled to a 47-0 victory over the Truman Bluejays in a Southern Confederacy Conference football game. Edgerton (3-1, 3-1) limited the Bluejays to minus-44 yards of total offense in the first half and scored 20 points in both the first and second quarters.
SIBLEY, Iowa -- It was a happy homecoming in Sibley Friday night, as the host Generals of Sibley-Ocheyedan High School utilized a pair of impressive third-quarter drives and earned a 19-7 Class 2A, District 1 football victory over rival Spirit Lake. Trailing 7-0 after the first quarter, the Generals (2-2, 2-0) controlled most of the remaining three periods of action and scored 19 unanswered points to send the orange and black clad fans home with smiles. "This was a fun night and a big win for us," S-O homecoming King Craig Hertz said after listening to Generals' head coach Anthony Rangel giv
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.
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
WORTHINGTON -- With a balanced effort both offensively and defensively Thursday night, the Worthington Trojans continued to shine on the volleyball court by claiming an impressive three-game victory (25-19, 25-23, 25-17) over previously-undefeated Jackson County Central in a key Southwest Conference match. The victory keeps Worthington (7-1, 2-1) in contention for one of the top three spots in the league standings, moving the Trojans a half-game ahead of the fifth-ranked (Class AA) Huskies (14-1, 1-1). "We played really well tonight," WHS head coach Melissa Schutz said after the match.
WORTHINGTON -- There are a variety of ways to tell that hunting season is around the corner. You can look at a calendar or watch the leaves starting to change. Temperatures that start to close in on the freezing mark are also an indication.
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.
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