Daily Globe Sports
WORTHINGTON -- Nine area high school athletes have been honored by the Minnesota Fast-Pitch Coaches Association as members of the 2008 Girls' Softball All-State team. Five of those players were selected to the Class AA first team -- while one athlete was picked for the AA second team; one girl was named AA honorable mention, and two players earned Class A honorable-mention honors. Section 3AA champion Pipestone Area played in its third consecutive state tournament, making it to the AA finals for the second straight time.
WORTHINGTON -- The old saying that "the pen is mightier than the sword" just might have some new meaning in this modern day when it comes to the task of conservation. As you might know, I am very involved with the local chapter of Pheasants Forever. This habitat organization has acquired over 20 parcels of land totaling more than 1,600 acres in Nobles County.
ADRIAN -- After inducing 15 ground ball outs, Pipestone's veteran pitching ace Kent Woelber loudly called "mine, mine, mine" as he tracked down a foul pop-up outside the first base line for the game's final out -- in the bottom of the ninth -- Wednesday night, as Woelber and his teammates earned a key 3-1 Gopher League victory. Woelber, who will turn 43 in February, has pitched in the league since 1986 -- and his experience paid dividends for the A's in a game they needed to win. "This was a big win for us," Woelber said after the game.
WORTHINGTON -- Slapping out 20 hits in two games Tuesday night, the Sioux Falls West VFW baseball team captured a pair of victories over Worthington by scores of 8-4 and 7-3. West scored three runs in the first inning of the opener and later increased the lead to 8-0.
ADRIAN -- Getting a stellar pitching performance from Nick Meyer and combining a variety of hits with several well-placed bunts, the Luverne VFW baseball team pulled away in the last two innings, defeating Adrian Monday evening by a final score of 12-1. Through the first five innings, the game was a closely-contested pitcher's duel between Meyer and Adrian's Luke Tiesler. Luverne (7-4, 16-7) had scored a run in the first inning and plated two more in the top of the third, but Tiesler pitched shutout ball in the second, fourth and fifth innings before a combination of well-executed bunt plays
ADRIAN -- For decades, recently deceased Jim McKay hosted ABC's "Wide World of Sports" -- the popular Saturday television program that scanned the globe and opened with the memorable line: "Bringing you the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat." Adrian's first-year stock car racer Brandon Bullerman readily admits to "fitting the bill" to that description. "I have had my share of spills and thrills," Bullerman said.
WORTHINGTON -- Mitchell Jensen cracked an RBI-single to right field in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday night, scoring Adam Munkel with the winning run in Worthington's 2-1 walk-off victory over Adrian in an exciting opening game of a VFW baseball doubleheader. Worthington then pounded out 15 hits to win the nightcap 13-1 in five innings, improving its overall record to 23-6-1.
WILMONT -- Once again getting a dominating pitching performance from Justin Saufley, the host Wilmont Cardinals earned another Gopher League amateur baseball victory Wednesday night, defeating the Adrian A's at Butts Probst Field, 5-1.
WORTHINGTON -- Here it is already the first week of July.
WORTHINGTON -- Smacking a total of 25 hits in two games, Adrian Post 32 won its 10th and 11th consecutive American Legion baseball games of the summer, impressively sweeping a doubleheader over Worthington Post 5 Sunday. Adrian utilized a trio of home runs to claim a 17-3 victory in the opener and then plated 14 runs in the second inning and won the second contest by a final tally of 21-5. "We hit the ball well all through the line-up," Adrian head coach Greg Kruger said after the second game.