Daily Globe Sports
REDWOOD FALLS -- After earning a five-run victory in the first game of a Southwest Conference softball doubleheader Monday, the Redwood Valley Cardinals held off the Worthington Trojans in the nightcap to complete the sweep. RV won by scores of 10-5 and 7-6. Worthington's Kristen Dierks (Game 1) and Emily Ebbers (Game 2) each hurled a complete game, combining to walk 11 and strike out four batters. Lynn Harberts was 2-for-4 in the opener, and Jordan Wiertzema cracked a bases-loaded, three-run double and later scored on a passed ball in the fourth inning to spark the Trojan offense. Worthin
WORTHINGTON -- Yesterday's heavy rains and potential lightning strikes postponed or canceled nearly every spring athletic event in the area.
WORTHINGTON -- The ice is finally gone and the open-water fishing season is here. It's about time. Spring time means crappies. These abundant pan fish make up the majority of the fish that get eaten in April and May. I love crappie fishing. The main reason is that this early spring fishing is so easy. You don't need a boat or fancy fishing electronics. All you need is a rod and reel with light line and a bucket of small minnows and you are set to go. As soon as the water starts to warm up there is a mini explosion in the under water world.
ST. JAMES -- Winning eight events Tuesday, Worthington won the girls' division of a triangular track and field meet, edging Fairmont by a point-and-a-half. The Trojans tallied 74½ points, while the Cardinals scored 73 and host St. James finished with 38½ points. In a very closely-contested boys' meet -- separated by just 10 points from first to third -- Fairmont won with 67 points, while St.
WORTHINGTON -- Increasing their 4-3 lead into a 9-3 advantage with five runs in the final two innings Monday afternoon, the Fairmont Cardinals earned a 9-5 victory over the Worthington Trojans in non-conference softball action at Centennial Fields. Six Cardinals had a single in the top of the sixth inning, as Fairmont scored three times in the frame and added two insurance runs in the seventh to go up by six. Worthington (2-4) put its first three batters on base in the bottom of the seventh, but Fairmont (1-3) allowed just two of them to score and retired the final three hitters -- including
WORTHINGTON -- Who would have thought that it would take till after tax season for the ice to finally get off the lake? There were still a few icebergs on Wednesday afternoon. The ice got me thinking about a past column I did that covered the new Lake Okabena Improvement Association. The association started almost two years ago and I decided to see what it has been up since its inception. I got together with two of the groups finest, Jason Vote and Genny Turner, and got the scoop. The association was started by six couples from Worthington and now has almost 200 members.
WORTHINGTON -- Jackson County Central ripped four extra-base hits, and junior pitcher Kate Rentschler struck out nine batters in a complete-game effort to lift the Huskies to a 4-3 victory over the Worthington Trojans in the opening game of Thursday's Southwest Conference softball doubleheader. JCC, which later won the second game 12-2 in six innings to complete the sweep, scored a pair of runs in each of the first and fourth innings of the opener and held Worthington to two runs in the fifth after the Trojans loaded the bases with no outs. "We hit the ball pretty well today," JCC head coach
WORTHINGTON -- Last spring, the Pipestone Area Arrows repeated as Southwest Conference girls' track and field champions, while Redwood Valley won the boys' team title, dethroning 2006 champion Worthington. While spring has been slow to arrive this year, the seven member schools of the Southwest have been gearing up for another competitive season and will strive to perform well at the conference meet, which will be held in Redwood Falls May 15. Worthington was previewed last week and here is a look at the other four conference schools in the Daily Globe coverage area.
JACKSON -- Chelsey Evans twirled a no-hitter in the nightcap of Tuesday's key Southwest Conference softball doubleheader between Pipestone Area and Jackson County Central, which ended in a split between the powerhouse teams. JCC won the opener 4-2 before the Arrows captured a 7-0 victory behind the pitching of Evans. JCC scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth in the opener, as Kate Rentschler (2-for-2 with a walk) and Sarah Luhmann delivered RBIs to propel the Huskies to the win. Rentschler earned the complete-game victory and fanned four batters for JCC. Bailey Bouman pitched a comp
WORTHINGTON -- Receiving a pair of pitching gems and pounding out 26 hits Monday afternoon, the Dakota County Blue Knights played errorless baseball and earned a sweep over the Minnesota West Bluejays in a Minnesota Community College Conference Southern Division doubleheader. Andy Fitzgerald held the Bluejays to four hits in five innings in the opener, as the Blue Knights ripped 15 hits and earned a 15-1 victory. Dave Geiger topped Fitzgerald's performance in the nightcap, as he twirled a two-hit shutout and fanned six batters in the Blue Knights' 7-0 victory. Dakota County is now 17-8 over