Daily Globe Sports
LAKE PARK, Iowa -- After spotting West Bend-Mallard a 26-0 first-quarter lead, Harris-Lake Park rallied with three touchdowns in the second period and treated its fans to an entertaining and exciting 8-man high school football game Friday night in the final home contest of the season for the Wolves. Twice, H-LP (1-7, 0-6) came within one score of the Wolverines, but in the end WB-M (3-5, 2-4) held on for a 40-32 victory in Iowa's 8-Man, District 2. "I was proud of the guys for battling back like they did," said H-LP head coach Lane Gunderson.
WINDOM -- With a pair of double-digit wins in the first two games and then a thrilling two-point victory in Game 4 Thursday night, the Windom Eagles captured a four-set victory (25-12, 25-15, 26-28, 27-25) over the Fulda Raiders in a non-conference volleyball match that ended the regular season for both teams. Windom (27-3) will open the Section 3A South tournament as the top seed and play either Edgerton or Adrian next Friday night in Luverne, while Fulda (8-17-1) is seeded sixth in the same section and plays Hills-Beaver Creek Monday in Luverne at 6 p.m. "We came out focused and played rea
WORTHINGTON -- Displaying lots of hustle and a balanced hitting attack, Worthington defeated a scrappy Southwest Star Concept (Heron Lake-Okabena) High School volleyball team Thursday night, three games to one, in the final match of the regular season for both squads. The Trojans won Game 1 by six points, 25-19, but the hustling Quasars battled back and claimed victory in Game 2, 25-21. Breaking from a slim 8-7 lead, Worthington went on a 12-2 run and opened up a commanding 20-9 lead, before posting a 25-18 win in Game 3. Game 4 was the closest contest of the night, with several lead change
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ADRIAN -- Converting on a trio of key fourth-down plays in the first half Wednesday night, the Adrian Dragons scored a touchdown on two of their first three drives, and found the end zone three more times to earn a 36-6 victory over Murray County Central in a Little Sioux Conference football game. Adrian finishes the regular season with a 4-4 record and will host a Section 3A quarterfinal game Tuesday night against Southwestern United.
TRACY -- As expected Tracy-Milroy-Balaton senior Ryan Tholen repeated as the individual boys' champion of the Camden Conference cross country meet Tuesday at the Tracy Country Club. Tholen covered the 5,000-meter distance in 17:18, finishing 28 seconds ahead of MACCRAY's Taylor Bodin (17:46), leading the Panthers to the team championship. T-M-B (1-5-7-8-10) edged Canby/Minneota/Lincoln HI (3-4-6-9-11) by two points, 31-33. MACCRAY was a distant third with 71 points. Backing up Tholen's performance were the finishes of Alex Jones (18:36), Joe Hook (18:54), Jeremy Hofleck (18:56) and Reed Sa
MARSHALL --When the final scores were tallied at Independence Park Tuesday, both Jackson County Central and Redwood Valley had 42 points and were deadlocked for the Southwest Conference boys' cross country team championship. But ties in cross country are broken by the higher finish of each team's sixth runner. By five places, the tie-breaker edge went to the Cardinals, as Redwood senior Michael Hillger finished 20th, while JCC freshman Ben Kocak entered the chute in 25th place. "It was disappointing," said JCC co-head coach Kerri Kocak. "But we are not going to roll over.
SLAYTON -- After dropping the first game of Tuesday night's volleyball match, the Murray County Central Rebels rallied to win three tightly-contested sets in a row to claim a four-game victory over Southwest Star Concept (18-25, 25-22, 28-26, 25-20) and secure second place in the Red Rock Conference standings. MCC (21-7 overall) finishes with a 10-1 league record, while SSC (19-7) claimed third place with a 9-2 conference mark.
MARSHALL -- Displaying the best balance of the seven squads participating in the Southwest Conference cross country meet, the Windom/Southwestern United girls claimed the team championship Tuesday at Independence Park, winning by 17 points with a low score of 58 (6-7-10-16-19). The victory by the Eagles ended Marshall's five-year reign as conference champions. "This is a good accomplishment for these young girls," declared W/SWU head coach Mike Kray.
SLAYTON -- For the sixth consecutive season, Adrian High School won the girls' team championship at the Red Rock Conference cross country meet, as the Dragons had four of the top six finishers Monday and impressively won the title with a low score of 28 points. Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin also showed its team balance, putting all five of its scoring runners among the top 16, as the Wolverines claimed the runner-up trophy with 50 points. Murray County Central, paced by the individual goldmedal performance of stellar senior Laura Christensen, tallied 68 points and finished third, wh