Daily Globe Sports
LAKEFIELD -- Five Jackson County Central boys' cross country runners finished in the first five places of the Jackson County Kids Against Hunger 5-K Road Race Saturday morning. Matt Kocak won the 3.1 mile race in an excellent summer time of 17 minutes, 42 seconds, while Marc Strom (17:57) also ran the course -- through the streets of Lakefield -- in under 18 minutes. Jon Troe (18:20), Sam Hendrickson (18:37) and Justin Cook (19:09) were the next three to complete the race.
SIBLEY, Iowa -- With runners on first and second and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday night, Sibley-Ocheyedan second baseman Nick Pedley singled to right-center field to score both runners and give the Generals a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Clay Central-Everly Mavericks in a non-conference baseball game. Pedley's game-winning singled gave the Generals their seventh victory in their last nine games, evening their record at 9-9 after a 2-7 start to the season. "We've been winning the close ones lately, and our guys continue to stay positive throughout each game," S-O hea
WORTHINGTON -- Hardy Rickbeil turned 100 years old this week, and I was visiting with him on an outdoor radio program. He shared the story of how he used to row a boat as a trolling method to catch walleyes. Fishing has really evolved since the rowing methods of yesteryear, but there are still ways to catch fish that are very effective and simple as well. One of my favorite fishing pastimes in the hot sun of July is dock fishing.
WILMONT -- Worthington native Justin Saufley has three quality years of collegiate pitching experience on his resume and the talented right-handed thrower is utilizing that background as he develops into a dominating force in area amaterur baseball. After giving up a leadoff hit to Luverne's Jared Pick at Butts Probst Field Wednesday night, Saufley was untouchable the rest of the game as he twirled an eight inning, one-hit, shutout in a 10-0 Wilmont victory over the Redbirds in Gopher League action. "Justin was dominant on the mound again," praised Cardinal player-manager Sam Baumgartner, wh
OCHEYEDAN, Iowa -- Scoring seven runs in the top of the fifth inning Tuesday evening, Okoboji High School remained undefeated in Siouxland Conference softball action, as the Pioneers broke open a close game and claimed a six-inning victory over the host Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals, 11-0. In a game that was much closer than that final score indicates, Okoboji (12-0, 24-6) received solid hitting from its entire line-up -- cracking a total of 13 hits. The Pioneers, who travel to Fonda Thursday for a non-conference clash with Newell-Fonda, were especially strong in the middle of the order, as Jen
JACKSON -- After winning a pair of games Saturday and claiming a 4-3 victory over Blue Earth early Sunday, Adrian Post 32 rallied with a four-run sixth inning to edge Luverne, 10-9, late Sunday afternoon in the championship game of the LDW Legion Baseball Tournament. The victory was Adrian's seventh in a row this summer since an opening 8-6 loss to Luverne a couple of weeks ago. The championship game featured a total of 23 hits and several lead changes before Adrian capitalized on a pair of Luverne errors in the top of the sixth -- along with a trio of timely hits -- to turn a 9-6 deficit in
FULDA -- Slayton's Mark York and Fulda's Tina Slaathaug were the respective male and female winners of the Wood Duck 5-K road race Saturday morning. York, a cross country runner for Murray County Central, took an early lead in the 42-runner event and stretched the margin over the 3.1 mile distance, finishing 40 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor. York's winning time was 19 minutes and 12 seconds. Slaathaug dueled with Round Lake's Rachel Wilson as the pair of women runners worked into the top 10 overall early in the race. Slaathaug eventually pulled away from Wilson with a strong last
WORTHINGTON -- Spending time in the outdoors can be different things to different people. Some will say that the typical activities would include camping, fishing or hunting. There is also hiking, climbing and swimming and the list goes on and on. There is one activity that I have been participating in that I do consider an outdoor activity that some of you might not. This activity is taking scenic rides on my touring Harley Davidson motorcycle.
WILMONT -- Scoring in a variety of ways, an opportunistic Wilmont Cardinal amateur baseball team plated runs in five innings -- including six in the bottom of the fifth -- as the home team posted an 11-1 Gopher League victory over the Heron Lakers at Butts Probst Field Wednesday night. After playing "small ball" and manufacturing its first four runs, Wilmont (9-0) uncorked the bats and went deep in the fifth, as back-to-back extra-base hits by Brett Wiltrout (double) and Josh Wasmund (home run) increased the Cardinal lead from 4-1 to 7-1 with a couple of well-connected swings. Through four i
WORTHINGTON -- With the completion of last week's state track and field meet, another year of high school sports -- with the exception of this week's state baseball tournament -- has been successfully "tucked into the past." Yes, the events and memories of the '07-08 school year will be recalled months, years and decades from now, as fans, players, coaches and officials remember the highs and lows of another year of area competition. Starting last August with the opening of cross country, volleyball, football and girls' tennis practices, the "new" high school sports year began -- and a few w