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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
SLAYTON -- Running on the challenging hills of the Slayton Country Club on Monday, the Adrian Dragons -- in dominating fashion -- won their fourth consecutive Red Rock Conference boys' cross country championship. Placing four runners in the top five, and all five scorers in the top seven, AHS won the title by 37 points with an impressive score of 19 (1-2-4-5-7). Leading the victory was the repeat individual championship performance of junior Nate Reyne, who pulled away from classmate Jordan Pater in the final 1,000 meters and clocked a time of 17:19. "I like this course," said R
WORTHINGTON -- While the team championships at today's Red Rock Conference cross country meet will likely easily be won by a pair of state-ranked squads from Adrian, the individual races and the battles for conference team runner-up honors may be closely-contested. The six-team meet will be held at the Slayton Country Club this afternoon, starting with the junior high races at 4:30 p.m. There will not be separate junior varsity races, meaning that the combined varsity-jayvee girls' 4,000-meter event could begin as early as 4:45. The longer 5,000-meter varsity-junior varsity boys' race shoul
HERON LAKE -- Playing without injured backs Tyler Obermoller and Kirk McBreen, the Southwestern United Wildcats gave Wabasso a great game on Southwest Star Concept's homecoming Friday night, but came up seven points short, as the Rabbits claimed a 16-9 victory. Wabasso (5-2, 4-0) opened the scoring on a 54-yard run by Derek Riley on the first play of the second quarter.
WORTHINGTON -- After scoring a pair of touchdowns on the game's first two possessions and then seeing Worthington come back to take a 24-21 lead at the end of the third quarter Friday night, the Redwood Valley Cardinals scored 10 points in the final 2:48 of the fourth quarter to capture a 31-24 victory over the Trojans in an exciting Southwest Conference football game. "This was a great victory for us," Redwood head coach Matt Lundeen said after the game. "We had a terrific start to the game, but then Worthington came back to take the lead and had us reeling.
WORTHINGTON -- Starting Thursday night's Southwest Conference volleyball match with a pair of dominant 14-point victories, the Worthington Trojans swept the Pipestone Area Arrows (25-11, 25-11, 25-21) to pick up their 16th victory of the season. Worthington (16-2, 3-2) was 70-for-73 from the service line on the night and opened up commanding leads in both of the first two games on its way to the sweep. "Our serving was really on tonight," WHS head coach Melissa Schutz said after the match.
OKABENA -- Effectively distributing the volleyball to hitters Katey Granstra, Erika Post, Maddie Collin, Ashley Bartosh and Betsy Voehl, Southwest Star Concept junior setter Luanna Henkels racked up 40 assists in the match, giving her 1,031 set assists for her career. Henkels also had 15 digs and was 11-for-12 at the serving line with seven points, including a pair of aces, as SSC claimed a 3-0 Red Rock Conference victory over Red Rock Central Thursday night. Game scores were 25-18, 25-22 and 25-17. The victory was SSC's 12th straight and improves the Quasars to 19-6 for the season and to 9
WORTHINGTON -- The dogs start to act really antsy when they see me lace up my boots this time of year. We have been going for exercise runs almost every day for the last few weeks and they like all other creatures must feel the change of seasons and sense that fall is very close. In my world the dogs live in my home 12 months a year, but in their world they live for the next 12 weeks. Hunting to my dogs is the reward for acting approximately day in and day out.
WORTHINGTON -- Exactly 50 years ago tomorrow night -- Friday evening, October 10, 1958 -- several area high schools hosted homecoming football games, including the Worthington Trojans. That week, President Dwight Eisenhower celebrated his 68th birthday, the New York Yankees edged the Milwaukee Braves, four games to three, in a well-played World Series, and local farmers Alvin Larson (Reading) and Gene Bicknese (Worthington) were preparing to travel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for the National Mechanical Corn Picking Contest after winning state championships in single-row and double-row competition
ADRIAN -- Murray County Central senior Laura Christensen won her fifth race of the season Tuesday afternoon, breaking away from a lead pack of six top-notch girls' cross country runners at the 31st annual Adrian Invitational. While Christensen was running the 4,000-meter course in a splendid time of 15 minutes, 29.7 seconds, the state's top-ranked Class A team -- Adrian -- utilized another balanced performance to win the team championship by a 26-point margin over runner-up Canby/Minneota/Lincoln HI. The Dragons, who are the three-time defending state Class A champions, had a low score of 38