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GEORGE, Iowa -- Behind a 19-point first-half performance from Tyler Starr Monday night, the George-Little Rock Mustangs built a 35-22 halftime lead and held off a pair of second-half surges from Ellsworth to claim a 64-55 victory over the Panthers in a non-conference boys' basketball showdown between teams that have won state championships in the last two years. G-LR (10-3), which is tied for second place in the Siouxland Conference with an 8-3 mark and won Iowa's Class 1A state title in 2006, set the defensive tone early by holding the Panthers to 22 first-half points, including just eight
WORTHINGTON -- Alyssa Smith scored 18 of her game-high 25 points in the first half Saturday night, leading the Worthington Trojans girls' basketball team to a 90-70 victory over the New Ulm Eagles on 'Meet the Trojans' night. Smith was 11-for-14 from the field and also had a team-high 11 rebounds, while Gabby Boever (18 points, six assists), Holli Aggen (17 points, four steals) and Sarah Boever (14 points, 10 rebounds, four steals) also scored in double figures for Worthington, which forced 38 New Ulm turnovers and outrebounded the Eagles 48-37. "We wanted to pick up our intensity and improv
WORTHINGTON -- Kent Knutson capped a 23-point performance with a pair of baskets in overtime Friday night, helping the Worthington Trojans gain a 71-66 victory over Southwest Christian in a non-conference boys' basketball matchup featuring a pair of tradition-rich programs. There were 18 lead changes and 14 ties in the 40-minute thriller, with an electric atmosphere surrounding the intensity-filled, back-and-forth action. "I couldn't be prouder of a group of guys than I am of these guys, as we played with a lot of heart tonight," WHS head coach Ron Vorwald said after the game.
WORTHINGTON -- I am often asked why I would travel to hunt in a neighboring state when the hunting is good close to home. The answer is really more of a desire to see new places than it is to shoot more or bigger game. The one thing you can enjoy when you travel to hunt, is the ability to see and experience sights that just don't happen at home. I took a couple of days and headed to central South Dakota for the last two days of its pheasant season. I experienced a sight I had never even come close to before in my life.
WORTHINGTON -- Here it is already the second week of January and another high school basketball season is reaching mid-season. It is amazing how fast time flies. While it often seems that winters linger on and on, it always seems that basketball season moves by quickly. In just seven weeks, "March Madness" will be upon us -- and the weather that we experienced last weekend will be expected. My first memories of high school basketball are from the winter of '58-59.
WORTHINGTON -- Pipestone Area's Shelby Jones scored seven of his nine points in the final five minutes Tuesday night, including the eventual game-winning bucket with 1:19 remaining, as the Arrows escaped Worthington with a 59-58 victory over the Trojans in a Southwest Conference boys' basketball contest. "I'm really proud of our guys, as we showed a lot of character and played extremely hard," Worthington head coach Ron Vorwald said after the game.
ST. JAMES -- Worthington's Adou Omot sparked a 17-2 run in the second half Saturday night, as the Trojans turned a four-point deficit into an 11-point lead in their 61-53 victory over the St. James Saints in non-conference boys' basketball action. The victory snaps a three-game losing streak for the Trojans (4-4), while the Saints are now 1-8. St.
SLAYTON -- Paul Counter's three-pointer at the first-half buzzer capped a 9-2 run for Murray County Central Friday night, as the Rebels regained a double-digit lead at halftime before claiming a 59-47 victory over the Fulda Raiders in a Red Rock Conference boys' basketball contest featuring the two Highway 59 rivals. Counter finished with 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead MCC, while Cole Hegstad (15) and Scott Veenhuis (11) also scored in double figures for the Rebels. Fulda's David Crowley pumped in a game-best 20 points to go with seven rebounds and three assists, while t
WORTHINGTON -- Monday marked the close of the pheasant season in Minnesota. By all accounts it was a great year. I had success in both Minnesota and South Dakota. This is the same report I received from just about everyone I visited with. Now the only option left for pheasant hunting is a few days this weekend in the great state of South Dakota, and then about eight more weeks if you want to hunt on a game farm. It always surprises me just how many birds are left after the hunting season is over.
WORTHINGTON -- Getting great scoring balance and stringing together a 19-3 run to finish the game, Mankato West won the junior varsity championship of the Daily Globe-Trojan Holiday Classic boys' basketball tournament Friday afternoon, defeating Perham in the title contest, 48-28. In the third place or consolation game, Coon Rapids stormed to a 35-15 halftime lead and posted a 63-38 victory over Worthington. West 48, Perham 28 Ten players scored for Mankato West, as the Scarlets moved the ball well and earned points in a variety of ways. Ethan Tramp, a 6-2 sophomore guard, scored 13 points