Daily Globe Sports
JACKSON -- After winning Games 1 and 2 in impressive fashion Tuesday night, the Jackson County Central Huskies won a tight third set to sweep the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers in a non-conference volleyball match, 25-13, 25-13 and 25-21. JCC (ranked seventh in Class AA) is now 24-1 on the season, with its only loss coming to Worthington on September 18.
ADRIAN -- Amazingly putting all five of their scoring runners among the top 12 finishers Tuesday afternoon, the Adrian Dragons impressively won the team title of the 31st-annual Adrian Invitational cross country meet at the community's golf course on the south edge of town. The Dragons were so dominant in the 15-team, 84-runner varsity field that they won the meet by 93 points -- with an incredible low score of 29 points on team places 1-4-5-7-12. That victory margin was by far the largest in the meet's history. "That was incredible," exclaimed a beaming AHS head coach Doug Petersen.
WASECA -- After scoring a goal 11 minutes into the game Monday, the ninth-seeded Worthington Trojans found the net three times in the second half to earn a 4-0 victory over eighth-seeded Waseca in the opening round of the Section 2A girls' soccer tournament. Worthington (7-6-1), which won its fifth straight game, advances to Thursday's quarterfinals. The Trojans will play at top-seeded Albert Lea at a time to be announced. "We played a good game and were aggressive to the ball tonight," Worthington head coach Smitty Ektnitphong said.
EDGERTON -- Using a balanced attack Monday night, the Worthington Trojans extended their winning streak to eight matches with a three-game victory (25-14, 25-14, 25-21) over Edgerton in non-conference volleyball action. "Things went well for us tonight," Worthington head coach Melissa Schutz said.
ADRIAN -- Combining the powerful inside running of Keith Engelkes and Brandon Kirk with a potent aerial attack spearheaded by Isaac Dolan Friday night, the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers scored a touchdown in each quarter and picked up a 30-6 victory over the Adrian Dragons in a key Little Sioux Conference football game. T-M-B gained 410 yards of total offense (190 passing, 220 rushing) and limited the Dragons to 197 yards on the night (117 passing, 80 rushing). "We're very pleased with how we played tonight," T-M-B co-head coach Derek Flann said after the game.
JACKSON -- Taking advantage of five Arrow turnovers, and riding the legs and right arm of Nathan Brandt -- along with the sure hands of Pat Garvin -- Jackson County Central earned a 20-0 homecoming football victory over Pipestone Area Friday night in a Southwest Conference clash. JCC improved to 3-3 for the season and the Huskies are now 2-2 in conference action. The Arrows are 0-6 overall and 0-5 in the league. "I want to thank you guys for your effort," JCC head coach Tom Schuller told the Huskies in his post-game huddle.
WORTHINGTON -- Tomorrow is the waterfowl opener in Minnesota, and a week later is the pheasant opener. When it rains it pours. You wait all year for the fall months and now they are here. Now is the time to get all of your gear ready for the fall hunting season.
WORTHINGTON -- Closing out Game 2 with a 14-4 run -- highlighted by the net play of sophomore middle hitter Martha Alwal -- Worthington rallied for a 3-1 non-conference volleyball victory Thursday evening over the visiting Wabasso Rabbits on "Meet the Trojans" night. Wabasso (10-7-2) won Game 1 by a convincing 25-19 margin, but the Trojans -- who trailed by a 17-11 spread in Game 2 -- rallied to win three straight games (25-21, 25-12 and 25-16) to improve their overall match record to 9-2. The Trojan game record stands at 27-7. Alwal, who finished the match with 18 kills and nine blocks, do
TRACY -- Paced by the exceptional serving performances of Anndi Russell, Anneli Dudley and Carrie Timmerman, Worthington earned a three-game sweep over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in a non-conference high school volleyball match Tuesday evening. Game scores were 25-20, 25-20 and 25-16. Russell, who helped the Trojan defense with four digs, had a string of service points to spark Worthington to 6-0 and 5-0 leads in Games 1 and 3, respectively. Russell finished 21-for-23 from the line, racking up seven aces for the match. "Anndi really had a good night serving," praised Trojan head coach Melissa Sc
ROUND LAKE -- Scoring nine straight points in Game 1 and 10 consecutive points in Game 2 Tuesday night, the Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin Wolverines built large leads early in the match and held off several challenges from Round Lake-Brewster to claim a four-game victory (25-21, 25-17, 20-25, 25-18) over the Raiders in a Red Rock Conference volleyball match. RL-B (1-10, 0-7) rallied late in both Games 1 and 2, but ML/B-O captured both sets to go up 2-0.