Daily Globe Sports
WORTHINGTON -- As the two teams to advance out of Sub-district A, Pipestone and Luverne are getting prepared for this weekend's 2nd District Division 2 American Legion baseball tournament held in Springfield. Pipestone (14-3-1) won Subdistrict A and plays the host team Springfield today at 3:30 p.m., while Luverne (11-5, Sub-District A runner-up) takes on Blue Earth at 1 p.m. Both teams will play again Saturday, as the double-elimination tournament continues in Springfield. Pipestone With an abundance of post-season success during the last four high school seasons, Pipestone enters the we
WORTHINGTON -- Summer continues to race by, with the first of August just around the corner. Summer was kind of disappointing this year because of the fact that we didn't really have any in June. All it did was rain for the last part of May and much of June. Summer, by most descriptions is June, July and August. And with most of June absentee balloting, this summer seems even shorter than usual.
WILMONT -- After Luverne scored a single run in each of the first five innings Wednesday night, the Wilmont Cardinals scored 14 combined runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh frames to build a 15-6 lead in their 15-7 victory over the Redbirds in an elimination game of the Gopher League amateur baseball playoffs. Top-seeded Wilmont (19-4) will host second-seeded Pipestone Friday at 7:30 p.m., with the winner advancing to the Region 13C playoffs along with Adrian -- which defeated Pipestone 7-2 Wednesday night. Aaron Johnson earned the victory, tossing seven innings, fanning five batters and al
ADRIAN -- Pipestone (12-3) won a pair of games over the weekend to win the sub-district legion baseball championship, while Luverne (10-5) came back through the loser's bracket and claimed runner-up honors.
WORTHINGTON -- A few years back I was out shooting sporting clay at the Horse Barn and Hunt Club in Lakefield, and as I was walking around the course I saw a most interesting bird. I asked the owner operator, Brent Rossow, just what kind of bird it was and he informed me that the bird was a Bobolink. I had never seen one and was fascinated by this little bird king of the grasslands.
WORTHNGTON -- It has been an interesting two weeks since I wrote my last "blast" which featured an 18-point quiz. While not many readers -- just three -- actually took the time to fully respond, I did receive lots of favorable comments about the column and did get a bunch of verbal answers to some of the questions. Later in this week's "blast," I will reveal all 18 answers and also divulge the name of the person who had the most right answers. But first, a brief look at what's to come -- concerning featured stories -- in the upcoming "blasts." One story that needs to be told is the tale of
WORTHINGTON -- Nine area high school athletes have been honored by the Minnesota Fast-Pitch Coaches Association as members of the 2008 Girls' Softball All-State team. Five of those players were selected to the Class AA first team -- while one athlete was picked for the AA second team; one girl was named AA honorable mention, and two players earned Class A honorable-mention honors. Section 3AA champion Pipestone Area played in its third consecutive state tournament, making it to the AA finals for the second straight time.
WORTHINGTON -- The old saying that "the pen is mightier than the sword" just might have some new meaning in this modern day when it comes to the task of conservation. As you might know, I am very involved with the local chapter of Pheasants Forever. This habitat organization has acquired over 20 parcels of land totaling more than 1,600 acres in Nobles County.
ADRIAN -- After inducing 15 ground ball outs, Pipestone's veteran pitching ace Kent Woelber loudly called "mine, mine, mine" as he tracked down a foul pop-up outside the first base line for the game's final out -- in the bottom of the ninth -- Wednesday night, as Woelber and his teammates earned a key 3-1 Gopher League victory. Woelber, who will turn 43 in February, has pitched in the league since 1986 -- and his experience paid dividends for the A's in a game they needed to win. "This was a big win for us," Woelber said after the game.
WORTHINGTON -- Slapping out 20 hits in two games Tuesday night, the Sioux Falls West VFW baseball team captured a pair of victories over Worthington by scores of 8-4 and 7-3. West scored three runs in the first inning of the opener and later increased the lead to 8-0.