Daily Globe Sports
LARCHWOOD, Iowa -- On a beautiful fall Monday afternoon at Meadow Acres Golf Club in northwest Iowa, the Worthington Trojans claimed both the boys' and girls' varsity team titles at the four-school Hills-Beaver Creek/Ellsworth Invitational cross country meet. Paced by the first-place finish of O.J. Ojullu in the boys' 5,000-meter event, the Trojans clipped H-BC/E, 27-28 (adjusted team scoring).
WORTHINGTON -- Combining a pair of quick-strike touchdowns with a trio of long drives, Minnesota West earned an exciting, 34-27 victory over Northland in a Community and Technical College football game at Trojan Field Saturday afternoon. The victory by the Bluejays improves Minnesota West to 4-1 for the season, while the Pioneers -- who rallied with 20 straight points after trailing 26-7 to claim a 27-26 lead with just two minutes and 46 seconds left in the fourth quarter -- dropped to 1-4 overall. After Northland, which is based in Thief River Falls, rallied to take its only lead of the gam
FALCON HEIGHTS -- Three area teams competed in the one of the largest and most prestigious high school cross country meets in the nation, participating in the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota Golf Course. High-caliber teams from all across the upper Midwest competed in the Gold Division, while 51 quality teams ran in the Maroon Division. Adrian, which is currently Minnesota's top-ranked Class A team in both girls and boys, was elevated to the Gold Division this year and competed favorably with many much-larger schools. Jackson County Central made strong team showings in
SLAYTON -- Playing on every down and never leaving the field Friday night, Fulda senior Andy Henning charted 16 tackles and scored three touchdowns to spark the Raiders to a 33-18 victory over rival Murray County Central in Little Sioux Conference football action. Fulda (1-4) came back from a 12-0 first-quarter deficit and outscored MCC (1-4) 27-6 in the second half to capture its first victory of the season. "Our guys did a good job of battling and coming back after we got behind early," Fulda head coach Brad Holinka said after the game.
SIBLEY, Iowa -- With an impressive display of volleyball to open the first game Thursday night, the Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals started strong and never trailed the entire match in sweeping the George-Little Rock Mustangs (25-15, 25-18, 25-14) in Siouxland Conference action. S-O (11-6, 2-1) scored six of the first seven points and nine of the initial 11 in Game 1, as junior middle hitter Jessica Ackerman (nine kills, four ace blocks, three ace serves) sparked the Generals early on. Ackerman accounted for the first two points with an ace block and a kill, and later scored four points (two thun
WORTHINGTON -- Next Saturday is the opener for the Minnesota waterfowl season, and this date is well-anticipated for many hunters. I have written in the past that the duck hunting in our region is not all that great compared to other areas. It is for this reason that duckhunting pressure has declined in recent years in my opinion. One hunting season that has already opened with almost nobody noticing is the partridge season. This season opened on Sept.
EAST COAST -- Eight days ago this morning, my four sons and I arrived safely back in Heron Lake after spending the previous 110 hours "on the road" traveling to the east coast and back. During those four-and-a-half days of adventure, we put 3,159 miles on our white van, increasing its mileage from 127,190 to 130,349. We saw four major league baseball games, six major league stadiums, spent an afternoon at Cooperstown, N.Y.
SLAYTON -- As expected Tracy-Milroy-Balaton senior Ryan Tholen won his sixth consecutive individual title of the season -- remaining undefeated -- with a 31-second victory at the eight-team Rebel Invitational at the Slayton Country Club Tuesday afternoon. While Tholen was pulling away from the 41-runner varsity field in the boys' 5,000-meter race, the Patriots of Hills-Beaver Creek/Ellsworth were claiming the team championship with an effective late-race surge. The Patriot trio of Tyler Paulsen, Brent Kramer and Luke Werner each moved up several places in the last mile, passing front-leadin
ADRIAN -- Jumping out to a quick five-point lead in Game 1 Tuesday night, the Southwest Star Concept Quasars set the tone early in their three-game victory (25-18, 25-18, 25-14) over the Adrian Dragons in a key Red Rock Conference volleyball match. SSC (7-5, 5-0) led from start to finish in both Games 1 and 2 before scoring six straight points midway through Game 3 to grab a five-point lead on its way to completing the sweep. "We have been stressing the importance of getting off to a good start, and we did just that tonight," SSC head coach Crystal Fast said following the match.
SLAYTON -- Murray County Central distance-running ace Laura Christensen celebrated her 18th birthday Tuesday in grand fashion, as the senior cross country runner won her fourth consecutive race of the season -- and led her teammates to the girls' championship of the Rebel Invitational at the always-challenging Slayton Country Club. Getting stronger as the 4,000-meter race progressed, Christensen handled the course's hills without any problems and broke away from the 32-runner varsity field, winning by 18 seconds with a time of 16:22.