Daily Globe Sports
OKABENA -- There was a card shower in process this past week with lots of mail going to Sherwood Acres on the southern edge of Okabena. The reason for all the cards was that four days ago -- Sunday, Sept. 7 -- Warren "Lefty" Gentry celebrated his birthday.
MARSHALL -- Once again getting a balanced performance from both its girls and boys, Adrian won a pair of team championships at the Marshall Invitational cross country meet Monday. Running at Independence Park, a total of 15 teams were represented in the event, which featured 78 finishing runners in the girls' 4,000-meter race and had 73 boys complete the longer 5,000-meter distance. Individually, Murray County Central senior Laura Christensen nipped Adrian senior Leslie Stover in a close race to win the girls' individual crown.
ROUND LAKE -- Displaying exceptional balance at the net, Harris-Lake Park remained undefeated in high school volleyball, as the Wolves defeated across-the-border rival Round Lake-Brewster (0-4) in three straight games Saturday afternoon. Game scores were 25-12, 25-18 and 25-12. "Our girls played their roles very well this afternoon," declared H-LP head coach Daryl Meyer after the match.
LUVERNE -- Senior running back Phil Paquette rushed the ball 22 times for 107 yards and a touchdown Friday night, leading the Luverne Cardinals to a 27-11 victory over Jackson County Central in the Southwest Conference-football opener for both teams. Junior quarterback Ryan Hoff was 6-for-14 passing for 112 yards and a 29-yard touchdown strike to Zack Clark (four receptions for 54 yards) for the Cardinals, and both Matt Fodness (16 carries for 49 yards) and Zach Olson (two carries for 33 yards, two receptions for 58 yards) rushed for a touchdown to spark Luverne. "We made a lot of mental mis
EDGERTON -- Putting together a sustained drive -- on the ground -- late in the game, Hills-Beaver Creek/Ellsworth scored with 2:20 left in the fourth quarter and edged Edgerton, 13-12, in a Southern Confederacy football contest Friday night. The Patriots (2-0) gained 67 of their 112 rushing yards in the last quarter.
WORTHINGTON -- The 2008 high school volleyball season is under way, with most of the Red Rock Conference teams starting league action last Thursday night. Here is a brief look at each of the teams in the league, along with Tracy-Milroy-Balaton of the Camden Conference. Adrian Dragons Three starters return for the Dragons, who finished 2007 with an overall record of 14-16. Senior outside hitter Kourtney Kramer, senior right-side hitter Katy Slater and junior defensive specialist Trysten Lange are returning starters and will look to provide solid play for head coach Katie Prunty's squad. Se
BREWSTER -- In a wild, exciting game that featured seven pass interceptions, two long touchdown runs and a 42-yard field goal, the Wildcats of Southwestern United earned a 29-13 victory over Sleepy Eye Public Friday night. It was SWU's first win in the Southern Minnesota Conference, as the Wildcats dominated the second half. SWU seniors Ben Scheevel and Tyler Obermoller both had big statistical games for the Wildcats (1-1), who had a total of 316 yards of offense. Scheevel intercepted three passes in the game, including a key pick to stop a Sleepy Eye drive in the fourth quarter. Obermolle
OKABENA -- After falling behind by a game on two separate occasions Thursday night, the Southwest Star Concept Quasars rallied to defeat the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen in five exciting sets in the Red Rock Conference volleyball-opener for both teams, 19-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19, 15-10. Edgerton (0-1, 1-2) jumped out to a quick lead on its way to the victory in Game 1 and then scored a pair of late points to capture the Game 3 victory. SSC, though, steadily pulled away from the Flying Dutchmen in Games 2, 4 and 5 to gain the match victory. "We didn't come out ready to play in the first game and
ADRIAN -- On a clear and calm afternoon with the temperature at 65 degrees, a trio of high school cross country teams competed in the Dragon Invitational Thursday. Utilizing its remarkable depth, the host Adrian Dragons dominated the meet, winning both the girls' and boys' team titles in convincing fashion. First, the three-time defending state champion AHS girls put six girls among the top seven finishers and tallied a winning score of 19 points on scoring places 1-3-4-5-6. Later, the three-time defending section champion Dragon boys had five of the first six runners, including a 1-2-3 fi