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WORTHINGTON -- My weekend was filled with pheasants and everything that goes with them. I attended the 25th anniversary celebration of Pheasants Forever at the Rivercentre located in St Paul. There were 29,000 other attendees that joined me as well. I have attended every national PF event over the years. I traveled to Bloomington one year, Omaha, Neb. the second year, DesMoines, Iowa the third time, and again this year when it traveled back to the state of its origination in 2008. These events can best be described as Valley Fair for a pheasant hunter.
WORTHINGTON -- Redwood Valley's Mike Felt popped in an incredible 41 points Friday night, but the Worthington Trojans got nine consecutive defensive stops in the second half and used a 7-0 run in the final two-plus minutes to break away from a 51-51 tie before holding on for a 65-63 victory over the Cardinals in a key Southwest Conference boys' basketball contest. Felt, who had 25 points at halftime, made seven three-pointers, eight two-point baskets and four free throws to spark the Cardinals. "We did a decent job on Felt and denied him the ball, but he is just a tremendous player with a te
WORTHINGTON -- State capital buzz with a capital 'B' is the news in the outdoors this week. There was a release a few days ago about some possible changes in some very fundamental fishing regulations that would affect every single person that dips a fishing line in this great state. This release is the first in a series of events that are designed to gauge public sentiment on a variety of issues. The legislature notifies the DNR about their thoughts on certain matters and this sets the stage for statewide debate.
JACKSON -- Matt King and Travis Meinders combined to shoot 11-for-16 from three-point land Tuesday night, sparking the Worthington Trojans to an 80-75 victory over Jackson County Central in a Southwest Conference boys' basketball contest. King (6-for-8) stroked a trio of long-distance shots in each half, while Meinders (eight assists, seven rebounds) made five three-pointers and poured in all of his 19 points in a high-scoring first half. Worthington led 45-43 at halftime and opened up the game's largest margin (70-57) midway through the second half before JCC twice cut the lead to four (76-
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.