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WINDOM -- Southwest Star Concept and Fulda finished first and second in the Red Rock Conference girls' basketball standings this season, with the Quasars finishing a game ahead by beating the Raiders 57-52 at Okabena on January 12. Both teams won their Section 3A South semifinal games Tuesday night, setting up a rematch in the Section 3A South title game Friday night in Marshall at 6 p.m. Top-seeded SSC (23-3) again held off a late rally to win and move on, this time over No. 5 Murray County Central, 61-55. Second-seeded Fulda (25-3) broke away late to defeat No.
LUVERNE -- Southwest Star Concept and Murray County Central each won a Section 3A South girls' basketball quarterfinal game Monday night, advancing to tonight's semifinals. Top-seeded SSC held off a late charge from No. 8 Southwest Christian to earn a 59-50 victory in the night's first game, while No.
WORTHINGTON -- Laying everything on the line Saturday afternoon, 22 area wrestlers placed in the top two in their respective divisions at the Section 3AA individual tournament and qualified for the state tournament starting Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul. Adrian Area had the most qualifiers with six, while four wrestlers from both Fulda/Murray County Central and Windom/Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin will be in action at Xcel Energy Center. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton will send three wrestlers to St.
WORTHINGTON -- Scoring 52 second-half points Saturday afternoon, the Rochester Yellowjackets women's basketball team gained a Minnesota Community College Conference victory over the Minnesota West Lady Jays, 83-71. Brittany Gladis sparked Rochester (7-2, 17-8) with a game-high 31 points, including 18 in the final 20 minutes. "We did a better job of taking care of the ball and getting it inside to Gladis in the second half," Rochester head coach Steve Hucke said following the game.
SIOUX VALLEY -- "But February made me shiver with every paper I delivered," sang Don McLean in his 1972 classic "American Pie." Well, it's February and it is shivering cold -- just like it was 35 years ago.
WORTHINGTON -- The old nursery rhyme that goes, "Oh where oh where has my little dog gone" seems to be prophetic these days when it comes to the efforts to fill the many vacant positions in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources enforcement division. I am referring to the conservation officer positions that I prefer were called Game Wardens. I am in no way comparing a CO to a little dog, but I really do wonder where they've all gone in many parts of the state.
EDGERTON -- Hailey Van Kley swished a 12-footer with about 13 seconds left Tuesday night, giving the visiting Edgerton Flying Dutchmen a 59-58 lead before Southwest Christian had a last-second shot rim out to cap a thrilling Red Rock Conference girls' basketball game between the cross-town rivals. Amy Kallemeyn led Edgerton with 26 points, while Alexa Vanden Bosch was next with 20 points. Kara Van Dyke topped SWC with 18 points and six rebounds, while Jada Vander Veen scored 17 points, and Brianna Spronk charted 12 points and four steals. Emily Prins and Courtney De Kam each posted seven re
MARSHALL -- Receiving strong scoring balance Tuesday night, the Marshall Tigers topped the Worthington Trojans, 63-59, in Southwest Conference boys' basketball action. Kyle Mathiowetz led Marshall with 14 points, while Tyler Gimmestad (10), Beau Bredeson (nine), Alex Christianson (nine), Jacob Carrow (nine) and Ben Blomme (eight) all scored well for the Tigers. Adou Omot led the Trojans with 14 points and six rebounds. "Adou played his best all-around game tonight," praised Worthington head coach Ron Vorwald.
WORTHINGTON -- Holding Windom scoreless for more than 10 minutes in the first half Thursday night, the Worthington Trojans girls' basketball team built a 39-10 halftime lead and rolled to an 85-54 victory in the first game of a Southwest Conference doubleheader with the Eagles. "Our pressure defense was really working for us tonight," Trojans head coach Eric Lindner said following the game.
WORTHINGTON -- Drilling six 3-pointers on his way to 21 points Thursday night, Mike Vorwald also dished out eight assists to orchestrate the Worthington Trojans to a 76-56 victory over the Windom Eagles in the nightcap of a Southwest Conference doubleheader. "We certainly needed this win tonight," Trojans head coach Ron Vorwald said following the game. "The guys had redemption on their minds, as they were ready to play.