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WINDOM -- Putting four runners among the top 10 finishers and getting a 16th place performance from its fifth runner, the Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin girls won the six-team Eagle Invitational Cross Country Meet at the Windom Country Club Monday. The Wolverines won the team title with an adjusted score of 40 points, while the host Windom/Southwestern United Eagles were a close second with a score of 44. St. James finished third with 62 points, followed by Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (96).
WORTHINGTON -- Running on a cool, blustery morning, former Edgerton runner Bret Fransen pulled away in the last two miles to win the 28th annual Turkey Day 10-K Saturday morning. While it was Fransen's first victory in the prestigious event, Marshall's Marie Sample won the women's individual title for the fourth time, breaking away from two-time winner Connie Houlhan late in the race. A total of 647 runners completed the 6.2 mile distance, which starts downtown, circles the five miles around Lake Okabena and finishes back on 10th street in front of a large crowd of cheering spectators. "I f
SIBLEY, Iowa -- Rushing the football 61 times for 302 yards, the Sheldon Orabs overcame an early 7-0 deficit and rolled to a 39-7 victory over Sibley-Ocheyedan in 2A, District 1 action. Both teams entered the game undefeated and excitement was at a high pitch as orange and black colors dominated both sets of bleachers. On their first drive of the evening, a 63-yard touchdown strike from Ross Wiersma to Cody Dirks thrilled the larger home crowd side.
WORTHINGTON -- For several area runners, competing in the 28th annual Turkey Day 10-K is something that happens every September. Among those regulars are Fulda natives Wayne Drealan and Tim Meyer. Drealan, who will turn 55 in October, is one of five men who have never missed. Yes, that's right, Wayne has run all 27 previous Turkey Day 10-K's, beginning in 1980. The other four are Worthington's Midg White, Steve Vlieger of Mitchell, S.D.
WORTHINGTON -- Just how long do you think the holiday can last when it comes to pheasant hunting in southwest Minnesota? The roadside counts have been completed, and the results are again phenomenal. The roadside counts are done to provide an indicator of pheasant numbers and to help Minnesota hunters decide where they might want to travel to when the season opens Oct. 13. This report can be good or bad depending on who you are. There is a fair amount of local hunters who wish this report was discontinued.
WORTHINGTON -- It takes five good performances to win a team championship at a high school cross country meet. Running on a cool and windy day at Prairie View Golf Course Thursday, the young and well-balanced Jackson County Central boys utilized five good runs to claim an eight-point victory over highly-regarded St.
WORTHINGTON -- Both the individual and team titles in the varsity girls' race of the 40th annual Worthington Turkey Trot high school cross country meet went right down to the wire. After five top-notch runners had separated from the pack of 83 finishing runners, the duo Laura Christensen of Murray County Central/Fulda and Anne Marie Dykstra of Pipestone Area pulled away and raced side-by-side all the way to the chute. Both runners ran the 4,000 meter course at Prairie View under 16 minutes, with Christensen clocking a winning time of 15 minutes, 54 seconds, while Dykstra (15:55) was right on
WINDOM -- Sparked by a fine all-around performance from Megan Ysker Thursday night, the Windom Eagles swept the Jackson County Central Huskies in a key Southwest Conference volleyball match, 25-16, 25-17, 25-20. "This was a solid team effort and a big conference win for us," Windom head coach Ron Wendorff said.
WORTHINGTON -- A total of 12 high school cross country teams will converge on the Prairie View Golf Course this afternoon for the 40th annual running of the Worthington Turkey Trot. After 39 years of holding the event, which began in 1968, on the Saturday morning of King Turkey Day, the meet moves to Thursday afternoon this year. "With so many events, including the Turkey Day 10-K, on Saturday, we decided to try something different and move the cross country up a couple of days," explained meet director and WHS head coach Mike Traphagen.
MARSHALL -- Running on a fall-like day with the temperature at 63 degrees, the Adrian Dragons claimed both varsity divisions of the 14-team Marshall Invitational Cross Country Meet Monday afternoon. Adrian packed four runners among the top seven to win the girls' team title with 31 points and then placed three boys among the first six finishers to win the boys' meet with a low score of 35 points. Host Marshall was second in each race, scoring 67 points in the girls' meet and 64 in the boys' event. Redwood Valley (140), Windom/Southwestern United (154), Murray County Central (155), Southwest