Daily Globe Sports
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.
ST. JAMES -- Worthington's Adou Omot sparked a 17-2 run in the second half Saturday night, as the Trojans turned a four-point deficit into an 11-point lead in their 61-53 victory over the St. James Saints in non-conference boys' basketball action. The victory snaps a three-game losing streak for the Trojans (4-4), while the Saints are now 1-8. St.
SLAYTON -- Paul Counter's three-pointer at the first-half buzzer capped a 9-2 run for Murray County Central Friday night, as the Rebels regained a double-digit lead at halftime before claiming a 59-47 victory over the Fulda Raiders in a Red Rock Conference boys' basketball contest featuring the two Highway 59 rivals. Counter finished with 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead MCC, while Cole Hegstad (15) and Scott Veenhuis (11) also scored in double figures for the Rebels. Fulda's David Crowley pumped in a game-best 20 points to go with seven rebounds and three assists, while t
WORTHINGTON -- Monday marked the close of the pheasant season in Minnesota. By all accounts it was a great year. I had success in both Minnesota and South Dakota. This is the same report I received from just about everyone I visited with. Now the only option left for pheasant hunting is a few days this weekend in the great state of South Dakota, and then about eight more weeks if you want to hunt on a game farm. It always surprises me just how many birds are left after the hunting season is over.
WORTHINGTON -- Getting great scoring balance and stringing together a 19-3 run to finish the game, Mankato West won the junior varsity championship of the Daily Globe-Trojan Holiday Classic boys' basketball tournament Friday afternoon, defeating Perham in the title contest, 48-28. In the third place or consolation game, Coon Rapids stormed to a 35-15 halftime lead and posted a 63-38 victory over Worthington. West 48, Perham 28 Ten players scored for Mankato West, as the Scarlets moved the ball well and earned points in a variety of ways. Ethan Tramp, a 6-2 sophomore guard, scored 13 points
WORTHINGTON -- The event is dubbed as the Daily Globe-Trojan Holiday Classic -- and make no mistake about it, Friday's championship game between Perham and Mankato West was indeed a classic. "What a great game," was the comment made by dozens of fans, as well as by both head coaches -- Dave Cresap of Perham and Mankato West's Tom Boone.
WORTHINGTON -- With Worthington clinging to a one-point lead in the game's final 30 seconds Friday night, Coon Rapids' Will McKissic came up with a pair of key plays to lift the Cardinals to a thrilling 68-67 victory over the host Trojans in the third-place game of the 10th Annual Daily Globe-Trojan Holiday Classic boys' basketball tournament. The victory is the first of the season for the Cardinals (1-5), while Worthington (3-4) has now lost three straight games. "We played better tonight, and I thought we did a lot of positive things," Worthington head coach Ron Vorwald said afterwards.
WORTHINGTON -- This is my third column in a three-part series that was designed to make you more knowledgeable about some of the organizations that exist in Nobles County whose function is to protect our natural resources. The first was the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed. The second featured the Nobles County Soil and Water Conservation District and today's column is on the Nobles County Environmental Services Department (NCESD). Nobles County Public Works consists of three departments.
WORTHINGTON -- Utilizing a perimeter based offense that features penetration and dishing off, the Mankato West Scarlets rolled to their most convincing victory of the new season, clipping the Coon Rapids Cardinals, 77-57, Thursday evening in the opening game of the 10th annual Daily Globe Trojan Holiday Classic boys' basketball tournament. With the victory, the Scarlets (3-2) advance to the championship game for the fourth consecutive time, where they will battle the Perham Yellowjackets, who defeated Worthington (55-40) in the second game. "We played really well tonight," West head coach To