Daily Globe Sports
LUVERNE -- Adrian and Southwest Star Concept each won its semifinal round games of the Sub-Section 3A South girls' basketball tournament Tuesday night, setting up Friday night's championship game at SMSU in Marshall. The top-seeded Dragons won a high-scoring thriller over fifth-seeded Southwest Christian, 75-72, in the night's opening game, while third-seeded SSC put together a second-half surge to knock off No. 2 Fulda, 63-48, in the nightcap. Adrian (22-6) and SSC (20-6) will play at 8 p.m.
WORTHINGTON -- Southwest Star Concept's Breanna Rients hit a 12-foot pull-up jumper in the lane with 27 seconds left Saturday night to lift the Quasars to a 45-44 lead, and Brooke DeWall later grabbed an offensive rebound and made two free throws to seal a 47-44 victory over Murray County Central in the Section 3A South girls' basketball quarterfinals. Third-seeded SSC (19-6, 10th straight victory) advances to Tuesday's semifinal game at 7:30 p.m. in Luverne against second-seeded Fulda.
WORTHINGTON -- Fulda's Courtney Hulstein and Sam Raddle buried back-to-back three-pointers in the final 32 seconds of the first half Saturday afternoon, lifting the Raiders to a 25-16 halftime lead in their 66-42 victory over Hills-Beaver Creek in a Section 3A South girls' basketball quarterfinal round matchup. Second-seeded Fulda (17-9) advances to the semifinals Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Luverne, where the Raiders will play third-seeded Southwest Star Concept.
WORTHINGTON -- It was Southwest Conference boys' basketball at its finest Friday night, as Worthington had a lead of no more than nine points for the first 32 minutes, and after the league-champion Marshall Tigers went ahead for the first time all night at the four-minute mark, the Trojans responded at crunch time and earned a huge 71-66 victory to finish second in the conference standings. Worthington (13-7 overall) finishes with an 8-4 conference mark, while Redwood Valley ended at 7-5 after Jackson County Central defeated the Cardinals 88-78 Friday night. "We were a different team tonight
SLAYTON -- Alyson Drooger swished an 18-foot jumper from the left wing with 33 seconds left Thursday night to give Edgerton just its second lead of the game, and the Flying Dutchmen advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Section 3A South girls' basketball tournament with a 40-38 victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove. Eighth-seeded Edgerton (8-16) will play top-seeded Adrian at 1 p.m.
SLAYTON -- After Round Lake-Brewster pulled within six points midway through the second half Thursday night, the Murray County Central Rebels scored eight straight points to regain control on their way to earning a 58-41 victory over the Raiders in the opening round of the Section 3A South girls' basketball tournament. Sixth-seeded MCC (15-11) advances to Saturday's quarterfinal round where the Rebels will play No. 3 Southwest Star Concept at 6 p.m. in Worthington.
WORTHINGTON -- Well it only took 20 years, but we have finally have passed legislation that will allow the citizens of Minnesota to vote on a constitutional amendment to dedicate funding for the benefit of our natural resources. This is only the first step in making this funding become a reality. I have written about dedicated funding before and have expressed a great desire to see this important step become a reality.
WORTHINGTON -- Saturday there will be four high school girls' basketball tournament games played at the Worthington Senior High Gymnasium. The event, dubbed as "Super Saturday," features eight teams playing in the quarterfinals of what is now known as Section 3A South. While the total attendance at the big event may be quite large, the numbers will likely not come close to reaching the capacity crowds that used to fill the WHS gym in the days of the "old" District 7 and District 8 tournaments -- or rival the jam-packed atmosphere of the 1992 Sub-Section 10 boys' championship game between Sla
WORTHINGTON -- Jackson County Central's Scott Benson scored 22 of his game-high 31 points in the first half Tuesday night, and teammate Ryan Rasche scored 25 of his 29 points in the second half to spark the Huskies to an 81-65 victory over the Worthington Trojans in a Southwest Conference boys' basketball game. Worthington (7-4, 12-7) is now tied with Redwood Valley (7-4) for second place in the conference standings, as Marshall has clinched the league crown.
WORTHINGTON -- I have been following in a number of newspapers the conflict that has been brewing over the installation of large platform docks in many lakes in Minnesota. I have not seen any docks in southwest Minnesota I would consider excessive, but that does not mean they don't exist elsewhere in the state.