Daily Globe Sports
ADRIAN -- Utilizing its exceptional depth and balance, the Adrian Dragons made it a dual three-peat Thursday afternoon, winning both team titles at the Section 3A cross country meet. Sunny skies and a 55 degree temperature with light winds made for nearly ideal late-season running conditions for the 207 athletes -- representing 17 high school teams -- at the challenging Adrian Country Club. The top 10 individuals and the first two teams in each the girls' 4,000 meter race and in the boys' 5,000 meter event earned advancement to next week's state cross country meet, which will again be held N
BLUE EARTH -- Mountain Lake/Butterfield's girls came within a whisker of a state team qualification at the Section 2A cross country meet Thursday at the Riverside Town and Country Club. But the Wolverines, who had a pair of individual qualifiers, came up just three points short of a team bid. Jackson Country Central's tandem of sophomore Matt Kocak (17:09) and freshman Marc Strom (17:12) finished eighth and ninth, respectively in the boys' meet to qualify as individuals to next week's state meet in Northfield. The top five girls' teams were Fairmont (56), Blue Earth (73), ML/B-O (76), Windo
WORTHINGTON -- I spend a fair amount of my free time reading up on issues related to the outdoors and hunting. I have a high desire to stay knowledgeable on what I think are vital issues to the American sportsman. I also receive many e-mails from different government organizations and conservation groups that share tidbits that you don't normally hear about. The piece that can across my desk this week, disappointed me greatly. I became aware of the fact that 24,642 individuals were caught trespassing on railroad property last year.
WORTHINGTON -- While two-time defending champion Adrian is looking to repeat its Section 3A championship in both girls' and boys' cross country competition today, the young, well-balanced Jackson County Central boys' team is seeking to make a splash in the Section 2A meet. A total of 17 teams, including the Worthington Trojans, will take to the course in the Section 3A meet at the Adrian Country Club. The girls' 4,000 meter race is scheduled for a 4 p.m.
BREWSTER -- Murray County Central senior running back Scott Veenhuis suffered a knee injury at Fulda in the fifth game of the season (Sept.
ADRIAN -- Putting together a pair of long scoring drives to open the game Tuesday night, the second-seeded Adrian Dragons built a quick 14-0 lead on their way to an impressive 36-8 victory over No. 7 Red Rock Central in the Section 3A football tournament quarterfinals. Adrian (7-2) advances to Saturday's semifinal round, where the Dragons will host sixth-seeded Murray County Central at 3 p.m.
LUVERNE -- After controlling most of Game 1 and posting a six-point victory, Westbrook-Walnut Grove had to rally from a 2-1 deficit Monday night at the Luverne High School Gym, earning advancement to the quarterfinals of the Section 3A South volleyball tournament with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Edgerton. Game scores were 25-19, 23-25, 20-25, 25-16, 15-13. With the win, the Chargers (13-13-1) continue their season and will play top-seeded Windom (25-2) at 6 p.m.
LUVERNE -- Paced by 17 and 15 kills from Alyssa Schmidt and Abby Halter, respectively, the seventh-seeded Red Rock Central Falcons won their sub-section 3A South volleyball tournament opener Monday night in four games over No. 10 Round Lake-Brewster, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-22. RRC (12-13) advances to play second-seeded Southwest Christian in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. Friday in Luverne. RL-B finishes the season with a 10-13 record. "We didn't play our best volleyball tonight, but we did enough to win and advance," RRC head coach Mary Shaner said following the match.
LAKEFIELD -- In the spring of 1968, the Twin Cities rock band T.C. Atlantic played at Windom High School's prom. The band had one hit record that just creeped into the Top 40.
WORTHINGTON -- With all the rain that we have been having lately, it brings to mind the saying, "just like water off a duck". This really does seem to be perfect weather for a duck. It's just too bad that Southwest Minnesota doesn't really have any ducks. The two times I have been out I shot three shells and bagged two ducks. This is not what would be called good duck hunting. I saw almost no waterfowl in the sky anywhere these mornings. I did come across a really interesting duck hunting story this week and wanted to pass it on to you.