Daily Globe Sports
WORTHINGTON -- Dating back to 1953 when Floyd "Baldy" Nelson, Worthington High School's head track and field coach, organized a local meet, known as the Trojan Relays, the popular sporting event continues to be an area classic. Today's relays will again be broken down into four classes -- A girls, A boys, AA girls and AA boys -- and will very much have a local flavor. Starting at 4 p.m.
MARSHALL -- Worthington and Marshall played a pair of one-run games Thursday, as the Tigers rallied from a 9-0 deficit in the opener to earn a 10-9 victory before the Trojans captured a 2-1 victory in the nightcap in a Southwest Conference softball doubleheader. "We played very well today, and had a chance to win both games," WHS head coach Sam Baumgartner said.
WORTHINGTON -- Only nine days until the 2008 fishing opener. This day is a very important day if you are a resort owner or an avid fisherman. There will be thousands of anglers on the water Saturday, and almost all of them will be fishing for one specific fish. That fish is the walleye. Walleyes are also called by names like marble eyes, walleyed pike and spotty tail. These nick names come from the outward features of this coveted species. Walleyes have very large eyes with no eye lids. These big eyes have given rise to the marble eyes slang.
REDWOOD FALLS -- After earning a five-run victory in the first game of a Southwest Conference softball doubleheader Monday, the Redwood Valley Cardinals held off the Worthington Trojans in the nightcap to complete the sweep. RV won by scores of 10-5 and 7-6. Worthington's Kristen Dierks (Game 1) and Emily Ebbers (Game 2) each hurled a complete game, combining to walk 11 and strike out four batters. Lynn Harberts was 2-for-4 in the opener, and Jordan Wiertzema cracked a bases-loaded, three-run double and later scored on a passed ball in the fourth inning to spark the Trojan offense. Worthin
WORTHINGTON -- The ice is finally gone and the open-water fishing season is here. It's about time. Spring time means crappies. These abundant pan fish make up the majority of the fish that get eaten in April and May. I love crappie fishing. The main reason is that this early spring fishing is so easy. You don't need a boat or fancy fishing electronics. All you need is a rod and reel with light line and a bucket of small minnows and you are set to go. As soon as the water starts to warm up there is a mini explosion in the under water world.
WORTHINGTON -- Yesterday's heavy rains and potential lightning strikes postponed or canceled nearly every spring athletic event in the area.
ST. JAMES -- Winning eight events Tuesday, Worthington won the girls' division of a triangular track and field meet, edging Fairmont by a point-and-a-half. The Trojans tallied 74½ points, while the Cardinals scored 73 and host St. James finished with 38½ points. In a very closely-contested boys' meet -- separated by just 10 points from first to third -- Fairmont won with 67 points, while St.
WORTHINGTON -- Increasing their 4-3 lead into a 9-3 advantage with five runs in the final two innings Monday afternoon, the Fairmont Cardinals earned a 9-5 victory over the Worthington Trojans in non-conference softball action at Centennial Fields. Six Cardinals had a single in the top of the sixth inning, as Fairmont scored three times in the frame and added two insurance runs in the seventh to go up by six. Worthington (2-4) put its first three batters on base in the bottom of the seventh, but Fairmont (1-3) allowed just two of them to score and retired the final three hitters -- including
WORTHINGTON -- Who would have thought that it would take till after tax season for the ice to finally get off the lake? There were still a few icebergs on Wednesday afternoon. The ice got me thinking about a past column I did that covered the new Lake Okabena Improvement Association. The association started almost two years ago and I decided to see what it has been up since its inception. I got together with two of the groups finest, Jason Vote and Genny Turner, and got the scoop. The association was started by six couples from Worthington and now has almost 200 members.
WORTHINGTON -- Jackson County Central ripped four extra-base hits, and junior pitcher Kate Rentschler struck out nine batters in a complete-game effort to lift the Huskies to a 4-3 victory over the Worthington Trojans in the opening game of Thursday's Southwest Conference softball doubleheader. JCC, which later won the second game 12-2 in six innings to complete the sweep, scored a pair of runs in each of the first and fourth innings of the opener and held Worthington to two runs in the fifth after the Trojans loaded the bases with no outs. "We hit the ball pretty well today," JCC head coach