Daily Globe Sports
REDWOOD FALLS -- Great team balance by both the Windom/Southwestern United girls and the Jackson County Central boys produced team titles Thursday for the two promising young squads at the seven-team Redwood Valley Invitational Cross Country Meet. W/SWU put all five of its scoring runners among the top 11 and edged perennial powerhouse Marshall by one point, 36-37. Host Redwood Valley was a distant third with 63 points, while JCC (98) and Minnesota Valley Lutheran (129) also had complete teams scores. The combinations of Sleepy St.
OKABENA -- Kelsey Van Dyke and Brianna Spronk came up with big plays at the net Thursday night, leading the Southwest Christian volleyball team past Southwest Star Concept in a five-game thriller featuring two Red Rock Conference titans, 20-25, 25-19, 25-22, 18-25, 15-12. Both teams were undefeated in league action entering the match, and SWC (6-0, 11-4) remains tied with Murray County Central for the top spot in the standings.
WORTHINGTON -- Tomorrow is the waterfowl opener in Minnesota. This tradition is one I used to participate in with a passion. My duck-hunting interests have declined over the years as the duck hunting in farm country has also declined. I visited with the area wildlife manager a few days ago and was informed that if you want to see ducks you should probably consider Murray County.
SLAYTON -- Paced by the first-place finish of junior Laura Christensen, the host Murray County Central/Fulda girls breezed to an easy victory Tuesday in the seven-team MCC Rebel Invitational Cross Country Meet at the Slayton Country Club. Christensen, the state's eighth-ranked Class A runner, pulled away from the 32-runner varsity field, winning with a time of 16:06 over the 4,000 meter course, which features several challenging hills. Rebel teammates Lexy Gleis (17:13), Erica Drealan (17:22), Cassie Gleis (18:12) and Laura York (18:34) finished in places six, seven, 10 and 14, respectively,
MILACA -- Adrian High School is the two-time defending state champion in Class A girls' cross country. Saturday, the Dragon girls gave strong indication that a three-peat in early November is a strong possibility, as Adrian impressively repeated as team champions of the huge Milaca Mega-Meet, run this year at the Milaca Golf Course. In a field of 56 participating teams and 264 finishing runners, Adrian put all seven of its runners among the top 98. Each of the five Dragon scoring runners finished among the first 39 finishers in the field of 227 runners from the 37 complete teams. Adrian's b
WESTBROOK -- Rushing the ball 50 times for 272 yards and applying heavy defensive pressure Friday night, the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers maintained a one-game lead in the Southwest Ridge Conference football standings with a 40-27 victory over the Cedar Mountain/Comfrey Cougars. Austin Quade (19 carries for 136 yards) and Josh Merrick (21 carries for 117 yards) did the bulk of the rushing for W-WG, while Derek Eichner completed 10-of-13 passes for 150 yards. Joe Doubler (14 tackles and four sacks) and Justin Knakmuhs (11 tackles, three sacks, a forced safety and a fumble recovery) were tw
WORTHINGTON -- I really don't have any desire to add the costs of all of the various licenses I buy in any one year. The fishing and hunting licenses would add up to a pretty sum. I also realize these costs would be small in comparison to the gas bills I accumulate driving to these destinations. Being a non-resident can really hurt you if you live in Minnesota and want to hunt in the Dakotas. One of the neat things that many folks don't know about is that in certain circumstances, a property owner can hunt on their own land with out a license.
LOON LAKE -- Getting strong runs from all five scoring runners, both the Luverne girls and the Jackson County Central boys claimed team titles Thursday at Jackson's Subway Invitational Cross Country Meet, held at the Loon Lake Golf Course, southwest of Jackson. Luverne, paced by the individual gold medal run of Lexi Jo Heitkamp, won the girls' meet with a low score of 46 -- finishing 17 points ahead of second-place Blue Earth Area (63) and third-place Windom/Southwestern United (66). Later, JCC utilized a trio of top 10 places to win the boys' team title with 45 points, nipping runner-up BEA
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