Daily Globe Sports
LUVERNE -- Pounding out 18 hits and receiving a two-hit shutout from Zach Olson Monday, the Luverne Cardinals picked up a 10-0, five-inning victory over the Windom Eagles in a Southwest Conference baseball contest. Olson struck out eight batters and walked two.
WORTHINGTON -- The 2008 fishing opener is tomorrow. This should be an interesting day. The weather guessers, as I call them, have forecast rain and wind for tomorrow. This will make for some very challenging conditions, especially if there is thunder and lightning associated with this forecast. I can fish in the rain, but if nature adds some fireworks I will be somewhere else besides the water come tomorrow. If the conditions allow, then a decision will have to be made as to where to start the 2008 opener. For some anglers, this is no decision at all.
WORTHINGTON -- Paced by a trio of gold-medal performances from Nicholas Pfeifle Thursday afternoon, the Southwest Christian Eagles claimed the Class A boys' track and field team title at the 56th Annual Trojan Relays at a cold and wet Trojan Field. SWC scored 127 points to win a close team race, with Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central finishing with 117 points to capture second place -- six points ahead of Murray County Central's third place total of 111 points. Adrian (90) clipped Fulda (89) for fourth place, while Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin (72) edged Hills-Beaver Creek/Ellsworth/
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.