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ADRIAN — Worthington led by a single point with five minutes remaining in the game, but Emma Gerber led the Trojans in a final surge to take a 58-47 nonconference win over Adrian. The senior finished with only six points, but she made several rebounds and set up key scoring opportunities for the Trojans as point guard. “She did a great job moving the ball up and down the floor,” Worthington head coach Eric Lindner said. “She never came out of the game.”
Four young athletes represented the Worthington Elks Lodge Post 2287 Sunday at the Southern District Elks Hoop Shoot Competition in Owatonna. They are (left to right): Trey Heckenlaible, Bridgette Rosenberg,...
LUVERNE — Nicholas Overgaard scored a game-high 25 points to lead Luverne, but it was Fairmont that came away with a 56-52 Big South Conference victory. Quinton Siebenahler added 16 points and six rebounds for Luverne, while Erik Wohnoutka had six rebounds and six assists. Mitchell Muller had four steals for Luverne. Sam Schweiger scored 21 for Fairmont. Luverne (6-7) hosts Jackson County Central Thursday. Fairmont 22 56 Luverne 21 52
OKABENA — In a defensive battle Tuesday night, the Adrian Dragons broke away from a tied game in the final three minutes to claim a 35-31 victory over Heron Lake-Okabena in a Red Rock Conference matchup. The Dragons, who led 21-18 at halftime, were 16-of-19 shooting from the free-throw line. The Wildcats, meanwhile, were 3-for-10. In the second half, Adrian’s Rebecca Sjogren scored the team’s lone field goal. The Dragons were 12-for-14 in the half from the line.
ADRIAN — A 20-10 run during the first half made all the difference for Adrian Monday. Red Rock Central got out to a hot start, but the Dragons slowly chipped away at their lead. They eventually pulled ahead and had a two-point advantage at halftime. That ended up being the margin of victory in a 55-53 Red Rock Conference win for Adrian. Two early buckets for Trevor Pederson and a Taylor Bunting 3-pointer gave the Falcons a 7-0 lead only one minute, 40 seconds after the opening tip. That prompted Dragons head coach Blake Miller to use a timeout.
WASECA — The second period has not been kind to the Worthington boys hockey team. Monday night was more of the same in that regard. In the first and third periods, the Trojans allowed Waseca to score only three goals. In the second it scored six. All of that added up to a 9-1 Big South Conference loss for Worthington. “It was those same second period troubles,” Trojans’ head coach Paul Olsen said. “It was penalties and we stopped doing what we were doing in the first period.”
FULDA — Justin Dierks had a last second 3-point shot to tie the game at 58, but the shot didn’t fall and the Ellsworth Panthers escaped with a narrow 58-55 victory over Fulda Saturday night. Malik Herman had a big night for Ellsworth. The senior forward finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman Brandon Kramer followed up Herman’s lead performance with 17 points. Other good performances came from Trei Hinrichs and Jared Luethold. Hinrichs had 11 points and eight assists and Leuthold had six assists of his own.
JACKSON — Jackson County Central put in the effort and reaped the rewards of an 84-48 Big South Conference win over Worthington Tuesday. “They’re a good team,” Trojans’ head coach Clint Meyer said. “To be honest, they just kicked our tails on both ends of the floor. They work extremely hard.” Worthington kept pace early, but by halftime the Huskies had pulled out to a 48-33 advantage. They continued to pull away in the second half. “We came out hard and took an early lead,” Meyer said. “In the second half we just lost it. It all boils down to effort.”
Courtesy Photo The Worthington Trojettes varsity dance team took first place in jazz at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa/Paynesville competition on Saturday. “It was a very proud moment for me as a first-year coach and I couldn’t be more proud of the Trojettes this season,” said head coach Caitlin Werder. Meet the Trojettes will be Friday at the varsity girls basketball game and their next competition is Saturday in Alexandria.
SLEEPY EYE — The Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers put themselves in a good position to win at the half and managed to retain their dominance into the second half. Their lead over the Sleepy Eye Indians was 14 in the first and they pushed it to 17 by the final buzzer. Freshman Andrew Quade and Randy Knutson led W-WG, scoring 21 points each with Knutson adding 10 rebounds. Matt Kleven made 10 points. The top scorer for the Indians was Saul Ibarra, who had 17 points.