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It has always amazed me how people can remember what a winter was like three decades ago. People tell stories about this blizzard or that rain storm or the Wizard of Oz tornado back in '29. Now, my memory is as good as the next guy's is, but old weather events just don't stay with me very long. The winter of 2006-2007 just might be different. As of Thursday, Lake Okabena -- which is just out the front door of my office at Rall Financial Services -- is about one-third open water.
WORTHINGTON -- Christmas has come and gone, and the New Year has arrived. I can remember as a child after opening my presents at Christmas, I would put everything in a pile and then decide which gift I would play with first. We weren't what I considered wealthy growing up, but I still felt fortunate compared to many others. Many kids today can't count all of their gifts as there are just too many of them.
WORTHINGTON -- What a year it was for local high school athletics. The 2006 sports season was filled with highlights and special moments for area high school teams, coaches, players, fans and communities. As a part-time sports writer who was a high school athlete just two years ago, I enjoy following all the local teams compete throughout the entire sports year. I was able to cover many of the area teams over the course of the past year, and I definitely saw my share of outstanding games and incredible performances. Several area teams competed in state tournaments and events, with three Mi
LUVERNE -- Outscoring Southwest Star Concept 41-14 in the second half Friday night, the Luverne Cardinals boys' basketball team won the Luverne Cardinal Holiday Classic with a 59-39 victory over the Quasars. Trailing 25-18 at halftime, Luverne started the second half with a 16-0 surge over the first 5:22 to take a 34-25 advantage. That run was keyed by Weston Sawtelle (12 points, seven steals), Jake Clark and Andrew DeBoer, as the trio scored eight, five and three points, respectively, before the Quasars scored their first second-half points on Ben Scheevel's putback hoop with 12:09 left. L
LUVERNE -- Keyed by a deep 3-pointer from Mindy Nieuwboer with 4:26 left in the second half Friday night, the Luverne Cardinals girls' basketball team outscored Southwest Star Concept 12-2 down the stretch to claim the Luverne Cardinal Holiday Classic with a 58-51 victory over the Quasars. In a game in which no team led by more than six points until the final minute, it was the Cardinals who came up with more clutch plays to earn the victory. With SSC leading 49-46 after a nifty pass from Sydney Place (five assists, three steals) to Brooke DeWall (20 points, 12 rebounds) for a layup with 4:4
WORTHINGTON -- Fueled by a sensational performance from senior point guard Bryce Brunz Thursday night, the Mankato West Scarlets rolled to an impressive 72-51 victory over the Worthington Trojans and captured the Daily Globe-Trojan Holiday Classic boys' basketball title for the third consecutive year. Mankato West, ranked eighth in the latest state Class AAA polls, improves to 7-1, while the loss snaps Worthington's three-game winning streak and moves the Trojans' record to 4-4. "We always enjoy coming down here for this tournament," Scarlets head coach Tom Boone said following the game.
WORTHINGTON -- Winning six of the first seven matches to build a 25-6 lead Tuesday night, the Worthington Trojans wrestling team went on to earn a 40-24 victory over Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove. "From 103 pounds to heavyweight, this was a complete team effort," Worthington head coach Mark Prunty said following the dual.
EDGERTON -- Maintaining their steady defensive effort and improving their offensive efficiency after halftime of Saturday night's boys basketball game, the Worthington Trojans earned a 71-67 overtime victory against Southwest Christian. "We didn't execute very well offensively in the first half," Worthington head coach Ron Vorwald said after the game, "but our defense kept us in the ballgame, and our offense started to click in the second half and overtime." Trailing 24-21 at halftime, Worthington (2-3) started the second half strong, taking a 28-26 lead -- its first since it led 4-2 during
WORTHINGTON -- I was wondering the other day just how wealthy the guy that invented barbed wire was and who ended up with his very vast fortune? I would venture to guess that there has been enough barbed wire sold in the United States to reach to the moon and back 500 times. This invention has been erected in every corner of the earth that I have had the opportunity to visit. It doesn't matter whether you are in the forests of northern Minnesota or the in the Florida Keys -- this livestock tool is everywhere.
WORTHINGTON -- Its Christmas time again and with just over two weeks left until the big day many shoppers are still looking for the perfect gift for their outdoor person. It seems to me that gift buying has gotten a little out of hand with more emphasis placed on how big or expensive the gift is as compared to just how well it fits the recipient. Some of the best gifts that I ever received were ones that I didn't really like when I opened them. On my 16th Christmas my folks got me a set of very high-quality jumper cables to put in the trunk of my 1970 Dodge Monaco.