Daily Globe Sports
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
WORTHINGTON -- For several area runners, competing in the 28th annual Turkey Day 10-K is something that happens every September. Among those regulars are Fulda natives Wayne Drealan and Tim Meyer. Drealan, who will turn 55 in October, is one of five men who have never missed. Yes, that's right, Wayne has run all 27 previous Turkey Day 10-K's, beginning in 1980. The other four are Worthington's Midg White, Steve Vlieger of Mitchell, S.D.
SIBLEY, Iowa -- Rushing the football 61 times for 302 yards, the Sheldon Orabs overcame an early 7-0 deficit and rolled to a 39-7 victory over Sibley-Ocheyedan in 2A, District 1 action. Both teams entered the game undefeated and excitement was at a high pitch as orange and black colors dominated both sets of bleachers. On their first drive of the evening, a 63-yard touchdown strike from Ross Wiersma to Cody Dirks thrilled the larger home crowd side.
WORTHINGTON -- Just how long do you think the holiday can last when it comes to pheasant hunting in southwest Minnesota? The roadside counts have been completed, and the results are again phenomenal. The roadside counts are done to provide an indicator of pheasant numbers and to help Minnesota hunters decide where they might want to travel to when the season opens Oct. 13. This report can be good or bad depending on who you are. There is a fair amount of local hunters who wish this report was discontinued.
WORTHINGTON -- It takes five good performances to win a team championship at a high school cross country meet. Running on a cool and windy day at Prairie View Golf Course Thursday, the young and well-balanced Jackson County Central boys utilized five good runs to claim an eight-point victory over highly-regarded St.
WORTHINGTON -- Both the individual and team titles in the varsity girls' race of the 40th annual Worthington Turkey Trot high school cross country meet went right down to the wire. After five top-notch runners had separated from the pack of 83 finishing runners, the duo Laura Christensen of Murray County Central/Fulda and Anne Marie Dykstra of Pipestone Area pulled away and raced side-by-side all the way to the chute. Both runners ran the 4,000 meter course at Prairie View under 16 minutes, with Christensen clocking a winning time of 15 minutes, 54 seconds, while Dykstra (15:55) was right on