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ADRIAN -- In a meet that was a near preview of the upcoming Section 3A cross country race, the host Adrian Dragons won both team titles Tuesday at the annual running of the Adrian Invitational. The Dragon girls, paced by the spectacular individual performance of junior veteran Morgan Lynn, topped the 15-team field by 64 points. Adrian's top five finished in team places 1-4-9-13-17, giving the Dragons a low score of 44 points. "We had a fantastic lead run from Morgan and both our seventh-graders ran solid races," AHS head coach Doug Petersen said.
REDWOOD FALLS -- The girls' tennis season came to an end Monday for most area players, as the first rounds of the Section 3A individual tournament were played on the courts at Redwood Valley High School. Luverne's Kaityln Deragisch won a pair of matches and earned advancement to Thursday's semifinals, which will be played in St. Peter.
SLAYTON -- In a match that was originally scheduled for Thursday -- but was moved up three days because of the football schedule -- the Southwest Christian Eagles defeated the host Murray County Central Rebels, 3-2, in a clash between the leaders of the Red Rock Conference. Both teams entered the match undefeated in league action. But now, the Eagles (8-0, 15-4) stand alone at the top, while the Rebels (7-1, 13-5) are tied with Southwest Star Concept for second. The Quasars host MCC Oct. 16. After splitting a pair of closely-contested opening games, the Eagles won big in game three.
WORTHINGTON -- Playing under the Trojan Field lights for the second time in five days Monday evening, the sixth-seeded Worthington Trojans earned a 4-1 victory over No. 11 Madelia-St. James in the opening round of the Section 2A boys' soccer tournament. "We started to play much better late in the first half and then carried that into the second half," Trojans head coach Vilath Lovan said. "The key for us was controlling the ball and making the extra pass.
PIPESTONE -- Caleb Lines rushed the football 20 times for 156 yards and three touchdowns Friday night, leading the Jackson County Central Huskies to a key Southwest Conference victory over Pipestone Area, 42-13. Lines' effort was part of the 279 ground yards for the Huskies -- who scored 28 second-half points to pull away from the Arrows. Torey Stewart, who scored a pair of touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions, contributed 107 rushing yards on 16 carries. Lines had a 16-yard touchdown dash in the first quarter before plunging in for a one-yard score in the second quarter.
WORTHINGTON -- Spreading the football among 10 rushers, the undefeated Marshall Tigers racked up 331 yards on the ground and dominated the first half -- scoring on their first four possessions -- as they claimed a 28-0 Southwest Conference football victory over the Trojans Friday night on Worthington's Homecoming. Trey Welch, a junior running back for the Tigers, scored three touchdowns and topped Marshall's rushing chart with 110 yards on 11 carries, including a 46-yard TD burst midway through the second quarter that made the score 26-0 with 4:15 remaining in the first half. "He is a regula
WINDOM -- After the Pipestone Area Arrows rallied from a two-game deficit to force a Game 5 Thursday night, the Windom Eagles used an seven-point service run from Allison Nau in the decisive contest to capture a crucial Southwest Conference volleyball victory, 25-21, 25-18, 24-26, 17-25, 15-7. Windom's victory means three teams each now have one league loss, as Marshall and PA are both 4-1 in the conference, and the Eagles are a half-game back at 3-1. With the match tied at 2-2, Windom broke open a 12-2 bulge in Game 5 behind Nau's service run, which included three aces and kills from Megan
WORTHINGTON -- During the 1960's, Jackson High School was the dominant football power in the Southwest Conference.
LARCHWOOD, Iowa -- Both the Murray County Central/Fulda girls and the host Hills-Beaver Creek/Ellsworth/Edgerton boys rode the strength of an individual champion -- along with exceptional squad balance -- to claim team titles Monday at the Patriot Invitational Cross Country Meet at the Larchwood Golf Course. MCC/F's Laura Christensen, Minnesota's eighth-ranked Class A girls' runner, outdueled Pipestone Area's Ann Marie Dykstra in a contested battle for the gold medal, winning by two seconds.
FALCON HEIGHTS -- Competing in a huge field of 419 runners in the Maroon Division of the mammoth Roy Griak Cross Country Invitational at the University of Minnesota Golf Course Saturday, Ryan Tholen of Tracy-Milroy-Balaton moved up progressively through the 5,000 meter race, finishing an impressive second with a time of 17:06. Tholen's performance highlighted local runners in the large meet, which featured six college races and four high school races. The Adrian girls were the only area team that competed in the higher-level Gold Division high school race, while several area schools ran in t