Daily Globe Sports
WORTHINGTON -- While two-time defending champion Adrian is looking to repeat its Section 3A championship in both girls' and boys' cross country competition today, the young, well-balanced Jackson County Central boys' team is seeking to make a splash in the Section 2A meet. A total of 17 teams, including the Worthington Trojans, will take to the course in the Section 3A meet at the Adrian Country Club. The girls' 4,000 meter race is scheduled for a 4 p.m.
ADRIAN -- Putting together a pair of long scoring drives to open the game Tuesday night, the second-seeded Adrian Dragons built a quick 14-0 lead on their way to an impressive 36-8 victory over No. 7 Red Rock Central in the Section 3A football tournament quarterfinals. Adrian (7-2) advances to Saturday's semifinal round, where the Dragons will host sixth-seeded Murray County Central at 3 p.m.
BREWSTER -- Murray County Central senior running back Scott Veenhuis suffered a knee injury at Fulda in the fifth game of the season (Sept.
LUVERNE -- After controlling most of Game 1 and posting a six-point victory, Westbrook-Walnut Grove had to rally from a 2-1 deficit Monday night at the Luverne High School Gym, earning advancement to the quarterfinals of the Section 3A South volleyball tournament with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Edgerton. Game scores were 25-19, 23-25, 20-25, 25-16, 15-13. With the win, the Chargers (13-13-1) continue their season and will play top-seeded Windom (25-2) at 6 p.m.
LUVERNE -- Paced by 17 and 15 kills from Alyssa Schmidt and Abby Halter, respectively, the seventh-seeded Red Rock Central Falcons won their sub-section 3A South volleyball tournament opener Monday night in four games over No. 10 Round Lake-Brewster, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-22. RRC (12-13) advances to play second-seeded Southwest Christian in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. Friday in Luverne. RL-B finishes the season with a 10-13 record. "We didn't play our best volleyball tonight, but we did enough to win and advance," RRC head coach Mary Shaner said following the match.
WORTHINGTON -- With all the rain that we have been having lately, it brings to mind the saying, "just like water off a duck". This really does seem to be perfect weather for a duck. It's just too bad that Southwest Minnesota doesn't really have any ducks. The two times I have been out I shot three shells and bagged two ducks. This is not what would be called good duck hunting. I saw almost no waterfowl in the sky anywhere these mornings. I did come across a really interesting duck hunting story this week and wanted to pass it on to you.
LAKEFIELD -- In the spring of 1968, the Twin Cities rock band T.C. Atlantic played at Windom High School's prom. The band had one hit record that just creeped into the Top 40.
SLAYTON -- Starting with a 20-yard touchdown reception by Tanner Loosbrock early in the third quarter Wednesday night, the Adrian Dragons scored 24 second-half points to close out the Little Sioux Conference football schedule with a 30-6 victory over Murray County Central. Adrian (6-2) finishes as the league runner-up and is the No. 2 seed in Section 3A. The Dragons host seventh-seeded Red Rock Central Tuesday at 7 p.m. MCC (3-5) is the No. 6 seed in the Section 3A tournament and will visit third-seeded Southwestern United Tuesday at 7 p.m.
GARRETSON, S.D. -- Playing on the new artificial turf at Garretson, the Luverne Cardinals scored four rushing touchdowns and secured an undefeated Southwest Conference championship with a 26-12 victory over Redwood Valley. Luverne (6-0, 7-1) churned out 351 yards on the ground, including a 157-yard effort from Phil Paquette (on 15 carries).
OKABENA -- Fueled by a 10-0 surge early in Game 1 Tuesday night, the Southwest Star Concept volleyball team earned a dominating sweep over the Murray County Central Rebels, 25-9, 25-12, 25-15, to finish second in the Red Rock Conference standings. SSC (10-1, 18-7) finishes a game ahead of the Rebels (9-2, 17-9) in the league standings, while Southwest Christian (11-0, 20-7) won the conference crown. "We played a beautiful match tonight," SSC head coach Rick Haberman said.