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WORTHINGTON -- If you asked 100 people from around the area what they think the deer population is, you would get 100 different answers. When it comes to deer population numbers there is almost no way to come to a consensus. There will be a group that thinks there are way too many deer. A different group will tell you that the deer hunting is in the depths of despair and that a major overhaul is necessary to keep them from extinction. It is this great disparity that makes managing deer populations very difficult.
WORTHINGTON -- Making key plays down the stretch Monday night, the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots survived a last-second shot to edge the Adrian Dragons, 60-59, in a thrilling Section 3A South boys' basketball quarterfinal game. The fourth-seeded Patriots (13-13) advance to the Section 3A South semifinals, where they will square off with the top-seeded Ellsworth Panthers Thursday in Worthington at 6 p.m. The fifth-seeded Dragons finish with a record of 12-12. "We had a lot of guys come up with some key plays tonight," H-BC head coach Steve Wiertzema said.
LUVERNE -- Keyed by an eye-opening 15-2 run midway through the first half, the second-seeded Luverne Cardinals advanced to the semifinals of the Section 3AA South boys' basketball tournament with a 62-50 quarterfinal victory over seventh-seeded St.
MARSHALL -- Jumping out to a quick 10-point lead and cutting the point production of Southwest Star Concept's three highest scorers in half Saturday night, the Fulda Raiders earned a 56-44 victory over the Quasars in the highly-anticipated Section 3A South girls' basketball championship game at the R/A Facility at Southwest Minnesota State University. Second-seeded Fulda (26-3) advances to play Dawson-Boyd -- which defeated Minneota, 55-51, to win the Section 3A North title -- in the Section 3A championship game Friday in Marshall at 5 p.m. "Our experience playing here definitely helped us g
WINDOM -- Southwest Star Concept and Fulda finished first and second in the Red Rock Conference girls' basketball standings this season, with the Quasars finishing a game ahead by beating the Raiders 57-52 at Okabena on January 12. Both teams won their Section 3A South semifinal games Tuesday night, setting up a rematch in the Section 3A South title game Friday night in Marshall at 6 p.m. Top-seeded SSC (23-3) again held off a late rally to win and move on, this time over No. 5 Murray County Central, 61-55. Second-seeded Fulda (25-3) broke away late to defeat No.
LUVERNE -- Southwest Star Concept and Murray County Central each won a Section 3A South girls' basketball quarterfinal game Monday night, advancing to tonight's semifinals. Top-seeded SSC held off a late charge from No. 8 Southwest Christian to earn a 59-50 victory in the night's first game, while No.
WORTHINGTON -- Laying everything on the line Saturday afternoon, 22 area wrestlers placed in the top two in their respective divisions at the Section 3AA individual tournament and qualified for the state tournament starting Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul. Adrian Area had the most qualifiers with six, while four wrestlers from both Fulda/Murray County Central and Windom/Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin will be in action at Xcel Energy Center. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton will send three wrestlers to St.
WORTHINGTON -- Scoring 52 second-half points Saturday afternoon, the Rochester Yellowjackets women's basketball team gained a Minnesota Community College Conference victory over the Minnesota West Lady Jays, 83-71. Brittany Gladis sparked Rochester (7-2, 17-8) with a game-high 31 points, including 18 in the final 20 minutes. "We did a better job of taking care of the ball and getting it inside to Gladis in the second half," Rochester head coach Steve Hucke said following the game.
SIOUX VALLEY -- "But February made me shiver with every paper I delivered," sang Don McLean in his 1972 classic "American Pie." Well, it's February and it is shivering cold -- just like it was 35 years ago.
WORTHINGTON -- The old nursery rhyme that goes, "Oh where oh where has my little dog gone" seems to be prophetic these days when it comes to the efforts to fill the many vacant positions in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources enforcement division. I am referring to the conservation officer positions that I prefer were called Game Wardens. I am in no way comparing a CO to a little dog, but I really do wonder where they've all gone in many parts of the state.