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EDGERTON -- Hailey Van Kley swished a 12-footer with about 13 seconds left Tuesday night, giving the visiting Edgerton Flying Dutchmen a 59-58 lead before Southwest Christian had a last-second shot rim out to cap a thrilling Red Rock Conference girls' basketball game between the cross-town rivals. Amy Kallemeyn led Edgerton with 26 points, while Alexa Vanden Bosch was next with 20 points. Kara Van Dyke topped SWC with 18 points and six rebounds, while Jada Vander Veen scored 17 points, and Brianna Spronk charted 12 points and four steals. Emily Prins and Courtney De Kam each posted seven re
MARSHALL -- Receiving strong scoring balance Tuesday night, the Marshall Tigers topped the Worthington Trojans, 63-59, in Southwest Conference boys' basketball action. Kyle Mathiowetz led Marshall with 14 points, while Tyler Gimmestad (10), Beau Bredeson (nine), Alex Christianson (nine), Jacob Carrow (nine) and Ben Blomme (eight) all scored well for the Tigers. Adou Omot led the Trojans with 14 points and six rebounds. "Adou played his best all-around game tonight," praised Worthington head coach Ron Vorwald.
WORTHINGTON -- As a dog owner of the Three Musketeers -- Decoy, Ace and Gunner (my three black labs) -- it makes me wonder what I would do if something happened to them as a result of my negligence. I never allow them to run at large in any situation, except while hunting, and in town they are almost always on a leash unless they are in my fenced backyard. There are exceptions, but they are very rare and I am always watching to insure their safety. When I see a dog running free I often wonder who the owner is and if they are out looking for the dog.
WORTHINGTON -- Drilling six 3-pointers on his way to 21 points Thursday night, Mike Vorwald also dished out eight assists to orchestrate the Worthington Trojans to a 76-56 victory over the Windom Eagles in the nightcap of a Southwest Conference doubleheader. "We certainly needed this win tonight," Trojans head coach Ron Vorwald said following the game. "The guys had redemption on their minds, as they were ready to play.
WORTHINGTON -- Holding Windom scoreless for more than 10 minutes in the first half Thursday night, the Worthington Trojans girls' basketball team built a 39-10 halftime lead and rolled to an 85-54 victory in the first game of a Southwest Conference doubleheader with the Eagles. "Our pressure defense was really working for us tonight," Trojans head coach Eric Lindner said following the game.
WORTHINGTON -- I was really hoping I would make it through the entire winter without having to use my snowblower. I guess my wish was not a realistic one. It now looks a lot like every other winter in Minnesota. The timing has really made this an easy winter for almost all of the creatures that call southwest Minnesota home. Pheasants and deer are all in great shape, and with only about 60 days of true winter left the winter of 2006-07 appears as though it will be another great year for wildlife survival.
WORTHINGTON -- Winning the final six matches of Friday night's dual meet with Itasca Community College, the Minnesota West wrestling team scored a 41-9 victory to head into today's Worthington Open with a lot of confidence. The victory also puts the Bluejays in sole possession of second place in the Minnesota Community College Conference with a 3-1 league record (6-5-1 overall). "This was a great win for our team tonight," Bluejays head coach Bob Purcell said following the dual.
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