Daily Globe Sports
MARSHALL -- Running on a fall-like day with the temperature at 63 degrees, the Adrian Dragons claimed both varsity divisions of the 14-team Marshall Invitational Cross Country Meet Monday afternoon. Adrian packed four runners among the top seven to win the girls' team title with 31 points and then placed three boys among the first six finishers to win the boys' meet with a low score of 35 points. Host Marshall was second in each race, scoring 67 points in the girls' meet and 64 in the boys' event. Redwood Valley (140), Windom/Southwestern United (154), Murray County Central (155), Southwest
HILLS -- Fueled by a punishing ground attack that netted 341 yards on 60 carries Saturday afternoon, the Southwestern United Wildcats earned a 27-12 Southwest Ridge Conference football victory over the Hills-Beaver Creek/Ellsworth Patriots. Quarterback Tyler Timko (5-for-9 passing, 65 yards) and running back Tyler Obermoller (19 carries for 99 yards) rushed for touchdowns in the first quarter to help the Wildcats build a 13-0 lead. H-BC/E (1-2) cut the lead to 13-12 when Caleb Ellington (9-for-15 passing, 138 yards) and Jordan Hinrichs (four receptions, 99 yards) hooked up on a pair of touch
JACKSON -- In a span of 29 seconds -- within two minutes of a crowd-electrifying touchdown dash by Jackson County Central's Torey Stewart -- Luverne's Zach Olson scored a pair of touchdowns, turning a 13-7 Cardinal lead into a 25-7 advantage. Those two runs by Olson, along with a pair of long pass plays from Jeremy Hoff to Weston Sawtelle, sparked Luverne to a 39-13 Southwest Conference football victory over JCC Friday night. The Cardinals, coming off an impressive 34-0 season-opening victory over Martin County West, had trouble rushing the ball against JCC's defense in the first half, netti
TRACY -- Pipestone Area's Anne Marie Dykstra and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton's Ryan Tholen raced to individual titles at the 11-team Panther Invitational Cross Country Meet Thursday afternoon. While the combination of Canby/Minneota/Lincoln HI claimed both team championships, several area runners finished among the top 10 in each of the varsity races -- highlighted by the sparkling performances of Dykstra and Tholen. Dykstra covered the 4,000 meter course at the Tracy Country Club in a time of 16 minutes, 22 seconds, leading three other runners under the 17:00 mark. Windom/Southwestern United's Ch
WORTHINGTON -- Southwest Star Concept returns as the defending Red Rock Conference volleyball champions, as the Quasars were undefeated (11-0) in league play a year ago. Edgerton and Murray County Central tied for second in the conference with 9-2 marks, while Fulda (8-3) and Southwest Christian (7-4) rounded out the top five. Round Lake-Brewster had a winning record (6-5) to finish sixth, followed by Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin (5-6), Westbrook-Walnut Grove (4-7), Adrian (3-8), Red Rock Central (3-8), Ellsworth (1-10) and Hills-Beaver Creek (0-11). Here is a preview of this year's Red R
ADRIAN -- On a hot, humid afternoon, the Adrian Dragons dominated both varsity divisions of the five-team Adrian Invitational Cross Country Meet Tuesday afternoon. After the state's top-ranked Class A girls' team won their meet with a low score of 19 points, Minnesota's third-ranked Class A boys' team rolled to victory with a perfect score of 15. Adrian's Leslie Stover won the girls' 4,000 meter race, covering the challenging course at the Adrian Country Club in a time of 16 minutes, 15 seconds. Stover, last year's Red Rock Conference champion, broke away from Murray County Central's Laura
EDGERTON -- Scoring on their first six offensive possessions and then adding a defensive touchdown to finish the first-half scoring Tuesday night, the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen built a 50-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 64-0 victory over Lincoln HI/Lake Benton in Southwest Ridge Conference football action. Sophomore running back Chace Hulstein (nine carries for 128 yards) rushed for a trio of touchdowns in the first half, and sophomore quarterback Alex Heard (6-for-7 passing with 120 yards) threw for three scores in the game's first 24 minutes, as the quick-strike Edgerton offense was rolling
BREWSTER -- Southwestern United's Riley Van Westen scored the go-ahead touchdown with just over eight minutes remaining in Thursday night's Southwest Ridge Conference football game, as the Wildcats defeated the much-improved Cedar Mountain/Comfrey Cougars, 14-8. SWU, which defeated CM/C by a 59-8 count last season, won despite turning the ball over three times on fumbles and twice on interceptions. "We had some turnovers, but we scored just enough, and our defense played a great game," SWU co-head coach Jason Fisher said.
FULDA -- Unleashing a punishing rushing attack and sprinkling in some timely deception, the Minneota Vikings stretched a 6-0 first quarter lead into a 51-6 Little Sioux Conference football victory over Fulda Thursday night. The Vikings, who have been one of the top teams in the conference in the last several seasons, looked better as the game progressed -- pounding the ball with powers up the middle and effectively gaining yardage on counter plays. Fulda, which did not win a game last season, had several highlights during the contest -- keeping the home crowd excited.
MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Putting all five of its scoring runners among the top 13 finishers, the two-time defending state champion Adrian girls' cross country team impressively won the season-opening Wolverine Invitational Wednesday afternoon. Running on a beautiful day --dubbed by former meet director Paul Metcalf as the "third best day "weather-wise" in the 35-year history of the event -- the Dragons were in command from start to finish on the challenging 4,000 meter course. The trio of Morgan Lynn, Leslie Stover and Hailee Heitkamp quickly established the pace, as those three Adrian runners were