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WORTHINGTON -- Going on an 11-0 run midway through the second half Thursday night, the Marshall Tigers won their Southwest Conference boys' basketball opener on the road against Worthington, 55-46. "I was very happy with our defensive effort tonight," Worthington head coach Ron Vorwald said following the game.
OKABENA -- Bringing back four experienced seniors, the Southwest Star Concept boys' basketball team looks poised to have a successful season. SSC was 14-11 a year ago, and Evan Place, Keith Rogers and Jason Diemer have graduated. However, head coach Tim Owen has six lettermen returning. Back for his fourth season at center is senior James Granstra.
ELLSWORTH -- With a strong core of players returning from last season's Class A state runner-up squad, the Ellsworth Panthers hope to put together another successful campaign as they move from the Camden Conference to the Red Rock Conference. With two starters (Ben Herman and Bryan Kramer) and a key reserve (Nick Deutsch) graduated off last year's 28-5 club, the Panthers bring back three experienced starters and a host of hungry seniors ready to compete. "We're definitely not rebuilding this year," second-year head coach Markus Okeson said.
OKABENA -- Featuring excellent athleticism, experience and depth, the Southwest Star Concept girls' basketball team is looking to maintain the success it has enjoyed over the past two seasons, when the Quasars went a combined 38-10. Losing just two seniors (Whitney Place and Cali Mischke) from last year's 16-7 team, the Quasars once again appear to have the makings for a banner season under head coach Les Knutson, who is in his 31st season in charge of the Heron Lake-Okabena system. Senior Linnea Henkels and junior Brooke DeWall were All-Red Rock Conference performers a year ago and return t
WORTHINGTON -- Over the past five weeks, I have been fortunate enough to have spent a fair amount of time wandering around in the pheasant country in southwest Minnesota and a few other locals. What I have seen is a subtle change from the scenery of 10 years ago. This change is fairly noticeable if you look closely, but would probably be missed by the casual observer. What I am referring to is the change in farming practices by a growing number of crop producers in our area.
LUVERNE -- Continuously improving their play every week, the Luverne Cardinals have earned their way to the Class AA state football championship game tonight at the Metrodome. Luverne (10-3) plays second-ranked and undefeated Triton (12-0) at approximately 6:30 p.m., in the fifth of six state title games featured in Prep Bowl XXV. Advancing with their sixth consecutive victory (33-27) last week in the semifinals against Moose Lake/Willow River, the Cardinals will likely have to play their best overall game of the season to defeat Triton and come home with a state championship trophy. "These
LUVERNE -- Trailing 27-19 with 1:34 left in the fourth quarter Saturday against Winona Cotter, the Luverne Cardinals rallied to tie the game in the final moments of regulation. But they weren't done yet. Derek Elbers capped off Luverne's comeback with an overtime touchdown to give the Cardinals a thrilling 33-27 victory in the quarterfinal round of the Class AA state football tournament. "Except for a few big passing plays by Winona Cotter, I thought we controlled the game for the most part," Luverne head coach Todd Oye said.
EDGERTON -- Scoring a touchdown in each quarter, and stepping up defensively in the second half Saturday afternoon, the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen won the Section 2 9-Man football title with a 28-14 victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove. The victory puts the Flying Dutchmen in the state playoffs for the third straight season, as they will travel to Underwood -- which beat Verndale, 28-14, in the Section 4 title game --Friday night at 7 p.m. Senior quarterback Trey Manitz (4-for-14 passing, 147 yards; five carries for 61 yards) threw a pair of long touchdown passes to help Edgerton gain a 20-14 l
WORTHINGTON -- Tomorrow is the firearms season opener for whitetail deer in southwest Minnesota. There will be thousands of hunters clad in blaze orange trying to bag a deer of a lifetime. Minnesota is not known to have many trophy bucks when compared to states like Iowa or Wisconsin. Different states manage Scott their herds Rall with different goals in mind. Outdoors Some states Columnist work very hard to promote trophy animals.
WORTHINGTON -- Former Pipestone Area athlete Micah Lorenzen is running cross country at Concordia University in Wisconsin. He was named the North Atlantic Conference Male Athlete of the Week for his recent run at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, where he placed 19th out of 595 runners with a time of 26 minutes, 29 seconds for the 8,000-meter race. Veldhuizen playing volleyball at Dordt College Larissa Veldhuizen, a former athlete at Pipestone Area, recorded 15 kills as the Dordt volleyball team defeated Concordia of Seward, Neb., last Friday.