Daily Globe Sports
WORTHINGTON -- Having put in more than a dozen days of training in practice, the Worthington High School girls and boys cross country teams will join nearly 20 other schools this afternoon, competing in the huge Wolverine Invitational at the Mountain Lake Golf Course. Following a 3:30 p.m. start for the junior high races, the girls' varsity meet begins at 4 p.m., with the 5,000 meter boys' varsity event running after that.
LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Chris Hemphill rushed for 129 yards and a trio of touchdowns Friday night, leading the Harris-Lake Park football team to a season-opening, 30-9 victory over Coon Rapids-Bayard. Hemphill carried the ball 23 times, accounting for half of his team's rushes. The Wolves had 194 total rushing yards. "This was a good way to start our football season," H-LP head coach Lane Gunderson said following the game.
WORTHINGTON -- This time of year has outdoor enthusiasts itching for something to do. The early Canada goose season starts in a few weeks as does the very controversial dove season. That doesn't solve the 'what can I do now' dilemma. I have been shooting sporting clays all summer, but that is not hunting, so I decided to try my hand at an outdoor pursuit that I had never participated in before; I went prairie dog hunting. Now, there are no prairie dogs in this part of the world, so it meant taking a little drive out to central South Dakota. I jumped in a big passenger van with Marlin Boot
WESTBROOK -- In February, the Beatles arrived in the United States and sang "She Loves You" and "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" on the Ed Sullivan Show, sparking the British Invasion that changed the American music scene. In August, a pair of U.S. ships were hit by torpedoes off the coast of Vietnam in an event known as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident -- which led to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the upcoming U.S. troop escalation to South Vietnam and bombing missions over North Vietnam. In October, South Dakota native Billy Mills highlighted U.S.
WELCOME -- In just their second year of existence, the Fox Lake Foxes will make an appearance in the Class C state amateur baseball tournament. Fox Lake is the runner-up out of Region 13, and will play St. Francis, the champion of Region 1, Sunday night at 5 p.m. in Norwood. Fox Lake advanced to the state tournament after defeating Wilmont in four games in the best-of-five, region playoff series. Luverne defeated Fox Lake in the Region 13C title game, 7-4. A pair Windom Pirates -- brothers Kody and Kirby Johnson -- are two of the draftees for Fox Lake.
LUVERNE -- After rallying back from a 2-0 series deficit against the Jackson Bulls with three straight victories in the Region 13C playoffs, the Luverne Redbirds are a confident bunch as they prepare for the Class C state amateur baseball tournament. Luverne, champion of Region 13, opens the tournament with a first-round game against Princeton Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. in Norwood. Princeton is the runner-up out of Region 1. The Redbirds claimed the top seed out of the region with a 7-4 victory over Fox Lake, which plays Region 1 champion St.
WORTHINGTON -- I was driving home from Sioux Falls, S.D. in 1989 and was the lucky recipient of some attention from a well-dressed highway patrolman. He thought that I was driving a little fast and rewarded me with a ticket to remind me of this fact. I was in fact speeding 15 mph over the limit. I couldn't even make up a good excuse. My dad pretended to be asleep, but the smirk on his face gave it away that he found humor in my situation. I can't remember how much the fine was, but I paid it and learned a lesson for this price of admission.
LUVERNE -- Striking early with four first-inning runs and later plating a trio of runs in the seventh to break a 4-4 tie Saturday night, the Luverne Redbirds defeated Fox Lake, 7-4, in the Region 13C championship game at Redbird Field. Both teams play at the state tournament in Norwood next Sunday night. Fox Lake plays the Region 1 champion at 5 p.m., while Luverne plays the Region 1 runner-up at 7:30 p.m. The teams also receive an additional draft pick for the state tournament.
JACKSON -- Riding the veteran arm of Kent Woelber and the hot bat of Jeff Sehr Thursday night, the Luverne Redbirds captured a 5-2 victory in Game 5 of their Region 13C playoff series with the Jackson Bulls to advance to the state amateur baseball tournament. The victory completes Luverne's series comeback, as Jackson led 2-0 after the first two games of the best-of-five series. Luverne hosts Fox Lake at 7:30 p.m.
WORTHINGTON -- As an outdoors columnist for the Daily Globe, I have the opportunity each week to write about a subject matter that I hope is of interest to you -- and in the process -- make you a little better informed reader in matters regarding our precious natural resources and outdoor issues. Not a week goes by that someone doesn't comment on one item or another that appeared in a previous week's column. Many folks have additional questions or can relate to my writing in one way or another.