Daily Globe Sports
HERON LAKE -- Striking for five runs in the third inning and receiving a solid mound outing from Nathan Haseman Tuesday afternoon, the Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin Wolverines baseball team earned a 7-5 victory over Southwestern United. With the victory the Wolverines improve to 3-9 overall and 2-3 in the Red Rock Conference, while SWU is now 3-6 overall and 3-3 in league play. "This was a very good win for us," ML/B-O head coach Shawn Naas said following the game.
WORTHINGTON -- Winning five events and claiming a trio of second place finishes, Worthington ran away with the boys' team title at the eight-team Trojan Invitational Thursday. Worthington's Travis Pedersen had a stellar day, earning four blue ribbons. Pedersen won both the 400 meter dash (51.90) and the triple jump (39-10). He also ran key legs on the Trojan 4X200 and 4X400 relay teams, which clocked winning times of 1:35.45 and 3:39.27, respectively. "The handoffs were a key in our relay events," Pedersen said.
LUVERNE -- In March of 1967, "Penny Lane" by the Beatles was climbing the charts, as the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War continued to escalate. The Worthington High School gymnasium was the scene of lots of dramatic basketball tournament games -- hosting, as usual, the District 7 and District 8 semifinals and finals. But in '67 it was also Worthington's turn for the Region 2 tournament. In the 60's, the regional tourney -- which featured the champions of Districts 5, 6, 7 and 8 -- had been alternating between either St.
WORTHINGTON -- Going 10-2 in league play a year ago, the Southwestern United Wildcats captured the Red Rock Conference baseball title on their way to a third-place finish in the Class A state tournament. Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove went 8-4 to earn the runner-up trophy, while Murray County Central and Edgerton were each 7-5 to tie for third. Adrian (6-6), Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin (3-9) and Cedar Mountain/Comfrey (1-11) rounded out the conference standings. CM/C will not compete in the Red Rock Conference this year, so each team will play 10 league contests (two against eve
WORTHINGTON -- Another Red Rock Conference track and field season is set to begin. While every team has lost some key performers, there are many returning athletes who will look to help their squads succeed this spring.
WORTHINGTON -- The beginning of April is upon us, and area track and field teams have been gearing up for the season since practice began March 12. The Red Rock Conference figures to be a competitive league once again.
PIPESTONE -- Over most of the past decade, the Pipestone Area Arrows have been a perennial powerhouse in girls' track and field. With nine girls returning with state meet experience, PA appears to be loaded again this year. "We are looking for our girls to be real competitive," says veteran head coach Todd Tinklenberg.
LUVERNE -- Senior Ben Uphoff, who runs both hurdle races and ran a key leg on Luverne's school record-setting (3:27.23) 4 x 400 meter relay team, is the only returning member of the "Magnificent Seven" -- the group that claimed the Class A boys' state track and field championship last June at Hamline University in St.
WORTHINGTON -- With 33 girls (grades 7-12) participating, including 14 experienced letterwinners, the Worthington High School girls' track and field team could be poised for another fine season this spring. "We have excellent experience returning," says Trojan co-head coach Mike Traphagen, who is again teaming with Ken Henkels to guide the program. "We could have a very good season if we can fill all of the events.
WORTHINGTON -- Last spring was a stellar season for the Worthington High School boys' track and field program. The Trojans, paced by the scoring abilities of nine seniors, won the Southwest Conference championship with exceptional depth and balance. Six of last year's top 15 scorers on back this spring, giving WHS co-head coaches Ken Henkels and Mike Traphagen reason for optimism in 2007. "We have some outstanding individuals who will score well in the open events," declared Traphagen about this year's prospects. "We need to work on putting together competitive relay teams.