DES MOINES, Iowa -- Central Lyon’s Gable Sieperda made headlines on Thursday as he set a new Class 1A record in the 3,200-meter run, finishing in 9:15.30, but he was far from the only area athlete competing at the Iowa State Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday and Friday. Sibley-Ocheyedan sophomore Grant Brouwer cleared 6-4 in the high jump on Friday, good for second place, behind only Miles Rupiper of Kuemper Catholic’s 6-6.
CLOUD -- A promising Region XIII tournament ended in disappointment Friday for the Minnesota West Community and Technical College baseball team, which was eliminated on the tourney’s second day by top-seeded St. Cloud Tech 12-0 in five innings. After losing their opener Thursday, 3-2, to seventh-seeded Rainy River and bouncing back late Thursday night -- in a game that ended after midnight -- with a 6-0 win over Ridgewater, the second-seeded Bluejays fell victim to the No.
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College has been named the 2017 Best Minnesota Community College by bestcolleges.com and was named the number one Community College in Minnesota.
WORTHINGTON — Changes to today’s Worthington Warriors Special Olympics fundraiser event have been made as a result of the weather forecast. Instead of the high school track, the event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Worthington Elks Lodge. Opening ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m., and a lunch of pulled pork sandwiches with chips and a drink will be served at that time.
Thursday, May 18 SOFTBALL MCC 9, Adrian 0 SLAYTON -- Amanda Muecke fired a two-hitter and the Murray County Central bats did the rest in a shutout of Adrian Thursday in high school fast-pitch softball play. Montana Beckmann collected three hits and Brooklyne Miller had two as the Rebels accounted for 10 hits in all. The home team scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning -- all that was needed.
AARON HAGEN Daily Globe WORTHINGTON -- Tanner Nordseth said this is how he wanted his final home game to go. A senior on Worthington’s baseball team, Nordseth and the Trojans earned an 11-7 victory over Jackson County Central in the final home game of the season on Thursday.
Ambulance WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Ambulance was dispatched at 12:20 p.m. Thursday to Oslo Street for a student who had passed out. Crashes WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Sheriff’s Office investigated a crash reported at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday from Interstate 90 at milepost 44.
ST. CLOUD -- Anyone who’s ever played a significant amount of baseball can tell you that slower pitchers can upset a team’s timing. That was the story Thursday afternoon as the Minnesota West Community and Technical College baseball team was shocked, 3-2, by Rainy River in the first round of the Region XIII tournament. Rainy River, seeded seventh in the double-elimination tournament to Minnesota West’s second, hypnotized the Bluejays hitters in a way that no one had reason to expect.
WORTHINGTON — The El Riad Shrine Circus, sponsored by the Worthington Area Shrine Circus, will have performances at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. June 22 at the Worthington Hockey Arena. Tickets are available now for the circus. Organizers note that the tickets are mistakenly printed with the date “Friday, June 22, 2017.” The circus is actually scheduled for Thursday, June 22.
LUVERNE — The Rock County Master Gardener Program will host its 13th annual plant sale from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Bomgaars parking lot in Luverne. Gardeners are encouraged to bring their extra pre-priced annuals, perennials and more to sell. No professional growers will be part of the sale. For more information, phone (507) 283-4019.