Doug Wolter is the Daily Globe sports editor. He served as sports reporter, then sports editor, news editor and finally managing editor at the Daily Globe for 22 years before leaving for seven years to work as night news editor at the Mankato Free Press in Mankato. Doug now lives in Worthington with his wife, Sandy. They have three children and seven grandchildren. Doug, retired after a lengthy career in fast-pitch softball, enjoys reading, strumming his acoustic guitar and hanging around his grandchildren. He also writes books on fiction. Two of his stories, "The Genuine One" and "The Old Man in Section 129" have been distributed through a national publisher.
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WORTHINGTON -- As a group, the five new football players introduced at Minnesota West Community and Technical College on Wednesday represent athleticism and versatility. The offense was addressed, and the defense was addressed, and head coach Jeff Linder said they’re the kinds of recruits who can push the envelope for a team that finished 2-6 in 2017. “We just picked up some really good athletes,” Linder said. “And any time we can get some linemen, it’s good for our level.”
WORTHINGTON -- Watch Claire Ludes during a Worthington High School gymnastics meet and you’ll see a performer who always maintains a sunny smile and a positive attitude, who clearly enjoys the successes of her teammates and who demonstrates her support sincerely with applause, hugs, and encouraging words. Ludes is a very good gymnast, a senior, who has done her very best for the WHS program almost exclusively as a member of the junior varsity team.
WORTHINGTON -- It’s early February and the Minnesota West men’s basketball team is in a good place. The Lady Jays are in an outstanding place. Both Worthington-based college teams are winning, and the women are making it look easy.
WORTHINGTON -- They’ve had better games. But it was good enough. The Worthington Trojans girls basketball team didn’t fast-break as much as it normally does on Monday night. They didn’t seem quite as aggressive as they’ve been on numerous occasions this year. But the end result was just what they wanted: a 61-45 victory over the visiting Spirit Lake Indians.
BY DOUG WOLTER firstname.lastname@example.org WORTHINGTON -- After a sluggish start in the first half, the Minnesota West men’s basketball team overcame Riverland 82-79 Saturday afternoon at the Center for Health and Wellness in Worthington.
WORTHINGTON -- Logan Somnis knows football, and he knows how to work hard at it. The Worthington High School senior signed to play at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D., on Thursday, and both he and his high school coach agree that he’ll put in the time to factor in the program.
BY DOUG WOLTER email@example.com WORTHINGTON -- Even in defeat, Marcos Herrera was one of the more impressive wrestlers Thursday night in the Worthington Trojans’ dual meet with Redwood River Valley. Herrera lost 8-5 in overtime against the Badgers’ Kaleb Hasse at 220 pounds, but he was unbowed as he walked off the mat.
ROCHESTER -- No more having to share first place in the Southern Division for the Minnesota West Lady Jays basketball team. At least, not for now. In a showdown of teams with identical 15-4 overall records, and both 6-0 in the Southern Division of the MCAC, the Lady Jays defeated host Rochester Wednesday night, 69-61, to move into sole possession of the league's top spot. Katherin Ihnen scored 30 points and had 10 rebounds, and Andrea Hinkeldey scored 22 points and pulled down 12 boards as the Jays prevailed.
WESTBROOK -- In a rip-roaring boys basketball clash featuring two of the top teams in the Red Rock Conference, host Westbrook-Walnut Grove survived a furious late rally to escape with an 82-80 win against Southwest Minnesota Christian Tuesday night. W-WG produced a 22-4 run in the first half to overcome an early 8-4 deficit for a 26-12 advantage and led the rest of the way. Even with five minutes remaining in the game, the Chargers led by 11 points. Yet, the game went right down to the final seconds.
DW COLUMN WORTHINGTON -- I remember the conversation well. It was moments after the Trojan Classic holiday tournament loss against Sibley East, 80-58, and the Worthington Trojans boys basketball team looked as if it were utterly out of answers.