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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WASECA -- In a high school football game that got out of hand early, the Waseca Bluejays broke for a 28-0 first quarter lead that became 48-0 at halftime en route to a 62-0 victory Wednesday night over the visiting Worthington Trojans. In the final regular season game for both teams, the Bluejays (6-2) assured themselves of heading into the playoff season on a high while the Trojans fall to 3-5.
HILLS -- Garrett Raymon has been a starter with the Hills-Beaver Creek football team for so many years now, that some fans might wonder if he’ll ever leave.
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Trojans need a win this week to even their high school football record. The Minnesota West Bluejays need a win to get back on track after not being able to play last weekend. The Trojans, 3-4, face a tough Waseca rival on Wednesday (Oct. 17, 7 p.m.) at Waseca. Two days later, on Friday, the Bluejays (3-4) play a 1-6 Vermilion team at Trojan Field in Worthington at 6 p.m. to conclude the regular season.
WORTHINGTON -- St. Cloud Tech was too much too handle Saturday afternoon. Too much for a Minnesota West volleyball squad that went five games in a 3-2 loss to MState-Fergus Falls the night before. The St. Cloud Cyclones are good enough so that it might not have mattered. But in any case, the Lady Jays had no answers in their second home match in as many days. Tech prevailed in three games, 25-13, 25-14, 25-16.
BY AARON HAGEN The Globe WORTHINGTON -- Adam Russell estimates he has between three and four rolls of tape wrapped on his two sprained ankles. Even so, there was no way the offensive lineman wasn’t going to be on the field for Friday night’s game-deciding drive.
WORTHINGTON -- In a tough five-set college volleyball match Friday night, the MState-Fergus Falls Spartans dispatched Minnesota West 25-23, 14-25, 25-16, 24-26, 15-8 at the Center for Health and Wellness. The Lady Jays had the momentum going into the last game, coming back from point away from defeat with the final three points of the fourth set. But the Spartans got on top early in the fifth and didn’t let it go.
WORTHINGTON -- This is a weird week for the Minnesota West Bluejays football team. “It just doesn’t feel right,” said head coach Jeff Linder. That’s because the Bluejays have no game to play this weekend. Their scheduled contest at home against Ridgewater today was canceled due to a decision late last month by the Warriors to suspend the remainder of their 2018 campaign.
Here in southwest Minnesota, we have lots of high school sports teams with active, caring fan bases. I’m glad. It’s because so many people care that makes it fun to write about the teams. But of course, not every program wins all the time. In fact, some of them go through a fairly lengthy time of losing.
ADRIAN -- On Wednesday, the Adrian high school volleyball team achieved a No. 2 seed in the upcoming Section 3A tournament. On Thursday, the Dragons demonstrated their ability to fight back from deficits in a four-game win over visiting Murray County Central. Trailing in all four games, the Dragons rallied to advance their regular season record to 18-1. Scores were 25-23, 25-23, 18-25, 25-21.
WORTHINGTON -- If you didn’t attend the match, all you had to do was glance at the final statistics to see that the Minnesota West Lady Jays were balanced in their performance against Western Tech Wednesday night. In a match that saw the volleyball squad prevail in four sets, the Jays were proficient in every phase. Haley Unke had 37 set assists. Andrea Hinkeldey had 22 kills, Kiana Leighty 11 and Emily Shaffer 10. Hinkeldey led the way with 15 digs, with Leighty getting 12.