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 -- Nyamer Diew celebrated her 16th birthday on Tuesday, and on Tuesday night she celebrated it in style. The 6-0 sophomore scored 15 points with 10 rebounds as the Worthington Trojans defeated the Jackson County Central girls basketball team 71-62, rolling up a 40-18 lead early in the second half and holding on as the Huskies whittled it down to 63-57 with 2:18 to go.
The Southwest Christian boys basketball team is off to a great start, but it’s hard to know what’s more important to their early success -- their physical abilities or their team spirit. On the court, their quickness elevates a defensive game that relies on pressure. Spirit-wise, they’re hard-working and unselfish.
WORTHINGTON -- When Kuol Chol entered Minnesota West Community and Technical College as a freshman, he was regarded as a remarkable talent, albeit still somewhat raw. He played well, positioning himself nicely in his sophomore year to be a real force with the Bluejays. Shortly before the 2017-18 campaign began, however, Chol had a decision to make. His coach, Kris Babler, left the school suddenly. What was he to do?
REDWOOD FALLS -- Jacob Prunty remained undefeated on the season and Worthington High School teammate Mason Byrne placed second Saturday at the Redwood River Riot wrestling tournament. The Friday-Saturday tournament featured 33 teams. Prunty at 132 pounds and Byrne at 182 were most impressive individually for the Trojans.
WORTHINGTON -- Pipestone Area’s defense strapped the Worthington Trojans and Tyl Woelber went on a tear to begin the second half as the Arrows earned a 57-39 boys basketball victory at Worthington High School Thursday night. The two Big South Conference teams were deadlocked 22-22 at halftime, but Woelber drained a 3-point shot to start the second half. He scored the first 9 points for PA after intermission as the Arrows worked out to a 31-24 lead they were able to stretch.
BY AARON HAGEN The Globe WORTHINGTON -- Alex Brown said Wednesday’s game was tiring. Brown and the Minnesota West men’s basketball team needed two overtimes to earn an 88-82 victory over Little Priest Tribal College. “It was very tiring,” Brown said. “But we got the win, that’s all that matters.”
WORTHINGTON -- Little Priest Tribal College trailed Minnesota West 11-0 early in its college women’s basketball game Wednesday night at the Center for Health and Wellness. It was 16-2 a little bit later, and hometown fans settled in for what looked like an easy win -- possibly a blowout. Not quite. The Little Priest Warriors outscored West 24-3 for the remainder of the first quarter and never looked back en route to an impressive 84-75 victory.
WORTHINGTON -- They had no answer for New Ulm’s pressure, and certainly no answer for the Eagles’ fine 5-6 junior guard, Joey Batt.
WINDOM -- If you’re lucky enough to have a Luke Gilbertson on your team, whether you’re a coach or a teammate, you’ve got an excellent athlete and a leader. Coaches will say that you can never get enough quality kids like that. And most coaches feel fortunate if they’ve got one.
My friend in The Globe newsroom, Karl Evers-Hillstrom, and I have decided a long time ago to avoid talking politics. You might want to take my advice and leave the subject alone during your family Christmas celebration, too, by the way. But it’s still acceptable these days to talk baseball, and to disagree on the subject of the Hall of Fame is good, clean fun.