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 -- High school soccer followers from all over Minnesota have heard about Worthington’s Jon Keodouangsy because of his goal-scoring ability. The Trojan junior finished the 2017 regular season sitting atop the Class A boys soccer scoring rankings.
WORTHINGTON -- Trailing by 13 points with less than three minutes to play, the Minnesota West Community and Technical College Bluejays seemed destined to lose a free-wheeling football contest to visiting Northland Saturday afternoon at Trojan Field. Not only were the Bluejays trailing by two touchdowns; they were on defense.
WORTHINGTON -- Is it possible to have too much fun in a volleyball match? Minnesota West Lady Jays coach Marie Johnson said she had to tell her players to pour their emotions onto the court Friday night during a 3-0 home victory against Anoka-Ramsey. With the pure fun they exhibited even before the match began, she said, they ran the risk of losing their “volleyball focus.”
WORTHINGTON -- On a freshman-dominated team, it makes sense to be patient. But only up to a point. The Minnesota West Community and Technical College football team has played five games during the 2017 campaign. The Bluejays are 1-4, coming off another rough defensive performance in a 51-23 road loss to Dakota College. It’s time, said head coach Jeff Linder this week, to begin playing like a veteran unit.
BY DOUG WOLTER firstname.lastname@example.org LUVERNE -- Volleyball is an inexact science. Sometimes the game clicks. Sometimes it doesn’t. It’s not quite that simple, of course, but all the ups and downs that can go into a varsity volleyball match were there for the watching Thursday night as the Luverne Cardinals aced the Worthington Trojans 3-0.
WORTHINGTON -- The way in which Minnesota West Community and Technical College suddenly found itself without a men’s basketball coach in mid-September was both unexpected and untimely. But the Bluejays’ new hire, Aaron Poor Bear, is doing his very best to ensure that everything will turn out fine in the end.
WORTHINGTON -- Anyone who plays tennis knows that it’s not just a matter of seeing the ball and hitting it. The mental game may be even more important than the physical game. Anna Kill has only been playing tennis for four years, and yet the Worthington High School senior has risen to become the No. 1 singles player on the team.
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Trojans can no longer kick themselves for the one that got away. They’ve got a big test on Friday. Three regular season football games remain for WHS against Fairmont, Albert Lea and Waseca. Two of those opponents, Fairmont and Waseca, have but one loss so far in the 2017 season. Albert Lea is 0-5 and has been outscored 247-12.
BY DOUG WOLTER email@example.com WORTHINGTON -- Emme Schmitz made a bunch of outstanding saves in net, and Aracely Vasquez made a remarkable goal kick in the second half as the suddenly-competitive Worthington Trojans girls soccer team came to within a point of visiting New Ulm Saturday at Trojan Field. The score was 2-1.
WORTHINGTON -- Football is a tough game. It’s very hard for most teams to get themselves running on all cylinders on both sides of the ball at the same time. The Minnesota West Community and Technical College Bluejays’ offense is moving the football more or less consistently these days. But the defense -- at one time a team strength -- seems to be in need of a fix.