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 -- In every season opener, wrestling coaches like to see their inexperienced performers step up to the mat. Enough of them did for the Worthington Trojans on Thursday night that head mentor Mark Prunty let out a sigh.
SIBLEY, Iowa -- Hunter DeJong might be forgiven if he feels a little lonely in the Sibley-Ocheyedan High School wrestling room this season. He is the only returning Generals wrestler among five Iowa state tournament place winners from the 2016-17 campaign. But DeJong is too busy, and too focused, to notice the change. He’s determined to capture a state individual championship this season after placing fourth in Class 1A as a junior at 195 pounds.
BY DOUG WOLTER email@example.com WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Trojans wrestling team competed in the Minnesota state Class AA team tournament last March, proving once again that in arguably the toughest high school sport of all, it helps to be in great shape.
WORTHINGTON -- After qualifying for the Minnesota state jazz competition in 2017, Worthington High School danceline members Taylor Hastings, Alyssa Johnson, Jackie Banegas and Mackenzie Meyeraan are in the forefront of the Trojettes’ season in 2017-18. “They’re very determined to do just as well as they’ve done the past two years,” said head coach Caitlin Werder.
WORTHINGTON -- Nyamer Diew scored 25 points and pulled down 21 rebounds, and three other Trojans hit double figures in a 71-61 win over St. Peter Saturday night in the Big South Conference Girls Basketball Showcase. Seven games were featured at the Worthington High School gymnasium beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting until 10 p.m. as the final seconds ticked off the Trojans’ victory over the Saints.
BY DOUG WOLTER firstname.lastname@example.org WORTHINGTON -- With every point Katherin Ihnen made in the fourth quarter, the Minnesota West Lady Jays bench stood up and cheered.
WORTHINGTON -- Maria Contreras says she’s working on her smile, doing her best to show that she really does like performing. Sometimes, it has been hard to tell for sure. So determined, so focused, sometimes she has forgotten to let her joy show while leaping, twisting, twirling and dancing to the crowd.
An extended football season, which culminated in a Minnesota state Class AA championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium, might mean the Pipestone Area wrestling program could start slowly this year. But not to worry: The Arrows are still mighty dangerous. “I think it’s going to take a while to get our bearings and get our lineups set. But I think by the end of the year we’ll be hard to beat,” said PA head coach Brian Bos, who led the 2016-17 squad to a state Class A team tournament berth.
WORTHINGTON -- It was only the first game of the season. But when it was over, the Windom Area Eagles hoped it was an example of what’s to come. The Worthington Trojans, not so much.
WORTHINGTON -- The 2017-18 Worthington Trojans boys basketball team is intent on improving on last year’s winning record, says head coach Clint Meyer. And to that end, senior Logan Huisman points to balance and depth. “We have a lot of quick guys on our team. And we also have a lot of big guys. If we can’t get the shooting going, we can get it going inside. And the other way around, too,” he said this week during pre-season practice.