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 -- Watching her perform, one of the first things fans notice about Minnesota West Community and Technical College athlete Andrea Hinkeldey is that she’s a good athlete. Tall athletes (Hinkeldey is 6-foot) are not always so graceful. The Heron Lake-Okabena High School product was a key volleyball and basketball ingredient during her prep career, and at West she is helping the Lady Jays to more success.
PIPESTONE -- The best football teams never stop learning about themselves. The Pipestone Arrows have rolled to an 11-1 record in 2017 having won several high-scoring games as well as games where defense dominated. Last Friday, Mother Nature dominated in their Class AA state quarterfinal game against Blue Earth Area.
BY DOUG WOLTER firstname.lastname@example.org WORTHINGTON -- Anneke Weg has been such a fixture in Worthington High School sports for the past several years, it’s hard to believe that at the end of the 2017-18 year, she’ll have graduated.
WORTHINGTON -- Fans of Minnesota West Community and Technical College basketball couldn’t have asked for two more exciting season openers than Friday night’s matchups with Northwestern JV. The Lady Jays used sheer grit to edge the Red Raiders 79-76 at the Center for Health and Wellness, and in the nightcap the men showed off their speed and aggressiveness in an 84-81 loss -- after leading by 15 points early in the second half.
WORTHINGTON -- Every new athletic season is like a pretty package wrapped up in a bow. And until it’s opened and used, you never really know what you’ve got.
WORTHINGTON -- After brothers Hser Eh and Hser Moo Pwae came to America with their mother and a younger brother many years ago, they had very little knowledge about most of their adopted country’s sports. They played soccer in their Thailand refugee camp, but it was confusing to learn about all the other activities available to them at Worthington. In the seventh grade, they tried football, basketball and track.
When Pipestone Area head football coach Clay Anderson was asked to recall the Arrows’ first football meeting this year with Blue Earth Area, he sounded as if he didn’t want to remember it at all. “An ugly one,” he said. “I remember both teams had a lot of penalties. Just kind of a defensive struggle.” Indeed it was. Pipestone Area squeaked it out, 7-0.
WORTHINGTON -- The Minnesota West wrestling program is in new hands this year, and the guy holding the reins has good material to work with. “I’m really excited about the group we have. It’s a good core to build on,” said first-year head coach Bryan Cowdin.
MARSHALL -- Sydney Lanoue’s hitting can be mesmerizing. The 5-9 senior All-State outside hitter drives the ball low and hard and consistently from anywhere on the court, even in the back row.
WORTHINGTON -- On Halloween Night, it looked as if someone put a hex on the Windom Area Eagles. After the Eagles’ big hitter, Porsha Porath, drilled two impressive ace hits to start the team’s South Section 3A volleyball semifinal against Murray County Central, they struggled for most of the first set. Why? Head coach Ron Wendorff didn’t know.