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 self-publishes original fiction in his spare time. Two of his stories, "The Genuine One" and "The Old Man in Section 129" are being distributed through a national publisher.
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I have a computer football game at home where, if I wanted to, I could fudge the numbers to a degree that the Minnesota Vikings would be good enough to play in the 2017 Super Bowl. With a few clicks, I could make the Vikings’ defense always perform as it did through the first five games of this season. It would take a little extra time to get the offensive line to perform as a passable unit, but with just a little effort and a lot of imagination I could make the Vikings nearly invincible.
WORTHINGTON -- On Monday, Josh Anderson finally got his guys. Anderson, head football coach at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D., had been actively aware of Sibley-Ocheyedan High School’s Houston Coleman and Edgerton/Ellsworth’s Tyler Kurrasch since their high school days. Finally, two years after they left the preps, Coleman and Kurrasch agreed to play for the Trojans during a short signing ceremony at Minnesota West Community and Technical College.
WORTHINGTON -- A block here, a tackle there, and maybe a forearm shiver or two, and it added up to an important 59-54 victory for the Worthington High School girls basketball team Saturday afternoon. “Oh, my God, it’s football,” remarked Trojans head coach Eric Lindner. He wasn’t far off. The Trojans, who always pride themselves on being aggressive, pushed the needle to high as Section 2AAA rival Jordan came to town.
WORTHINGTON -- It’s going to be a tall order today (Saturday, Jan. 28) for the Worthington High School gymnastics team to climb to the top at the Class A True Team tournament. But one thing’s for sure: The Trojans are well situated coming off their best meet performance in school history.
WORTHINGTON -- Jan. 3 was a low point to the Worthington High School boys basketball season. The host Trojans played an outstanding first half against an outstanding opponent, Jackson County Central, then appeared to self-destruct in the second half en route to a 79-62 loss. In the locker room after the game, WHS head coach Clint Meyer was understandably disappointed. In the heat of the moment, he said he could not predict how his team would respond to such a meltdown.
WORTHINGTON -- Two Big South Conference wrestling teams with state tournament dreams locked horns at Worthington High School Thursday night, and it was the home team that emerged, 47-21. Worthington’s Ethan Pavelko, wrestling at 138 pounds, and Mason Byrne, competing at 170, scored big wins as the Trojans defeated Pipestone Area.
DOUG WOLTER Daily Globe WORTHINGTON — Welcome, citizens, to Leftopia. As for the rest of you: Make yourselves comfortable in Rightville. Do you think the United States of America is a divided country? Stop fooling yourselves. It doesn’t exist anymore. Today we have two countries, living together in disharmony within the same borders.
WORTHINGTON -- Mike Nesseth, a former pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves organizations, and a 2006 Windom Area High School graduate, is trying to get young athletes to better prepare themselves for baseball.
ADRIAN -- Contrary to what some people might think, there is no rule that every Bullerman boy must become a wrestler. It just so happens that practically all of them do. And have done so in a nearly unbroken line for almost 50 years.
WORTHINGTON -- A lot of sports teams play down expectations during the regular season, but even before the 2016-17 high school wrestling campaign began, Pipestone Area head coach Brian Bos publicly embraced a Minnesota state Class A team berth as a goal. The Arrows have never qualified for a state team tournament. But they knew they’d be tough this winter, and the way Bos figured it, why downplay the dream?