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 -- The winning run was scored in the top of the ninth inning on a pick-off attempt at third base that got away. The potential tying run was stranded at second base, and the Jackson County Central Huskies edged Worthington 3-2 in a Big South Conference softball game rich with ebb and flow. Worthington scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game at 2-2 Tuesday at Centennial Field -- but the Trojans couldn’t push the game-winner across the plate and left the bases loaded.
WORTHINGTON -- The high school baseball season is still young. But it’s not as young as you think. Because of a late winter that erased nearly a month of the season, teams are forced to squeeze the remainder of their 2018 campaigns into a smaller window. That means Worthington Trojans head coach Stacy Sauerbrei is already getting impatient.
WORTHINGTON -- As golf outings go, it was nothing to be enraptured about. The air was cold and it was windy. The course was not in midseason shape. But considering the fact that the GreatLIFE Worthington course was covered with snow only a week earlier, the competitors didn’t complain. The Worthington Trojans defeated Marshall 171-183 on the boys’ side in both schools’ first match of the season. The Marshall girls won, 185-211.
WORTHINGTON -- The lateness of the spring of 2018 has lasting ramifications. For the Minnesota West Community and Technical College baseball team, it means that Wednesday’s home doubleheader with Dordt JV (3 p.m. start) will be the Bluejays’ only home games of the entire season. For the Jay players and coaches, it’s been a very frustrating spring. But at least the team has been able to play road games -- some of which have required creative scheduling.
WORTHINGTON -- When Bryce Olsen went out for the track team at Worthington High School, he decided throwing events were for him. He didn’t like to run. After Thursday, he’s even more glad about that choice. Olsen, a sophomore, demolished the discus competition at Trojan Field Thursday in a nine-team meet. His toss of 150 feet, in fact, left him just a little more than 15 feet short of the school record set by Lyle Gerdes (165-2) in 1959.
WORTHINGTON -- The Minnesota West Community and Technical College women’s athletic programs are restocking players, and the basketball program secured three signings, with an option on a fourth, on Wednesday. Ashlyn Rosenberg of Worthington, Emily Schroer of Fulda, Kiana Leighty of Heron Lake-Okabena and Lexie Ramsey of Central Lyon signed on to play for the Lady Jays.
LUVERNE -- There are a lot of stars on the Luverne High School track and field team. And that’s not remarkable. In fact, it’s normal. The Cardinals have fielded outstanding teams for as long as most people can remember, and their girls squad has been beyond outstanding -- in fact, it’s been more than remarkable.
WORTHINGTON -- One day after playing and winning a four-hour match in Fairmont, 7-6, 6-7, 7-5, Worthington High School tennis players Cade Lindner and Kipton Jenson eased past their opponents 6-0, 6-0 Tuesday in Worthington. The result helped the Trojans to a 7-0 team victory over Blue Earth Area.
Thanks to its new sports pairing with Heron Lake-Okabena, Fulda High School now fields spring baseball and softball teams -- sports that it hadn’t had in previous years. That’s a good thing, not only for Fulda, but also for HL-O, said first-year head softball coach Janae Kazemba, who played softball at HL-O before graduating in 2012.
WORTHINGTON -- Smitty Ektnitphong, the colorful, hard-charging head coach of the Worthington Trojans boys soccer team, is stepping down after 16 years of coaching the sport. Always one to wear his passions on his sleeve -- never one to sugar-coat his personal outlook on things -- Ektnitphong told The Globe in his own unimitable way this week that he’s calling it a career.