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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MINNEAPOLIS -- Jackson County Central senior Brooklyn Schuett placed 13th overall in the floor exercise Saturday in the Minnesota Class A individual gymnastics tournament. Schuett scored a 9.425 on her routine at Maturi Pavilion on the campus of the University of Minnesota on a day where a major snowstorm was predicted for the Twin Cities area.
MINNEAPOLIS — The scores hadn’t even been counted yet, but members of the Worthington Trojans high school gymnastics team were quite pleased with themselves and their performances at the Minnesota state Class A team tournament Friday afternoon.
WORTHINGTON -- The Minnesota West men’s basketball team had fallen behind early in other games. And they’ve almost always been able to come back, like turning on a faucet. Not this time.
WORTHINGTON -- After compiling a 29-17 spring baseball record, including 14-2 in conference play, the Minnesota West Bluejays are tooling up for another successful year. On Tuesday, they introduced six new players. “We’re deeper this year. Defensively, we’re better. And I believe we’ll hit for higher average this year,” said head coach TD Hostikka. Thus far in the offseason, Hostikka has recruited 10 new players, including six from Minnesota.
WORTHINGTON -- The way Hser Eh Pwae sees it, the regular season of college wrestling doesn’t matter. The only thing that really matters is to qualify for the nationals. That’s what it’s all about. Mission accomplished. But it’s not over yet. Pwae and his Minnesota West teammate, Wallace Michels, are representing the Bluejays at the NJCAA Nationals in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Friday and Saturday, and they both know what that means.
LUVERNE -- Now, the Trojans can talk about the number four. Until Saturday, “four” was unofficially off-limits as a topic of conversation as the Worthington Trojans gymnastics team prepared for the 2018 Section 3A tournament. But on Saturday, the girls captured another section team championship at Luverne High School, earning their fourth consecutive state tournament berth.
LUVERNE -- For the Worthington High School gymnastics team this week, the key word is “four.” If the Trojans are able to prevail in today’s (Saturday, Feb. 17) Section 3A meet in Luverne, they would qualify for the state Class A tournament for a fourth consecutive year. But who’s counting?
FAIRMONT -- With four matches remaining in the Worthington Trojans’ Section 3AA team wrestling quarterfinal Thursday night at Fairmont High School, New Ulm led 26-18. But in the end, Worthington prevailed 42-26 to advance to Saturday’s semifinals.
WORTHINGTON -- Katherin Ihnen became the all-time leading rebounder at Minnesota West Community and Technical College Wednesday night, and the Jays women’s and men’s basketball teams used impressive second halves to down Ridgewater.
The Worthington Trojans and the Pipestone Area Arrows, Minnesota state high school wrestling qualifiers in 2017, are the underdogs in 2018. Team Section 3A and Section 3AA tournaments get under way Thursday at various locations. Pipestone Area is the No. 6 seed in Section 3A. Worthington is the No. 2 seed in Section 3AA.