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 -- Brett Benson started well and never wavered Monday to win the 2018 Labor Day Classic golf tournament at GreatLIFE Worthington. Drizzling rain, then a hard rain, and then a 45-minute rain delay didn’t ruin his appointment with the championship -- his second LDC crown overall and his first since 2011.
BY DOUG WOLTER firstname.lastname@example.org BRAINERD -- Quarterback Andrew Ortiz threw four touchdown passes, including three to Reginald Colson III, and the Minnesota West Community and Technical College football team won its season opener 36-12 over host Central Lakes on Saturday.
WORTHINGTON -- Victor Alvarez scored two goals, both assisted by Jon Keodouangsy, and the Worthington Trojans boys soccer team hung on for a 2-1 victory over Waseca Thursday in the team’s first home match of the season.
FULDA -- It is a true reward to see a high school athlete accomplish more than one truly exceptional season. Often-times, top performers don’t begin to dominate the field until their senior campaigns. Sometimes it happens that an athlete dominates for two years, maybe even three. Usually when they do, you can pick them out in a lineup as the exceptional athlete in the bunch.
WORTHINGTON -- The 2018 Worthington Trojans football team has talent on both sides of the ball. Does it have enough of it? And will the team step up into the smart, physical play that head coach Gene Lais desires? Well, we’ll know soon enough. The Trojans begin the regular season on Friday. Their first two games will be played in front of their home fans -- Friday against Jordan, and on Sept. 7 against New Ulm.
PIPESTONE -- Athletes. Gotta have ‘em if you’re going to make a late-season run in high school football. Depth. Can’t go without it. Football is a team game consisting of many parts. So when judging the merits of southwest Minnesota’s prep grid teams this season, one naturally goes to Pipestone, where the Pipestone Area Arrows are coming off a 2017 campaign that ended at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis in the finals of the state Class AA tournament.
As area high school volleyball coaches contemplate what may happen in 2018, there are some who are cautious. There are others who talk confidently. Two of the latter types hail from Murray County Central and Jackson County Central.
WORTHINGTON -- The Heron Lake-Okabena High School volleyball team got off to a good start in its season opener on Thursday night, showing the Worthington Trojans that they still have much work to do. The Wildcats swept the home-standing Trojans 25-14, 25-15 and 25-20.
WORTHINGTON -- Ivy Jenson and Neveah Schreiber are neighbors. They literally live next door to each other. Good friends, too. So, naturally, they communicate very well on the tennis court. The two Worthington Trojans needed to communicate well on Thursday in a dual girls tennis match with visiting New Ulm. They won a tight match at No. 2 doubles against the Eagles’ Bethany Janssen and Gabby Sammons, 6-4, 7-5.
WINDOM -- A three-sport athlete who’s proficient in every season, Alex Borsgard especially loves the fall. Fall is football season, and Borsgard is a solid contributor as a running back and linebacker with the Windom Area Eagles. The WAHS senior plays baseball in the spring as well, and also in the summer as a member of the Windom Pirates amateur team. But he has achieved his most success as a high school wrestler.