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 -- 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?
WORTHINGTON -- The road to happiness in wrestling is paved with blood and sweat, and sometimes with more than a little bit of pain. For Anthony Luft, a former two-time state champion at Worthington High School, and current Minnesota West Bluejay wrestlers Lamont Cannon and Austin Pulse, the 2016-17 mat season is an ongoing struggle. But with perseverance, and time, hope remains.
WORTHINGTON -- Too many years have passed to allow Jason Reitmeier to compete now in an actual wrestling match, but time has not diminished his heroic status in the minds of longtime Worthington area fans.
I hardly ever read any articles in the Minnesota State High School League Bulletin when it crosses my desk. Bulletin writers are always pounding the same themes -- participation, sportsmanship, responsibility, teamwork -- that kind of stuff. It’s not that I don’t believe in those concepts, of course. They’re just not always so thrilling to read about.
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Trojans boys basketball took care of business Tuesday night at the local gym, winning its fourth consecutive game with a 58-50 victory over the New Ulm Eagles. And though the game was not the most exciting one this year for the home team, it was solid. The Trojans advanced to 9-5 on the 2016-17 season by playing within themselves -- by never giving the Eagles anything easy, and by getting sturdy offensive games, after a slow start, by senior Zach Boever and junior Tyler Linder.