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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Bits and pieces from the cluttered mind of the sports editor: Stoesz getting it done for MLA Big high school football game on Friday: 2-1 Hills-Beaver Creek at 3-0 Mountain...
LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Lane Gunderson isn’t the first football coach, and he won’t be the last, who subscribes to the theory that the best way to beat a defense is to take what it’s giving you. But in the case of the Harris-Lake Park Wolves, that almost seems unfair. Like taking candy from a baby. H-LP is big. Fast. Athletic. Square up your defense against the Wolves and you’ll see mismatches all over the field.
WORTHINGTON -- Be quick, connect your passes, get to the ball and don’t wait for the ball to come to you. Those are some of the goals coach Smitty Ektnitphong has for the Worthington High School boys soccer team in its matches.
SLAYTON -- So far, Murray County Central’s new angle blocking schemes are working. Of course, it also helps that the Rebels are blessed with many good athletes -- albeit perhaps a little undersized.
WORTHINGTON -- The Minnesota West Community and Technical College football team doesn’t play hand grenades. So close isn’t good enough. The Bluejays, whose only victory this year came on a technicality, were hungry to defeat a 3-0 Northland Pioneers team on King Turkey Day Saturday afternoon. They almost did, too. Almost.
WORTHINGTON -- There are no guarantees that today’s King Turkey Day 10K race (Saturday, Sept. 17) will be run under ideal weather conditions like it was last year. Organizers and...
Four undefeated high school football teams will do battle in Jackson and Adrian tonight (Friday, Sept. 16). And two other area teams will attempt to keep the ball rolling in the right direction. There may be some memories jogged as Luverne takes on Jackson County Central and Minneota clashes with Adrian. A year ago in regular season games, JCC busted Luverne by a 57-7 score and Minneota took care of Adrian 42-0.
WORTHINGTON -- When all the other matches were safely packed away in the record books, Sierra Wieneke and Shelby Nath for Luverne, and Kelly and Jamie Newman for Worthington, did battle in a third set to see if the Cardinals girls tennis team would sweep the Trojans or the Trojans would have one win to show for their efforts Tuesday. The Cardinals duo won its No. 2 doubles match, but had to fight for it.
In Sheldon and Worthington, it’s a passing fancy There are still some high school football coaches out there who would rather undergo root canal with dirty dental instruments than to...
WORTHINGTON -- If Ivan Rodriguez hadn’t been taken out of Saturday’s game halfway into the second half, he might have scored double-digit goals. We’ll never know, because when the Worthington High School senior went to the bench for a well-earned rest, the Trojans already led Mankato Loyola 6-1 in their boys soccer game at Trojan Field. The outcome was never in doubt. Worthington finally prevailed 11-2, advancing to 5-1 on the season while dropping Loyola to 0-5.