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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ST. PAUL -- Section 3A wrestling champion Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove gathered third place in the Minnesota state high school tournament at Xcel Center in St. Paul Thursday, and Fairmont/Martin County West was second in Class AA. Fairmont/Martin County West opened the tournament with a 45-16 win over South St. Paul, then a narrow 30-28 victory over second-seeded Scott West followed. Fairmont/MCW, the third Class AA seed, was beaten by top-seeded Kasson-Mantorville 49-9.
PETER -- The dream of a second straight berth in the Minnesota state Class A boys hockey tournament ended a win short for Luverne High School Wednesday night. In the Section 3A championship game, a defensive-minded Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato team with a hot young goalie turned the Cardinals away, 4-1. The game at Lund Arena on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter matched Section 3A’s top seed, Luverne -- armed with a 20-6 record -- against the second-seeded Dragons of LDC. In a Jan.
JACKSON -- If you’ve seen Alaina Wolff play volleyball and basketball, you’d probably be hard-pressed to decide which of the two is her best sport. On the volleyball court, the Jackson County Central sophomore earned first-team Globe All-Area status last fall in helping the Huskies to the Section 2AA finals. An outstanding hitter, she also showed versatility in many other areas of the game, as was evident in her last match where she had 23 kills, eight digs, six ace serves and three blocks.
WORTHINGTON -- Brooklyn DeKam came to within two points of tying the school single-game scoring record and the Southwest Christian Eagles rolled to an 87-51 victory Tuesday night over Murray County Central in the Section 3A South girls basketball semifinals.
Southwest Minnesota will be well-represented at the state high school individual wrestling tournament this weekend, with several matmen hoping to finish higher than they did last year, and two attempting to repeat championships.
WORTHINGTON -- The Minnesota West women’s and men’s basketball teams will be competing in regional tournament action later this week. For the women’s team, however, it will be as the MCAC Southern Division champion. The Lady Jays turned back the Rochester Yellowjackets 72-68 on their home floor Sunday afternoon in a battle of teams with identical 21-5 overall and 12-1 division records. When it was all over, however, West claimed the outright division championship.
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.