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 -- Carissa Cunningham is a serious tennis player, and from her junior to her senior year at Luverne High School she has made big strides. A No. 2 and No. 3 singles player a year ago, she has stepped up to No. 1 singles this year. And she has embraced the added pressure.
WORTHINGTON -- Dominant on both sides of the football, the Worthington Trojans earned their first win of the 2018 season Friday night by a convincing 43-7 score. The Trojans wasted not a moment in asserting full control over visiting New Ulm, outscoring the Eagles 22-0 in the first quarter and taking a 29-0 lead into halftime.
WORTHINGTON -- Offense was hard to come by for the Worthington Trojans girls soccer team Thursday at Trojan Field, and the locals were turned back by the Garretson Blue Dragons 4-1. It was a game the Trojans thought they could win. “We defeated ourselves in this game. We were very sloppy. It took at least 20 minutes before we were able to put passes together,” said WHS head coach Emily Ahlquist afterward.
WORTHINGTON -- A relentless offensive barrage led by freshman Carrie Rutledge, effective blocking, consistent setting and a court awareness that their counterparts just couldn’t match led to a 3-0 Rochester Community College volleyball victory on the floor of Minnesota West Wednesday night.
WORTHINGTON -- Tough, physical football is what head coach Gene Lais and the Worthington High School coaching staff desires in its 2018 roster of players. One player you can count on for aggressive play is 6-foot, 200-pound senior Turner Rogers.
WORTHINGTON -- The Jackson County Central Huskies don’t consider their volleyball outings legitimate unless they’re pounding away at their opponents without let-up. The Huskies’ offensive weaponry was on display Tuesday night as they wore down their Worthington counterparts in three sets, 25-14, 25-18 and 25-12.
WORTHINGTON -- There were enough good plays executed in the Worthington Trojans’ 42-7 football loss to Jordan last Friday to keep hope alive. But this week, as the New Ulm Eagles come to town, nothing will satisfy like a victory.
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.