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 -- Katherin Ihnen became the all-time leading rebounder at Minnesota West Community and Technical College Wednesday night, and the Jays women’s and men’s basketball teams used impressive second halves to down Ridgewater.
The Worthington Trojans and the Pipestone Area Arrows, Minnesota state high school wrestling qualifiers in 2017, are the underdogs in 2018. Team Section 3A and Section 3AA tournaments get under way Thursday at various locations. Pipestone Area is the No. 6 seed in Section 3A. Worthington is the No. 2 seed in Section 3AA.
WORTHINGTON -- Nyamer Diew’s shots weren’t falling Monday night. Neither were many of her teammates’ in the Trojans’ third game in four days.
WORTHINGTON -- There seems to be a difference of opinion whether Ashlynn Wabeke is in full possession of her shooting touch. “I have not been shooting well for the last few games,” Wabeke said following Minnesota West’s 81-43 victory Wednesday night over visiting MState-Fergus Falls.
WORTHINGTON -- As a group, the five new football players introduced at Minnesota West Community and Technical College on Wednesday represent athleticism and versatility. The offense was addressed, and the defense was addressed, and head coach Jeff Linder said they’re the kinds of recruits who can push the envelope for a team that finished 2-6 in 2017. “We just picked up some really good athletes,” Linder said. “And any time we can get some linemen, it’s good for our level.”
WORTHINGTON -- Watch Claire Ludes during a Worthington High School gymnastics meet and you’ll see a performer who always maintains a sunny smile and a positive attitude, who clearly enjoys the successes of her teammates and who demonstrates her support sincerely with applause, hugs, and encouraging words. Ludes is a very good gymnast, a senior, who has done her very best for the WHS program almost exclusively as a member of the junior varsity team.
WORTHINGTON -- It’s early February and the Minnesota West men’s basketball team is in a good place. The Lady Jays are in an outstanding place. Both Worthington-based college teams are winning, and the women are making it look easy.
WORTHINGTON -- They’ve had better games. But it was good enough. The Worthington Trojans girls basketball team didn’t fast-break as much as it normally does on Monday night. They didn’t seem quite as aggressive as they’ve been on numerous occasions this year. But the end result was just what they wanted: a 61-45 victory over the visiting Spirit Lake Indians.
BY DOUG WOLTER firstname.lastname@example.org WORTHINGTON -- After a sluggish start in the first half, the Minnesota West men’s basketball team overcame Riverland 82-79 Saturday afternoon at the Center for Health and Wellness in Worthington.
WORTHINGTON -- Logan Somnis knows football, and he knows how to work hard at it. The Worthington High School senior signed to play at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D., on Thursday, and both he and his high school coach agree that he’ll put in the time to factor in the program.