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.
- Member for
- 4 years 4 months
WORTHINGTON -- After the Minnesota West Bluejays football team lost 28-12 to Central Lakes in their season and home opener last Saturday, players were nevertheless convinced they had the makings of a competitive outfit. Now comes the next step: winning a game.
WORTHINGTON -- Neither team was at its best, but Windom Area was better Thursday night in Worthington in a 3-0 high school volleyball sweep of the host Trojans. The Eagles won on scores of 25-16, 25-9 and 25-23.
LAKE PARK, Iowa -- The Harris-Lake Park Wolves weren’t at all surprised by the outstanding football season they enjoyed in 2016, but no doubt they might have been pinching themselves with every impressive victory. It’s a small rural school district tucked away in the far northwest corner of Iowa, and rendezvous with greatness don’t come around often here. And yet, the Wolves blew away most of their football opponents last year en route to second place in the Iowa state 8-Man tournament.
WORTHINGTON -- For the Worthington Trojans and the New Ulm Eagles, Friday’s high school football game in New Ulm presents the opportunity for one of the two programs to take a big step forward. Both teams were routed in their openers less than a week ago. Worthington was outscored 44-0 in the first half en route to a 51-21 loss in Jordan, and New Ulm was tripped up 46-14 on the road in Waseca.
WORTHINGTON -- In one of the most exciting and dramatic finishes in memory, Bret Taylor sunk a 15-foot putt from the fringe of the 17th green to defeat defending champion Tony Brown Monday for the 2017 Labor Day Classic golf tournament.
WORTHINGTON -- They lost the game. But they found something out about themselves, and it was good. The Minnesota West Bluejays took on Central Lakes, the No. 1-ranked team in Minnesota two-year college football, on a hot Saturday afternoon at Trojan Field. Central Lakes won, 28-12, but it was an even game at halftime and head coach Jeff Linder liked what he saw from his freshman-laden outfit.
JORDAN -- Hope springs eternal at the start of every high school football season, but the Worthington Trojans will have to go back to the drawing board after Friday’s 51-21 season-opening loss on the road to the Jordan Hubmen. Jordan, led by the five-touchdown passing of senior quarterback Jonathan Draheim and a stifling defense, put 24 points on the board in the first half and 20 more in the second for a 44-0 halftime lead. That was too much for the Trojans to overcome.
WORTHINGTON -- If “communication” isn’t Jessica Hogan’s favorite word during the volleyball season, it’s close.
WINDOM -- Tracy-Milroy-Balaton played quite well for its first match of the season. Windom Area didn’t play quite as well, and the result was a 3-1 high school volleyball victory for the Panthers Tuesday night -- and more frustration for the Eagles.
WORTHINGTON -- The seniors on the 2016 Worthington Trojans football team were good leaders. The seniors on the 2017 team are expected to be good leaders, too. “We have pretty high expectations for them. We’ve kind of put that on them, too, that we expect good things from them,” said WHS head coach Gene Lais. “One of the things we’re doing is to get them out of their comfort zone. We want them to work harder and push themselves more than they did last year. Be willing to try new things. Be aggressive.”