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 -- Cynthia Souksavath wasn’t having a particularly good day with her calf muscles. But that didn’t stop her from beating Waseca’s Alexis Allen 7-6, 7-5 in her No. 3 tennis singles match Tuesday at the middle school courts -- the only Worthington victory in a 6-1 season-opening loss to the Bluejays.
WORTHINGTON -- Just like you don’t have to be tall to be talented in basketball, you don’t have to hover over the net to be successful in volleyball. The Worthington Trojans are banking on that as they prepare for the 2018 volleyball campaign, which gets under way in earnest on Thursday with a home match against Heron Lake-Okabena.
LAKE PARK, Iowa -- It’s a reality that every high school sports team has to face. Good players graduate, and sometimes a program enters the next season with an experience deficit. It’s going to happen to the Harris-Lake Park Wolves this year for football. “It’ll be a big adjustment,” veteran head coach Lane Gunderson said this week. “We lost a really good group of guys who’ve been leaders.”
WORTHINGTON -- First-year players will provide much of the energy for the 2018 Minnesota West Technical and Community College volleyball team, which will give first-year head coach Rebecca Colon ample opportunities to mold the Lady Jays’ the way she wants them. Colon wants her players to hustle on the court, and to communicate well. “It changes the game completely. Communication, hustle and energy. And it breaks other teams down,” Colon said.
I’m not sure I know what to make of the drop in football participation among Minnesota high schools, but who can help but be encouraged at the increase in girls sports participation? According to a report by the National Federation of State High School Associations, Minnesota has the highest per capita girls high school sports participation in the nation.
WORTHINGTON -- When Scott Barber was approached to do The Drill, he initially balked. But with a little prodding, he said he’d talk to his family about it. Barber, longtime football defensive coordinator at Minnesota West Community and Technical College and later at Worthington High School, shuns the spotlight. Getting him to talk about himself is like attempting to get a cat to jump into a lake.
WINDOM -- It doesn’t always happen that a baseball team -- any baseball team -- can win a best-of-three game series while scoring a total of just two runs.
WINDOM -- It’s the end of an era, the beginning of another in Windom. For as long as anyone can remember, the Island Park baseball/football complex has been a pleasure to behold, especially in the summer. As millions of motorists drove into Windom on Highway 60, they instinctively looked left and saw the ballpark, with its immaculately manicured grass, its well-kept infield, and its outfield fence coated with painted signs representing local businesses.
Pipestone A’s draftee Brandan Alfson cooled off the Jackson Bulls Wednesday night, and the Hadley Buttermakers head into Game 2 of their best-of-three amateur baseball series today with a 1-0 lead.
WORTHINGTON -- This is the time to daydream if you’re a Worthington Trojans football fan. The 2018 season is weeks away. A one-week July training camp is on the books. What’s gonna happen when the team dons pads for real? Gene Lais, in his third year as the WHS football head coach, is hoping to improve on last year’s 2-7 record. But he’ll have to do it without graduated All-Big South Conference selections Tyler Linder, Nathan Boneschans and Marcos Herrera.