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 -- The night was windy in Worthington Tuesday, and the Worthington Trojans girls soccer team fought through another storm of adversity -- this time against the Fairmont Cardinals, who came away with an 8-0 victory. The match was less than 10 minutes old when senior Fairmont forward Brooke Hunwardsen had already scored her third goal. The Trojans, who’d scored just two goals in their first nine games this season, fell to 0-10 with the loss on Meet the Trojans Night.
WORTHINGTON -- The debut of the 2017 Minnesota West volleyball team was dramatic. Fans settled into their places at the Center for Health and Wellness gym expecting a loss at the hands of the Rochester Yellowjackets. And who could blame them? The Lady Jays hardly ever beat the Yellowjackets.
WINDOM -- It’s been a few years since the Jackson County Central Huskies and the Windom Area Eagles football teams have played a meaningful regular season game -- one that either side could reasonably win. But that year has arrived. On Friday, the 2-1 Huskies and the 2-1 Eagles are getting together in Windom. The Eagles appear to be on the rise. The Huskies are coming off their first loss of the season, an 18-6 setback to Blue Earth Area.
WORTHINGTON -- Andrew Huber has taken part in many individual battles while running cross country for Worthington High School. In a recent race at Tracy, the junior saw himself having to fight off Adrian senior Brady Henning at the front of the pack. Huber won by a tenth of a second, finishing the 5,000-meter course in 17:49.3 and proving once again that he’s got more than mere endurance going for him when in running shoes.
BY AARON HAGEN The Globe WORTHINGTON -- Head coach Gene Lais knew his Worthington football team was up against a tough Marshall team in Friday’s home opener. And while the Trojans had their opportunities at times against the Tigers, Marshall came away with a 56-0 victory.
WORTHINGTON -- It feels good to be a Minnesota West Bluejay right now. The volleyball team is winning consistently and the football team is coming off a satisfying 30-23 win over Mesabi Range. “There are a lot of freshmen here. But we came in here learning a lot of things quick,” said Steven Lucas Jr., a first-year defensive back from Detroit.
The Luverne Cardinals varsity volleyball team is 8-2. You can throw out the team’s latest loss, which happened Thursday in Marshall, because, well, the Tigers beat everybody. Fact is, Luverne has a pretty good outfit this fall after posting a 13-12-2 record in 2016. And head coach Susie Bork is a familiar commodity, having moved just a few miles down the road after heading the Hills-Beaver Creek program for the previous three years.
WORTHINGTON -- It wasn’t an overwhelming performance, but it was good enough against a team that thrives on defense. The Worthington High School boys soccer team outscored New Ulm 4-1 in the first half Thursday night at Trojan Field -- with three goals by senior Edwin Hernandez -- and held on for a 4-1 win. Though the scoring didn’t come in bunches, and no goals were scored in the entire second half, the Trojans moved to 9-0 on the season while dropping the Eagles to 2-3-3.
SLAYTON -- Murray County Central surprised a lot of people last year in reaching Minnesota’s Class A state football tournament, and Zach Aanenson was a major reason why. Now a senior running back/linebacker/defensive end on the 2017 Rebel team, Aanenson continues to be both a major contributor and a leader.
WORTHINGTON -- Look out! The Marshall Tigers are coming to town. The Worthington Trojans football team will find itself a distinct underdog on Friday when it hosts the Marshall Tigers, who are once again -- as they were last year -- a southwest Minnesota powerhouse. Marshall is 2-0 with a 70-0 victory over Albert Lea and a 58-0 win over Belle Plaine.