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 six grandchildren. Doug, retired after a lengthy career in fast-pitch softball, enjoys reading, strumming his acoustic guitar and hanging around his grandchildren. He self-publishes short stories in his spare time.
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WILMONT -- It's been working so far. Why change it? Justin Saufley will be on the pitcher's mound Friday when the Wilmont Cardinals play their first state amateur baseball tournament game against Clear Lake. Saufley's appearance on center stage is one reason for Cardinal fans to be confident. He's 7-2 for a team that's 21-7 on the season. But there are other reasons to be hopeful.
WORTHINGTON -- It's far too early to make predictions. The 2013 Minnesota West football team hasn't even gotten all its players into camp yet. But since practice began on Friday, head coach Jeff Linder believes he's found reason for a positive outlook. "I'm excited about what I've seen on the field so far," he said Tuesday. The Bluejays have 55 players in camp -- up about 10 from last year -- and more will be coming in the next few days. "We could be up to 60 pretty easily," Linder said.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jacob Laverman arrives at his job at 6:30 every morning and works until about 11 o'clock every night. And he loves every minute of it. Laverman, 21, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, is an athletic training student at Iowa State University. He's spending his summer interning with the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. So, Jacob, what can you tell us about those big, powerful, prima donna athletes that those of us living in the real world would be surprised to learn?
The Minnesota State High School League, in its ongoing effort to build character among its athletes, promotes a “Be a Good Sport” manual on its Team Up For Sportsmanship web...
JACKSON — Zero hour is coming quickly for a few area high school football teams. Whereas most squads await Aug. 29 or Aug. 30 season openers, a select few will...
WILMONT -- Timing is everything in baseball. Pitchers win by disrupting the timing of hitters. Hitters win by not allowing themselves to be disrupted. For a team, the worst timing of all is to be in a scoring slump during the playoff season. The Wilmont Cardinals are in such a mini-slump, and they'll need to recover quickly in order to gain entry into the amateur baseball state tournament.
WORTHINGTON — Typically, the YMCA Fun Run is an emotional affair. Laughing kids, smiling parents. That kind of emotional release. But this year, the 31st annual Fun Run introduced a...
Only a few weeks to go before the start of a new high school football season. Life is good. Soon we will have the end of summer, but the start...
WORTHINGTON -- He may have been Worthington's foremost supporter of local athletics. He was undoubtedly an outstanding businessman and a tireless volunteer in his community. Robert "Swede" Lundgren died Saturday at Crossroads Care Center in Worthington at the age of 90. He left behind a legacy that, according to his countless friends, might be difficult to fit into a book.
NEW ULM -- In the end, it was a close play at the plate that turned Post 5's bid for a Division I, District 2 American Legion district baseball championship into a runner-up finish. Worthington catcher Blake Rogers blocked the plate while receiving a perfect one-hop throw from rightfielder Aaron Pavelko as the potential game-winning run charged down the line in the bottom of the ninth inning. The sliding New Ulm Gold runner, Tanner Kluis, crossed the plate in a cloud of dust as Rogers gamely applied the tag. The umpire waved his arms wildly from side to side. Kluis was safe.