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Intriguing high school basketball games were on the docket Friday night, and readers can see the results on The Globe online site at www.dglobe.com.

Friday night games online

Intriguing high school basketball games were on the docket Friday night, and readers can see the results on The Globe online site at www.dglobe.com .

In Red Rock Conference boys basketball, Westbrook-Walnut Grove was at Edgerton, Southwest Christian was at Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda, Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey was at Murray County Central, and Hills-Beaver Creek was at Red Rock Central.

Southwest Christian entered Friday’s contest with HL-O/F at 9-0 on the season, but the Eagles had a scare on Tuesday, edging W-WG 60-59. Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda is another talented squad and entered the SWC showdown with a 7-3 record.

The Worthington Trojans boys and girls teams took on Luverne on Friday, with the boys going on the road and the girls staying home. The WHS boys were 6-3 prior to the game, with four straight victories. They were hoping to even the score against the 7-2 Cardinals, who beat the Trojans 54-49 in Worthington’s season-opener in Worthington. The Luverne girls played Worthington sporting a 4-5 record while the Trojans, who beat LHS 56-41 in mid-January, went in at 7-2.

State tournament rules still in play

The 2021 winter Minnesota high school state tournaments are going to be very different than in the past, and according to the Minnesota State High School League, the particulars are still being discussed.

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This week, the MSHSL reiterated that there will be limited numbers of spectators allowed, and in some cases there will be no spectators.

Media credentials will also be limited. As of now, reporters will not be allowed to conduct in-person interviews at the state tourneys, and radio stations will be allowed only one person on site. Photographers may not be allowed, replaced instead by pool photographers hired by the MSHSL.

However, in most cases events will be available through television or steaming.

First S.D. state girls wrestling event coming

The first-ever South Dakota state girls wrestling tournament is scheduled for Feb. 25-27 in Rapid City. Class A will feature 47 female participants across seven weight classes, and the Class B competition will have 41 competitors in six weight divisions.

Girls have competed in state meets in the past, but this year will mark the first event where the divisions will be all-female.

Minnesota does not have girls-only wrestling in the high schools, but South Dakota, Wisconsin and Nebraska do.

Nationally, 28 states offer girls varsity wrestling, and 3,000 schools offer the sport for females. In Minnesota, there are an estimated 150 girls participating on boys teams.

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