Friday night area roundup: Rogotzke sets new JCC single game scoring record

Travis Rogotzke scored a school single-game record 48 points Friday night as the Jackson County Huskies held back arch-rival Windom Area in a high school boys basketball showdown.


Boys basketball

JCC 106, Windom Area 91

JACKSON -- Travis Rogotzke scored a school single-game record 48 points Friday night as the Jackson County Huskies held back arch-rival Windom Area in a high school boys basketball showdown.

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Rogotzke, a senior, connected on six 3-point shots and was 8-for-8 at the free throw line.

“Travis was hot all night,” said JCC head coach Alex Hein. “He made the six 3’s, but he also made a lot of points going to the hoop. He was just taking over the game offensively.”


The victory pushed JCC to 9-7 on the season while dropping Windom Area to 12-8.

“This was a huge win,” said Hein, citing section seeding purposes, among other things. “We were on a four-game losing streak, so we needed to get a win.”

Roman Voss added 25 points in JCC’s triumph over Windom Area, and Eric Hesebeck scored 11 points.

Drew Rothenberger scored 28 points and Henry Erickson 27 for Windom Area. Abe McKibbin scored 17.

Windom Area 48 91

JCC 50 106

SWC 68, W-WG 55

WESTBROOK – Jacob Uilk scored 15 points for Southwest Christian in a victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove, which stood atop the Red Rock Conference.


The Chargers are now 15-2 on the season, with both losses coming from the Eagles.

Jarett Kuipers scored 14 points, and Dawson Rieck had 13 for SWC. Bennett Talsma had nine points.

The leading scorer for the Chargers was Dan Kleven with 20 points. Kleven fouled out in the matchup. Brady Ross scored 12 and Kole Curry dropped 10. Hudson Jenniges scored eight points.

SWC 33 68

W-WG 31 55

MLA/C 76, HL-O/F 52

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- The Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey Wolverines’ Carter Olson scored 23 points to lead the team to a victory over the Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda Coyotes.

Alex Karschnik finished with 13 points for the Wolverines, and Grant Oakland had 11 points.


HL-O/F’s Sawyer Drent scored 22 points and Logan Hattendorf had 14 points.

MLA/C 32 76

HL-O/F 23 52

Luverne 88, St. James 77

LUVERNE -- Gannon Ahrendt scored 35 points to lead the Luverne Cardinals to a victory over the St. James Area Saints.

Carter Sehr ended with 25 points and Gavin DeBeer had 22 points.

Brennan Kern scored 17 points for the Saints. Alex Stresemann finished with 16 points and Bennett Flohrs ended with 15 points. Anthony Sletta had 12 points.

Luverne 44 88


St. James 32 77

Girls basketball

Central Lyon 62, S-O 58

SIBLEY, IA – Central Lyon earned a victory on Friday night against Sibley-Ocheyedan in a girls basketball game. Central Lyon remains undefeated at 17-0. The Generals’ record is now 18-2 with both losses belonging to Central Lyon.

22 points in the first quarter propelled Central Lyon to victory.

Madison Brouwer was the leading scorer for S-O with 23 points. Marissa Ackerman scored 13 points, Zoe Ackerman had nine points, and Bria Wasmund had eight points.

Brouwer had 12 rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Wasmund had six assists.

The Generals’ next game is on the road on Tuesday against West Lyon.


Central Lyon 22 36 43 62

S-O 11 22 45 58

Luverne 55, St. James 40

LUVERNE – Elizabeth Wagner scored 21 points for Luverne in a Big South Conference victory over St. James Area.

Emma Beyer scored eight points for LHS. Kira John and Chritina Wagner and Averill Sehr scored seven apiece.

Lunden Swanson scored 16 points for the Saints. Journey Swanson had eight points, and Taylor Sodeman scored seven.

Luverne improved its season record to 16-2. The Cardinals take on Martin County West on Tuesday.

St. James 21 40


Luverne 25 55

Boys hockey

New Ulm 3, Windom Area 2

WINDOM – New Ulm improved to 18-2-1 after a conference victory over Windom Area. New Ulm is undefeated at 14-0 in conference play.

Bryer Lang netted two goals for New Ulm in the first period. Brecken Neuman scored the decisive goal in the second period.

Scoring for Windom were Wriley Haugen and Cragen Porath.

Windom has lost its last four games.

New Ulm 2 1 0 – 3

Windom Area 1 0 1 – 2


TMB/W-WG, A/E, Pipestone Area Triangular

TMB/W-WG 54, Pipestone Area 24

TRACY – Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove defeated Pipestone Area in its Friday night match.

TMB/W-WG had five wrestlers win via pin. Logan Petersen won his match by fall at 106, Devin Carter won at 126, Jacob Meyer won at 152, Ashton Squires won at 160, and Gage Struchen won at 170.

Pipestone Area forfeited matches at 145, 195, 220, and 285.

Earning pins for Pipestone were Brayden Burmeister at 120, Hudson Burnett at 132, and Davis Budden at 138. Miklo Hernandez won his match at 113 by 8-3 decision for the Arrows. Jackson Melcher won by 7-2 decision at 182.

TMB/W-WG 39, A/E 30 

TRACY – Nick Willhite’s pin at 285 against Devin Mazza secured a victory for Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove against Adrian/Ellsworth.

Winning by pin for TMB/W-WG were Eathan Martinez at 195, Jacob Meyer at 152, Damian Alatriste at 138, and Devin Carter at 126.

Isaiah Wolske won his match for TMB/W-WG at 182 by 6-1 decision.

The Dragons’ forfeited at 145.

The wrestling team had an excellent season with a record of 23-2, and will be competing in the state meet in Rochester which starts on March 30.
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Winning by pin for A/E were Travis Weiss at 112, and Jaren Winselman at 220. Moe Erdman won at 106 by 17-2 technical fall. Charger Erlandson won by 4-2 decision at 120, and Jackson Jenniges won by 7-2 decision at 132, Rilee Heidebrink won at 160 by 7-1 decision. Breyer Hieronimus won an 11-0 major decision at 170.

Dominic Burns is a reporter at the Globe who covers general news and sports.
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