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High school sports roundup: Trojans win Big South gymnastics championship

Saturday, Feb. 11 GYMNASTICS Trojans win Big South Conference championship WELCOME -- Worthington placed first at the Big South Conference gymnastics meet on Saturday in Welcome, scoring 142.825. Jackson County Central placed second (140.35), Mar...

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Saturday, Feb. 11 GYMNASTICS Trojans win Big South Conference championship

WELCOME -- Worthington placed first at the Big South Conference gymnastics meet on Saturday in Welcome, scoring 142.825. Jackson County Central placed second (140.35), Martin County Area placed third (138.925) and New Ulm placed fourth (136.275).

“We had an awesome meet,” Worthington head coach Joni Reitmeier said. “It was a great team effort. It was exciting for us to win the Big South. We had fallen short the last two years at the conference meet and to come away as conference champs is very exciting.”

BOYS BASKETBALL Worthington 62, D-B 53 DAWSON -- A big second half carried Worthington to nine-point victory over Dawson-Boyd in boys basketball on Saturday in Dawson.

The Trojans trailed by three at halftime, but flipped the switch after the break and outscored D-B by 12.

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“We stepped up in the second half,” Worthington head coach Clint Meyer said. “We got a lot of points from Tyler (Linder), Stewart (Merrigan) and (Zach) Boever. Our focus was getting the ball inside.”

The Trojans had a size advantage in the post and out-rebounded Dawson-Boyd 36-24, and had 13 offensive boards. Linder had nine rebounds, Boever had eight and Nathan Boneschaans had six.

Boever also scored 19 points and had nine steals, while Linder scored 12 points and Merrigan scored 14.

Bentley Bloike scored 15 points for the Blackjacks, while Eli Weber and Alex Swenson each scored 14.

The Trojans (12-8) play Southwest Christian on Tuesday.

JCC 99, WA 82 WINDOM -- Jacob Christopher scored his 1,000th-career point for Jackson County Central on Saturday as the Huskies defeated Windom Area by 17 after the teams went into halftime tied at 52.

Jacob Christopher scored a game-high 33 points for the Huskies, while Chris Gumto scored 17, Easton Bahr scored 13 and Ryan Christopher scored 12.

Wyatt Minion scored 27 points for the Eagles, while Luke Gilbertson scored 17, Kobe Lovell scored 12 and Kaden Elder scored 10.

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Fulda 60, Adrian 51 FULDA -- A great team defensive effort, led by the inside play of senior post Courtney Zins, lifted the Fulda Raiders to victory over Adrian on Saturday.
The win was the 300th career victory for veteran Fulda head coach Gregg Slaathaug, who guided the Raiders to back-to-back Class A state championships in 2006 and 2007, picking up 56 of those wins during those two exceptional seasons.
Zins pulled down 10 defensive rebounds Saturday, as she finished with a double-double of 13 rebounds and 12 points, along with four steals, for the Raiders.
Leading Fulda offensively was senior Randi Tiesler, who scored 24 points, including connecting on five of 12 shots from behind the three-point line.
Camryn Baumhoefner (12 rebounds, six points, three steals) and Emily Schroer (nine points, eight rebounds) also contributed strong performes for the Raiders who improved to 10-13 overall and are now 7-8 in the conference.
Adrian (9-11, 8-6) was led in scoring by Lexi Slater (14), Mikayla Jeffers (12) and Hannah Bullerman (nine). The Dragons host Edgerton Tuesday, while the Raiders play at Minneota the same night.

Adrian 25 51Fulda 28 60 T-M-B 54, PA 42 MARSHALL -- Tracy-Milroy-Balaton handed Pipestone Area (21-1) its first loss of the season on Saturday in Marshall.

Kaylle Kirk came three rebounds shy of a triple-double for the Panthers, with 21 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds. Sydney Lanoue scored 15 points, while Gabbie Gervais scored 10.

Kiaya Alderson scored 12 points for the Arrows, while Shelby Bloemendaal scored seven.

Pipestone Area 20 42Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 26 54 Okoboji 62, S-O 50 MILFORD, Iowa -- Okoboji defeated Sibley-Ocheyedan in the first round of the Iowa Class 2A, Region 1 tournament on Saturday.

Kallyn Stumbo scored a game-high 23 points for Okoboji, and Megan Christopher scored 14 points.

Britta Harberts scored 20 points for the Generals, while Jill Berkland scored 11.

Sibley-Ocheyedan 9 17 34 50Okoboji 18 33 45 62 Sioux Center 77, Sheldon 40 SIOUX CENTER, Iowa -- Sioux Center defeated Sheldon in the first round of the Iowa class 3A, Region 1 tournament.

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BOYS HOCKEY Waseca 4, WA 0 WASECA -- Waseca scored three goals in the third period, but a first-period goal by TJ Sommers wound up being all they needed, as it shutout Windom Area on Saturday.

Sommers scored two goals, while Peter Meyer and Nick Rolling each scored.

Andrew Weber saved 10 shots in the shutout.

Peter Ignaszewski made 36 saves for the Eagles.

Windom Area (6-16) plays New Ulm on Tuesday.

Windom Area 0 0 0 -- 0 Waseca 1 0 3 -- 4

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