Thursday sports roundup: Windom out-skates Worthington hockey teams

Thursday sports roundup:

Boys hockey

Windom Area 5, Worthington 2

WINDOM -- Brady Espenson scored twice as Windom Area bested the Worthington Trojans 5-2 in a boys high school hockey game. Wyatt Haugen, Sonny Heil and Zach Rabbe also scored goals for the Eagles, who out-shot the Trojans 53-23.

“Too many mental mistakes that led to turnovers and needless penalties,” said Worthington head coach Tyler Nienkerk. “Windom has some solid goal scorers, you can’t give them that many power plays and expect to be successful. We just weren’t able to match their effort level.”



Worthington had the first goal of the game and the last. Easton Newman scored the first and Blake Luinenburg got the last. Dylan Dykstra and Andrew Benson had assists for the Trojans.

Worthington 1 0 1 -- 2

Windom Area 1 2 2 -- 5

Girls hockey

Windom Area 4, Worthington 2

WINDOM -- Presley Dockter scored twice and had an assist as Windom Area defeated the Trojans. Her teammates Toria Robillard and Ellyson Bang scored a goal apiece. Marenna Bang and Marissa Becker had an assist.

Worthington’s Cadence Van Ede and Kessey Aljets scored single goals for the Trojans. Kory Nickel had an assist.

Worthington attempted 16 shots on goal. Windom attempted 40 shots on goal.


Windom Area 1 1 2 -- 4

Worthington 0 2 0 -- 2


Marshall 65, Worthington 12

MARSHALL -- Big South Conference rival Marshall showed its strength against visiting Worthington, winning all but two matches.

Worthington’s first win came at 120 pounds as Ethan Meyer pinned the Tigers’ Brayden Chandler in 1:37. The next Trojan win didn’t come until 285 pounds as state-ranked Cole Hennings pinned Andrew Cowden in just 27 seconds.

In the 220-pound match, Worthington’s Tanner Hennings had a tight one with the Tigers’ Keiton Walerius, with Walerius winning by 7-5 decision. But Thursday was clearly the Tigers’ day as they secured seven falls.

Adrian/Ellsworth 57, RRC 24


LAMBERTON -- Adrian/Ellsworth got victories from Moe Erdman at 106 pounds, Reese Morrison at 145, Rilee Heidebrink at 152, Isaac Bullerman at 160, Quentin Wolf at 182, Roberto Hernandez at 220 and Cameron Wieneke at 285 in a win over Red Rock Conference foe Red Rock Central.

Erdman pinned Gavin Willardson in 53 seconds. Morrison pinned Bode Determan in 3:47 and Heidebrink pinned Jacob Amsden in 5:38. Wolf got a fall over Austin Cowan in 3:38 and Wieneke pinned Gavin Hesse in 3:34.

Pipestone Area triangular

PIPESTONE -- Host Pipestone Area won twice, 44-36 over Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial and 57-12 over Springfield.

JJ Martens (120 pounds), Davis Budden (132), Nate Bobendrier (145) and Jackson Melcher (182) pinned their LCWM opponents. Martens (120), Hudson Burnett (132), Budden (138), Gavin Olson (152), Melcher (170) and Aiden Voss (182) had falls against Springfield.

Boys basketball

HLO/F 79, RRC 48

FULDA -- Sawyer Drent scored 29 points as Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda was victorious over Red Rock Central. Carter Drent finished with 19 points, nine rebounds and five blocks. Parker Murphy ended with 17 points.


RRC’s Joe Strock scored 18 points and Isaac Simonson finished with 10 points.

HLO/F 43 79

RRC 27 48

Luverne 68, A/E 39

ADRIAN -- Luverne’s Gannon Ahrendt scored 20 points as the Cardinals defeated the Adrian/Ellsworth Dragons. Connor Overgaard finished with 12 points and Eli Radtke had seven points.

A/E’s Peyton Lewis scored 10 points and Dawson Krahling had seven points.

Luverne 39 68

A/E 18 39


SWC 76, H-BC 43

HILLS -- Carter VanHulzen scored 13 points to give Southwest Christian a victory over Hills- Beaver Creek. Dawson Rieck had 10 points. Owen Vogel and Aidan Schaap both finished with eight points.

H-BC’s Troy Durst scored eight points. Cole Baker had seven points. Ty Bundeson finished with six points.

SWC 36 76

H-BC 17 43
MCC 72, Edgerton 29
EDGERTON — Tanner Graphenteen scored 17 points and had six assists in Murray County Central's win over Edgerton Public.
Nate Kleven added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Rebels.
MCC 49 72
Edgerton 19 29

Girls basketball

JCC 90, Redwood Valley 30

REDWOOD FALLS -- Maci Farmer enjoyed an historic night for Jackson County Central, scoring her 1,000th point in a 24-point effort against Redwood Valley. She also had six steals.


Meanwhile, teammate Sadie Voss tallied 32 points with six steals and five assists.

Rylie Cother had 16 points, five steals and four assists for the Huskies, who outscored the Cardinals 50-9 in the first half.

JCC 50 90

Redwood Valley 9 30

Nicollet 59, MLA/C 52

COMFREY -- Haley Selby’s 21 points helped Nicollet outscore Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey.

Brooke Naas had 22 points and Annika Brinkman 12 for MLA/C.

Nicollet 24 59

MLA/C 24 52

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