Thursday sports roundup: Worthington teams show mixed results; Windom's Erickson fires up Eagle boys
It was a busy night in high school sports on Thursday.
Thursday night high school sports roundup:
Redwood Valley Quad
REDWOOD FALLS -- Looking forward to a showdown with an outstanding Fairmont/Martin County West wrestling team, the Worthington Trojans weren’t able to pull off a victory Thursday night in the Redwood Valley Quadrangular. But they were able to win two other matches.
Fairmont/MCW defeated the Trojans 58-15, but the Worthingtonians clobbered Quad County 64-18 and also beat host Redwood Valley, 41-34.
On-mat wins for Worthington against F/MCW were turned in by Alex Galvez at 113 pounds (an 18-15 decision over Berent Kosbab) and Cole Hennings at heavyweight (a fall in 3:07 over Alec Thompson).
Against Quad County, Dalton Larson (113), Galvez at 120 (fall), Ethan Meyer (126), Mason Schutz (160), Tanner Hennings (220) and Cole Hennings (285) won matches for the Trojans. Galvez, Schutz and Cole Hennings won via fall.
Winning against Redwood were Larson (113), Oscar Galvez (126), Meyer (132), Miat Htoo (138), Vincent Vanderkooi (145), Schutz (170) and Tyler Hennings (220). Galvez and Hennings pinned their opponents.
Pipestone Area at Luverne
LUVERNE — Pipestone Area defeated Luverne 39-18 and lost to Marshall 58-22.
Brayden Burmeister (113 pounds), JJ Martens (120) and Nate Bobendrier (138) achieved on-mat falls for PA against the Cardinals, and Luverne's Hudson Hough (126), Brayden Ripka (152) and Jaden Reisch (160) did the same.
Burmeister, Martens, Hudson Burnett and Bobendrier wrestled and won for the Arrows against Marshall.
Worthington at Pipestone Area
PIPESTONE -- Hali Bullerman won the uneven parallel bars, vault and floor events and turned in a first-place all-around score of 35.925 as the Worthington High School gymnastics team outscored Pipestone Area 142.35 to 124.875.
Bullerman posted an 8.65 on bars, a 9.425 on vault and a 9.4 on floor.
Teammate Abby Bristow won the balance beam event with a 9.0 and was second on floor with 9.35. Olivia Barber was second on bars (8.325), second on beam (8.95) and third on floor (9.3). The Trojans’ Kelsey Soleta was third with a 9.075 on vault.
Teammate Mekyla Nystrom also had a fine night, placing third on the bars (8.2), third on balance beam (8.85) and second on vault (9.3) while scoring a second-place 35.2 in the all-around.
Pipestone Area’s Megan Lingen was third in the all-around with a 31.875 score.
“We haven’t competed for a while, so it was good to go on the road and have a good meet,” said WHS head coach Joni Reitmeier. “It was a good meet for us.”
Windom Area 90, Worthington 77
WINDOM -- A red-hot Windom Area squad blistered the nets against visiting Worthington, outscoring the Trojans 44-29 en route to 90 points. The Eagles led 42-19 in the first half, fell into a 71-71 tie, then stretched it out.
Junior guard Henry Erickson was literally on fire, hitting 14 of 17 field goals including 4-of-4 from 3-point range, for school single-game record 43 points. He also had 13 assists.
Abe McKibben scored 29 points for the winners.
For Worthington, Kaleb Knothe scored 25 points, Jacari Swinea had 23 and Jake Brandner had 13. Mikele Walu dished out eight assists.
“They jumped out on us right away,” said Trojans head coach CJ Nelson. “Got out to a big lead. Then we came out and clawed our way back.”
But the Trojans weren’t able to finish the job.
“I think we let them be comfortable, and they shot really well,” Nelson said.
Worthington 29 77
Windom Area 44 90
SWC 57, MLA/C 51
EDGERTON — Micah Schaap scored 15 points and had five assists, Carter Van Hulzen had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Cole Walhof had nine points and 11 rebounds to help Southwest Christian top Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey.
Carter Olsen scored 22 and Damon Khamuongsa scored 10 for MLA/C.
MLA/C 20 51
SWC 33 57
H-BC 73, HL-O/F 60
FULDA -- Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda’s Carter Drent scored 23 points with eight rebounds and four blocks, but his team wasn’t able to beat Hills-Beaver Creek. HL-O/F’s Parker Murphy had 21 points, and Sawyer Drent had seven points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Hills-Beaver Creek’s Oliver Deelstra tallied 22 points and Cole Baker had 19 points. Drew Leenderts and Andrew Harris finished with 10 points apiece.
HBC 30 73
HL-O/F 41 60
Worthington 92, Windom Area 57
WINDOM -- In the other half of the basketball doubleheader at Windom, the Worthington team prevailed in solid fashion.
Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor was a floor wizard with eight points, eight assists and seven steals. Olivia Hayenga scored 21 points with six rebounds and five assists. Ellie Weg had 20 points and 11 rebounds. And Madison Beckmann had 13 points.
For Windom Area, KJ Huska scored 29 points while connecting on nine 3-point tries. Hadley Sammons scored 10 points.
Worthington had 15 steals and only 13 turnovers. But it was the shooting that head coach Eric Lindner may have enjoyed the most. His team had been cold from the floor in recent games.
“The difference was, it wasn’t rushed. Two or three passes and we got a pretty decent look,” he said.
Worthington 58 92
Windom Area 21 57
SWC 59, MLA-C 44
EDGERTON -- Southwest Christian’s Ana Veldkamp scored 12 points to lead her team to a victory over Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey. Rylie Fey finished with 11 points and Lindsie Fick ended with 10 points.
SWC 32 59
MLA/C 14 44
HL-O/F 72, Madelia 40
MADELIA -- Taryn Evers scored 24 points with 12 rebounds to lead Heron Lake Okabena/Fulda in a victory over Madelia. Anna Fest had 19 points, six rebounds and four steals, Skylar Fisher finished 12 points and six steals, and Chrissy Hermeling added 11 points, four rebounds and five assists.
HLO/F 38 72
Madelia 23 40
H-BC 44, Edgerton 39
EDGERTON -- Hills-Beaver Creek’s Kenadie Fick finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Patriots to a victory over Edgerton. Teammate Lanae Elbers added 10 points and six rebounds.
Edgerton’s Reece Wassink scored 10 points and six rebounds. Braelyn Kracht finished with 8 points.
W-WG 49, Adrian/Ellsworth 38
ELLSWORTH — Isabel Klumper scored 19 points and Abby Wiggins had 18 as Westbrook-Walnut Grove bested Adrian/Ellsworth.
Katie Buntjer led A/E with 12 points.
W-WG 21 49
Adrian/Ellsworth 25 38
RRC 70, MCC 48
LAMBERTON — Red Rock Central outplayed Murray County Central as Lilly Stavnes scored 19 points with six assists and five steals.
Sondra Rindfleisch had 14 points for RRC, and teammate Karli Arkell had 18 points, eight rebounds and five steals.
Windom 1, Minnesota River 1
WINDOM -- Wyatt Haugen scored the only goal with an assist from his Windom teammate Zach Espenson in a final tie score against Minnesota River. Windom had 48 shots on goal compared to Minnesota River nine shots on goal.
Minnesota River’s Drew Simonette scored the goal for the team with an assist from Travis Kotek.
Minnesota River 0 0 1 -- 1
Windom 0 1 0 --1